Trey Canard earns first career Supercross victory
The Christian Chronicle featured professional motocross champion Trey Canard, a member of the Central Church of Christ in Shawnee, Okla., in our February print edition.
A news release from Connexions Sports and Entertainment reports:
American Honda Racing’s Trey Canard earned his first career Supercross victory on Saturday night with a hard-fought performance in front of 45,859 fans at Reliant Stadium in Houston, Texas.
While he’s been on top of the podium before in the Lites class, this is Canard’s first 450-class victory. He’s had a successful rookie-season to date and Canard came into the race knowing he still had a lot to prove. For him, finishing on the podium wasn’t enough. He wanted to secure that elusive first Supercross win. In the finals, he proved he can race with the best.
“I’m still kinda in shock. I didn’t have a great week of practice and I really needed that, to get up front and ride up front,” said Canard of his first career Supercross victory. “Hopefully this will help me in the weeks to come. I really needed this, and I have to thank the team at Honda for all of their support.”
Canard started off his victory race by escaping a major pileup in the first turn out of the gate. Through it all, Canard was in fourth place after the first lap. From there on, it was a constant surge to the front for Canard.
On lap four, he made a pass to move into third place, and by lap five, he had worked his way into second. When the leader at the time, Kevin Windham, crashed on lap eleven, Canard seized the lead. He battled it out until the very end with a charging Ryan Dungey, to capture the win.
The Monster Energy Supercross Series moves to Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego on February 19 where Canard will look to make it back-to-back Supercross wins. He currently is in third place in total points standings with 112.
Read an Associated Press report on Canard’s win.