This is round 10 of the 2009 Monster Energy AMA Supercross and round 4 of the Supercross Lites East Coast Championships from Daytona International Speedway in Daytona, FL.
Returning contenders like Supercross rookies Ryan Villopoto, Josh Grant, and Broc Hepler, Tim Ferry, 2007 champ James Stewart, Ivan Tedesco, Andrew Short, Supercross Sophomores Josh Hill and Mike Alessi, Michael Byrne, Davi Millsaps, 2008 Supercross runner-up Kevin Windham, and defending champ Chad Reed battle it out for the 2009 Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship. This is Ryan Villopoto’s rookie season in the Supercross class. Chad Reed runs the number 1 plate in a Supercross season for the first time since Jeremy McGrath in 2001. The recently-retired Ricky Carmichael designs the Daytona track, and stops in the booth to call the main events. Defending Lites West champ Jason Lawrence jumps up to the 450cc bike for this race. Watch Supercross Heat #2 as privateer Shaun Skinner pulls the holeshot, only to have a mechanical problem just 2 turns later. Watch the main event to see a massive first-turn pileup involving James Stewart and several other riders; James remounts to finish an incredible 7th place, while Chad Reed methodically works his way to the lead, and wins his 2nd consecutive race of the 2009 season.
Returning Supercross Lites East contenders like Christophe Pourcel, Brett Metcalfe, Lites Sophomores Austin Stroupe and Nico Izzi, Wil Hahn, Lites rookie Blake Wharton, 2003 champ Branden Jesseman, Martin Davalos and others battle it out for the 2009 Monster Energy AMA Supercross Lites East Coast Championship. This season is Christophe Pourcel’s first in the U.S. after a very painful spinal injury that almost cost him his career (and mobility) in 2008. Privateer Daniel Blair #125 earns a ride with the GEICO Honda team after Brett Metcalfe went down with an injury after finishing 2nd in the opener at Houston. Watch a parade lap incident between rookie Tyler Wharton and Wil Hahn.