Amsoil join as new sponsor for Matt in 2014

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TEAM FRACY is very please to announce that as of Jan1 2014, Matt Fracy the WTC Natinonal #3 Trials rider, will be sponsored by Amsoil lubricants!
Matt will use several of Amsoil’s high quality products in both his Beta Evo trials machine, and his Beta RR250 enduro.
We are very excited about this high profile, and very successful company coming onboard to help Matt advance in his off-road career!
All of us would also like to take the time to thank Outlaw Trialsport and Opti for the many years of great support!
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Vancouver Island Hare Scramble

17yr old Matt Fracy from Shawnigan Lake BC entered an entire new world of off-road motorcycle racing when he competed in the Vancouver Island Hare Scramble Series final event of the year, the Crown Royale.
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After some convincing to the organizers, Matt was allowed to sign up for the Expert class in only his very first attempt at this discipline. A two moto system using totally seperate courses was used, having the Expert riders with a 1.5hr time cut-off for each.
In the first moto, Matt got off to a decent start and headed into the woods from the motocross style start line, in 4th place. He kept up a really good pace and peeled off 4 laps of the very fast morning course for the A riders. Matt finished the first moto at the end in 3rd, but, quickly found out that only 5 times riding the new Beta RR 250 was going to be tough. He slowed considerably on the last lap with some severe cramping, and a very sore strained back! His 6ft 3 frame not used to staning in a race position on an enduro bike going flat out for 1.5 hrs.
After a quick 1hour break, some food and fluids, it was time to start moto 2 on a slightly more technical course than in the morning. Matt got an amazing start in moto 2 thanks to the amazing E-start on his Mountain Motorcycle Ltd, Goldentyre, Outlawtrialsport- Opti and r2wtrials sponsored Beta RR250, and his quick reactions from a dead engine start!
There was a dual lane immediately after the start line where competitors could choose the man made jump set up over a 3ft stump ( which was single file), or take the slower wide right line around some trees, and over two small logs. All the fast guys were doing the stump. Matt’s amazing 2nd position off the start line meant the stump line was his choice. He headed into the woods in a great 2nd place.
The promising start was all for not though, as the severe pain Matt was under at the end of moto1, quickly re-appeared in moto 2. After finishing the first lap, Matt really was not sure if he could push through with the pain and cramping. But, in the end decided to keep going! Although his pace was much slower and he in fact had to stop a couple times, he did manage to finish his very first event, in the Expert class, and in the meantime turn quite a few heads!
It was an amazing experience for all of us, and a very steep learning curve for sure! But, an invaluable lesson that will help out tremendously for next season as Matt plans to ride the entire series!
A huge thanks to all Matt’s sponsors:-
Mountain Motorcycle Ltd
Goldentyre Canada
Outlawtrialsport- Opti
American Alloy
Tryals shop
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Third overall for Matt in WTC Canadian Champs

The 2013 WTC Canadian Trials Championships have now come to an end and the final results have been calculated. In his very first season riding the top class in Canada, Matt Fracy, at only 17yrs old has clinched a podium position with a solid 3rd place.
Matt rode his Mountain Motorcycle Ltd. sponsored Beta Evo 300 to a very consistent and steady pace all season and has served notice that he will be a force in Canadian Trials for many years to come! Matt rode 4 of the 6 Nationals on the schedule, firstly in the new Shuswap area of BC in May, and then the famous Superstars Trial in the famed Ioco location of the lower mainland of BC.
Matt is still competing in the end of this season finishing out the local VMC club events, again, against the two best rider’s in Canada right now, and will be trying to push for the #2 position in the top class at year’s end!
Matt has had a very busy year, also attending the first 4 US Nationals in NY and VT where he took four 3rd place finishes in the High School class. It has been a very good year for Matt and the whole team, and many plans are already being made for next season.
Matt would like to thank his sponsor’s for the incredible support they have given him thoughout this season, and who have helped him achieve the #3 plate in Canada. Many thanks to: Mountain Motorcycle Ltd, American Alloy, Tryals Shop-Boyesen Reeds, TrialsCanada, R2wtrials.com , Outlaw trialsport- Opti 2.
Keep your eye on Matt’s website for many exciting announcements to follow, regarding the 2014 riding season.

GoldenTyre join the Team

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Team Fracy is pleased to announce that Matt Fracy has officially signed to ride for Goldentyre Canada!
Matt will be using the new Gecko Goldentyre trials tires on his Mountain Motorcycle ltd sponsored Beta Evo 300 for the rest of this season, and all of 2014.
Matt and the whole team are very excited to representing Goldentyre, and look forward to a great partnership!
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Matt rides rd’s 3 & 4 of WTC Canadian Championship

Rounds 3/4 of the WTC Canadian Trials Championships were held in Ioco BC, July 20/21 in what is known by riders internationally as THE best riding area in Canada. Clerk of the course Christy Williams did not disappoint and a true Superstars Trial was in order.

Matt in Action in Ioca

Matt in Action in Ioca

Matt continued on his path competing against the very best riders in the country, again, riding in the top Champ class. After his successful trip to ride the High School class in US Nationals, Matt was hoping for a good result. The one kink in the works was the fact that since returning from his US National trip, Matt took a huge leap forward in his personal career, and started working a full time job as a labourer on a big commercial construction job! Although the bonus here is that Matt will not need worry about keeping up his regimented workout schedule at home, when just getting a full day’s work in at the job site will do the job! In actual fact, severe fatigue on Day1 was something new for Matt to deal with, but as in usual fashion, he did not complain at all!

The trial itself on Day1 was truly the first event of the Championship that featured sections and a loop that challenged the Champ riders properly! With much coaxing from his minder (yours truly) Matt gave a valiant effort all day and had some very good rides. He was actually sitting in 3rd place going into the last loop when both time constraints, and severe cramping in his legs, disabled Matt and forced him to punch out 5’s most of the last lap in order to just finish!

After some decent rest on Saturday after a very long day, Matt was ready to do battle again on Day2. A much easier loop and eased sections was just what the doctor ordered for Matt as it helped him conserve what little energy he did have left. He battled hard all day and in the end settled for 3rd place only 6 points from 2nd place.

A big thank you to all the sponsors who have supported Matt throughout the year, and this summer on his big adventure competing in both the US and Canadian National series! As throughout the year, Matt’s Mountain Motorcycle Ltd sponsored Beta Evo 300 performed flawlessly the entire weekend!

The next event in store for Matt will be the final two rounds of the US National trials Championships being held in Duluth Mn at the end of August. In the meantime, Matt will have his hands full with working, and getting in as much practise as possible before the end of August. Big thanks to the CPTA club in Ioco for a great event as usual!

Thanks to Dave Rhodes for the photo.

Matt at the U.S. Nationals

ROUNDS 1/2 CAYUTA , NY,  ROUNDS 3/4 HIGHGATE, VT.  US NATIONAL TRIALS CHAMPIONSHIPS
Steve Fracy reports :-

“On June 15/16 and June 22/23, Matt and I made the long trip out to the Eastern US States of NY and VT where Matt competed in the first 4 Rounds of the US National Trials Championships for 2013 in the High School Class.
At only 17, this was Matt’s very first attempt at riding this Championship! It was defenitely a huge eye opener for him, with the level of riding very high, and the professinalism of the events even greater. This was a huge undertaking for us, considering how far away geographically we were from the events.

Steve and Matt Fracy

Steve and Matt Fracy

The scale of all of this was apparent when we finally arrived in Cayuta Ny on Friday morning having flown in to Syracuse NY the night before. Luckily our bikes, and camp were all ready there, and setup by our travel companion for the next week, Bill Thompson from Wa state. At the young age of 77, Bill drove by himself from Wa all the way to NY in 4days!
The trials site featured private land, a huge farmers field to park the insane amount of massive RV’s and bike haulers that littered the infield. A very professional looking pits with huge setups by all the big trials importers in the US. It was very impressive to say the least. We were fortunate enough to get a full tour of the Sherco pits and there setup, team bus, and team parts trailer by my old friend, 7 Time US Champ Ryan Young who is the Sherco importer.
The rest of Friday was spent checking on bike setup which was minimal, and a small amount of practise. The area had seen tons of rain leading up to the event, and, all of the loop trails and sections were extremely muddy. The exception to this was the massive shale waterfalls and creeks that are unique to this area.
As Saturday rolled around it was apparent to me that Matt was a little nervous! In US Nationals, each rider is allowed to have a “Minder” follow them around the event, who must also pay entrance fee, and is subject to all the same criteria as the rider, ie tech inspection and appropiate gear. The minder must wear a special red bib that helps identify him to the checkers. The other HUGE adjustment for Matt was the inclusion of a time limit on every section! Each rider only has 1min 30sec to complete a section. This time started when the front axle of your bike enters the section. Failure to complete in that time results in a 5! In fact, on Day 2 in NY Matt was caught timing out on the hardest section of the day, when in fact he was the ONLY one attempting it in his class! We found out at that point that unlike the FIM, the rider/minders are responsible for keeping track of their own time. Needless to say we purchased a stop watch after that!
Matt in Action

Matt in Action

When it was all said and done in NY Matt had ridden really well, only really one mistake each day, which took him from a win, down to 3rd place both days! It was a really hard fought battle betwwen the top three kids all weekend. The winner from CA, and 2nd place from FLA, it was really a large mix of areas the riders were from.

We spent the early part of the next week, cleaning bikes, clothes, and travelling the 6hrs east to the next two rounds in Highgate VT. We were only 7miles from the Canadian border, and about 40 miles from Montreal!
The pits setup was similar as the event was held on private land owned by a farmer in the area! Except that they had received 11 inches of rain in the two days prior to us arriving. Although it was sunny all week, a tractor had to be used to tow all of the big rigs IN so they could park.
The terrain here was so much like riding at the VMC and we were warned that the rocks became impossible to ride when wet……I personally was hoping for rain! 🙂 Matt got some really good practise in here leading up to the trial and got more comfortable with his competitors and making some good friends along the way. Lots of people asking us where we were from, not knowing where it was, and then being in shock when we showed them on a map!!
When Saturday and Sunday came around, my hopes had come true, except for the fact that I don’t really enjoy riding in the rain when its 90F out!! Matt again rode pretty well both days and was in the hunt to win with loop scores going back and forth between the top 4kids. It was intense to say the least!
In the end Matt ended up 3rd again both days in Vermont. I was proud of him even though I know he was disappointed in not winning! The second day was capped off with a huge rain/thunder storm that started during the awards and never stopped, flooding the field again and everyone there needing to be pulled out by the farmers tractor. It took us about 3hrs to load up and the get out of there!
All in all it was an amazing experience for Matt and he did a great job of representing his sponsors, his country, his hometown, and, all of you who were so gracious in your dontations and support! We literally could not have done it without you and on behalf of Matt, I want to thank everyone.
Matt will be riding next in two weeks in Ioco BC and the Canadian Nationals, and then at the end of August the last two US Nationals for him in Duluth MN. We will keep all of you posted on his results.”
Sincerely, Steve Fracy

WTC Canadian Trials Championship

Round 1/2 2013 WTC Canadian Trials Championships
Last weekend, Matt competed in the first two rounds of the Canadian Trials Championships in Scotch Creek area in the Okanagan region of BC.
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It was a historic event for Matt, marking his very first appearance in the elite Champ class where he would do battle with the very best riders in the country. The weekend did not start as planned for Matt, when on Friday he suffered a badly sprained ankle in a freak accident while riding the day before day 1. The severity of the injury was not apparent till later Friday night when Matt took his boots off, and it revealed a badly swollen ankle.
Although the entire night was spent icing the injury down to reduce the pain and swelling as much as possible, it was apparent on Saturday AM that all was not well! Despite this, Matt decided to press on, and not riding was never an option! Matt actually got off to a very good start, taking a very respectable 2 on the very first section, that proved to be a stopper for half the entry.
Day1 was a relatively easy trial with very low scores for the Champ riders. Matt rode well for his first time ever in this class, and actuall was in striking distance of a podium all day long. In the end though, his ankle injury was the difference, and was very difficult for Matt to excel at some of the sections that did feature substantial drop offs from large rocks. Credit to him though as he never complained all day long, and never used it as an excuse! The final result was a solid 5th place.
On Day2 , Matt’s ankle had gotten a fair bit better and alot of the swelling had gone down, now the severe bruising showed the extent of the injury. It was a much better day all around. The sections had all been altered to make them a little harder, and one new section added. As well, the addition of some nice rain showers throughout the day, made the usually bone dry grippy rocks, more like what we ride on Vancouver Island. As most of the field seemed to struggle with the changing conditons, Matt seemed to find his groove all day long!
Although his finish was the same as Saturday, the gap had been closed considerably and Matt missed being 4th on the day by a meager 1pt, and, only 8pts out of a podium, which was the goal heading into the weekend.Matt’s Mountain Motorcyle Ltd/ Beta Evo 300 ran flawlessly all weekend as usual !
All focus will now be on getting his ankle back to 100 % and training for the first two US Nationals in Cayuta NY which will take place on June 15th.
As usual, a big thank you to all of Matt’s sponsors:
Mountain Motorcycle Ltd
Outlaw Trialsport
American Alloy
Tryals Shop
TrialsCanada
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