Jake Weimer is celebrating his best performance yet in the premier class of Monster Energy AMA Supercross competition.
Jake Weimer is celebrating his best performance yet in the premier class of Monster Energy AMA Supercross competition, admitting it’s an amazing feeling for his hard work to pay off.
The Monster Energy Kawasaki rider raced to an impressive heat race win at Chase Field in Phoenix, before racing to second behind Ryan Dungey in the 20-lap main event.
In the main event he got a great start and quickly moved into second. He laid down 20 smooth and fast laps, concentrating on one of his season’s goals to earn a podium finish.
Weimer’s impressive performance netted the first supercross main event podium of his career.
“Tonight felt awesome,” said Weimer. “It’s been a long time since I stood on the podium. I have been working so hard to get up there, it feels so good to have it finally pay off.
“There are still a lot of rounds left, and I still have a lot of work to do, but this was an awesome night for me and the Monster Energy Kawasaki team. I really liked the layout of the track – there was a good mix of elements, but nothing too crazy.
“I just focused on throttle control, connecting sections, being smooth and clicking down laps. My new race bike is dialed, it’s got plenty of power and handles awesome, so I’m feeling really positive going into the next round.”
Weimer has now moved into third overall in the 2012 Supercross Class standings.