Welcome to the Race Day Feed from Daytona International Speedway. Here you’ll find blow-by-blow reports on the action as it happens. From breaking news to practice reports to race reports from the mains, it's all here. Check it all out, or find the information you're looking for in each labeled section.
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. The results below don’t tell the entire story.
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.
Kevin Rookstool, who raced the GEICO EndurCross last night in Daytona, grabbed the holeshot in the 450 LCQ. Quickly Nick Schmidt moved into the lead and was followed by Kyle Patridge and Ben LaMay. Jimmy Albertson overcame a bad start to get LaMay and finish third. LaMay held off a hard late charge from Zack Freeberg to get the last qualifying spot.
450 Semi 2
Raise your hand if you’ve heard this tonight: (insert rider) went wire-to-wire. This time it was Mike Alessi with the start to checkers win. Cole Seely came from way back on the start to finish second. Jake Weimer, Josh Grant and Killy Rusk would hold down the final transfer spots.
450 Semi 1
Broc Tickle grabbed the holeshot, but it was Weston Peick making the most noise in the first semi. Peick blew past Tickle in the whoops to close on leader Blake Baggett. The next lap, Peick did the same thing to Baggett to take the lead. Peick would stretch his lead to 2.4 at race end. Tickle, Kyle Chisholm and Nick Wey would take the last qualifying spots.
Gannon Audette, one of the early surprises in 2015, won the 250 LCQ in a wire-to-wire win. Florida native Justin Starling held on for second. CycleTrader.com/Rock River Yamaha’s Nick Desiderio made his first career main event with a third place finish. AJ Catanzaro finished fourth to make his second main of the season.
450SX Heat 2
Points leader Ryan Dungey, who has never won a main event at Daytona, rode to a dominating win in heat 2. Dungey lead start to finish to win by 3.5 seconds over Trey Canard. Eli Tomac overcame a tough start to finish third. Phil Nicoletti, who held down second for a while, held off Josh Grant in the last corner to capture the final transfer spot.
450SX Heat 1
Oh, boy, the 450 Class opened with some fireworks. It was veterans Andrew Short and Chad Reed out front early, with Davi Millsaps, Jason Anderson, Weston Peick and Cole Seely fighting for qualifying positions. Reed would eventually get by Short, but the real action was between Anderson and company for fourth. The four seemed to swap positions at every turn—going three wide in some. In the end, Anderson and Millsaps would fight off Peick and Seely to advance to the main.
250SX Heat 2
In just his fourth career race, GEICO Honda rookie RJ Hampshire has his first career heat race win. The Florida native, who lives a couple hours away from the speedway, grabbed the holeshot and lead start to finish for the win. Vince Friese started second, but eventually finished fourth after getting passed by Jeremy Martina and Joey Savatgy. Martin was on fire late in the race, setting the fastest lap with a 1:05.598.
250SX Heat 1
We are underway here in Daytona. In heat 1, Marvin Musquin went wire-to-wire for the win over Justin Bogle and Jimmy Decotis. Bogle didn’t make it easy on Musquin, as he applied pressure early. Musquin created space late, pushing the gap to just over two seconds at the end.
450SX Second Practice
Trey Canard has made the Honda brass happy at the Daytona Supercross by Honda—setting the fastest time in 450SX. Chad Reed, who has been on a roll lately, was second with Eli Tomac third. Points leader Ryan Dungey was fifth. Below are full times.
250SX Second Practice
Jeremy Martin overtook Marvin Musquin late in the second practice to top qualifying in 250SX. Martin laid down a 1:04.446 compared to Musquin’s 1:05.242. The surprise of the group, though, was Traders Racing’s Nick Gaines who was fifth fastest in qualifying out of Group B with a 1:06.647. Below are complete times.
450SX First Practice
It’s a Honda affair at the Daytona Supercross by Honda. Trey Canard and Eli Tomac took the top two spots in first practice. Chad Reed broke up the Honda podium by just getting Cole Seely In other news, neither Josh Hill or Ken Roczen was in this practice—both left un-timed practice with injuries.
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.
In injury news: Matt Lemoine is expected to miss tonight with a broken finger. Also, Arnaud Tonus did not line up for practice. We will have more information as it becomes available.
Ken Roczen 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.
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.
In 250SX, Marvin Musquin enters the fourth round of the East Region with a seven-point lead over Jeremy Martin. Musquin has won two of the first three rounds, including a run-away win last weekend at Atlanta 2. Justin Bogle is third in points, ten back of Musquin.
Racing kicks of at 12:30 local time with qualifying. Fox Sports 1 has live coverage of the race beginning at 7:30 p.m. EST.