Catching Up With Jake Weimer

We cornered Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki’s Jake Weimer by the Toyota display in the Anaheim 2 pits, just after track walk. The Anaheim 1 winner seems confident and determined to return to the top step of the podium in tonights third round of the Monster Energy Supercross Championship Series.

We are here at Anaheim 2, the site of your opening round victory. How are you feeling about your chances tonight?

I feel good. I feel as ready and as confident as ever. It’s a nice day out here, and I am ready to go.

So no more falling down while you are in the lead?

No, no! I can’t do that again.

How many times have you replayed that one little spill in your head?

I can’t even tell you… A lot! I’ve let it go, though. I’m over it.

What do you think of the track? Have you had a chance to check it out?

Yeah. I don’t know. We’ll have to ride it first because it is different. There are some gnarly sections and then there are some sections that seem to be some very one-lined. But, it is always a little different when we ride it, so we’ll see.

Since Phoenix, what have you been up to?

Same thing. I’ve stuck to the same routine. I’ve been riding and training and getting ready for this weekend.

Is your bike setup the same as it was at Anaheim 1? It seems like a lot of guys have changed things up and are now testing like crazy.

I basically have the same thing. We’ve changed a few things with the jetting, but the suspension and the gearing is all the same.

You made us look smart at A1 because in the February issue we have a feature with you. By now, the subscribers should be getting their copies of that issue. Are you going to make us look smart again tonight?

That’s right! That’s the plan. I plan on making everybody look like heroes.

Are you going to bust out the no footed can-can if you win tonight?

I am honestly thinking about it. It’s crossed my mind. I definitely don’t think it’d be a bad thing.

Have you seen Trey Canard’s furious fender slap?

No I haven’t.

You obviously don’t look at our Web site…

I do… I do! I don’t know if it’s my Internet or what, but the videos take so long to load that I just can’t do it.

Does that mean you didn’t see the video I made with you?

Yes. I did see that one.

You would think after winning a big race like Anaheim 1 you would…

…I would blog! I am planning on blogging. I will do it after this race, I promise.