8 June 2010 Easy as 1-2-3 For Kawasaki Pro Circuit in Texas

On a hot and humid day, Kawasaki Pro Circuit stayed cool and swept the podium. Pourcel finished
1-5 to take the overall victory with Rattray and rookie Wilson finishing second and third overall.
Jake Weimer finished 5-12 after falling in the first turn of the second moto, finishing eighth overall. In the 450 class Kawasaki’s Chad Reed maintained his points lead on his KX450F by going 2-3 and finishing second overall.

Nick Wey went 11-13 to finish 12th overall. In the WMX class, Kawasaki’s Sara Price went 5-5 to finish fifth overall. For the second time in its last three races, Kawasaki swept the overall podium aboard the dominant Kawasaki KX250F. The team finished the AMA Supercross Lites season with a sweep of the top four positions in Las Vegas and continued its dominance at Freestone taking the top three spots.

“My bike is amazing,” said Rattray. “After Hangtown I knew I had to work on some things, but I knew I had a bike capable of winning. I got a moto win and now it’s time to get an overall.”

In the first moto, Pourcel went off the track late in the race while running second, but recovered quickly on his KX250F and was able to take the lead on the very next lap. In what has become a habit for Pourcel, he held on to win the first moto. In the second moto, the French rider went down in the first turn and slowly picked his way through the field moving up to fifth. The finish gave him just enough points to claim the overall victory.

“I was surprised I was able to catch the leader so fast after going off the track,” said Pourcel. “The races didn’t really go how I wanted them too, but I was able to get the win. There are a lot of fast riders out there so recovering from mistakes and moving up through the pack is hard.”

Reed rode an incredible race in the first moto as he moved up from a mid-pack start steadily kicking off riders and moving into second by the checkered flag. In the second moto, Reed got a better start but he was unable to duplicate his charge as he came home third.

“The track was really smooth in the first moto so I had to be patient,” said Reed. “Once it got rougher I was able to find some good lines and move to the front. In the second moto I tried to find even more good lines but I wasn’t able to.”

Rattray came out of the Hangtown event focused on improving his starts and riding with a faster pace throughout the motos. In the first moto he was able to get out near the front and he raced most of the moto with his teammates Wilson and Weimer. In the second moto, Rattray got a good start and rode stronger as the race progressed, making a last lap pass to take his second career moto win.

“I knew I needed to be faster on the opening laps of the motos,” said Rattray. “That is something I’ve worked on the last two weeks and it paid off today. In the second moto, I didn’t see Dean at all until the last lap. I made up a lot of time on him and he let me by in the back. I was kind of surprised.”