Honda Red Riders will take on the toughest course of the series this Saturday at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona, FL. This will mark the 22nd anniversary of The Daytona Supercross by Honda, and this high-profile event serves as the perfect venue to also celebrate American Honda’s 40 years of motocross racing in the U.S. Honda has a long and successful history at Daytona, being the only brand to sweep the podium four times, in 1978, 1983, 1990 and 2008. Both Team Honda Muscle Milk’s Trey Canard and Justin Barcia have seen success here in the 250 SX class; can they join the astounding list of Honda 450SX class victors?
Barcia finished a solid fifth place in St. Louis and Canard snagged a remarkable eighth, despite having to resume in last place after the single-file restart. Canard still sits fourth overall in the championship. GEICO Honda’s Wil Hahn had another sensational weekend, nailing down his second victory and for the first time in his career topped the points standings. Hahn will showcase the red number plate this weekend in Daytona.
“Daytona is an intense race for sure,” explained Barcia. “We go all season racing standard Supercross tracks and then get here and have to transition to a more outdoor style track; it’s definitely the toughest track on the circuit. The weather can play a huge factor here too; last year was crazy. I won but it rained so hard the track was just sloppy mud. I built a track similar to Daytona at my house to help me prepare, so hopefully it helps. It is also really cool that Daytona is a Honda-sponsored event since I have raced on Honda’s my whole career.”
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