What the heck? Cooper Webb is fast becoming a runaway train. His rivals need to start turning their season around or this could be the story of the year.
Cooper Webb. Let’s make this short. He took the holeshot and was never headed. Occasionally Marvin Musquin and Blake Baggett got within striking distance, but each time Webb pulled away again – and Marv needs to brush up on his combat skills…
Blake Baggett. Kudos to Baggett, fifth last week, second and podium (again) this week. And looking comfortable too. Roczen, Tomac and Musquin have created a vacuum – Baggett’s filling it.
Marvin Musquin. Marv’s still not found his groove. He can speed it up and he can slow it down but this season passing seems to be his biggest issue. ‘Specially when it comes to the ones that matter – for the lead. He’s obviously a top rider, but right now he’s not a winner, and he needs to be, soon.
Ken Roczen. Ken is still playingGentle Ken, he’s not fighting for position, if he’s fast enough he’ll move forward, if he isn’t he’ll shuffle back. More chess player than gladiator. It keeps him in the game, but as RC says every night: every point counts. And Ken keeps giving them away.
Aaron Plessinger. Hey, that’s more like it. A rookie putting in the effort, going fast, falling down (deep sand turns can be tricky) then fighting back. Fifth place is a just reward. Podium next – heck, it’s totally possible the way the top guys are going (Webb aside).
Eli Tomac’s sixth was not convincing.A winner last week, out of it this – and way out. He started 13th and made it up to sixth – only all through the race he was losing time on Webb and Co at the front, 24-seconds down at the finish is a bad result. Zach Osborne is back! Only nothing’s going right. Not at all.
RUST’s predictions for Daytona: Daytona is like the Outdoors compared to all the rest of the rounds of the supercross series. And that kind of mixes it up. We’re putting Baggett in for the win, then, with Plessinger and Savatgy making up the podium. Webb will be close though, inside the top six and barely giving one or two points away to his rivals. Roczen top six, too. Musquin as well. Tomac – anyone’s guess.