CARLSBAD, Calif., (April 3, 2008) – Spy Optic-backed Kevin Windham (Torco/Honda) was on the pipe in Toronto this past weekend, getting out of the gate with a pretty solid start (5th), overcoming an early crash and then pouring it on for the remaining 14 laps to score a 2nd place finish at the Rogers Centre, round 12 of Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship.
With the 2nd place effort Windham kept pace with overall AMA Supercross class series points leader and Toronto winner, Chad Reed.
As it stands – with five rounds remaining – Windham’s within 20 point of Reed, 262-242.
Windham was on it all weekend, beginning with his heat race – which he won over Reed and a couple other factory-backed racers. And though he wasn’t one of the two racers that broke the one minute barrier in the main event, Windham’s consistent laps in the difficult, mud-like conditions at Toronto – aside from his lap six crash - was a testament to his veteran skill and ability to keep the bike upright when most riders weren’t able to do so.
“The track was brutal,” said Windham. “I laid down on the ground for a while, then slowed it down and took the race a lap at a time and was able to get by Davi (Millsap’s), but couldn’t catch Chad (Reed).”
Also flying the Spy Optic logo over Toronto was Andrew Short (Honda) and Nick Wey (MDK/KTM). The two contenders finished 4th and 6th, respectively. Short remains in 3rd place overall in the AMA Supercross class standings, six points ahead of Millsap’s (190-184). And Wey extended his overall push into the top ten (9th) despite missing a race due to illness.
Other Spy Optic-backed racers in the main event were Jeff Gibson (16th) and Dusty Klatt (20th).
Next up for the Spy Optic racers on the Monster Energy Supercross tour is the Saturday, April 5th running of the Dallas Supercross at Texas Stadium, Round 13 of Monster Energy Supercross.
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