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Work Begins On Daytona Supercross By Honda Course

Published February 23rd, 2010

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – While NASCAR Sprint Cup Series star Jamie McMurray and the No. 1 Bass Pro Shops team celebrate their Daytona 500 triumph, work is underway at Daytona International Speedway as the “World Center of Racing” is transformed into a motorcycle-enthusiast paradise.

Construction has already begun on the legendary tri-oval on the Daytona Supercross By Honda course, which was designed by five-time Daytona Supercross By Honda champion Ricky Carmichael for the third consecutive year.

Mark Barnett, a three-time National Supercross and Motocross champion, is once again building the course. This year’s course layout will have a couple of new twists such as the relocation of the starting gate to the West end of the tri-oval and placement of the finish line in the center of the track closer to the fans.

The paddock for Supercross teams will also have a new location in the blue garages, which are located adjacent to the Sprint FANZONE and will provide easier accessibility for the fans.

Daytona Supercross By Honda will host the best Supercross riders in America with top names expected to compete such as three-time and defending champion Chad Reed, Kevin Windham, Ryan Dungey, Davi Millsaps and Ryan Villopoto.

They will be battling on one of the toughest and most challenging layouts of the season in an attempt to put their name alongside greats such as Bob Hannah, Jeff Stanton, Jeremy McGrath and Ricky Carmichael as winners of the Daytona Supercross By Honda.

Here’s a look at some of the numbers behind the construction of this year’s Daytona Supercross By Honda course:

3 Number of tractors working to spread the dirt (1 loader, 1 crawler, 1 skid steer)

10 Number of dump trucks used to transport loads of dirt

38 Number of jumps on the track

175 Number of dump truck loads of dirt used to build the course on the tri-oval grass

400 Number of man-hours needed to complete the construction of the course

400 Number of 2×9 Styrofoam blocks which will be used for safety along the course

2,900 Mileage (in feet) of the Supercross course from start to finish

5,000 Tons of dirt needed to build the Supercross track

For more information and tickets for the Daytona Supercross By Honda as well as the rest of Daytona 200 Week events, visit www.daytonainternationalspeedway.com or call 1-800-PITSHOP.

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Work Begins On Daytona Supercross By Honda Course

Published February 18th, 2009

Courtesy Daytona International Speedway




DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – While Matt Kenseth and the No. 17 DeWalt Ford Roush Fenway Racing team are still celebrating their 2009 Daytona 500 win, work has already begun to transform “The World Center of Racing” into a dirt-biker’s paradise.




Construction has already begun in the legendary tri-oval of Daytona International Speedway for the Daytona Supercross By Honda course, which is designed by five-time Daytona Supercross By Honda champion Ricky Carmichael for the second consecutive year and is being built by Mark Barnett, a former Supercross Champion and three-time National Champion.




The 2009 Daytona Supercross By Honda is scheduled on a new day – Saturday, March 7 – and will feature the best riders in the world including defending race champion Kevin Windham, 2007 Daytona Supercross By Honda winner James Stewart and two-time Daytona Supercross By Honda champion Chad Reed.




Here’s a look at some of the numbers behind the construction of this year’s Daytona Supercross By Honda course, which is traditionally one of the toughest and most challenging layouts of the season:




4 – Number of people working on the construction of the dirt track




3 – Number of tractors working to spread the dirt (1 loader, 1 crawler, 1 skid steers)




40 – Number of jumps on the track (including at least 2 triples)




174 – Number of truck loads of dirt to build the course on the tri-oval grass




350 – Number of man-hours needed to complete the construction of the course




450 – Number of 2 x 9 Styrofoam blocks that will be used for safety along the course




2,970 Mileage (in feet) of the Supercross course from start to finish




6,000 Tons of dirt needed to build the Supercross track




For more information and tickets for the Daytona Supercross By Honda as well as the rest of


Daytona 200 Week By Honda events, visit http://www.daytonainternationalspeedway.com or call 1-800-PITSHOP




Image of the Ricky Carmichael designed Daytona Supercross by Honda race track



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