Well, that didn't last long

March 7, 2006 11:39am | by:

Travis Pastrana crashed in the first turn of the Orange Crush GNCC outside of Daytona and punched a hole in his radiator, which led to a short race for the former AMA 125cc National Motocross Champion, East Region Supercross Champion, and multi-time X Games gold medalist. That's the bad news. The good news is that he did not get hurt, and the Cernic's Racing/Red Bull/199 Suzuki rider will be entering the dirt track later this week at Municipal Stadium right outside Daytona.

As for the GNCC, five-time series champion Rodney Smith, who crashed with Pastrana off the start, also had a short day and DNF'd after a big crash. Defending champion Juha Salminen is leading on his KTM after the first hour, followed by Charlie Mullins and Shane Watts.

Last year's winner, Doug Henry, is not competing this time around.