Weimer is on the box in the Lites class (2nd) with Reardon in 9th & no less than three Spy racers – Short, Wey & Hamblin – in MX class top ten
CARLSBAD, Calif., (June 18, 2008) – Spy Optic’s motocross race contingent was all over the leader boards at High Point Raceway (Mt. Morris, Pa.) this past weekend for round four of the AMA Toyota Motocross Championships with no less than five riders in the top ten of the two classes, including a team-best 2nd place podium finish from MX Lites class racer Jake Weimer (Geico/Honda).
Beginning with Weimer, the Idahoan pulled a great start in the first moto and put himself in a position to challenge for the podium from the onset of the two-moto contest. Weimer, aboard the Factory Connection-tuned Honda CRF250R, came around after the first lap in 3rd place, but then quickly dropped a couple spots during the next two laps. Undeterred, Weimer put on a mid-race charge towards the podium, getting past Ryan Sipes and Jason Lawrence. Weimer then got past young speedster Nico Izzi late in the race – and made the pass stick – for 2nd place.
“Things have continued to get better and better for me as the season progresses,” said Weimer, who finished 5th in the second moto to secure 2nd overall on the day. “This was my first podium finish outdoors as a pro and I couldn’t be more pleased for our entire team and sponsors. I can’t wait to get back on the track next week in Colorado.”
The other Spy Optic-backed racer to finish in the top ten in the MX Lites class was Dan Reardon (Geico/Honda) who placed 9th overall (11-8).
And Spy Optic racers were again on top of it this week in the MX class with back-to-back-to-back top ten placings from Andrew Short (Honda), Nick Wey (MDK/KTM) and privateer Sean Hamblin. The 5th/6th/7th place finishes, respectively, gave Spy Optic three racers in the top seven – more than any other goggle company.
“On behalf of everyone at Spy I’d like to congratulate Jake on his first-ever Nationals podium,” said Spy Optic spokesman Jeremy McGrath. “And also congrats to Hamblin on the continued success he’s been having with his comeback racing here in the States. Good luck to everyone next week in Colorado. Should be pretty cool under the lights and Spy will for sure have you guys covered.”
In addition to the McGrath accolades, Hamblin was also awarded the top privateer in the Monster Energy Triple Crown of Motocross, earning a cool $2,000 for his efforts. “I couldn’t be happier right now,” said Hamblin. “Things have been going so well. Thanks again to everyone at Spy for having my back. I can’t even begin to explain what an excellent summer this has been so far.”
p next for the Spy Optic’s motocross racers is the Lakewood MX National in Lakewood, Colo. – the Outdoor Nationals’ first-ever night race – round five of the 2008 AMA Toyota Motocross Championship (June 15th). For more information on the Outdoor Nationals stay tuned to www.spyoptic.com this summer, along with www.amamotocross.com and www.mxnationals.com