Honda Celebrates on Podium at Anaheim 2

Torrance CA - Honda Red Riders returned to Angel Stadium in Anaheim, CA on Saturday, January 17, to tackle round three of the 2009 Supercross, an FIM World Championship. GEICO Powersports Honda’s Kevin Windham landed his first podium of the season and Honda Red Bull Racing’s Andrew Short, Ivan Tedesco and Davi Millsaps continued their championship campaigns aboard Honda’s CRF450Rs. Honda Red Bull Racing’s newest team member, 2008 WMA Women’s Motocross Champion Ashley Fiolek, joined the team at Anaheim and was welcomed by the Angel Stadium crowd during the evening’s ceremonies.  
Kevin Windham dominated racing early on, leading from the opening lap and racing away to a commanding lead in the Supercross main event. Windham’s experience aboard his GEICO Powersports Honda CRF450R showed as he held off rivals for more than half the race. Windham went on to celebrate his first Supercross podium of the season, finishing in third.   
“The race was awesome and for me it feels like a win after leading comfortably for over half of the race,” said Windham. “The bike was dialed in perfect and everything just worked great. At the first two rounds of the season I just didn’t quite have everything together but the GEICO Powersports Honda team worked really hard to get everything in sync this week and that really showed here at A2. I feel I rode a strong race for third and I’ll carry this momentum into Houston next weekend, confident I can win there again like last year.”
Honda Red Bull Racing’s Andrew Short put his CRF450R through its paces, riding hard to take the checkered flag in sixth place. Short’s campaign was slowed by first-turn commotion but the 27-year-old Honda pilot finished strongly laying down smart, consistent laps. Honda Red Bull Racing teammate Ivan Tedesco was fast off the line but faulted midway into the race. The Honda pilot re-gathered to finish in seventh. After a mid-pack start, Honda Red Bull Racing’s Davi Millsaps fought hard to cross the finish line in tenth place.
Honda continues to lead the manufacturers charge in the championship standings with all four Honda pilots placed in the top ten. Short is in third position with 53 points, Tedesco has 47 points for sixth, Windham’s in eighth with 41 points and Millsaps rounds out the top ten with 31 points.
Top Honda Supercross finishes
3rd - Kevin Windham            
6th - Andrew Short            
7th – Ivan Tedesco
10th - Davi Millsaps
Supercross Championship Points            
3rd - Andrew Short                           53                                                                                                   
6th - Ivan Tedesco                            47                                                                                                  
8th - Kevin Windham                        41
10th - Davi Millsaps                          31