at Daytona International Speedway
Morgantown, W.Va. - On any normal occasion, Monday serves as the most dreaded day of the week - the start of the school week. This Monday was a little different than most, as the 2nd Annual Ricky Carmichael University (RCU) took place in conjunction with Daytona Bike Week at Daytona International Speedway. At RCU, students got to learn hands-on riding techniques with some of the most accomplished riders in Supercross.
Nearly 80 students enrolled in the 2nd Annual Ricky Carmichael University-and it's safe to say their one-day riding education will last a lifetime. Superstar riders Jeff Stanton, Jeff Emig and Damon Bradshaw joined RC and Jeannie Carmichael, RC's mother and life coach, to teach students of all ages the finer points of supercross, including jumps, corners, rhythm sections and starts.
In addition, parents and students had the chance to attend special seminars hosted by industry heavyweights. Pro Circuit's Mitch Payton and Jim "Bones" Bacon explained bike setup, MotoE's Robb Beams hosted a fitness and nutrition seminar, and On Track's Andrea Leib presented an education seminar.
After a morning breakfast and question and answer session with Carmichael, Emig, Stanton and Bradshaw, the riders got in tons of track time. Each instructor took a certain section of the track, with Emig working on starts, Bradshaw and nine-time AMA Amateur National Champion Kevin Foley working on jumps, Stanton on corners and rhythm sections, and Carmichael roaming to each station to lend his advice.
The 3rd Annual Ricky Carmichael University is slated once again to be held in conjunction with the Daytona Supercross in 2012. Date and other details will be announced in the upcoming months.
About Daytona Amateur Supercross Championship
The Ricky Carmichael Daytona Amateur Supercross Championship, produced by MX Sports, offers an opportunity for amateurs to compete on some of the most prestigious motorsports grounds in the world - Daytona International Speedway. Run in conjunction with the Daytona Pro Supercross during the first weekend in March, the Ricky Carmichael endorsed event marks the only chance during the year to take riding lessons from the Greatest of All-Time. The 2010 inaugural event sold out, filling every position on the gate, making this amateur supercross event a once in a lifetime experience for participants all ages. For more information, please visit www.mxsports.com.
About Ricky Carmichael
Ricky Carmichael is the Principal of Ricky Carmichael University. Carmichael won 102 AMA Motocross Nationals and 48 AMA Supercross main events for a record 150 major wins between 1997 and 2007. The Tallahassee, Florida resident won 10 AMA Motocross Championships and five AMA Supercross crowns, giving him a record 15 major titles in his career. After retiring from professional racing, he began pursuing a career in auto racing and was named the Most Popular Driver in the 2009 Camping World NASCAR Truck Series. Currently Carmichael is competing in NASCAR's Camping World Truck and Nationwide Series for Turner Motorsports. As for motocross, he will forever be known as "the Goat," which stands for greatest of all-time.