Honda’s Hahn Adds Points to Lead at Houston Supercross
2013 Monster Energy AMA Supercross 250 Championship
A return to his home state of Texas was just what GEICO Honda favorite Wil Hahn needed to re-establish himself as the top title contender in the 250SX East championship chase.
Hahn finished second Saturday night on a rigorous layout on the floor of Reliant Stadium, one spot ahead of Marvin Musquin, who had been closing the gap on Hahn recently with three straight wins. This time it was Hahn adding points to the lead he’s held for five races. He’s now eight markers ahead of Musquin with just two races left.
Wil Hahn (GEICO Honda CRF250R Supercross) says: “I want to win every race I’m in, regardless of who is in what position or whatever. But to gain points this late in the season with only two races left, that’s big, and I’m definitely happy with the result.”
The whoops section was tough on riders all day; it even caused Musquin to fall over in the Main and lose approximately 15 seconds on the lead. But Hahn rode almost perfectly through the challenging section every time around.
He also made a few runs at eventual winner (and former GEICO Honda teammate) Blake Wharton, both in the whoops and near the start/finish line, but couldn’t make a clean pass and elected to avoid contact and pad his points total instead.
Wil Hahn says: “I rode great all day. I felt good in practice, I won my Heat race, and I was riding great in the Main. I made a couple little mistakes, yeah, but I had my aggression back, which is what I wanted.
“Looking back, I maybe could have been a little more patient in the Main and waited for better spot to challenge Blake but woulda, shoulda, coulda, whatever. Bottom line, we maintained the points lead and the GEICO Honda is leading the pack into Minneapolis next weekend. That’s awesome.”
The Monster Energy Supercross Series returns to Minneapolis for the first time in five years next Saturday for Round 14 at the Minneapolis Metrodome.