73rd Daytona 200 Set for Saturday, March 15, 2014

NEWS October 24, 2013


73rd Daytona 200 Set for Saturday, March 15, 2014

Photo by Brian J Nelson

On behalf of Daytona International Speedway:

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (October 24, 2013) - The 73rd Daytona 200, America’s most historic motorcycle race and the kick-off event to the GEICO Motorcycle AMA Pro Road Racing season, will be held on Saturday, March 15, 2014.

“Opening our season at Daytona International Speedway is a source of pride for AMA Pro Racing,” said Michael Gentry, Chief Operating Office of AMA Pro Racing. “The racing is always competitive, and we’re sure the fans are as excited as we are about starting the 2014 season.”

The season-opening AMA Pro GoPro Daytona SportBike motorcycle race will feature riders battling the twists and turns of Daytona International Speedway’s 3.51-mile road course for 57 laps, 200 miles.

In the 2013 Daytona 200, Graves Yamaha rider Cameron Beaubier delivered a flawless performance leading 50 of the 57 laps on his way to a 22.254-second margin of victory.

Beaubier added his name to the long list of motorcycle legends that have conquered the Daytona 200 including Scott Russell, Miguel Duhamel, Mat Mladin, Kenny Roberts, Dick Klamforth and Brad Andres.

In addition to the Daytona 200, the Speedway will host a full complement of GEICO Motorcycle AMA Pro Road Racing classes March 13-15 including the National Guard SuperBike, Motorcycle-Superstore.com SuperSport and the Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson Series. The AMA Pro Flat Track doubleheader is scheduled for March 13-14.

Kicking off Daytona 200 Week on Saturday night, March 8 will be the prestigious Daytona Supercross By Honda – the only AMA Supercross event in Florida in 2014. The tough and challenging course will once again be designed by Supercross legend Ricky Carmichael.

Tickets for all motorcycle racing events are available by calling 1-800-PITSHOP or online at http://www.daytonainternationalspeedway.com

Fans can stay connected with Daytona International Speedway on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest for the latest news all season long. Fans can follow the latest on DAYTONA Rising, the $400 million frontstretch renovation at the “World Center of Racing” by using #DAYTONARising on Twitter or visiting www.daytonarising.com.


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