Introduction: This will be an important round to the 2020 Monster Energy Supercross Series. Eli Tomac and Ken Roczen enter the night tied for the top spot in the 450 Class championship, while Justin Barcia and Cooper Webb lurk a few points behind. In the 250 East Coast Class, we’re eager to see if incoming championship leader Chase Sexton can do enough to keep Shane McElrath, RJ Hampshire, and Jeremy Martin behind him to the checkered flag.
The Ricky Carmichael designed track was a tough one, with every conceivable obstacle, including one that was inconceivable a 360-degree left-hander for a first turn, a tribute to flat track racing at Daytona.
450SX Summary: Eli hasn’t been making many friends along the way. Last weekend in Atlanta, Tomac had a run-in with both Blake Baggett and Justin Barcia. All the while Roczen had a runaway lead winning easily. But you can’t count out both Justin Barcia and Cooper Webb who sit third and fourth in points for the championship. Barcia has been trying to play the nice guy and gain consistency while Webb, the pit bull that he is never says die. Eli Tomac has the best odds of winning. He was the fastest rider in qualifying and he has won Daytona three different times. This outdoor style Supercross track has always suited him well.
250SX East Summary: Daytona SX is round four for the 250 East Coast riders. The hot East Coast 250 riders so far this year are Shane McElrath, Chase Sexton, Rj Hampshire and Jeremy Martin. Sexton has the points lead coming into Daytona by five points over McElrath. It was Jeremy Martin who earlier in the day set the fastest lap in the 250 class with a 1:10.738. McElrath and Sexton were not far off. History shows that Martin would be the favorite to win in Daytona as he has done well here in the past, but McElrath is looking to get the red plate back from Sexton.