The 2010 AMA Supercross series headed north of the border on Saturday night for the only round of racing action run outside of the States, and once again part-time Honda Red Bull Racing rider Trey Canard opened eyes with an incredible performance.
Rogers Centre in Toronto, Canada was the host, and Canard threw down an impressive ride in front of the Canadian fans, piloting his factory CRF450R to his third straight podium visit.
Canard’s campaign in “Queen City” started out solid, though he was eager to improve on his fifth-fastest overall lap time from the day’s timed qualifying sessions. In his heat, Trey got a fairly slow start, but regrouped quickly to get around several riders en route to a third-place qualifying position.
With a gate packed full of the world’s best Supercross racers, Canard got out to a great start in the main event, as he crossed the stripe with a huge holeshot. After leading all of lap one, Trey and Ryan Villopoto engaged in a quick battle, and Villopoto was able to edge him out during the second lap around the Rogers Centre circuit.
Riding smooth and steady, Canard gave fits to series points leader Ryan Dungey for six laps, but Dungey eventually worked his way by. From there, Trey put his head down to separate himself from the rest of the pack, opening up a huge gap between himself and the fourth-place rider by the wave of the checkers.
Looking like a seasoned veteran as he cruised in for his third-straight podium finish, Trey and the rest of the Honda Red Bull squad were stoked on his performance. “I did my best to hang with those guys [Villopoto and Dungey] for the first ten laps or so, but I kind of spent myself and eventually made some mistakes,” Canard said after the race.
“This is an awesome experience, though, and I’m just really thankful for the Honda Red Bull guys for giving me this opportunity. I’d like to be a little closer to the leaders, but these podiums still feel great!”
The series heads down to Dallas, Texas next weekend for round 11 of 17.