The American Historic Racing Motorcycle Association’s (AHRMA) Classic MotoFest at Daytona International Speedway will kick off the 2022 motorcycle racing season on January 7-9, 2022. Off-Road MX, Dirt Track, and a full slate of Road Racing will be featured.
The event, which is making its first appearance at the World Center of Racing since 2015, will include classic and modern motorcycle road racing on the famous Daytona road course and tri-oval layout, which has been the site of motorcycle racing since 1961. For the first time ever, modern and vintage sidecars will race on Daytona’s famed, 31-degree high banks.
The term “Superbike” is famous world-wide as the descriptive term for exciting sportbike racing. The very first Superbike race was held at Daytona in 1976, going on to great heights ever since. There’s nothing like the snarling big-engined Superbikes, with high handlebars and no fairings, speeding around Daytona. It’s a sight and sound to behold.
For the 2022 season AHRMA honors the Daytona Superbike legacy by presenting Vintage Superbike Heavyweight as its featured Vintage Cup class. Fittingly, the first installment of the 2022 Vintage Cup Heavyweight Superbike series will be January 8, 2022, at the place where it all started forty-five years ago…Daytona International Speedway.
In addition to this paved action there will be Vintage and Post-Vintage MX on a nearby 135-acre grassy and wooded site (the track’s Lot 7). Also featured will be night-time dirt track action on Daytona’s championship ¼-mile “flat Track” outside the west end of the speedway.
For all three days the Speedway’s infield will be open for camping. RV hook-ups are available. The family-friendly infield events will also feature a Swap Meet and Bike Show which will include local and national vintage motorcycle clubs.
General admission tickets will include access to the pits and paddock where fans can soak up the history and feel the action. Ticket information is forthcoming.
Make your plans to enjoy the sights and sounds of motorcycling history at the ‘World Center of Racing’ this coming January.
The iconic Daytona International Speedway will be the site of a host of motorsports events early in 2022, beginning with the Rolex 24 At DAYTONA in January, the 64th DAYTONA 500 as part of Speedweeks Presented by AdventHealth in February, along with the 81st Annual Bike Week At DAYTONA in March, featuring the Monster Energy AMA Supercross and DAYTONA 200. Later in the summer during Independence Day weekend, the track, in association with Torneos, will host Soccer Fest before the NASCAR Cup Series returns for the final race of the regular season with the Coke Zero Sugar 400 on Aug. 27.
The American Historic Racing Motorcycle Association Ltd. is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to restoring and competing on classic motorcycles. With about 4000 members, AHRMA is the largest vintage racing group in North America and one of the biggest in the world. The association has grown steadily over the years, reflecting the increasing interest in classic bikes.
About Daytona International Speedway
Daytona International Speedway is a state-of-the-art motorsports facility and was awarded the SportsBusiness Journal’s prestigious Sports Business Award for Sports Facility of the Year in 2016. Daytona International Speedway is the home of The Great American Race – the DAYTONA 500. Though the season-opening NASCAR Cup Series event garners most of the attention – as well as the largest audience in motorsports – the approximately 500-acre motorsports complex, also known as the World Center of Racing, boasts the most diverse schedule of racing on the globe. In addition to at least nine major event weekends, the Speedway grounds are also used extensively for events that include concerts, civic and social gatherings, car shows, photo shoots, production vehicle testing and police motorcycle training.