Saturday, February 9

Stay Classy

San Diego has served up perfect weather for the weekend, and as is normally the case here, the track was completely soaked this morning and is now dry and slick. That's what happens when it doesn't rain (for once) at a supercross. The track is cool, though, as several jump rhythms and sections didn't come together for the riders until the second practice session. The names up front in the lap times were all mixed up as well. Davi Millsaps looked fast in the first session and led the field for awhile, but then Chad Reed swooped in and took the fastest time with 'Saps second. The next time out, Andrew Short was putting in fast times , then Josh Hill came in a bettered it. The #40 was on top of the board for awhile, but then Speedy Reedy stepped up again to come up with fastest time. Tim Ferry and Andrew Short ended up second and third right behind him. And don't worry, Kevin Windham looked fine as well--the top five riders were all running 50-second lap times.

Mike Alessi broke his collarbone, though, which bums me out because I predicted Mike's consistency would make him a front runner in points by the time the series is over. I thought Mike would end the year top five--not so likely now.

And what's up with the hand injuries lately? Last January and February it seemed like if anyone got hurt, they hurt their ribs. This year, it's hand injuries--Hepler and Tedesco last week, now Manu Rivas/Gomez is out with a hand injury, and I just found out that Tyler Evans has been MIA with a thumb injury. And David Vuillemin is still smarting from a thumb injury he suffered last October, he told me some days it's good and some days it's bad--especially if he cases anything. Also, DV's knee is still jacked up from San Francisco, and he's worried because it's his right knee that's hurt and this track has a lot of right-hand turns. Hard to put your foot down when your knee is bad.

In Lites, everything is coming up J-Law again. He was a little faster than the rest of the 250F guys, and, it looks to me like Ryan Dungey is trying really hard to pretend there's no pressure for this title, when we all know there's plenty of it (and I can tell you he does know that too).

Reedy's gonna try to be the first rider to win five California races in one season. He's only lost in San Diego one time in five races here, and he was fastest in both practice sessions. That's a nice piece of business right there.

6 Comments:

SleekPelt said...

Yes! Attaboy, Weege!

Keith said...

JW-- Whats up with the other JW? Jake Weimer? He looked great in the pre-race held out at RJ/Tortelli's track, as well as Josh Hill? Sounds like Josh Hill is stepping it up today as well!

Clash said...

Yeah, that was some good "business!"

Crush said...

Weege, if you are reading this whilst Broadcasting, which I doubt...
Or even if you are not... Tell someone to get the Livewire sorted!!!

We listen to you guys telling us lap times this, passes that... and have no idea...

We are seeing times for the KJSC class during heat 1 of the lites...

Cheers,

Crush

josh williams said...

This entire post is strong business. Well done JW

Jason Weigandt said...

Keith,
Weimer is absolutely KILLING ME on my MotoXdream.com fantasy team and I even told him that on Saturday. Then he told me I suck. I SUCK???? I only suck because he has been sucking with this inconsistency! I think I'm gonna' have to write a whole post about this.
The dude is riding well but man does he have a lot of bad stuff happen in the mains. He won his heat and finished 17th.

Crush,
The livewire can't keep up with our awesome announcing.