Colton began riding motorcycles at the age of four after receiving his first Honda Z-50 for Christmas. Equipped with natural talent and a true passion for the sport of motocross, Colton quickly began dominating the amateur ranks. At just 14 years of age, Colton turned professional and made his debut in the competitive MX2 class of the 2012 CMRC Motocross Nationals. While the first few years as a professional racer produced little more than valuable learning experiences, Colton was able to put all of the pieces together in 2008 and secured his first MX1 Championship. Instantly addicted to the taste of winning, Colton went on to win three more MX1 Championships in 2009, 2011 and 2014, as well as representing Team Canada multiple times at the inaugural Motocross of Nations. "I'm truly fortunate to do what I love for a living and to have had such a great group of people supporting me every step of the way throughout my career. Joining Honda Canada in 2014, I feel as though I am part of a family and I have all of the resources to bring home a fourth championship. I’ve ridden all kinds of bike, but for me, Honda is the best fit. I enjoy sharing my knowledge and experience with younger riders through the amateur racing team and Junior Red Riders program. It is this type of support that will help grow the sport for future generations to come and I am proud to be a part of it." Although professional motocross requires a disciplined lifestyle, when Colton is not riding or training he enjoys cruising the highways on his street bike, spending time with friends and family, and recreational activities such as golf, mountain biking, road cycling and snowboarding.

COLTON FACCIOTTI

MX1

DYLAN WRIGHT

MX2

Dylan started riding motocross at the age of four after his parents bought him a Honda XR 50. The way that his family was introduced to the sport was after going to watch a motocross race in his hometown, Richmond ON. Dylan raced his first race at the age of five and he immediately fell in love. Dylan grew as a name through the amateur ranks with his true passion, dedication, and talent in the sport. He then raced his first pro race at the age of 14 and again as an intermediate at the age of 15, where he made it onto the podium at Gopher Dunes. He then at the age of 16 made his professional motocross debut in the MX2 of the 2014 Rockstar Energy Motocross Nationals. Every year Dylan has improved as a rider, getting closer and closer to the championship. Last year he got the closest he has ever been finishing third in the series. He is young and hungry for the championship this year in the MX2 class. His goal this season is also to represent Canada at the Motocross of Nations in Matterley Basin, Great Britain. “I truly feel very blessed that I can do what I love as a career as well as having probably the best office anybody could ask for! I cannot thank the amazing people that have helped get me to where I am today, there is no doubt that without these great people that I would be as far in the sport of motocross as I am today. I am also truly thankful for the opportunity that Honda GDR Fox racing team has given me and I feel like with their amazing support, motorcycles and team dynamic that I have all the tools needed to take home the MX2 championship. It is now just up to me to do my job! Although I do love racing very much, there is more to it than just the racing that makes our job great. It is the new people that we are constantly meeting and the new places we get to see because of this sport! Also it is great to see and help the kids through the Junior Red Riders program and watch the future of our sport blossom into some great racers and riders. “ Even though having a job as a motocross racer goes a lot further than just racing on the weekend, there is a lot of training involved and time at the track. After getting his time in at the gym and at the track, Dylan enjoys riding off-road, hanging out with his friends and girlfriend, cycling and riding BMX.

AUSTIN WATLING

AMATEUR

Austin first became interested in dirt bikes when he received a Honda CRF 50 at age 5 for trail riding with his family. Little did any of them know, he would soon be racing that Honda CRF 50 and be hooked ever since. Austin started out at the local races where he grew up near Sarnia, Ontario, then moving to the races in South Western Ontario and then eventually the Nationals, Canadian and U.S. Austin never really dominated at the big races when he was younger, but had no problem taking home several wins and championships in the races he attended all over South Western Ontario. As he got older, he started to think that if he worked hard enough, this could be a career for him. He then began to take things seriously and step it up a notch, eventually getting into some cross fit and motocross training. His amateur motocross career took a turn for the better when he hooked up with the Honda Red Rider program. He ended up taking home some wins at the Parts Canada TransCan Amateur Motocross Grand National Championship. It was at this point, his family decided to pull him out of the classroom and have him to online classes so the he could spend most of his winters down south to continue with training. Austin attended qualifiers in both 2015 and 2016 for the AMA Amateur National Motocross Championships at Loretta Lynn’s Ranch and ended up receiving his ticket both years. 2015 was a great year with amazing support from Honda where he took home some wins and ended up with a Championship in the MX 3 Jr. class. He also ended up on the podium after a moto at Loretta’s and attended Mini O’s to also take home a championship. In 2016, he moved up to Intermediate and took home a 2nd, 4th and 5th at Walton TransCan. At Loretta’s, in the B classes he ended up within his goal of top 10. He again attended Mini O’s and took home an impressive 5th and two 7th’s in the highly competitive B classes. Austin has been offered the opportunity to ride for the GDR Honda Racing Team for his last year of amateur racing before moving to Pro in 2018. “I feel blessed to be given the opportunity to ride for GDR Honda as an amateur. I hope I can make them proud. I look forward to what 2017 has in store for me. I can’t thank everyone enough for helping me get to where I am today. The sky’s the limit!”
Honda Canada and GDR will be offering track-side support to Red Riders in 2017 at two events: Gopher Dunes season Opener AMO Transcan qualifier and Walton Trans Can Grand National Championship. With support from Honda Genuine Parts & Accessories we will be offering technical and mechanical support at both events under our team transporter.

EVENT DATES:

Gopher Dunes ANQ - April 16, 2017

Walton Trans Can - August 16 to 20, 2017

Colton began riding motorcycles at the age of four after receiving his first Honda Z-50 for Christmas. Equipped with natural talent and a true passion for the sport of motocross, Colton quickly began dominating the amateur ranks. At just 14 years of age, Colton turned professional and made his debut in the competitive MX2 class of the 2012 CMRC Motocross Nationals. While the first few years as a professional racer produced little more than valuable learning experiences, Colton was able to put all of the pieces together in 2008 and secured his first MX1 Championship. Instantly addicted to the taste of winning, Colton went on to win three more MX1 Championships in 2009, 2011 and 2014, as well as representing Team Canada multiple times at the inaugural Motocross of Nations. "I'm truly fortunate to do what I love for a living and to have had such a great group of people supporting me every step of the way throughout my career. Joining Honda Canada in 2014, I feel as though I am part of a family and I have all of the resources to bring home a fourth championship. I’ve ridden all kinds of bike, but for me, Honda is the best fit. I enjoy sharing my knowledge and experience with younger riders through the amateur racing team and Junior Red Riders program. It is this type of support that will help grow the sport for future generations to come and I am proud to be a part of it." Although professional motocross requires a disciplined lifestyle, when Colton is not riding or training he enjoys cruising the highways on his street bike, spending time with friends and family, and recreational activities such as golf, mountain biking, road cycling and snowboarding.
Dylan started riding motocross at the age of four after his parents bought him a Honda XR 50. The way that his family was introduced to the sport was after going to watch a motocross race in his hometown, Richmond ON. Dylan raced his first race at the age of five and he immediately fell in love. Dylan grew as a name through the amateur ranks with his true passion, dedication, and talent in the sport. He then raced his first pro race at the age of 14 and again as an intermediate at the age of 15, where he made it onto the podium at Gopher Dunes. He then at the age of 16 made his professional motocross debut in the MX2 of the 2014 Rockstar Energy Motocross Nationals. Every year Dylan has improved as a rider, getting closer and closer to the championship. Last year he got the closest he has ever been finishing third in the series. He is young and hungry for the championship this year in the MX2 class. His goal this season is also to represent Canada at the Motocross of Nations in Matterley Basin, Great Britain. “I truly feel very blessed that I can do what I love as a career as well as having probably the best office anybody could ask for! I cannot thank the amazing people that have helped get me to where I am today, there is no doubt that without these great people that I would be as far in the sport of motocross as I am today. I am also truly thankful for the opportunity that Honda GDR Fox racing team has given me and I feel like with their amazing support, motorcycles and team dynamic that I have all the tools needed to take home the MX2 championship. It is now just up to me to do my job! Although I do love racing very much, there is more to it than just the racing that makes our job great. It is the new people that we are constantly meeting and the new places we get to see because of this sport! Also it is great to see and help the kids through the Junior Red Riders program and watch the future of our sport blossom into some great racers and riders. “ Even though having a job as a motocross racer goes a lot further than just racing on the weekend, there is a lot of training involved and time at the track. After getting his time in at the gym and at the track, Dylan enjoys riding off-road, hanging out with his friends and girlfriend, cycling and riding BMX.
Austin first became interested in dirt bikes when he received a Honda CRF 50 at age 5 for trail riding with his family. Little did any of them know, he would soon be racing that Honda CRF 50 and be hooked ever since. Austin started out at the local races where he grew up near Sarnia, Ontario, then moving to the races in South Western Ontario and then eventually the Nationals, Canadian and U.S. Austin never really dominated at the big races when he was younger, but had no problem taking home several wins and championships in the races he attended all over South Western Ontario. As he got older, he started to think that if he worked hard enough, this could be a career for him. He then began to take things seriously and step it up a notch, eventually getting into some cross fit and motocross training. His amateur motocross career took a turn for the better when he hooked up with the Honda Red Rider program. He ended up taking home some wins at the Parts Canada TransCan Amateur Motocross Grand National Championship. It was at this point, his family decided to pull him out of the classroom and have him to online classes so the he could spend most of his winters down south to continue with training. Austin attended qualifiers in both 2015 and 2016 for the AMA Amateur National Motocross Championships at Loretta Lynn’s Ranch and ended up receiving his ticket both years. 2015 was a great year with amazing support from Honda where he took home some wins and ended up with a Championship in the MX 3 Jr. class. He also ended up on the podium after a moto at Loretta’s and attended Mini O’s to also take home a championship. In 2016, he moved up to Intermediate and took home a 2nd, 4th and 5th at Walton TransCan. At Loretta’s, in the B classes he ended up within his goal of top 10. He again attended Mini O’s and took home an impressive 5th and two 7th’s in the highly competitive B classes. Austin has been offered the opportunity to ride for the GDR Honda Racing Team for his last year of amateur racing before moving to Pro in 2018. “I feel blessed to be given the opportunity to ride for GDR Honda as an amateur. I hope I can make them proud. I look forward to what 2017 has in store for me. I can’t thank everyone enough for helping me get to where I am today. The sky’s the limit!”
Honda Canada and GDR will be offering track-side support to Red Riders in 2017 at two events: Gopher Dunes season Opener AMO Transcan qualifier and Walton Trans Can Grand National Championship. With support from Honda Genuine Parts & Accessories we will be offering technical and mechanical support at both events under our team transporter.
Colton began riding motorcycles at the age of four after receiving his first Honda Z-50 for Christmas. Equipped with natural talent and a true passion for the sport of motocross, Colton quickly began dominating the amateur ranks. At just 14 years of age, Colton turned professional and made his debut in the competitive MX2 class of the 2012 CMRC Motocross Nationals. While the first few years as a professional racer produced little more than valuable learning experiences, Colton was able to put all of the pieces together in 2008 and secured his first MX1 Championship. Instantly addicted to the taste of winning, Colton went on to win three more MX1 Championships in 2009, 2011 and 2014, as well as representing Team Canada multiple times at the inaugural Motocross of Nations. "I'm truly fortunate to do what I love for a living and to have had such a great group of people supporting me every step of the way throughout my career. Joining Honda Canada in 2014, I feel as though I am part of a family and I have all of the resources to bring home a fourth championship. I’ve ridden all kinds of bike, but for me, Honda is the best fit. I enjoy sharing my knowledge and experience with younger riders through the amateur racing team and Junior Red Riders program. It is this type of support that will help grow the sport for future generations to come and I am proud to be a part of it." Although professional motocross requires a disciplined lifestyle, when Colton is not riding or training he enjoys cruising the highways on his street bike, spending time with friends and family, and recreational activities such as golf, mountain biking, road cycling and snowboarding.
Dylan started riding motocross at the age of four after his parents bought him a Honda XR 50. The way that his family was introduced to the sport was after going to watch a motocross race in his hometown, Richmond ON. Dylan raced his first race at the age of five and he immediately fell in love. Dylan grew as a name through the amateur ranks with his true passion, dedication, and talent in the sport. He then raced his first pro race at the age of 14 and again as an intermediate at the age of 15, where he made it onto the podium at Gopher Dunes. He then at the age of 16 made his professional motocross debut in the MX2 of the 2014 Rockstar Energy Motocross Nationals. Every year Dylan has improved as a rider, getting closer and closer to the championship. Last year he got the closest he has ever been finishing third in the series. He is young and hungry for the championship this year in the MX2 class. His goal this season is also to represent Canada at the Motocross of Nations in Matterley Basin, Great Britain. “I truly feel very blessed that I can do what I love as a career as well as having probably the best office anybody could ask for! I cannot thank the amazing people that have helped get me to where I am today, there is no doubt that without these great people that I would be as far in the sport of motocross as I am today. I am also truly thankful for the opportunity that Honda GDR Fox racing team has given me and I feel like with their amazing support, motorcycles and team dynamic that I have all the tools needed to take home the MX2 championship. It is now just up to me to do my job! Although I do love racing very much, there is more to it than just the racing that makes our job great. It is the new people that we are constantly meeting and the new places we get to see because of this sport! Also it is great to see and help the kids through the Junior Red Riders program and watch the future of our sport blossom into some great racers and riders. “ Even though having a job as a motocross racer goes a lot further than just racing on the weekend, there is a lot of training involved and time at the track. After getting his time in at the gym and at the track, Dylan enjoys riding off-road, hanging out with his friends and girlfriend, cycling and riding BMX.
Austin first became interested in dirt bikes when he received a Honda CRF 50 at age 5 for trail riding with his family. Little did any of them know, he would soon be racing that Honda CRF 50 and be hooked ever since. Austin started out at the local races where he grew up near Sarnia, Ontario, then moving to the races in South Western Ontario and then eventually the Nationals, Canadian and U.S. Austin never really dominated at the big races when he was younger, but had no problem taking home several wins and championships in the races he attended all over South Western Ontario. As he got older, he started to think that if he worked hard enough, this could be a career for him. He then began to take things seriously and step it up a notch, eventually getting into some cross fit and motocross training. His amateur motocross career took a turn for the better when he hooked up with the Honda Red Rider program. He ended up taking home some wins at the Parts Canada TransCan Amateur Motocross Grand National Championship. It was at this point, his family decided to pull him out of the classroom and have him to online classes so the he could spend most of his winters down south to continue with training. Austin attended qualifiers in both 2015 and 2016 for the AMA Amateur National Motocross Championships at Loretta Lynn’s Ranch and ended up receiving his ticket both years. 2015 was a great year with amazing support from Honda where he took home some wins and ended up with a Championship in the MX 3 Jr. class. He also ended up on the podium after a moto at Loretta’s and attended Mini O’s to also take home a championship. In 2016, he moved up to Intermediate and took home a 2nd, 4th and 5th at Walton TransCan. At Loretta’s, in the B classes he ended up within his goal of top 10. He again attended Mini O’s and took home an impressive 5th and two 7th’s in the highly competitive B classes. Austin has been offered the opportunity to ride for the GDR Honda Racing Team for his last year of amateur racing before moving to Pro in 2018. “I feel blessed to be given the opportunity to ride for GDR Honda as an amateur. I hope I can make them proud. I look forward to what 2017 has in store for me. I can’t thank everyone enough for helping me get to where I am today. The sky’s the limit!”
Honda Canada and GDR will be offering track-side support to Red Riders in 2017 at two events: Gopher Dunes season Opener AMO Transcan qualifier and Walton Trans Can Grand National Championship. With support from Honda Genuine Parts & Accessories we will be offering technical and mechanical support at both events under our team transporter.
Colton began riding motorcycles at the age of four after receiving his first Honda Z-50 for Christmas. Equipped with natural talent and a true passion for the sport of motocross, Colton quickly began dominating the amateur ranks. At just 14 years of age, Colton turned professional and made his debut in the competitive MX2 class of the 2012 CMRC Motocross Nationals. While the first few years as a professional racer produced little more than valuable learning experiences, Colton was able to put all of the pieces together in 2008 and secured his first MX1 Championship. Instantly addicted to the taste of winning, Colton went on to win three more MX1 Championships in 2009, 2011 and 2014, as well as representing Team Canada multiple times at the inaugural Motocross of Nations. "I'm truly fortunate to do what I love for a living and to have had such a great group of people supporting me every step of the way throughout my career. Joining Honda Canada in 2014, I feel as though I am part of a family and I have all of the resources to bring home a fourth championship. I’ve ridden all kinds of bike, but for me, Honda is the best fit. I enjoy sharing my knowledge and experience with younger riders through the amateur racing team and Junior Red Riders program. It is this type of support that will help grow the sport for future generations to come and I am proud to be a part of it." Although professional motocross requires a disciplined lifestyle, when Colton is not riding or training he enjoys cruising the highways on his street bike, spending time with friends and family, and recreational activities such as golf, mountain biking, road cycling and snowboarding.
Dylan started riding motocross at the age of four after his parents bought him a Honda XR 50. The way that his family was introduced to the sport was after going to watch a motocross race in his hometown, Richmond ON. Dylan raced his first race at the age of five and he immediately fell in love. Dylan grew as a name through the amateur ranks with his true passion, dedication, and talent in the sport. He then raced his first pro race at the age of 14 and again as an intermediate at the age of 15, where he made it onto the podium at Gopher Dunes. He then at the age of 16 made his professional motocross debut in the MX2 of the 2014 Rockstar Energy Motocross Nationals. Every year Dylan has improved as a rider, getting closer and closer to the championship. Last year he got the closest he has ever been finishing third in the series. He is young and hungry for the championship this year in the MX2 class. His goal this season is also to represent Canada at the Motocross of Nations in Matterley Basin, Great Britain. “I truly feel very blessed that I can do what I love as a career as well as having probably the best office anybody could ask for! I cannot thank the amazing people that have helped get me to where I am today, there is no doubt that without these great people that I would be as far in the sport of motocross as I am today. I am also truly thankful for the opportunity that Honda GDR Fox racing team has given me and I feel like with their amazing support, motorcycles and team dynamic that I have all the tools needed to take home the MX2 championship. It is now just up to me to do my job! Although I do love racing very much, there is more to it than just the racing that makes our job great. It is the new people that we are constantly meeting and the new places we get to see because of this sport! Also it is great to see and help the kids through the Junior Red Riders program and watch the future of our sport blossom into some great racers and riders. “ Even though having a job as a motocross racer goes a lot further than just racing on the weekend, there is a lot of training involved and time at the track. After getting his time in at the gym and at the track, Dylan enjoys riding off-road, hanging out with his friends and girlfriend, cycling and riding BMX.
Austin first became interested in dirt bikes when he received a Honda CRF 50 at age 5 for trail riding with his family. Little did any of them know, he would soon be racing that Honda CRF 50 and be hooked ever since. Austin started out at the local races where he grew up near Sarnia, Ontario, then moving to the races in South Western Ontario and then eventually the Nationals, Canadian and U.S. Austin never really dominated at the big races when he was younger, but had no problem taking home several wins and championships in the races he attended all over South Western Ontario. As he got older, he started to think that if he worked hard enough, this could be a career for him. He then began to take things seriously and step it up a notch, eventually getting into some cross fit and motocross training. His amateur motocross career took a turn for the better when he hooked up with the Honda Red Rider program. He ended up taking home some wins at the Parts Canada TransCan Amateur Motocross Grand National Championship. It was at this point, his family decided to pull him out of the classroom and have him to online classes so the he could spend most of his winters down south to continue with training. Austin attended qualifiers in both 2015 and 2016 for the AMA Amateur National Motocross Championships at Loretta Lynn’s Ranch and ended up receiving his ticket both years. 2015 was a great year with amazing support from Honda where he took home some wins and ended up with a Championship in the MX 3 Jr. class. He also ended up on the podium after a moto at Loretta’s and attended Mini O’s to also take home a championship. In 2016, he moved up to Intermediate and took home a 2nd, 4th and 5th at Walton TransCan. At Loretta’s, in the B classes he ended up within his goal of top 10. He again attended Mini O’s and took home an impressive 5th and two 7th’s in the highly competitive B classes. Austin has been offered the opportunity to ride for the GDR Honda Racing Team for his last year of amateur racing before moving to Pro in 2018. “I feel blessed to be given the opportunity to ride for GDR Honda as an amateur. I hope I can make them proud. I look forward to what 2017 has in store for me. I can’t thank everyone enough for helping me get to where I am today. The sky’s the limit!”
Honda Canada and GDR will be offering track-side support to Red Riders in 2017 at two events: Gopher Dunes season Opener AMO Transcan qualifier and Walton Trans Can Grand National Championship. With support from Honda Genuine Parts & Accessories we will be offering technical and mechanical support at both events under our team transporter.
Colton began riding motorcycles at the age of four after receiving his first Honda Z-50 for Christmas. Equipped with natural talent and a true passion for the sport of motocross, Colton quickly began dominating the amateur ranks. At just 14 years of age, Colton turned professional and made his debut in the competitive MX2 class of the 2012 CMRC Motocross Nationals. While the first few years as a professional racer produced little more than valuable learning experiences, Colton was able to put all of the pieces together in 2008 and secured his first MX1 Championship. Instantly addicted to the taste of winning, Colton went on to win three more MX1 Championships in 2009, 2011 and 2014, as well as representing Team Canada multiple times at the inaugural Motocross of Nations. "I'm truly fortunate to do what I love for a living and to have had such a great group of people supporting me every step of the way throughout my career. Joining Honda Canada in 2014, I feel as though I am part of a family and I have all of the resources to bring home a fourth championship. I’ve ridden all kinds of bike, but for me, Honda is the best fit. I enjoy sharing my knowledge and experience with younger riders through the amateur racing team and Junior Red Riders program. It is this type of support that will help grow the sport for future generations to come and I am proud to be a part of it." Although professional motocross requires a disciplined lifestyle, when Colton is not riding or training he enjoys cruising the highways on his street bike, spending time with friends and family, and recreational activities such as golf, mountain biking, road cycling and snowboarding.
Dylan started riding motocross at the age of four after his parents bought him a Honda XR 50. The way that his family was introduced to the sport was after going to watch a motocross race in his hometown, Richmond ON. Dylan raced his first race at the age of five and he immediately fell in love. Dylan grew as a name through the amateur ranks with his true passion, dedication, and talent in the sport. He then raced his first pro race at the age of 14 and again as an intermediate at the age of 15, where he made it onto the podium at Gopher Dunes. He then at the age of 16 made his professional motocross debut in the MX2 of the 2014 Rockstar Energy Motocross Nationals. Every year Dylan has improved as a rider, getting closer and closer to the championship. Last year he got the closest he has ever been finishing third in the series. He is young and hungry for the championship this year in the MX2 class. His goal this season is also to represent Canada at the Motocross of Nations in Matterley Basin, Great Britain. “I truly feel very blessed that I can do what I love as a career as well as having probably the best office anybody could ask for! I cannot thank the amazing people that have helped get me to where I am today, there is no doubt that without these great people that I would be as far in the sport of motocross as I am today. I am also truly thankful for the opportunity that Honda GDR Fox racing team has given me and I feel like with their amazing support, motorcycles and team dynamic that I have all the tools needed to take home the MX2 championship. It is now just up to me to do my job! Although I do love racing very much, there is more to it than just the racing that makes our job great. It is the new people that we are constantly meeting and the new places we get to see because of this sport! Also it is great to see and help the kids through the Junior Red Riders program and watch the future of our sport blossom into some great racers and riders. “ Even though having a job as a motocross racer goes a lot further than just racing on the weekend, there is a lot of training involved and time at the track. After getting his time in at the gym and at the track, Dylan enjoys riding off-road, hanging out with his friends and girlfriend, cycling and riding BMX.
Austin first became interested in dirt bikes when he received a Honda CRF 50 at age 5 for trail riding with his family. Little did any of them know, he would soon be racing that Honda CRF 50 and be hooked ever since. Austin started out at the local races where he grew up near Sarnia, Ontario, then moving to the races in South Western Ontario and then eventually the Nationals, Canadian and U.S. Austin never really dominated at the big races when he was younger, but had no problem taking home several wins and championships in the races he attended all over South Western Ontario. As he got older, he started to think that if he worked hard enough, this could be a career for him. He then began to take things seriously and step it up a notch, eventually getting into some cross fit and motocross training. His amateur motocross career took a turn for the better when he hooked up with the Honda Red Rider program. He ended up taking home some wins at the Parts Canada TransCan Amateur Motocross Grand National Championship. It was at this point, his family decided to pull him out of the classroom and have him to online classes so the he could spend most of his winters down south to continue with training. Austin attended qualifiers in both 2015 and 2016 for the AMA Amateur National Motocross Championships at Loretta Lynn’s Ranch and ended up receiving his ticket both years. 2015 was a great year with amazing support from Honda where he took home some wins and ended up with a Championship in the MX 3 Jr. class. He also ended up on the podium after a moto at Loretta’s and attended Mini O’s to also take home a championship. In 2016, he moved up to Intermediate and took home a 2nd, 4th and 5th at Walton TransCan. At Loretta’s, in the B classes he ended up within his goal of top 10. He again attended Mini O’s and took home an impressive 5th and two 7th’s in the highly competitive B classes. Austin has been offered the opportunity to ride for the GDR Honda Racing Team for his last year of amateur racing before moving to Pro in 2018. “I feel blessed to be given the opportunity to ride for GDR Honda as an amateur. I hope I can make them proud. I look forward to what 2017 has in store for me. I can’t thank everyone enough for helping me get to where I am today. The sky’s the limit!”
Honda Canada and GDR will be offering track-side support to Red Riders in 2017 at two events: Gopher Dunes season Opener AMO Transcan qualifier and Walton Trans Can Grand National Championship. With support from Honda Genuine Parts & Accessories we will be offering technical and mechanical support at both events under our team transporter.
Colton began riding motorcycles at the age of four after receiving his first Honda Z-50 for Christmas. Equipped with natural talent and a true passion for the sport of motocross, Colton quickly began dominating the amateur ranks. At just 14 years of age, Colton turned professional and made his debut in the competitive MX2 class of the 2012 CMRC Motocross Nationals. While the first few years as a professional racer produced little more than valuable learning experiences, Colton was able to put all of the pieces together in 2008 and secured his first MX1 Championship. Instantly addicted to the taste of winning, Colton went on to win three more MX1 Championships in 2009, 2011 and 2014, as well as representing Team Canada multiple times at the inaugural Motocross of Nations. "I'm truly fortunate to do what I love for a living and to have had such a great group of people supporting me every step of the way throughout my career. Joining Honda Canada in 2014, I feel as though I am part of a family and I have all of the resources to bring home a fourth championship. I’ve ridden all kinds of bike, but for me, Honda is the best fit. I enjoy sharing my knowledge and experience with younger riders through the amateur racing team and Junior Red Riders program. It is this type of support that will help grow the sport for future generations to come and I am proud to be a part of it." Although professional motocross requires a disciplined lifestyle, when Colton is not riding or training he enjoys cruising the highways on his street bike, spending time with friends and family, and recreational activities such as golf, mountain biking, road cycling and snowboarding.
Dylan started riding motocross at the age of four after his parents bought him a Honda XR 50. The way that his family was introduced to the sport was after going to watch a motocross race in his hometown, Richmond ON. Dylan raced his first race at the age of five and he immediately fell in love. Dylan grew as a name through the amateur ranks with his true passion, dedication, and talent in the sport. He then raced his first pro race at the age of 14 and again as an intermediate at the age of 15, where he made it onto the podium at Gopher Dunes. He then at the age of 16 made his professional motocross debut in the MX2 of the 2014 Rockstar Energy Motocross Nationals. Every year Dylan has improved as a rider, getting closer and closer to the championship. Last year he got the closest he has ever been finishing third in the series. He is young and hungry for the championship this year in the MX2 class. His goal this season is also to represent Canada at the Motocross of Nations in Matterley Basin, Great Britain. “I truly feel very blessed that I can do what I love as a career as well as having probably the best office anybody could ask for! I cannot thank the amazing people that have helped get me to where I am today, there is no doubt that without these great people that I would be as far in the sport of motocross as I am today. I am also truly thankful for the opportunity that Honda GDR Fox racing team has given me and I feel like with their amazing support, motorcycles and team dynamic that I have all the tools needed to take home the MX2 championship. It is now just up to me to do my job! Although I do love racing very much, there is more to it than just the racing that makes our job great. It is the new people that we are constantly meeting and the new places we get to see because of this sport! Also it is great to see and help the kids through the Junior Red Riders program and watch the future of our sport blossom into some great racers and riders. “ Even though having a job as a motocross racer goes a lot further than just racing on the weekend, there is a lot of training involved and time at the track. After getting his time in at the gym and at the track, Dylan enjoys riding off-road, hanging out with his friends and girlfriend, cycling and riding BMX.
Austin first became interested in dirt bikes when he received a Honda CRF 50 at age 5 for trail riding with his family. Little did any of them know, he would soon be racing that Honda CRF 50 and be hooked ever since. Austin started out at the local races where he grew up near Sarnia, Ontario, then moving to the races in South Western Ontario and then eventually the Nationals, Canadian and U.S. Austin never really dominated at the big races when he was younger, but had no problem taking home several wins and championships in the races he attended all over South Western Ontario. As he got older, he started to think that if he worked hard enough, this could be a career for him. He then began to take things seriously and step it up a notch, eventually getting into some cross fit and motocross training. His amateur motocross career took a turn for the better when he hooked up with the Honda Red Rider program. He ended up taking home some wins at the Parts Canada TransCan Amateur Motocross Grand National Championship. It was at this point, his family decided to pull him out of the classroom and have him to online classes so the he could spend most of his winters down south to continue with training. Austin attended qualifiers in both 2015 and 2016 for the AMA Amateur National Motocross Championships at Loretta Lynn’s Ranch and ended up receiving his ticket both years. 2015 was a great year with amazing support from Honda where he took home some wins and ended up with a Championship in the MX 3 Jr. class. He also ended up on the podium after a moto at Loretta’s and attended Mini O’s to also take home a championship. In 2016, he moved up to Intermediate and took home a 2nd, 4th and 5th at Walton TransCan. At Loretta’s, in the B classes he ended up within his goal of top 10. He again attended Mini O’s and took home an impressive 5th and two 7th’s in the highly competitive B classes. Austin has been offered the opportunity to ride for the GDR Honda Racing Team for his last year of amateur racing before moving to Pro in 2018. “I feel blessed to be given the opportunity to ride for GDR Honda as an amateur. I hope I can make them proud. I look forward to what 2017 has in store for me. I can’t thank everyone enough for helping me get to where I am today. The sky’s the limit!”
Honda Canada and GDR will be offering track-side support to Red Riders in 2017 at two events: Gopher Dunes season Opener AMO Transcan qualifier and Walton Trans Can Grand National Championship. With support from Honda Genuine Parts & Accessories we will be offering technical and mechanical support at both events under our team transporter.
Colton began riding motorcycles at the age of four after receiving his first Honda Z-50 for Christmas. Equipped with natural talent and a true passion for the sport of motocross, Colton quickly began dominating the amateur ranks. At just 14 years of age, Colton turned professional and made his debut in the competitive MX2 class of the 2012 CMRC Motocross Nationals. While the first few years as a professional racer produced little more than valuable learning experiences, Colton was able to put all of the pieces together in 2008 and secured his first MX1 Championship. Instantly addicted to the taste of winning, Colton went on to win three more MX1 Championships in 2009, 2011 and 2014, as well as representing Team Canada multiple times at the inaugural Motocross of Nations. "I'm truly fortunate to do what I love for a living and to have had such a great group of people supporting me every step of the way throughout my career. Joining Honda Canada in 2014, I feel as though I am part of a family and I have all of the resources to bring home a fourth championship. I’ve ridden all kinds of bike, but for me, Honda is the best fit. I enjoy sharing my knowledge and experience with younger riders through the amateur racing team and Junior Red Riders program. It is this type of support that will help grow the sport for future generations to come and I am proud to be a part of it." Although professional motocross requires a disciplined lifestyle, when Colton is not riding or training he enjoys cruising the highways on his street bike, spending time with friends and family, and recreational activities such as golf, mountain biking, road cycling and snowboarding.
Dylan started riding motocross at the age of four after his parents bought him a Honda XR 50. The way that his family was introduced to the sport was after going to watch a motocross race in his hometown, Richmond ON. Dylan raced his first race at the age of five and he immediately fell in love. Dylan grew as a name through the amateur ranks with his true passion, dedication, and talent in the sport. He then raced his first pro race at the age of 14 and again as an intermediate at the age of 15, where he made it onto the podium at Gopher Dunes. He then at the age of 16 made his professional motocross debut in the MX2 of the 2014 Rockstar Energy Motocross Nationals. Every year Dylan has improved as a rider, getting closer and closer to the championship. Last year he got the closest he has ever been finishing third in the series. He is young and hungry for the championship this year in the MX2 class. His goal this season is also to represent Canada at the Motocross of Nations in Matterley Basin, Great Britain. “I truly feel very blessed that I can do what I love as a career as well as having probably the best office anybody could ask for! I cannot thank the amazing people that have helped get me to where I am today, there is no doubt that without these great people that I would be as far in the sport of motocross as I am today. I am also truly thankful for the opportunity that Honda GDR Fox racing team has given me and I feel like with their amazing support, motorcycles and team dynamic that I have all the tools needed to take home the MX2 championship. It is now just up to me to do my job! Although I do love racing very much, there is more to it than just the racing that makes our job great. It is the new people that we are constantly meeting and the new places we get to see because of this sport! Also it is great to see and help the kids through the Junior Red Riders program and watch the future of our sport blossom into some great racers and riders. “ Even though having a job as a motocross racer goes a lot further than just racing on the weekend, there is a lot of training involved and time at the track. After getting his time in at the gym and at the track, Dylan enjoys riding off-road, hanging out with his friends and girlfriend, cycling and riding BMX.
Austin first became interested in dirt bikes when he received a Honda CRF 50 at age 5 for trail riding with his family. Little did any of them know, he would soon be racing that Honda CRF 50 and be hooked ever since. Austin started out at the local races where he grew up near Sarnia, Ontario, then moving to the races in South Western Ontario and then eventually the Nationals, Canadian and U.S. Austin never really dominated at the big races when he was younger, but had no problem taking home several wins and championships in the races he attended all over South Western Ontario. As he got older, he started to think that if he worked hard enough, this could be a career for him. He then began to take things seriously and step it up a notch, eventually getting into some cross fit and motocross training. His amateur motocross career took a turn for the better when he hooked up with the Honda Red Rider program. He ended up taking home some wins at the Parts Canada TransCan Amateur Motocross Grand National Championship. It was at this point, his family decided to pull him out of the classroom and have him to online classes so the he could spend most of his winters down south to continue with training. Austin attended qualifiers in both 2015 and 2016 for the AMA Amateur National Motocross Championships at Loretta Lynn’s Ranch and ended up receiving his ticket both years. 2015 was a great year with amazing support from Honda where he took home some wins and ended up with a Championship in the MX 3 Jr. class. He also ended up on the podium after a moto at Loretta’s and attended Mini O’s to also take home a championship. In 2016, he moved up to Intermediate and took home a 2nd, 4th and 5th at Walton TransCan. At Loretta’s, in the B classes he ended up within his goal of top 10. He again attended Mini O’s and took home an impressive 5th and two 7th’s in the highly competitive B classes. Austin has been offered the opportunity to ride for the GDR Honda Racing Team for his last year of amateur racing before moving to Pro in 2018. “I feel blessed to be given the opportunity to ride for GDR Honda as an amateur. I hope I can make them proud. I look forward to what 2017 has in store for me. I can’t thank everyone enough for helping me get to where I am today. The sky’s the limit!”
Honda Canada and GDR will be offering track-side support to Red Riders in 2017 at two events: Gopher Dunes season Opener AMO Transcan qualifier and Walton Trans Can Grand National Championship. With support from Honda Genuine Parts & Accessories we will be offering technical and mechanical support at both events under our team transporter.