Daytona Supercross mudfest is no match for Windham and Canard
Daytona, Fl.--March 10, 2008 - With tornadoes threatening counties to the north and torrential rains turning the Daytona Supercross track into a quagmire that created the most challenging conditions riders had ever seen, Dunlop riders once again showed the Supercross kingdom why its tires represent the new world order in racing. Torco Racing Fuels Honda teammates Kevin Windham and Trey Canard won the Daytona rounds of the AMA Supercross and Supercross Lites classes, respectively at Daytona International Speedway on Saturday evening, March 7.
These victories on Friday evening continue Dunlop's win streak so far this week at Daytona, with Dunlop riders Ben Bostrom winning the Supersport race over fellow Dunlop rider Josh Herrin and Aaron Yates taking the Supersport victory on Thursday.
The win was Windham's second of the season and his first victory at Daytona, and it secures his hold on second place overall in Supercross series points with seven rounds remaining. Honda Red Bull Racing's Davi Millsaps, also on Dunlops, finished second behind Windham and he is now fourth overall.
Millsap's teammate Andrew Short is third in the series after finishing eighth.
"Tonight was definitely a race of different elements with the rain and mud," said an elated Windham. ³But it still lived up to the brutal reputation of Daytona. I think it was the most brutal race I have been in my entire life."
Canard¹s dominating 10-second win in the driving rain storm was his third in a row, tightening his grip on first place overall in Supercross Lites East competition. Remarkably, Canard, in only the third professional race of his career, once again led every lap, which means he has led every lap but one of his professional career so far, a remarkable feat. Honda rider Matt Boni was third, giving Dunlop four podium positions out of a possible six for the evening.
"Coming into this race, I wasn¹t really sure what to expect," Canard said.
"I just wanted to go out there and do the best that I could. I did everything I could possible do during the week, and I think I was as prepared as I could possibly be, so I could give it everything I had, every lap out there."
Dunlop and the AMA Supercross Series head to the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis on March 15 for round 11.
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