Seely Scores Career-Best Finish at Thunder Valley
Team Honda HRC had an positive showing at the third round of the AMA Pro Motocross championship in Lakewood, Colorado, as Cole Seely finished fourth overall for the day with 6-3 marks, while teammate Trey Canard landed fifth with 3-6 finishes. In the days opening moto, Canard propelled his CRF450R to a sixth-place start and quickly moved into fourth on the opening lap. He maintained that position for the first half of the race but began closing the gap on third, ultimately making his move on lap 10 to take over the final podium position. Seely tangled with another rider off the start, shuffling him back to nearly 20th, but he put together an impressive charge, laying down smooth and consistent laps throughout the 30-minutes-plus-two-lap race. With six laps remaining, Seely briefly made the pass on fifth but was unable to make it stick, taking the checkered in sixth.
In moto two, Canard grabbed the holeshot, with Seely in his draft. A heated battle ensued between the Red Riders, with Seely taking over the lead on the second lap. He relinquished one position on the following lap and another at the halfway point before hanging tough in third, scoring the best moto finish of his career. Meanwhile, Canard fought hard to maintain an overall podium position but was unsuccessful after slipping back to sixth by the checkered flag.