AMA MX: Honda Success at Spring Creek

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The Honda Red Riders took on round seven of the 2010 AMA Motocross Championship and Women’s Motocross Championship at Spring Creek MX Park in Millville, MN on Saturday, July 17, and Honda Red Bull Racing’s Andrew Short, Kevin Windham and Ashley Fiolek led the way aboard their CRF450R and CRF250R race machines while GEICO Powersports Honda’s Trey Canard captured his second-straight overall 250-class victory aboard his CRF250R.

With Honda Red Bull Racing’s Davi Millsaps out with an injury, veteran Honda racer Windham joined Short on the team to contest the 450 class aboard the CRF450R. In moto one, Windham got away to a flying start, grabbing the holeshot and racing to an early lead which he held for seven laps.

Windham surrendered a few spots before the race’s end, including a spot to Short, to finish moto one in a solid fifth position. Once by Windham, Short continued to press hard among the leaders and eventually finished third. In moto two it was Short who was fastest out of the starting gate, grabbing the holeshot before fellow Honda racer Ben Townley got by aboard his Troy Lee Designs CRF450R to take the lead.

Short retaliated with a series of aggressive maneuvers to regain control of the lead on lap two. A lap later, Short surrendered the lead and ultimately finished moto two in third place-putting him second overall for the round. Windham was never far away, taking the checkers in fourth spot for fourth overall.

Kevin Windham says: “It feels so good to be back racing motocross. I was pumped to get such a good start and holeshot the first moto. I came into the first round not knowing where I stood in terms of race speed as I haven’t raced motocross in the 450-class since 2007.”

“I personally was hoping for a top-ten finish, so to get fourth overall is awesome. It was definitely a lot of fun and I’m really looking forward to seeing what I can do at the next round.”

In more 450-class action, privateer Honda racer Kyle Regal scored another solid result aboard his CRF450R, going 8-2 to finish the round third overall. Townley placed fifth overall with 4-5 moto finishes and GEICO Powersports Honda’s Brett Metcalfe went 16-6 to get ninth overall.

GEICO Powersports Honda’s Trey Canard made it two wins in a row in the 250 class, going 2-1 aboard his CRF250R to clinch his second consecutive overall victory. From start to finish, Canard battled back and forth for the lead in moto one before settling for the number two spot.

Come moto two, the Honda Red Rider got away to a good start and quickly moved into the top spot, where he soon extended a lengthy lead he would never relinquish, clinching the overall victory.

Teammate Justin Barcia joined Canard on the moto two podium and his 16-3 moto finishes put him eighth overall. Blake Wharton raced his GEICO Powersports Honda CRF250R to sixth overall (5-7) and teammate Eli Tomac went 13-11 to end the round 11th overall.

Trey Canard says: “I’m so happy right now. It was tough work in the heat and humidity but I got the job done and I’m really happy about that. It’s nice to be able to make it two in a row for the GEICO Powersports Honda team.”

Ashley Fiolek finished moto one in third position but retaliated in moto two to dominate the competition and clinch her third moto win of the season and finish second overall for the round.

Fastest out of the start gate in both races, Fiolek held off the competition to claim both holeshots. Troy Lee Designs Honda’s Tara Gieger joined Fiolek on the podium, going 2-4 to end the round third overall.

450 Results
1. Ryan Dungey 1-1
2. Andrew Short 3-3 (Honda)
3. Kyle Regal 8-2 (Honda)
4. Kevin Windham 5-4 (Honda)
5. Ben Townley 4-5 (Honda)
6. Josh Grant 2-10
7. Ryan Sipes 9-7
8. Kyle Chisholm 7-9
9. Brett Metcalfe 16-6 (Honda)
10. Nick Wey 11-11

450 Point Standings
1. Ryan Dungey 318
2. Andrew Short 229
3. Ben Townley 223
4. Brett Metcalfe 221
5. Josh Grant 215
6. Chad Reed 204
7. Mike Alessi 196
8. Kyle Regal 157
9. Ryan Sipes 140
10. Kyle Chisholm 134

250 Results
1. Trey Canard 2-1 (Honda)
2. Dean Wilson 6-2
3. Tyla Rattray 4-4
4. Jake Weimer 3-5
5. Christophe Pourcel 1-10
6. Blake Wharton 5-7 (Honda)
7. Broc Tickle 7-6
8. Justin Barcia 16-3 (Honda)
9. Tommy Searle 11-9
10. Alex Martin 8-15 (Honda)

250 Point Standings
1. Christophe Pourcel 296
2. Dean Wilson 264
3. Trey Canard 252
4. Tyla Rattray 248
5. Broc Tickle 209
6. Justin Barcia 201
7. Blake Wharton 175
8. Eli Tomac 174
9. Jake Weimer 165
10. Martin Davalos 147

WMX Results
1. Jessica Patterson 1-2
2. Ashley Fiolek 3-1 (Honda)
3. Tarah Gieger 2-4 (Honda)
4. Vicki Golden 4-3
5. Sarah Whitmore 9-5
6. Mariana Balbi 8-6
7. Sara Price 7-7
8. Jacqueline Strong 6-8
9. Penni Cyrus 10-10
10. Erica Cook 11-12

WMX Point Standings
1. Jessica Patterson 194
2. Ashley Fiolek 174
3. Tarah Geiger 149
4. Vicki Golden 121
5. Sara Price 120
6. Mariana Balbi 110
7. Sarah Whitmore 102
8. Alexah Pearson 96
9. Tatum Sik 94
10. Erica Cook 84


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