Jason Lawrence Wins Second-Straight SX Lites Main

February 5, 2008 6:32am

Lawrence (Yamaha of Troy) puts Monster Energy on top of the podium for the second-straight week with a much-deserved win at Angel Stadium

CORONA, Calif., (Feb. 5, 2008) –  Monster Energy-backed Jason Lawrence (Yamaha of Troy) continued to reign on the Supercross Lites class, this past weekend living up to the billing of being the fastest racer at Anaheim’s (Calif.) Angel Stadium in putting together a masterful race – start to finish – and winning Round Five of the 2008 Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship.

Lawrence, who’s clocked some of the fastest lap times in the previous two Anaheim installments, pulled the start he needed and took command of the race on the first lap, then led the contest wire-to-wire for his second-straight Lites class victory.

“All eyes are on Jason Lawrence and he’s shining right now,” said Monster Energy Supercross announcer Jim Holley.

With the winning effort Lawrence cut a massive slice out of Ryan Dungey’s overall lead in the Lites class, closing the gap from 34 points after Anaheim 2 to a mere eight points (96-88) heading into San Diego this weekend – Lawrence’s hometown race.

"It’ll be nice to chill at home, play some Guitar Hero II, fall asleep on the couch get up a half hour before I’ve gotta race,” 
said Lawrence of the San Diego round.

Kidding aside, Lawrence has been on it. His second career win came on a track that no one can call a fluke due to mud or rain-shortened main event. His hard-nosed trainer Ryan Hughes has him pointed in the right direction and Lawrence shows no sign of letting up. After the San Diego round he’s got Houston (Feb. 16) before the long break until the final Supercross Western Lites Region round in Seattle (April 26).

“Three rounds to make up eight points. It’s gonna be tight,” said Lawrence.

Next up for Monster Energy Supercross is the San Diego round at Qualcomm Stadium (Feb. 9).