With a week off for Easter, Honda Red Riders are ready to get back to action this weekend at Reliant Stadium in Houston, TX for round 13 of the Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship. Houston, along with Daytona, are the only two original markets dating back to the 1974 season, and Houston has never missed a year of Supercross racing. This marks the 47th time the gate will drop for the 450SX class and the 29th time for the 250 SX class. Honda has topped the podium 11 times in Houston, with the last being Team Honda Muscle Milk’s Trey Canard in 2011.
At the only international stop on the 17-race circuit, it was Justin Barcia leading the charge in Toronto for Team Honda Muscle Milk aboard his CRF450R, finishing fifth. Canard was sidelined for the weekend while recovering from his crash in Indianapolis. GEICO Honda’s Wil Hahn landed on the podium for the sixth time this season and has a six-point lead over second place in the championship points chase.
“Houston has been good to me, and I have a great memory from there. I’ve only raced there once but it was my first ever win in the 450 class, which was really exciting. The dirt is good and the atmosphere inside the stadium is awesome,” said Canard.
Check out all the action April 6 at 8:30 PM EST live on SPEED.