Photos by Brian Converse

DAYTONA night 2017-2196Ricky Carmichael gives the Daytona crowd a show in opening ceremonies. 
 eli tomacEli Tomac mimics Carmichael’s whip. 
 DAYTONA night 2017-2276The first lap of the first 250 heat.
 Dakota alixPrivateer, Dakota Alix finished 10th in the main event. 
 anthony rodriguezAnthony Rodriguez finished 12th in the 250 class. He has an average of 10th place so far this season. 

mitchell harrisonMitchell Harrison qualified 5th of the day, but had problems in the main and did not finish. 
 alex martinAlex Martin qualified 1st in practice, but a bad start put him mid-pack in the main. 
 alex martinAlex Martin got the start in his heat race and ran away with the win. 
  luke renzlandLuke Renzland fisnihed 9th.

gannon audetteGannon Audette.

lorenzo locurciaLorenzo Locurcio came around the first lap in 3rd  and had his best finish of the season with a 6th. 

justin braytonJustin Brayton got off to a great start, but lost some steam finishing 9th. 
 jason andersonJason Anderson really showed his endurance with starting from 9th and working his way up to his second podium of the season. 
   justin barciaJustin Barcia qualified second, but a 16th place start keep him from the front of the pack. 

DAYTONA night 2017-2545Alex Ray (314) got a shot to ride for the Yamaha Cycle Trader team in Daytona. Unfortunately he didn’t make the main. 

malcolm stewartMalcolm Stewart had decent speed at the beginning of the race but through out the anchor at about the 12 lap mark.

chad reedChad Reed got off to a 4th place start, but both Jason Anderson and Ryan Dungey were on fire coming from the back of the pack pushing Chad back to 6th.

Blake BaggettBlake Baggett started dead last to work his way up to 7th. 

nick schmidtNick Schmidt has only missed two main events of the season. Very impressive for a full privateer. 

Jeremy MartinJeremy Martin impressed everyone with leading half the 450 main with Eli Tomac on his wheel the entire time. 

Cole SeelyCole Seely got passed by Ryan Dungey for 4th with only a few corners to go. 

DAYTONA night 2017-2655Tomac and Dungey battling in their heat race. Eli passes Ryan.

Eli TomacJust before Eli made the pass on Ryan in their heat. 

justin barciaJustin Barcia after his heat race win.

marvin musquinMarvin Musquin can’t catch a break after his win in Arlington. He still sits 4th in points. 

eli tomacEli Tomac getting bombarded with the media after his win. 

eli tomacEli Tomac now has 5 wins out of the last 7 races. 

Justin BogleJustin Bogle was sent to the LCQ and finished 6th not making it into the main event. 

start DAYTONA The start of the first semi. Vince Friese went on to win it. 

jason andersonJason Anderson in opening ceremonies. 

Joey SavatgyJoey Savatgy did what he needed to and gained points on Zach Osborne. 

Jeremy Martin Jeremy Martin getting roosted. 

start DAYTONA The start of the first 450 heat race. 

Christian CraigGeico Honda rider, Christian Craig qualified 3rd but had a horrible start in the main and had trouble making up ground. 

Ryan DungeyRyan Dungey being introduced in opening ceremonies.

Jordan SmithJordan Smith rode a great race finishing 4th with coming from 11th. 

Ryan DungeyWhat a champ this guy is. Ryan fought from 17th place to 4th. He didn’t look too happy after the race. 

marvin musquinMarvin Musquin stretching it. 

start DAYTONA The start of the 450 main event. 

Adam CianciaruloAdam Cianciarulo and mechanic after his first race win of the season. 

Adan CianciaruloMitch Payton never stoped believing in Adam. Hard work pays off. 

Zach OsborneThe points leader, Zach Osborne got his worst finish of the seasons. He still, however, leads the points standing by 6 points over Joey Savatgy. 

Dean WilsonDean Wilson had his worst finish since signing on with the Rockstar Husky team. 

Mike AlessiMike Alessi. 

Cole SeelyCole Seely plying in the deep Florida sand. 

Jeremy MartinWill Honda sign Jeremy Martin to race 450 oudoors since Ken Roczen will be sidelined? 

eli tomacThe 450 Daytona podium from left to right: Jeremy Martin, Eli Tomac, Jason Anderson. 

jeremy martin Happy guy right there. 

eli tomacEli Tomac closes the points gap to 17 points. 

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