2020 Daytona Supercross Results

Steve Cox | March 7, 2020

Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Eli Tomac and Honda HRC’s Ken Roczen came into round 10 of the 17-round Monster Energy/AMA Supercross Series remarkably tied atop the points standings at 200 points apiece. They qualified 1-2 in daytime qualifying at Daytona International Speedway, too, and Daytona almost seemed set up to be a test of Tomac’s supercross-championship potential.

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Eli Tomac took his fifth win of the season, and his fourth Daytona SX win in his last five starts, at round 10. PHOTO: ROB KOY

Tomac’s never won the supercross title, and his record of results while running the red numberplate on his KX450 has been poor in the past. He survived one round with the red plate in Arlington, at the Triple Crown event, and scored a win, but faltered only a week later in Atlanta, leaving him tied in points with Atlanta winner Roczen. Having won the Daytona Supercross three of the last four years, if Tomac struggled at Daytona, it could’ve been a sign that the pressure of winning a supercross title was too much.

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Ken Roczen led most of the main event but couldn’t quite hold off Tomac at the end. He was a very strong second on the night. PHOTO: ROB KOY

But he didn’t. After qualifying first, and finishing third in his heat race, Tomac got a mediocre start, then passed his way through the field methodically until he took the lead with just two minutes to go in the race and sped off with the win—his fifth of the series—over Roczen, who led every lap up until that point. Red Bull KTM’s Cooper Webb put in a very strong ride for another podium finish to keep himself in the championship hunt.

Tomac now leads the points standings over Roczen by 3, with Webb 23 more points back, with 7 rounds left to run. It’s far from over, but Tomac isn’t buckling under the pressure by any means.

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Garrett Marchbanks rode a flawless main event in Daytona to take his first-ever 250SX Supercross victory. PHOTO: ROB KOY

And in the 250SX East main event, fast qualifier Jeremy Martin (GEICO Honda) led early before getting tangled up and handing the lead over to Monster Energy/Pro Circuit Kawasaki’s Garrett Marchbanks. Marchbanks won his heat race earlier in the night and that seemed to give the young racer confidence. GEICO Honda’s points leader Chase Sexton got into second on lap two and couldn’t do much with Marchbanks out front. Marchbanks held strong and took his first-ever professional supercross victory over Sexton and Martin, the latter of whom had to fight his way back forward to third from about 8th place on lap one.

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The 250SX East Daytona podium, with Marchbanks (center) flanked by second-placed Chase Sexton (left) and third-placed Jeremy Martin (right). PHOTO: ROB KOY

Rockstar Energy Husqvarna’s RJ Hampshire finished fourth just in front of Monster Energy/Yamalube/Star Racing Yamaha’s Shane McElrath, who went down on the opening lap with Marchbanks’ teammate Jordon Smith. Smith got up limping and DNF’d the race.

Sexton still leads the championship, now by 10 points over McElrath with 5 rounds left to run in the 250SX East.

The series heads now for round 11 in Indianapolis, Indiana’s Lucas Oil Stadium next Saturday night.

2020 Monster Energy AMA Supercross Series
Daytona International Speedway
Daytona Beach, Florida
RESULTS: March 7, 2020 (Round 10)

450SX Main:

1. Eli Tomac Kaw
2. Ken Roczen Hon
3. Cooper Webb KTM
4. Jason Anderson Hus
5. Justin Barcia Yam
6. Aaron Plessinger Yam
7. Dean Wilson Hus
8. Malcolm Stewart Hon
9. Justin Hill Hon
10. Justin Brayton Hon
11. Vince Friese Hon
12. Benny Bloss KTM
13. Chad Reed Hon
14. Martin Davalos KTM
15. Kyle Chisholm Yam
16. Ryan Sipes KTM
17. Henry Miller KTM
18. Ryan Breece Suz
19. Adam Enticknap Suz
20. Daniel Herrlein KTM
21. Tyler Bowers Kaw
22. Blake Baggett KTM

250SX Main:

1. Garrett Marchbanks Kaw
2. Chase Sexton Hon
3. Jeremy Martin Hon
4. RJ Hampshire Hus
5. Shane McElrath Yam
6. Pierce Brown KTM
7. Jo Shimoda Hon
8. Enzo Lopes Yam
9. Jalek Swoll Hus
10. Cedric Soubeyras Hus
11. Jordan Bailey Hon
12. Lorenzo Locurcio Kaw
13. Grant Harlan Hon
14. Jace Owen Hon
15. Justin Starling Hon
16. Curren Thurman KTM
17. Chase Marquier Hon
18. Carter Halpain Yam
19. Dustin Winter KTM
20. Justin Rodbell Yam
21. Josh Hill Yam
22. Jordon Smith Kaw

450SX Points Standings:

1. Eli Tomac 226/5 wins
2. Ken Roczen 223/3 wins
3. Cooper Webb 197/1 win
4. Justin Barcia 195/1 win
5. Jason Anderson 170
6. Malcolm Stewart 152
7. Justin Hill 141
8. Justin Brayton 129
9. Dean Wilson 129
10. Adam Cianciarulo 128
11. Aaron Plessinger 125
12. Blake Baggett 109
13. Vince Friese 108
14. Zach Osborne 105
15. Martin Davalos 92
16. Tyler Bowers 60
17. Chad Reed 49
18. Kyle Chisholm 44
19. Benny Bloss 34
20. Ryan Breece 31

250SX East Points Standings:

1. Chase Sexton 98/2 wins
2. Shane McElrath 88/1 win
3. RJ Hampshire 80
4. Garrett Marchbanks 79/1 win
5. Jeremy Martin 65
6. Jo Shimoda 60
7. Enzo Lopes 51
8. Jordon Smith 48
9. Josh Hill 43
10. Jalek Swoll 42
11. Jordan Bailey 41
12. Cedric Soubeyras 35
13. Joey Crown 31
14. Jace Owen 26
15. Nick Gaines 24
16. Jimmy Decotis 24
17. Pierce Brown 23
18. Lorenzo Locurcio 20
19. John Short 19
20. Justin Starling 18
21. Curren Thurman 18

Daytime Qualifying

Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Eli Tomac has won the Daytona Supercross three of the last four years, and after last week’s remarkable fourth-place (after such a disastrous race as he had), he’s going to need the boost this week. He and Honda HRC’s Ken Roczen are tied atop the points standings after Roczen’s win a week ago in Atlanta.

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Eli Tomac topped qualifying for the second week in a row, this time at one of his favorite tracks, the Daytona Supercross. PHOTO: ROB KOY

Tomac topped the timing charts for the second week in a row, this time in Daytona, for round 10 of the 17-round Monster Energy/AMA Supercross Series. His time was over a half-second faster than Roczen’s in second, both with red plates on their motorcycles. Defending champ Cooper Webb was third in qualifying on his Red Bull KTM as he continues to recover from his big crash two weeks ago in Arlington.

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Jeremy Martin topped qualifying in the 250SX class at Daytona. PHOTO: ROB KOY

And in the 250SX class, GEICO Honda’s Jeremy Martin topped qualifying. Martin is fast at Daytona. He finished second at the track on a 450 two years ago behind Tomac. Monster Energy/Yamalube/Star Racing Yamaha’s Shane McElrath was second in qualifying, while points leader and defending champ Chase Sexton was third on his GEICO Honda.

The racing kicks off at 7:30 p.m. Eastern Time on NBC Sports Network.

2020 Monster Energy AMA Supercross Series
Daytona International Speedway
Daytona Beach, Florida
QUALIFYING RESULTS: March 7, 2020 (Round 10)

450SX Combined Qualifying Results

1. Eli Tomac Kaw 1:09.357
2. Ken Roczen Hon 1:10.003
3. Cooper Webb KTM 1:10.590
4. Malcolm Stewart Hon 1:10.712
5. Jason Anderson Hus 1:10.751
6. Blake Baggett KTM 1:11.044
7. Dean Wilson Hus 1:11.287
8. Benny Bloss KTM 1:11.739
9. Martin Davalos KTM 1:11.962
10. Aaron Plessinger Yam 1:12.184
11. Justin Hill Hon 1:12.197
12. Justin Barcia Yam 1:12.427
13. Vince Friese Hon 1:12.464
14. Justin Brayton Hon 1:12.557
15. Chad Reed Hon 1:12.777
16. Adam Enticknap Suz 1:13.593
17. Tyler Bowers Kaw 1:13.716
18. Ryan Sipes KTM 1:13.753
19. Kyle Chisholm Yam 1:14.384
20. Daniel Herrlein KTM 1:14.651

250SX East Combined Qualifying Results

1. Jeremy Martin Hon 1:10.738
2. Shane McElrath Yam 1:10.819
3. Chase Sexton Hon 1:10.947
4. RJ Hampshire Hus 1:11.482
5. Garrett Marchbanks Kaw 1:11.897
6. Jordon Smith Kaw 1:13.069
7. Chase Marquier Hon 1:13.630
8. Dustin Winter KTM 1:13.884
9. Justin Rodbell Yam 1:13.895
10. Enzo Lopes Yam 1:13.955
11. Pierce Brown KTM 1:13.969
12. Curren Thurman KTM 1:14.098
13. Lorenzo Locurcio Kaw 1:14.157
14. Jordan Bailey Hon 1:14.303
15. Nick Gaines Yam 1:14.381
16. Jo Shimoda Hon 1:14.383
17. Cedric Soubeyras Hus 1:14.445
18. Carter Halpain Yam 1:14.476
19. Josh Hill Yam 1:14.552
20. John Short Hon 1:14.690

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2020 Monster Energy AMA Supercross Schedule

Round 1 January 4 Anaheim, California
Round 2 January 11 St. Louis, Missouri
Round 3 January 18 Anaheim, California
Round 4 January 25 Glendale, Arizona
Round 5 February 1 Oakland, California
Round 6 February 8 San Diego, California
Round 7 February 15 Tampa, Florida
Round 8 February 22 Arlington (Dallas), Texas
Round 9 February 29 Atlanta, Georgia
Round 10 March 7 Daytona, Florida
Round 11 March 14 Indianapolis, Indiana
Round 12 March 21 Detroit, Michigan
Round 13 March 28 Seattle, Washington
Round 14 April 4 Denver, Colorado
Round 15 April 18 Foxborough, Massachusetts
Round 16 April 25 Las Vegas, Nevada
Round 17 May 2 Salt Lake City, Utah

Steve Cox