Sunday, December 20, 2009

Nex-Trax Arenacross Series Round Five

Brady Sheren in action at Chilliwack on Saturday night.

The team was back in action last night at Chilliwack's Heritage Park. Usually the series features double headers with racing on both Friday and Saturday night but this weekend they only scheduled a single race on Saturday. With the single night scheduled, the racing was intense as it was all on the line.

Brock Hoyer was the top finisher for the team with a third place finish in the Lites main and fourth in the Open main event. Brady Sheren captured a pair of seventh's while Kris Foster recovered from a wrist injury sustained during the first heat race to nurse home an eighth and ninth place finish, respectively. Now the series takes a break for Christmas and resumes with another double header on Jan 8th and 9th.

Here's a few photos from Saturday:

James Lissimore Photos

Monday, November 16, 2009

Chilliwack Arenacross Rounds Three and Four

Brock Hoyer debuted the big Number One plate this weekend.

Another weekend in the books here in Chilliwack and things went pretty good for the team. It would have been nice to grab a win but you can't complain when both Brock and Brady were contenders all weekend long.

Brock grabbed both heat race wins on Saturday and lead half of the Open main before finishing third. I'm sure he'd like to have his MX2 race back as he found himself laying on the ground in the first turn but still, coming back to fifth was a great ride. Brady was looking much better as well after recovering from a bout of the H1N1 virus. He remained in strking distance of the win right to the finish line during Friday's MX2 main and was running the leaders pace in the rest of the races as well. Good to see him rounding into form.

Now the guys get a month off before the series comes back for a single race day on Dec. 19. I'm sure both of them are itching to get a win before this series is over.

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Monday, November 9, 2009

Brock Hoyer had a solid weekend to kick off the 09-10 AX season

Well, the first weekend of the 2009-10 Nex-Trax Canadian Arenacross series kicked off this past weekend at Chilliwack, B.C.'s Heritage Park. The team was out in full force with an All Canadian lineup featuring last year's Lites class Arenacross Champion, Brock Hoyer, as well as Kris Foster and Brady Sheren. With the semi parked inside the Heritage Park's indoor pit area, the team was major focus of attention and fan favorite.

Brock showed right from the first gate drop why he was a champion last year as he, along with Cole Siebler and Kyle Beaton showed to be the class of the field and dominated the podium in all four main events. Unfortunately for Brock, a start gate mishap meant an early jump and a five position penalty for himself and race winner Beaton, bumping his second place finish down to a sixth. Aside from that one dark spot an otherwise succesfull weekend.

The other two riders were in the mix as well, with Kris Foster winning the Head to Head race on Friday night and pocketing the cash. Still recovering from a bad case of the flu, Sheren rode to a pair of fourths in his debut for the team.

Here's a few shots from the weekend.

James Lissimore Photos

Monday, October 5, 2009

Montreal Supercross

Brock Hoyer battles with Brady Sheren for the final podium spot
during Saturday's MX2 main event.

The team raced the world famous Montreal Supercross this weekend with Teddy Maier and Brock Hoyer. After flying in on thursday, everyone got settled in at the Universal Hotel down the road from the stadium...well everyone got settled but Teddy who's suspension got lost by his airline. Luckily it was located and shipped to the hotel before everyone left for the track the next morning.

For Teddy, he'd be riding a 450 as the MX2 class is Canadian only at Montreal. He was taking it seriously and had been practicing his butt off for the last month at his home in Iowa. He definitely wasn't kidding either about working hard as he logged the quickest lap time in both of friday's practice sessions. Brock had injured his knee while practicing a couple weeks before but he got better as the practice sessions progressed, eventually qualifying fourth quickest.

In the main events, both riders had great comeback rides as Brock got a bad start and worked his way up to fourth and almost got third from a fading Brady Sheren but came up a couple corners short. Meanwhile Teddy was involved in a first turn pileup in the MX1 class and had to charge from last all the way up to fifth place, a great ride and a good showing on the big bike. There's no doubt that he would have been in contention for the win if he had gotten a better start.

Here's a few photos from the race.

James Lissimore Photos: