(Daytona Beach, Florida) March 8, 2014 – Cole Seely comes into today’s running of the Daytona Supercross by Honda riding a wave of confidence after claiming a stunning third-place finish at last week’s round of the Monster Energy AMA Supercross Series in Indianapolis.
The TLD/Lucas Oil Honda rider, who currently sits second in the West Regional 250 SX point standings, is riding the 450 class in some of the eastern rounds on a Team Muscle Milk Honda, filling in for an injured Trey Canard. Seely says he’s looking forward to his first ride at Daytona in the elite division.
“This is sort of a legendary track, and I’m excited about racing here,” said Seely. “I’m getting more comfortable on the 450 and I think it’s a good change for me; the power and the chassis suits me good and I’m just looking for some good results before I got back to the west series.”
The only other time Seely has raced at Daytona was in 2012, and that was in the mud.
“There have been a lot of epic races that have gone down here, so just to be racing on the same track, with all energy and atmosphere is great,” said Seely. “This track is definitely different from the other tracks on the circuit and we changed things up a little this week getting ready for this race,” said Seely. “The track gets so rough and there are a lot of ruts, so this is a complete 180 from what I’m used to racing. This is definitely one of the gnarlier tracks we face each year.”
Ryan Villopoto comes into tonight’s race carrying a 23-point lead in the 450-class standings, with Ryan Dungey sitting second, three points ahead of his Red Bull KTM teammate Ken Roczen.