2012 Ricky Carmichael Daytona Amateur Supercross
Amateur SX riders who compete aboard Suzuki motorcycles will have some extra incentive at the 3rd Annual Ricky Carmichael Daytona Amateur Supercross event March 11-12.
American Suzuki Motor Corporation (ASMC) will offer Suzuki riders $18,900 in contingency during the event at Daytona International Speedway, which includes two full days of amateur racing following Saturdays’ AMA Supercross round.
Pat Alexander (ASMC Amateur Race Support Manager) says: "American Suzuki has enjoyed a long and successful relationship with legendary racer Ricky Carmichael. We are honored and excited to support Carmichael’s event.
"Suzuki’s support will be in full affect this year because we’re offering double contingency. A total of $18,900 will be up for grabs. We’ll also have our trackside support on hand to keep our amateur competitors in top racing form."
During the Daytona amateur Supercross races, Suzuki will also offer track-side support to assist Suzuki riders. Suzuki will also preview an upcoming training program for amateur riders, titled Suzuki Camp Carmichael.
Pat Alexander says: "Suzuki is very excited about the potential of Suzuki Camp Carmichael. Over the years, our factory-supported Supercross and Motocross teams have come to rely on Carmichael’s extensive expertise and advice. Now, we want to share that with our amateur riders.
"The goal is for Suzuki Camp Carmichael to be a unique, once-in-a-lifetime experience where young riders can train with the GOAT at his personal facility in Florida. So get your bikes prepped, and get ready to race, because 2012 is going to be the year to be on a Suzuki!"
This year’s expanded race schedule features longer races and practices, with more class options, to give racers more track time over the course of the weekend. The RCSX class structure includes 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. Unlike the Loretta Lynn Ranch format, riders do not need to qualify at other races in order to participate in the Daytona event, Suzuki says.
Stay tuned for the announcement of ASMC’s complete 2012 Contingency Program.