Unbound Energy Motocross Action Picks Up This Weekend In SactoWednesday, May 17, 2006 | 5:27 AM
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Reed, Wey and the Unbound-backed Moto XXX team set to rip it up this weekend at the 38th annual Hangtown Classic in northern California
CARLSBAD, Calif., (May 18, 2006) – Unbound Energy-backed motocross racers Chad Reed (Yamaha) and Nick Wey (MDK Motorsports) enter this weekend’s 38th annual Hangtown Classic having just completed superb seasons on the Amp’d Mobile AMA Supercross Series circuit.
Along with the Moto XXX team, led by last year’s Outdoor Nationals
sensation Juss Lansoo, the Unbound Energy-backed motocross racers represent some of the best in the world in the series that’s second to none – the 2006 AMA Toyota Motocross Championship, presented by FMF.
Last year Reed dealt with some injuries that forced him out of a
number of Outdoor National races. In the races he lined up in,
however, he managed to score five podium finishes. For sure keep an eye on Reed on the podium this summer.
Wey was just a click behind Reed last year in the overall Nationals
points chase (9th). But coming off an amazing supercross season this year, one in which he won the series’ overall top best privateer
award, Wey hopes to carry that momentum into the opener at Hangtown and expand upon his overall success he enjoyed in supercross.
“I’ve been training hard for the Nationals this summer and want to
improve upon my finish last year,” said Wey. “MDK Motorsports has
set me up with a great bike, I’ve got a solid nucleus of people
around me and I’m looking forward to this summer’s race series
more so than I have in the past.”
Over at the Unbound Moto XXX hauler there’s a definite buzz
surrounding Lansoo. The popular European transplant turned some heads last summer, coming from virtually nowhere to pull off a couple top ten finishes – including a fifth at Hangtown. Teammate Kyle Lewis will always be a contender at the Nationals and hopes to regain the podium form he felt a few summers ago at Washougal (3rd in ’02).
Also keep an eye on hyper fast Josh Summey in the Lites class. Summey scored several top 20 finishes while battling injury and is expected to improve upon those number this summer. And finally, once healthy, Tim “Red Dog” Ferry is always a threat to make the top ten – and even better at places like Budds Creek where he was one of the last guys ever to beat Ricky Carmichael in a moto.
All of the Unbound Energy-backed athletes return to action this
weekend for the opening round of the 2006 Toyota AMA Motocross
Championship at Hangtown (May 21st).