Torrance, CA: The High Point National in Mt. Morris, PA, hosted round four of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship this past weekend, and Team Honda Muscle Milk’s Trey Canard earned his third podium appearance of the season with third overall aboard his CRF450R. In the 250 competition, Muscle Milk-backed GEICO Honda’s Justin Bogle grabbed a fourth-place overall finish with 4-4 scores.
Canard propelled himself off the line to a top-five start in the opening race. He quickly moved himself forward, wasting no time to take over second on lap five. From there it was a head-to-head battle with all the top title contenders within just a few seconds of each other. Canard was able to hold the competition at bay until a mistake on one of the closing laps caused him to go down, sending him back to fourth.
In moto two, Canard got off to a great start, rounding the first turn in third and quickly moving into second on the opening lap. He really found his stride throughout the 17-lap race, holding off multiple charges by the competition to maintain his position all the way to the checkered flag. His 4-2 marks awarded him third overall.
Bogle launched his CRF250R off the line to a second-place start in moto one and made quick work of the rider in front of him to take over the lead. He commanded the early stages of the race before falling back into second where a heated three-way battle ensued for the position. He fought hard, ultimately crossing the finish line in fourth. In moto two, Bogle did not get the start he was looking for and rounded the first turn in the top 10. He quickly started his assault through the field, working his way into fourth on lap nine, which is where he finished. His fourth overall moved him up one position in the championship chase.
“Overall today was very positive for me,” Bogle stated. “I got to lead a few laps in moto one, which I haven’t done in a long time at a national. You learn a lot up front and I think we made some great progress with that. I had to work a little harder in the second moto because I didn’t get the greatest start, but I got the same result. I’m happy with my entire program and team, so I am ready to keep moving forward.”
Fellow Muscle Milk-sponsored GEICO Honda rider Zach Bell finished 15th in moto one and 11th in moto two, landing him 13th overall for the day. Teammate Zach Bisceglia had a trying day, crashing a few laps into the first moto and suffering a concussion. He was ultimately sidelined for the remainder of the day and will return to battle at the Muddy Creek National in two weeks.