Morgantown, W.Va. - The 3rd 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 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, manufafturer'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 RCSX 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 format, riders do not need to qualify at other races in order to participate in the Daytona event.
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 two-day amateur event follows a supercross format, using heat races and last chance qualifiers to seed the field of riders into a main event in each class. Classes are available for youth riders on 50cc bikes all the way up to Vet and Senior classes. Riders do not need to qualify at other races in order to participate in the RCSX at Daytona. For more information, please visit www.mxsports.com.
About Ricky Carmichael
Ricky Carmichael won 102 American Motorcycle Association (AMA) Motocross Nationals and 48 AMA Supercross main events for a record 150 major wins between 1997 and 2007. The Tallahassee, Fla., 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 motocross racing, he began pursuing a career in auto racing and was named the 2009 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Most Popular Driver. Currently, Carmichael can be found in the TV booth providing color commentary on CBS and Speed's Supercross coverage. As for motocross, he will forever be known as "the Goat," which stands for greatest of all-time.