CARLSBAD, Calif. – Veteran motocrosser Nick Wey led the Boost Mobile/ampm/Monster Energy/Troy-JLaw Racing team at his hometown track – Buchanan, Mich.’s RedBud – this past weekend, recording two top ten moto finishes for 9th place overall in the premier 450 class, round six of the 2009 Lucas Oil AMA MX Nationals tour.
With the effort Wey pulled ahead of Justin Brayton for the tenth and final top ten spot in the overall 450 class standings. Wey leads Brayton 101-99 with six rounds of racing remaining.
“RedBud and that crowd definitely had everyone fired up,” said Wey. “It’s good coming back home and seeing all my family and friends, so I was pumped that I put to pretty solid motos together and made my second top ten (with High Point, Pa.) of the season. Now we’ve got a week off before Millville (Minn.) and I’m looking forward to continuing the momentum racing there as well.” Note: Wey’s lone career MX National win came at Millville in the 125cc class in ’98.
Putting up another solid moto for Boost Mobile/ampm/Monster Energy/Troy-JLaw Racing’s in the 450 class was team owner Jason “JLaw” Lawrence. Lawrence was on it in practice, locking down the second-fastest time out of the entire field. He used that to his advantage in the first moto, for a time at least until a cased landing on LaRocco’s Leap and torqued ankle soon after heading into a turn marked the end for Lawrence’s first moto. But the first year 450 outdoor racer would battle back and charge to a 10th place finish in moto two.
“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.”
Also noteworthy is the fact that Lawrence was coming off a gnarly illness last week that had him off his bike for a number of days. Said Lawrence: “I like racing this place (RedBud) so much that there was no way I was going to sit at home.”
Boost Mobile/ampm/Monster Energy/Troy-JLaw Racing’s rookie 250 class racer, Max Anstie, pulled off a strong second moto comeback of his own, placing 6th in that contest. Unfortunately Anstie didn’t finish the first moto and his 36th/6th put him in 12th place overall – a spot certainly not indicative of the UK racer’s impressive speed at RedBud on Saturday.
Next up for the Boost Mobile/ampm/Monster Energy/Troy-JLaw Racing team is this the July 18th Spring Creek MX National in Millville, Minn.
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