TwitterFacebookPinterestGoogle+
  • POLITICS | WASHINGTON (AP) - US opens door to possible Trump-Putin White House meeting

Mark Zuckerberg testfies before Congress

Eli Tomac Repeats as DAYTONA Supercross By Honda Champion, Port Orange Native Adam Cianciarulo Wins 250SX Title

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (March 11, 2017) – Eli Tomac was the class of the field Saturday night, riding a Kawasaki KX 450F to victory in the DAYTONA Supercross By Honda at Daytona International Speedway.

Tomac, from Cortez, Colorado, became the ninth rider in the 46-year history of the DAYTONA Supercross By Honda to win the event in consecutive years. Leading the last 10 laps of the 20-lap 450SX main event, he beat runner-up Honda rider Jeremy Martin by 17.618 seconds. Husqvarna rider Jason Anderson finished third.

It marked Tomac’s fifth victory of the Monster Energy AMA Supercross season. He is second in series points, now only 17 behind Ryan Dungey, who rode his KTM to a fourth-place finish.

Tomac battled Martin wheel-to-wheel for a portion of the first 10 laps before breaking free – and taking off.

“We were both riding a really good pace,” Tomac said. “Man that was tough. You had to settle into a groove. Once I was able to get by him, I just had fun on my dirt bike. It was all about maintaining a smooth, clean race.”

Kawasaki rider Adam Cianciarulo grew up in nearby Port Orange, Florida, which means he’s well-acquainted with the significance of winning a race at Daytona – which made his own dominating victory, in the 250SX East main event, all the more special.

Cianciarulo, a Daytona runner-up in 2014, is coming off consecutive injury-marred seasons that included consecutive absences from Daytona. He started the evening strong, finishing fourth in the first 250SX heat to secure a main-event berth.

“I always wanted to win here,” said Cianciarulo, now third in the 250SX East championship standings. “This is the first Supercross race I ever attended. I was in those stands, watching guys like Ricky Carmichael and Jeremy McGrath. I was that kid … just dreaming of being out there one day.

“To think about all I’ve come through the last couple years, being hurt, to have it all culminate right here at home … to have my family and friends here, the people who helped me get back on my feet, who told me to never give up, to keep pushing. It just feels good to repay them with this. It’s unbelievable to win here.”

Cianciarulo’s Kawasaki teammate Joey Savatgy finished second in the 250SX final, with Dylan Ferrandis third on a Yamaha.

Bike Week At DAYTONA continues Sunday and Monday with the Ricky Carmichael Amateur Supercross, followed by FLY Racing ATV Supercross competition on Tuesday. On Thursday, the newly rebranded American Flat Track series will kick off its debut year with the DAYTONA TT, on a .6-mile course located in the “World Center of Racing” famed tri-oval.

On Friday, qualifying will be held for the 76th DAYTONA 200, which will be run Saturday at 1 p.m. (ET).

Tickets for all 2017 Daytona International Speedway events can be purchased online at www.daytonainternationalspeedway.com or by calling 1-800-PITSHOP.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

POLITICS & POWER NEWS

LOCAL & STATE POLITICS

Commissioner Victoria P. Siplin and Local National Bar Association hosts free family and housing legal clinic

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - Need advice about a family and housing law matter? Orange County…

Mayor Teresa Jacobs Jumps in Race for Orange County School Board Chair

VIDEO | ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - Flanked by educators and supporters, Orange County Mayor…

Lori Harris Launches Campaign for Orange County Commissioner Backed by Orlando and Kissimmee Mayors

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - Endorsed by both Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer and Kissimmee Mayor…

Commissioner Jennifer Thompson Blasts Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer For Power Grab In Commission Race

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - Recently, Orange County District 4 Commissioner Jennifer Thompson did not hold back…

SPORTS NEWS

BUSINESS NEWS

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS

LIFESTYLE NEWS

MORE LIFESTYLE

Toy Story Land To Open At Walt Disney World Resort On June 30

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla.  – It’s a joy-filled, toy-filled world as only Disney can create,…

VIDEO: Black History Month Spotlight Bronze Kingdom Art Gallery Orlando

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) In celebration of Black History Month, Florida National News lifestyle reporter…

11 Little-Known Orlando Theme Park Experiences

ORLANDO, Fla., /Visit Orlando/ -- To celebrate the unparalleled collection of unique experiences that can be…

Busch Gardens Celebrates The Return Of Preschool Card With Sesame Street Safari Of Fun Pirate Parrrrrty!

TAMPA, Fla. – Back by popular demand, Florida preschoolers can now enjoy all Busch Gardens® Tampa…

SeaWorld Offers Free Admission for Florida Preschoolers

ORLANDO, Fla. – Now through December 31, 2018, Florida kids ages five and younger can…

Macklemore, Sean Paul and Fifth Harmony Among Stars Performing Live at Universal Orlando Resort’s 2018 Mardi Gras Celebration

ORLANDO, Fla. – Universal Orlando Resort today announced the headlining acts of its 2018 Mardi Gras…

GOLDEN TRAILER

ESSENCE MUSIC FEST

MISS AMERICA

ABFF FILM FESTIVAL

JAZZ IN THE GARDENS

DAYTONA 500

MISS UNIVERSE

WRITERS GUILD

CANNES FILM FESTIVAL

TONY AWARDS