The Honda Red Riders head to Minnesota’s Spring Creek Motocross Park this weekend in Millville for round nine of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship series. The first Spring Creek National was held on August 28, 1983, and since then Honda has won a total of six times in the premiere (now 450) class and seven times in the support (now 250) class. In addition, Honda dominated the 500cc class, winning 10 of the 11 races held at Spring Creek. GEICO Honda’s Eli Tomac topped the 250 podium last year at the Spring Creek National; can he continue his winning ways this Saturday?
Last weekend at Washougal Motocross Park, Team Honda Muscle Milk’s Justin Barcia and Trey Canard posted 10th and 12th place finishes respectively. The Muscle Milk-backed GEICO Honda team placed three of four riders in the top 10. Tomac dominated the 250 competition by sweeping both motos to clinch his third overall victory of the season, and close within one point of the championship lead.
“Spring Creek is set up similar to the practice track near my house, so I feel real good about my chances there,” explained Tomac. “The dirt is more sand than a clay mix, so it's a bit looser. There are two big roller sections where you have to keep a good flow going to keep your rear wheel driving. I've got both of those things at my house. My starts have been a lot better lately and more consistent, which is what I've needed. I won at Spring Creek last year and I’m excited to head back there this weekend and hopefully take over the points lead.”