If you weren’t in the Sacramento area over the weekend, you missed out on the Hangtown Outdoor National and the Crossover Race. SRH racers Chris Johnson and Ben Lamay showed up ready to battle it out with the best in the business. Chris was looking good during the first moto, but a virus in his lung he had been fighting for the few days prior to the race forced him out of the second moto. Don’t worry folks, Chris will be back and up on two wheels in no time.
Ben Lamay took advantage of a short break in the European series and flew across the pond to do some racing on American soil. He was looking forward to the track conditions he was accustomed to in California and was confident. He finished 13th in the first moto, 12th in the second and received 11th overall. Not bad for someone who has been banging bars overseas for the last year. Look out for Ben towards the end of the season because he may be making more AMA appearances.
On the lighter side, SRH sponsored the Crossover race the day before the national. Action sports stars from all over showed up at Hangtown for some race action of their own. The race pits past and current professional athletes from other sports (snowboarding, surfing, skating, bmx, wake boarding, mouintain bike, ski etc.) against each other. They even had a fmx and media class this year to make things more interesting.
SRH BMX athlete Tony Campos made his way down from the Bay Area to be a part of the fun. He borrowed a friend’s Honda 450 and was psyched on reliving the racing days of his childhood. He didn’t finish at the top of the class but had a great time on the bike and the track. Tony and the rest of the pack signed autographs for the fans and got awesome at the barbeque/awards ceremony. Big ups to Aaron Cooke and all of the other sponsors for making it happen.
Check out video from the race courtesy of GoPro…SRH You Tube Video