FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Ricky Carmichael Daytona Supercross Championship Returns to
Daytona International Speedway on March 10 – 12
Vintage Racing to Take Place on Tuesday, March 12
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (December 11, 2018) – MX Sports is pleased to announce that online registration is now open for the Ricky Carmichael Daytona Supercross (RCSX), sanctioned by the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA). For the tenth year, Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida will host the biggest three-day amateur supercross event in the world.
The action kicks off Saturday evening with the Vintage Off-Road Motorcycle Show hosted in the Fan Zone alongside the Daytona Pro Supercross. Amateur racers take to the track on Sunday, March 10th for qualifying, then conclude on Monday, March 11 with the main event motos. Daytona Vintage Supercross (DVSX) will premiere on Tuesday, March 12th featuring 28 classes from Vintage (thru 1974) to Revolution (thru 2008). Finally, AMA ATV Pro Racing will thrill fans once again on Tuesday, March 12th in conjunction with DVSX. All Main events will be broadcast LIVE on RacerTV.com.
The combination of Daytona’s facility and Ricky Carmichael’s leadership makes for an unforgettable weekend. MX Sports, the same organization that hosts the largest motocross race in the world - Rocky Mountain ATV*MC AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship presented by Lucas Oil at Loretta Lynn Ranch – always looks forward to producing this special three-day program. Unlike the Loretta Lynn Amateur National format, riders do not need to qualify to participate at the event.
“It is hard to fathom that we have been racing the Ricky Carmichael Amateur Supercross for 10 years! Over the years we have seen our young riders develop into the stars of motocross and supercross,” said Director of MX Sports, Tim Cotter. “This year we will celebrate the heritage of our sport and Daytona International Speedway with the first ever Daytona Vintage Supercross.”
The class structure includes classes for youth riders on 50cc bikes all the way to Golden Masters (60+). The race will follow a supercross format, using heat races and last chance qualifiers to seed the field of riders into a main event in each class, over the course of two days.
Amateur riders and their families are encouraged to come down early and camp on the Daytona infield where hookups are available. Move-in, check-in and camping begins on Friday, March 8, so amateur families can watch the pros compete on Saturday night at the legendary Daytona Supercross.
“I cannot wait to see the old bikes back on the track,” continued Director of MX Sports, Tim Cotter. “Coming to Daytona International Speedway never gets old, its hallowed grounds for all things racing. We are looking forward to hosting the best amateur racers in the world this March.”
The tenth annual Ricky Carmichael Daytona Supercross Championship will take place Sunday, March 10 through Tuesday, March 12 at the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida. Monday’s main events will return to RacerTV.com for live broadcasts, giving race fans across the world the opportunity to tune in and watch their favorite amateur racers battle for a number one plate.
RCSX will once again serve as the opening round of the American Motocross Majors, which is composed of five premier amateur motocross events in the United States. This event will include OEM support, rider contingency, along with the industry’s leading companies in attendance following the pro racing action. In addition, many long-time sponsors will provide on-site activation and support throughout the three-day event.
For more information on the Ricky Carmichael Daytona Supercross, visit the series official website at www.racedaytona.com or call (304) 284-0101. Join the conversation on the event’s social media channels, along with receiving the most up-to-date news and exclusive content.
About Ricky Carmichael Daytona Supercross:
The Ricky Carmichael Daytona Supercross event is the world’s largest three-day amateur supercross event. Hosted annually since 2010 at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida, the class structure includes 34 classes from youth riders on 50cc bikes all the way to Golden Masters (60+). The race follows a supercross format, using heat races and last chance qualifiers to seed the field of riders into the main event in each class. In collaboration with 15-time champion Ricky Carmichael this event is produced by MX Sports, Inc., a West Virginia-based race production company and sanctioned by AMA. For more information, please visit www.mxsports.com.
About the American Motorcyclist Association:
Founded in 1924, the AMA is a not-for-profit member-based association whose mission is to promote the motorcycle lifestyle and protect the future of motorcycling. As the world's largest motorcycling rights and event sanctioning organization, the AMA advocates for riders' interests at all levels of government and sanctions thousands of competition and recreational events every year. The AMA also provides money-saving discounts on products and services for its members. Through the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame in Pickerington, Ohio, the AMA honors the heroes and heritage of motorcycling. For more information, visit www.americanmotorcyclist.com. Not a member? Join the AMA today: www.americanmotorcyclist.com/membership/join.