MX Sports News Release
Morgantown, W.Va. (February 10, 2012) – American Suzuki has stepped up this year to offer amateur racers over $18,000 in contingency at the 3rd Annual Ricky Carmichael Daytona Amateur Supercross. This prestigious event, taking place Sunday, March 11 and Monday, March 12, hosts two full days of amateur racing at Daytona International Speedway, following Saturday’s Daytona Supercross by Honda.
“American Suzuki’s support will be in full affect this year, offering DOUBLE contingency, totaling $18,900 that will be up for grabs!” said Pat Alexander, Amateur Race Support Manager. “We’ll also have our trackside support on hand to keep our amateur competitors in top racing form.”
This year’s expanded race schedule features longer races and practices, with more class options, to give racers even more track-time over the course of the weekend. In addition to posting a double contingency program for 2012, Suzuki will have their amateur trackside support team on hand to assist Suzuki riders, as well as the introduction of Suzuki Camp Carmichael.
“As a Suzuki racer, we have some exciting news coming soon about the all-new Suzuki Camp Carmichael!” Alexander added. “Suzuki Camp Carmichael is going to be a unique, once in a lifetime experience to train with the GOAT at his personal facility in Florida. So get your bikes prepped, and get ready to race, because 2012 is going to be the year to be on a Suzuki!”
The RCSX 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.
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 two-day amateur event follows a supercross format, using heat races and last chance qualifiers to seed the field of riders into a main event in each class. Classes are available for youth riders on 50cc bikes all the way up to Vet and Senior classes. Riders do not need to qualify at other races in order to participate in the RCSX at Daytona. 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.