Round 3 Sarnia AX | Photo Report

April 30, 2019

Photos by James Lissimore

Down to the wire. The Rockstar Energy Triple Crown AX Tour is winding its way through Ontario for the last 2 stops in the circuit and things heated up in round 3 at Sarnia, Ontario this past weekend. We saw some pretty crazy bar banging in the Pro classes and some outstanding efforts made in the amateur ranks. Fan attendance was probably the largest we have seen on the AX Tour here in Sarnia. A few bumps in the road during the day program. The fire department shut things down while they got the gas fumes under control for the evening show. The dirt was way less moist than last years event and was gummy to say the least. Traction was not an issue at this round, nor was roost for that matter. We take things to Barrie, ON for the 4th and final round of the AX Tour next weekend and you can be sure there will be plenty of action to keep you on the edge of your seat. Lets take a look at some of the FXR athletes who competed at Sarnia.

On his new YZ65 Ben Kongmany takes the win at Sarnia in 65cc class.
Coming in 2nd in 65cc was #14 Jacob Carney.
Chris Pomeroy and son Ayrton all smiles on the line.
Pomeroy would take 5th in Supermini.
Intermediate rider #32 Seth Hughes takes his heat win and the main win.
Intermediate rider #562 Jamie Powell would grab 3rd in his heat and take 2nd in the main.ok
Cade Clason rallies the crowd during opening ceremonies.
Phil Nicolettis eyes say it all. Time to do battle.
The calm before the storm. Luke Renzland looking calm and collected before the night show.
Team mate Marco Cannella looking rather pensive as he waits to head to the line for his heat race.
Talan Hansen had a DNF in his heat and took 6th place in the Semi.
Renzland would take the win in 250 Pro Heat 1.
Marco Cannella finished in 3rd place in Heat 1.
#81 Cole Wilson would take 5th in Heat 2 and 2nd place in the Semi.
Phil Nicoletti took 3rd in Heat 1.
Cade Clason would take 3rd in 450 Pro Heat 2.
Shawn Maffenbeier took 2nd in Heat 2 and had some great battles with Clason.
Maffenbeier took 5th in the Clash for Cash.
Marco Cannella rounded out his night with a 5th in the main event.
Tyler Gibbs would take 10th in the main.
Luke Renzland would go on to take 3rd in the final.
With ventilation an issue at the Progressive Auto Sales Arena, this meant all doors were open and fans were running and it was pretty chilly. Good thing Phil packed his off-road vest.
Shawn Maffenbeier needs to get himself a good start.
Cade Clason would take 5th in the main event.
Phil Nicoletti was on a charge in the main event and keeping Thompson at bay but a downed lapper gave Phil zero room for clearance and this set him back and provided Thompson with the opportunity to blow past him. Nicoletti would take 3rd in the main event.
Shawn Maffenbeier would take 6th in the main.
Your 250 Pro podium with Luke Renzland taking 3rd place.
Time for celebrating.
Not happy with his result, Nicoletti will be primed and ready for redemption in Barrie next weekend.
Your 450 Pro podium with Phil Nicoletti taking 3rd. See you guys in Barrie!