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Six-Time AMA Motocross and Supercross Champion Jeff Stanton Named Grand Marshal for DAYTONA Supercross

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The AMA Motorcycle Hall of Famer returns to The World Center of Racing

 DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (February 28, 2024) – Daytona International Speedway has named Jeff Stanton Grand Marshal for the 54th annual DAYTONA Supercross, giving riders the command to fire up their engines before tackling another grueling course from Ricky Carmichael.

 

“Jeff Stanton isn’t just an AMA Supercross and Motocross legend, he’s a Daytona legend as well,” said Daytona International Speedway President Frank Kelleher. “Winning this event four times, let alone four years in a row, puts you on a whole different level. We’re pumped to have Jeff back at the World Center of Racing, and I can’t wait to hear the fans’ reaction to his command.”

 

Stanton stacked his championships across AMA 250cc Motocross and AMA Supercross, earning titles in both series during the 1989, 1990 and 1992 seasons, ending his stint with six total series champion tallies. During those years, Stanton also claimed the crown of DAYTONA Supercross Champion, winning the coveted event four consecutive years from 1989 – 1992.

 

Stanton’s legacy doesn’t just span across AMA but across the entire world of motor racing as well. He won the 250cc U.S. Grand Prix of Motocross three years in a row while competing in the FIM Motocross World Championship. His performances in the Motocross des Nations, considered the “Olympics of Motocross” were enough to leave an imprint on all nations watching and competing. Stanton tackled the courses with a vengeance in Germany in ’89, Sweden in ’90 and the Netherlands in ‘91, leading Team USA to victory and extending the US’s winning streak to 11 years in a row.

 

It is a privilege to be a part of the 2024 DAYTONA Supercross,” said Stanton. “This event and Bike Week was my favorite race each year. It always kickstarted my championship drive.”

 

The 54th annual DAYTONA Supercross takes place on March 2, 2024, with riders taking on another challenging Ricky Carmichael designed course, under the lights at Daytona International Speedway as part of Bike Week Presented by Monster Energy.  

 

Bike Week is a ten-day motorcycle celebration kicking off on March 1, and continuing through March 10, featuring the intense, high-speed racing of the DAYTONA 200 on March 7-9.  

 

To purchase tickets or for more information on DAYTONA Supercross or Bike Week Presented by Monster Energy, please visit www.daytonainternationalspeedway.com. 

 

Fans can also stay connected with Daytona International Speedway via www.daytonainternationalspeedway.com, on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, as well as the all-new NASCAR Tracks App, for the latest speedway news.  

 

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. Some of the exciting racing events include January’s Rolex 24 At DAYTONA and Roar Before The Rolex 24, February’s DAYTONA 500 and Speedweeks Presented by AdventHealth, March’s Bike Week At DAYTONA Presented By Monster Energy, featuring DAYTONA Supercross and the DAYTONA 200, the August Coke Zero Sugar 400 weekend, and much more. The Speedway grounds are also used extensively for other events that include concerts (Welcome to Rockville, Heroes Honor Festival, etc.), sporting events (DAYTONA Soccer Fest, CLASH DAYTONA, etc.) civic and social gatherings, car shows, photo shoots, production vehicle testing and police motorcycle training.     

 

About the Monster Energy AMA Supercross Championship 

Monster Energy AMA Supercross is the most competitive and highest-profile off-road motorcycle racing championship on the planet. Founded in America and sanctioned by the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) since 1974. Over 17 weeks, Supercross attracts some of the largest and most impressive crowds inside the most recognizable and prestigious stadiums in North America to race in front of nearly one million live fans and broadcast to millions more worldwide. For more information, visit SupercrossLIVE.com. 

 

About Feld Motor Sports 

Feld Motor Sports, Inc. is the worldwide leader in producing and presenting specialized arena and stadium-based motorsports entertainment. Properties include Monster Jam®, Monster Energy AMA Supercross, and the SuperMotocross World Championship. Feld Motor Sports, Inc. is a subsidiary of Feld Entertainment, Inc. Visit monsterjam.com, SupercrossLIVE.com, and feldentertainment.com for more information. 

 

About the SuperMotocross World Championship 

The SuperMotocross World Championship™ is the premier off-road motorcycle racing series that combines the technical precision of stadium racing with the all-out speed and endurance of outdoor racing. Created in 2022, the SuperMotocross World Championship combines the Monster Energy AMA Supercross Championship and the AMA Pro Motocross Championship into a 31-event series that culminates in a season-ending two round playoff and SuperMotocross World Championship Final. Visit SuperMotocross.com for more information. 

 

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 americanmotorcyclist.com.