Timed qualifying has just come to a close and the historic Daytona Supercross is just hours away. The Ricky Carmichael-designed track takes up the grassy infield of the super-speedway and lap times are much higher than any other round we have seen this year. The differences don’t stop there, as the soil is extremely soft, loamy, and brutal rough while massive “gator pits” have been cut in the surface. It is more National than Supercross, but the running order is really no different. Ryan Villopoto and Dean Wilson topped the charts in practice, with Villopoto being the only racer to break into the 1:17 time range.
250 Supercross Timed Qualifying
In both timed sessions, Dean Wilson was the one to beat. Wilson is the only 250 rider to dip below 1:19 with a 1:18.913 lap, as second place runner, Wil Hahn, clocked a 1:19.403. Marvin Musquin and Jeremy Martin are also flowing around the Florida circuit with ease and the two racers battled for third fastest in the final session, which ended with Musquin taking the spot.
1. Dean Wilson 1:18.913
2. William Hahn 1:19.403
3. Marvin Musquin 1:19.826
4. Jeremy Martin 1:20.194
5. Blake Wharton 1:21.036
450 Supercross Timed Qualifying
After taking third in the first timed outing, Ryan Villopoto conquered the rough course in the second session with a 1:17.732 lap and jumped to the top of the leader board. Villopoto’s lap was just under a half a second quicker than James Stewart’s best, which at 1:18.126, put the Florida native in second place. Chad Reed was the fastest rider in the day’s first timed session, and that time would net him third overall. It is worth noting that after much speculation, Reed has switched back to tradition Showa spring forks on his Honda. Davi Millsaps and Justin Barcia’s times were extremely close, but Millsaps just edged out the 450 rookie to take fourth.
1. Ryan Villopoto 1:17.732
2. James Stewart 1:18.126
3. Chad Reed 1:18.199
4. Davi Millsaps 1:18.617
5. Justin Barcia 1:18.655