racers in the top 14 premier class places at Lakewood’s (Colo.)
Thunder Valley Raceway
CARLSBAD, Calif., (July 24, 2006) – Unbound Energy Drink was led this past weekend by Unbound EnergyMoto XXX’s Tim Ferry who placed 6th overall in the AMA Motocross class standings at Lakewood and strengthened his hold ninth place overall in that premier class’
Ferry was able to pull great starts in both motos (5th) and battle
through out the race to hold close to his starting position. His 6th
place overall performance was the highest by a non-factory rider at
“Things definitely felt good this weekend,” said Ferry. “I feel
I’m getting faster and faster each week and believe it’s within
reason that I could make a podium in a moto, possibly an overall,
before the summer is finished. I feel I’m right there within
striking distance now as far as my speed goes, it’s just a matter of
finishing stronger each race.”
Unbound Energy Drink’s top racer in the points standings, Chad Reed, ran into some difficulty on the last lap of the first moto and ended up an uncharacteristic 16th overall. Still, Reed was able to rally and made his way back to the podium in then second moto, finishing 3rd and salvaging an 8th place overall finish. Reed ended up losing a bit of ground on points leader Ricky Carmichael (342-373), but still has a solid hold on 2nd place overall in the standings.
Nick Wey (Unbound Energy/MDK Motorsports) also ran into a bit of
difficulty at Lakewood. After a 9th in the first moto – charging
forward from a 12th place start – Wey got held up on the first lap
of the second moto and came around in 18th. He then put on an
impressive rally, moving all close to the top ten before mechanical
issues relegated him to an un-Wey like 18th place finish. With the
12th place overall Wey had to yield his 5th place points position in
the standings to factory racer Travis Preston, though only by two
Also bringing in an excellent finish for Unbound/Moto XXX was Josh
Summey. The North Carolina native went a solid 10-10 for 9th overall
and still has a solid hold on 10th place overall in the Motocross
class standings, one position behind teammate Tim Ferry.
Rounding out the Unbound Energy Drink placers in the Motocross class were Unbound/Moto XXX’s Kyle Lewis (15-15, 14th o/a) and Daniel Sani of the Unbound/MD1/Tokyo Mods/Fox team in 17th overall.
All of the Unbound Energy Drink-backed athletes return to action for
Round Eight of the 2006 Toyota AMA Motocross Championship at
Washougal MX Park in Washougal, Wash. (July 30th).