Langston In Heated Western Region Lites Title Chase With Rival Short

April 18, 2006 11:48am

Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki’s Langston two points back, 118-116, with two races remaining in Western Lites title chase
CARLSBAD, Calif., (April 18, 2006) – Team Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki’s Grant Langston is looking to repeat as the Amp’d Mobile AMA Supercross Series’ Lites class champion, adding to his trophy case this year’s Western Region title to go with the Eastern Region title he won last year.
Standing in Langston’s way is a worthy adversary in Andrew Short. Both racers have either won or been on the podium in all but one of the six Western Lites races so far this year. And at the race where neither was on the podium both had faltered – Langston finishing 15th and Short finishing 13th in the mud at San Francisco’s SBC Park.
Overall, Langston has two wins to Short’s two wins. The only difference in points being the throw away race at San Francisco.
“It’s going to come down to the final event of the last Western Regional race in Seattle,” said Langston. “Andrew’s raced well this year and has a shot at the title. And I feel I’ve put in the work needed to bring the title back to Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki. So it’s just going to come down to who wants it more.”
Langston added that he wants to win the title straight up. “Nothing is more important to me right now than to win this title outright and add it to the Eastern Region title I won last year,” said Langston. “The tracks are different in the east and to be able to win that portion of the series shows your versatility as a racer and adds a certain legitimacy to being a Lites class champion.”
Langston, the only racer to have won World GP, Supercross and AMA Outdoor National motocross title, returns to action this Saturday at Texas Stadium in Irving. His teammate, Ryan Villopoto, trails Mike Alessi for fifth place overall by only one point (95-94).
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