The most recent winner in Supercross Lites, GEICO Powersports Honda rider Trey Canard, looked primed to double up Saturday at the AMA tour stop at Qualcomm Stadium, earning the holeshot award in the main event to thrill a rain-soaked but enthusiastic crowd.
Round 5 San Diego
Not since the ‘03 has Monster Energy AMA Supercross seen three different riders in four races earn victories in the premier AMA Supercross class. As Monster Energy Supercross heads into San Diego’s Qualcomm Stadium tomorrow night several riders will look for the opportunity to join 2010 AMA Supercross class winners James Stewart, Ryan Dungey and Ryan Villopoto as the fifth stop of the championship unfolds in sunny Southern California.
Honda rider Trey Canard isn’t letting his victory at last weekend’s 2010 AMA Monster Energy Supercross Lites race go to his head. He just doesn’t have the time.
Canard and the rest of team GEICO Powersports Honda head to Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego for the fifth race of the season this weekend, which has given Canard little time to revel in last Saturday’s success.
Trey Canard Speaks…
Trey Canard proved his riding ability in 2008 by winning the Supercross Lites East championship in his rookie campaign. Saturday night in San Francisco, the 19-year-old Lites rider showed he could handle the action out west as well by winning his first race of the year at AT&T Park.
The victory extended an impressive streak for Canard’s GEICO Powersports Honda team, which has now placed a rider on the podium at all four races in the 2010 Monster Energy Series. As the season reaches the quarter mark, Canard is a solid second in the 250 West Standings.
Ryan Dungey, the current 2010 AMA Supercross class points leader, brings a 15-point lead into tomorrow night’s Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, at San Francisco’s AT&T Park and a two-race win streak.
Since 1974, the first rider to win two AMA Supercross class main events in a season has gone on to win the championship 17 times. Ryan Dungey, who is riding in his first full season as a rookie in the AMA Supercross class will compete for his third consecutive win this season.
Ryan Dungey Speaks…
The 2010 Supercross returns to where the season opened nearly two week ago at Angel Stadium tomorrow night for the tour’s third stop. In just two races there have been two different winners, James Stewart and Ryan Dungey, and as their intense championship points race heats up, the world’s top riders will be gunning for top billing.
The highly anticipated Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship made its season premiere last weekend with a memorable South Point Hotel & Casino Motocross National from Glen Helen Raceway. Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Ryan Villopoto became just the third rider in history to win his 450 Class debut, overcoming rivals Mike Alessi and Josh Grant in addition to Chad Reed to capture his first motocross victory in the big class.
A deeply talented field of 250 Class competitors lived up to expectations as a handful of riders battled bar-to-bar for the overall win.
A sold out, standing-room only crowd of 39,506 packed into Sam Boyd Stadium for the 2009 Monster Energy® AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, season finale in Las Vegas. While all eyes were on the heated rivalry between San Manuel Yamaha’s James Stewart, of Haines City, Fla., and Rockstar/Makita Suzuki’s Chad Reed, of Tampa, Fla., rookie Ryan Villopoto, of Poulsbo, Wash., stole the show with his second victory in the last three races. In the annual, talent-filled Dave Coombs Sr.
The thrilling and often times tense battle for the 2009 Monster Energy® AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, title came to a head this past Saturday as the tour returned to Salt Lake City’s Rice Eccles Stadium.
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