More than 45,000 fans filled Reliant Stadium in Houston to see American Honda’s Trey Canard captured his first career AMA Supercross Class 450 victory.
The main event started out in a melee right on the first corner as AMA SX points leader James Stewart
(Yamaha) and eternal rival Chad Reed (Honda) got caught right in the middle, both riders crossing the line in 15th and 17th, respectively, following the first lap.
Through the chaos, Honda’s Kevin Windham grabbed the holeshot and led for the first half of the main event.
While leading, Windham crashed in a rhythm section and out of the race, handing the lead to Canard on Lap 10. For the remainder of the main event, defending Supercross champion Ryan Dungey
(Suzuki) closed in and actually took over the top spot for a short time before Canard fought back and fended off Dungey to take the victory.
Dungey finished second, almost clipping Canard at the line, and rebounded from his DNF one week ago.
Completing the podium was Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Ryan Villopoto who overcame a bad start of his own, crossing the line in 12th on the first lap.
By virtue of his podium finish, Villopoto took over the Supercross championship lead.
AMA Supercross Class 450 Results – Houston round
Pos. Rider Bike
1. Trey Canard, Shawnee, Okla., Honda
2. Ryan Dungey, Belle Plaine, Minn., Suzuki
3. Ryan Villopoto, Poulsbo, Wash., Kawasaki
4. Davi Millsaps, Carlsbad, Calif., Yamaha
5. Andrew Short, Smithville, Texas, KTM
6. Chad Reed, Tampa, Fla., Honda
7. Ken Roczen, Germany, KTM
8. Brett Metcalfe, Lake Elsinore, Calif., Suzuki
9. Ivan Tedesco, Murrieta, Calif., Kawasaki
10. Mike Alessi, Victorville, Calif., KTM
AMA Supercross Class 450 Season Standings – After 6 rounds
Pos. Rider Bike Points
1. Ryan Villopoto Kawasaki – 132
2. James Stewart Haines Yamaha – 123
3. Trey Canard Honda – 112
4. Chad Reed Honda – 105
5. Ryan Dungey Suzuki – 101