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Ricky Carmichael Daytona Amateur Supercross Championship Returns to Daytona International Speedway o


MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (December 2, 2015) – The Seventh Annual Ricky Carmichael Daytona Amateur Supercross (RCSX), sanctioned by AMA, once again returns to Daytona International Speedway in 2016 for the biggest two-day amateur Supercross event in the world. Amateur racing will kick off Sunday, March 6 after Saturday night’s Daytona Supercross by Honda. Classes are offered for racers of all ages and skill levels, with the finals continuing on Monday, March 7.

“It is truly a pleasure to be approaching our seventh year of amateur supercross on the legendary Daytona International Speedway,” said Tim Cotter, Director of MX Sports. “We have been able to design a supercross track suitable for all ages and skill levels with the help of 15-time Champion Ricky Carmichael. However, the track will still maintain the same historic element that the best athletes of the world just competed on the night before.”

With 35 years of experience operating the AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship at the historic Loretta Lynn Ranch, MX Sports is looking forward to producing this special two-day amateur supercross event at the World Center for Speed, Daytona International Speedway. Unlike the National format, riders do not need to qualify to participate at the event.

The class structure includes 35 classes for youth riders on 50cc bikes all the way up to vet and senior classes. The race will follow a supercross format, using heat races and last chance qualifiers to seed the field of riders into a main event in each class, over the course of two days.

“I’m really looking forward to returning to Daytona International Speedway for the seventh straight year in 2016,” said 15-Time Champion, Ricky Carmichael. “RCSX has grown into one of the premier amateur races of the year and with a legendary backdrop like Daytona International Speedway, it is truly a unique experience. I look forward to hanging out with the riders and families and can’t wait to watch these guys and girls leave it all on the track in their journey to a number one plate.”

Amateur riders and their families are encouraged to come down early and camp on the Daytona infield, where hookups are available. Move in, sign up and camping begin on Friday, March 4, so amateur families can watch the pros compete on Saturday night in the legendary Daytona Supercross by Honda, as each rider’s entry comes with a ticket to the pro event. Amateur racing takes place on Sunday, March 6 and Monday, March 7.

To reserve your gate position for the 2016 RCSX please click HERE.

The Seventh Annual Ricky Carmichael Daytona Amateur Supercross Championship will take place Sunday, March 6 through Monday, March 7 at the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida. Monday’s main events will return to RacerTV.com for live broadcasts, giving race fans across the country the opportunity to tune in and watch their favorite amateur racers battle for a number one plate.

RCSX serves as the opening round of the 2016 American Motocross Majors, making it among the five premier amateur motocross events in the country. The event will include OEM support, contingency along with the industry’s leading companies in attendance following the pro racing action. Long-time event sponsors who have helped build this event into a mainstay on the schedule, will return to support and activate during the weekend.

For additional information, visit the series official website at www.racedaytona.com or call (304) 284-0101.

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