This past weekend the 2022 Triple Crown Series AXTour visited Sarina and the Progressive Auto Sale Arena. This race represented the first real indoor race for the series since the spring of 2019 and the riders and fans were sure excited about it. During the two nights of racing, we witnessed just about everything from battles, take-outs, crashes, and everything else that we’ve come to expect when pro racing is moved indoors. In the end, the main event winners were Cole Thompson, Tanner Ward, and Mitchell Harrison. All three riders were fast all weekend and were able to find a small level of consistency. As he’s been all season long James Lissimore was there and he sent us these great photos from Sarnia.
It was great to be back indoors after two and half years!
Quinn Amyotte was fast all weekend in Sarnia but just wasn’t able to get great starts.
With his boss still healing up this guy has really had to step up and run the show at the TLD/GASGAS Team.
Chris Blackmer was a late entry for Sarnia but he sure provided a lot of excitement on both nights.
Cole Thompson and Tanner Ward were solid all weekend long.
Either Tanner and Donk were happy to be back indoors or they were just high on the fumes.
Some of the riders and teams opted to pit inside during the weekend.
This was Elmore’s final race in the east before he and his brother start their long trek home.
Sarnia has always had a lot of AX fans and it was great to see them back at the races.
Tyler Gibbs had a solid weekend in Sarnia and even got a podium finish on Friday night.
These two indoor specialists always seem to find each other on the race track.
Here Tyler Gibbs celebrates a heat race win on Friday night.
Mitchell Harrison was a little off of the pace on Friday night but he came back strong on Saturday.
This was something we didn’t see very often in Sarnia.
It was great to see the Triple Crown Series take over Sarnia last weekend.
Jeremy McKie’s weekend didn’t start off well but he turned it around and rode great on Saturday.
Opening ceremonies was entertaining on both nights in Sarnia.
The podium was not the place to be if you wanted to stay dry in Sarnia.
This was one of your podiums from Friday night.
Preston Masciangelo was fast in practice on Friday but suffered a big crash in the night show and injured his wrist. Hopefully it’s not too bad and he’ll be back for Calgary.
As you can see the margin for error is very small in AX.
Devin Simonson was one of the fast American’s who travel to Sarnia to race.
Back in 2018 and 2019 the Sarnia AX was held in the spring when the soil was still wet. For this race the dirt was incredible, and the riders loved it.
Success or failure in AX is sometimes determined in the first two feet of the race.
Tanner Ward grabs the early lead and shows the pack the way through the rhythm section.
Cole Thompson and his red plates looked great all weekend in Sarnia.
The dream team did it again in Sarnia!
The first turn was tight in Sarnia but overall it was very safe.
Considering he just got back on the 250 on Thursday Tanner Ward looked very good in Sarnia.
Westen Wrozyna is a warrior and we love how he races each race like it’s his last.
No headlight and no main events this time for Dario Zecca but he still gave it everything he had and it was good to see him in Sarnia.