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Feb 25, 2003

49 Entries Expected For BMW BoxerCup At Daytona

From a press release issued by Daytona International Speedway:<BR><BR>BMW Motorrad International BoxerCup Joins Daytona 200 Week <BR> DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., -- The BMW Motorrad International BoxerCup will make its first-ever stop in the United States on Sunday, March 9 with a 13-lap season opener at Daytona International Speedway.<BR><BR>The BMW Motorrad International BoxerCup, which features riders aboard BMW R 1100 S motorcycles, will start at 11:30 a.m. and serve as a prelude to the 62nd Daytona 200 By Arai. <BR><BR>The Daytona 200 By Arai, the season opener to the AMA Superbike season, will follow the BMW Motorrad International BoxerCup at 1 p.m. <BR><BR>"We're thrilled to welcome the BMW Motorrad International BoxerCup to America for the first time," Speedway President Robin Braig. "We expect this series to be an exciting addition to the Daytona 200 Week schedule." <BR><BR>There will be 49 riders, including 14 competitors from the United States, battling for 13 laps on Daytona's famed 3.56-mile road course in the BMW Motorrad International BoxerCup Final. <BR><BR>Jay Springsteen, Nate Kern and Tripp Nobles are among the 14 American riders. The rest of the field will be filled with European riders from countries such as the Netherlands, Belgium, United Kingdom, France, Austria, Spain, Germany and Italy. <BR><BR>Including the season opener at Daytona, the BMW Motorrad International BoxerCup boasts a nine-race schedule that goes through France, England, Italy, Spain, Netherlands and Germany, five of which will be held as part of the MotoGP Motorcycle World Championship Series. <BR><BR>Tickets for Daytona 200 Week are available online at www.daytonainternationalspeedway.com or by calling the Speedway ticket office at (386) 253-7223. <BR> <BR> <BR>