Yamaha Motor Canada Presents Behind the Lens From Chilliwack

Since the mid-’90s, the Arenacross Series in BC has been going strong, and you could say that over the years it has played a direct role in the successful careers of Darcy Lange, Dusty Klatt and Colton Facciotti. All three BC riders spent a lot of time battling it out in the arenas of the Lower Mainland of our most western province. Since those early days, this series has changed hands as well as venues a few times; today it’s officially called the Future West Canadian AX Championships. With numerous amateur and pro entries over each weekend, the series is as popular as it’s ever been.

This past weekend the 2018/19 series kicked off in the series’ only location this year, the Heritage Arena in Chilliwack. With the venue being very large inside, it allowed track builder Kyle Beaton to construct a multi-lane technical track that had something for everyone. Both nights provided entertaining racing to kick-off the series, and James Lissimore was there to capture a few of the coolest moments. With the opening rounds now in the books, Rounds 3 and 4 will once again take place this weekend in Chilliwack.

As we’ve seen so far in 2018, indoor racing always provides us with some very close racing.

One of the reasons why we all race is to finish on the podium and give a post race interview.

It’s great to see Casey Keast putting his talents on display during this intense indoor series.

Every rider loved the Kyle Beaton built track in Chilliwack.

Red on red always looks great.

After sitting out most of 2018 with injuries, it was great to see Brock Leitner back on the track this past weekend.

Ryan Lockhart was back in Chilliwack doing what he always does.

If you want to have success indoors, you almost always have to get a good start.

With his usual off-season scruff already in full bloom, Shawn Maffenbeier was on fire this weekend in Chilliwack.

Shawn Maffenbeier gets sideways after winning one the main events in Chilliwack.

Who says indoor racing doesn’t make you tired.

After returning to racing a few weeks ago in Hamilton, Wyatt Waddell was back on the track in Chilliwack and getting himself back up to speed.

Kyle Beaton’s technical track gave more than one rider trouble at the opening round.