Motorcycle Types Adventure / Dual-Sport Jake Weimer: 14-Point Lead into Seattle

Jake Weimer: 14-Point Lead into Seattle

SX Lites Report

Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki has already earned one AMA Supercross Lites Title in 2010 as Christophe Pourcel won the Eastern series on his Kawasaki KX250F with 160 points. Jake Weimer racing in the Western Lites class is also looking to bring home his second as the West Coast riders fire-up again this week in Seattle.

Weimer holds a 14-point lead in the series with two races remaining and he is ready to add another No. 1 plate to the door of Mitch Payton’s transporter.

Jake Weimer says: "It’s been a long break from racing for me," said Weimer. "That doesn’t mean I haven’t been out riding though. I’ve done a lot of outdoor testing and also have been on the supercross tracks making sure I can bring home the title."

Weimer has one four of the first six West Coast races this season while his teammate Josh Hansen is looking to get his first podium of the year. Hansen has shown the speed to be on the box, winning heat races and setting the fastest time in qualifying, but he hasn’t been able to put an entire main event together.

"I’ve been working hard during the break," said Hansen. "I know what I need to do and I know we can be on the podium these last few rounds."

The AMA Supercross Lites West Coast season resumes on Saturday at Qwest Field in Seattle with the coverage airing on SPEED on Sunday, April 25 at 5 p.m. ET (2 p.m. PT.)

Ron Lieback
Ron Lieback
One of the few moto journalists based on the East Coast, Ron Lieback joined the motorcycle industry as a freelancer in 2007, and is currently Online Editor at Ultimate Motorcycling. He is also the author of "365 to Vision: Modern Writer's Guide (How to Produce More Quality Writing in Less Time).

2021 World Superbike Schedule First Look: 13-Round WSBK Calendar

The 2021 FIM Superbike World Championship calendar is now public, and it is planned to be a 13-round affair. Government restrictions in reaction to...

2021 MotoE World Cup Championship Series Schedule First Look

The 2021 FIM Enel MotoE World Cup Calendar is set—well, at least as set as anything can be in the era of COVID-19 government...

Klim Adventure GTX Boots Review: Target Audience Perfection

Although mic drop is a cliché these days, some situations and products deserve that accolade. The all-new Klim Adventure GTX boots check every boot...

Harley-Davidson Gift of Riding H-D Riding Academy Contest

There is no better gift in the world than turning a non-rider into a motorcyclist. Of course, it takes more than best wishes to...

2021 Suzuki 650 V-Twins: New Colors Sneak Peek First Look

It’s always interesting to check into Europe’s latest to see what might appear on dealer showroom floors in the United States. We look at...

2021 Honda Rebel 500 ABS SE First Look (5 Fast Facts)

After an upgrade last year, Honda has more plans for the now-midsize Rebel. There is now a 2021 Honda Rebel 500 ABS—an accessorized version...