After taking a year off from American motocross to race in Europe, Hamblin showed considerable speed on his TUF Powersport’s Yamaha, posting the eighth fastest lap time in moto one and the sixth fastest lap time in moto two on the very fast and hilly Glen Helen circuit.
“I felt strong out there, and the bike ran great,” said Hamblin. Hamblin gated well in the first moto, starting in eighth and holding the position all the way to the finish. In the second moto, Hamblin round the first lap just inside the top twenty and methodically began picking off riders, eventually moving into the top ten with a couple of passes in the last couple of laps. “I didn't get the start I wanted, but I felt strong and worked my way through the field. I really wanted to get around Byrne to get sixth overall, but overall I'm happy with my results,” said Hamblin.
Andy Stacy, owner of Tuf Powersports, was thrilled with Sean's performance at the opening round. "I couldn't be happier with Sean's results, he really turned some heads this weekend." Tuf Powersports, Inc., is located in Dekalb, Illinois and deals in Yamaha, Kawasaki, and Suzuki.