MotoAmerica: Kevin Elliott To Be Honored Before Start Of Daytona 200

MotoAmerica: Kevin Elliott To Be Honored Before Start Of Daytona 200

© 2023, Roadracing World Publishing, Inc. From a press release issued By MotoAmerica:

MotoAmerica To Honor Kevin Elliott At Daytona International Speedway

Former CCS And ASRA President And Owner Will Be Remembered On March 11
Prior To The Daytona 200
 

IRVINE, CA (March 6, 2023) – MotoAmerica, North America’s premier motorcycle road racing series, has announced that it will hold a moment of remembrance for the late Kevin Elliott Sr. prior to the warm-up lap of the 81st running of the Daytona 200. Elliott was the president and owner of Championship Cup Series (CCS) and American Sportbike Racing Association (ASRA). He passed away on January 29 at the age of 64.

 

Kevin Elliott on the cover of the February 2016 issue of American Motorcyclist magazine, the official magazine of AMA. Photo used with permission of AMA.
Kevin Elliott on the cover of the February 2016 issue of American Motorcyclist magazine, the official magazine of AMA. Photo used with permission of AMA.

A commemorative green flag emblazoned with Elliott’s name will be used to start the warm-up lap and the flag will be presented to his family following the remembrance.

“I believe it’s important to acknowledge Kevin and the work he did in keeping the Daytona 200 going under difficult conditions, it’s only fitting to have Kevin help start the race a final time,” said MotoAmerica COO Chuck Aksland. “We’re all headed to Daytona for the 81st running of the 200 and Kevin and his family will be in our thoughts and prayers throughout Bike Week.”

“In a time of transition for North American motorcycle road racing, Kevin Elliott and his team at ASRA/CCS stepped in to keep the tradition of the Daytona 200 going,” said Daytona International Speedway President Frank Kelleher. “His contributions to motorcycle racing overall, and Daytona International Speedway in particular, cannot be overstated.”

About MotoAmerica

MotoAmerica is North America’s premier motorcycle road racing series. Established in 2014, MotoAmerica is home to the AMA Superbike Championship as well as additional classes including Supersport, Stock 1000, Twins Cup, Junior Cup, and King Of The Baggers. MotoAmerica is an affiliate of KRAVE Group LLC, a partnership including three-time 500cc World Champion, two-time AMA Superbike Champion, and AMA Hall of Famer Wayne Rainey; ex-racer and former manager of Team Roberts Chuck Aksland; motorsports marketing executive Terry Karges; and businessman Richard Varner. For more information, please visit www.MotoAmerica.com and follow MotoAmerica on Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, Twitter, and YouTube.

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