During the second 450 Pro moto at the San del Lee Circuit in Ontario, Mike Alessi and Phil Nicoletti got into a heated battle that resulted in Mike punting Phil off the track during a pass attempt.
After the racing was over, Phil approached Mike and made it clear that “If I see you on the streets bitch, I’ll fucking kill you.” Look, nobody thinks Phil is going to kill anyone and the #54 was obviously just heated—which he definitely has a reputation for—but because of the threat and the fact that it was in front of everyone near the podium, Phil was disqualified. While I love Filthy Phil’s attitude and his lack of filter, I think he needs to assess his audience a little better.
Mike was penalized for his aggressive pass and I’m not sure I agree with that one. The bump was a big one, but nobody went down.
You can check out videos of all the incidents below and the penalties levied on the riders and teams below the videos.