Five podium finishes for Monster Energy Leading Edge Kawasaki in second week of Arenacross
November 17, 2010
Monster Energy Leading Edge Kawasaki Canadian Arenacross Rounds 3 and 4 Race Report
Leading Edge team takes five podium finishes in second week of Arenacross action
Kamloops, British Columbia(November 16, 2010) For a second straight weekend, the Nex-Trax Canadian Arena Supercross series made it's home at Chilliwack, British Columbia's Heritage Park and on the heels of a dominant first weekend with the reigning champion, Kyle Beaton, taking three of the four wins, the Leading Edge team looked to keep the momentum rolling as they returned for rounds three and four.
Things started out well, as Beaton grabbed both heat race wins and showed why he's sporting the number one plate on his KX250F. In the AX2 main event, he would go down on the first lap and by the time he remounted he was in last place. He didn't waste any time regrouping and in the most impressive ride of the weekend, worked his way all the way back to second by the checkered flag, keeping his championship hopes alive. Joining him on the podium was his friend and fellow Leading Edge teammate, Spencer Knowles, in third. In the Open class main event, Beaton made no mistake in proving who the fastest rider of the night was as he passed early leader, Kevin Urquhart, to take the lead and the win.
Saturday started out with more of the same as Beaton again swept both his heat races. The team followed that up with Kris Foster taking the win in the half time, Head to Head race and then Beaton and Knowles put their Kawasaki's to the front of the pack in the AX2 race, taking the top two spots. With the points lead squarely in his possession in the AX2 class, Beaton went to work doing the same in the Open class when disaster struck – he went down while trying to make a pass for the lead, collecting his young teammate, Knowles, in the process. Unfortunately, neither rider was able to finish the race but luckily, though both were sore they'll be back and ready to continue the fight when the series resumes in one month in Grande Prairie, Alberta. In the meantime, last year's number two ranked rider, Brock Hoyer, stepped up and had his best finish of the weekend, just missing the podium with a fourth place ride.
So, with the first four rounds in the books, defending champ Beaton finds himself with a comfortable lead in the AX2 class and only four points behind in the Open class as the series takes a one month break before resuming December 17th and 18th at Grande Prairie, Alberta's Crystal Centre. The team also features, Spencer Knowles and Brock Hoyer in the top five in points in the AX2 and Open classes, respectively. For more info on the Nex-Trax Canadian Arena Supercross series, check out their website at www.arenacross.ca
The Monster Energy Leading Edge Kawasaki team would like to thank the following sponsors for making their 2010 racing effort possible:
Monster Energy, Leading Edge Motorsports, Parts Canada, Thor, Canadian Kawasaki Motors, LeadingEdgeDeals.com, Gold Business Machines, Pro Circuit, C4MX, Faction MX, Podium Grafix, Pirelli, Ipone lubricants, Ogio, Mechanix Wear, Zeta, T.M. Designworks, Furious clothing, Boyesen, Hinson, Alpinestars, Matrix Concepts, Sunstar, D.I.D, Kyocera, DRC, Acerbis, Magnum MX, JE