Daytona Supercross 2013 – Results and photos



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Red Bull KTM Factory riders Marvin Musquin and Ryan Dungey delivered great results in the SX 250 and 450 classes at the Daytona Raceway on Saturday night. Frenchman Musquin took his first 250SX Supercross career win at the fourth round of the East Coast Championship while Dungey was second on the 450 class podium in the tenth round.

The team’s German rider Ken Roczen also had an impressive night out finishing seventh on the 350 SX-F in the 450 class. He is currently on the break from the West Coast competition where he leads the points.

Musquin was placed in heat number one where he got off to a third place start as the riders rounded the first corner. He made a pass on Vince Friese for second place on lap two of the heat and held his position easily transfer to the main event.

When the gate dropped for the main event, Musquin put his KTM 250 SX-F up front early, grabbed the holeshot to lead the first lap before concentrating on stretching his lead. He went on to lead throughout the 15-lap main event to claim his first 250SX career win. Musquin crossed the line eight seconds ahead of his competition even after celebrating with a fun heel-clicker.

“Obviously I had a lot of fun riding this track,” commented Musquin after the race. “I knew everyone was going to be fast so I stayed calm out front and tried to have fun. I am so happy to get this win and to also gain more confidence knowing that I was pulling away from them each lap.” Musquin’s win at Daytona moves him up one position in the overall point standings to third overall.

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Red Bull KTM Factory riders Marvin Musquin and Ryan Dungey delivered great results in the SX 250 and 450 classes at the Daytona Raceway on Saturday night. Frenchman Musquin took his first 250SX Supercross career win at the fourth round of the East Coast Championship while Dungey was second on the 450 class podium in the tenth round.

The team’s German rider Ken Roczen also had an impressive night out finishing seventh on the 350 SX-F in the 450 class. He is currently on the break from the West Coast competition where he leads the points.

Musquin was placed in heat number one where he got off to a third place start as the riders rounded the first corner. He made a pass on Vince Friese for second place on lap two of the heat and held his position easily transfer to the main event.

When the gate dropped for the main event, Musquin put his KTM 250 SX-F up front early, grabbed the holeshot to lead the first lap before concentrating on stretching his lead. He went on to lead throughout the 15-lap main event to claim his first 250SX career win. Musquin crossed the line eight seconds ahead of his competition even after celebrating with a fun heel-clicker.

“Obviously I had a lot of fun riding this track,” commented Musquin after the race. “I knew everyone was going to be fast so I stayed calm out front and tried to have fun. I am so happy to get this win and to also gain more confidence knowing that I was pulling away from them each lap.” Musquin’s win at Daytona moves him up one position in the overall point standings to third overall.

Dungey takes solid second
Dungey and Roczen were placed in heat number one. Both riders got off to great starts with Roczen sitting in third position while Dungey was two spots back in fifth. Roczen rode strong on the first two laps to catch the second place ride of Broc Tickle. He made the pass for second at the end of lap two and set his focus on the lead KTM ride of Andrew Short. Roczen battled with Short for the next two laps before he found a line around Short and made a pass for the lead. Roczen then led the next three laps holding off a hard-charging James Stewart and his Red Bull KTM teammate, who had moved into third. Roczen then made a mistake entering the whoop section in the final lap allowing Swewart to slip past but his second place in qualifying was impressive, in front of Dungey in third.

When the gate dropped for the main event, Dungey moved up from his fifth place start to second place on the KTM 450 SX-F before the halfway mark of the race. He continued to turn impressive times throughout the main event to earn a podium finish and secure important points toward the championship hunt. Meanwhile Roczen launched off the gate to a second place start. As the riders neared the end of the first lap, he inherited the lead after Ryan Villopoto went off course. The German teenager held the lead for two more laps before Villopoto moved back into the front spot. Roczen fought hard for a top position but he succumbed to arm pump and went on to finish seventh overall.

“It’s pretty rough track tonight,” commented Dungey. “Luckily, we got my suspension dialed in after practice and my bike worked really well. I got off to a great start and was able to put myself in a good position early on. It feels great to get back up on the podium.”

Cudby Photos

Next Event: Indianapolis, IN – March 16, 2013

Overall Results 250 class
1. Marvin Musquin – KTM
2. Wil Hahn
3. Jeremy Martin
4. Dean Wilson
5. Blake Wharton
6. Justin Hill
7. Kyle Peters
8. Zackery Freeburg
9. Cole Thompson
10. Vince Friese
11. Mitchell Oldenburg
12. James Decotis
13. PJ Larsen
14. AJ Cantanzaro
15. Lance Vincent – KTM 


Overall Point Standings 250 class–
1. Wil Hahn – 92
2. Dean Wilson – 87
3. Marvin Musquin – 78

Overall Results 450 –
1. Ryan Villopoto
2. Ryan Dungey – KTM
3. Justin Barcia
4. Eli Tomac
5. Chad Reed
6. Trey Canard
7. Ken Roczen – KTM
8. James Stewart
9. Broc Tickle
10. Davi Millsaps
11. Matt Goerke – KTM
12. Andrew Short – KTM
13. Jake Weimer
14. Les Smith – KTM

Overall Point Standings –
1. Ryan Villopoto – 202
2. Davi Millsaps – 200
3. Ryan Dungey – 188

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