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Catching Up With Trey Canard

By Donn Maeda

Photos by Chris Kinman

We checked in with Team Honda’s Trey Canard last week to see how he’s healing up after his horrific crash at the Washougal National. Trey refractured his femur and will sit out the remainder of the 450 Nationals, but he’s got an upbeat attitude and is already looking forward to Anaheim 1 2012.

Okay Trey, we are a couple weeks out from the crash at Washougal. How are you feeling, and what is the prognosis?

I am feeling pretty good. This last week was pretty tough, just getting surgery and the whole thing. The whole anesthesia deal is kind of tough for me; usually I spend about three or four days getting over that deal. But everything is good, and I'm trying to have a good attitude about it and make sure I am good rest time and family time. I just am making the best out of what is going on.

You re-fractured the femur with the rod, but it is in a different place, correct?

Yeah, it is definitely a different break. It starts in a different spot, where the lower screw is on my femur from where the rod is, but it goes in a completely different direction. The first one was straight across, but this one is kind of diagonal. It's just one of those things. I didn't come back too early, it wasn't anything a doctor did or anything I did, and it was just a freak deal that happened again. I got the screw taken out last Tuesday and we are going to let it heal and go from there. It should be about a month with no weight bearing, and then slowly progress from there.

Did you know that you broke your femur as soon as you crashed?

Yeah, I knew immediately. I knew the feeling, and I wasn't in as much pain as I was disappointed. I knew the feeling immediately, because I tried to move my leg and I knew what it felt like, and that was it.

It wasn't the same jump as three years ago, was it?

No, three years ago was actually in a turn, I hit a lapper right after the finish line. I guess that jump has been pretty notorious for getting a bunch of guys, though.

Do you remember what happened this time?

Oh yeah. I hit my head, but I wasn't out or anything. It was a weird deal and I didn't expect it at all. When I scrubbed the jump, my front end touched the lip that little bit and it threw me off-axis enough to hit the ground.

You have had some ups and downs since then, but I have to commend you for your attitude and how you are looking forward to Supercross in 2012. Is it hard to stay positive at times?

Yeah, for sure. Last week I was struggling and super bummed to go through the process again of fixing everything and doing that whole deal. I can't change it now and I can only learn from it. I look at certain people that have a lot more to deal with, and that is what helps me stay up, that I am a fortunate person and I'm blessed to be able to heal and feel my legs and have the opportunity to race again next year.

How were you feeling in the couple of outdoor rides that you had? Were you up to par or were you making big gains?

Millville was shaky. It was the first 450 race and the first time with the team racing outdoors. We had different suspension settings and I feel like we got better going into Washougal, it definitely felt a lot better at Washougal. In that last moto I was actually feeling really good and was feeling happy with the bike, and I was feeling comfortable on just that one lap that I got to ride. I feeling like I was progressing and was going to be a lot better by the last two or three races.

Last year you were filling in for someone on the 450, and now it looks like Justin Barcia will be filling in for you. How does it feel to be on the opposite side of the coin?

Yeah, that is the plan. It's cool because I know the opportunities that it brought me and it's a really cool situation because it is zero pressure on him. I think he can surprise some people and it can help him racing in the 450 class, seeing how the guys race. I think it is cool, and I know he will put in as much effort as they put in, and since we have both guys out, I hope for the best for him.

Thanks for the time Trey. We wish you a complete and speedy recovery and we can't wait to see you ride this winter.

Thanks man, I appreciate it.


Last Monday, we had a little fun with our coverage of X Games 17. Some of you got the tongue-in-cheek joke, while others didn’t. As always, you can’t please 100% of the people, 100% of the time.

This week, Lucas Oil/Troy Lee Designs/Honda rider Tarah Gieger stopped by the TransWorld Motocross studios to show off her pair of silver medals, which she won in the Women’s Moto X and Women’s Enduro X events at X Games.

iPhone and iPod users, a version that is viewable on your mobile device is located just beneath our traditional video player.

A day after we were graced with Tarah Gieger’s presence, KTM privateer Elizabeth Bash stopped by the TWMX offices to deliver a set of 20mm offset Applied Racing triple clamps for our 2012 Kawasaki KX450F. See, when she’s not making highlight reels in Women’s Enduro X, Bash works at Applied Racing, the pioneers in aftermarket triple clamps. As luck would have it, Bash came in wearing her jersey like a pick up kit (she was going to the Temecula Mall on the way home), so we sat her down to chat about her amazing X Games 17 experience.

iPhone and iPod users, a version that is viewable on your mobile device is located just beneath our traditional video player.

Last week, we took a trip out to Reno, Nevada, to shoot with current X Games Freetyle Moto-X silver medalist Adam Jones. While we were there, he gave us a tour of his home complete with trophies, dirt bikes, and guitars.

Catching Up With Jeremy McGrath

By Brendan Lutes


McGrath is planning on racing the Powder Mountain Motocross again this year. An event where he says you can ride out of your condo directly to the start.

For the past three years motocross racers have taken over the small ski resort of Powder Mountain just outside of Salt Lake City, Utah. Since the beginning, Jeremy McGrath has played a major role in making the event happen and getting the word out. With the race only a few weeks away, we thought we'd give "The King" a call to see what Powder Mountain is all about. We also touched on testing for Honda and how his season has been going in the extremely competitive Lucas Oil Off-Road Truck series where he is currently one of the top drivers in the Pro-2 Class.

What does Powder Mountain mean to you? You've been racing it since it began, right?
For me Powder Mountain brings back all the memories and feelings we had when we all first started racing. It's an awesome race. You're in the mountains, you're riding on what is normally a ski slope in the winter, and it's so awesome because it brings back the passion. You just feel like you're getting away with something the entire time you're riding your dirt bike.

You mentioned that the track is cut into what is normally a ski slope. How is the track? Are there a lot of elevation changes?

This particular ski resort is a little different than other ones. At Snow Summit or Big Bear here in California, you buy your lift ticket and take the lift to the top of the mountain. At Powder Mountain, you drive up to the top of it and ski down to take the lifts back up. So the motocross track starts then turns and drops down a long straight. The track then runs all over the hillside so you can see the entire track. It's also a lot of fun to ride—it's badass.

A lot of people go to this race as a vacation, right?
It's really similar to how Mammoth is except at this point it's not as serious. It's a really friendly hometown feel. For me, I can't get enough when I'm riding.

How many years has the race been running?
I think this year will be the third year. I kind of pioneered the race and started it with Lou, so I've been going every year. It's been phenomenal and just keeps getting better and better. The track itself is a little bit different than Mammoth, for example, because there are some soft sections and some hard-packed sections, so it's a little bit different kind of dirt. It's sweet. You can get a place to stay for the weekend, park, and ride right from your condo; that part of it is great. Realistically, I hang out and listen for the starts to see what moto is up. Then I just gear up and head up for the start of the race. When you finish, you just ride back down to your condo and hang out. It's killer.

MC has been busy testing for Honda this summer.

MC has been busy testing for Honda this summer.

What else have you been up to lately?
I have the Glen Helen truck race coming up and I'm psyched for that. The season has been pretty up and down up to this point, but I've had three second place finishes. I've been qualifying pretty badly, but I think we've got it figured out so I'm expecting myself to be winning here soon. Other than that, I've been riding dirt bike and trying to do a little bit of everything.

What's the busiest time of year for you? Is it now or right before Supercross when you're doing a lot of Supercross testing?

It's so weird, because before I was retired, I thought that I would be a little less busy than I am. But as it turned out, I'm just as busy as I ever was just with a bunch of different stuff. I enjoy it and I don't know what I'd do if I was sitting at home. I've been having fun keeping myself busy. Obviously with trucks and bikes, I think that the busiest time of the year would be the later part of it when I'm riding Supercross. It's kind of more fun for me, though, because I get into a routine, and as a racer, I'm kind of used to being in a routine. Right now, in the summer, it's so sporadic with stuff that my schedule gets kind of crazy. I don't know what I would be doing, though, if I didn't have trucks and motocross.

FIM World Championship – Loket


The FIM Motocross World Championship descended onto Loket this weekend for the GP of the Czech Republic. Belgian Clement Desalle nabbed his first MX1 overall win in six races, just edging out Antonio Cairoli, who suffered a poor start in the second moto


Ken Roczen, on the other hand, continued his winning ways in the MX2 class and adding more points to his overall lead. After a convincing win in the first moto, Roczen had to work a little harder in the second due to some goggle/sweat issues. He still managed to score 1-1 on the day, however, and maintain his momentum into the last few rounds.


Loket marked the seventh GP win for Roczen, who now has a 27-point lead over Jeffrey Herlings. Keep an eye out for the new issue of TransWorld Motocross, where we give you an inside look into the racer's home in Germany.

Round 7 of the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series invaded Glen Helen in Devore, California, over the weekend, and here are some of the results from the Pro 2, Pro 4, and Pro Lite classes.

Pro 2 Unlimited – Saturday Main

1) 1 Rob Maccachren
2) 99 Robby Woods
3) 38 Brian Deegan
4) 36 Rodrigo Ampudia
5) 2 Jeremy McGrath
6) 17 Carl  Renezeder
7) 44 Jeff Geiser
8) 10 Greg Adler
9) 91 Nick Tyree
10) 25 Greg Nunley

Pro 2 Unlimited – Sunday Main

1) 38 Brian Deegan
2) 99 Robby Woods
3) 36 Rodrigo Ampudia
4) 17 Carl Renezeder
5) 10 Greg Adler
6) 2 Jeremy McGrath
7) 54 Robert Naughton
8) 12 Myan Spaccarelli
9) 30 Robbie Pierce
10) 1 Rob Maccachren

Pro 4 Unlimited – Saturday Main

1) 36 Rick Huseman
2) 17 Carl Renezeder
3) 11 Adrian Cenni
4) 4 Todd Leduc
5) 5 Travis Coyne
6) 8 Kent Brascho
7) 99 Kyle Leduc
8) 23 Jerry Daugherty
9) 22 Josh Merrell
10) 43 Curt Leduc

Pro 4 Unlimited – Sunday Main

1) 36 Rick Huseman
2) 99 Kyle Leduc
3) 17 Carl Renezeder
4) 5 Travis Coyne
5) 8 Kent Braschco
6) 43 Curt Leduc
7) 23 Jerry Daugherty
8) 11 Adrian Cenni
9) 22 Josh Merrell
10) 4 Todd Leduc

Pro Lite Unlimited – Saturday Main

1) 38 Brian Deegan
2) 19 Corey Sisler
3) 82 Chris Brandt
4) 16 Cameron Steele
5) 99 Kyle Leduc
6) 33 Jimmy Stephensen
7) 36 Rodrigo Ampudia
8) 25 Heath Carpenter
9) 2 Casey Currie
10) 92 Jacob Person

Pro Lite Unlimited – Sunday Main

1) 16 Cameron Steele
2) 19 Corey Sisler
3) 55 Matt Cook
4) 33 Jimmy Stephensen
5) 6 Cunningham
6) 4 Stephan Papadakis
7) 99 Kyle Leduc
8) 88 Austin Kimbrell
9) 38 Brian Deegan
10) 2 Casey Currie