Ryan Villopoto got out front early and even a fall with eight laps to go couldn't stop the three-time defending champion as he picked up his fourth Daytona Supercross victory. Villopoto finished the race a full 16 seconds ahead of the field, and now leads Ryan Dungey by 28 points.
Rookie Ken Roczen would come back from last week's fall to score a second place finish after making a move by Dean Wilson on the step and currently sits third in points.
Dungey rounded out the podium, followed by Wilson. Wilson got the holeshot, but lost the lead early from Villopoto, before slowly dropping through the field. Wilson is filling in the injured Chad Reed, who is out for the rest of the season.
Previous Daytona winner James Stewart would run into problems as his header would get knocked off as a result of contact with Alessi early in the event. Also, James' little brother Malcolm ran into problems in his first 450SX start as he went down with Justin Barcia at lap 10.
In the Supercross Lites East, it was Blake Baggot scoring his second career Daytona win ahead of Pro Circuit teammates Adam Circianrello and Martin Davalos.So far this year, Pro Circuit has swept the top two positions in each of the East events, while sweeping the whole podium twice.