Monday, March 12, 2018

The Others...Daytona and the Number 10.

The Supercross Series makes a traditional stop at an untraditional supercross track. Daytona International Speedway plays host to the only non FELD event of the season. 

Let’s jump right in to the number 10. This week would serve as Round 10 of the series. It’s been 10 years since a Honda topped the premier class. A non full factory guy hasn’t won in 10 years. On this night, March 10th, the number 10 would earn his 10th career podium. Only this time it was the top step! Congrats Justin Brayton.

Enough said. | Photo: Shoei Helmets

Heat races got the night going. Zach Osborne came out with a dominant win ahead of his Rockstar Husqvarna teammate, Michael Mosiman. Zach was over 3 seconds per lap faster than the rest of the field. TLD KTM rider, Jordan Smith took Heat 2. In the 450 class it’d be Smartop Honda backed Justin Brayton with the first Heat win. Christian Craig is filling in on the Factory Honda squad and proved his worth with a Heat 2 win.

The Main Events were brutal and in typical Daytona fashion, would not disappoint with quality racing. The 450 class went 18 laps, while the 250’s went 14. Both Main Event winners, won their Heat Race. Jordan Smith got out front of the 250 class from the start and never looked back. He’d lead every lap with Jeremy Martin and Austin Forkner respectively in tow. Justin Brayton started ahead of the 450 class and would just momentarily lose the lead to Marvin Musquin. A mistake would hand the lead back to the number 10 who’d click off the remaining laps with a very fast Eli Tomac coming. The Kawasaki of Tomac would just simply run out of time and finish second and watch Brayton score his first career win. Cooper Webb had his best finish of the season by scoring his first podium of 2018. 

Emotion of a privateer. A kid with raw talent and always a positive attitude. Logan Karnow. The number 471 Kawasaki rider isn’t afraid to show his feelings when it comes to this sport. He’s made a Main Event before, but never at Daytona. That dream came true this year and he’d be surrounded by friends jumping and giving high fives as tears filled his eyes just moments after crossing the finish line of the 250 LCQ. Be it on TV or in person, seeing the hard work of a privateer pay off even just once in a season makes all those missed attempts worth the struggle. He’d then go on to a career best 15th place finish. Hell yeah Karnow!!!

Logan Karnow in raw emotion. | Photo: Krystyn Slack | Freestyle Photocross

And now....The Others

  1. 151 Carter Gordon
  2. 332 Jeremy Hand
  3. 228 Donny Brown
  4. 179 Westen Wrozyna 
  5. 248 Travis Delnicki 
  6. 392 Michael Fowler
  7. 373 Jacob Williamson 
  8. 828 Mathew Weakley 
  9. 132 Broc Gourley 
  10. 96 Zack Williams 
  11. 795 Aaron Leininger
  12. 742 Christian Telker
  13. 172 Tanner Basso
  14. 155 Drayke Sizemore 
  15. 89 Jerry Robin 
  16. 214 Vann Martin 
  17. 740 Lane Staley
  18. 36 RJ Hampshire

  1. 100 Colton Facciotti
  2. 80 AJ Catanzaro 
  3. 84 Scott Champion
  4. 81 Chase Marquier 
  5. 86 Dylan Merriam 
  6. 211 Tevin Tapia
  7. 509 Alex Nagy 
  8. 282 Bubba Pauli 
  9. 722 Adam Enticknap 
  10. 68 Justin Starling 
  11. 122 Chris Howell 
  12. 78 Ronnie Stewart 
  13. 447 Deven Raper 
  14. 71 Josh Mosiman 
  15. 73 Brandon Scharer 
  16. 48 Henry Miller 
  17. 181 Dustin Pipes 
  18. 240 Bryce Stewart 

We want to send a "get well soon" to a few guys. Josh Osby, RJ Hampshire, Bryce Stewart and Jimmy Decotis were just a few of the guys to suffer some injuries this week.  Now off to St. Louis we go for Round 11.

-Kyle Pesci

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