Lawrence, who’s been injured for much of the ’09 outdoor season, ran well in practice (top six) and overcame a poor start in the opening moto to finish 10th. In the second moto – the one that really counts – he laid it all on the line in the opening moments and came around the first lap in second place. He then clicked off consistent lap after lap to hold onto 3rd place in the series’ premier class, good enough for 3rd overall.
“Stoked I could put Spy up on the box,” said Lawrence.
Joining Lawrence in the 450 class’ top ten was his Spy Optic teammate, Nick Wey (Boost Mobile/ampm/Monster Energy/Troy-JLaw Racing). Wey’s 7th place effort also moved him up into 9th place in the overall 450 class standings – and easily within striking distance of the top seven.
North of the border the Monster Energy Canadian MX Nationals guys – Spy Optic’s Paul Carpenter and Bob Kiniry (Monster/Cernic’s/Kawasaki) – were involved in a slogfest at MX Ste Thecle, Quebec, Canada, with the opening moto shortened to 15 minutes and the second moto flat out cancelled due to the inclement weather and subsequent mud. Kiniry was 6th and Carpenter 9th in the first moto.
Next up for Spy Optic’s motocross racers contesting the 2009 Lucas Oil AMA MX Nationals is round nine of the series at Unadilla (New Berlin, N.Y.), Aug. 15th, while the Monster/Cernic’s/Kawasaki team will be in New Brunswick for the Riverglade MX Park National this weekend (Aug. 1-2).
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