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Mar 1, 2007

Apparently There Is More Than Road Racing Happening At Daytona International Speedway

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. The International Master Bike Builders Show is back at Daytona International Speedway for Daytona 200 Week By Honda on March 2-10.

The International Master Bike Builders Row, which will be located along Lake Lloyd in the specialty vehicle area, will be highlighted by a display of custom choppers from top custom bike builders Donnie Smith, Aaron Greene, Eddie Trotta, Matt Hotch and Jeff Clark.

Trotta was the V-Twin Magazine Bike Builder of the Year in 2004 while Hotch and Greene are IMBBA Hall of Fame inductees. Smith, a 1995 inductee to the Sturgis Hall of Fame, will be inducted into the IMBBA Hall of Fame during this year's Daytona 200 Week By Honda.

Clark is a 17-year veteran in NASCAR as an engine specialist working for drivers such as Davey Allison, Ernie Irvan, Dale Jarrett, Rusty Wallace, and Dale Earnhardt Jr.

On Thursday, March 8, activities at the International Master Builders Row will begin at 10 a.m. and include watching a bike being built by the Chopper Chick Crew as well as a bike show where participants can have their bikes judged. Bike enthusiasts can enter the day of the show or pre-enter at www.masterbikebuilders.com

The International Master Bike Builders Row and Bike Show, which made its debut at DIS last year during Fall Cycle Scene, is free and open to the public with access through the Turn 4 tunnel and will also contain numerous motorcycle vendors, concessions and merchandise.

Tickets for any of the Daytona 200 Week By Honda events are available online at ~www.racetickets.com~ or by calling 1-800-PITSHOP.



More, from another press release issued by Daytona International Speedway:

Daytona 200 Week: The Ultimate Destination For Bikers

Kickstand City To Feature Overnight Parking, Demo Rides, Displays And More

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- There will be more things to do at historic Daytona International Speedway than watching the thrilling motorcycle racing on the 2.95-mile road course.

"The World Center of Racing" will once again host Kickstand City during Daytona 200 Week By Honda on March 1-10. In addition to offering a wide-variety of overnight parking packages, Daytona International Speedway will offer several must-see activities for any motorcycle enthusiast.

· Free demo rides: Outside of historic Daytona International Speedway, motorcycle enthusiasts can test-ride the latest and greatest motorcycles with free manufacturer demo rides. Motorcycle enthusiasts can check out displays and demo rides from manufacturers such as Honda, Kawasaki, Suzuki, Triumph, Buell, Yamaha, BMW, Harley Davidson, Victory, Vespa, Boss Hoss and more. Riders must hold a valid motorcycle driver license and DOT approved helmet in order to participate in the demo rides. Demo rides will run March 3 -9, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

· International Master Bike Builders Row and Bike Show: The International Master Bike Builders Show returns to Daytona and will run March 2-10. The International Master Bike Builders Row, which will be located along Lake Lloyd in the specialty vehicle area, will be highlighted by a display of custom choppers from top custom bike builders Donnie Smith, Aaron Greene, Eddie Trotta, Matt Hotch and Jeff Clark. On Thursday, March 8, activities at the International Master Builders Row will begin at 10 a.m. and include watching a bike being built by the Chopper Chick Crew as well as a bike show where participants can have their bikes judged. Bike enthusiasts can enter the day of the show or pre-enter at www.masterbikebuilders.com. The International Master Bike Builders Row and Bike Show, which made its debut at DIS last year during Fall Cycle Scene, is free and open to the public with access through the Turn 4 tunnel and will also contain numerous motorcycle vendors, concessions and merchandise.

· Daytona Motorcycle Marketplace: Bikers can find the nation's top aftermarket parts, accessories and apparel companies at the Daytona Motorcycle Marketplace, which will be located in the parking lot of DAYTONA USA

· Budweiser Cool Your Pipes Zone: Cool your pipes with two great names --Budweiser and Daytona International Speedway. Spend the day catching up with old friends at the Budweiser Cool Your Pipes Zone, located just outside the Speedway's twin tunnels. Enjoy a cold Budweiser and great food next to the area's largest vendor, display and demo ride marketplace.

· Daytona Experience: On Wednesday, March 7 between 7 p.m. and 10 p.m., DIS will host the Daytona Experience. For $30 per participant (rider and/or passenger), the package will include approximately two parade laps around Daytona International Speedway and two complimentary beverage tickets and live entertainment at the After Party in the NEXTEL FANZONE. Portion of proceeds generated from this event will be donated to the Boys and Girls Club of Daytona. Tickets can be purchased beginning March 2 through March 7 near the Budweiser Cool Your Pipes Zone in the Fan Walk area.

· Specialty Vehicle, Overnight Parking: Specialty vehicles and overnight tent parking are available inside "The World Center of Racing." Overnight Specialty Vehicle Parking (with electric and water hook-ups) is available for $600 per spot and overnight specialty vehicle parking (no hook-ups) is $400 per spot. Both of those packages come with two 10-day Super Infield admission tickets. Motorcycle trailer parking in the specialty vehicle area and the Orange tent camping area is $25 and overnight tent camping is free with your daily admission ticket. Outside the Speedway, West Lot camping is available for $200 per spot and motorcycling trailer parking is $100. For more information, call 1-800-PITSHOP.

· Motorcycle racing: There will be loads of motorcycle racing on the historic high banks of DIS during Daytona 200 Week By Honda. The racing schedule will include amateur and expert races from Championship Cup Series, the American Sportbike Racing Association, Vintage Road Racing, the SunTrust MOTO-ST Series, American Motorcyclist Association, AMA Supercross Series and AMA Dirt Track Series (At Daytona Beach Municipal Stadium). Racing will culminate with the 66th Daytona 200 By Honda on Saturday, March 10 and the Daytona Supercross By Honda on Friday night, March 9.

· More information on Kickstand City, log on to www.daytonainternationalspeedway.com/kickstandcity or call 1-800-PITSHOP.