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Nick Wey Finishes 2004 Supercross Season in 5th Position!


Recapped By: Pat Schutte - OMS Sports


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LAS VEGAS, (May 3, 2004) - Persistence, tenacity and the ability to overcome injury - not to mention speed - were the key traits that allowed Team Suzuki's Nick Wey to capture fifth place overall this year in the THQ/AMA Supercross Series' 250cc class - the highest overall placement by a Suzuki rider in the premier class of the world's most prestigious supercross racing series.


Wey, battling all season long, had to make up three points on rival Michael Byrne and did so with a consistent and fast riding attack plan. Wey also took advantage of a Byrne miscalculation in the whoop section and rode on to a well-deserved fifth place finish at Vegas. Wey would finish the season with 11 top ten finishes, including 10 top seven finishes. Wey's best finish came at San Francisco (4th), with his most memorable race being Daytona when he raced back from 17th to 5th.


"Seemed like I battled back from a lot of not-so-great starts," admitted Wey. "I think that's a testament to the RM 250 and how well a job Team Suzuki does preparing my race bike every week. I'm looking forward to seeing how well this bike does at the Nationals, take charge and challenge for Suzuki's first title (250) since Albie won back in 1999."


Wey and Team Suzuki begin the 2004 Outdoor Nationals campaign a week from this Sunday (May 12) at Hangtown.


THQ World Supercross Series/THQ AMA Supercross Series Event Results, Las Vegas

1.      Kevin Windham, Centerville, Miss., Honda

2.      Chad Reed, Dade City, Fla., Yamaha

3.      Mike LaRocco, Corona, Calif., Honda

4.      David Vuillemin, Murrieta, Calif., Yamaha

5.      Nick Wey, Dewitt, Mich., Suzuki

6.      Sean Hamblin, Murrieta, Calif., Suzuki

7.      Heath Voss, Mico, Texas, Yamaha

8.      Damon Huffman, Valencia, Calif., Honda

9.      Craig Anderson, Riverside, Calif., Honda

10.     Keith Johnson, Albuquerque, N.M., Yamaha

THQ AMA Supercross Series Season Standings

1.      Chad Reed, Dade City, Fla., Yamaha, 333

2.      Kevin Windham, Centerville, Miss., Honda, 321

3.      Mike LaRocco, Corona, Calif., Honda, 290

4.      David Vuillemin, Murrieta, Calif., Yamaha, 253

5.      Michael Byrne, Temecula, Calif., Kawasaki, 191

6.      Nick Wey, Dewitt, Mich., Suzuki, 188

7.      Heath Voss, Mico, Texas, Yamaha, 180

8.      Sean Hamblin, Murrieta, Calif., Suzuki, 155

9.      Damon Huffman, Valencia, Calif., Honda, 145

10.     Grant Langston, Lake Elsinore, Calif., KTM, 111



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