After last weekend's contact and crash with Eli Tomac, Dean Wilson was all business in Salt Lake. Wilson said that he spent the week rehabbing his injured shoulder and questioned racing up until practice.
After making numerous mistakes in the main event due to his shoulder, Wilson lost second place to Eli Tomac and settled into third. Disaster struck with only laps to go when Wilson's line in the rutted whoops kicked his bike from underneath him and drove him into the face of the finish line jump, injured shoulder first. This marked the end of Wilson's night and possibly his season, as it is still unclear if Wilson furthered the injury.
Wilson's DNF and Tomac main event win added another 25 points to the difference in the overall standings. With Wilson being 27 markers down with only one round to go, Tomac clinched the West Coast Lites championship.
For a few moments, it was unclear if Eli Tomac had actually won the title, but once the official word came in the area around the podium erupted in celebration. Tomac's win gave the GEICO Powersports team its second Lites Championship of the season.
To win both titles in one season is an accomplishment for any team, but for the GEICO squad it comes after a busy offseason. After years of Pro Circuit support, the team brought all motor work in-house, switched to Yoshimura exhaust, began using Pro Taper bars and sprockets, and helped launch the newly founded gear company Alias.
Wil Hahn's Alpinestars Tech 10's were outfitted with this sano graphics kit. Look for an in-depth look at Hahn's gear bag later in the week.
We noticed that Robert Kiniry ops to use the entry level frame from Smith Optics. Kiniry stated that he likes the feel and minimalistic style of the goggle.
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, jason anderson
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