I havent put a blog on here in a little while so Im throwin this up.I would like to get some good detailed info on the flat track races and the new track comin up March 3rd and 4th as well as the supercross comin up soon not to mention alot more specific information and pictures of upcoming events during bike week.So I will soon till than this is whats happenin in a nutshell at the speedway during bike week.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The speed and power of motorcycle racing, free demo rides and displays and charity parade laps highlight the activities during Daytona 200 Week By Honda Feb. 26 – March 6 at historic Daytona International Speedway. Here’s a look at some of the activities that will be taking place at “The World Center of Racing” that are a must-see for motorcycle enthusiasts:
Night riders: For the second straight year, the 69th Daytona 200 By Honda Daytona Sportbike race, the prestigious season-opening event to the AMA Pro Racing season and the most historic motorcycle event in America, will be held under the lights on Friday night, March 5. Daytona International Speedway will also host the American Superbike season opener and star riders expected to be in attendance for the AMA Pro Racing events include Josh Hayes, Ben Bostrom, Jason DiSalvo, Tommy Hayden, Blake Young, Josh Herrin, Roger Lee Hayden and Jamie Hacking.
Daytona Supercross By Honda: The Daytona Supercross By Honda, the toughest and most prestigious Supercross in the country, will be held on Saturday night, March 6. The course will continue to be one of the most challenging Supercross layouts in America thanks to Ricky Carmichael’s Signature Course Design. Star riders expected to compete include three-time defending champion Chad Reed, James Stewart, Andrew Short and Ryan Villopoto.
Carmichael, a five-time Daytona Supercross By Honda champion, has designed the course that will be located in the tri-oval of historic Daytona International Speedway while Mark Barnett, former Supercross Champion and three-time National Champion, will do the construction and maintenance during the event.
New Flat Track: The AMA Pro Racing Flat Track events on Wednesday, March 3 and Thursday, March 4, will have a new home in 2010 on a quarter-mile dirt track made up of lime rock located outside Turns 1 and 2.
The new quarter-mile dirt track, which will have more than 5,000 temporary seats and lighting from Musco Lighting, will showcase Flat Track stars such as Kenny Coolbeth, Chris Carr, Jake Johnson and Joe Kopp.
Demo rides and displays: Outside of Daytona International Speedway, motorcycle enthusiasts can test-ride the latest and greatest motorcycles with free manufacturer demo rides and displays. Among the manufacturers expected to attend include Honda, Yamaha, Kawasaki, Harley-Davidson, Victory, Triumph and Boss Hoss. Riders must hold a valid motorcycle driver license and DOT approved helmet in order to participate in the demo rides.
Free admission to D5X: Daytona 500 Experience, the Official Attraction of NASCAR, will have free admission on Friday, March 5 and Saturday, March 6 and will go by the name of D5X and celebrate Daytona 200 Week By Honda with food, beverages and entertainment. The attraction is also home to the winning Daytona 500 car.
Spring Dash: It’s the ride of a lifetime – two laps around the historic Daytona International Speedway road course. On Thursday night, March 4, bike enthusiasts will get that chance in the fifth annual Spring Dash Around At Daytona. The package includes a Spring Dash T-Shirt, two parade laps around the track, an After Party in the Sprint FANZONE with live entertainment and two beverage tickets. Tickets are only $40. Tickets can be purchased at the Budweiser Cool Your Pipes Zone outside of Turn 4 on Friday, Feb. 26 – March 4, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. and are also available on www.kickstandcity.com
Bikini contest: On Saturday, March 6 between 2 p.m. – 4 p.m., the annual Hooters Bikini Contest will take place in Thunder Alley located in the Midway outside of Turn 4.
Tickets: For tickets to all the Daytona 200 Week By Honda races, including the Daytona 200 By Honda and the Daytona Supercross By Honda, call 1-800-PITSHOP or visit www.daytonainternationalspeedway.com