CARLSBAD, Calif., (March 13, 2007) – Deluge Sport Drink’s Tommy Hahn (Honda) recorded his first AMA Supercross Lites class podium finish of the season, this past Friday scoring a 2nd place finish at Daytona International Speedway, Round Ten of the 2007 Amp’d Mobile AMA Supercross Series.
Hahn, who last year was on the podium for the Vegas Lites Shootout, moved all the way up to 13th overall in the Lites class standings – only four points out of the top ten.
“Got that one out of the way, now it’s time to really pour it on,” said Hahn. “The speed of the Honda CRF250R and Deluge Sport Drink keeping me hydrated was the right combination for Daytona.”
Hahn made the main with an outstanding performance in the second heat race, which he won. In the main he pulled out of the gate in 3rd place and moved into 2nd by lap two. Hahn then defended his position for the overall 2nd place spot, recording the second-fastest lap time of the evening.
In the AMA Supercross class, Josh Summey (Moto XXX) put his Honda CRF450R back up in the top ten on the Amp’d Mobile AMA Supercross Series tour, racing to a well-deserved 10th place finish overall in the AMA Supercross class main event.
It wasn’t an easy ride to make the main for Summey as problems in a heat race No. 2 led to a tight battle with defending Westerns SX Lites champ Grant Langston for the final transfer spot, which Summey lost and had to run the LCQ. In the LCQ Summey had to battle hard for the second and final transfer spot, taking that momentum into the main.
“I think going to the LCQ gave me an advantage in the main because I had an extra few laps to check out some different lines,” said Summey. “The track was very hard to pass on, but I found a couple areas in the LCQ that I’d end up utilizing in the main to my advantage.”
In the main Summey’s teammate Kyle Lewis pulled the holeshot and ran up front with the leaders for the early part of the race – which earned him tons of props from SPEED Channel color man Jeff Emig. A couple minor issues would relegate Lewis back to 14th overall, but it was still a solid night of racing for the veteran in the stacked Supercross class.
Summey would ride consistently, coming around after the first lap in 10th and holding onto that position for the entire 20-lap main event.
Next up for the Deluge Sport-backed athletes is this weekend’s running of the Orlando Supercross at the Citrus Bowl (March 17th).