JCR Honda’s Timmy Weigand put together a season of consistent podiums along with a big victory to take the 2009 AMA Western Hare Scrambles National Championship.
Weigand broke from the crowd in the championship at round six with a third place finish at Glen Helen on September 20. Shortly after, Weigand went to the ISDE as a USA Trophy Team rider and was busy earning a gold medal just before returning for the West Hare Scrambles (WHS) finale. On day five of the Six Days, Weigand was injured after severely lacerating his finger – grinding it down to the bone, in fact – on his right hand. Weigand’s doctors recommended that he not ride the final round, but Weigand still tried. Unfortunately, he found the pain and the risk too great. However, the JCR Honda rider’s victories earlier in the season were enough to earn him the title as the gate dropped at the finale.
Weigand was awarded his national number one WHS plate Sunday evening. “We didn’t start out to go after this championship at the beginning of the season,” Weigand admitted, “but the JCR Team stepped up and got behind me when I kept moving up in the points. I’m happy to win the Hare Scrambles Championship for JCR and we’ll be back next year going after the WHS title and the WORCS Championship.”
In addition to his AMA Western Hare Scrambles National Championship and ISDE gold medal, competed in the AMA Motocross Championship and is slated to be the lead rider for JCR Honda in the upcoming Baja 1000.