Unbound Energy’s Nick Wey Lands On Podium Again In AMA SX Class
Michigan racer passes rival Ivan Tedesco late in race to take podium spot at Orlando’s Citrus Bowl; Chad Reed finishes 5th overall
CARLSBAD, Calif., (March 20, 2006) – Unbound Energy-backed Nick Wey scored his second podium finish of the year on the Amp’d Mobile AMA Supercross Series tour, this past weekend racing to a 3rd place finish in come-from-behind fashion at Orlando’s Citrus Bowl Stadium.
Wey, who returns home this weekend to race the inaugural supercross at Detroit’s Ford Field, is now ranked ahead of two factory-backed rivals, Michael Byrne of Kawasaki and Travis Preston of Honda. And to make the podium, Wey had to pass another factory-backed racer in Ivan Tedesco (Suzuki).
“Things came together nicely at Orlando,” said Wey. “I started the day with a really good heat race (2nd to main event winner James Stewart) and pretty much carried that speed into the main. Looking forward to heading back to Michigan this weekend and seeing a bunch of friends and family before we race at Ford Field.”
Unbound Energy’s Chad Reed (Yamaha) was uncharacteristically off the podium on Saturday. Reed, who finished 5th overall, lost a bit of ground on AMA Supercross class overall points leader Ricky Carmichael. Reed is in second place – comfortably – but now trails series points leader Carmichael by eight points, 337-229.
Heading up the Unbound Energy-backed Moto XXX team again this weekend was Tim “Red Dog” Ferry. Racing in front of his hometown fans in
Orlando, Ferry was right behind Wey and fellow Floridian Stewart in the first heat race (3rd), then parlayed that momentum into an 8th place overall finish in the Supercross class main event. In the AMA Lites class, Unbound/Moto XXX’s Josh Summey finished 21st overall.
The Unbound Energy-backed racers return to action this weekend when Round 12 of the 2006 Amp’d Mobile AMA Supercross Series heads north to Detroit’s Ford Field (March 25th). Action gets underway at 7:30 p.m.