Canard holds off Roczen to win San Diego Supercross


American Honda’s Trey Canard earned the 450 Class win – his second in the last three races – at San Diego’s Petco Park, keeping him firmly in the Monster Energy Supercross championship hunt.

It was RCH Racing’s Ken Roczen grabbing the holeshot in the main event, but Canard caught and passed him to take over the lead on the race’s fourth lap. Although Canard initially opened up a gap, Roczen battled back late in the race and put the heat on the leader. Despite the intense battle, Canard ultimately would fend Roczen off and capture the checkered flag.

Roczen’s second-place finish was his best result in three weeks. He’s been on a bit of a slide in the championship standings lately, but he was able to pick up two points on title leader Ryan Dungey, who rode his Red Bull KTM to a third-place result.

In the 250 Class, Cooper Webb overcame a major crash in practice – one that sent him flying over the bars – to win his fourth race in five weeks.

To do it, Webb would have to track down and pass his emerging rival, Tyler Bowers. Webb’s speed was on full display once again in this one as got around Bowers and made his way into the lead.

On that same lap, Bowers also ceded second place to Shane McElrath, who held on to earn a career-best finish. Bowers finished behind him in third to secure a spot on the podium.

Webb – who didn’t even know if he would race after his crash – now holds a commanding 30-point lead in the 250SX West championship standings with just two rounds left. His momentum may be halted though, as the West Region will be on hiatus until April 11th when the series visits Houston.

The Supercross season continues with round seven in Arlington next Saturday. In addition to the continuation of the 450 Class title fight, the event will include the season debut of the 250SX East Region.

San Diego 450SX Results
1. Trey Canard
2. Ken Roczen (-1.0 seconds)
3. Ryan Dungey
4. Chad Reed
5. Eli Tomac

450SX Point Standings
1. Ryan Dungey, 127
2. Ken Roczen, 118
3. Trey Canard, 109
4. Eli Tomac, 100
5. Jason Anderson, 85

San Diego 250SX Results
1.Cooper Webb
2. Shane McElrath (-2.9 seconds)
3. Tyler Bowers
4. Josh Hansen
5. Alex Martin

250SX West Point Standings
1. Cooper Webb, 136
2. Jessy Nelson, 106
3. Tyler Bowers, 104
4. Zach Osborne, 102
5. Shane McElrath, 86