Canard Places Second Overall At Unadilla
Less than two weeks after landing a new, two-year extension from Honda, Trey Canard made them look like geniuses by taking first in the 450 moto at the August 9 2014 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship race at Unadilla in New Berlin, New York. With 4-1 scores, Canard not only won a 450 Class moto race for the first time in his career, but he also secured second place overall for the event.
“I can’t explain how good this feels. The team and I have been working really hard, so it is nice to finally have it all pay off and get a win,” Canard said. “The day started off great. Getting the fastest qualifying time in practice always puts you in a good position and gives you momentum heading into the day’s motos. I spun off the start in moto one and by the time I made my way into fourth the leaders were so far gone. I got a much better start in the second moto and it was an intense battle from beginning to end. Once I got around Eli (Tomac) and took over the lead, I just tried not to make any mistakes because we were all within a couple seconds of each other. I am so grateful to be healthy and can’t wait for the last two rounds.”
Canard scored the Oakley Bomb Award by logging the quickest qualifying time during practice rounds. He finished fourth in moto one after battling all the way back from 12th place, and took first in the moto two race after passing Ryan Dungey early and controlling much of the race from the head of the pack.
As it sits, Canard is third in the 450 Motocross standings with two rounds remaining: the 2014 Indiana Motocross on August 16 and the Utah Motocross on August 23.