SAN DIEGO – The sixth race of Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, signified the final California stop of the 2013 season on Saturday night, with 55,361 spectators in attendance inside Qualcomm Stadium. For the second time this season, Rockstar Energy Racing’s Davi Millsaps captured the victory with a wire-to-wire performance that extended his lead in the 450SX standings. GEICO Honda’s Eli Tomac won his fourth Western Regional 250SX Class race of the season, closing his deficit in the championship.

Millsaps pulled an advantage out of the gate of the 20-lap Main Event to secure the Nuclear Cowboyz Holeshot Award, with Dodge/Sycuan Casino/RCH Racing Suzuki’s Broc Tickle and TwoTwo Motorsports Honda’s Chad Reed in tow. Championship contenders Ryan Dungey, Ryan Villopoto, and Trey Canard, who sit second through fourth in the points, all started outside the top five, with Canard crossing the line outside the top 10 on the opening lap.

ANAHEIM, Calif. – The 2013 Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, made its return visit to Anaheim on Saturday night, hosting its 59th race inside Angel Stadium in front of a crowd of 37,789 fans. After a 16th-place finish to start the season and a runner-up effort a week ago, Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Ryan Villopoto, of Poulsbo, Wash., emerged victorious for the first time this season. In the Western Regional 250SX Class, GEICO Honda’s Eli Tomac, of Cortez, Colo., raced to his third consecutive victory to remain undefeated to start the season.

Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Jake Weimer, of Rupert, Idaho, earned the Nuclear Cowboyz® Holeshot Award to start the 20-lap 450SX Class Main Event, with Team Honda Muscle Milk teammates Justin Barcia, of Ochlocknee, Ga., and Trey Canard, of Shawnee, Okla., in tow. Villopoto came out of the first corner in sixth but quickly began to make his move forward.

Torrance, CA: Honda Red Riders came out strong Saturday night at round one of the 2013 Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship series, taking home five of the top ten positions in the 450 Supercross class. Fans filled the stands of Angel Stadium in Anaheim, CA, to see Team Honda Muscle Milk’s Trey Canard and Justin Barcia occupy the top spots all night aboard their all-new CRF450Rs. GEICO Honda’s Eli Tomac started the season exactly where he left off in 2012, on top of the podium.

The Race
The much-anticipated return of Canard was nothing short of amazing as he posted a second place finish in his qualifying heat race. In the main event—his first main in nearly a year—Canard launched into the first turn to grab a second place start. Throughout the entire 20-lap main event, Canard stuck right with the leader looking for a place to attack. With four laps remaining he made his move to take over the lead, which he held until the final lap when he was passed and finished second—a remarkable performance for a young man who a year ago suffered a broken back that nearly ended his career.

BREA, Calif. – American Suzuki is pleased to congratulate Rockstar Energy Racing on its first 450SX class win this past weekend at the opening round of the Monster Energy AMA Supercross season in Anaheim, California. Rockstar Energy Racing rider Davi Millsaps set the tone early by coming out strong on his 2013 RM-Z450 and winning his heat race.

Millsaps then repeated his performance in the main event after grabbing the holeshot against what has been considered the most competitive Supercross field in recent years. Millsaps led the majority of the race, but closed the show with a dramatic last-lap pass over Honda’s Trey Canard.

Monster Energy Supercross kicked off with the energy and excitement that has become a familiar feeling to both riders and fans as the opening round invaded Angel Stadium in Anaheim, Calif.

The sold-out crowd was treated to an action-packed night of racing with Monster Energy riders turning out impressive performances.

Monster Energy’s Chad Reed (below) made his return to racing after a long recovery from injury he sustained during the 2012 Monster Energy Supercross season. He showed consistency in the main event where he finished just off the podium in fourth.

After a career-ending and life-threatening Supercross crash, Trey Canard has rebounded from the injuries and plans to race again. Below is the description of and teaser for an upcoming film on his recovery called REvival41.

Trey Canard’s crash last season was one that most riders don’t come back from. But #41 knew he had a higher calling. When others doubted and the pain progressed, he knew he was destined to race again. This is the story of Trey’s year-long journey from back injury to the starting gate of the 2013 Supercross season as he strives to put #41 back on top.

REvival 41 tells the story of Trey’s comeback, his attempt to reconcile the tragedy of his past and the pain of his present, with his unshakeable belief for the future. It’s the human struggle to persist, continue and hope in the face of overwhelming pain.

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (May 14, 2012) – MX Sports Pro Racing and the National Promoters’ Group (NPG) announce the 2012 Amateur Days schedule that will run in conjunction with the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing. Amateur racing has long been the core of motocross in America, featuring the future stars of Lucas Oil Motocross and offering fans over the years a rare chance to catch a glimpse of future stars like Ricky Carmichael, James Stewart, Ryan Villopoto, Trey Canard and many more.

Whether it’s fulfilling the thrill of competition or simply enjoying a ride on the sport’s premier racetracks, motocross enthusiasts from all over the country can get their fix. In some cases, the same hallowed ground that will host the sport’s biggest names will be open to the public.

“Motocross is a family sport and the Amateur Day Program emphasizes that,” said MX Sports President Davey Coombs. “On any given weekend, hundreds of young riders and their families come to the track together and, more often that not, compete together simply out of love for the sport, and also a chance to be a part of the big show.”

The 2012 Amateur Day schedule will begin on Thursday, May 17, during the opening weekend of the season at the FMF Hangtown Motocross Classic in Sacramento. From there, amateurs from all over the country will have the one-of-a-kind chance to ride the same track as the Lucas Oil Motocross athletes during a National weekend for the remaining 11 rounds of the season.

The 2012 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship will commence this weekend, kicking off on May 19 with the legendary FMF Hangtown Motocross Classic.

Tickets for all 12 rounds of the 2012 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship can be found at www.allisports.com.

Torrance, CA: American Honda announced today that American Honda Racing fill-in rider Kevin Windham has raced his final event for the 2011 Motocross season and will now turn his efforts toward preparing for the 2012 Supercross Championship. Windham has done a stellar job aboard his factory Honda–prepared CRF450R, filling in for injured Honda riders Trey Canard and Josh Grant during the first half of the 450 Class Motocross Championship. The fan favorite scored a string of top-10 finishes, including finishing just shy of the overall podium in fourth place at Hangtown, Budds Creek and Thunder Valley.

“I would like to thank both American Honda Racing and GEICO Honda for allowing me the opportunity to fill in for Canard and Grant while they were on the mend,” said Windham. “I would also like to thank all the fans at the races for cheering so loudly with every lap I raced. It was always factory Honda’s plan to have me around until their riders came back. I got so overwhelmed by the warm reception I was receiving at all the nationals that I thought I could race them all. The racer inside of me wants to be behind every starting gate that drops. However, throughout the season it has become obvious to me why I stepped away from racing the Motocross Championship a few years back. I feel that I’m struggling through the grueling Motocross season and it’s bringing me down mentally. Riding at less than 100 percent is a great way to bring on an injury. It is a must to always have your head in the game. I’ve had a blast at Motocross and now can start recharging my batteries for the 2012 Supercross season. I still want to focus on making 20 years as a professional racer by making it to 2014.”

American Honda Racing Team Manager Erik Kehoe praised Windham’s efforts throughout the Motocross season. “Kevin has done a tremendous job for the team at the first seven outdoor rounds,” said Kehoe. “I’ve always been a K-Dub fan and I’m proud of Kevin and his willingness to fill in on the factory team in times of need, even if it is on a part-time basis. The whole team has had a lot of fun working with Kevin. We respect his professional-life decisions about how and where he wants to focus his racing efforts, plus the fact he has a young family to take care of and a lot going on in his home life that requires much of his time and energy. We are fully supportive of his decision to now focus solely on training and preparing for the 2012 Supercross season.”

Boise, ID – FLY Racing is proud to introduce its new Andrew Short and Trey Canard Replica F2 Carbon and Kinetic Pro helmets. Now you can wear the same helmet graphic scheme as Andrew Short and Trey Canard with these replica helmets. Both riders worked directly with the FLY Racing design team to develop their replica graphics and were given full creative freedom to incorporate personal touches into the designs.

Short and Canard will each race in their state-of-the-art F2 Carbon Replica helmets, which utilize aircraft grade woven carbon fiber and Kevlar® composite materials and meet the toughest safety standards on the market. Andrew Short chose to debut his F2 Carbon Replica helmet at the Red Bed National over the July 4th weekend, and Trey Canard is slated to debut his helmet upon his return to the outdoor nationals. Both the Short and Canard Replica F2 Carbon helmets will be offered in three colorways and retail price ranges from $259.95-279.95. Both will be available at your FLY Racing dealer in mid-August.

In addition to the Andrew Short and Trey Canard F2 Carbon helmets, FLY Racing is also pleased to offer Andrew Short and Trey Canard replica graphic schemes in its new entry level Kinetic Pro helmets. The Kinetic Pro is DOT and ECE approved for the USA and features a poly alloy shell, plush embossed pattern liner, aluminum visor hardware, and an amazing $119.95 retail price. An entry-level helmet never looked so good! Kinetic Pro helmets will be available in mid July at a FLY Racing dealer near you.

FLY Racing products can be found at your local WPS dealer. See FLY Racing’s entire 2012 collection, beginning July 15th, by visiting FLYRacing.com.

Torrance, CA: How much of a race is determined in the first fractions of a second?

With the level of competition in both Supercross and Motocross being so closely matched, getting the right start can literally determine the outcome of a race. And grabbing the holeshot is a huge advantage.

Just ask American Honda Racing’s Trey Canard, Josh Grant and Ashley Fiolek how important the start really is. We did.

Check out the “Art of the Holeshot” video shown below: