Massive down pours were the name of the game on Sunday’s race in Nanaimo. Yamalube Schrader’s SMX Racing rider Shawn Maffenbeier along with affiliate Yamalube MX101 rider Shawn Robinson were well prepared coming off of their winter training session in California with PerformX trainer Todd Shumlick. “I’m coming into this season even stronger and with more confidence,” said Maffenbeier.
Team owner/manager Randy Maffenbeier was pleased with the days finishes even with some mishaps. “Shawn had a fantastic start in the first moto coming out second, then a corner saw him completely covered in water from the spray. Once he could see again he had lost some positions but managed to battle back and finish 8th in the first moto. The second moto was a rougher start. Shawn ended up with a flat by the 3rd lap but was still competing hard in 8th. We thought the clutch had gone in the last lap but it turned out the tire had finally spun off the rim and Shawn was able to limp across the finish for 13th. That put him in 10th overall for the day.”
“Although the conditions were soggy the SSS Suspension and PRC built Yamalube Schrader’s Yamaha 450F powered by Renegade Fuel, had the traction from the Dunlop tires and durability to be in the top of the field,” said owner/manager Jackie Maffenbeier. “The Troy Lee Gear and equipment looked good at the beginning, but most importantly helped protect our riders as they battled through the muck. A big thanks out to Matrix for the new stands and the Atlas neck braces. Brady Sherren is more than willing to get you in the right gear. I would also like to thank Joey at Husky in Regina for being our fuel sponsor for the West. Getting to the races is always a challenge and he makes sure that happens for us.”
Yamalube MX101 affiliate rider Shawn Robinson showed everyone that they better be looking over their shoulder because he’s moving on up! “I decided at the end of last season that I needed to change my ways. I spent the winter in California at the PerformX Motorcross Training where I lost over 20 pounds on the great nutrition program and was able to improve my conditioning,” said Robinson. “I have high expectations of myself this season and I want to thank all my sponsors who have helped me make this possible including MX101 and the Robinson Brothers.”