West Coast is the Best Coast
Friday, April 17, 2009
Weimer (19) and Dungey (10) have everything to lose this weekend.
The Supercross class has been grabbing all the attention this year, especially as the series headed east. But this weekend might be a little different with the Western Region Supercross Lites class resuming action after a long layoff. The boys will be back at it in Seattle’s open-air Qwest Field where fickle springtime weather often has more to do with the outcome than anything. This round will be vital as riders shake out the cobwebs in real racing situations before taking to Salt Lake City for the final points event.
The Pacific Coast 250F riders haven’t raced since mid-February when the series stopped at San Diego’s Qualcomm Stadium. Ryan Dungey scored victory there on his Rockstar Makita Suzuki, but Jake Weimer is clamoring at his heels on the Monster Pro Circuit Kawasaki squad. Weimer is only two points down (135-133) as he looks to claim his first professional title. Ryan Morais is just within striking distance at 124 points. It would take some very bad luck for the top two and some very excellent racing on his part to win the series, but he could more realistically snare runner-up.
All eyes will certainly turn to the raging battle between Chad Reed and James Stewart in the 450 division, but at least fans won’t just be killing time until the 20-lap main event. There’s a title on the line, folks. This is how we like to see ‘em - down to the wire and a potential winner-take-all. Welcome back to the West Coast!
Supercross Lites West Point Standings:
1. Ryan Dungey 135
2. Jake Weimer 133
3. Ryan Morais 124
4. Justin Brayton 103
5. Ryan Sipes 85
6. Chris Blose 82
7. Dan Reardon 59
8. Trey Canard 54
9. Jeff Alessi 51
10. P. J. Larsen 51
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