The Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki team of Arnaud Tonus and Tyler Bowers headed to the Rogers Centre in Toronto, looking to continue building momentum and speed.
Bowers started the night off strong by taking his first heat win of the season in commanding fashion, while Tonus transferred out of 250 Heat 1 as well.
In the 250 Main Event Tonus unfortunately tangled up with another rider and ended Lap 1 in 15th, while team-mate Bowers came through in fourth. Bowers raced his way into second by Lap 8 when he was unfortunately involved in an incident, re-joining competition inside the top 10. When the chequered flag flew, Tonus had raced his KX250F up to a 10th place finish while Bowers crossed the line in 11th.
“Tonight was an improvement,” said Bowers. “I felt really good in practice and had a good plan for the night, which paid off with a heat win. I tried to stick with the same plan and keep it smooth for the Main Event, when I decided to make my move for the lead I made a mistake and went down. I picked myself up and fought back for as many points as possible. All things considered I’m happy to have my Heat Race win, next up is the Main Event [win].”
“The weekend had its ups and downs,” said Tonus. “I rode a little tight early on but started to get my rhythm later in the day. In the Main Event I was forced off track on the first lap and from that point on I had a few issues due to the crash that were holding me back. I’m looking forward to Detroit and moving forward.”