Daytona International Speedway today unveiled the course design for the 51st annual DAYTONA Supercross, the longest continuous Supercross race in America dating back to 1971. The DAYTONA Supercross is scheduled for Saturday evening, March 6, at the World Center of Racing and for the 14th consecutive year will feature a course designed by five-time DAYTONA Supercross champion and the “greatest of all time” Ricky Carmichael.
Carmichael lends his signature design to create one of the most grueling and challenging courses on the Supercross circuit. The course will sport obstacles never before seen at DAYTONA including the “over-under bridge” with riders racing across the bridge while other riders battle for position beneath them. With the start gate returning to pit road this year, riders will launch full throttle towards the fans on the Frontstretch to start the race before taking the action in the counter-clockwise direction.
"I am really excited to be a part of the track design once again for this year's running of the DAYTONA Supercross,” Carmichael said. “It's fun coming up with a new track idea for the toughest and most unique race of the Supercross season. The over-under bridge will give us some new options with the course design that we haven't seen before and it will also add an exciting element for the fans. This year has one of the most stacked fields of riders the two series have ever seen and they all know the run to the championship starts at DAYTONA. I can't wait to watch these guys do battle on Saturday night."
The high-flying, crowd-pleasing DAYTONA Supercross is fun for the entire family. Tickets for the 51st annual DAYTONA Supercross, a Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship event, start at just $45. Kids 6-12 are $15 and ages 5 and under are free in select seating areas.
“The 51st annual DAYTONA Supercross honors another of our hallowed traditions here at the World Center of Racing,” said Chip Wile, President of Daytona International Speedway. “The DAYTONA Supercross is an iconic event for us and offers fans an incredible evening of racing under the lights at one of the most demanding tracks on the circuit. The 2021 course design adds to its excitement and can’t-miss racing action.”
As a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the DAYTONA Supercross will be conducted in accordance with enhanced safety protocols and procedures. All guests will be screened before entering the facility and will be required to wear face coverings while maintaining six feet social distancing throughout their visit.
Also returning in 2021 will be the 12th annual Ricky Carmichael Amateur Supercross on Sunday, March 7 and Monday, March 8. Amateur supercross racers have an opportunity to test their skills on a slightly modified version of the same course used in the DAYTONA Supercross. Following the Ricky Carmichael Amateur Supercross will be the Daytona Vintage Supercross (DVSX) and ATV Supercross, both of which take place on Tuesday, March 9. For more information, visit https://racedaytona.com.
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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.
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