SX Race Report
Kawasaki rider Jake Weimer brought home his fourth win in five races at a muddy Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego. With just one short practice and a deteriorating racetrack, the 22-year-old claimed the Supercross Lites victory and extended his points lead to 26 with just three races remaining in the West Coast season.
The consistent rain made for a long day at the track as the teams waited nearly six hours for practice to start. The track crew did a good job keeping the track in good shape as it improved with each session.
Weimer kept his heat race streak alive capturing his fifth-straight qualifier victory. In the main event he took over the lead on the opening lap and led all 15 laps to extend his points lead. Weimer did face a challenge late in the main event with another rider coming close to challenging for the lead, but he was able to thwart off the advances and hold on for the victory.
Though Weimer rode conservatively on the treacherous track, he still knew when he had to push to make sure he was on the top step of the podium. A good example was when he started to jump the 54-foot double just past the finish line midway through the race.
Jake Weimer Speaks…
"It’s great to be bringing a trophy back to the truck instead of a plaque," said Weimer. "The weather made for a tough day and a slippery track. I just wanted to ride a clean race and hopefully come out on top. I may have been riding a little bit too cautious, but the race is over and it worked out."
"Winning is my motivation," said Weimer. "If you want to win as much as I do, then you stay motivated. I did the jump over the start straight on the first lap. On the second lap I hit some mud and came up short. I stopped doing it until (Max) Anstie started catching me and I started doing it again."
The final Supercross event at Anaheim (3) will focus efforts on raising money and awareness for the Susan G. Komen for the cure. Many will be showing off "pink" spirit with an event the Friday prior to the race. Kawasaki’s Moto Marathon For The Cure is a 24-hour event that will train 75 new dirt bike riders, while raising money and having fun.