FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Ricky Carmichael Daytona Supercross Championship Returns to
Daytona International Speedway on March 8 - 9
Vintage Racing to Take Place on Tuesday, March 10
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (December 20, 2019) – MX Sports is pleased to announce that online registration is now open for the 2020 Ricky Carmichael Daytona Supercross (RCSX), sanctioned by the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA). For the eleventh year, Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida will host the biggest three-day amateur supercross event in the world.
The action kicks off with a bang Saturday evening as the Vintage Off-Road Motorcycle Show will be located in the Fan Zone as it is hosted in conjunction with the 50th running of the Daytona Pro Supercross. Amateur racers take to the track on Sunday, March 8th for qualifying, then conclude on Monday, March 9 with the main event motos. Daytona Vintage Supercross (DVSX) will once again take place on Tuesday, March 10th featuring 34 classes from Vintage (thru 1974) to Revolution (thru 2008). Finally, AMA ATV Pro Racing will thrill fans once again on Tuesday, March 10th in combination with DVSX.
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 - 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.
“We are looking forward to greeting the best amateur riders in the world at this year’s RCSX,” said Ricky Carmichael. “It is always a thrill to watch our young, and old, athletes compete at a place that is very special to me, Daytona International Speedway. The speedway has some really cool things happening to celebrate it 50th year and you will not want to miss them.”
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. To honor our military men and women, along with first responders, a newly formed class, Warrior, has been added to the order on Tuesday, March 10. The Warrior class is for 122-Open CC motorcycles, and current or retired military/first responder men and women.
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 6, so amateur families can watch the pros compete on Saturday night at the legendary Daytona Supercross.
“This is always the most exciting time of the year,” said Director of MX Sports, Tim Cotter. “The Daytona Supercross gives us reason to get out of our winter slumber and bet back on the track. This year will be extra special as Daytona celebrates the 50th running of the Daytona Supercross! Our racing families will get to be a part of all of the historical festivities and then race on the iconic infield of the Daytona International Speedway.”
The eleventh annual Ricky Carmichael Daytona Supercross Championship will take place Sunday, March 8 through Tuesday, March 10 at the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida.
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.