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Honda Race Report: Fiolek and Canard On Top At Red Bud

Published July 6th, 2010

Torrance, CA: The Honda Red Riders took on round six of the 2010 AMA Motocross Championship and Women’s Motocross Championship at RedBud in Buchanan, MI on Saturday, July 3, and Honda Red Bull Racing’s Andrew Short made a solid run up front aboard his CRF450R while teammate Ashley Fiolek clinched her first overall victory of the season aboard her CRF250R. Another Honda racer to win at RedBud was GIECO Powersports Honda’s Trey Canard, who scored his first-ever 250cc motocross race win and overall victory.

Two-time women’s champion Fiolek had her best showing of the season, going 1-1 in the women’s competition to clinch her first overall victory this season. Grabbing the holeshot in both motos, Fiolek dominated both races to take the overall win. Fellow Honda racer Troy Lee Designs’ Tara Gieger joined Fiolek on the podium going 3-3 to end the round third overall.

Short got a good start in the first 450cc moto and was among the lead group from the get-go. Rounding the opening lap in the number two spot, Short put in a solid performance to eventually take the checkers in third place. In moto two he again fired off to a fine start and went on to finish fifth, placing fourth overall for the round.

In other 450-class action, Troy Lee Designs Honda’s Ben Townley looked on target to record his first race win of the season, leading every lap in the opening moto until he fell in the closing stages on the final lap, which relegated him to fourth. Townley rebounded in moto two to grab third place and close out the round third overall. Brett Metcalfe’s 5-4 finish aboard his GEICO Powersports Honda CRF450R put him fifth overall and privateer Honda racer Kyle Regal finished seventh overall with 7-7 moto finishes.

GEICO Powersports Honda’s Trey Canard went 4-1 in the 250cc competition to successfully score his first-ever overall Lites motocross win on his CRF250R. Getting a lackluster start in moto one where he rounded the opening lap in 10th position, Canard worked his way through the pack, picking off riders one by one to eventually take the checkers in fourth place. Getting a better start in moto two and running among the lead pack, he set a blistering pace before moving into the lead on lap 11 where he remained until the race’s end. Teammates Justin Barcia and Blake Wharton were never far away with Barcia going 5-3 to finish in fourth overall andWharton going 6-4 to get fifth overall. Eli Tomac finished 10th overall, going 12-9 aboard his GEICO Powersports Honda CRF250R.

450 Results

1. Ryan Dungey 1-1

2. Chad Reed 2-2

3. Ben Townley 4-3 (Honda)

4. Andrew Short 3-5 (Honda)

5. Brett Metcalfe 5-4 (Honda)

6. Josh Grant 6-6

7. Kyle Regal 7-7 (Honda)

8. Ryan Sipes 8-8

9.Mike Alessi 10-9

10. NickWey 9-12

450 Point Standings

1. Ryan Dungey 268

2. Chad Reed 204

3. Brett Metcalfe 201

4. Ben Townley 189

5. Andrew Short 189

6. Josh Grant 182

7.Mike Alessi 177

8. Kyle Regal 122

9. Ryan Sipes 114

10. Kyle Chisholm 108

250 Results

1.Trey Canard 4-1 (Honda)

2. DeanWilson 3-2

3. Christophe Pourcel 1-5

4. Justin Barcia 5-3 (Honda)

5. BlakeWharton 6-4 (Honda)

6. Tyla Rattray 2-11

7. Broc Tickle 7-6

8. JakeWeimer 11-7

9.Martin Davalos 10-8

10. Eli Tomac 12-9 (Honda)

250 Point Standings

1. Christophe Pourcel 260

2. DeanWilson 227

3. Tyla Rattray 212

4.Trey Canard 205

5. Broc Tickle 180

6. Justin Barcia 176

7. Eli Tomac 156

8. BlakeWharton 145

9.Martin Davalos 132

10. JakeWeimer 129

WMX Results

1. Ashley Fiolek 1-1 (Honda)

2. Jessica Patterson 2-2

3.Tarah Gieger 3-3 (Honda)

4. Sara Price 7-4

5.Mariana Balbi 5-5

6. SarahWhitmore 6-6

7. Tatum Sik 9-7

8. Alexa Pearson 8-8

9.Vicki Golden 4-15

10. Erica Cook 10-9

WMX Point Standings

1. Jessica Patterson 194

2. Ashley Fiolek 174

3.Tarah Gieger 149

4.Vicki Golden 121

5. Sara Price 120

6.Mariana Balbi 110

7. SarahWhitmore 102

8. Alexa Pearson 96

9. Tatum Sik 94

10. Erica Cook 84


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