The Daytona Round

USA Supercross 2015

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Morning Report

Ominous skies surrounded the pristine Daytona International Speedway this morning. After light rain yesterday, a cool Florida morning graced riders during track walk. The good news: no rain is expected tonight, but temperatures will be in the low 60s as race time approaches. Red Bull KTM’s Ryan Dungey enters the tenth round of Monster Energy AMA Supercross with a thirty-point lead over Honda HRC’s Trey Canard. Soaring Eagle/Jimmy John’s/RCH Suzuki’s Ken Roczen is third entering the weekend, forty-three back. If Dungey can extend his points lead tonight, it will have to come at a track he has never won at in his career.

The Ricky Carmichael-designed course has undergone some changes this year. The starting gate has moved from pit road to the west end of the infield and the race will run clockwise. The first four corners are tight and will challenge riders in the early going. Light rain that dropped yesterday should help with conditions as well.

First Practice

Ken Roczen (pictured above) went down in a corner in un-timed practice and suffered an apparent leg injury. The Asterisk Medical Unit had to carry Roczen off. Josh Hill also went down in practice and is currently at the on-site medical facility. We will have more information as it becomes available.

250SX First Practice

The first practice is over in Daytona and it’s Jeremy Martin with the top time over Marvin Musquin and Martin Davalos. Early on, privateer Mitchell Oldenburg held the top spot, before Musquin took over. He and Martin exchanged top times before Martin dropped a 1:06.589. Musquin ended with a 1:07.185.

250 Main Event

Red Bull KTM’s Marvin Musquin is clicking on all cylinders. The Frenchmen won his second straight race and third of fourth in a runaway win over title competitors Justin Bogle and Jeremy Martin.

Behind Musquin was were the action was. Rookie RJ Hampshire, Jimmy Decotis and Joey Savatgy were engaged in a heated battle. Hampshire got Jimmy D first and then Savatgy moved through. Hampshire held Savatgy at bay for a good portion of the race before giving up fourth late. Still, it was the rookies best finish on the season. Kyle Peters had his best ride of the season in seventh. Anthony Rodriguez, Mitch Oldenburg and Martin Davalos would round out top ten.

450 Main Event 

Wow! What a 450 main event. There was so much action in the first half of the race it was hard to keep up with. Andrew Short got the holeshot and was followed by Ryan Dungey, Blake Baggett and Cole Seely. Seely tried to get Dungey. Baggett also closed in. Behind, both Weston Peick and Chad Reed were making runs at the leader. Seely made contact with Dungey and got by, but went down shortly after. Then, Peick got around Baggett for third. Behind that, Eli Tomac was making a huge charge through the field. Reed eventually got by Baggett as well, Dungey got by Short as did Peick. Reed then went down, Tomac got Baggett and Peick fell back to eighth. Like we said, it was a crazy main event. 

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