Third Annual Ricky Carmichael Daytona Amateur Supercross Offers Over $50,000 in Contingency
The third annual Ricky Carmichael Daytona Amateur Supercross is set to give away over $50,000 in amateur contingency awards to racers participating in this year’s two-day event. Amateur racing kicks off Sunday, March 11, and for the first time ever, runs into Monday, giving racers more time on the coveted Daytona Supercross track.
Amateur racers and their families are invited to watch Saturday’s Daytona Supercross by Honda, before taking to the very same dirt that professional motocross and supercross racing icons such as Ryan Villopoto, James Stewart and Ryan Dungey compete on the night before. This year’s expanded race schedule features longer races and practices, with more class options, to give racers even more track-time over the course of the weekend.
“We are very excited that this event has the support of Honda, Suzuki, Kawasaki, KTM and Motorcycle Superstore,” said Event Director, Tim Cotter. “In today’s economy, our racing families are looking for all of the support they can get.”
In addition to their generous contingency programs, manufacturer’s such as Honda, Suzuki and KTM will have trackside support teams on site to lend a hand to racers on each respective brand.
The RC SX class structure includes classes for youth riders on 50cc bikes all the way up to vet and senior classes. The race will follow a supercross format, using heat races and last chance qualifiers to seed the field of riders into a main event in each class, over the course of two days. Unlike the Loretta Lynn Ranch MX format, riders do not need to qualify at other races in order to participate in the Daytona event.