DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (September 22, 2010) - AMA Pro Racing and Daytona International Speedway have announced a new schedule for the traditional Daytona 200 Week. This year the famous Daytona 200 AMA Pro race will be held as the closing event to Daytona 200 Week on Saturday, March 12, 2011.
The Daytona 200 will once again be run as a day race, reverting back to the more traditional time.
The Daytona Supercross, the birthplace of Supercross in the United States and the longest continuous Supercross event in America since 1971, will now kick off the Daytona 200 Week schedule on Saturday night, March 5, 2011.
The Second Annual Ricky Carmichael Amateur Supercross will now be on Sunday, March 6, 2011.
Other changes to the event will be the running of the AMA Pro SuperBike races on Friday, March 11 and Saturday, March 12, 2011. Also racing on Friday and Saturday will be the AMA Pro SuperSport series. Joining the traditional AMA Pro Road Racing line up in 2011 will be the AMA Pro Vance & Hines XR1200 Series.
"Moving the Daytona 200 and Daytona Supercross to stand-alone weekends will further allow us to grow both events as well as the remainder of the March motorcycle schedule," Daytona International Speedway President Joie Chitwood III said. "This new-look schedule gives motorcycle fans a better opportunity to enjoy all the different racing events that are showcased at the 'World Center of Racing.'"
The AMA Pro Flat Track events at the Daytona Flat Track are scheduled for Thursday, March 10 and Friday, March 11, 2011.
"We are once again delighted to be returning to Daytona for our season opening races," said David Atlas, Chief Operating Officer of AMA Pro Racing. "The historic significance of the Daytona International Speedway to the sport of motorcycle racing is well known and we are pleased that the full spectrum of AMA Pro Racing will be on display. The realignment of the events will showcase all of AMA Pro Racings stars in road racing, Supercross and flat track and will provide fans a fantastic opportunity to see their heroes performing at the highest levels at the 'World Center of Racing.'"
Tickets for the Daytona 200 Week events are on sale, please call 1-800-PITSHOP or visit www.daytonainternationalspeedway.com. Please also visit www.amaproracing.com for complete event and series information.
AMA Pro Racing is the premier professional motorcycle racing organization in North America, operating a full schedule of events and championships for a variety of motorcycle disciplines. Learn more about AMA Pro Racing at www.amaproracing.com.