Strong Showings for Seely at Hangtown Opener
Held in Rancho Cordova, California, the opening round of the AMA Pro Motocross championship was positive for Team Honda HRC, as riders Trey Canard and Cole Seely turned in solid rides, finishing fifth and sixth overall, respectively. In the days first moto, both racers got off to exciting starts aboard their CRF450R race bikes, with Seely grabbing the holeshot and Canard close behind in tow. It was a hectic first lap as they battled each other and other riders for position, with Canard overtaking his teammate for second. Unfortunately, he fell on the next lap and remounted outside the top 10. Seely maintained third for nearly the entire 30-minute-plus-two-lap race, but he relinquished two spots in the closing laps, taking the checkered flag in fifth. Canard had another mishap near the midway point but rebounded to finish seventh.
Starting side-by-side in moto two, Canard and Seely got off to less-than-desirable starts, sitting outside the top 15. Canard put his head down and quickly went to work picking off the competition, moving into 12th by the completion of lap one. He continued to advance throughout the race, ultimately finishing fifth. Seely had a more difficult time navigating through the pack early in the race but found his stride toward the halfway point and worked his way into 10th by the finish.