Torrance, CA: Trials riders are about as passionate a bunch of enthusiasts as you’re likely to find. Now they have a new way to fire up that passion as Honda adds a second new Cota trials mount to the line that includes the Cota Race Replica introduced in 2014.
Torrance, CA: As the only stop in the Pacific Northwest, the Washougal National is known as one of the most scenic tracks in the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross series. With weather that complemented the beautiful facility, this past Saturday was a great day for racing. Just one week after scoring his first career 450 victory, Muscle Milk-backed GEICO Honda’s Eli Tomac had another impressive showing, grabbing second overall with a pair of seconds. Team Honda Muscle Milk’s Trey Canard finished seventh overall, while teammate Fredrik Noren scored a career-best finish of eighth.
Canard nabbed a top-five start in moto one and quickly moved into second on lap two. He was able to fight off the advances of another rider for multiple laps before surrendering the position and taking over third. Canard relinquished one more spot during the 30-minute plus two-lap race, taking the checkered flag in fourth. In moto two, he got off the line to a less-than-desirable start and then crashed. He remounted in 39th and swiftly began moving his way through the field, putting together a noteworthy come-from-behind performance to finish 11th, which landed him seventh overall.
Torrance, CA: The Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship series made its eighth stop this past Saturday in Millville, MN, for the annual Spring Creek National, and Muscle Milk-supported GEICO Honda’s Eli Tomac stole the show with a dominant 1-1 performance en route to his first career win in the premier 450 class. For the fourth consecutive week, Team Honda Muscle Milk’s Trey Canard put together two solid rides, landing just shy of the podium in fourth with 4-3 marks.
During the day’s opening race, Canard launched his CRF450R off the line to a fourth-place start. The front-runners quickly separated themselves from the field, but Canard struggled in the tricky sand whoops and was unable to close the gap, taking the checkered in fourth. In the second moto, he got off the line in fifth place but dropped back in the pack. Luckily, the race was red flagged due to a start-gate malfunction, giving him another chance to get back up front.
Torrance, CA: The excitement continued this past Saturday at Budds Creek Motocross Park in southern Maryland for round seven of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, and the Honda Red Riders fought through the hot and humid conditions to post solid results. Muscle Milk-supported GEICO Honda’s Eli Tomac continues to impress, landing on the podium for the third consecutive week with a third overall. Team Honda Muscle Milk’s Trey Canard picked up a strong fourth-place finish with 3-4 scores aboard his Honda CRF45R.
When the gate dropped for moto one of the 450 class, Canard grabbed a second-place start and then took over the early lead. With a crowd of competitors in tow, Canard led the first four laps before relinquishing two positions to finish third. During the final race of the day, he launched off the line to a fourth-place start, moving into third by lap two. He fought hard to maintain his position, ultimately taking the checkered in fourth. His 3-4 marks landed him fourth overall for the day.
Torrance, CA: Thousands of avid motocross fans were in attendance on Fourth of July weekend at the legendary RedBud National in Buchanan, MI, for round six of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship series. At only his second race back, Muscle Milk-backed GEICO Honda’s Eli Tomac earned impressive results on his CRF450R, improving on his finish last week with a second overall. Team Honda Muscle Milk’s Trey Canard also had an impressive weekend, finishing fourth overall.
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.