Photos: The Mud of SX at Daytona

03/12/2012 @ 2:45 pm, by Jensen Beeler9 COMMENTS

AMA Supercross was in Daytona this past weekend, and apparently so was the rain. While the day’s earlier sessions were relatively unaffected, the evening’s main event looked like it was held in the bogs of the Florida Everglades, rather than the Daytona International Speedway.

With the AMA shortening the 450 race by four laps, many competitors still dropped out mid-race, leaving James Stewart to win with a comfortable seven and a half second lead. Similarly, the lites-class ran the course with three fewer laps than previously planned, with Justin Barcia continuing his dominance of the 2012 season.

While virtually every sport is more fun when played in the mud, after looking at the photos from Daytona, we are sure many racers will be glad to be leaving Florida behind them.

Photos: KTM, Suzuki, & Yamaha Racing

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  • tim

    Seems nobody even noticed Jeff Gibson ghost riding it off the finish line jump in the Lites’ Main. Speed only showed one quick replay like it was no big deal. I guess if you don’t ride at the front nobody cares. It was quite the wreck though!

  • Bob

    Even the most popular riders that were back markers this week didn’t get any notice either.

    Great race. A SX version of a GNCC enduro! I feel sorry for the suckas who have to clean up the infield after the teams have packed up and gone. What a mess!

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  • MikeD

    It reminded me of a vid i saw of a Dad cleaning his son and dirt bike with a PowerWasher after every race…lol…funny but pretty damn effective by what i saw.

    Man, talk about Dirt EVERYWHERE. WOW.

  • jimmy smith jr.

    God dam*it! Who left the sprinklers on over night!?!?