Monday, November 17, 2008

Nex Trax Arenacross Series Weekend Number Two

The team celebrates a successfull weekend.

Well, another weekend is in the books as the team was back in Chiliwack for Rounds 3 and 4 of the Nex-Trax Canadian Arenacross Series. Things went pretty well last weekend at the opening round but this weekend was even better. Teddy won every main event, though he was later docked 5 positions in Friday's Lites main which was unfortunate. Still he swept the rest and proved he was the fastest rider on the track.

Brock had a breakthrough weekend. He's long had the speed to run with the front runners but lacked the confidence to do it. Well that changed this weekend when he was all over Kyle Beaton in the first heat race and then won his Open qualifier. He backed that up with a second in Friday's Open main behind his teammate Maier. Brock still made a few mistakes that held him back from some more top positions but it's great to see his progress.

Kris also looked a lot better this weekend. With another weekend of racing under his belt you could see him getting more comfortable on his new Kawasaki. He even ended up on the podium on Friday when he got third in the Lites Main event(and was bumped to second with Teddy's penalty). Kris is so talented, you know that he'll be going even faster when the series resumes in January.

Here's a few photos from the weekend. The team now takes a break for a month before the series resumes in January.

James Lissimore Photos:

Teddy and Brock were a familiar podium sight on the weekend.

Teddy was the class of the field, winning all the main events with relative ease.

Missy Hackett was racing the Women's class for the team this weekend.

Brock and Teddy again on the podium.

Teddy gets the jump on the pack.

Kris gets some podium time.

Teddy signing autographs.

Teddy's Mechanic, Pat O'Connor, with his son Nick.

Teddy and Brock discuss lines.







The pit display looked impressive.

Kris making sure everything was in order before his race.

The bikes.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Chilliwack Arenacross Weekend One

Teddy won Friday night's Open main.

Well, the first weekend of the Nex-Trax Canadian Arenacross series is in the books and it was a pretty succesfull weekend for the team. Though a few more wins would have been nice, Teddy was pretty consistent with a win and 3 second place finishes. Brock's results didn't reflect how well he rode. His 4th on friday night and pair of 5ths on Saturday were still pretty good but he showed podium speed all weekend. Next weekend with some good starts he will be right in the mix.

The team had a great presence this weekend, we had the semi parked inside the Heritage Center with a full complement of team bikes out front. Alongside team riders Maier and Hoyer there was also Kris Foster, who was making a return to Kawasaki's after a season on KTM's and the team's new Ladies class rider Missy Hackett. Also, Kawasaki has put together a "Factory Rider for a Day" program for the arenacross series where a lucky rider is selected to pit with the team and ride a specially prepared 2009 Kawasaki motorcycle.

Now the team looks forward to next weekend, the series returns to Chilliwack for rounds 3 and 4 so everyone will be looking to build on this weekend and put more green bikes on the podium.

For more info and photos of the weekends racing action, check out James Lissimore's photo reports at

Here's a few shots from the weekend:

James Lissimore Photos

The team had a great presence with the rig and a full compliment of bikes out front.

Teddy was a front runner all weekend.

Hoyer rails a berm.


Kris Foster made his return to the Leading Edge program this weekend. His best finish was a 5th on Friday.

After missing friday's action after a practice crash, Missy Hackett made her team debut on Saturday.

Hoyer battles with Ryan Lockhart




The team riders do a hot lap with the Factory Rider for a Day recipients on Saturday night.

Teddy and Brock