DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The high-flying, two-wheel action of supercross under the lights returns to Daytona International Speedway for the Daytona Supercross by Honda on Friday, March 9. The best dirt riders in the country including circuit regulars James Stewart, Chad Reed and Kevin Windham, and AMA part-timer Ricky Carmichael visit the “World Center of Racing” to take on one of the toughest courses on the circuit.
For Carmichael, it’ll be his final start on two wheels at Daytona International Speedway. The five-time Daytona Supercross By Honda champion is making the transition from Supercross to stock cars and has a developmental contract with NASCAR team Bobby Ginn Racing.
Following are some numbers about the Daytona Supercross by Honda dirt course being built by DIRT WURX USA:
3 Number of people working on the dirt to construct the track
4 Number of tractors working to spread dirt (1 loader, 1 crawler, 2 skid steers)
30+ Jumps on the track
155 Number of dump trucks of dirt to build the course which is located on the infield tri-oval
180 Number of man-hours to build the course
600 Number of 2 x 9 Styrofoam blocks which will be used for safety along the course
3,150 Mileage (in feet) of the Supercross course from start to finish
3,520 Tons of dirt to build the track
80,000 Square feet of plastic to protect the course from the elements until the March 9th event
For information and tickets for the Daytona Supercross by Honda and the 66th Daytona 200 by Honda, visit www.racetickets.com or call 1-800-PITSHOP.