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76th Annual Daytona Bike Week to Host More Than 20 Events Sanctioned by the AMA

| 1 March 2017 12:21 pm

Daytona Bike Week
Daytona International Speedway

Courtesy of the AMA/American Motorcyclist Association
Photos by Ken Hill and Brian J. Nelson
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The 76th annual Daytona Bike Week features American Motorcyclist Association-sanctioned events for riders, racers and motorcycle fans of all ages, including a road ride and racing in several disciplines.

Bike Week runs from March 10 through March 19 in Daytona Beach, Florida. Those attending are encouraged to get involved the many AMA events taking place during the week.

Gypsy Tour
The 2017 AMA Gypsy Tour, a national series of premier road-riding events, kicks off during Bike Week. Visit the Gypsy Tour tent at the Daytona International Speedway, March 10-18, for the opportunity to win prizes and register for AMA membership. Go to www.americanmotorcyclist.com to learn more.

Friday, March 10
The first AMA-sanctioned event of Bike Week is round one of the 2017 AMA All Star National Flat Track Series, an AMA featured series, at Oglethorpe Speedway Park in Pooler, Georgia. The race features Amateur and Professional racers of all ages competing on a half-mile course. For more information, please visit www.stevenaceracing.com.

Saturday, March 11
Oglethorpe Speedway Park in Pooler, Georgia, hosts round one of the 2017 AMA Daytona Bike Week Flat Track Championship, an AMA Major Event. The race is being held in conjunction with the first round of the 2017 AMA Vintage Dirt Track National Championship Series. More information is available at www.stevenanceracing.com.

Round one of the 2017 AMA Vintage Dirt Track National Championship Series will be held on March 11 at Oglethorpe Speedway Park in Pooler, Georgia, alongside the AMA Daytona Bike Week Flat Track Championship. This event features vintage motorcycles racing on a half-mile course. To learn more, visit the Vintage Dirt Track page at www.americanmotorcyclist.com.

The Florida Trials Association Motorcycle Club Inc. is hosting a two-day Observed Trials on March 11 at Hardrock Motorcycle Park, located at 6849 N.W. Gainesville Road in Ocala, Florida. More information is available at www.floridatrials.net.

Monster Energy AMA Supercross stops at Daytona International Speedway for round eight of its series on March 11, the Daytona Supercross by Honda. Ticket information is available at www.daytonainternationalspeedway.com.

The 2017 Grand National Cross Country Series, an AMA National Championship, begins its two-day event with off-road ATV racing on Saturday, March 11, in Palatka, Florida. For more information, visit www.gnccracing.com.

GNCC racing action during the 2016 Daytona Bike Week. Photo by Ken Hill

GNCC racing action during the 2016 Daytona Bike Week. Photo by Ken Hill

Sunday, March 12
The Grand National Cross Country Series, an AMA National Championship, continues with the second day of its two-day racing event, as motorcycles race the off-road course on Sunday, March 12, in Palatka Florida. To learn more, visit www.gnccracing.com.

Round two of the AMA All Star National Flat Track Series, an AMA featured series, races at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Florida, on March 12. To find out more, visit www.stevenanceracing.com.

Ricky Carmichael Daytona Amateur Supercross takes to the track inside the Daytona International Speedway on Sunday, March 12, for a two-day event. The race features some of the country’s fastest Amateur motorcycle racers on the same track on which Professional Supercrossers raced the night before. More information is available at www.racedaytona.com.

The second day of the Observed Trials by the Florida Trials Association Motorcycle Club Inc. will be held on March 12 at Hardrock Motorcycle Park, located at 6849 N.W. Gainesville Road in Ocala, Florida. More information is available at www.floridatrials.net.

Monday, March 13
On March 13, Ricky Carmichael Daytona Amateur Supercross will host the second day of its two-day event at the Daytona International Speedway. To learn more, visit www.racedaytona.com.

Round two of the Daytona Bike Week Flat Track Championship, an AMA Major Event, will be held at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Florida, on March 13. The race is being held in conjunction with round two of the AMA Vintage Dirt National Championship. For more information, visit www.stevenanceracing.com.

Volusia Speedway Park will also host round two of the 2017 AMA Vintage Dirt Track National Championship Series on March 13 in Barberville, Florida. Visit the Dirt Track racing page on www.americanmotorcyclist.com to learn more.

Tuesday, March 14
Professional racers from the AMA Pro ATV Motocross National Championship will compete on the Supercross track inside the Daytona International Speedway for series points on March 14 at the Daytona ATV Supercross. Amateur ATV Supercross racing will also be included. Details on the Amateur classes and other event information are available at www.atvmotocross.com.

Action from the AMA Pro ATV Motocross race during Daytona Bike Week 2016. Photo by Ken Hill

Action from the AMA Pro ATV Motocross race during Daytona Bike Week 2016. Photo by Ken Hill

Round three of the Daytona Bike Week Flat Track Championship, an AMA Major Event, will conclude on March 14 at the Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Florida. Go to www.stevenanceracing.com to learn more about attending.

The third round of the AMA Vintage Dirt Track National Championship Series will take place on March 14 at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Florida. Information on the event is available on the Dirt Track racing page on www.americanmotorcyclist.com.

Friday, March 17
Daytona 200 racers will take to the track for timed practice and qualifying on March 17 at Daytona International Speedway. Visit www.daytonainternationalspeedway.com to get tickets.

American Sportbike Racing Association and Championship Cup Series racers have practice March 17 at the Daytona International Speedway. To find out which classes are practicing and at which times, visit www.asraracing.com and ccsracing.us for details.

Saturday, March 18
The 76th running of the world-famous Daytona 200 will take place at 1 p.m. at the Daytona International Speedway on March 18. The 200-mile race features both national and international racers on a 3.51-mile speedway/ infield course. For ticket information, go to www.daytonainternationalspeedway.com.

The 2016 AMA Daytona 200. Photo by Brian J. Nelson

The 2016 AMA Daytona 200. Photo by Brian J. Nelson

Sunday March 19
The American Sportbike Racing Association and Championship Cup Series racers will compete at Daytona International Speedway on March 19 in a variety of classes. For a full list of classes, visit www.asraracing.com.

On March 19, the Alligator National Enduro event will take place in Ormond Beach, Florida. The race is a part of the AMA National Enduro Series, presented by Moose, and features off-road racers from across the country. To register to race or to find out more about the event, please go to www.nationalenduro.com.

And More!
Daytona Bike week also features multiple rides and races organized by AMA-chartered clubs and promoters, along with the thousands of AMA members who attend the event each year. All AMA riding and racing events can be found on the AMA calendar at www.americanmotorcyclist.com/event/search.

About the American Motorcyclist AssociationAMA Logo 200 0001
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 www.americanmotorcyclist.com. Not a member? Join the AMA today at www.americanmotorcyclist.com/membership/join.

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