Canard Leads Unbound Energy’s Racers at Hangtown

CARLSBAD Calif. – The Unbound Energy-backed GEICO Powersports/Honda was thoroughly dominant at round two of the 2009 Lucas Oil AMA MX Nationals at Hangtown (Prairie City, Calif.), capturing four of the top ten overall 250 class positions – including a 2nd place podium by former ESX champ Trey Canard.

And joining Canard up high on the leader board in an Unbound Energy show-of-force with the 250 class were: Brett Metcalfe in 4th (5/4), Blake Wharton in 7th (9-5) and Justin Barcia in 10th (2-29).

“I was pumped to be on the podium myself, but thought it was real cool with how our entire team raced,” said Canard. “This was the second time in two weeks the Unbound-backed GEICO Powersports/Honda team had all four of our guys in the top ten.”

While not being viewed as a ‘team sport,’ the team-effort put forth by the GEICO Powersports/Honda program did not go unnoticed with officials at Unbound Energy Drink. “Great work this weekend, guys,” said Unbound’s Jon Bratta. “It’s a major feat to put the entire team in the top ten, so to accomplish that twice in just two races this season is big. Keep up the great work!”

Had it not been for a rough finish in the second moto by Barcia the Unbound Energy-backed GEICO Powersports/Honda team may have very well had two bikes on the overall podium. Barcia and Canard battled feverously in the first moto, with the rookie giving up the lead (to eventual winner Christophe Pourcel) late in the race, though holding on to 2nd place (to Canard’s 3rd). Canard would remain consistent in the second moto, placing 2nd to secure 2nd place overall.

Metcalfe continues to impress the MX industry, pulling through shoulder surgery in a big way to score back-to-back top ten finishes at the two California MX National rounds (7th at Glen Helen, 4th at Hangtown). “I saw some improvement in just this past week,” said Metcalfe. “Going to set my sites on the podium this week here in Texas.”

And Wharton would also add a top five moto finish in the second 250 class moto, a sign he’s got the speed to break loose with a podium finish as well.

In the premier 450 class Unbound Energy-backed Dan Reardon (GEICO Powersports/Honda) continued to improve on the big bikes, racing to a top five finish in the second moto (5th). Coupled with his 7th place finish in the first moto, Reardon scored a career-best 6th place overall in the outdoors 450 class and is well within the top ten overall in 450 class points (7th, 41 points) two races into the 12-round season.

Next up for Unbound Energy’s Barcia, Canard, Wharton, Metcalfe and Reardon is the third of the Lucas Oil AMA MX Nationals, Texas’ MX National, at Freestone Raceway (June 6th). And check out what’s happening with the GEICO Powersports/Honda Team – fueled by Unbound Energy – at 

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