Deluge-backed Morais (Yamaha), Hahn (Honda) and Jesseman (Yamaha) set to duke it out over East/West Lites bragging rights
CARLSBAD, Calif., (May 3, 2007) – Deluge Sport Drink-backed supercross Lites class racers Ryan Morais (Yamaha of Troy), Tommy Hahn (Honda) and Branden Jesseman (Motoworld/Yamaha) roll into Las Vegas’ Sam Boyd Stadium this weekend with a great shot at making the overall podium in the Dave Coombs Sr. East/West Shoot Out – the Lites class finals of the 2007 Amp’d Mobile AMA Supercross Series.
Of the three racers Morais may have the most to prove. Having been thisclose to winning the overall Eastern Lites Regional title (three point loss to Ben Townley) two weeks ago in Detroit, Morais would like nothing better than to close out the season with a win at the East/West Lites finals.
“It’s going to be the best weekend of Lites racing all year,” said Morais. “Just to make the main event is going to be tough. And that final race should prove to be the most exciting race all season. The talent level there is unbelievable. I’m pumped to get it going.”
Hahn, who scored three Eastern Lites Regional podium finishes (Atlanta, Daytona & Detroit) will also be a threat to make the podium, especially considering Hahn’s factory Honda backing.
“It’s pretty much all or nothing at Vegas,” said Hahn. “Do well there and you carry that momentum into Hangtown to start the Nationals.”
Noteworthy: Last year Hahn finished on the podium in 3rd at the Vegas Lites Shoot Out.
Of Deluge Sport Drink’s three top Lites class contenders, Branden Jesseman was the only rider to win a race this season (Orlando), while adding a podium finish at Indianapolis.
“I’m heading in there confident and hope I can re-create the success the Motoworld/Yamaha team enjoyed with our win at Orlando this year,”
The final race of the 2007 Amp’d Mobile AMA Supercross Series is this Saturday (May 5th) at Las Vegas’ Sam Boyd Stadium.