walton raceway set to host 2022 transcan grand national championships
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Walton Raceway set to host 2022 TransCan Grand National Championships

The Walton Raceway will welcome thousands of motocross racers and fans next week.

The 2022 Grand National Championships returns to “Motocross Town” in Walton from August 10th to the 14th, with all the very best amateur racers from across Canada competing, as well as a roster of pro drivers for the Pro Day. This will be the GNC’s 30th anniversary at the track, and many pro teams and sponsors will be on site looking for the next great Canadian motocross drivers to sign to deals.

Fans who can’t attend the event can catch the action live on FoxSports Live, and many motocross industry media will be at the event, including RacerX, Directmotocross.com, Inside Motocross, MXP Magazine, Pulpmx, Motocross Canada and many more.

Walton Raceway Owner/Operator Brett Lee says the event is always a major draw for motocross fans and, of course, the drivers looking to impress teams.

“We got a big crop of amateurs, with really unreal representation from across the country. I know one class in particular, the super-mini, which is kids aged 12-16, we have 15 coming from Alberta alone. So it’s really super strong national representation at this event.”

Following the amateur event, the pro day on Sunday will feature the final round of the Canadian Triple Crown Series, where Lee says some famous names will compete for the title.

“We have Dylan Wright who’s running for his third national title, and he’s working on a perfect season. Coming in to challenge him, we have U.S. National Champ Zach Osborne. He’s a Supercross champion, super high profile, and it’s gonna really bring out a lot of core fans who know and follow the sport.”

Wright was once an amateur driver who caught the eye of pro teams and sponsors at this very event, alongside other drivers like Ryder McNabb, who also once competed at the Grand National Championships. Lee notes that he’s very proud of the stature of the event and what Walton Raceway means to the sport, especially when so many riders get an opportunity to turn pro from racing at the event.

“Yeah, it’s funny you know, as local Huron County people, we don’t really think of ourselves as a place where national careers get launched, but, it’s true, every kid that wins a national title here basically goes on to land a factory ride in Canada, maybe even further.”

The official release for this year’s event states that “industry representatives from Fox Canada, True North Motorsports, Country Corners, Battlefield Cat Rental, Hawkins Electrical, Auburn Hills, GasGas Canada, Husqvarna Canada, , KTM Canada,  Pirelli, Honda Canada, Yamaha Canada, Canadian Kawasaki, Parts Canada, Thor, Alpinestars, Wiseco Performance, Compound 138, Southwest Marine, Lynn Hoy’s, MX101, GopherDunes, Wrighty’s Kawasaki,  MB1 Suspension, MX101 FXR Yamaha, Honda GDR FOX Racing , MCR Suspension, Parts Canada THOR Kawasaki, Fox Racing, Atlas Brace, Forma Boots, FXR Racing, Motovan and many more will be in attendance watching and looking for the next Canadian motocross star.”

For more information, including ticket packages, visit https://waltontranscan.ca/ OR https://waltonraceway.ca/.

For a full interview with Walton Raceway Owner/Operator Brett Lee, click below:

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