Troy Lee Designs/Red Bull/GASGAS Factory Racing's Pierce Brown made it a third-straight fifth-place result to open the 2024 AMA Supercross Championship in 250SX East, delivering another solid performance at the famed Daytona International Speedway.
- Third-straight top-five result for PB in 250SX East
- Improvements evident as Justin Barcia climbs 450SX order
- Both riders qualify strong at the world-famous venue
Brown has been a picture of consistency this year equipped with the GASGAS MC 250F Factory Edition, going 5-5-5 across the opening three rounds of the eastern region and is now tied for P2 in the standings, only a single point behind the series leader. He qualified fourth and then replicated that finish in his Heat Race, before scoring P5 in the Main Event.
Pierce Brown: "Another fifth was okay on paper, but a disappointing night. I didn't get the start that I needed and it was hard to make passes, so we'll regroup and pick some stuff up for next week. Overall, the bike is good and the team is also, I just need to get a start and put myself into position sooner."
The weekend was a step forward for Troy Lee Designs/Red Bull/GASGAS Factory Racing rider Justin Barcia in 450SX, qualifying in sixth place and then storming to P5 in the opening Heat Race. He was affected by an average start in the Main Event, completing lap one in P18, before putting on a charge to claim 11th position on his GASGAS MC 450F Factory Edition.
Justin Barcia: "Daytona definitely wasn't the result we wanted, but we had some positives in practice, qualified a lot better today and there's some light at the tunnel, which was cool. Led a little bit in the Heat, like half a lap, and then got a bit tight and ended up going down once, but it was okay. In the Main Event, I didn't get off the start the best, had a couple of bobbles, crashed and really just struggled to hold on – I had some bad arm-pump tonight. We'll regroup again and be back at it next week!"
Daytona also saw the 250SX Futures on track for the second time this season, where GASGAS amateur racer Cole Davies charged to second position in the Main Event and currently sits on top of the point standings following his 1-2 results to date on the GASGAS MC 250F.
Results – 2024 AMA Supercross Championship, Round 8
450SX Results – Daytona SX
1. Jett Lawrence (Honda)
2. Eli Tomac (Yamaha)
3. Chase Sexton (KTM)
11. Justin Barcia (GASGAS)
450SX Championship Standings (After Round 8)
1. Jett Lawrence (Honda) 160pts
2. Cooper Webb (Yamaha) 150pts
3. Chase Sexton (KTM) 147pts
11. Justin Barcia (GASGAS) 82pts
250SX East Results – Daytona
1. Tom Vialle (KTM)
2. Cameron McAdoo (Kawasaki)
3. Seth Hammaker (Kawasaki)
5. Pierce Brown (GASGAS)
250SX East Championship Standings (After Round 3)
1. Max Anstie (Honda) 52pts
2. Cameron McAdoo (Kawasaki) 51pts
3. Pierce Brown (GASGAS) 51pts