2023 DAYTONA SUPERCROSS RESULTS

Daytona is usually the toughest race in each Supercross season and 2023 was no different. There were several significant themes playing out as the Monster Energy Supercross troop makes its annual pilgrimage east for Bike Week. One is the undeniable speed of Chase Sexton who was once again the fastest qualifier. But where Daytona is concerned, the man to watch is always Eli Tomac. He went in as the winningest rider in the history of the event and came out with yet another victory. In order to do it, he once again had to got through Cooper Webb, who has returned to his old form and is super effective in the closing laps of any race. In the 250 class, Hunter Lawrence is trying to build a legacy of his own. He won with seeming ease over Max Anstie and teenage Haiden Deegan. For extended coverage of the 2023 Monster Energy Supercross season, click here.

450 HEAT 1

Heat one was a sign of things to come for Tomac. Photo by Travis Fant.

Chase Marquier had the lead briefly before Eli Tomac took over. Ken Roczen then moved into second and matched Tomac’s pace, but was unable to make a move. Justin Barcia wasn’t far back and a battle for fourth place eventually developed between Justin Cooper and Aaron Plessinger. Plessinger took over in the late laps, but Barcia was safely ahead and the duo of Tomac and Roczen was gone.

1 Eli Tomac
2 Ken Roczen
3 Justin Barcia
4 Aaron Plessinger
5 Justin Cooper
6 Justin Hill
7 Dean Wilson
8 Josh Hill
9 Cade Clason
10 John Short
11 Joshua Cartwright
12 Chase Marquier
13 Jared Lesher
14 Vincent Luhovey
15 Mason Kerr
16 Julien Benek
17 Hunter Schlosser
18 Guillaume St-Cyr
19 Alexander Nagy
20 Theodore Pauli

450 HEAT 2

RJ Hampshire won his first ever 450 heat race. Photo by Travis Fant.

RJ Hampshire ran the race of his life in 450 Heat 2. In his first race on a 450, he was in front all the way to the checkered flag with the likes of Cooper Webb, Jason Anderson and Chase Sexton on his heels. Sexton had a so-so start and was fast enough to pass Anderson, but made a few small mistakes that kept him behind Webb and Hampshire.

1 RJ Hampshire
2 Cooper Webb
3 Chase Sexton
4 Jason Anderson
5 Christian Craig
6 Shane McElrath
7 Benny Bloss
8 Justin Starling
9 Grant Harlan
10 Kaeden Amerine
11 Joan Cros
12 Lane Shaw
13 Kevin Moranz
14 Max Miller
15 Ronnie Stewart
16 Logan Karnow
17 Scotty Wennerstrom
18 Bobby Piazza
19 Scott Meshey
20 Fredrik Noren

450 MAIN

Eli Tomac has now won 7 Daytona Supercross main events. Photo by Travis Fant.

Tomac got the start, but it was Cooper Webb who emerged with the lead. From that point onward, those two riders engaged in a battle for the history books. Webb made a mistake on lap three that resulted in a near crash from Tomac–who recovered quickly. At that time, they were being shadowed by Chase Sexton who looked fast, but started making costly mistakes. Twice, Sexton made errors that resulted in collisions with Justin Barcia. In the second of those, Barcia went down, but by that time they both lost so much time to Webb and Tomac that they were no longer much of a threat. Webb seemed to miss a gear at one point, and that cost him the lead. For the remainder of the race, he trailed Tomac by a second or so, but never managed to mount a serious assault. The win was Tomac’s seventh at Daytona.

1 Eli Tomac
2 Cooper Webb
3 Chase Sexton
4 Justin Barcia
5 Jason Anderson
6 Justin Cooper
7 Ken Roczen
8 RJ Hampshire
9 Aaron Plessinger
10 Christian Craig
11 Dean Wilson
12 Justin Hill
13 Shane McElrath
14 Grant Harlan
15 Josh Hill
16 Benny Bloss
17 Joshua Cartwright
18 Justin Starling
19 John Short
20 Cade Clason
21 Chase Marquier
22 Logan Karnow

450 POINTS

1 Eli Tomac 186
2 Cooper Webb 181
3 Chase Sexton 176
4 Jason Anderson 148
5 Ken Roczen 138
6 Aaron Plessinger 135
7 Justin Barcia 132
8 Christian Craig 103
9 Joey Savatgy 85
10 Colt Nichols 84
11 Dean Wilson 82
12 Justin Cooper 76
13 Adam Cianciarulo 75
14 Justin Hill 73
15 Dylan Ferrandis 56
16 Shane McElrath 53
17 Josh Hill 42
18 Benny Bloss 37
19 Kyle Chisholm 28
20 Kevin Moranz 26

250 HEAT 1

Nate Thrasher seems to be the only rider with the speed to challenge Hunter Lawrence. Photo by Travis Fant.

Tom Vialle got the holeshot with Nate Thrasher right on his tail. Vialle had all the speed of a veteran Supercross rider for most of the race, but eventually Thrasher got by. Michael Mosiman got a top-5 start and stayed close, eventually getting into third. Then he fell and lost a place to Haiden Deegan. Thrasher won with a safe lead over Vialle.

1 Nate Thrasher
2 Tom Vialle
3 Haiden Deegan
4 Michael Mosiman
5 Chris Blose
6 Coty Schock
7 Jace Owen
8 Jack Chambers
9 Marshal Weltin
10 Devin Simonson
11 Talon Hawkins
12 Caden Braswell
13 Bryton Carroll
14 Josiah Natzke
15 Lane Allison
16 Logan Leitzel
17 Cheyenne Harmon
18 Noah Willbrandt
19 Robert Hailey
20 Ayden Shive

250 HEAT 2

Hunter Lawrence won his heat and the main. Photo by Travis Fant

Jordon Smith got the start and held off every attempt that Hunter Lawrence made for half the race. Chance Hymas shadowed the two of them and almost passed Lawrence a few times. In the second half, Lawrence took over and opened a small cushion.

1 Hunter Lawrence
2 Jordon Smith
3 Chance Hymas
4 Jeremy Martin
5 Hardy Munoz
6 Max Anstie
7 Cullin Park
8 Michael Hicks
9 Jeremy Hand
10 Brock Papi
11 Gage Linville
12 A J Catanzaro
13 Jack Rogers
14 Luca Marsalisi
15 Jace Kessler
16 Curren Thurman
17 Garrett Hoffman
18 Logan Boye
19 Larry Reyes
20 Henry Miller

250 MAIN

Hunter Lawrence had his easiest win of the season so far. Photo by Travis Fant.

Tom Vialle got another holeshot, but Nate Thrasher was right there. On the first lap, Hunter Lawrence and Thrasher collided, which caused Thrasher to go down. Lawrence set out after Vialle and made the pass within a lap. Shortly after that, Vialle went down and suddenly Lawrence had a comparatively safe lead. The only rider who could remain close was Max Anstie, but even he was slowly losing ground. A more exciting race started to develop between Jeremy Martin and Haiden Deegan for third. They hit several times and Deegan emerged on top. That set up an anticlimactic parade where 30 second separated the top three riders. Thrasher crashed a second time and was only able to capture 10th overall.

1 Hunter Lawrence
2 Max Anstie
3 Haiden Deegan
4 Jordon Smith
5 Jeremy Martin
6 Chance Hymas
7 Chris Blose
8 Coty Schock
9 Cullin Park
10 Nate Thrasher
11 Marshal Weltin
12 Jeremy Hand
13 Hardy Munoz
14 Michael Hicks
15 Josiah Natzke
16 Devin Simonson
17 Jack Chambers
18 Talon Hawkins
19 Jace Owen
20 Caden Braswell
21 Michael Mosiman
22 Tom Vialle

250 EAST POINTS

1 Hunter Lawrence 99
2 Max Anstie 85
3 Haiden Deegan 74
4 Jordon Smith 71
5 Jeremy Martin 71
6 Nate Thrasher 70
7 Chance Hymas 60
8 Tom Vialle 53
9 Chris Blose 53
10 Michael Mosiman 51
11 Coty Schock 44
12 Jace Owen 39
13 Cullin Park 37
14 Hardy Munoz 31
15 Talon Hawkins 31
16 Henry Miller 30
17 Jeremy Hand 24
18 Marshal Weltin 19
19 Michael Hicks 16
20 Brock Papi 16

450 COMBINED QUALIFYING

1 Chase Sexton 1:11.990
2 Ken Roczen 1:12.399
3 Jason Anderson 1:12.889
4 Eli Tomac 1:13.070
5 Rj Hampshire 1:13.416
6 Justin Barcia 1:13.449
7 Cooper Webb 1:13.580
8 Justin Cooper 1:13.949
9 Christian Craig 1:14.411
10 Aaron Plessinger 1:14.420
11 Shane McElrath 1:14.801
12 Dean Wilson 1:15.324
13 Dylan Ferrandis 1:15.409
14 Justin Hill 1:15.514
15 Benny Bloss 1:15.708
16 Colt Nichols 1:16.247
17 Grant Harlan 1:16.394
18 Cade Clason 1:16.651
19 Fredrik Noren 1:17.059
20 Josh Hill 1:17.081
21 Justin Starling 1:17.092
22 Joshua Cartwright 1:17.628
23 Kevin Moranz 1:17.694
24 John Short 1:18.369
25 Logan Karnow 1:18.630
26 Chase Marquier 1:19.190
27 Joan Cros 1:19.524
28 Vincent Luhovey 1:19.765
29 Max Miller 1:19.894
30 Hunter Schlosser 1:20.113
31 Kaeden Amerine 1:20.269
32 Alexander Nagy 1:20.290
33 Lane Shaw 1:20.348
34 Jared Lesher 1:20.509
35 Scotty Wennerstrom 1:20.558
36 Guillaume St-Cyr 1:20.688
37 Ronnie Stewart 1:20.766
38 Julien Benek 1:20.836
39 Scott Meshey 1:21.320
40 Mason Kerr 1:21.442
TOP 40 RIDERS QUALIFY
41 Theodore Pauli 1:22.057
42 Bobby Piazza 1:22.064
43 Brandon Ray 1:22.360
44 Colby Copp 1:22.598
45 Joshua Greco 1:22.704
46 Deven Raper 1:22.869
47 Carter Stephenson 1:23.874
48 Austin Cozadd 1:24.243
49 Ty Freehill 1:25.688
50 Todd Bannister 1:25.761
51 Deven Sorensen 1:28.861
POS. NAME BEST TIME
52 Chad Saultz 1:29.365
53 Brandon Pederson 1:30.963
54 Isaiah Goodman 1:34.583

Hunter Lawrence was once again the fastest 250 in the east. Photo by Travis Fant250 EAST COMBINED QUALIFYING

1 Hunter Lawrence 1:13.286
2 Nate Thrasher 1:13.902
3 Jordon Smith 1:14.201
4 Michael Mosiman 1:14.601
5 Max Anstie 1:14.856
6 Tom Vialle 1:15.174
7 Jeremy Martin 1:15.577
8 Haiden Deegan 1:15.663
9 Chance Hymas 1:15.969
10 Chris Blose 1:16.832
11 Michael Hicks 1:17.521
12 Talon Hawkins 1:17.724
13 Cullin Park 1:17.777
14 Jack Chambers 1:17.853
15 Henry Miller 1:18.264
16 Marshal Weltin 1:18.327
17 A J Catanzaro 1:18.413
18 Devin Simonson 1:18.441
19 Jeremy Hand 1:18.820
20 Jace Owen 1:18.918
21 Hardy Munoz 1:19.025
22 Coty Schock 1:19.276
23 Gage Linville 1:19.340
24 Josiah Natzke 1:19.538
25 Brock Papi 1:19.890
26 Caden Braswell 1:19.960
27 Luca Marsalisi 1:20.190
28 Logan Leitzel 1:20.195
29 Jack Rogers 1:20.564
30 Bryton Carroll 1:21.445
31 Larry Reyes 1:21.449
32 Lane Allison 1:21.527
33 Garrett Hoffman 1:21.746
34 Ayden Shive 1:21.770
35 Jace Kessler 1:21.827
36 Cheyenne Harmon 1:22.404
37 Logan Boye 1:22.924
38 Noah Willbrandt 1:23.371
39 Curren Thurman 1:23.659
40 Jonah Geistler 1:23.796
TOP 40 RIDERS QUALIFY
41 Robert Hailey 1:24.075
42 Quinn Amyotte 1:24.606
43 Jesse Flock 1:24.810
44 Konnor Visger 1:25.275
45 Riley Ripper 1:26.478
46 Hayden Hefner 1:26.487
47 Gerhard Matamoros 1:26.649
48 Blaze Cremaldi 1:27.079
49 Tony Usko 1:27.292
50 Doc Smith 1:27.750
51 Rylan Munson 1:27.967
POS. NAME BEST TIME
52 Blake Hazen 1:28.533
53 David Pulley Jr 1:29.037
54 Jack Beeland 1:29.574
55 Brian Saunier 1:30.134
56 Deegan Hepp 1:31.633
57 Kyler Hawkey 1:43.207

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