Canard Wins Second-Straight Monster Energy AMA Supercross Eastern Lites Class Main Event
CARLSBAD, Calif., (March 4, 2008) – In just his second pro AMA Supercross Lites class contest on the 2008 Monster Energy Supercross tour, Spy Optic racer Trey Canard (Torco/Honda) saw his way clear to another victory – making him two-for-two so far to start his spectacular rookie season.
The win at Indianapolis’ RCA Dome – the final supercross event race before they tear it down – gives Canard 50 points overall and a commanding lead over the rest of the Eastern SX Lites field.
“Hey, man, I got a couple presents – I’ll take it any way I can get it,” said Canard of the Villopoto and Jesseman crashes that assisted in his win. “I went out there and gave 200-percent. I’m so ecstatic right now words can’t describe.”
For Spy Optic’s Andrew Short (Honda), his second 3rd place premier class main event podium in as many weeks thrust him into 3rd place in the overall standings – ahead of Tim Ferry. Short, who was involved in a scary crash in his heat race, rode a consistent main event and would rally back from 4th place to make the podium.
“Yeah, I wasn’t going so strong. Had a tough heat race, but in the end it went well,” said Short. “We want to race clean and want to race hard and tonight was a good night of racing for the fans.”
Also running well in the premier class was Spy Optic’s Kevin Windham.
The Torco/Honda pilot finished 5th overall in the fast field at the final. Windham, who had the fourth-fastest time in the main event (46.805), finished second in the first heat race to Chad Reed en route to making the main.
Note: Josh Grant (Torco/Honda) suffered a couple of crashes and held on to finish 12th overall.
Next up for the Spy Optic racers on the Monster Energy Supercross tour is the FRIDAY, March 7th Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway round of the Monster Energy Superross Series.
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