In between races, we took some time to browse our hard drives and look at photos taken throughout the year. We'll highlight each shot in a daily post, with the image sized to fit your computer screen or smartphone and described with a small backstory…
Let's talk about Jeremy Martin's second place finish on a 450 at the 2017 Daytona Supercross because I have to admit that I completely under estimated his potential on the bigger bike. The night started off a little rough with a crash in his respected heat race, but the fact that he was able to rebound from that by grabbing the holeshot and leading the first 11 laps in the Main Event before getting passed by Monster Energy Kawasaki's Eli Tomac was an accomplishment in itself; especially since it was his first time lining up in the premier class. The Geico Honda rider had minimal time on the bigger bike before heading to the Daytona International Speedway, but he made it count with the help of the HRC Honda crew.
Although Martin rode an HRC Honda CRF450R at Daytona, you can expect to see him on a Geico Honda backed CRF450R, as his contract with the team extends through 2018. The two-time 250cc outdoor champ has been eager to move up to the premier class for some time now, and after making it extremely evident that he's ready with his podium finish, J-Mart will finally make it official come 2018.
Photographer | Casey Davis
Camera | Canon EOS 7D MKII
Lens | Canon 70-200mm f/2.8 USM
Shutter Speed | 1/1600s
Aperture | f/4.5
ISO | 320