Honda enjoyed a dream night at the prestigious Daytona Supercross, where Smartop/Bullfrog Spa MotoConcepts rider Justin Brayton scored the dramatic victory, while Team Honda HRC fill-in rider Christian Craig notched a career-best 450SX result of fourth. The two CRF450R racers also each won a heat race.
With RJ Hampshire and Cameron McAdoo both missing the Daytona 250SX East main event due to injuries, Jeremy Martin was the sole representative for GEICO Honda, and the Minnesotan had a strong performance, running in second for the entire race and challenging the race winner near the end. McAdoo sat out the weekend with a fracture in his hand, whereas Hampshire suffered a nasty heat-race crash and incurred fractures to his rib and two vertebrae.
JCR Honda’s Trevor Bollinger enjoyed a solid start to the GNCC series, finishing just 15 seconds off the XC1 podium on his CRF450RX. Bollinger, who has spent much of the winter on a focused fitness regimen, started well and, despite getting pinched off in the first turn, immediately joined the lead group in the three-hour, six-lap race. He was running second at the halfway pitstop and fought through lappers in the late stages to take the checkers in fourth.
Kendall Norman continued his hot streak in the National Hare & Hound championship, notching his second win in a row this weekend, in Kalgary, Texas, and his third podium in as many races. The popular Californian was strong from the start, nailing the holeshot aboard his CRF450X and nabbing the victory in the Lubbock Trail Riders-organized event. Norman now leads the standings by 20 points.