Spy Optic’s Kevin Windham Scores His Second-Straight Monster SX Podium

January 24, 2008 6:28am

Windham places 3rd and Andrew Short places in the top ten as well to lead Spy Optic AMA Supercross class racers @ Anaheim’s (Calif.) “Throwback Night”

CARLSBAD, Calif., (Jan. 21, 2008) – Spy Optic’s Kevin Windham, a ‘throwback racer’ in his own right in terms of the average age of the competitors challenging for the Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, title showed he’s still got the right stuff as he powered his Honda CRF450R to a come-from-behind 3rd place finish at Anaheim (Calif.) 2’s “Throwback Night” this past Saturday.

“Since Spy was an idea just beginning to flicker in the minds of its founders in 1986, we’ll let this podium finish tonight – and all the ones by McGrath and those guys running Spys here before me – begin the heritage for the next Throwback Night 20 years from now,” said Windham. “I had a lot of fun out there tonight and was glad I could represent Spy on the podium.”

Windham, who charged from a top ten start to 6th place after the first lap, was able to get past a number of racers upwards of a decade younger than himself – including hyperfast Mike Alessi, who Windham held off for the final podium spot.

"I had a lot of time to talk to that old crew that were here for the Throwback Night,” said Windham, noting longtime Factory Connection/ Honda teammate Mike LaRocco. “They know where I’m at and where I’m headed. Making the podium feels like the Windham of old, and we’ll take that one.”

Spy Optic’s Andrew Short (Honda) got a horrible start and had to fight from nearly dead last to make the top ten. His last-second pass on Charles Summey secured 9th overall.

In the AMA Supercross Lites class at Anaheim 2, Spy Optic was led by Dan Reardon who finished 4th overall. Throughout much of the race Reardon was locked into a tight battle with fellow Australian countryman Brett Metcalfe, who Reardon eventually got the better of on the final lap to secure 4th.

Next up for the Spy Optic racers on the Monster Energy Supercross tour is the Jan. 26th race at AT&T Park in San Francisco.

About Spy

Spy Optic designs, develops and markets premium products for the action sports and youth lifestyle markets. Spy’s principal products, sunglasses and goggles, target the action sports market, including surfing, skateboarding, snowboarding, motocross, wakeboarding and skiing, and the youth lifestyle market within fashion, music, and entertainment.  Spy’s innovative proprietary products utilize high- quality materials, handcrafted manufacturing processes and engineered optical lens technology to convey premium quality, contemporary style, and progressive design.  Spy is a wholly owned subsidiary of Orange 21, Inc. (NASDAQ:ORNG). www.spyoptic.com


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