Klatt places second in season opener

Dusty Klatt of Port Hardy finished second in motocross

Defending MX-1 national champion Dusty Klatt of Port Hardy finished second overall last weekend as the Monster Motocross Nationals kicked off the 2011 season in Kamloops.

Klatt grabbed the hole shot in the first moto but was passed and went on to take second behind teammate Colton Facciotti.

In the second moto Facciotti ran away to a wire-to-wire victory, while Klatt battled back from a sluggish start to snare the third spot on the victory podium.

The Monster Motocross Nationals series will return to Vancouver Island for the first time in three years this weekend with races Saturday and Sunday at The Wastelands in Nanimo.