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Sign of the (Lap) Times: Daytona

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The Daytona Supercross by Honda is the longest supercross race of the year, with long lap times leading to long main events. Going fast always helps, but this race often boils down to survival, and as you'll see, the fast laps were concentrated mostly in the early moments. Check out this week's Sign of the (Lap) Times, presented by Motion Pro, for more details.

Supercross Class

Lap Rank Finish Best Lap In Lap Rider
1 1 1.03.140 2 Ryan Villopoto
2 2 1.03.260 5 Ryan Dungey
3 3 1.04.571 3 Trey Canard
4 5 1.04.975 12 Davi Millsaps
5 9 1.05.297 2 Josh Hill
6 4 1.05.424 8 Kevin Windham
7 6 1.05.790 8 Tommy Hahn
8 10 1.06.165 4 Ryan Morias
9 7 1.06.178 3 Nick Wey
10 8 1.06.276 5 Kyle Chisholm
11 18 1.06.302 3 Justin Brayton
12 11 1.07.665 9 Jarred Browne
13 12 1.07.949 12 Michael Byrne
14 13 1.07.976 4 Matt Boni
15 16 1.08.800 5 Heath Voss
16 14 1.08.810 18 Jason Thomas
17 17 1.08.851 6 Chris Blose
18 15 1.08.981 4 Manuel Rivas
         
         

  • Jason Thomas posted his fastest lap of the race on lap 18. Not easy at Daytona!
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!

Lites

Lap Rank Finish Best Lap In Lap Rider
1 1 1.03.821 6 Christophe Pourcel
2 4 1.03.995 8 Blake Baggett
3 3 1.04.056 9 Dean Wilson
4 2 1.04.177 7 Austin Stroupe
5 6 1.04.454 7 Ryan Sipes
6 7 1.04.775 6 Brett Metcalfe
7 5 1.04.838 11 Justin Barcia
8 8 1.04.996 5 Darryn Durham
9 13 1.05.385 6 Nico Izzi
10 10 1.05.591 2 Martin Davalos
11 9 1.05.909 13 Kyle Cunningham
12 11 1.07.194 4 Vince Friese
13 16 1.07.316 5 Jake Moss
14 12 1.07.597 2 Alex Martin
15 15 1.08.008 15 Josh Lichtle
16 14 1.08.683 9 James Decotis
17 17 1.09.105 7 Troy Adams
18 19 1.09.144 8 Michael Willard
19 18 1.09.117 8 Kyle Keylon
20 20 1.09.772 3 Levi Kilbarger
 
  • Blake Baggett has some serious speed.
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.
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