Canard on Pit Pass RadioTuesday, October 2, 2012 | 4:55 PM
Advance, North Carolina - Top talent and industry insiders from the motorcycle world give their uncut opinions and stories.
Steve Rapp, AMA Pro SuperBike and MotoGP rider - Attack Performance
Rapp is currently running in 9th overall in the AMA Pro Superbike class. His best finish this season was at the recent round in Miami where he scored a 2nd place, podium finish. He has had four top-five finishes in the AMA Pro SuperBike class this season. Another highlight for Rapp in 2012 was finishing the Indy MotoGP in 14th place on a wildcard entry. Rapp is a seasoned rider with top year-end finishes in the XR, Formula Xtreme and Super Stock classes. He won the 2007 Daytona 200 race.
Jake Gagne, AMA Pro Daytona SportBike - American Road Race Factory
Jake is coming off his first win for his team in the AMA Pro Daytona SportBike class at the most recent race in Miami. His best finish this year prior to the win was fifth place, he is currently 11th overall in the standings. In 2011 Jake raced as a wildcard in the Moto2 class at Indy. In 2010 Jake won the Red Bull Rookies Cup.
Trey Canard, Supercross/Motocross Racer - American Honda
Coming off a horrific crash and back injury sustained earlier this year at Dodger Stadium, Trey is once again signed up to race Honda's and preparing for the 2013 Supercross season where he will be on the new Honda CRF450R. Canard has had an impressive career with his 2008 AMA Supercross Lites East title, and a 2010 AMA 250 Motocross title. In 2010 he also raced with Team USA and helped to win the FIM Motocross of Nations as well as stringing together five consecutive podiums on the Honda CRF450R as a fill in rider. In 2011, Trey finished the Monster Energy Supercross Series in 5th overall despite missing the final three races due to injury.
Johnny Lewis, AMA Pro Flat Track Racer
Johnny Lewis was off to a great season in 2012 with a win at the first race in Daytona in the singles class, but after three races into the season he stopped. Despite only racing a partial season he is still 13th in the combined GNC ranks, 9th in the Singles class and 11th in the Twins class. Lewis was a former AMA Supermoto racer who was the youngest rider to win in the Unlimited Class.
Glenn McMinn, Owner - Vintage Racing Motorcycle
Glenn collects, races and restores vintage race bikes - about 80 of them at last count. Glenn McMinn has been riding, racing, dirt bikes since 1965. He's raced some desert races and then years later when AHRMA came along he started racing vintage motocross. He did manage to win the AHRMA intermediate 50+ National Championship in 1999. He buys, sells and restores vintage dirt bikes. He's not a dealer; just a retired wrestling coach and shop teacher having fun. Glenn and his family live in Apache Junction, if you are in the area give him a call and stop by and check out his dirt bike collection. He can also point out some great places to ride (only in the winter) or he might even show you.
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