The Honda Red Riders took on the final round of the 2010 Supercross season in Las Vegas, NV on Saturday, May 8, and Honda Red Bull Racing’s Davi Millsaps and Andrew Short, and GEICO Powersports Honda’s Kevin Windham gave it their all aboard their Honda CRF450Rs at the season-capping event.
Windham successfully wrapped up second overall in the championship point standings and Millsaps clinched third overall.
From the moment the start gate dropped the Honda riders diced with one another, swapping spots early on after getting mid-pack starts.
Windham methodically picked off riders one by one, including Millsaps and Short, en route to finishing in third place.
Nearing the end of the race and while holding down fourth spot, Millsaps slowed up and dropped a few spots after suffering a clothing malfunction.
Charging hard, Short was able to get by his teammate to nab fifth spot while Millsaps finished in sixth.
Kevin Windham says: "The GEICO Powersports Honda team gave it their all tonight but I just wasn’t able to get the start I needed to put myself up front at the start," said Windham. "All season long we’ve seen how important it is to get good starts and that’s what I lacked. My riding was great but it wasn’t enough to give me the winner’s trophy for the third week in row. It’s been a great season for the team and me, and I’m extremely happy to finish second overall in points."
Millsaps’ third overall in the series is his career-best result in the Supercross class.
Davi Millsaps says: "It’s been a rough season in terms of injuries for me so I’m really pumped to still end up third overall in the series points," said Millsaps. "I’m really happy I put Honda Red Bull Racing on the podium five times this season including getting the win in San Diego."
In the Supercross Lites East/West Shootout event, GEICO Powersports Honda’s Trey Canard and Justin Barcia took on the best from both regions aboard their Honda CRF250Rs.
Racing his first-ever shootout event, Barcia showed he had the speed to be out front when he nabbed the holeshot in his heat race. Unable to make a similar up-front start in the main, Barcia finished in fifth place.
Teammate Trey Canard was among the front runners at the start but another rider made contact with him while he was in fourth spot and Canard went down, relegating him to 13th place.
Riding a determined come-from-behind race, the young Honda racer gamely worked his way forward to finish in 10th place.
AMA Supercross Championship Main Results
1. Ryan Dungey
2. Chad Reed
3. Kevin Windham (Hon)
4. Kyle Cunningham
5. Andrew Short (Hon)
6. Davi Millsaps (Hon)
7. Kyle Chisholm
8. Justin Brayton
9. Tommy Hahn
10. Nick Wey
Supercross Championship Final Points Standings
1. Ryan Dungey 363
2. Kevin Windham 293
3. Davi Millsaps 268
4. Ryan Villopoto 266
5. Justin Brayton 238
6. Josh Hill 233
7. Nick Wey 197
8. Tommy Hahn 186
9. Ivan Tedesco 183
10. Kyle Chisholm 177
AMA Supercross East/West Shootout Results
1. Jake Weimer
2. Josh Hansen
3. Christophe Pourcel
4. Dean Wilson
5. Justin Barcia (Hon)
6. Broc Tickle
7. Martin Davalos
8. Travis Baker
9. Ryan Morais
10. Trey Canard (Hon)