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Supercross Lites: Kawasaki Vegas Shootout

SX Lites Race

Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki is gearing up for the annual Dave Coombs East vs. West Supercross Lites Shootout in Las Vegas as it’s the only time during the supercross season, all four riders will be competing at the same race.

With both the East and West SX Lites Champions under the same pit tent, odds are the team will be racing itself throughout the night. Of the 16 motorcycle races held this season, Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki has won 10 times and is looking to add one more to the tally.

Christophe Pourcel notched five victories on his way to the 2010 SX Eastern Lites Title, Jake Weimer added four on his way to the SX Western Lites Title and Josh Hansen closed out the West Coast season with a win.
Jake Weimer says: “I’m really excited to go to Vegas,” said Weimer. “I get to run my No. 1 plate for the first time and I know that is something that is really special. The track is normally really fast and hard packed, which fits my style so I can’t wait to end the season with another win.”
While three of the four riders collected wins in 2010, Dean Wilson was only able to finish as high as second. With one last chance in his rookie year, the Canadian rider is going to give it his all to get on the top step of the podium.
Dean Wilson says: “I need to get a win this weekend,” said Wilson. “I see those guys with all of there trophies and I want one too. This is going to be a tough race and I’m not sure what to expect, but I’m just going to push hard and do my best.”
While Wilson searches for his first victory, Hansen is looking to go back-to-back after winning last week in Seattle.
Josh Hansen says: “After winning last week, I want to do it again,” said Hansen. “Winning always feels good and with this team it is very special because of how hard everyone works. I want to repay all of that hard work with another win in Vegas.”
Pourcel comes to Vegas as the defending winner of the event and he wants to end his supercross lites career on a high note.
Christophe Pourcel says: “The Las Vegas race is fun,” said Pourcel. “You don’t have to worry about points, you just have to think about winning. Everyone is giving it their all to win and it makes for some good racing.”
All of the action from Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas can be seen live on SPEED beginning at 10 p.m. ET (7 p.m. PT) on Saturday night.

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).

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