News 29 Jan 2010

AMA SX: Wey to replace Reed at Monster Energy Kawasaki

Monster Energy Kawasaki has named Nick Wey as an interim rider while Australian Chad Reed recovers from a broken hand suffered at the Phoenix round in a controversial collision with defending AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, series champion James Stewart.

Wey, who is originally from Michigan, has scored four Supercross class podiums and previously rode for the Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki team from 1998-2000.

“This is a great opportunity for me,” said Wey. “I want to thank everyone at my team for letting me ride for the Monster Energy Kawasaki team while Chad gets better. I’m going to get some testing in this week and I’ll be ready for San Francisco.”

Wey comes to Kawasaki’s factory effort after racing the first three events aboard a privateer Kawasaki KX450F.

“Nick is a really good fit for the team,” said Monster Energy Kawasaki team manager Mike Fisher. “He has been riding with Ryan during the week and he is already familiar with the bike. Nick is a good rider. I’m glad we were able to work with his current team to get him on our Monster Energy Kawasaki team.”

Wey will join the team beginning at AT&T Park in San Francisco for the fourth round of the Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM Championship.