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Inaugural Le Cup de Supercross de Canada

Published April 1st, 2004







It was the first round of the inaugural Le Cup de Supercross de Canada in beautiful Vancouver BC. The event was a huge success, with over 68,000 people at the scenic Le Circuit des Champagne Beaujolais. The entire motorcycling industry was on-hand as well, including top executives from Japan, America, China, Europe, and Temecula.



Some famous Canadians were in attendance too, including Pam Anderson, Shania Twain, Nelly Furtado, Keanu Reeves, Celine Dion, Wayne Gretsky, the Orr Family, that bear in the beer commercials, Avril Lavigne, Alanis Morissette, and Jim Carrey. (Unfortunately, there were a few no-shows: Customs officials detained Bevo Forte, Bob Hannah, The SX/MX Media Guru, and Keith McCarty due to past run-ins with Canadian authorities.)



Fan favorites and multi-time champions Jeff Emig, Jeff Stanton, and Rich Johnson came out of retirement to dominate the 250 action, while Johnny O’Mara completely decimated the 125 class. We’ll have more info, photos, and results tomorrow. Emig was quoted as saying “I love Canada – this place rocks!”



There was a special Industry Race which featured over 47 participants. After one 25 minute moto, a cop from Irvine came out on top. First prize was a year’s worth of free Krispy Kreme donuts. Go figure!



Click on thumbnails below to view larger images.



Note: It’s not true that 100% of Canadians say ‘eh’ and ‘aboot’. Our on-track survey showed that only 97% of Canadians say ‘eh’ and ‘aboot’.



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Jeff Emig loves Canada

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Jeff Stanton

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Rich Johnson placed third

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Bevo Forte, Bob Hannah, The SX/MX Media Guru and Keith McCarty: all were busted at the border

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125 class winner Johnny O’Mara

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Winner of the Industry Race awaits his prize



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