Honda is the only brand to sweep the podium at the Daytona Supercross an astounding four times! With that kind of success, merely recounting the numerous Honda winners at the Daytona Supercross and a few highlights makes for a most impressive story. Through the years, Honda winners in the premier Supercross/250 Two-Stroke class at Daytona include a wealth of riders who are legends in the sport: Kevin Windham, Ricky Carmichael, Jeremy McGrath, Jeff Stanton, Rick Johnson, Rick Ryan, Bob Hannah, David Bailey, Darrell Shultz and Marty Tripes. Honda winners at Daytona in the SX Lites/125 Two-Stroke class include: Justin Barcia, Trey Canard, Davi Millsaps, Doug Henry, Brian Swink and Keith Turpin. Among the many highlights gathered along the way, two of the most outstanding performances in Daytona Supercross history were achieved by Honda riders: the 11-year run of consecutive Supercross-class victories by Honda riders from 1982 through 1992, and Jeff Stanton’s amazing string of four wins in a row from 1989 through 1992. Regarding Ricky Carmichael’s back-to-back wins for Honda in 2002 and 2003, the latter race was especially wet and grueling, yet RC lapped all but two other riders by the time the checkered flag fell—an incredible performance by man and machine. And on a track renowned for its super-tough conditions, Kevin Windham’s Daytona Supercross by Honda victory in 2008 will forever stand out as one for the ages; due to a steady, driving rain, the track was quickly reduced to a truly hideous quagmire, yet K-Dub and his CRF450R kept slugging away to take the hard-earned win en route to becoming the stuff of legends.
If you’re in Daytona Beach on Friday, March 8 from 6-8 p.m., come celebrate with us inside the big red Honda tent at the main Honda display area in front of the Daytona Speedway. “Daytona Supercross is a huge stage for Team Honda Muscle Milk, and we look forward to adding to the Honda legacy here and throughout the rest of the season,” said CytoSport’s Director of Sports Marketing Shane McCassy. “In addition to meeting the riders and Honda racing legends, make sure to stop by for your free sample of Muscle Milk.”
Honda racing stars on hand to meet fans and sign autographs include Trey Canard, Justin Barcia, Chad Reed, Eli Tomac, Wil Hahn, Zach Bell and more. In addition, racing legends Gary Jones, Jeff Stanton, Jeremy McGrath and Kevin Windham will also be on hand. All these festivities on top of the great racing action will make this year’s Daytona Supercross by Honda a bigger celebration than ever before.
Honda Daytona Winners 1978: 250SX (Honda Sweep) 1- Marty Tripes 2- Marty Smith 3- Jimmy Ellis 1982: 250SX 1- Darrell Shultz 1983: 250SX (Honda Sweep) 1- Bob Hannah 2- Johnny O’Mara 3- David Bailey 1984: 250SX 1- David Bailey 1985: 250SX 1- Bob Hannah 1986: 125ESX 1- Keith Turpin 250SX 1- Rick Johnson 1987: 250SX 1- Rick Ryan 1988: 250SX 1-Rick Johnson 1989: 250SX 1- Jeff Stanton 1990: 250SX (Honda Sweep) 1- Jeff Stanton 2- Jean Michel Bayle 3- Mike Kiedrowski 1991: 250SX 1- Jeff Stanton 1992: 250SX 1- Jeff Stanton 1993: 125ESX 1- Doug Henry 1996: 250SX 1- Jeremy McGrath 2002: 250SX 1- Ricky Carmichael 2003: 250SX 1- Ricky Carmichael 2006: Lites 1- Davi Millsaps 2008: Lites 1- Trey Canard 450SX (Honda Sweep) 1- Kevin Windham 2- Davi Millsaps 3- Jacob Marsack 2012: Lites 1- Justin Barcia