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04/10/2018

Atlas Brace Presents Behind the Lens- 2018 Sarnia Arenacross

As the riders gathered in Sarnia for Round 4 of the 2018 Rockstar Energy Triple Crown Series, all were excited to begin their eastern swing. After three very challenging races out west, everyone was ready for the gate to drop inside the tight confines of the Progressive Auto Sales Centre. When all was said and done, the packed house was treated to some intense battles in both the pro classes, as well as the amateur all-star classes.

Kawasaki rider Shawn Maffenbeier was the big winner in the 250 class as he dominated the main event. Behind him, Marco Cannella and Tanner Ward had to battle hard from the back of the pack to eventually finish up in second and third. In the 450 class, it was hometown boy Cole Thompson who took the early lead and never looked back. As Matt Goerke, Tyler Medaglia and Colton Facciotti battled for second, Thompson rode away to what appeared to be a stress-free victory. It was a great night of racing in Sarnia and James Lissimore was there to capture it all for this week’s Atlas Brace Behind the Lens.

Although he’s just a teenager, Marco Cannella rides like a cagey veteran. Cannella rode great in Sarnia and finished up in second in the 250 class.
It was great to see Cade Clason back racing in Canada. He looked great on Saturday night and will be racing here all summer long on a Sky Racing FXR Honda.
In front of his hometown fans, Cole Thompson holeshotted the 450 main event and rode away to victory.
Colton Facciotti had a rough night in Sarnia and ended up losing ground to Thompson in the Triple Crown Series points.
The first turn of the 450 main event didn’t exactly provide a lot of room for the riders.
It was great to see some new faces in Sarnia.
Matt Goerke came to Sarnia feeling much better and his results reflected that. In the main event, Goerke get off to a second place start and remained there for the duration of the race.
Even outdoor specialist kyle Keast made his way to Sarnia and looked great in the main event.
Ryan Lockhart came all the way from BC to race in Sarnia. In the 250 main event, Ryan rode solid and ended up taking home a fifth place finish.
Armed with the red plate on his Kawasaki, Shawn Maffenbeier dominated the 250 main event.
Red and green looked pretty good together if you ask me.
After a good battle, there’s nothing like a few fist pumps.
With an abundance of traction on the Sarnia track, the riders could just lay it over and twist the throttle.
You can tell by the tire tracks just how soft and sticky the dirt was in Sarnia.
During the opening ceremonies Tyler Medaglia entertained the fans with one of his famous wheelies.
With his home being just 20 minutes away from the Sarnia arena. Cole Thompson got the loudest cheers during opening ceremonies.
It was time for spring flowers and champagne showers in Sarnia.
Local boy Drew Roberts had a good night in Sarnia and look very comfortable on the tight track.
Everybody’s favourite time of the night.
Although the dirt was soft and sticky in Sarnia, the track layout was good and the racing was exciting.
It was great to see BC riders like Wyatt Waddell make his way all the way to Ontario for Round’s 4 and 5 of the 2018 Rockstar Energy Triple Crown.
Tanner Ward looked better in Sarnia and finished up in third overall.
After a rough day in Sarnia, Tanner Ward was very happy to get on the podium in the 250 class.
While running third in the main event, Colton Facciotti got caught up with a lapper and crashed. He would remount and finish in sixth, but the Honda rider lost a lot of points to Cole Thompson.

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Chris Pomeroy

1989 Rookie-of-the-year and former nationally ranked pro racer who turned into a dirt oriented scribe

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