Early in the season, American Honda Racing's Josh Grant suffered an injury that kept him sidelined, but teammate Trey Canard proved himself one of the hottest riders in the Supercross class by finishing on the podium six times in his rookie season, including winning three Supercross events. Canard was fifth overall in the championship, only 20 points out of the lead, when he suffered a crash during practice that resulted in a non-displaced leg fracture that took him out of the remaining Supercross season. His stellar results in his first full Supercross class season earned him fifth overall for the season as well as the esteemed AMA Rookie of the Year Award. However, there were still a number of seasoned Honda Red Riders on hand to carry the racing banner forward. Honda newcomer TwoTwo Motorsports' Chad Reed took his first win of the season at San Diego, and he made the most of his opportunities right up to the finale in Las Vegas where he took his second race win this year. Finishing on 11 of 17 podiums, Reed's consistent results were enough to lock down second place in the championship. GEICO Powersports Honda's Kevin Windham also started strong in the Vegas finale, leading the race until a crash took him out while running in second position. Still and all, Windham had a strong season and finished seventh overall.