First, you'll note two spots are missing on the 20-spot chart above, as Grant Langston crashed out of the race, leading to a red flag restart. Ivan Tedesco crashed on the first lap of the restarted main and also didn't get a full lap in. Racer X Online will get a report on Tedesco's condition as soon as possible.
Of the 18 finishers, you'll notice Villopoto was back with the fastest lap of the night, with Dungey close behind. These two are so closely matched in speed that it will likely come down to starts and mistakes between them. Unfortunately, Josh Hill is not having such a good time of it, as a a few nagging injuries have worn him down. He was fast early, but later had to go into survival mode.
Another rider who has to be happy is Tommy Hahn, who missed the main event last weekend in Atlanta, but bounced back to finish sixth at Daytona. He also logged the seventh best lap in the main.
Other riders to note include Ryan Morias, who had the eighth fastest lap on his first ever 450 SX race, and Jason Thomas, who turned in his best lap on lap 18! Now that's putting in the work!
Christophe Pourcel was back to his old Superman ways this time, carding the fastest lap of the race and winning the main event. He was patient, as always, though, letting the race sort out before going after Austin Stroupe. He got the lead on the sixth lap and took off, never headed from there.
Stroupe is once again the consistent man of the class (beyond Pourcel's three wins, of course). Just like last week in Atlanta, he posted only the fourth fastest lap of the race but finished second. Most impressive is the rookie Blake Baggett, who finished fourth but also logged the second-fastest lap, right in front of fellow rookie Dean Wilson. The kids have definitely figured this out.