CARLSBAD, Calif., – Spy Optic’s Paul Carpenter (Monster Energy/Cernic’s Kawasaki) won the opening moto at Shadow Valley Raceway in Morden, Manitoba, and then narrowly missed out on 2nd place in the second moto – which would have given the New Yorker the overall win in what was his fourth-straight podium finish on the 2009 Monster Energy CMRC Canadian MX Nationals tour.
“I was on a mission,” said Carpenter of his second moto effort. “I got a bad jump, but was able to get around the first turn in the top ten, then made my way up into the top five a few laps later.”
Carpenter was able to cut a 15-second gap to 2nd place down to less than two seconds at the checkers – but had to settle on 3rd. His 1-3 overall finish was tied for the overall win, but he had to settle on 2nd place based on his second moto finish.
Carpenter’s Spy Optic-clad teammate Bob Kiniry also ran well. Kiniry finished 4th overall in the MX1 class for the second-straight weekend and is in 4th place overall in the MX1 class standings, just one spot behind Paul Carpenter. Jack Carpenter is also in the top ten overall (9th).
At Colorado’s Thunder Valley Raceway Spy Optic’s Nick Wey (Boost Mobile/ampm/Monster Energy/Troy-JLaw Racing placed 13th in the premier 450 class on the Lucas Oil AMA MX Nationals tour. Wey overcame a first moto, first lap wreck and raced back to 18th, then placed 13th in the second moto.
Spy Optic’s Wey will be back in action this weekend for his hometown National at RedBud in Buchanan, Mich. (July 4th). Spy Optic-running Monster Energy/Cernic’s/Kawasaki team will be in July 18-19 in at Gopher Dunes in Courtland, Ontario.
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