For Immediate Release


Richmond, Ontario (July 26, 2018)

It is with great pleasure that we again as a team have had a rider selected to represent Canada on the world stage.  Jess Pettis was named yesterday as the MX2 rider for Team Canada.  With the event this year being held on American soil and so close to Canada, the fan and media support for this event will be second to none as far as exposure.

“I am thrilled to be able to represent my country at the MXoN.  It is every racer’s dream to be selected for this event and I feel that my riding is the best it has ever been, and I will be ready beside Colton and Kaven to do Canada proud.” Said an enthusiastic Pettis.

The race occurs on Oct 6-7th in Red Bud Michigan, in the middle of the Rockstar Energy SX portion of the triple crown.  We are hoping that we can count on our supporters to help us with the products and funds needed to help us compete on the world stage to the best of our abilities.


FROM TEAM CANADA MXoN – 2018 Motocross of Nations – Team Canada Rider Selection

For the first time in a very long time, Team Canada MXON efforts had a problem with too many choices from a great list of Canadian MX ambassador’s and champions. In the end, Team Manager Kourtney Lloyd has gone with 4-time Canadian Champion and current MX Tour 450 Red Plater owner Colton Facciotti #37 MXGP Class, current 250 Red Plate holder Jess Pettis #38 MX2, and finally two-time Canadian champion and the rider that stole the hearts of MXON fans around the world in Italy 2016, Kaven Benoit #39 Open Class.

“With the race being held so close to home I wanted to give our country – knowing so many Canadians will be in attendance – the best shot to showcase our countries great racers,” shared Lloyd. “This was a tough year to make the decision with so many Canadians having great a year so far under the new structure in Canada with AX, MX, and SX determining who becomes champion. These extra events and pressure have shown the three names above are the riders for the job in October.”

Both Facciotti and Benoit are MXON veterans and each has delivered world-class results, but this will be the first-ever team nomination and acceptance for Jess Pettis. He knows it’s an honor and realizes the efforts put into to sending a team for Canada. With what he has shown thus far in 2018 he will no doubt be a great asset on the biggest stage the Motocross world has to offer.

The 2018 Motocross of Nations takes place and arguably the most well-known race track around the globe: Red Bud MX. On October 6-7, 2018 Team Canada will be there with three athletes ready to show the world our passion for Motocross. This is something you’re not going to want to miss
Be sure to follow along on all our social feeds: @teamcanadamxon Instagram & Twitter Team Canada MXON Facebook


All Photos Courtesy of James Lissimore

ABOUT MX101: MX101 operates Sand Del Lee Motocross Park.   They offer practice / riding, and events including the Walton ANQ races on May 26/27, the Rockstar Energy Triple Crown national on July 7/8, and the Sand Del Lee CUP race on July 28/29, as well as multiple weeks of MX Camps!  Visit to find out more about SDL, and to find out more about the Team.