By James Lissimore
Last weekened the Monster Energy AMA Supercross series visted one of the best attended rounds of the series, at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Georgia and I was lucky enough to make the journey down to the South for the second straight year. After such a great debut the weekend before in Dallas I couldn't wait to see how our own Cole Thompson could do in his second race but unfortunately for Thompson, it just wasn't his day and he struggled most of the day to get comfortable on the track. A stall in his heat race didn't help things and in the end he ended up watching the main event from the stands as he didn't qualify. Thompson's young - he'll surely bounce back and learn from this so keep your eyes on the hungry Canadian next weekend when the series visits St. Louis.
I'll have a full photo report up on PulpMX later today but check out another view of the Canadian riders, personnel and other riders who have raced in Canada in the past right her on DMX.
Austin Politelli made his second straight main, finishing 19th.
Bobby Kiniry has become the king of the LCQ lately. He qualified for the main by taking another LCQ win and finished 14th for the third straight week.
Coming off his 9th at Dallas, Cole Thompson struggled to learn the track at Atlanta. A stall in his heat didn't help and bad start in the LCQ meant that Cole didn't qualify.
This rhythm section was giving a lot of riders fits in practice, including Thompson.
Matthes claims this rider, David Buller, is originally from Manitoba but I've never heard of him before. He scored a fill in ride on the Dragon Fuels KTM team after Tyler Sjoberg and Gannon Audette were injured and just missed the night show with the 42nd quickest time. Maybe some Manitobans can shed some light on the mysterious Canadian rider.
The Donk/Justin Sipes superteam made the 450 main at Atlanta. Sipes finished 19th in the main.
Alberta's John John Pauk was back at Atlanta for his second attempt at Supercross. He logged the 49th quickest time and didn't make the cut for the night show.
Former Canadian MX2 East champ and man who now hosts a lot of Canadians down at his Georgia Practice Facility, Josh Woods, was at Atlanta.
Another former Canadian MX2 East Champ, Kyle Chisholm, had a solid ride at Atlanta, finishing 11th in the 450 main event.
The former Blackfoot Yamaha rig has a new home in AMA Supercross as the Ohlins Suspension/Langston Racing KTM team transporter.
After riding for the Kilbarger Racing team(another one that uses a former Blackfoot rig) last weekend at Dallas, Shawn Rife switched over to the Utter Motorsports team for Atlanta and made the main event. He finished 15th.