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Spy Optic’s Kevin Windham Wins Houston SX

K-Dub’s first win in more than three years highlight’s an unreal weekend for Spy Optic athletes

CARLSBAD, Calif., (Feb. 19, 2008) – With the momentum and confidence gained from practice times faster than points leader Chad Reed, along with a solid heat race win, Spy Optic’s Kevin Windham (Torco/Honda) blasted out of the starting gate at Houston’s Reliant Stadium – on a course he personally designed for track builder Dirt Wurx – and took over the race lead early then checked out to win his first Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship. The win was Windham’s first since 2005 in Anaheim, Calif.

“What a weekend! I couldn’t have picked a better spot to win,” 
said Windham. “I just kept my head down and kept digging. Things seem to be working well with the team and it’s nice to see everything come together.”

The win for Windham, along with top ten places from Spy Optic’s Andrew Short (Honda, 5th place) and Nick Wey (MDK/KTM, 9th place) again gave Spy Optic the title of having the most racers out of any goggle company in the top ten (and that’s with MX Nationals champ Grant Langston on the sidelines with an injury)!

“I’m pumped for K-Dub,” said Spy Optic spokesman Jeremy McGrath. “He’s definitely one of the crowd’s favorites, especially at Houston. He was riding well all weekend and deserved this win.”

In the Supercross Lites class Spy Optic’s Jake Weimer (Torco/Honda) and Dan Reardon (Torco/Honda) both stepped it up from previous weekend, finishing 3rd and 6th, respectively.

“I’m just glad to be up here, I felt like crap all day,” said Weimer from the podium. “Got a good start and put in some good laps – showing some love to my sponsors up here.”

Next up for the Spy Optic racers on the Monster Energy Supercross tour is the Feb. 23rd Atlanta Georgia Dome round, the first round of the ESX series – featuring one of the favorites to contest for the title, Spy Optic’s Josh Grant (Torco/Honda). Grant was 3rd overall in the WSX last year and will be joined in the ESX by fellow Spy Optic- running racers rookie Trey Cannard (Torco/Honda) and recent X Games Sno-X gold medalist/motocrosser Tucker Hibbert.

 

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

 

About Crown Athlete Management Group

Crown Athlete Management Group is the most comprehensive marketing, branding and athlete management firm focused on the future of action sports. For sponsorship opportunities or media information please contact (info@crownamg.com) or by phone at (760) 918-9382.

Please visit us online at www.CrownAMG.com

 

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