MORGANTOWN, W.V. - Last Saturday's Rockstar Energy High Point National in Mt. Morris, Pa., featured a dynamic track, a massive crowd, and lots of excitement on the racetrack. The changing weather conditions and the high stakes of the 2010 Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship made for difficult conditions and as a result, passing was at a premium. At the end of the day, when all of the results were tallied, the weekly Ricky Carmichael Hard Charger Award, which goes to the competitor who passes the most riders in any given moto, went to Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki's Jake Weimer.
Weimer, the 2010 AMA Supercross Lites Western Regional Champion, has had a tough start to his outdoor season so far this summer. His work was made all the more difficult in the second 250 Class moto when an early crash left him on the rich High Point Raceway soil. Weimer completed the first lap in 32nd position, and by the end of the 30-minutes-plus-two-laps moto, he had climbed to 11th, passing 21 of his championship rivals along the way. The effort earned him 10 valuable points in the standings as well as the RC Hard Charger Award, which is named after the most successful rider in AMA Motocross history.
Weimer's come-from-behind efforts better that of Troy Lee Designs/Lucas Oil Honda rider Cole Seely, who passed 19 riders in the second 250 Class moto, and GEICO Powersports Honda's Trey Canard, who went from 21st place at the end of the lap one to a fantastic fourth position at the finish.
The 2010 Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship moves to Maryland this weekend for the MotoTees.com Budds Creek National, commencing on Saturday at 1 p.m. EST. Catch live streaming of the first motos on www.allisports.com, followed by same-day, back-to-back coverage of both classes on SPEED beginning at 8 p.m. EST.
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