Round 10 of the AMA Supercross series was hosted at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona, Florida, where Smartop/Bullfrog Spas/Honda’s Justin Brayton took the 450SX class main-event win just four days before his 34th birthday. Although Brayton won his first career main event in the first of three races last weekend in Atlanta for the Triple Crown, he technically finished the night in fourth overall with main event scores of 1-6-6. Therefore, his Daytona victory was his first career main-event win in the more traditional 20-minute plus one lap format.
“I usually struggle so bad at Daytona,” Brayton said. “Like, I come to get a top 10, but today I just felt great. I cannot believe it. I’m a Supercross winner. I’m in the record books, at freaking Daytona. Are you kidding me?”
Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Eli Tomac suffered from a first-lap crash and worked his way up to the second step of the podium when the checkered flag flew.
“I left it all out there tonight,” Tomac said. “This was one of the best Daytona tracks I’ve ever raced because it allowed for a lot of passing with really long rhythm sections. Those long rhythm sections really helped me out there and I’m happy with our result tonight.”
Monster Energy Yamaha Factory Racing’s Cooper Webb rode a solid race to achieve a career-best 450SX class finish with a third on his YZ450F.
“[It was my] first time at Daytona and ended up on the podium with a third,” Webb said. “[That] place is no joke! [I’m] happy with the result, but will learn from [my] mistakes and move forward. Thank you to all the fans for the support!”