French win fifth straight MXoN title

BUCHANAN — For the fifth consecutive year, Team France captured the Peter Chamberlain Award as champion of the Motocross of Nations.

The biggest motocross race to be held on American soil saw huge crowds flock to RedBud MX despite poor weather conditions and tons of mud.

Trailing Australia heading into the final moto, Team France was able to defend its championship due in large part to its captain, Gautier Paulin.

“It is an incredible feeling to win the MXoN with Team France for a fifth time in a row,” he said. “I really have no words to describe how happy I am. Conditions were far from ideal during the whole weekend here at Red Bud, but we made things work to our advantage. I gave my best in both motos and kept pushing until the very end. A special thanks to all the members of my Rockstar Energy Husqvarna team. Winning this trophy with Team France is the best way to wrap up a long season.”

France finished just two points ahead of Team Italy.

The Netherlands finished third, while Team USA was a disappointing sixth.

The Netherlands dominated the top spots as individual riders with Jeffrey Herlings, Calvin Vlaanderen and Glenn Coldenhoff.

“Me and Glenn did a great job,” Herlings said. “I won my first moto, and he went 1-1. We deserved to win, and it was a shame we didn’t get the results with our MX2 rider. We were so close, but Team France were the best today, and we should respect that. We had a great weekend and some great days here. I’m happy to finish off the season. Next year, it will be at Assen and home soil, and if Glenn has the same breakfast and we get another result, then we can definitely go for the win. It has been a good day.”

Australia was the leader heading into the final moto, but ended up finishing fourth.

Jorge Prado of Team Spain captured the Ricky Carmichael Award as the best young driver at the MXoN. Hunter Lawrence of Team Australia was the 2017 winner of that award.

News

Niles man sentenced to probation for drunk driving

News

PHOTO STORY: Uptown Fright Fest a success

News

PHOTO STORY: Niles student crowned Miss Apple Festival 2021

News

Three injured in Howard Township crash

Dowagiac

Medical event causes car to crash into Dowagiac Burger King

Cass County

Cassopolis man sent to prison on drug charges

Dowagiac

SMC recognized for turning students into citizens

Dowagiac

ETS program awarded grant from Department of Education

Cass County

Dowagiac man who broke elementary school windows sentenced to probation

Dowagiac

Changes to retirement benefits cause for concern among Cass County employees

News

Niles first ward residents ask for an end to gun violence in their community

Buchanan

Buchanan Area Senior Center raising funds to convert porch into sunroom

Cass County

Man arrested on drug charges in Mason Township

Cass County

Cass County Commissioners approve grant for Dowagiac River restoration

Business

Lyons Industries donates 12 thermal imaging cameras to Indian Lake Volunteer Fire Department

Cass County

Niles man seriously injured in motorcycle crash

Dowagiac

Dowagiac Police Log: Sept. 13-14

Berrien County

Local emergency departments experiencing high volumes, wait times

Berrien County

Residents demand Berrien County commissioners take action on mask mandate

Business

Cassopolis hosts Cass County Leadership Summit

Business

Owners of vintage farm tractors invited to Under the Harvest Moon

Business

Edwardsburg welcomes new construction business

Cassopolis

Cassopolis organization to host walk honoring National Suicide Prevention Month

Business

PHOTO STORY: A-Mazing Acres opens for season