Honda On Top In Seattle

Published April 27th, 2010

Torrance CA: The Honda Red Riders took on round 15 of the 2010 Supercross series in Seattle, WA on Saturday, April 24, and Honda Red Bull Racing’s Davi Millsaps and Andrew Short brought the battle to the Supercross competition aboard their Honda CRF450Rs. GEICO Powersports Honda’s Kevin Windham put on an impressive show, leading every lap of the race en route to winning the Supercross event.

Earning a good start out of the gate and challenging up front from the get-go, Millsaps had the misfortune of going down in the whoops on the opening lap but rallied back with an impressive come-from-behind effort. Relegated to 18th position, the Honda racer sliced through the pack to take the checkers in a hard-fought fifth place. Short was right behind his teammate in sixth position and rounding the final turn of the race when disaster struck; he stalled nearing the finish line. Scrambling at the base of the finish-line jump, Short dropped three spots but still took the checkers in ninth place. Up front, Windham put together his best effort of the year, scoring his first Supercross win in 2010 aboard his CRF450R – his last win coming on this same track in Seattle in 2008. Overcoming extremely difficult track conditions, the veteran racer shot to the lead on the opening lap and enjoyed a healthy gap by the time the checkers fell.

“This feels amazing,” said Windham. “There’s something about Seattle and me that just works. I last won here in 2008 and to come back and be on top again in 2010 is just awesome. As I get older, things like this are much harder to come by. This race was all about keeping it up on two wheels and surviving to the end. I can’t thank the GEICO Powersports Honda team enough for all their support throughout the season and my race bike was just perfect tonight.”



In the Supercross Lites West competition, GEICO Powersports Honda’s Trey Canard was challenging teammate Blake Wharton for the lead when the pair made contact on the opening lap. Wharton came out on top and remained among the top contenders throughout the race, finishing just shy of the podium in fourth position. Canard went down and was forced to resume his campaign from the back of the pack. Making up eight spots by the race’s end, the champion racer finished in 11th place. Troy Lee Designs Honda’s Wil Hahn equaled his season best result by nabbing second spot on the podium.



“I’m really pumped to get second,” said Hahn. “I trained really hard during the break between rounds and I felt really confident coming into this round. I’m on a great team with great bikes and I’m going for the win at the final round next week.”



AMA Supercross Championship Main Results



1. Kevin Windham (Hon)

2. Tommy Hahn

3. Justin Brayton

4. Ryan Dungey

5. Davi Millsaps (Hon)

6. Nick Wey

7. Michael Byrne

8. Chad Reed

9. Andrew Short (Hon)

10. Kyle Chisholm



Supercross Championship Points Standings (Round 15 of 17):



1. Ryan Dungey 320

2. Ryan Villopoto 266

3. Kevin Windham 248

4. Davi Millsaps 231

5. Josh Hill 227

6. Justin Brayton 211

7. Ivan Tedesco 183

8. Nick Wey 174

9. Tommy Hahn 161

10. Kyle Chisholm 147



AMA Supercross Lites West Results



1. Broc Tickle

2. Wil Hahn (Hon)

3. Jake Weimer

4. Blake Wharton (Hon)

5. Ryan Morais

6. Josh Hansen

7. Cole Seely (Hon)

8. Phil Nicoletti

9. Max Anstie

10. Hunter Hewitt

11. Trey Canard (Hon)



Supercross Lites West Point Standings (Round 7 of 8):



1. Jake Weimer 155

2. Wil Hahn 136

3. Trey Canard 131

4. Broc Tickle 125

5. Blake Wharton 107

6. Cole Seely 90

7. Josh Hansen 75

8. Max Anstie 75

9. Phil Nicoletti 69

10. Jeff Alessi 64


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