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When the flag dropped at Phoenix in the AMA Supercross Lites class, all eyes were on Monster Energy Kawasaki rider Josh Hansen. The Elbert, Colo., rider already took the most points after his victory at the season-opener in Anaheim for Round 1, and he continued his dominance at Chase Field Saturday night.
Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki riders Josh Hansen, Broc Tickle, and Tyla Rattray look to continue their AMA Supercross Lites dominance from Anaheim 1 as they head to the second round of the SX Lites Western Region series in Phoenix, Ariz.
Traditionally, the AMA Supercross Lites class of Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, is a stage for the young stars of the sport to showcase their talent in hopes of ultimately receiving a factory ride in the AMA Supercross class.
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 Kawasaki’s Ryan Villopoto had a very successful return to racing after having knee surgery in June. The 21-year-old rider won two head-to-head battles, two heat races and finished second in Saturday night’s main event to finish fourth overall. Josh Hansen rode for Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki and finished 12th overall after being involved in first turn incidents both nights. In the 85cc Invitational, Monster Energy Kawasaki Team Green’s Adam Cianciarulo and Thomas Covington finished second and third respectively.