CARLSBAD, Calif. – Michigan local, veteran racer and Spy Optic Magneto runner, Nick Wey (Boost Mobile/ampm/Monster/Troy-JLaw Racing), put together two solid motos this past weekend at his home track in Buchanan, Mich., taming the torturous rutted corners and massive jumps to the tune of a 10th/8th two-moto finish for 9th place and, in the process, wrestled the tenth and final overall 450 class position away from Justin Brayton, 101-99.
Wey, who hails from nearby DeWitt, Mich., finished strong in both contests – a testament to his pre-race preparation for the wrist-numbing laps around the legendary track. “Definitely one of my favorite places to race,” said Wey. “No other place like RedBud in the world.”
With an estimated 25,000 fans on hand, Spy Optic racer and Wey teammate, Jason Lawrence, also ran it hard at RedBud, overcoming a first race crash to place 10th in the second moto .
“I was bummed about the first moto, but stoked I could come back and race good in the second moto,” said Lawrence. “I’m nowhere close to where I want to be, but finishing that second moto – with my ankle killing me – is something I can build on. Got a week off here and I’m going to ride my brains out getting ready for Millville.”
Next up for Spy Optic’s motocross racers contesting the 2009 Lucas Oil AMA MX Nationals is round seven of the series at Spring Creek MX Park in Millville, Minn.
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