We used the opportunity of our current travel not to attend the Daytona Bike Week though they had some nice custom build Harleys and other manufacturers but being a former MX guy and fan of motorsports in many kinds we decided to attend the Daytona Supercross 2012 race at the Daytona International Speedway. This is the only Supercross race that is outdoor and guess what: It poured water like we have never seen before. Thanks to Guragear for their great Kiboko 22L with the removable rain cover all of my equipment stayed dry the whole weekend.
The picture below pretty much shows how muddy the conditions on the track were:
Daytona Supercross 2012 - Practice
James Stewart during practice:
James Stewart - Daytona Supercross 2012
Ken Roczen the current MX 2 World Champion is racing in the Lites class for KTM this year. Last weekend he went up on the podium but this time he only had the unlucky 4th place.
Ken Roczen - Daytona Supercross 2012
Ken Roczen Daytona Supercross 2012
Justin Barcia for the lead in his heat race.
Daytona Supercross 2012 Lites
Justin Barcia won the SX Lites event with a huge lead.
Justin Barcia - Winner SX Lites Daytona Supercross 2012
The start of the Supercross main event – the big guys. Davey Millsaps got the holeshot but James Stewart took the chance and won the race.
Start Supercross Daytona 2012
This was the race winning maneuver where James “Bubba” Stewart took the chance and took the lead shortly after landing the bike.
James Stuart & Davey Millsaps Supercross Daytona 2012
A great weekend at the Daytona International Speedway ended with a short night of sleep…
Daylight saving time just came in time and stole us an additional hour.