Kick (starting) It In Oakland

Ben Lamay’s new race bike isn’t that great off the line, but it really tracks on hardpack.
Although Matrix has made a name for itself by producing plastic MX accessories, the Valencia, California-based company has expanded its line to include aluminum parts. Monster Energy Kawasaki is the first Matrix team to run the new products. Notice how Weimer’s stand is customized with feet to add even more stability.
Matrix also has a new plastic/aluminum stand in the works, as evidenced by the stand used by Andrew Short this weekend. The new stand looks a bit taller, and more stable at the same time.
Although rain had haunted the surrounding areas on Saturday, blue skies and crisp weather greeted the fans in Oakland.