While the primary goal is to get experience on the bigger and faster Honda, Canard said it’s going to be impossible to shut off his competitive nature when he pulls to the start gate."Nobody really expects anything out of me, so I think that will take a little of the pressure off of me," the native Oklahoman said. "I always put pressure on myself to do well. I’m a racer and racers don’t want to get second or third; they want to win every race they’re in. This one will be no different, but I know I’m on a learning curve."Canard can rely on 16-year Supercross veteran Kevin Windham, 32, who is coming off his second podium finish of the year at last Saturday’s stop in Anaheim, California.The duo also will welcome Supercross Lites East riders Brett Metcalfe and Justin Barcia, who will suit up for GEICO Powersports Honda for this first time this season.Metcalfe, of Mannum, Australia, is looking to rebound from an injury-shortened 2009 Supercross Lites campaign, while the 17-year-old Barcia (bar-sha) of Ocklocknee, Okla., promises to be a big-time star in the sport for many years to come."Justin and Brett are two awesome riders," team co-owner Jeff Majkrzak said. "Brett was riding so well before he got injured. He threatened for the title of every race."Justin Barcia is a name hardcore fans already know and pretty soon everyone in the world of motorsports will undoubtedly know. He has the potential and talent to be one of the best ever. He’s that good. I expect his debut to be pretty solid and he’ll just go up from there."
All four GEICO Powersports Honda riders will be hit the Indy Supercross track early Saturday with action taking place throughout the day. The main event begins at 7 p.m. ET.