Troy Lee Designs/Red Bull/KTM’s Jordon Smith Wins In Daytona


DAYTONA BEACH, FLA. (March 10, 2018) Troy Lee Designs/Red Bull/KTM’s Jordon Smith took his first win of the season in dominating fashion and the third of his career at the prestigious race inside Daytona International Speedway. Smith grabbed the holeshot and led wire-to-wire, continuing his upward trend in finishes as the Eastern Regional championship hit its fourth of nine rounds. Teammate Sean Cantrell bounced back from a tough previous round to finish with his best result of the season in seventh.

Smith started the day off in third during timed qualifying and was ready to take on the field. He didn’t waste any time showing he was on pace for the front by taking the win in his heat race. When the gate dropped for the main event, it was all the No. 45 out front at the first turn and for every lap after, giving Smith his third career win.

“This is a great feeling to get back up here (on the podium),” said Smith. “It was a really tough track both mentally and physically so to get the win is awesome. I feel like we’ve gained some great momentum and I can’t wait to go after another win in St. Louis.”

The previous round proved that Cantrell was mentally tough to overcome plenty of misfortune. He started the night with a six-place finish in a stacked heat race. Cantrell capitalized on a great start and was with the front-runners in the opening laps. He ran a solid pace and eventually moved into seventh where he would finish, collecting his best finish during his rookie season.

“I was really looking forward to Daytona and its unique track and layout,” said Cantrell. “It was a fun race but was easy to make mistakes throughout the long laps. I’m learning each week and was really happy to put up my best result so far. We’ll keep pushing and learning as the season continues.”

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250SX Class Main Event Results – Daytona Beach, florida

  1. Jordon Smith (KTM)
  2. Jeremy Martin (Honda)
  3. Austin Forkner (Kawasaki)
  4. Zach Osborne (Husqvarna)
  5. Martin Davalos (Kawasaki)
  6. Kyle Peters (Suzuki)
  7. Sean Cantrell (KTM)
  8. Brandon Hartranft (Yamaha)
  9. Ramyller Alves (Yamaha)
  10. Luke Renzland (Yamaha)

 

250SX Class Eastern Region Points Standings

  1. Austin Forkner (Kawasaki), 89
  2. Zach Osborne (Husqvarna), 89
  3. Jordon Smith (KTM), 81
  4. Jeremy Martin (Honda), 70
  5. RJ Hampshire (Honda), 57
  6. Luke Renzland (Yamaha), 55
  7. Colt Nichols (Yamaha), 54
  8. Martin Davalos (Kawasaki), 52
  9. Kyle Peters (Suzuki), 51
  10. Jimmy Decotis (Suzuki), 49
  11. Sean Cantrell (KTM), 42