Honda Red Riders Tackle The Southwick Sand

The Honda Red Riders took on round 10 of the 2010 AMA Motocross Championship and AMA Women's Motocross Championship at Moto-X 338 in Southwick, MA on Saturday, August 28, and Honda Red Bull Racing's Andrew Short, Kevin Windham and Ashley Fiolek battled it out in the sand aboard their CRF450R and CRF250R race machines while GEICO Powersports Honda's Trey Canard and Justin Barcia scored moto wins aboard their CRF250Rs.

Kevin Windham fared well at Southwick as he went 10-5 to finish the round fifth overall. The veteran Honda racer was mid-pack at the start of moto one but he made up several spots before the race's end to finish in 10th place. In moto two Windham got away to a flying start, grabbing the holeshot and running among the top contenders to eventually finish fifth and secure fifth overall for the round.

The weekend was punishing for Short, who has consistently run up front all season long. He suffered a technical issue in practice and was caught up in on-track collisions in both motos one and two. The likeable Honda racer was charging hard in moto one when he came together with Ben Townley, which caused both riders to go down. Rejoining the fray at the rear of the pack, Short unleashed a full-throttle assault on the competition and was making solid gains only to run out of gas in the closing stages of the race. Finishing in 15th spot, Short launched from the start gate only to get caught up in a first-turn pile up. Riding a come-from-behind race, Short eventually took the checkers in 17th position to place 18th overall for the round.

In other 450-class action, GEICO Powersports Honda's Brett Metcalfe was in strong contention for the moto one win when he ran out of fuel in the closing stages of the moto and finished in 14th position. In moto two Metcalfe went down on the opening lap but he remounted and worked his way back up to finish in seventh spot, putting him ninth overall for the round. Troy Lee Designs Honda's Townley had two action-filled motos; he crashed out of moto one and bounced back to finish second in moto two, finishing the round in seventh position.

In the 250cc competition, GEICO Powersports Honda's Trey Canard and Justin Barcia dominated aboard their CRF250Rs with Canard winning moto one and Barcia taking victory in moto two. Barcia's 4-1 result gave him second overall for the round while Canard's 1-9 result put him third overall. Teammate Eli Tomac went 6-7 for seventh overall and Blake Wharton finished 11th on his CRF250R after scoring 14-12 moto finishes. Troy Lee Designs Honda's Wil Hahn had a good showing, going 3-5 to finish fourth overall aboard his CRF250R.

In the women's competition, Ashley Fiolek dominated the opening women's moto as she led every lap of the race to take the win. Fiolek nailed the holeshot again in moto two but surrendered a spot early on to finish both the race and round in second position. Fellow Honda racer, Troy Lee Designs Honda's Tarah Gieger, went 3-3 to get third overall.

450 Overall Results
1. Ryan Dungey 1-1
2. Mike Alessi 3-4
3. Matt Goerke 6-3
4. Kyle Chisholm 4-6
5. Kevin Windham 7-5 (Honda)
6. Nick Wey 8-9
7. Ben Townley 34-2 (Honda)
8. Tommy Hahn 2-32
9. Brett Metcalfe 14-7 (Honda)
10. Dan Reardon 13-11

450 Point Standings
1. Ryan Dungey 468
2. Andrew Short 317
3. Brett Metcalfe 314

4. Mike Alessi273
5. Ben Townley 271
6. Josh Grant 260
7. Kyle Chisholm 216
8. Chad Reed 204
9. Kyle Regal 201
10. Ryan Sipes 194

250 Overall Results
1. Tyla Rattray 2-2
2. Justin Barcia 4-1 (Honda)
3. Trey Canard 1-9 (Honda)
4. Wil Hahn 3-5 (Honda)

5. Christophe Pourcel 7-3
6. Dean Wilson 5-4
7. Eli Tomac 6-7 (Honda)
8. Gareth Swanepoel 10-6
9. Martin Davalos 11-8
10. Broc Tickle 8-11

250 Point Standings
1. Christophe Pourcel 399
2. Trey Canard 386
3. Tyla Rattray 364
4. Dean Wilson 363
5. Justin Barcia 291
6. Eli Tomac 262
7. Blake Wharton 259

8. Broc Tickle 232
9. Martin Davalos 210
10. Jake Weimer 195

WMX Overall Results
1. Jessica Patterson 2-1
2. Ashley Fiolek 1-2 (Honda)
3. Tarah Gieger 3-3 (Honda)

4. Sara Price 4-7
5. Vicki Golden 6-5
6. Mariana Balbi 5-6
7. Sarah Whitmore 11-4
8. Tatum Sik 8-8
9. Alexa Pearson 9-9
10. Julie Anne Parizek 10-10

WMX Point Standings
1. Jessica Patterson 288
2. Ashley Fiolek 266
3. Tarah Gieger 229

4. Vicki Golden 190
5. Sara Price 180
6. Mariana Balbi 169
7. Sarah Whitmore 158
8. Alexa Pearson 138
9. Tatum Sik 135
10. Erica Cook 113

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