CORONA, Calif., (July 16, 2007) — Monster Energy’s Jason Lawrence (Yamaha of Troy) scored yet another AMA Lites class podium finish, this past weekend at the namesake Monster Energy Nice N Easy Unadilla MX National, Round Six of the 2007 AMA Toyota Motocross Championships.
In front of his adopted hometown fans the New Jersey native put up consistently fast 4-4 finishes in the two moto format and moved to within three points of Josh Grant for 3rd overall in the Lites class standings, 212-215.
“It was awesome having all my family and friends there this past weekend — maybe too awesome, said Lawrence. “It kind of made it hard to focus on the race. But I pulled a couple pretty good starts and didn’t make too many mistakes. I could probably second guess myself on not riding as aggressively as I normally do, but I don’t care — I had a great time this weekend in New York and made the podium.
Lawrence got out to front pack starts in both motos, coming around in identical 6th place positions after the first lap in both the first and second moto. From there he dispatched with a couple factory bikes that were ahead of him — as he usually does — and moved up to 4th place in both motos with lap times consistent with the top racers.
“I’m only like three points back of Grant for the overall podium, and I’ll be looking to make that up this weekend in Colorado, said Lawrence. “Yamaha’s got my bike dialed and there’s nothing that’s going to hold me back.
Next up for the Monster Energy’s Lawrence is the July 22nd Lakewood (Colo.) MX National, Round Seven of the 2007 AMA Toyota Motocross Championships.
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