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Pre-Registration Now Open For 12th Annual RCSX
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (December 23, 2020) – MX Sports is excited to announce that online registration is now open for the 2021 Ricky Carmichael Daytona Supercross (RCSX), sanctioned by the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA). For the twelfth year, Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida will host the largest three-day amateur supercross event in the world.
The action kicks off Saturday evening with the 51st running of the Daytona Pro Supercross. Amateur racers take to the track on Sunday, March 7th for qualifying, then conclude on Monday, March 8th with the main event motos. Daytona Vintage Supercross (DVSX) will once again take place on Tuesday, March 9th featuring 34 classes from Vintage (thru 1974) to Revolution (thru 2008), with some modern and support classes mixed in. Finally, AMA ATV Pro Racing will thrill fans once again on Tuesday, March 9th in conjunction 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 – Monster Energy AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship presented 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.
“I am really excited for this year’s RCSX event. I am thankful for the great partners we have to make this event possible,” said Ricky Carmichael. “We will continue each year to make this the best amateur race and experience in the game.”
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.
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 begin on Friday, March 5, so amateur families can watch the pros compete on Saturday night at the legendary Daytona Supercross.
“I for one cannot wait until March comes around,” said Director of MX Sports, Tim Cotter. “The Ricky Carmichael Daytona Amateur Supercross will be extra special this year. Hopefully, we will be on the heels of the pandemic and all of us will be able to get back to normal. There is no better place to get back to normal than Daytona International speedway. This iconic facility coupled with this race have made so many lasting memories for racers and families.” Cotter continued, “And for the first time ever our 250 A class is being renamed the 250 Futures and will receive Supercross points for riders to obtain a professional Supercross license.”
With the recent announcement of the Monster Energy Supercross 2021 season schedule, organizers of the Supercross Futures also announced that they will be partnering with the AMA Amateur National at Loretta Lynn’s and additional AMA Major Championships, such as RCSX, to host the Road to Supercross platform. For RCSX, this means the addition of the 250 Futures Class which will earn Supercross Futures points for 2021.
Also new to the class roster will be the Mini-E class for riders 4-8 years old. This electric-only class brings a unique fan experience to a normally roaring racetrack. And to honor our military men and women, along with first responders, the Warrior class will return to Tuesday’s DVSX program. The Warrior class is for current or retired military/first responders.
The class structure includes classes for youth riders on 51cc 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.
Due to limited seating at the Daytona Supercross to meet social distancing mitigation, this year’s RCSX ticket will not include a Pro Supercross ticket, and pricing has been reduced accordingly. Additionally, the Vintage Bike Display normally held in the Fan Zone on Saturday evening has been cancelled due to Covid-19 concerns. Guests wanting to attend Saturday's Pro Supercross can purchase tickets directly from Daytona International Speedway (DIS) HERE.
The twelfth annual Ricky Carmichael Daytona Supercross Championship will take place Sunday, March 7 through Tuesday, March 9 at the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida.
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 (RCSX):
The Ricky Carmichael Daytona Supercross is the world’s premier amateur supercross event hosted annually since 2010 at the World Center of Racing - Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida. The class structure includes 34 classes from youth riders on 51cc bikes all the way to Golden Masters (60+). The program 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 Daytona Vintage Supercross (DVSX) and AMA Pro ATV Supercross:
The Daytona Vintage Supercross was added to the event roster in 2019 and has doubled in size in one year. The program features 34 classes from Vintage (through 1974) to Evolution (through 1979, 1984, and 1986) and Revolution (through 1998 and 2008), sprinkled with some modern classes. The highlight of the race action is the AMA ATV Pro Supercross, featuring the world’s fastest Pro ATV racers. Held the Tuesday after RCSX, the program attracts vintage motorcycle enthusiasts and older riders. 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.