Monster Energy Leading Edge Kawasaki Canadian Arenacross Rounds 3 and 4 Race Report

December 22, 2010

Monster Energy Leading Edge Kawasaki Canadian Arenacross Rounds 3 and 4 Race Report

Brock Hoyer finishes on podium at Grande Prairie, Alberta's Crystal Centre

Kamloops, British Columbia(December 20, 2010) This past weekend saw a stop at a new venue for the Nex-Trax Canadian Arenacross series as the racers made their way to Grande Prairie, Alberta's Crystal Centre. With the first two weekend's taking place at the larger track surface of Chilliwack, BC's Heritage Park, the Crystal Centre brought a return to the more traditional, tight arenacross track and the racing was tight and action packed.

Defending champion, Kyle Beaton, came into the weekend looking strong and ready to maintain the momentum he had built up as he won five of the first eight main events but unfortunately he crashed in his first heat race and cut his leg, requiring many stitches to close up the wound. It would knock him out for the rest of the weekend but he'll be ready to resume the battle at the next round in Abbotsford, British Columbia in a months time.

Though Beaton was unable to continue, last year's number two finisher, Brock Hoyer, stepped up in his absence to put in a great showing. The former resident of nearby Fort Saint John, BC had plenty of friends and family in the stands to cheer him on and he rewarded them with a solid third in Friday's Open main. He finished just off the podium with a fourth in the other three main events and had a great weekend, battling with the leaders in every race. Said Hoyer after his weekend, “I felt really good this weekend. It was nice having so many friends and fans in the stands and I felt like I rode a lot better than the first two weekends. I definitely would have liked to have got by those guys but I've got a lot more confidence going into the next race, I can't wait.

Spencer Knowles started off the weekend solid, grabbing a sixth and a seventh in Friday night's AX2 and Open mains, respectively, but unfortunately on Saturday was another casualty of the crash filled weekend as he went down in his heat race and was unable to continue. Just like Beaton though, he's got plenty of time to recover and will be a hundred percent for the next round in Abbotsford where he'll be looking to get back to the podium that he's already found three times this season.

The team now takes a break for Christmas before the series resumes on January 21st at Abbotsford, British Columbia's Abbotsford Entertainment and Sports Center. For more information on the Canadian Arena Supercross series visit

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,, 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