74th Daytona 200 Set for Saturday, March 14
Sent on behalf of Daytona International Speedway, promoter of the DAYTONA 200
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -
The 74th DAYTONA 200, which will showcase the return of the AMA Pro
SuperBike class to America's most historic motorcycle race, will be held
on Saturday, March 14. Tickets go on sale Monday, Aug. 4 at 9 a.m.
Earlier this year,
AMA Pro Racing announced that its premier AMA Pro SuperBike class will
return to the DAYTONA 200 in 2015. The season-opening event will be a
69-lap race contested on Daytona International Speedway's 2.91-mile
Since 2005, the
smaller-displacement motorcycles of Formula Xtreme and GoPro Daytona
SportBike have been showcased in the prestigious event. With the 2015
return of the AMA Pro SuperBikes, the top teams and riders will again
headline the historic event.
DAYTONA 200 has a long and storied history on both the sands of Daytona
Beach and on the high banks of the Speedway," Daytona International
Speedway President Joie Chitwood III said. "We're looking forward to
witnessing a new chapter in the event's history as the powerful
SuperBikes from AMA's premier class return to compete in motorcycle's
most historic and demanding race."
In addition to the
Daytona 200, the Speedway will host a full complement of AMA Pro Road
Racing classes March 12-14 with the GoPro Daytona SportBike and the
Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson Series. The AMA Pro Flat Track
doubleheader is scheduled for March 12-13.
The roots of the
DAYTONA 200 can be traced back to the sands of Daytona Beach with Ed
Kretz Sr. winning the inaugural event back in 1937 aboard an Indian. The
DAYTONA 200 moved to Daytona International Speedway in 1961 and is the
only endurance race on the AMA Pro schedule.
Danny Eslick dominated the 2014 edition of the DAYTONA 200. Eslick
became the first rider to win the DAYTONA 200 aboard a Triumph since the
late Gary Nixon in 1967 and joined a long list of motorcycle legends
that have conquered the grueling race including Scott Russell, Miguel
Duhamel, Mat Mladin, Kenny Roberts and Dick Klamforth.
off DAYTONA 200 Week on Saturday night, March 7 will be the prestigious
Daytona Supercross- the only AMA Supercross event in Florida in 2015.
The tough and challenging course will once again be designed by
Supercross legend Ricky Carmichael.
the Daytona Supercross will be the sixth annual Ricky Carmichael
Amateur Supercross on Sunday, March 8 and Monday, March 9 where amateur
Supercross racers will have an opportunity to test their skills on the
same course used in the Daytona Supercross.
Tickets for all motorcycle racing events are available by calling 1-800-PITSHOP or online at http://www.daytonainternationalspeedway.com
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About AMA Pro Road Racing:
AMA Pro Road Racing is
the premier motorcycle road racing series in North America and is
universally regarded as one of the most competitive road racing
organizations in the world. The series is comprised of four
production-based classes: AMA Pro SuperBike, AMA Pro GoPro Daytona
SportBike, AMA Pro SuperSport and the AMA Pro Vance & Hines
Harley-Davidson Series. Learn more about AMA Pro Road Racing at www.amaproracing.com/rr/.
AMA Pro Racing is the
premier professional motorcycle racing organization in North America,
operating a full schedule of events and championships for a variety of
motorcycle disciplines. Learn more about AMA Pro Racing at www.amaproracing.com.