Daytona, Fl.–March 8, 2008‹With tornadoes threatening counties to the north
and torrential rains turning the Daytona Supercross track into a quagmire
that created the most challenging conditions riders had ever seen, Dunlop
riders once again showed the Supercross kingdom why its tires represent the
new world order in racing. Torco Racing Fuels Honda teammates Kevin Windham
and Trey Canard won the Daytona rounds of the AMA Supercross and Supercross
Lites classes, respectively at Daytona International Speedway on Saturday
evening, March 7.
These victories on Friday evening continue Dunlop¹s win streak so far this
week at Daytona, with Dunlop riders Ben Bostrom winning the Supersport race
over fellow Dunlop rider Josh Herrin and Aaron Yates taking the Supersport
victory on Thursday.
The win was Windham¹s second of the season and his first victory at Daytona,
and it secures his hold on second place overall in Supercross series points
with seven rounds remaining. Honda Red Bull Racing¹s Davi Millsaps, also on
Dunlops, finished second behind Windham and he is now fourth overall.
Millsap¹s teammate Andrew Short is third in the series after finishing
³Tonight was definitely a race of different elements with the rain and mud,²
said an elated Windham. ³But it still lived up to the brutal reputation of
Daytona. I think it was the most brutal race I have been in my entire life.²
Canard¹s dominating 10-second win in the driving rain storm was his third in
a row, tightening his grip on first place overall in Supercross Lites East
competition. Remarkably, Canard, in only the third professional race of his
career, once again led every lap, which means he has led every lap but one
of his professional career so far, a remarkable feat. Honda rider Matt Boni
was third, giving Dunlop four podium positions out of a possible six for the
³Coming into this race, I wasn¹t really sure what to expect,² Canard said.
³I just wanted to go out there and do the best that I could. I did
everything I could possible do during the week, and I think I was as
prepared as I could possibly be, so I could give it everything I had, every
lap out there.²
Dunlop and the AMA Supercross Series head to the Hubert H. Humphrey
Metrodome in Minneapolis on March 15 for round 11.
About Dunlop Tires
Dunlop Tires is the largest supplier of original equipment and replacement
motorcycle tires in the U.S. and the only manufacturer of motorcycle tires
in North America. With North American operations headquartered in Buffalo,
NY, Dunlop has been making and selling high-quality tires in the U.S. since
1923. For more information, please visit www.dunlopmotorcycle.com.