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.
Torrance, CA: Team Honda Muscle Milk’s Justin Barcia is scheduled to undergo surgery today to repair an ankle injury, and will be sidelined for the remainder of the 2014 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross series. Recovery time is approximately 4-6 months, and will include extensive physical therapy.
“It is an unfortunate situation and we are really bummed for Justin,” stated Team Manager Dan Betley. “He was riding well at the first two rounds and building momentum each time he was on the bike. We were looking forward to a successful season with him. Our best wishes go out to Justin and we hope for a speedy recovery.”
Torrance, CA: This past Saturday, the Prairie City OHV Park in Sacramento, CA hosted the 46th running of the GoPro Hangtown Motocross Classic for round two of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross series. Team Honda Muscle Milk’s Trey Canard claimed his second podium finish of the season with a hard-fought third overall, while teammate Justin Barcia’s 4-5 scores were enough to log him fifth.
Torrance, CA: The final stop of the 2014 Supercross series took place Saturday night in front of a sold-out crowd at Las Vegas’ Sam Boyd Stadium and Team Honda Muscle Milk riders Justin Barcia and Trey Canard finished 4-5 respectively. It was an amazing night for Muscle Milk-backed GEICO Honda’s Justin Bogle, who secured his first-ever 250 Supercross Championship with a second-place-overall finish in the main event.
In qualifying, Justin Barcia found himself up front with the third quickest time, giving him a good gate pick heading into the evening. He was impressive in his heat race, finishing second and transferring directly into the main event. During the final race of the night, Barcia launched off the line to a mid pack start and sat in eighth after the completion of the first lap. He put his head down and fought through the field, taking the checkered in fourth. He finishes his sophomore year in the 450 class fifth overall in the championship.
After an impressive second-place finish in his heat, Team Honda Muscle Milk’s Trey Canard jumped off the line to a mid pack start in the main event. He negotiated the slick track, working his way into fifth throughout the 20-lap race.
The Muscle Milk-backed GEICO Honda team has had one of the most dominant 250 Supercross programs in the paddock, and it showed in Vegas as Justin Bogle extended the team’s streak of championship winning seasons to five years in a row. Bogle propelled his CRF250R off the line to the holeshot and rode out front for the first five laps before relinquishing one position. He rode strong the remainder of the 15-lap race, crossing the finish line in second and claiming his first-career title. Bogle recorded six podium finishes throughout the season, including two victories.
“I am definitely excited about this championship,” stated Bogle. “Everyone on my entire team, all the people that have been with me from the start, this is for them. We did this together. It’s awesome to have my mom and dad here, my trainer Ryan Federow, and all the guys on the GEICO Honda team.”
Bogle continued by saying, “I had thought about just going for it and trying to win but I didn’t want to do anything that might cause me to crash, so I just remembered the bigger goal and stayed happy with second place. This No. 1 plate was the goal and now it’s going home with us.”
At the final round of the season, teammate Matt Bisceglia rode stellarly and finally put together the performance he has been looking for his entire rookie year. He grabbed a third place start and maintained that position throughout the entire race, scoring the first podium finish of his career.
“I feel great,” Bisceglia said. “I’m really pleased with the way I rode tonight. It all started coming together for me towards the end of the season. It’s incredible how much talent there is at this level, and to see what Justin did to win it all is really cool.”
Muscle Milk-sponsored GEICO Honda’s Zach Osborne brought his Western Regional 250 Supercross campaign to a close with a respectable seventh-place finish. Despite missing a couple races early in the season due to injury, Osborne finished the season in eighth overall.
Torrance, CA: Team Honda Muscle Milk’s Trey Canard will line up on the gate this Saturday for round 13 at the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis, MO. Canard returns to racing aboard his factory Honda-prepared CRF450R, having recovered from a broken arm sustained Thanksgiving weekend while preparing for the 2014 Supercross season.
Every year, race fans flock to Daytona Beach, FL, for one of the biggest and most fun events of the season: Daytona Bike Week. To boost that fun factor even higher, Honda has established the Honda Daytona Kick-Off Party as one of the must-do happenings during Bike Week.
Torrance, CA: Nearly 54,500 fans filled AT&T Stadium-home of the Dallas Cowboys-Saturday night in Arlington, TX, to watch not only the seventh round of the Supercross series, but also the opening round of the Eastern Regional 250SX class. It was an exciting night for Team Honda Muscle Milk’s Justin Barcia who landed on the podium with a solid third-place finish.
Honda recently announced a new 2014 Montesa Honda Cota 4RT Repsol Edition trials bike. Honda explains the bike as having “the pedigree of a World Championship trials machine with the engineering and reliability of a Honda.” Honda says the bike is ideal for both serious competitors and weekend trials riders.
JCR Honda’s Colton Haaker is headed out to challenge the 2014 King of The Motos in Johnson Valley, CA this weekend. King of the Motos is working toward its goal to be the toughest extreme enduro race in the United States.
The Rally Dakar 2014 has run its course. It was a fight to the finish for the TEAM HRC riders as the 36th edition of the world’s toughest race drew to a close. Hélder Rodrigues finished the highest of the Honda riders in fifth place, with Joan Barreda in seventh with five stage victories under his belt. All the Honda CRF450 RALLYs finished the gruelling rally with the same engines, signalling a huge success for the brand and highlighting the machine’s great potential.