2019 Press Releases
AUG 19, 2019
TYLER MEDAGLIA CONCLUDES THE MX TOUR SERIES ON THE PODIUM
For the last round of the outdoor season, the Monster Energy / Alpinestars / Piller’s / Kawasaki Race Team made its way to the legendary Walton Raceway. Despite a little bit of rain in the morning, the track was in great condition by the time the first gate dropped and both Matt Goerke and Tyler Medaglia were able to secure excellent qualifiying positions. In the 250 class, Tyler was able to put himself in front in both motos and finished with a well deserved 2nd overall on the day. Sadly, in the 450 class, Matt’s day got cut short when he got involved in a crash on the 1st start and re-injured an old injury. Full Story…
AUG 5, 2019
WITH ONE ROUND TO GO TO THE MX TOUR SERIES, TYLER MEDAGLIA & MATT GOERKE BET ON CONSISTENCY
Despite a little bit of rain through the motos, the penultimate round of the MX Tour series saw a perfect day on the sandy and hilly track of Deschambault. The Quebec round is always a special one, as the French Canadian fans are the loudest and most passionate spectators on the circuit. From the beginning of the day, the Monster Energy Alpinestars Piller’s Kawasaki Racing Team riders did a great job at positioning themselves as podium contenders. In the 250 class, Tyler Medaglia battled for a top 3 all day, finishing 5th in both races, while in the 450 class, Matt Goerke had an amazing 1st moto, but then had to settle for 8th in the second race, giving him 4thoverall on the day. Full Story…
July 29, 2019
HOLESHOT & TOP 5 FOR TYLER MEDAGLIA IN THE MARITIMES
The Monster Energy / Alpinestars / Piller’s / Kawasaki Racing Team made its way to the East Coast of Canada this past weekend for round 6 of the MX Tour series. After lots of sand and soft tracks, the New Brunswick track presented a different type of soil. The River Glade Motocross track was its usual consistency of dark dirt and ruts cut through its hard-packed ground. The heat was present once again and made things harder for the track crew to keep the soil moist. Nonetheless, in the 450 class, Matt Goerke had an amazing first moto until a mechanical took him out of the race with one lap to go, while Tyler Medaglia led a moto and kept himself in the top 5 overall. Full Story…
July 22, 2019
MATT GOERKE VICTORIOUS AT SAND DEL LEE
This past weekend, the beautiful track of Sand Del Lee was the host of one of the warmest Canadian outdoor nationals ever. The 5th round of the 2019 MX Tour will be one to remember for it’s incredibly hot and humid weather, but also for its great racing. Both team riders experienced highs and lows throughout the day, fighting the heat and leading the pack in their respective categories. While 250 rider, Tyler Medaglia, got the holeshot and led his first moto, Matt Goerke came back swinging in the 2nd 450 moto to win the race and the overall on the day.
After last weekend, Matt Goerke was looking for redemption. The heat did not seem to slow him down as he qualified 2nd in the highly competitive 450 class. Full Story…
July 15, 2019
THE MONSTER ENERGY / ALPINESTARS / PILLERS / KAWASAKI RACE TEAM BATTLES FOR THE LEAD AT GOPHER DUNES
After a 3-week hiatus, the Monster Energy Alpinestars Piller’s Kawasaki Race Team was back to racing for the first east coast round of the MX Tour series. Notorious for its deep sand and its roughness, the Gopher Dunes track did not disappoint. In the 250 class, Tyler Medaglia didn’t have it easy, but still proved his place was in the front, while in the 450 class, despite amazing qualifying times, bad luck kept Matt Goerke from finishing both races.
Tyler Medaglia might not have got the day he wanted, but his amazing ride in the second moto kept the fans on the edge of their seat. Full Story…
June 17, 2019
MATT GOERKE OVERCOMES INJURY TO WIN ROUND 3 OF THE MX TOUR SERIES
This past weekend, the Monster Energy / Alpinestars / Piller’s / Kawasaki Race Team was traveling to Manitoba for the last western round of the MX Tour series. Mother nature was not in a good mood, with non-stop rain, very cold temperatures and heavy winds, leaving the track in disastrous conditions. None the less, Matt Goerke and Tyler Medaglia did not let the weather stop them from achieving an amazing redemption weekend, with a win for Matt and a podium for Tyler.
Matt Goerke came into this race weekend with a broken finger, questioning if he would be able to hold on to his handlebar for 2 full motos. Full Story…
June 10, 2019
MATT GOERKE & TYLER MEDAGLIA OVERCOME ADVERSITY AND CLAIM SOME VALUABLE POINTS
In the last week, the Monster Energy / Alpinestars / Piller’s / Kawasaki Race Team made its way across the Canadian Rockies, all the way to Northern British Columbia. The sand based and hilly Blackwater Mx Park, located near the city of Prince George, was beautifully prepared and ready to welcome all the riders. While the team didn’t get the results they had worked hard for, both Matt Goerke and Tyler Medaglia rose above adversity and claimed some important championship points.
After placing 3rd in the morning qualifier, Matt Goerke knew he had a great day lined up ahead of him. In the first moto, Matt got a good start and engaged into a 3 way battle for 2nd place right away. Full Story…
June 4, 2019
THE MONSTER ENERGY / ALPINESTARS / PILLER’S / KAWASAKI RACE TEAM KICKS OFF THE OUTDOOR SEASON IN STYLE
After a month of racing hiatus, the Monster Energy / Alpinestars / Piller’s / Kawasaki Race Team was back on the road and ready to attack the first round of the MX Tour series. The season’s first outdoor gate drop was taking place in Alberta, at the very hardpacked & rutty Wild Rose Motocross Park. The track, situated just outside of the heart of Calgary, always delivers a great panorama city backdrop. While the fire from northern Alberta made vision & breathing very difficult on Friday, the conditions got better on Saturday morning and Matt Goerke and Tyler Medaglia got to experience a sunny day with dry and dusty conditions. Full Story…
May 6, 2019
THE MONSTER ENERGY / ALPINESTARS / PILLER’S / KAWASAKI RACE TEAM FINISHES THE AX SEASON ON TOP
This past weekend was the last round of the 2019 AX Tour series in Barrie, Ontario. The Monster Energy / Alpinestars / Piller’s / Kawasaki Race Team was in town and ready to give it their all to conclude the Arenacross portion of the TripleCrown series. Matt Goerke and Tyler Medaglia had an amazing day, and both went home with the victory in their respective class.
With a very competitive 450 class and only few points behind the championship lead, Matt knew what he had to do coming into the last round. From the first qualifier, Matt Goerke set the pace and showed impressive speed. He would eventually top the qualification and head to the night show with the advantage. Full Story…
Apr 29, 2019
UP & DOWN WEEKEND FOR THE MONSTER ENERGY / ALPINESTARS / PILLER’S / KAWASAKI RACE TEAM
The Sarnia Progressive Auto Center hosted the 3rd round of the AX Tour portion of the Triplecrown Series, this past weekend in Ontario. The Monster Energy / Alpinestars / Piller’s / Kawasaki Race Team was present and eager for some racing after two weeks off. Round 3 offered a sticky, hard pack compound type track, which quickly became very rutted. Both Matt Goerke and Tyler Medaglia looked comfortable from the get going and gave impressive performances throughout the night.
With only 4 points behind the 450 championship lead, Matt Goerke came into round 3 with some high expectations. Full Story…
Apr 15, 2019
MATT GOERKE LEAVES RD2 ONLY 4 POINTS AWAY FROM THE 450 CHAMPIONSHIP LEAD
The Monster Energy / Alpinestars / Piller’s / Kawasaki Race Team was racing at the Agrium Western Centre in Calgary, Alberta this past weekend for the 2nd round of the AX Tour. The track was really different than the previous round and the team worked hard to make sure the bike would get the ideal setting for the hard-packed soil. The two Kawasaki riders were quick to adapt and both showed impressive speed throughout the day.
From his first lap on the Calgary track, you could tell that Matt Goerke was comfortable and hungry for a win. Full Story…
Apr 8, 2019
The Monster Energy / Alpinestars / Piller’s / Kawasaki Race Team, starts the 2019 season with 2 podiums
The Monster Energy / Alpinestars / Piller’s / Kawasaki Race Team officially kicked off the 2019 season this past weekend in Abbotsford, BC, at the first round of the Arenacross Tour. The Abbotsford Centre was the host of a very challenging course. The freshly built indoor track was made of soft dirt and quickly became highly demanding for all the riders. None the less, both Kawasaki riders overcame the tough conditions and put on an amazing ride to finish the night on the podium.
In the 450 class, Matt Goerke started his day by setting the fastest time in both practice and qualifiers. His performance gave him a good confidence boost heading into the night show. Full Story…
Jan 4, 2019
Monster Energy / Alpinestars / Piller’s / Kawasaki / Huber Motorsports announce 2019 rider line up
Monster Energy / Alpinestars / Piller’s / Kawasaki & Huber Motorsports would like to announce their 2019 powerhouse rider line up consisting of 2-time 250cc Canadian Champion Tyler Medaglia competing in the 250 Pro class and multi-time 450cc Canadian Champion Matt Goerke competing in 450 Pro.
After a successful 2018 season that included overall podium wins, several moto wins, multiple podium finishes, the 250cc AX Tour Championship and winning the inaugural 250cc Triple Crown Championship, we are poised to be championship contenders for 2019 in both 450cc and 250cc competition. Full Story…