BIKE WEEK RACES: Villopoto wins Daytona Supercross; Herrin wins the DAYTONA 200

DAYTONA BEACH -- Kawasaki’s Ryan Villopoto put on a dominating performance leading all 20 laps on way to his first career Daytona Supercross victory on Saturday night at Daytona International Speedway.

The Seattle, Wash., native took the hole shot in the 20-lap event staged inside the Speedway’s tri-oval and held off a late charge from Suzuki’s Ryan Dungey to secure a 4.445-second victory. Honda’s Trey Canard rounded out the podium.

In the other big race, Graves Motorsports’ Josh Herrin held off fellow Yamaha rider Dane Westby to win the
69th Daytona 200 AMA Pro Racing Daytona SportBike event on Friday night at the speedway.

The two Saturday races highlighted Bike Week.

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Henry Frederick is publisher of Headline Surfer®, the award-winning 24/7 internet news outlet covering the Daytona Beach-Sanford-Orlando metro area via since 2008. A longtime cops & courts reporter focused on breaking news & investigative reporting, Frederick is among the Sunshine State's most prolific daily news reporters, having amassed close to a hundred award-winning byline stories nearly evenly split in print and digital platforms. Frederick earned his Master of Arts in New Media Journalism with academic honors from Full Sail University in Winter Park in February 2019. He was a metro reporter with the Daytona Beach News-Journal for nearly a decade and then served as a city editor for the Taunton Daily Gazette in Taunton, Mass, while maintaining a residence in Central Florida. Prior to moving to Florida, Frederick was a metro reporter for the Rockland Journal-News in West Nyack, NY, for seven years. Headline Surfer was named the Sunshine State's top internet news site by the Florida Press Club in 2018.