2015 Ricky Carmichael Signature-Designed Daytona Track Unveiled for Inaugural Fly Racing ATVSX Race
First Ever ATV Motocross Visit to Speedway Kicks Off 2015 Season
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (February 2, 2015) – With just over a month until the opening round of the 2015 Mtn. Dew ATV Motocross National Championship, sanctioned by AMA (ATVMX), at the iconic Daytona International Speedway, MX Sports Pro Racing and the G.O.A.T himself, Ricky Carmichael, officially unveiled the Carmichael-designed layout that will challenge the world’s best ATV riders for the very first time. The Fly Racing ATVSX debut from Daytona will follow the legendary Daytona Supercross and the Ricky Carmichael Daytona Amateur Supercross on Tuesday, March 10.
The 2015 Daytona Supercross track will feature a fresh look, highlighted by the starting gate moving to the west end of the tri-oval towards Turn 1. Additionally, the legendary Daytona racetrack will run in reverse, in a clockwise rotation, something that hasn’t been done in quite some time. Carmichael said, “It’s so cool to be able to lend a hand in designing one of the most famous tracks in supercross history, but it’s even better to bring that same design to amateur racers and ATV riders in the days that follow.”
While the track layout will be almost identical to Saturday’s Daytona Supercross by Honda-where the fastest professional racers in the world go to battle-some obstacles and turns will be revamped to accommodate the unique riding style required to navigate a 400-pound ATV across such demanding terrain.
“The track crew will have their work cut out for them as soon as the pro supercross finishes up on Saturday night,” said MX Sports Director Tim Cotter. “We’ll have all hands on deck to re-work the Daytona Supercross track and get it ready for amateur competition Sunday morning, and as soon as RCSX wraps up on Monday, we’ll be back at it again to prepare for the debut of ATVMX at the speedway.”
The inaugural Mtn. Dew ATV Motocross National Championship race at Daytona International Speedway will commence on Tuesday, March 10. Classes for this groundbreaking event are filling up quick and some classes are already sold out. For more information on available classes, please visit www.atvmotocross.com.
For more information on the 2015 Mtn. Dew ATV Motocross National Championship, visit www.atvmotocross.com. Join the conversation on the series Facebook page, follow on Twitter @ATVMXdotcom and Instagram @ATVMotocross, and be sure to always hashtag #ATVMX.
About the AMA ATV Motocross Championship
The AMA ATV Motocross Championship is the nation’s premier amateur and professional ATV motocross series, hosted at top motocross facilities nationwide. The 10-round series features the Nation’s best racers, teams and sponsors, and is America’s largest and longest-running ATV national motocross program. Since 1985, the series continues to expand and produce top talent from the amateur ranks, while premiering the professional class. For more information, please visit www.atvmotocross.com.
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