Iain Hayden a perfect 6 for 6 in Finals on the Season!
Courtesy Mark Fries
In a virtual carbon copy of last weeks events, the Royal Distributing / Factory Recreation Pro Xtreme Team took home the same three trophies as the week before. Pro Iain Hayden #93 , and Semi-Pro Joey Sagan were again near perfect in the heat races, which all adds up in points for the national championships. Iain blasted through his heats Friday night with wins in Pro Open Mod, and Pro Stock 440. Joey, not to be outdone, ripped off a couple of wins in his Semi-Pro Stock 440, and Semi-Pro Open heats. The huge weekend crowd in Barrie saw much of the same thing on Saturday, with the #93 Wayne Legge tuned Rev's grabbing holeshot after holeshot, and staying out front in time and again. Joey's #202 Rev's were also holeshotting and leading the heats; and someone thought they actually saw Wayne Legge smile trackside on a race day-it turned out to be untrue afterall.
Joey bumped to Pro 440 as well again this weekend; won a couple Pro heats, and nailed a 2nd behind Hayden in the process. For the finals on Sunday, the Barrie fairgrounds were packed full inside and out on a blustery winter day. In Semi-Pro Open, Joey Sagan was out front as some the of top competitors got mired in a midpack start. Joey slipped a little on the rough track and Peter Raymer slipped by on his Cat. As Joey worked to chase him back down, certain to catch him, he bobbled in the treachorous whoop section and crashed hard. Joey got up and was in obvious pain to the crowd. Sagan is becoming a crowd favourite for his lunchbox work ethic, combined with obvious talent. In another gut-check effort from Joey, he went to the royaldistributing.com hauler to have the injured hand taped up, and got ready to go out and run Semi-Pro Stock 440. Sagan dealt with the pain and fought hard to a win, suprising his whole team, who expected Joey to go out and collect points with a slow lap or two.
In the Pro finals it was all Hayden, as he lead both Pro Open and Pro Stock 440 wire to wire. In the Pro Open final Hayden opened up a half track lead as he was the only competitor in any class to decipher the tricky and dangerous whoop section. Iain is now a perfect 6 for 6 on the season, and proving why he is the number one rider in Canada! Another weekend, another great effort from the Pro Xtreme team!