RC Daytona AM SX ReturnsMonday, December 3, 2012 | 2:05 PM
Monster Energy Ricky Carmichael Daytona Amateur Supercross
Returns With Two-Day Racing Format
Morgantown, W.Va. - MX Sports is pleased to announce the return of the 4th Annual Monster Energy Ricky Carmichael Daytona Amateur Supercross Championship (RCSX) to the legendary Daytona International Speedway. This prestigious amateur race will take place Sunday, March 10 and Monday, March 11, following Saturday's Daytona Supercross by Honda.
This year will once again feature two full-days of racing, offering amateur racers even more track time and class options throughout the weekend. Highlighted changes for 2013 include the addition of the Masters (50+) class and the splitting of the 450 C and 250 C classes into two age-appropriate categories: (14-21) and (22+).
"MX Sports put great consideration into revising the classes for 2013 in order to provide greater opportunities for our participants," said Event Director Tim Cotter. "Based off the high participation numbers in the past, our team made the decision to split the 450 C and 250 C classes into two categories in order to give racers more time on the track and an even greater opportunity to make the main event."
Amateur racers once again have the unprecedented opportunity to compete on one of the most prestigious motorsports grounds in the world only one day after the pros. Perhaps the most enticing factor of this event is that 15-Time Champion Ricky Carmichael will be on site all weekend long to converse with amateur racers and their families while offering up tips and advice.
"I'm excited to be back at my racing home-Daytona International Speedway-for another year of RCSX," said 15-Time Champion, Ricky Carmichael. "This event has really grown into something special and it's cool to be a part of such a great opportunity for amateur racers. I'm looking forward to watching some great amateur racing at Daytona."
The class structure includes classes for youth riders on 50cc bikes all the way up to vet and senior classes. The race will follow a supercross format, using heat races and last chance qualifiers to seed the field of riders into a main event in each class, over the course of two days. Unlike the Loretta Lynn Ranch format, riders do not need to qualify at other races in order to participate in the Daytona event. Because of the supercross format, please note that class entries are limited in order to give participants the utmost time on the race track.
Amateur riders and their families are encouraged to come down early and camp on the Daytona infield, where hookups are available. Move in, sign up and camping begin on Friday, March 8, so amateur families can watch the pros compete on Saturday night in the Daytona Supercross. Amateur racing takes place on Sunday, March 10 and Monday, March 11.