Last weekend at the 2012 Daytona Supercross presented by Honda, not one, but two major upsets took place. Well, one actually occurred before the weekend, but it was easily the most significant upset of the two. While the rain that doused the famed Florida circuit certainly made for one very sloppy Supercross race, the mud was not what caused the biggest change in the premier class standings.
On the Friday before the race, a press release went out from KTM Motorsports announcing that Ryan Dungey had broken his collarbone while practicing more than a week earlier. While Dungey had been able to race (and finish second) the previous weekend in St. Louis, he apparently had already been injured and just gritted through the race. Dungey had been second in the points chase, just 13 points behind Ryan Villopoto. By dropping out of the series, James Stewart effectively inherited Dungey?s place in the standings.