The Monster Energy/Pro Circuit Kawasaki team continued its unbelievable season at the San Diego Supercross, which marked the end of the west-coast swing. Of the seven rounds run thus far, four of them have been won by Pro Circuit team riders, including three in the Western Region by Jake Weimer and one in the Eastern Region (which has only seen one round run so far).
San Diego was round six of the Lites West, after which the Lites West goes on a seven-week hiatus before returning to action in Seattle, Washington, on April 18th.
Monster Energy/Pro Circuit Kawasaki’s Ryan Morais grabbed the main-event holeshot and swapped the lead back and forth a couple times with Ryan Dungey before settling into second, where he stayed for the entire main event, despite some late pressure from teammate Weimer.
“I was able to pull off that holeshot, and he got by me, and I was able to sneak back by him real quick,” Morais said. “I kind of slid a little bit when I went under him and lost my momentum for the whoops, and he got back by, and I just put my head down and tried staying as close as I could as long as I could. I got a little tight, and I was able to loosen up and regroup and get going again, and I was able to hold onto second place.”
The break is perhaps inopportune for Morais, who was getting faster every weekend on his way to four second-place finishes, a third place, and a fifth.
“Yeah, I feel like my pace is improving every weekend, and I’m working really hard during the week and putting in my time,” Morais said. “Monster Energy/Pro Circuit Kawasaki has been behind me 110 percent, and I wouldn’t be up there if it wasn’t for those guys, and for sure I felt like every weekend I’m improving and getting close to my goal of winning my first race.”
His teammate Weimer came into the race with a narrow points lead, but a bad start, coupled by a good start by his series rival Dungey, made it tough on him in San Diego. Weimer actually put in the fastest laptime of the race.
“That’s kind of a bummer, but I just straight up didn’t get the start I needed,” Weimer said. “I felt really good in the main, and I felt pretty good all day. I struggled a little bit in my qualifier – I wasn’t expecting the track to be that slick – but I felt really, really good in the main and felt like I was riding really well, but just didn’t have the start.”
Still, with a third-place finish, Weimer sits only two points out of the lead with two rounds left to run in April.
“It’s going to go down to the last race, for sure, and all I can do is my best and hopefully I’ll come out on top,” Weimer said.
“We couldn’t be happier with the results the PC boys have put up so far”, stated Terminal Velocity Processing’s CEO, Jim Wilson. “The team has played an integral role in increasing our brand awareness to the Motocross community and Terminal Velocity is gaining momentum daily. I look forward to seeing what is in store on the East Coast and am confident we will see similar results we have seen out West.”
About Monster Pro Circuit Kawasaki Racing
Since 1991, Pro Circuit has fielded the strongest, most consistent team on the AMA circuit. Starting with Honda equipment, then moving to Kawasaki’s in 1993 and four-strokes in 2004, team owner Mitch Payton has managed to compete for Championships every season. In fact, in 2005 and 2007 his riders swept all three Lites-division titles in AMA Supercross and AMA Motocross. Since the first starting line-up, a total of forty-two riders have lined up for the Pro Circuit race team. For 2009, sponsors include Monster Energy, Pro Circuit, Kawasaki, Thor, Terminal Velocity Processing, Parts Unlimited, Vans, Scott, Maxima, Asterisk, N-Style, Alpinestar, NGK, PPG, DP, JE Pistons, Mechanix, RK, Renthal, Twin Air, VP, Bridgestone, Braking, Excel, Troy Lee Designs, Hinson, Athena, Ogio, Showa, Sunline, CMI, UFO, and WRP.
About Terminal Velocity Processing (TVP):
TVP is a leading innovative merchant payment processing company providing solutions to merchants’ specific needs. TVP specializes in cost-saving payment processing services for both card present ( brick & mortar) and card-not-present (CPN) mail order, telephone order and Internet merchants. TVP’s consultative approach, superior customer service, coupled with their innovative solutions for merchants are what sets them apart. TVP recognizes that each business is unique and “a one size fits all approach” does not always work. TVP tailors solutions specific to the business and how it operates. TVP is your payment solutions partner.
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