Monday, January 12, 2009
Arenacross Wrap Up - Brock takes the Open title
Brock took the win during Saturday's Open main event and took the Championship
Well, another series is in the books and what a roller coaster it was. After the last 2 rounds it looked like Teddy would wrap up the title as he had a comfortable lead in both classes. Well, as we all know with racing, nothing is for certain untill the final checkered flag falls. Teddy ended up breaking his leg while riding back home and just like that he was out. Luckily, Jeremy Medaglia was able to be recruited for the weekend and he did a great job. Considering he had never ridden an arenacross before it was tough to guess how he would do. Amazingly enough, he hopped on Teddy's bike and didn't even need a clicker adjusted. Not only that, he swept both main events on Friday night, his first ever ax race. Things didn't go as well on Saturday, as he got a flat tire in the Lites main but still he bounced back to finish second behind Brock in the Open main. Not bad for someone who got a last minute call up to come out and race a bike he'd never ridden before.
With Teddy out, Brock would end up being the man to carry the team in the Championship and he rose to the ocassion. He would end up being the best overall rider for the weekend, reeling off 3 straight second place finishes, winning the Head to Head race on Saturday and then capping it all off with the final win in the Open class. The win gave him the Open class championship as well. All in all a great series for him.
Kris Foster was also racing for the team. Despite not having a chance to ride much lately he still did pretty good. He finished fourth in both of the Lites main events and that was good enough to give him third overall in the Championship.
Here's a few photos from the weekend.
James Lissimore Photos:
Rick Foster and Pat O'Connor rush to change Jeremy's flat tire after the Lites main event.
Jeremy Medaglia was on fire all weekend in his fill in ride.
Missy Hackett finished second in the Ladies class.
Foster bangs bars with Colton McLean
Darcy Lange(09) was a suprise guest for the teams opening ceremonies parade lap.
Brock was the most consistent rider of the weekend.
Jeremy and Brock share the podium on Friday.
Jeremy gets interviewed after taking the win on Friday night
Jeremy Medaglia with his new ride.
Friday's Factory Rider for a Day winners pose with the team.