Sheren dominates at Agassiz
May 1, 2007
Round 2 of the BC Provincial series was held in picturesque Agassiz on a beautiful spring day in the BC coastal mountains. After a week of on and off rainfall, conditions were perfect on the track, and a large turnout of riders showed up to enjoy the races. It was a Denny's Grand Slam for Brady!
Holeshot Racing's Brady Sheren nailed the start in moto 1 of the MX2 pro class on his Pro Circuit Kawasaki KX250F, and proceeded to check out on the field, eventually winning by 32 seconds. The second moto was a carbon copy of the first, as Brady easily took another win and another overall.
The MX1 class was a little more difficult, however, as Brady got a mid pack start in the first moto, then spun out and stalled his 450 only 10 seconds into the race. He quickly remounted in last place and proceeded to put on a charge that would see him catch and pass Lee Coutts, Suzuki's Milo Christie, and with only 2 laps to go, still had to make up another 10 seconds to catch Honda's Andrew Belin. Brady did catch Belin by the time they got to the checkers, but was not able to pass for the win as time ran out. Moto 2 went much better for Brady. Belin got the holeshot, with Coutts second and Brady third. Coutts put up a good fight for a couple of laps, and Belin was able to put a few seconds on them, but once Brady got by Coutts, he set his sights on Belin, and caught him on the next lap, then made a bold pass on the outside of Belin on the table/table section. After that Brady cruised in for the victory and another overall.
Brady also raced the Seattle Supercross only the night before, then packed up immediately after the race and made the 3 hour drive to Agassiz. The day started out well for him in Seattle, and after the first set of practice qualifying, Brady was 12th fastest overall, ahead of many factory riders. The spongey track deteriorated quickly and got badly rutted, and Brady was only able to end up qualifying 22nd after the second practice times came in.
He was very uncomfortable on the rutted track after 2 months off of supercross, and was not willing to take any chances and risk injury before the outdoor season. His night qualifier did not go well, and he ended up in the LCQ. One highlight of the night was that he holeshot the LCQ, but made too many mistakes on the first lap, and before he knew it, found himself in fifth place, one spot out of qualifying for the main. He did make a good effort to pass back for fourth, but was unsuccessful and got passed instead and ended up 7th.
Brady is travelling to Quebec this weekend for the famous Arenacross in Victoriaville, then will return for Round 3 of the BC Provincials before heading down south for the Hangtown AMA National in California.
Many thanks go out to Brady's sponsors, especially Canadian Kawasaki, Holeshot Racing, Denny's, Sixsixone, Fly Racing, Pro Circuit, Gaerne, Scott USA, Maxima, Sunline, Mechanix Wear, Orthoflex, Ogio, and DC. Brady would like to give a special shout out this week to Enjoy Mfg for the awesome job on the graphics, and to Pirelli for the great tires and all the extra support in Seattle.