MotoAmerica: Daytona 200 Qualifying Report

March 8, 2024Ramon Jones

Qualifying for the Daytona 200 and support classes is now complete. Here is how the classes ended up in the pecking order.


Between the two sessions Richie Escalante’s record setting lap in Qualifying 1 was enough to claim pole position as the riders head into the Time Attack later this afternoon. Behind Escalante will be Tyler Scott who also set his fastest lap on day one of qualifying. Fores will start P3 overall followed by Bobby Fong and Josh Herrin in P5.

Xavi Fores came to Daytona with a vengeance after losing his Superbike seat with Warhorse HSBK Ducati. Fores is serving as a substitute rider for the injured Cameron Petersen with Attack Performance Progressive Yamaha Racing. Aboard his R6 Fores laid down a pace setting 1m48.655s lap time ahead of his former teammate Josh Herrin who finished behind.

Bellissimoto Twins Cup

Gus Rodio (Rodio Racing – Powered by Robem Engineering) claimed pole for the Bellissimoto Twins cup leading Dominic Doyle (Giaccmoto Yamaha Racing) by almost 9 tenths. Avery Dreher finished P3 in his debut weekend after making the jump up to Twins from Junior cup last year. Rocco Landers finished behind in 4th place. Racing for the Twins class gets started this afternoon with race 1.

King of the Baggers

Troy Herfoss claimed overall pole position for the King of the Baggers class. Qualifying 2 was plagued with a number of issue that didn’t really allow the riders to get into the rhythm to set their best laps. Kyle Wyman was able to split the Indians and will start P2 on the grid for Race 1. Defending champion Hayden Gillim has his work cut out for him. Gillim will start from P5 after setting a best. 1m51.239s lap time. His Teammate Rocco Landers sufferes from shifting issues during the session which never allowed him to start developing his lap pace. Ultimately he was able to go out and run a lap good enough to starts P9 but Landers will be dissapointed because the bike issues continue to plague him and hinder his performance.

Super Hooligans

The Indians got the best of the Harley’s in qualifying after both Tyler O’Hara and Troy Herfoss finished ahead of Travis Wymans and Corey West who were aboard their Saddleman Harley Davidsons.