PICKERINGTON, OH – March 2, 2018 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – The 77th Annual Daytona Bike Week features American Motorcyclist Association-sanctioned events for riders, racers and motorcycle fans of all ages.
Bike Week runs from March 9 through March 18 in Daytona Beach, Fla. Those attending are encouraged to get involved in the many AMA events taking place during the week.
The 2018 AMA National Gypsy Tour, kicks off during Bike Week, with two locations for road riding enthusiasts to visit March 9 through March 17.
One spot is outside Daytona International Speedway and features this year’s AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame raffle bike.
The second AMA National Gypsy Tour tent is on Beach Street near Riverfront Park, across from Indian Motorcycle Daytona Beach.
Both locations offer Bike Week attendees the opportunity to sign up for an AMA membership. Current AMA members may stop by either location to pick up a Gypsy Tour pin.
For those who want to get an early start on the action, Dixie Dual Sport has scheduled its 22nd Annual Devil’s Creek ride for March 2-4, starting in Brooksville, Fla. For more information, visit www.dixiedualsport.com/devilscreek.
The rest of the schedule includes:
Friday, March 9
Round 1 of the AMA All-Star National Flat Track Series, an AMA featured series, at Oglethorpe Speedway Park in Pooler, Ga. The race features amateur and professional racers of all ages competing on a half-mile course. Visit www.stevenaceracing.com for more information.
Saturday, March 10
Oglethorpe Speedway Park hosts Round 1 of the 2018 AMA Daytona Bike Week Flat Track Championship Series, an AMA Major Event. The race is in conjunction with the first round of the 2018 AMA Vintage Dirt Track National Championship series. More information is available at www.stevenaceracing.com.
Round 1 of the 2018 AMA Vintage Dirt Track National Championship Series takes place at Oglethorpe Speedway Park, alongside the AMA Daytona Bike Week Flat Track Championship. This event features vintage motorcycles racing on a half-mile course. To learn more, visit the Dirt Track Racing page on www.americanmotorcyclist.com.
The Florida Trials Association Motorcycle Club Inc. is hosting a two-day observed trials at Hardrock Motorcycle Park, 6849 N.W. Gainesville Road, Ocala, Fla. More information is available at www.floridatrials.net.
The 2017 Grand National Cross Country Series, an AMA National Championship, begins its two-day event with off-road ATV racing on Saturday, March 10 in Palatka, Fla. For more information visit www.gnccracing.com.
The stars of AMA Supercross fly into Daytona International Speedway for Round 8 of the Monster Energy AMA Supercross Championship on March 10. Ticket information is available at www.daytonainternationalspeedway.com.
Sunday, March 11
The AMA Organizer update meeting takes place from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Residence Inn Daytona Beach Speedway/Airport. AMA Riding/Racing Program Development Manager Joe Bromley will be presenting and answering questions on a number of topics related to sanctioning, chartering and volunteering. If you are interested in attending, RSVP to Serena Van Dyke at (800) 262-5646, ext. 1241 or email [email protected].
Round 2 of the AMA All-Star National Flat Track Series takes place at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla. The race features amateur and professional racers of all ages competing on a half-mile course. Visit www.stevenaceracing.com for more information.
The second day of the observed trials by the Florida Trials Association Motorcycle Club Inc. is on March 11 at Hardrock Motorcycle Park, 6849 N.W. Gainesville Road, Ocala, Fla. More information is available at www.floridatrials.net.
The Grand National Cross Country Series, an AMA National Championship, continues with the second day of its two-day racing event, as motorcycles race the off-road course on Sunday, March 11 in Palatka Fla. To learn more, visit www.gnccracing.com.
The AMA-sanctioned Ricky Carmichael Daytona Amateur Supercross takes to the track inside the Daytona International Speedway on Sunday, March 11, for a two-day event. The race features some of the country’s fastest amateur motorcycle racers on the same track professional Supercrossers raced on the night before. More information is available at www.racedaytona.com.
Monday, March 12
AMA Board Chair Maggie McNally-Bradshaw will be a participant at the first Women in Racing Conference, hosted by MX Sports and Racer Productions. The event takes place in the Daytona International Speedway Pressroom from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., with a working lunch served. The goal of the one-day conference is to conduct an in-depth inventory and evaluation of the current women’s racing programs and an examination of their performance. Women involved in all forms and at all levels of motorsports racing are invited to attend. To reserve your seat, email [email protected] or call Dana at (304) 284-0084.
Round 2 of the Daytona Bike Week Flat Track Championship, an AMA Major Event, is at Volusia Speedway Park. The race is in conjunction with Round 2 of the AMA Vintage Dirt Track National Championship. For more information, visit www.stevenaceracing.com.
Volusia Speedway Park also plays host to Round 2 of the AMA Vintage Dirt Track National Championship Series on March 12 in. Visit the Dirt Track Racing page on www.americanmotorcyclist.com to learn more.
Ricky Carmichael Daytona Amateur Supercross will host the second day of its two-day event at the Daytona International Speedway. To learn more visit www.racedaytona.com.
Tuesday, March 13
The third and final round of the Daytona Bike Week Flat Track Championship, an AMA Major Event, takes place on the short track at Volusia Speedway Park. Go to www.stevenaceracing.com to learn more.
Professional racers from the AMA Pro ATV Motocross National Championship compete on the Supercross track inside the Daytona International Speedway on March 13 at the Daytona ATV Supercross. Amateur ATV Supercross racing is also included. Details on the amateur classes and other event information are available at www.atvmotocross.com.
Round 3 of the AMA Vintage Dirt Track National Championship Series will take place on the short track at Volusia Speedway Park. More information about this event is available on the Dirt Track Racing page at www.americanmotorcyclist.com.
Wednesday, March 14
The Daytona 200 Motorcycle Club hosts a road run. For more information, visit the club’s website at www.daytona200mc.com.
Friday, March 16
In preparation for the AMA-sanctioned Daytona 200 and other road racing activity at Daytona International Speedway during Bike Week, road racers will practice March 16 at Daytona International Speedway. Visit www.daytonainternationalspeedway.com to get tickets.
American Sportbike Racing Association and Championship Cup Series racers have practice March 16 at the Daytona International Speedway. To find out which classes are practicing and the times, visit www.asraracing.com and ccsracing.us for details.
Saturday, March 17
The 77th running of the world-famous Daytona 200 takes place at 1 p.m. at the Daytona International Speedway on March on 17. The 200-mile features both national and international racers competing on a 3.51-mile speedway/infield road course. For ticket information, go to www.daytonainternationalspeedway.com.
Sunday, March 18
The American Sportbike Racing Association and Championship Cup Series racers compete at Daytona International Speedway on March 18 in a variety of classes. For a full list of classes visit www.asraracing.com.
Daytona Bike week also features multiple rides and races organized by AMA-chartered clubs and promoters, along with the thousands of AMA members who attend the event each year. All AMA riding and racing events can be found on the AMA calendar at www.americanmotorcyclist.com.
About the American Motorcyclist Association
Founded in 1924, the AMA is a not-for-profit member-based association whose mission is to promote the motorcycle lifestyle and protect the future of motorcycling. As the world’s largest motorcycling rights and event sanctioning organization, the AMA advocates for riders’ interests at all levels of government and sanctions thousands of competition and recreational events every year. The AMA also provides money-saving discounts on products and services for its members. Through the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame in Pickerington, Ohio, the AMA honors the heroes and heritage of motorcycling. For more information, visit www.americanmotorcyclist.com.
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Source: American Motorcyclist Association