Meet team GDR

COLTON FACCIOTTI #45 – MX1

Colton began riding motorcycles at the age of four after receiving his first Honda Z-50 for Christmas. Equipped with natural talent and a true passion for the sport of motocross, Colton quickly began dominating the amateur ranks. At just 14 years of age, Colton turned professional and made his debut in the competitive MX2 class of the 2012 CMRC Motocross Nationals. While the first few years as a professional racer produced little more than valuable learning experiences, Colton was able to put all of the pieces together in 2008 and secured his first MX1 Championship. Instantly addicted to the taste of winning, Colton went on to win three more MX1 Championships in 2009, 2011 and 2014, as well as representing Team Canada multiple times at the inaugural Motocross of Nations.

Although professional motocross requires a disciplined lifestyle, when Colton is not riding or training he enjoys cruising the highways on his street bike, spending time with friends and family, and recreational activities such as golf, mountain biking, road cycling and snowboarding.

 

DYLAN WRIGHT #12 – MX2 

Dylan started riding at the age of 4 on a Honda XR 50. This is when he fell in love with riding followed by racing less than a year later. He continued to progress and pursue his dreams of ultimately being a professional motocross racer.  Dylan is a professional motocross racer for the Honda Canada, GDR, Fox racing team. He competes in the MX2 (250) class in the Rockstar Energy motocross nationals. Dylan turned pro at the age of 16 and has since just completed his 4th season in the pro class here in Canada.
Dylans best finish overall in the Rockstar Energy motocross nationals series was in 2017 bringing home 2nd overall in the championship.  Dylan came out of the amateur ranks winning pretty much every award there was to win. Among these were the prestigious Alpinestar Bronze Boot at the Walton trans an grand Canadian championships.  When Dylan isn’t found at the races, you can often fin him at the practice tracks training and working towards his goals. He also enjoys going cycling, mountain biking and the cottage life relaxing with family and friends.

 

JUSTIN PETKER – HEAD/MX1 MECHANIC

Justin’s been spinning wrenches since he was 15 years old.  Justin started racing ATV’s at age 5, turning pro at the age of 16.   Petker has been running the mechanical department for GDR since its inception in 2012.

 

 

 

KYLE WARD – MX2 MECHANIC

 

Before joining GDR, Kyle raced as a CMRC amateur until he turned pro in 2015, after hanging up his Pro motocross boots, he attended MMI to expand his mechanical skills.  Kyle still enjoys getting out on his dirt bike when he’s not wrenching, his street bike, as well races snowcross during the off-season as #12 in the CSRA series.   2016 was the 1st year 

 

RANDY JACOBS – TRANSPORTATION SPECIALIST

 

Randy is the friendliest, hardest working guys you will meet in the pits!  Randy grew up around the GDR head quarters, has love for dirt bikes, off-road adventures.  2018 is Randy’s 3rd season hauling the GDR from round to round keeping everything spic and span.

DEREK SCHUSTER – TEAM OWNER/MANAGER

Derek started riding at the age of 3 on his first XR50,  his love of dirt bikes came from his father who opened his own race track Gopher Dunes in 1986.    Derek started GDR in 2012 running a privateer program, leading up to today’s Honda factory supported team.