Former Supercross Lites champion, Boost Mobile/ampm Monster Energy/Troy-JLaw Racing's Jason Lawrence has decided to sit out the High Point (Mt. Morris, Pa.) round of the Lucas Oil AMA MX Nationals in order for the upper body injury he suffered in a recent practice crash - and re-aggravated this past week practicing at Glen Helen - to heal properly.
"I was told I'd be struggling with discomfort the entire summer if I didn't let it heal," said Lawrence. "I hurt it again last week at Glen Helen - before Freestone (Texas). Went out and rode practice and was like, 'No way.''"
The break in the action following this weekend's High Point round will afford Lawrence more than two weeks (16 days) of heal time before he throws a leg back over a bike for the Lakewood (Colorado) MX National. "Yeah, I'm bummed I'll miss High Point. It's excellent racing there - made a couple moto podiums," added Lawrence.
The team will still be well-represented at High Point this weekend as both Nick Wey and Max Anstie will boot up under the Mobile/ampm/Monster Energy/Troy-JLaw Racing awning. Wey's no stranger to ripping around the undulating and unforgiving terrain of Mt. Morris, scoring a second-place podium finish back in 2000 on 125s. And Anstie is looking to put back-to-back top 10 motos together after scoring one each at the last two Nationals (Hangtown & Freestone).
Next up for the Boost Mobile/ampm/Monster Energy/Troy-JLaw Racing team - including Nick Wey and Max Anstie - is this weekend's High Point round in Mt. Morris, Pa., round four of the 2009 Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championships.