Thu. Jul 18th, 2019

2019 Daytona Supercross 450 Class Race Report

Monster Power Kawasaki’s Eli Tomac achieved his third victory at spherical 10 of the 2019 AMA Supercross season at Florida’s Daytona Worldwide Speedway. Tomac got here across the first nook in second place and handed Rocky Mountain ATV/MC-KTM-WPS’s Blake Baggett for the lead on lap 4. He rode a flawless race for the remaining 15 laps to take the win. Together with his victory, Tomac joins Bob “Hurricane” Hannah, Mike Kiedrowski, Jeremy “Showtime” McGrath, and Chad Reed as a three-time Daytona Supercross winner.

“Man, what evening!” Tomac stated. “It feels nice to be again up right here on high of the field in Daytona. This spherical is such a singular race and I’m all the time pumped once we can are available in and get a win in entrance of this crowd. I used to be capable of get begin in the principle tonight, which was so essential. This win is fairly particular to me and I’m honored to be one of many 5 riders to have received right here 3 times. I’m excited for Indy subsequent weekend and able to hold this momentum going.”

Pink Bull KTM Manufacturing unit Racing’s Cooper Webb put himself in fourth place early on in the principle occasion and moved into second on lap seven. He held that place for the rest of the race regardless of go makes an attempt from his hard-charging teammate, Marvin Musquin.

“I obtained a very good begin in the principle occasion and simply made a bunch of errors the primary lap,” Webb stated. “I missed the rhythm and obtained handed by a couple of guys, went again to about sixth, and had some work to do. I made some nice passes and it was a terrific battle all evening. It was cool to battle Blake and Marvin. We had been all making errors, but additionally form of going for it. As soon as I obtained into second, I attempted to make a run on Eli and I made some errors and had some strain from Marvin, so I used to be form of in a bizarre spot. I struggled in a couple of locations—the whoops being one in every of them—however general it was evening.”

Pink Bull KTM Manufacturing unit Racing’s Musquin put himself in place early on in the principle occasion in second place, however had an off-track tour that allowed a number of riders to go by him. He made his manner again to 3rd place and pushed arduous to attempt to go Webb, however was unable to take action and settled for third on the evening.

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“Daytona was general a terrific day,” Musquin stated. “The using was good, however sadly, I began making a pair errors by stalling the bike and that price me lots of time. I’m a bit of bit bummed as a result of the velocity was higher than the blokes in entrance of me, however I used to be in third place. It’s good to be on the rostrum clearly, however I’ve obtained to attenuate the errors and be a bit of extra constant to be forward of these guys.”

Rocky Mountain ATV/MC-KTM-WPS’s Blake Baggett and Monster Power Kawasaki’s Joey Savatgy rounded out the highest 5, respectively.

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