Arlington SX | Photo Report

February 15, 2017

 

We have rounded out the first leg of the western series in Arlington, TX this past weekend and it was a crazy combo of┬áred flags waving, slippery, rough track conditions and blinding sunlight, some guys will be glad to regroup for round 7 in Minnesota and others will just have to sit tight til the return of the western rounds in April. Here’s a look at some of the action at AT&T Stadium.

Here’s what we meant about the shifting sunlight. | BrownDog Wilson photo

Kyle White in the spotlight during practice. | Krystyn Slack photo

Clason and Ray battling it out. | BrownDog Wilson photo

Cade Clason looking stylie for qualifiers. | Krystyn Slack photo

Who’s this new guy you say? #708 is Joe Perron from Elko, Minnesota. | Krystyn Slack photo

Perron pulled out all the stops in qualifiers and made the evening program. | Krystyn Slack photo

Another guy with some really good results in qualifiers was Brad Lionnet who finished 5th in Group B. | Krystyn Slack photo

Brad was rockin’ the Clutch Black Ops this weekend. | BrownDog Wilson photo

Just ahead of Lionnet in qualifiers was #154 Brandon Scharer pulling a 4th fastest in Group B. | Krystyn Slack photo

Lionnet had some bad luck in Heat #1 when he crashed hard hitting his chin off the bars. Brad ended up with a broken jaw. Wishing you a quick recovery Brad. | Krystyn Slack photo

An impressive qualifying session for Cade Clason who was 3rd fastest in Group B. | Krystyn Slack photo

Kyle White was 10th fastest in Group B qualifying. | Krystyn Slack photo

Kyle White finding his groove. | Krystyn Slack photo

Brandon Scharer bringing his A-game. | BrownDog Wilson photo

A little leg swag from A-Ray. | Krystyn Slack photo

Brad Lionnet gathers up for track notes between motos. | Krystyn Slack photo

Brandon Scharer’s wrench wishing, “Please someone pull the curtain on that skylight.” | Krystyn Slack photo

Scharer in a sea of 3-digit contenders. | Krystyn Slack photo

Lionnet charging hard in that Texas red dirt. | Krystyn Slack photo

Alex Ray had a great ride in Arlington qualifying in top spot in his group. | Krystyn Slack photo

Joe Perron tackles the whoops section. | Krystyn Slack photo

Up close and personal with Scharer. | BrownDog Wilson photo

 

Heath Harrison heading out for qualifiers. | Krystyn Slack photo

Harrison had more speed and confidence than he’s ever had. | Krystyn Slack photo

Harrison ended up having a nasty get off during qualifiers and hit his head pretty hard. | Krystyn Slack photo

Molly Ringwald doesn’t have anything on A-Ray. | BrownDog Wilson photo

Never the shot we want to see. Harrison was checked out by the medics and was told to play it safe and sit out the night. A heart breaker for sure but a wise move on Harrison’s part. | Krystyn Slack photo

Perron checks in with his man-friend. | Krystyn Slack photo

Heading back to the pits to prepare for the evening show. | Krystyn Slack photo

 

Blasting off the start with Brandon Scharer in Heat Race #1. | Krystyn Slack photo

Scharer airs out in AT&T Stadium. | Krystyn Slack photo

You can see the constantly shifting fragments of sunlight that blasted riders from the roof. This made for kind of a dangerous afternoon but was fortunately gone for the evening program. | Krystyn Slack photo

You’re going the wrong way. | Krystyn Slack photo

The calm before the storm with Alex Ray. | Krystyn Slack photo

On the line with Ray. | Krystyn Slack photo

It’s go time! | Krystyn Slack photo

Hunker down through the whoops. | Krystyn Slack photo

Goggles on…check. | Krystyn Slack photo

Clason gets in his zone for the main event. | Krystyn Slack photo

Clason heads off to the pits after a good run in the main with a 21st finish for the night. | Krystyn Slack photo

Some guys do jumping jacks to get prepped on the line, Cade counts stars. | Krystyn Slack photo

Heavy traffic zone. | Krystyn Slack photo

Where’s Matthes when you need that guy. | Krystyn Slack photo

Some artsy shot of the stadium with Cade Clason and the leader board. | Krystyn Slack photo

Kyle White waits patiently on the line. | Krystyn Slack photo

Brandon Scharer comparing notes. | Krystyn Slack photo

The house is full in staging. | Krystyn Slack photo

See you guys next week! | Krystyn Slack photo