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Sep 23, 2010

Updated: Daytona 200 Will Run During The Day Saturday, March 12, 2011

New Schedule Set For 2011 Daytona 200 Week

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. The Daytona 200 Week schedule will feature a new look in 2011 with adjustments in dates for its two premier events the Daytona 200 AMA Pro Racing motorcycle race and the Daytona Supercross.

The Daytona Supercross, the birthplace of Supercross in the United States and the longest continuous Supercross event in America since 1971, will now kick off the Daytona 200 Week schedule on Saturday night, March 5.

The most historic, demanding and challenging Supercross event of the year, which has recently featured star riders such as Ryan Villopoto, James Stewart, Chad Reed, Kevin Windham and Andrew Short, previously served as the finale to the Daytona 200 Week motorcycle schedule.

The second annual Ricky Carmichael Amateur Supercross event will be scheduled for Sunday, March 6 with the Ricky Carmichael University set for Monday, March 7.

The Daytona 200, America's most historic motorcycle race, will be the finale to Daytona 200 Week on Saturday, March 12. Previously held on the Friday night of the second weekend of racing, the kick-off event to the AMA Pro Racing Daytona SportBike schedule will return to a daytime race in 2011.

"Moving the Daytona 200 and Daytona Supercross to stand-alone weekends will further allow us to grow both events as well as the remainder of the March motorcycle schedule," Daytona International Speedway President Joie Chitwood III said. "This new-look schedule gives motorcycle fans a better opportunity to enjoy all the different racing events that are showcased at the 'World Center of Racing.' "

Other significant changes to the Daytona 200 Week schedule include:

* The AMA Pro Superbike and Supersport doubleheader will be staged on Friday, March 11 and Saturday, March 12

* The AMA Pro Vance & Hines XR1200 Series, which features riders aboard specially modified Harley-Davidson XR1200 motorcycles

* The AMA Pro Flat Track events at the Daytona Flat Track are scheduled for Thursday, March, 10 and Friday, March 11

* The Amateur Flat Track events are set for Sunday, March, 6 Tuesday, March 8

"We are once again delighted to be returning to Daytona for our season opening races," said David Atlas, Chief Operation Officer of AMA Pro Racing. "The historic significance of the Daytona International Speedway to the sport of motorcycle racing is well known and we are pleased that the full spectrum of AMA Pro Racing will be on display. The realignment of the events will showcase all of AMA Pro Racing's stars in road racing, Supercross and flat track and will provide fans a fantastic opportunity to see their heroes performing at the highest levels at the World Center of Racing.' "

The Championship Cup Series (CCS) races that were traditionally held on the first weekend of Daytona 200 Week will be scheduled during the Speedway's Fall Cycle Scene events in October, 2011. American Historic Racing Motorcycle Association events, also traditionally held during Daytona 200 Week, will now be scheduled during Fall Cycle Scene.

Tickets for the Daytona 200 Week events are on sale now. For ticket information, call 1-800-PITSHOP or visit www.daytonainternationalspeedway.com




More, from a press release issued by CCS:

CCS Announces 2011 Schedule Change.

Fort Worth, TX In response to the AMA Supercross schedule change at the Daytona International Speedway, the Championship Cup Series would like to announce some changes regarding CCS events at the famed speedway. With the new Bike Week schedule, it was agreed that the best alternative was to move the sportsman motorcycle series to another venue and CCS has chosen Roebling Road Raceway to host the opening round of the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic Championship Series for 2011

The schedule change also affected the American Historic Motorcycle Racing Association, so AHRMA, CCS and DIS have agreed to include the vintage series in the Fall Cycle Scene for 2011. The expanded event will feature not only the CCS Race of Champions, but an AHRMA Double-Header with each of the historic classes running twice over the three days or racing. The event will take place during Daytona's Biketoberfest Celebration on October 14-16, giving CCS and AHRMA the perfect showcase for their competitors and fans.

The Championship Cup Series would like to thank Daytona International Speedway for all the opportunities and support they have provided CCS over the last 27 years and we look forward to working with them on the Fall Cycle Scene featuring the CCS Race of Champions in 2011.

The Championship Cup Series is the largest amateur motorcycle road racing organization in the United States with 4,000 licensed riders. The CCS Series will run 50 events at popular tracks around the United States for 2010. Tracks include Road America, Daytona, New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Firebird, Heartland Park, and Virginia International among other fine venues. In 2010 ASRA and CCS provide riders with access to nearly $10,000,000 in sponsorship awards through participation in its sanctioned events.

Join CCS and ASRA in the greatest road racing experience available today. Race CCS! To learn more visit our website at ~www.ccsracing.us~ or call us at (817) 246-1127.




More, from a press release issued by AMA Pro Racing:

AMA Pro Racing and Daytona International Speedway Set New Schedule for 2011 Daytona 200 Week

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - AMA Pro Racing and Daytona International Speedway have announced a new schedule for the traditional Daytona 200 Week. This year the famous Daytona 200 AMA Pro race will be held as the closing event to Daytona 200 Week on Saturday, March 12, 2011.

The Daytona 200 will once again be run as a day race, reverting back to the more traditional time.

The Daytona Supercross, the birthplace of Supercross in the United States and the longest continuous Supercross event in America since 1971, will now kick off the Daytona 200 Week schedule on Saturday night, March 5, 2011.

The Second Annual Ricky Carmichael Amateur Supercross will now be on Sunday, March 6, 2011.

Other changes to the event will be the running of the AMA Pro SuperBike races on Friday, March 11 and Saturday, March 12, 2011. Also racing on Friday and Saturday will be the AMA Pro SuperSport series. Joining the traditional AMA Pro Road Racing line up in 2011 will be the AMA Pro Vance & Hines XR1200 Series.

"Moving the Daytona 200 and Daytona Supercross to stand-alone weekends will further allow us to grow both events as well as the remainder of the March motorcycle schedule," Daytona International Speedway President Joie Chitwood III said. "This new-look schedule gives motorcycle fans a better opportunity to enjoy all the different racing events that are showcased at the 'World Center of Racing.'"

The AMA Pro Flat Track events at the Daytona Flat Track are scheduled for Thursday, March 10 and Friday, March 11, 2011.

"We are once again delighted to be returning to Daytona for our season opening races," said David Atlas, Chief Operating Officer of AMA Pro Racing. "The historic significance of the Daytona International Speedway to the sport of motorcycle racing is well known and we are pleased that the full spectrum of AMA Pro Racing will be on display. The realignment of the events will showcase all of AMA Pro Racings stars in road racing, Supercross and flat track and will provide fans a fantastic opportunity to see their heroes performing at the highest levels at the 'World Center of Racing.'"

Tickets for the Daytona 200 Week events are on sale, please call 1-800-PITSHOP or visit www.daytonainternationalspeedway.com. Please also visit www.amaproracing.com for complete event and series information.

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.