Christian Craig?s injury at Southwick was heartbreaking for the whole team and Troy Lee Designs is doing everything they can to support him during his rehabilitation. In his absence, three-time Canadian national motocross champion, Colton Facciotti, will be joining the team and taking a swing at American MX glory.
Facciotti came south on his own dime last weekend and posted a solid fifth place in the opening moto in Massachusetts. Anyone who has seen the tall, Canadian rider in his element can attest to his talent and raw speed on a motocross track. The Troy Lee Designs / Lucas Oil / Honda team recognizes that and, with a bike available, is excited to give Colton an opportunity to show his skills on the sports biggest stage.
"I?m looking forward to the last couple rounds and seeing how Colton can do," says Troy Lee, team owner. "I love to see a kid that is hungry to make it happen and I see that fire in him. I think he is going to surprise a lot of people who haven?t followed his career. The kid is fast."
Colton is anxious to for this weekend too.
"I?m pumped to get the opportunity to ride for TLD," says Colton. Adding, "It?s always been a dream of mine since I was little to get on one of the elite teams in the US and hopefully I can do them proud and get some good results."
If you are heading to the Steel City National Motocross this weekend, or the Pala National MX the following weekend, be sure to keep an eye out for Colton Facciotti. If we?re right, you might just find him at the front of the pack.