This weekend, Thor’s Jake Weimer was treated to a home race as the Monster Energy Supercross made its penultimate stop at Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City, Utah, only two hours from Weimer’s childhood town of Rupert, Idaho. Weimer didn’t disappoint his friends and family in attendance as he started the night with a heat race win. In the main event, Weimer started the race in second and was maintaining a fast pace, not backing down to pressure. Near the end of the race, he was passed, but still maintained third for his fifth podium finish of the season.
Broc Tickle started the main event in ninth, but made a big push to in the opening laps, eventually finishing the night with his best result of 2012 with a sixth-place finish. Brett Metcalfe had made his way up to 11th when he got tangled with another rider, going down and ending his night early.
In the Supercross Lites class, Dean Wilson opened the night with his sixth heat-race win. In the main event, Wilson was running in second for a majority of the race, but with two laps to go, went down when he caught a rut, taking him out of the race.
Park City, Ky. was host to the fifth stop on the Grand National Cross Country circuit. The new venue didn’t seem to be a problem for Thor’s Charlie Mullins, who finished only 15 second back of the winner for second. Three-time winner Kailub Russell battled back from a bad start to finish just off the podium in fourth, while Cory Buttrick finished the day in eighth. Thor’s Maria Forsberg continued her dominance in the Womens class, earning her fifth-straight win and remained undefeated this season.
About Thor Motocross
Thor is the originator of motocross apparel. When Torsten Hallman made his first U.S trip to race and promote motocross in 1966, he began developing T.H.O.R. (Torsten Halman Original Racewear) riding gear. Thor is a hardcore, grass roots company that is continued proof of what it takes to reach the top and more importantly, how to stay there. It is the only company with over 40 years of experience in the motocross marketplace.
Thor combines design and marketing, with superior distribution through Parts Unlimited to reach it’s thousands of dealers and consumers. Thor prides itself on key selling features like quality, strength and performance. Thor is more than a brand. It’s a lifestyle.
About Parts Unlimited
Parts Unlimited is the world’s largest distributor of aftermarket accessories in the powersports industry and is owned by LeMans Corporation headquartered in Janesville, Wisconsin. Parts Unlimited sells to over 12,000 dealerships world wide and continues to expand its market penetration with its sister companies, Parts Canada, Parts Europe and Drag Specialties.
Parts Unlimited continues to promote racing through its campaign WE SUPPORT THE SPORT®, helping to drive consumers to dealerships, while entertaining its dealers through hospitalities at the events it sponsors.