Tuesday, June 24, 2008
This weekend saw the Monster Energy/Thor/Leading Edge Kawasaki team at Moto Valley Raceway in Regina, Saskatchewan for the fourth round of the CMRC Canadian Nationals. Considering that the drive into the track is totally flat, it's suprising to find that the track itself has a lot of elevation changes to it. The dirt is really hard packed and it gets pretty windy out here but when it's tilled and watered it's pretty good.
After the way things went at Morden, everyone on the team was looking forward to redeaming themselves at Regina. In between Morden and Regina, Nick Evennou and Brock Hoyer stayed out in Manitoba and rode the local tracks, getting a lot of hard packed practice in. Teddy flew home to Iowa to rest after his bad first turn crash at Morden. Unfortunately, it was not to be for Teddy as his injured leg proved to be too painful for him to ride at Regina. Jim Small, the teams truck driver taped up his injured leg but it was too no avail and Teddy had to sit out the race. The only good thing is that there is now a three week break till Nanaimo so Teddy will have some time to get healed up and back to his usual, fast self.
Nick was hoping to redeam himself after his electrical issues at Morden but the bad luck continued. I'm not sure if he broke a mirror or walked under a ladder but after getting a great start in the first moto and running third, his motor had a crank bearing failure and then in the second moto he got a flat tire. Hopefully he got all the bad luck out of his system and can come out swinging at Nanaimo, he's consistently proven that he has the speed to win this year. Hopefully he'll have his breakout ride soon.
On the plus side, Brock had his best ride of the series, finishing tenth overall. He's been working hard all week and it's starting to show. We're looking for even better things from Brock when he returns to his home turf at Nanaimo.
Here's a few photos from the weekend
James Lissimore Photos:
Brock was solid all weekend.
Teddy tried to ride practice but his leg caused him too much pain.
Jim tapes up Teddy's leg.
Brock Hoyer charging in the first moto.
Nick had a trying weekend.
Brock's second moto 10th was his best finish yet.
Brock skies the step down.