2015 Daytona Supercross Scheduled for March 7
Daytona International Speedway to host only Monster Energy Supercross race in Florida
The Daytona Supercross, the longest continuous Supercross event in America, will be held on Saturday night, March 7 at Daytona International Speedway. The prestigious and physically demanding event will once again be the only stop in Florida for the Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, in 2015.
Tickets for the event are now on sale at www.daytonainternationalspeedway.com or by calling 1-800-PITSHOP. Advance general admission tickets start at $35 and kid tickets start at $10.
Kawasaki’s Ryan Villopoto will be riding for history in the 2015 Daytona Supercross as he looks to tie Ricky Carmichael’s record of five Daytona Supercross victories. In the 2014 edition of the Daytona Supercross, Villopoto joined Jeff Stanton as a four-time champion of the event. He has won the Daytona Supercross four times in the last five years.
“For sure, (the record) is achievable,” Villopoto said after winning the 2014 Daytona Supercross. “It’s racing. Each year we show up here, it’s a new year and a new track. A lot comes into play but certainly it’s achievable.”
Villopoto will face a tough field of challengers including James Stewart, Ryan Dungey, Ken Roczen and Justin Barcia.
If Villopoto is going to tie Carmichael’s record, he’ll have to win on a course designed by the Supercross legend. For the eight straight year, the Daytona Supercross will once again be a Ricky Carmichael Signature Design and Carmichael says the course will have a fresh look.
“I’m ready for some changes to the course,” Carmichael said. “It’s an honor to be able to design the layout for the Daytona Supercross. It’s always been a brutal and demanding race on the riders and I’ve got some new ideas on making the course even more exciting for the fans.”
Carmichael retired from Supercross in 2007 as the most decorated rider in history with 15 AMA championships and 150 wins.
Also returning in 2015 will be the sixth annual Ricky Carmichael Amateur Supercross. Scheduled for Sunday, March 8 and Monday, March 9, amateur Supercross racers will have an opportunity to test their skills on the same course used in the Daytona Supercross.
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About Daytona International Speedway
Daytona International Speedway is the home of "The Great American Race" - the Daytona 500 – as well as the Rolex 24 At Daytona sports car classic and the Daytona 200 motorcycle race. The enormous 500-acre motorsports complex also boasts one of the most diverse schedules of racing on the globe, thus earning it the title of "World Center of Racing." In addition to eight major weekends of racing activity, rarely a week goes by that the Speedway grounds are not used for events that include civic and social gatherings, car shows, photo "shoots," production vehicle testing and police motorcycle training.
About Monster Energy Supercross
Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, is an off-road motorcycle racing competition, produced inside the world’s premier stadiums, where dirt is brought in and sculpted using construction equipment. Widely regarded as the king of extreme sports, Monster Energy Supercross is considered the NASCAR of motocross. Some of the world’s greatest athletes compete in what has been described as the most physically demanding sport in existence.
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