CARLSBAD, Calif., (Jan. 29, 2007) — MDK Motorsports-backed Nick Wey rallied back from a disappointing turn of events this past week to make the top five overall on Saturday at San Francisco’s SBC Park in the hotly-contested Supercross class at Round Four of the 2007 Amp’d Mobile AMA Supercross Series.
Wey, who’s team was accused by the AMA of using illegal fuel and forced to forfeit his Anaheim 2 podium finish and points, rebounded from that unsettling event and showed the true professionalism that he’s been know for through out his career, putting up the best privateer performance of the weekend in San Francisco.
“I felt I had something to prove for the people at MDK, said Wey. “I was able to put the week’s events behind me and focus on the race, which is really what mattered. What allegedly happened was out of my control. What I did have control over was the way I raced, and I felt we did pretty good as a team on Saturday.
In addition, Wey’s teammate, David Vuillemin, finished 6th overall at SBC Park.
Wey made the main event by virtue of the final transfer spot (9th) in heat No. 2. In the main Wey avoided a major first turn pile up and got out of the first lap in 6th place, quickly moving past fellow privateers Bryan Johnson and Eric Sorby to get into 4th. Wey was able to hold that position for much of the race before being caught by factory racer Tim Ferry on lap 16 of the 20-lap contest.
Wey, who should be in 5th place overall with 62 points is tied for 10th with 42 points due to the AMA sanction.
This weekend Wey remains in California for Round Five of the 2007 Amp’d Mobile AMA Supercross Series, set for Anaheim’s Angels Stadium (Feb. 3rd). Last year at Anaheim 3 Wey finished 10th overall.
Companies that have Wey’s back on this year’s supercross tours include: MSR, Scott, Bell Helmets, Oxtar, Etnies, Xyience, Honda, MDK Speed Equipment, , Works Connection, Face Lift Unlimited/FLU Designs, FMF, Motosport.com, ProTaper, RG3, Hinson Clutch Components, Twin Air, Bridgestone, Acerbis, VP Fuels, NewFren Brakes, and Mechanics Wear.
For more information on Wey and the MDK Motorsports team, link to: www.mdkspeed.com.
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