MX Sports – News Release
Morgantown, W. Va. (March 9, 2012) – MX Sports is pleased to welcome back Oakley as a supporter of the 3rd Annual Monster Energy Ricky Carmichael Amateur Supercross at Daytona, taking place Sunday, March 11 and Monday, March 12 in Daytona, Fla. This two-day amateur racing event follows Saturday night’s Daytona Supercross By Honda, where the fastest pro racers in the world will compete on the hollowed grounds of Daytona International Speedway.
As a longtime sponsor of Ricky Carmichael’s racing efforts, and continued supporter of his current program, Oakley has been an avid supporter of this Carmichael-endorsed event since the beginning in 2010.
“Oakley has been involved in amateur motocross for quite some time now and we at MX Sports value their participation in amateur racing,” said Tim Cotter, MX Sports Event Director. “It’s also great to see so many of Ricky’s personal sponsors step up to support this event, helping this race to become the premiere amateur supercross in the world.”
Registration will be available at the event and move-in for amateur racers will take place throughout the day 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 Main Events will follow.
About Daytona Amateur Supercross Championship
The Monster Energy Ricky Carmichael Amateur Supercross at Daytona, produced by MX Sports and held in conjunction with the Daytona AMA Supercross, offers an opportunity for amateurs to compete on some of the most prestigious motorsports grounds in the world – Daytona International Speedway. 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.