Round number eight of the 2010 AMA Supercross series rolled through Atlanta’s Georgia Dome on Saturday night, and the Honda Red Bull Racing squad of Trey Canard and Davi Millsaps impressed with solid second and third place finishes, respectively.
Millsaps got the night started right as he laid down eight nearly perfect laps to win Supercross heat number one in front of an enthusiastic home state crowd. In Supercross heat two, Millsaps’ new interim teammate, Canard (replacing an injured Andrew Short), piloted his Red Bull-backed Honda to a fourth-place finish to easily qualify for the main event.
When the gates finally dropped for the big show, Canard rocketed down the start straight and into turn one in the second spot, and immediately engaged in a battle for the lead with Suzuki’s Ryan Dungey.
Behind the leaders, Millsaps finished lap one just inside the top ten, but proceeded to turn in an incredible ride as he battled all the way up to the third spot by the wave of the checkers!
“I got a bad start, but managed to turn it into a pretty solid race,” Millsaps commented from the podium. “The entire crew has been behind me and working really hard, so it feels great to get my Red Bull Honda up here on the podium.”
Finishing just in front of Millsaps, Canard turned a lot of heads in Atlanta as he schooled some of the best 450cc Supercross riders on the planet en route to a very impressive second place finish.
“I had a lot of fun tonight,” Trey said after the race. “Last weekend I looped out [laughs], so we decided to change the gearing a bit to mellow out the power delivery, and it made a world of difference for me. I’m really having fun riding the Honda 450, and I couldn’t be happier to be up here on the podium.”
Millsaps is still sitting in a strong fourth overall for the season; the grueling Daytona Supercross in Daytona Beach, Florida welcomes riders next weekend as the series reaches the halfway point.