Monster Energy’s Ryan Villopoto on the Kawasaki KX 450 F became the first rider since 2003 to race for back-to-back victories at the Daytona Supercross. After Saturday evening’s Indianapolis Supercross vicotry, Villopoto has now walked away with his fifth win of the 2011 AMA season.
Sure the Daytona International Speedway track was a rough as they come and Justin Barica’s broken wrist was hurting, but once the gate dropped on Saturday night’s Monster Energy AMA Supercross Lites East race, GEICO Honda’s budding star gutted out a third straight podium finish.
Designed by the legendary Ricky Carmichael, the 2011 Daytona Supercross track had a very challenging layout.
One rider who quickly adapted to the Supercross track Saturday evening was San Manuel Yamaha’s James Stewart, but he would later crash. Regardless of hitting the dirt, the Haines, Fla., remounted to take ninth at Daytona.
Pro Circuit/ Kawasaki’s Dean Wilson and Blake Baggett look to continue their podium streak at 2011 Daytona International Speedway for the historical Daytona Supercross. Wilson comes off his first win in Atlanta, while Baggett looks to improve on his two third-place finishes.
On Friday afternoon, AMA Supercross stars Chad Reed, Ryan Dungey and Trey Canard as well as course designer and five-time Daytona Supercross by Honda champion Ricky Carmichael participated in media day at Daytona International Speedway and got their first taste of the course for Saturday’s Daytona Supercross By Honda.
Team San Manuel Yamaha Red Bull’s Kyle Regal was injured this week while practicing in Florida for the Daytona Supercross race.
Medical evaluation has revealed broken bones in his wrist, including the scaphoid bone, an injury his Yamaha teammate, James Stewart, is all too familiar with.
2011 KTM Supercross
There has been a lot of press circulating around the 16-year-old German Red Bull/KTM Factory Team rider, Ken Roczen, after earning his first U.S. podium in the AMA West Lites Supercross class at Anaheim 2 and breaking into the top ten in the premiere class the following weekend.
The question now, is what lies ahead for this young superstar?
2011 Daytona Supercross
Race entries are now on sale for the second-annual Ricky Carmichael Daytona Amateur Supercross Championship, which takes place on Sunday, March 6, at the Daytona International Speedway, following the Daytona Pro Supercross event.
2011 Amateur Supercross
The second-annual Ricky Carmichael Daytona Amateur Supercross Championship will take place on Sunday, March 6, at the Daytona International Speedway, following the Daytona Pro Supercross event, says MX Sports, producers of the AMA Amateur Motocross Championships.