Tuesday, July 06, 2010
Canard Tops at Red Bud; Three AMSOIL Riders in Top 5
On the strength of his win in the second 250cc moto of the day, GEICO Powersports/AMSOIL rider Trey Canard won his class Saturday at the AMA Pro Motocross Championship RedBud National.
Canard finished fourth in the first moto and had the same average finish as Dean Wilson, who finished third and second. However, it was Canard’s win that made the ultimate difference. The key moment was his pass of Wilson late in the second moto, which sealed both the moto and overall victory.
“I knew Wilson was riding really hard,” Canard said. “I wasn’t sure he could keep that pace because he was really pushing it. I just tried to stay calm and make sure I made it through the moto.
The victory is the first of the outdoor season for Canard, who pulled to within seven points of third place in the season standings.
All of the AMSOIL sponsored riders improved from Moto 1 to Moto 2.
Justin Barcia finished fifth and third in his 250 motos to wind up fourth overall. He nearly captured second place in that second race during the moto’s waning minutes.
Blake Wharton suffered a busted lip after a rock from the track came up under his helmet and hit him in the mouth early in the second moto. He rallied to finish fourth in, two places higher than his first moto, and he ended fifth overall on the day.
Rookie Eli Tomac finished 10th overall on the day after finished of 12th and ninth, respectively.
On the 450cc side, Brett Metcalfe finished fifth and fourth for an overall finish of fifth on the day. He did slip to third in the season standings, but he’s only three points out of second.
The AMA Pro Motocross Championship takes a week off before resuming is schedule on July 17 at the Spring Creek National in Millville, Minn.