Speedway celebrates another successful Fall Cycle Scene
Highlighted by an inaugural 8-hour endurance race more than 100 displays and vendors on site, thousands of bikers enjoyed the sites and sounds of Fall Cycle Scene at historic Daytona International Speedway over the weekend.
|Fall Cycle Scene Highlights: |
- 2 minutes with: Nicole Hoffman 1
- Getting an autograph 1 | 2
- Monster Dash entertainment 1
- DIS Monster Dash 1 | 2
- FanWalk at Daytona International Speedway 1
- Budweiser Cool Your Pipes Zone 1
- Speedway visitors 1
- SunTrust MOTO-ST 8 Hours At Daytona
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"What a memorable weekend for racing fans and bikers who visited Daytona International Speedway last week," said Speedway President Robin Braig. "From taking a spin around the 31-degree high banks of 'The World Center of Racing' in the Monster Dash to hob knobbing with master bike builders like legendary Eddie Trotta, to witnessing the historic inaugural SunTrust MOTO-ST Series race, there was something to do for everyone that stepped on the historic grounds of DIS last week."
DIS welcomed thousands of bikers from around the world, treating them to several "must do" activities at the "World Center of Racing."
In addition to the CCS and ASRA sprint races, DIS hosted the inaugural SunTrust 8 Hours at
Daytona MOTO-ST Series race. The San Jose BMW team of Brian Parriott of Calistoga, Calif., Belgian Stephane Mertens and Nate Kern of Cherry Hill, N.J. held on to take a 14.856-second victory on their No. 46 BMW R1200 over the No. 18 M4 EMGO Suzuki SV1000S of Michael Barnes of Boca Raton, Fla., Geoff May of Gainesville, Ga. and Chris Ulrich of Lake Elsinore, Calif. In addition to claiming the overall win the BMW team took the Buell Motorcycle Company SuperSport Twins (SST) class. They took the endurance motorcycle series' inaugural event on Saturday, a race which offered $100,000 in purse and lap money. Prior to the event, every rider participated in an autograph session to the delight fans that waited in line to get the autograph of their favorite rider.
Friday's highlight included what one rider called "the No. 1 thing I had to do when I got here to Daytona." Led by a police escort and the Daytona 500 Grand Marshal Vehicle, more than 100 riders took part in the DIS Monster Dash - a parade lap around Daytona International Speedway followed by a party that included the band "Taboo" in the NEXTEL FANZONE and the Budweiser Bistro. Proceeds from the Monster Dash went to the Halifax Medical Center Women's and Children's Program.
Inside, bikers were invited through the historic Twin Tunnels and treated to International Master Bike Builder Row, a new display added to the 2006 Fall Cycle Scene activities list. Legendary builders from the International Master Bike Builders Association including Eddie Trotta, Indian Larry's Legend Cycles, Matt Hotch and Dave Perewitz showed off custom choppers.
Outside, motorcycle enthusiasts had their choice of free manufacturer demo rides from Honda, Kawasaki, Suzuki, Buell, Yamaha, BMW, Vespa, Harley-Davidson, Victory, Boss Hoss and Bourget Bike Works. Thousands of bikers also perused the Daytona Motorcycle Marketplace where the nation's top aftermarket parts, accessories and apparel companies proudly displayed their wares.
Bikers also caught up with old friends at the Budweiser Cool Your Pipes Zone, located just outside the Speedway's twin tunnels and a stones throw from the area's largest vendor, display and demo ride marketplace.