Round 10 of the 2017 Monster Energy AMA Supercross season got underway today in Daytona, Florida. Qualifying is now done.

Some big news in the 250 class, as Colt Nichols is not racing due to a knee injury from earlier in the week. There’s no official word from the team yet, but it looks like he will be out for the rest of the season. Stay tuned for more information.

It’s been a good day for Minnesotans, as Dungey and Jeremy Martin finished 1-2 in qualifying, and the older Martin brother (Alex) finished first in the 250 class.

Here are the qualifying results:

250 East:

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450:

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My Opinion: Most impressive: the Martin brothers! Jeremy came out and won this race last year in the 250 class, and now it looks his brother may be able to do the same this year! Meanwhile, Jeremy himself is racing for Honda HRC tonight, and looks SUPER fast on the 450!! What if he won tonight!?! Could it be a Martin sweep?! I’m thinking highly unlikely… but how sweet would that be?

Dungey: is he back? Was he ever gone? I admit, he seemed a bit off earlier in the year, but these past few races have been great for him. Now he goes and qualifies first in Daytona, on a track that everyone is predicting Tomac to kill it on… Dunge is The Champ; there’s a reason for that.

Remember Dean Wilson in 2014 at Daytona? He was FLYING! I was expecting him to be a favorite for pole position today, but his lap times were a bit disappointing. Let’s hope that he can turn it around for the main event later tonight.

In the 250 class, these PC boys are looking fast. Yes, A-Mart qualified first, but Savatgy basically had an identical time, and Cianciarulo was right there as well. These guys need to badly finish ahead of Osborne tonight. Bold prediction: Cianciarulo wins at his hometown race tonight!!

My picks for the podiums are:

250:

  1. Adam Cianciarulo
  2. Joey Savatgy
  3. Zach Osborne

450:

  1. Eli Tomac
  2. Ryan Dungey
  3. Blake Baggett

For more detailed predictions, check out our 250 and 450 rankings heading into Daytona!


Photo from Twitter (@racerxonline) by Jeff Kardas

Scott Yargeau

I grew up racing motocross in a small town in Canada, and I now work as a mathematician in New York City. Combining my two passions, I'm excited to apply my skills in data analysis to the sport to produce stats-based race reports and projections.

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