Spy Optic’s Kevin Windham Sees His Way Clear To 2nd Place FinishWednesday, January 30, 2008 | 6:33 AM
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Thank goodness for Spy Optic’s Magneto tear-off/roll-off goggle as every one of the Spy-backed racers, including Windham, kept their goggles on from start to finish in the mud @ San Fran
CARLSBAD, Calif., (Jan. 30, 2008) – With roosted mud from the rear knobbys of dirt bikes filling the air like a swarm of locust, Saturday’s Monster Energy Supercross at San Francisco’s AT&T Ballpark was a goggle company’s nightmare – or dream come true in the case of Spy Optic.
Nary a one of Spy’s Magneto tear-off/roll-off wearing racers had to ditch their goggles in the San Francisco mudfest, a testament to the popular goggle’s engineering and rider support from the Spy Optic factory. In fact, Spy Optic had more racers in the top seven of the premier Supercross class than any other goggle manufacturer!
“I can’t begin to tell you how important my Spy’s were to me on Saturday,” said Spy Optic’s Kevin Windham (Torco/Honda), who placed 2nd in the premier SX class main event. “That Triple Layer Isotron™ Face Foam kept the rain and sweat from getting into my eyes and the Scoop® Ventilation kept the goggles from fogging up. The conditions were insane. But I was fortunate to only grab one tear-off the entire race. I didn’t even get down to my roll-offs. No idea how that happened given all the mud flying around and the fact I was watching other guys ditch their goggles. My Magnetos held up to the challenge and helped me see my way clear to the podium.
“Thanks again to Kyle (Krause) and the other the other factory support staff Spy for all the help. It truly played an important role in our success on Saturday in the mud at San Francisco.”
Led by Windham, as previously stated Spy Optic scored an industry brand-best three racers in the top seven places. Joining Windham in the top seven were Spy Optic’s Grant Langston (Yamaha, 5th) and Nick Wey (MDK/KTM, 7th).
“I got down to about two or three tear-offs left at the end,” said Langston, who started out with a stack of 14. “Coming from behind in the mud was highly difficult and my Spys worked great.”
After the race Wey sent a text message to Krause, thanking him for the help. “Wey was pumped with his goggles, said they were ‘awesome’ and thanked me for the help,” said Krause.
In the Lites class, running the Spy Optic Alloy goggles with the tear- off/roll-offs, Jake Weimer won his heat race, but had a tough time answering the bell for the main event (flu). Weimer’s Torco/Honda teammate and Spy Optic racer Dan Reardon picked up his game in the main event, matching his heat No. 2 finish with a 4th place o/a in the Lites main.
Next up for the Spy Optic racers on the Monster Energy Supercross tour is the third round of the Anaheim (Calif.) Angel Stadium races, Feb. 2.
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