VP POWERS HANSEN TO WIN, WEIMER TO TITLE AT SUPERCROSS LITES FINALE
SALT LAKE CITY, UT (May 1, 2010) Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki’s Josh Hansen took the win Saturday while teammate Jake Weimer clinched the championship in the AMA Supercross Lites Western Region finale at Salt Lake City. Both were powered by VP’s MR-PRO4.1 race fuel. While Hansen celebrated the win, Weimer needed only a fifth-place finish to claim the title, adding to Pro Circuit Kawasaki's extensive collection of number-one plates.
Hansen was both relieved and elated to not let the 2010 Lites West series come to a close before he could finally catch a break, and notch a win. After getting off to a second-place start behind TLD Lucas Oil Honda's Wil Hahn, Hansen moved into the lead on the second lap and never looked back.
Of his championship, Weimer said, “I don’t even know what to say about this, I have so many people behind me that helped me achieve this. The championship is not just for me, it’s for me, my team and my Dad. I want to thank my family and friends as well as the fans for coming out and showing their support.”
Hahn was riding with all heart in Salt Lake City. He separated his shoulder in a practice crash during the week, but it didn't stop the Troy Lee Designs rider from toughing it out in the mud. Hahn grabbed the Spike Holeshot award and led the first lap, and though he would give way to Weimer and GEICO Powersports Honda's Trey Canard, he clung to the final podium position to secure second place in the Western Regional points standings.