Al Lamb’s Dallas Honda -- It was a beautiful racing night for Team Honda on Saturday at O.Co Coliseum Oakland. Celebrations abounded off track after Trey Canard’s magnificent rallying performance following his rather disappointing race last week. The Oklahoma born dynamo crossed the checkered flag grabbing his first victory of 450SX in almost four years. It was a thrilling night on all accounts as Trey Canard on unstoppable mode topped timed qualifying practice to conclude victory at the 450SX main event in grand style.
Positive vibes extended to the rest of Team Honda with teammate Cole Seely too advancing from a sixth place last week to a season best fifth position. Eli Tomac from GEICO Honda fared even better crossing the checkered flag nano-seconds before Seely to grab fourth place in the race. Tomac recovered beautifully after an edgy start to the race. All in all it was an exciting race for the three Factory CRF 450R racers all of whom secured places within the top five. Adding further buzz to victory spirits GEICO Honda racer Malcolm Stewart was placed first in the 250SX class.
Team Honda in Bay Area
After successive interviews and a heady pre-race press day Thursday Team Honda riders had the rare opportunity of enjoying some hard-earned recreational time. They were seen in the Bay Area where Cole Seely and his trainer Brian Lopes took Santa Cruz on their stride on mountain bikes along with other crew members, riders and journalists. Team Honda members and crew explored famous Pier 39 and the Fisherman’s Wharf as well as taking an exhilarating boat tour of the bay which covered Alcatraz Island, Golden Gate Bridge and other interesting places of historical interest.