Late charge seals Tomac win in 50th Daytona Supercross
Regains sole points-lead following fourth victory at historic venue.
Monster Energy Supercross points-leader Eli Tomac charged to a fourth-career Daytona Supercross 450SX main event win in the historic race’s 50th edition.
Tomac and Ken Roczen (Team Honda HRC) were tied in points entering round 10 of the season, the pair separated by only 0.707s as the checkered flag flew.
Roczen led from the opening lap all the way through to the closing minutes when he made a minor error, when a late effort from Monster Energy Kawasaki-mounted Tomac saw him finally make his way to the front from as far back as fifth on lap one.
Meanwhile, defending champion Cooper Webb (Red Bull KTM) crossed the line in third, fending off 2018 title-winner Jason Anderson (Rockstar Energy Husqvarna), while the top five was filled by Justin Barcia (Monster Energy Yamaha).
Barcia’s teammate Aaron Plessinger (Monster Energy Yamaha) delivered an inspiring ride for sixth, followed by Dean Wilson (Rockstar Energy Husqvarna), Malcolm Stewart (Smartop Bullfrog Spas MotoConcepts Honda), his teammate Justin Hill and Justin Brayton (Team Honda HRC).
The 2020 season will now move on to Indianapolis for round 11 of 17 next Saturday night, 14 March, with Tomac leading by three points over Roczen in the premier class standings.