Jake Weimer Update

January 9, 2006 1:47pm

Team SoBe/Samsung/Factory Connection Honda's Jake Weimer had an eventful day in his first AMA Supercross race. The rookie from Idaho crashed hard off the first-base triple in the second afternoon practice for the SX Lites class and needed medical attention right on the race track. He was taken to the Asterisk Mobile Medics' trailer, where his left ankle was X-rayed. Some members of his team worried that it might be a season-ending injury, but when the night program kicked off, Weimer was right down there on the starting line.

By the time the evening ended, Weimer had finished a solid seventh, though he was still hurting. According to Todd Galley of Traction Enterprises, Jake was so proud of his crash he took Galley into the rig to show him he crash on the big screen TV, in which Weimer's seemed to get some rear wheel-spin off the face of the slick triple and lost a lot of momentum.

"His ankle was swollen, but it was hurting the whole way across the side of his foot as if maybe the swingarm hit him there," explained Galley. "It felt better before the main event but he said it was really hurting him bad the last 3-4 laps.  He went over Tommy Hahn?s house to soak it in the hot tub yesterday.  Jake will be ready to go in Phoenix."