Weigand, Udall 1-2 At Glen Helen West Coast GP

Mark Kariya | March 4, 2013
Timmy Weigand captured the premier win at the Prairie Dogs GP at Glen Helen.  Mark Kariya

Timmy Weigand captured the premier win at the Prairie Dogs GP at Glen Helen.  Mark Kariya

Timmy Weigand led teammate Colton Udall for another Johnny Campbell Racing (JCR) Honda 1-2 in the featured AMA West Coast Grand Prix Series race, as the AMA District 37 Grand Prix Series visited Glen Helen Raceway facility in San Bernardino, California, March 2, for round two of the series.

The Vince Gongora Memorial GP, hosted by the Prairie Dogs Motorcycle Club, essentially came down to pit stops, with Weigand’s 2012 CRF450X requiring only one stop during the hour-and-a-half-long race Udall’s 2013 CRF450R needing two. Weigand’s winning margin was less than five seconds, their battle carrying them safely away from the third-place finisher, Precision Concepts Kawasaki’s Justin Seeds.

Brad Goolsby and Blayne Thompson rounded out the top five, while transplanted Australian Rowan Trefz earned the Vet Pro victory in 12th overall, and he was the final rider to complete the nine laps of the approximately eight-mile course.

The course featured a mix of terrain that used much of what the Glen Helen Raceway facility has to offer, from the National MX track to the pavement of the San Manuel Amphiteater, to the fast ridge-top trails of the surrounding hills, to a lot more.

The race also served as a qualifying round for the later-in-the-year AMA/Kenda Big Sky Amateur National Off-Road Championship, presented by Klim, and drew close to 1000 entries for the weekend.

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