The Long Road
Weimer was forced to take the longest route possible to the main event on Saturday, as misfortune seemed to follow him around the track. After getting off to a top-five start in his heat race, Weimer got caught up with another rider in the first rhythm lane and went down hard. Torn up and bruised, he lined up for the semi race where he was sitting in qualifying position before another crash knocked him out. Finally, in the LCQ, Weimer was able to ride conservative and make it into the main event but had second to last gate pick. Starting from the very outside, Weimer had no chanc e of a good start, but charged through the 20 laps and picked off close to half the field to finish 10th.
“It’s always hard at Anaheim 1, but this one was harder than usual,” said Weimer. “We’ve been working really hard to be ready but the nerves are always there and it’s a big change coming from the off season. I think I’m close to where I need to be but did not ride like it tonight. We’ll get into the swing of things and be better next week.”