MX Sports and the MillCreek Spring Classic Announce Race Schedule AccommodationsWednesday, February 8, 2012 | 3:00 PM
Announce Race Schedule Accommodations
Morgantown, W.Va - Ricky Carmichael, MX Sports and MillCreek have worked together to clarify the race schedule for their respective events. Families wishing to participate in both the Ricky Carmichael Daytona Amateur Supercross (March 11 and 12) and the MillCreek Spring Classic (March 13-17) are able to do so.
The Ricky Carmichael Daytona Amateur Supercross is scheduled to be complete by 4 p.m. Monday evening, so those wishing to go to MillCreek will have no problem getting to Pell City, Alabama. According to Google, it is 515 miles from Daytona International Speedway to MillCreek Motocross Park, making the trip a smooth nine hour drive.
For those wishing to participate in the two days of racing at the Ricky Carmichael Amateur Supercross, MillCreek will be happy to make accommodations for late arrivals coming from Daytona.
"It is a pleasure to be working with Ricky and MX Sports in a combined effort to host some of the best racing opportunities for amateur riders. We will extend our late arrival hours on Monday, until 3:00 a.m., for those wishing to make the drive from Daytona. For all RCSX participants, there will be a special Tuesday morning practice before racing starts on Tuesday," said Allen McWilliams, owner of RPM Sports and MillCreek MX Park.
Daytona Amateur Supercross move-in begins at 5 p.m. Friday, followed by the Pro Supercross on Saturday. On Sunday, Amateur practice begins at 7:30 a.m., followed by Rider's Meeting and heat races. If time permits, last chance qualifying sessions (LCQ) will begin on Sunday afternoon. Monday morning kicks off with the remainder of LCQ's and the Main Events will take place throughout the day Monday.
MillCreek Spring Classic will host a three-moto format, which will begin with qualifying to fill the 40-man gate on Tuesday, March 13, 2012, following the special Ricky Carmichael Daytona Amateur Supercross late practice. For more information please contact [email protected].
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 Ricky Carmichael endorsed event marks the only chance during the year to take riding lessons from the Greatest of All-Time. The 2010 inaugural event sold out, filling every position on the gate, making this amateur supercoss event a once in a lifetime experience for participants all ages. 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.
About 2012 AMA Thor Spring Classic
The AMA Thor Spring Classic has consistently been a proving ground for amateur racers of all ages. For over 20 years, this event has seen the likes of many amateur racers like Trey Carnard, Dean Wilson, Eli Tomac and Justin Barcia pass through on their way to becoming top ranked pro riders. For 2012, the industry, sponsors, race teams and top ranked amateurs will once again, embark on this great event, beginning March 12, 2012. No pre-qualifying is necessary. The race will host a 3-moto format, using heat races to qualify the field down to a 40-man gate. The main motos will include 15-20 minutes of bar-to-bar racing with a site lap before each gate drop.