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The Parts Canada Cup: The battle for amateur motocross supremacy is on as West meets East at the TransCan

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The Parts Canada Cup returns for 2012 and will see Canada’s top East and West amateurs battle for bragging rights, regional pride and the coveted cup itself between pro motos on Sunday, August 19th at Walton Raceway.

“Parts Canada is honoured to be involved in the Canada Cup at the TransCan.  The TransCan is the preeminent outdoor motocross race in the country and we consider ourselves lucky to be associated with all of the talented riders and organizers of the event,” says Parts Canada President, James Danyluk. “We (Parts Canada) are excited to be in our third year as the title sponsor of the Parts Canada TransCan at Walton and as the sponsor of the Parts Canada Cup East/West Shootout,” continues Parts Canada’s Marketing Manager, Laura Lang.

The Parts Canada Cup runs as an East vs. West team shootout format with youth and amateur racers from the East Coast and West Coast going to head-to-head to determine which region produced the fastest young riders in 2012. Team Managers spend the TransCan week deciding which amateur and youth riders will wear the blue (West) or yellow (East) Parts Canada Cup bibs on the track on Sunday.

“This has been a great event for many years, and after tornados in the area brought weather that ultimately lead to the cancellation of the event last year, we’re even more excited for it this year,” explains Lang. “It’s a big deal for a racer to be selected to participate and showcase their abilities.  It’s a fantastic opportunity to join together as a team in what is otherwise an individual sport, and be part of the Parts Canada Cup experience. We love being able to give the amateurs another chance to get out on the track and race!”

Since 1992, The Parts Canada TransCan at Walton Raceway has showcased the talents of Canada’s top amateur motocross racers, as they compete for Canadian Motocross Grand National Championships.  With the 2011 race rained out, the last Cup race was held in 2010, when Team East won by finishing just 32 point in front of Team West.

For more information on Parts Canada visit http://www.partscanada.com. For more information on the Parts Canada Trans Can, visit www.waltontranscan.ca.

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