2011 AMA Motocross
Three months ago while training for the 2011 AMA Motocross Championship, American Honda’s Trey Canard fractured his femur during the end of the AMA Supercross Championship.
The Shawnee, Oklahoma, rested his leg for six weeks, not having to undergo surgery due to the injury being a "displaced fracture." Besides the broken leg, Canard had to end his AMA Supercross Championship three rounds early, and had missed the first half of the AMA Motocross Championship.
But Canard is set to return this weekend at the Spring Creek Motocross National in Millville, Minn. Not only will it be his first race since breaking his femur, but it’ll also be his first-ever race in the 450cc Motocross Class.
Trey Canard (American Honda CRF450F Motocross) says: "Knowing that I’m only days away from racing again and to be racing my first-ever 450-class Motocross event feels awesome. Since getting back on my bike and training for motos, everything has gone smoothly.
"I love riding the CRF450R and can’t wait to race it outdoors. I’ve been riding a lot at home in Oklahoma, and I’ve spent time in Southern California testing with the Honda team. I feel really good and the team has given me a lot of support. However, I expect it will take a little while to get up to full race speed."
Erik Kehoe (American Honda Racing Team Manager) says: "We are excited to see what Trey can do at the remaining six rounds in the Motocross series.
"Trey has made a lot of progress in a short period of time since getting back on his bike. He’s an incredibly focused and determined racer, and I think that within a few races he will be mixing it up with the front-runners."
During the 2011 AMA Supercross Championship, Trey Canard took three wins: Dallas, Jacksonville and Houston. Although he was forced to miss the final three rounds of 2011 SX, he garnered 255 points, finishing the series in fifth.