AMA Pro GoPro Daytona SportBike Riders Gear Up For 73rd Running Of DAYTONA 200
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (March 10, 2014) – The DAYTONA 200 at Daytona International Speedway remains the cornerstone of Daytona’s historic Bike Week festivities and will once again feature the stars of AMA Pro GoPro Daytona SportBike in a grueling 200-mile battle pitting man and machine as they take on the traditional 3.51-mile, 12-turn speedway road course.
The 73rd running will provide another chance for one rider to claim victory and stamp their name in the record books alongside some of the biggest names in the history of the sport.
The Daytona 200 was the event that initiated today’s Bike Week, one of the four largest motorcycle events in the country. While the race was suspended from 1942 to 1946 during World War II, an informal social event, known as Bike Week continued to take place. When the race resumed in 1947, the structure of today’s Bike Week began.
The race is conducted under the supervision of NASCAR/Daytona International Speedway. On 15 March 2014, the Daytona Bike Week festivities conclude. Watch the race on the internet: FansChoice.tv.
While walking along North Beach Street admiring the line of incredible motorcycles, I happened to look up, into a rich blue sky, and saw moon, over a vendor stand for the Official Bike Week gear, and took it as an omen of good things to come.