CARLSBAD, Calif., (May 26, 2008) – Spy Optic racers came away from Glen Helen with a noticable presence in the top ten overalls of both the AMA MX class and MX Lites class at the opening round of the 2008 AMA Toyota Motocross Championships in San Bernardino, Calif.
Leading the charge for Spy – and this is pretty cool – was the return of SoCal’s Sean Hamblin to the U.S. MX race scene. Hamblin’s had some inconsistent results the last couple years, mainly overseas as of late, and made a triumphant return to his home track of Glen Helen on Sunday.
“Good to be back here racing the Nationals,” said Hamblin, who went 8-8 on the afternoon for 7th overall. “I didn’t really know what to expect results-wise, but I’d been working hard and figured I was in pretty good shape to go two motos. Thanks a bunch to Spy for having my back and I’m looking forward to the gate dropping this weekend at Hangtown.”
Also rising up to the challenge in the premier MX class was MDK/KTM’s Nick Wey. The Michigan native got descent starts, especially in the first moto (top ten) and put up some consistent, mostly error-free laps in both motos and went 10-10 for 9th place overall.
In the MX Lites class it was Geico/Honda’s trio of Jake Weimer (6th), Trey Canard (8th) who put their CRF250Rs in the top ten overall.
Weimer would go 7-7 on the demanding Glen Helen track while Canard figured it out better in the second moto with a 14-6 two moto finish.
Up next for the Spy Optic MX racers is this weekend’s Hangtown National at Prairie City SVRA (Sacramento), June 1st.