American Honda Racing announced today that Kevin Windham will continue competing in the 2011 AMA Motocross Championship with the factory Honda team at select events. Windham had originally planned to complete his fill-in role after the return of Josh Grant at the Budds Creek National last weekend, but after posting solid results, including a strong fourth-place finish last weekend, Windham has decided to race additional rounds of the AMA Motocross series. Teammate Trey Canard has just begun training and riding once more, and is working on making his return to racing as soon as possible.
"I've had a great time riding Motocross this season," said Windham. "It's been so much fun, I'm going to race at least a few more rounds. The fans have played a big role in my decision. The crowd support at each race has been kind of overwhelming. I can hear them cheering me on all around the track and so many people come by the transporter to see me and talk with me that I'm just amazed. I'm really enjoying the racing and everything else at the track, and I feel like I have good momentum going into Colorado after finishing just shy of the podium last weekend at Budds Creek."
American Honda Racing Team Manager Erik Kehoe supports Windham's decision to continue racing Motocross. "It's great to see Kevin having so much fun racing," said Kehoe. "He loves interacting with fans and the fans love coming to see him and talk with him. He's got an incredible fan base all around the country. And even though he's concentrated on riding Supercross only for the past several years, Kevin has put in a number of impressive outdoor rides in 2011. It's been a good run, and I'm excited to see how all this plays out."
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