Monday, May 26, 2008

A Great Weekend for Leading Edge Kawasaki

Wow, what a great weekend for the team. So much work goes into creating a team like this and until you get to the first race you really don't know where you stand in comparison to the established teams out there. To place first and second the very first week sure makes all the long days and hard work worth it.

Right from the get go, all three riders were in the mix with Nick, Teddy and Brock all in the top 10 in lap times after Sunday morning's practice.

In the first moto, Nick took over the lead from Kyle Beaton a few laps in and lead the first half of the moto, eventually finishing a solid second. Meanwhile, Teddy had been stuck will back in the pack and was working his way through at a fevourish pace, making it all the way to finish third behind his teammate at the checkered flag. Unfortunately for Brock, his moto would not go as well. Early in the race he landed on a bike and got a piece of wire stuck in his rear brake causing to drag. The dragging brake overheated the motor causing a premature end to his moto.

The second moto went even better for the Leading Edge riders as Nick nailed the holeshot with Teddy a few positions back. With Nick out front, Teddy worked his way up until he was behind his teammate. After a battle with the two Leading Edge riders, Teddy got by Nick and held it to the finish line.

Teddy's 3-1 gave him a one point victory over his teammate Nick's 2-2 scores. To finish 1-2 in their first race as a team surpassed expectations and was a testament to all the hard work everyone has put in and the great group that has been assembled. Now the team looks to keep the momentum up as they head to Gopher Dunes, Ontario for the next round.

James Lissimore Photos:

Nick Evennou

Pat O'Connor and Teddy Maier

Rob Furhman and Brock Hoyer

Brock Hoyer

Nick Evennou

Teddy Maier

Brock Hoyer

Nick Evennou

Billy working on Nick's bike.

Nick leading the first moto.

Nick holeshots the second moto.

Nick and Teddy battle for the lead.

Teddy gets interviewed by french tv.

The MX2 podium.

The Champagne shower.

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