Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki rider Jake Weimer stood on the top step of the podium for the second consecutive year as he dominated the supercross lites class at the season opener in Anaheim (1), California.
The season opener at Anaheim is the Super Bowl of supercross as everyone is excited for the new season. With that excitement comes added pressure, but that didn’t seem to affect Weimer at all. He paced both practice sessions, easily won his heat race, rocketed to the main event holeshot and led wire-to-wire for his fifth career supercross lites win.
Monster Energy AMA Supercross, a FIM World Championship, begins its 2010 season Saturday, January 9 at Anaheim’s Angel Stadium. Defending AMA Supercross class champion James Stewart, of Haines City, Fla., will stage his title defense against the world’s top supercross racers, including Chad Reed, Ryan Villopoto, Josh Grant and Ryan Dungey.
A pre-race press conference will be held inside Angel Stadium at the Diamond Club on Thursday, January 7 from Noon – 2 p.m.
The highly anticipated Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship made its season premiere last weekend with a memorable South Point Hotel & Casino Motocross National from Glen Helen Raceway. Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Ryan Villopoto became just the third rider in history to win his 450 Class debut, overcoming rivals Mike Alessi and Josh Grant in addition to Chad Reed to capture his first motocross victory in the big class.
A deeply talented field of 250 Class competitors lived up to expectations as a handful of riders battled bar-to-bar for the overall win.