The 10th Annual Ricky Carmichael Daytona Amateur Supercross (RCSX), held on the infield of the historic Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida, crowned 34 national champions over two days of competition. The race drew 1159 entries from all over the world, which included some of the biggest names in amateur motocross. There were 82 races in all. Here are some of the highlights from the Ricky Carmichael Daytona Amateur Supercross Results 2019.
Seth Hammaker Tops RCSX 250 A And Open Pro Classes
Among the many winners, Seth Hammaker (Kawasaki) and Jarrett Frye (Yamaha) turned in standout performances. Frye crushed the Schoolboy 2 class and the 250 B and 450 B classes, while Hammaker won titles in the 250 A and the Open Pro divisions.
The Yamaha rider, Frye, was the only rider to capture three titles at this year’s event. His most dominate performance came in the Schoolboy 2 class. Frye, riding for the Monster Energy/Yamalube/Star Racing/Yamaha team, grabbed the holeshot in the Schoolboy 2 final. He immediately pulled away from the field with his teammate Matt LeBlanc in second. Jack Rogers (Yam), Jonah Geistler (KTM), Gage Linville (KTM), and Nate Thrasher (KTM) filled out the top five.
Jerrett Frye Top B-Class Racer
Frye continued to stretch his lead, eventually finishing eight seconds ahead of LeBlanc at the finish. Geistler moved around Rogers to claim third.
Nate Thrasher was fifth overall racing a 125 against the 250Fs.
Frye also won the 450 B class, with Husqvarna-mounted Colin Park in second and Kawasaki’s Bjorn Viney in third. After taking the lead, Frye was unchallenged en route to the win.
“I got off to a good start, and I was third after the first turn,” said Frye. “Made two passes in the second turn to take the lead, and I just rode smart the rest of the way.”
Kessler Wins B Limited At RCSX
In the 250 B Limited class, Jace Kessler took the win. However, he had to start from the extreme outside on the starting gate, a result of DNFing his heat race. The BTO/FMF/Dunlop/Husqvarna/O’Neal/Alpinestar/Thrill Seekers-back Kessler took a footpeg to his front wheel. This blew out his spokes and forced him to drop out of the heat race.
Despite a poor start in the final, Kessler was right behind the leaders by the end of the first lap. He took the lead halfway into the race, passing Yamaha-mounted Blake Hoag.
“I just held it on through the moguls and made a block-pass for the lead,” said Kessler. “Since I DNFed my heat race, I was way outside on the start gate, so I tried to find a gate that had a lot of moisture. Didn’t get the best of starts, so I just made some quick passes. Once in the lead, I just tried to ride my own race and build up a lead.”
At the finish, Kessler took the win over Yamaha-mounted Gerhard Matamoros of Honduras. Wyatt Lieback (KTM) was third, Seth Brown (KTM) fourth and Yamaha-mounted Evan Haimowitz fifth.
Supermini 1 Final Victory To Jett Reynolds
Ricky Carmichael Daytona Amateur Supercross Results 2019
Like Frye, Seth Hammaker also had a good weekend at the Ricky Carmichael Daytona Amateur Supercross. Despite stalling his bike with two laps to go in the final of the Open Pro Sport class, he was still able to come away with an impressive win. Carter Halpain (Yam) and Tristan Lane (KTM) were second and third, respectively.
“The track is pretty demanding, so you have to ride smart, but I made a few mistakes, which is on me,” said Hammaker. “I was happy to get the win but made a lot of mistakes, and I’m a little bummed on that. But I’ll go back and regroup and fix those. I got a great holeshot and just tried to sprint away and just maintain my pace.”
In one lap, Kade Johnson (Yam) went from fifth to second behind Tyler Mollet (Yamaha) in the 65 (7-11) final, with William Mercure (KTM) in third.
Two laps before the finish, Johnson made a dramatic pass on Mollet on the outside of a turn. However, just one turn later Mollet passed Johnson to retake the lead. Mollet led another lap before Johnson put a move on him to retake the lead. A few turns later Mollet went down in a corner, although he was able to hold onto second.
At the finish, Johnson took the win, with Mollet second and Mercure in third.
“I got off to a not so good start; everyone jumped and I just sat there for a second until I realized we were racing,” said Johnson. “Then, I was about 10th after the start, but I made few quick passes, and I was about fifth on the second lap. The next lap I passed Mollet and was able to get the win.”
Darren Pine An RCSX Winner
The Supermini 1 final was one of the best battles of the weekend. Nick Romano grabbed the holeshot to start the race. The Bayside, New York rider pulled a considerable lead during the opening lap, however, Jett Reynolds was hot in pursuit, closing in on the Husqvarna rider by the third lap of the race, with Gavin Towers and Crocket Myers not far behind. Reynolds soon pulled close enough to attempt a pass on Romano.
Romano and Reynolds made contact, as Reynolds made a move for the lead. Reynolds was able to take the lead in the next corner with an inside-out move. In the meantime, Towers and Myers ramped up their battle for third.
Halfway into the race, Myers pulled within striking distance of Romano, who then took a digger when he tagged a Tuff Block, handing second to Myers. Romano DNFed the race, while Reynolds claimed a solid win ahead of Myers in second and Towers (KTM) in third. Caden Braswell (KTM) and Myles Gilmore (Husqvarna) rounded out the top five.
“I got really bad blisters on my hand in the Supermini race, and it was really hard to hold on,” said Reynolds. “When I took my gloves off right after the finish, my gloves were full of blood.”
In other races, Cobra rider Darren Pine took the victory in the 51cc (7-8) Limited class over Zacariah Carmichael (Cob) and Travis Johnsmeyer. Cobra riders Timothy Scott and Marcus Trujillo rounded out the top five.
In the 250 B class, Jarrett Frye took the win over Matt LeBlanc and Cullin Park, with Jace Kessler and Logan Boye rounding out the top five.
DiFrancesco Wins Exciting Mini Sr. 1 Class
Ryder DiFrancesco (Kaw) won the highly competitive Mini Sr. 1 class, topping KTM riders Mark Fineis and Ivan Aldama Jr for the honors.
The Supermini 2 class was won by Gavin Towers (KTM), with Mark Fineis (KTM) and Evan Ferry (Hsq) finishing second and third. Jett Reynolds (Kaw) and Sage Lewis (KTM) were fourth and fifth, respectively.
Other winners included Ethan Lane in the 125 C class, Derek Leatherman (Suz) in 250 C Limited, Kai Jung Simons (Kaw) in 250 C Jr., Nate Thrasher (KTM) in the 125 class, Hannah Hodges in the Women’s class, and John Grewe (Kaw) in the Masters (50+) class, just to name a few.
Ricky Carmichael Daytona Amateur Supercross Results 2019
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