From Monster Energy:
Monster Energy-Backed Jason Lawrence Places 2nd @ Houston
- press release -
Lawrence (Yamaha of Troy) shows signs of maturity…no, wait, he just flat out hauled ass and finished 2nd in an exciting Houston main event
CORONA, Calif., (Feb. 20, 2008) – Monster Energy-backed Jason Lawrence (Yamaha of Troy) has taken an eight-point deficit with three Western Supercross Lites class rounds to go and turned it into a six- point lead in his favor, placing 2nd this past weekend at Houston’s Reliant Stadium – Round Seven of 2008 Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship.
Lawrence, who trailed Ryan Dungey by as much as 34 points after Anaheim 2, has been all over Dungey in the past several races, winning three in a row (before Houston) while Dungey has struggled.
“I think my A-game is being smart,” said Lawrence from the podium. “Dungey can win it (the final WSX race) by a mile and I’ll still win the title.”
Lawrence, who had the fastest practice time (47.516) and was nearly a half second faster than Dungey in the main event as well (48.246 to 48.726), led the contest early then seceded the lead to the hard- charging Monster Energy-backed rookie Austin Stroupe.
“Congratulations to Austin on his first win,” said Lawrence.
Lawrence and the rest of the WSX Lites racers will have to gut out a two-plus month wait until the WSX resumes in Seattle (April 26th).
“Whatever,” said Lawrence when asked of the time off. “Doesn’t effect me a bit. I’m just going to get out and start training for the Outdoor Nationals.”
Next up for the Monster Energy Supercross Western Lites Championship is the April 26th finals in Seattle.