Ricky Carmichael Amateur SX: $145K in Daytona ContingencyFollowing Daytona Supercross by Honda on Saturday, March 7, at Daytona International Speedway during Daytona Bike Week, the sixth annual Ricky Carmichael Daytona Amateur Supercross racing gets underway.

And this year’s Amateur SX event, which runs from Sunday, March 8, to Monday, March 9, will feature $147,675 in manufacturer’s contingency awards to racers participating in the event.

Manufacturers such as Suzuki, Kawasaki, KTM, Yamaha, Honda and Cobra are offering contingency programs to amateur racers competing in the two-day RCSX event, as they have in the past. Husqvarna also will join the 2015 lineup offering $40,475 in contingency dollars.

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“As pioneers of the sport, Husqvarna Motorcycles recognizes that support for amateur racing is essential to the growth of the industry,” said Jenna Parker, Marketing Communications Specialist at Husqvarna Motorcycles. “The RaceHusky.com program is designed to help future Husky champions rise in the ranks!”

In addition to their contingency programs, manufacturers such as Suzuki, KTM, Cobra, Yamaha and Team Green Kawasaki will have trackside support teams on site to assist racers on each respective brand.

“The Daytona event is one that our whole team looks forward to now,” said Team Green Kawasaki Motocross Supervisor Ryan Holliday. “The atmosphere of the speedway, a challenging track and a lot of talented racers gives Daytona the recipe for a great race.”

“It’s incredible to see a 47 percent increase in contingency dollars from the 2014 Ricky Carmichael Amateur Supercross,” said MX Sports Director Tim Cotter. “We are honored to have all of the OEMs on board to support amateur athletes with such comprehensive contingency programs, as well as trackside support, for this event.”

The RCSX class structure includes classes for youth riders on 50cc bikes all the way up to veteran 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.

Daytona Supercross also will kick off the opening round of the Women’s Motocross (WMX) Championship, featuring a WMX class for riders who are pre-approved for a 2015 WMX license, in addition to Women Amateur (12+) 99-250cc and Girls (9-13) 79-85cc 2-Stk. For more information on the WMX schedule, licensing and rules visit www.racewmx.com.

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