Current Race: Daytona
Saturday, March 02, 2024 6:00 PM CST
From RacerX's DC, "The Daytona Supercross by Honda has a unique and lasting place in the history of AMA Supercross. Since the series inception in 1974, Daytona International Speedway has been the centerpiece of the series. As a matter of fact, the Daytona race predates the series itself by three years—it was first held in 1971 as a stand-alone, unsanctioned event. By 1972 it was part of the Florida Winter-AMA Series, and in 1973 it was considered a round of the AMA National Motocross Championship."
"By 1974, the concept of “stadium motocross” was taking off, and it was determined that a new series would be organized that would consist of these man-made tracks in places like the infield of Daytona International Speedway and the Houston Astrodome, and even the LA Coliseum. The first series was officially called the AMA Yamaha Super Series of Stadium Motocross, but an AMA officer named Dave Despain—yes, THE Dave Despain—shortened the term in the press kit for the 1975 version of the series and just referred to it as “supercross” instead."
"At the center of it all remains Daytona, the granddaddy of them all. And while it’s undergone many changes over the years—though nothing as major as the incredible Daytona Rising project that was just completed—it’s still the same exhaustive test of man and machine, on the roughest and longest track on the circuit."
Fast forward to 2024 & the series returns to the hallow grounds of the Daytona International Speedway for round 8. The series nears the halfway point of one the tightest battles in Supercross history, as Eli Tomac looks to lock down his record-breaking 8th Daytona victory. Jett Lawrence will carry the red plate thru the tunnel Saturday & try to pick up his third win of the season.
Its time! Four 250 East riders. Four 450 riders. 3.5 million dollar budget. A chance to win a CRF110f from Storm Lake Honda. Drop the gate.
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