250 Words: Anaheim II

January 27, 2010 9:00am | by:
It’s official: Monster Energy/Pro Circuit Kawasaki’s Jake Weimer has already entered the realm of, “Yeah, so he won again, but what else happened?” His performance at Anaheim II was probably the most dominant of his short career. He has now raced three heat races and three main events and has won all of them.

  • Jake Weimer is officially dominating so well that we're talking about everyone else.
  • Wil Hahn (49) is picking up steam as the season progresses.
  • Trey Canard is still suffering with the hurt foot he injured in Phoenix, but he still pushed through for a solid third.
  • Josh Hansen is still funny, although he's being a bit self-deprecating now.
But what else happened?

Unfortunately for those of us who wanted a real battle royal, we lost one of the chief combatants in the heat races at Anaheim II, when Rockstar/Canidae Suzuki’s Ryan Morais was tagged from behind by Phil Nicoletti and went down hard. He stayed in the hospital overnight and is okay, but pretty beat up, so he’s going to miss the race this weekend in San Francisco.

However, stepping up in his place was TLD/Lucas Oil Honda’s Wil Hahn, who went up and passed Weimer’s teammate Josh Hansen early in the main for second and held the spot to the finish. And his times were close to Weimer’s (and yes, we know that Weimer may not have been pushing that hard with the cushion he had, but we don’t know that to be a fact, do we?).

And speaking of Hansen, he was funny all night. First, after his heat race, he said he wasn’t going to talk about winning the main until he could finish a lap, and then two laps, and then three laps. Then, after the main, he said he hoped the crowd liked watching him fade. At least if his racing isn’t completely put together right now, his sense of humor is.