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.

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