Tomac and the team worked throughout the day to dial in the setup for another challenging supercross track in front of the famous stretch of banking at the Daytona International Speedway. He qualified fifth and finished fourth in his heat race. In the main event, the points leader got off to a great start and was battling up front, but it was chaos on the first lap as riders jockeyed for position and made contact. Tomac kept it on two wheels and was sitting third with his eyes set on closing the gap to second. He made the pass on Lap 7 and then reeled in the leader. It was a thrilling battle with the defending 450SX Champion, and as the clock started to run out, Tomac claimed the lead and rode away in the final laps to a 5.2-second margin of victory.
His sixth win at the 52nd edition of the Daytona Supercross made history by breaking Ricky Carmichael’s record and made Tomac the winningest rider at the iconic venue. It also marked his fourth victory of 2022 and extended his lead in the title chase to 18 points as the series heads into the second half of the 17-round season.
After a tough few rounds, Ferrandis bounced back with a good outing in Daytona Beach, Florida. He qualified sixth behind his teammate and then got off to a good start in his heat race and took a runner-up finish. The Frenchman backed that up with a top-five start in the main event and kept pushing in the challenging conditions, making his way to fourth with six laps remaining. He continued to put in some fast laps, but unfortunately, there was not enough time to close the gap on third and ultimately finished fourth.
The Monster Energy Yamaha Star Racing team heads to Detroit, Michigan, for Round 10 of the Monster Energy AMA Supercross at Ford Field on Saturday, March 12.