This is round 10 of the 2008 Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship from the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona, FL.
Returning contenders like 2004 SX champ Chad Reed, Mike Alessi, 2007 MX champ Grant Langston, Nick Wey, Ivan Tedesco, 450cc rookie Josh Hill, Tim Ferry, David Vuillemin, Nathan Ramsey, Kevin Windham, and defending champ James Stewart battle it out for the Monster Energy AMA Supercross Championship. This year features another season-long battle between Chad Reed and Kevin Windham. A horrendous deluge of rain covers the track in mud. This race is well known for Chad Reed’s bike overheating with only 3 turns remaining, resulting in a 7th place finish (Reed was originally credited with a 6th, but was docked 1 position [or 3:30] for gaining a position on re-entering the Daytona track.) That opens the door for Kevin Windham, who wins his first ever Daytona Supercross after 8 straight losses; he would eventually take that jersey he wore and hung it in his garage to remember that day. On another positive note, Bad Boy Energy Drink Honda’s Jacob Marsack #66 earns his first career podium with a 3rd place finish as a privateer… besting his 4th place at San Francisco.
Returning East Lites contenders like Josh Grant, rookies Trey Canard and Nico Izzi, defending Lites West Champ Ryan Villopoto, 2007 runner-up Ryan Morais, Tyler Bowers, Martin Davalos, Ryan Sipes, 2003 champ Branden Jesseman, and others battle it out for the 2008 Monster Energy AMA Supercross Lites East Coast Championship. Frenchman Ben Coisy earns a Factory Honda ride to fill in for the injured Ben Townley, the defending Lites East champ.