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AMA Press Releases

More than 20 American Motorcyclist Association-sanctioned events on tap at 78th Annual Daytona Bike Week

Event kicks off 2019 AMA National Gypsy Tour

AMA Press Release

PICKERINGTON, Ohio — The 78th Annual Daytona Bike Week features American Motorcyclist Association-sanctioned events for riders, racers and motorcycle fans of all ages.

Daytona Bike Week runs from March 8 through March 17. Those attending are encouraged to get involved in the many AMA events taking place in Daytona Beach, Fla.; other Florida venues in Barberville, Brooksville, Ocala and Palatka; and Pooler, Ga.

Photo of Main Street, Daytona Beach, Fla., during Daytona Bike Week.

The 2019 AMA National Gypsy Tour kicks off during Daytona Bike Week. AMA members can visit the AMA tent at Daytona International Speedway from March 8 through March 16 to pick up their 2019 AMA Gypsy Tour pin by showing their membership cards.

Bike Week attendees also can sign up for an AMA membership and donate for a chance to win this year's AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame raffle bikes, celebrating the career of AMA Motorcycle Hall of Famer Nicky Hayden, at the AMA tent.

For those who want to get an early start on the action, Dixie Dual Sport has scheduled its 23rd Annual Devil's Creek ride for March 1-3, starting in Brooksville, Fla. For more information, visit www.dixiedualsport.com/devilscreek.

Competition photo of 2018 AMA Daytona Bike Week. Photo by Jeff Kardas

The rest of the Bike Week schedule includes:

Friday, March 8

Round 1 of the AMA All-Star National Flat Track Series, presented by Specialized, an AMA Featured Series, at Oglethorpe Speedway Park in Pooler, Ga. The race features amateur and professional racers competing on a half-mile course. Visit www.stevenaceracing.com for more information.

Saturday, March 9

The AMSOIL Grand National Cross Country Series, an AMA National Championship, begins its two-day event with off-road ATV racing in Palatka, Fla. For more information visit www.gnccracing.com.

The stars of AMA Supercross line up at Daytona International Speedway for Round 10 of the Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship. Ticket information is available at www.daytonainternationalspeedway.com.

Oglethorpe Speedway Park hosts Round 1 of the 2019 AMA Daytona Bike Week Flat Track Championship Series, an AMA Major Event. The race is in conjunction with the first round of the 2019 AMA Vintage Flat Track National Championship Series. More information is available at www.stevenaceracing.com.

Round 1 of the 2019 AMA Vintage Flat Track National Championship Series takes place at Oglethorpe Speedway Park, 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 Flat Track Racing page on www.americanmotorcyclist.com/Racing/Story/ama-vintage-flat-track-national-championship-series.

The Florida Trials Association Motorcycle Club Inc. is hosting a two-day observed trials competition at Hardrock Motorcycle Park in Ocala, Fla. More information is available at www.floridatrials.net.

Sunday, March 10

Round 2 of the AMA All-Star National Flat Track Series takes place at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville. The race features amateur and professional racers of all ages competing on a half-mile course. Visit www.stevenaceracing.com for more information.

The AMSOIL Grand National Cross Country Series, presented by Specialized, an AMA National Championship, continues with the second day of its two-day racing event. To learn more visit www.gnccracing.com.

The second day of the observed trials by the Florida Trials Association Motorcycle Club Inc. is at Hardrock Motorcycle Park. More information is available at www.floridatrials.net.

The Ricky Carmichael Daytona Amateur Supercross, an AMA Major Event, takes to the track inside the Daytona International Speedway for a two-day event. The race features some of the country's fastest amateur motorcycle racers on the same track professional Supercrossers raced on the night before. More information is available at www.racedaytona.com.

Monday, March 11

Round 2 of the AMA Daytona Bike Week Flat Track Championship, an AMA Major Event, is at Volusia Speedway Park. The race is in conjunction with Round 2 of the AMA Vintage Flat Track National Championship. For more information, visit www.stevenaceracing.com.

Volusia Speedway Park also plays host to Round 2 of the AMA Vintage Flat Track National Championship Series. Visit the Flat Track Racing page on www.americanmotorcyclist.com/Racing/Story/ama-vintage-flat-track-national-championship-series to learn more.

Ricky Carmichael Daytona Amateur Supercross, an AMA Major Event, hosts the second day of its two-day event at the Daytona International Speedway. To learn more visit www.racedaytona.com.

Tuesday, March 12

The final round of the AMA Daytona Bike Week Flat Track Championship, an AMA Major Event, takes place on the short track at Volusia Speedway Park. Go to www.stevenaceracing.com to learn more.

Professional racers from the AMA Pro ATV Motocross National Championship compete on the Supercross track inside the Daytona International Speedway at the Daytona ATV Supercross. More information is available at www.atvmotocross.com.

Round 3 of the AMA Vintage Flat Track National Championship Series will take place on the short track at Volusia Speedway Park. More information about this event is available on the Flat Track Racing page at www.americanmotorcyclist.com/Racing/Story/ama-vintage-flat-track-national-championship-series.

The inaugural Daytona Vintage Supercross takes place alongside the Daytona ATV Supercross event at Daytona International Speedway. For more information, visit www.racedaytona.com.

Wednesday, March 13

The Daytona 200 Motorcycle Club hosts a road run. For more information, visit the club's website at www.daytona200mc.com.

Thursday, March 14

The first round of the RSD Super Hooligan AMA National Championship, powered by Indian Motorcycles, takes place in conjunction with the American Flat Track series' Daytona TT at Daytona International Speedway. For more information, visit www.rolandsands.com/super-hooligans.

Friday, March 15

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

In preparation for the Daytona 200, which is co-sanctioned and operated by ASRA, and other road racing activity at Daytona International Speedway during Bike Week, road racers will practice at Daytona International Speedway. Visit www.daytonainternationalspeedway.com/Events/2019/DAYTONA-200/DAYTONA-200.aspx to get tickets.

Saturday, March 16

The 78th running of the world-famous Daytona 200 is at 1 p.m. at Daytona International Speedway. The 200-mile features both national and international racers competing on a 3.51-mile speedway/infield road course. For ticket information, go to www.daytonainternationalspeedway.com/Events/2019/DAYTONA-200/DAYTONA-200.aspx.

Sunday, March 17

The American Sportbike Racing Association and Championship Cup Series racers compete at Daytona International Speedway in a variety of classes. For a full list of classes visit www.asraracing.com and www.ccsracing.us.

AMA staff members will be putting on an AMA Road Captain Workshop at the AMA tent at Daytona International Speedway. The workshop begins at 1 p.m., and space is limited. To register, visit the Road Captain Workshop page at www.americanmotorcyclist.com/For-Members/AMA-Road-Captain-Workshop

                  

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 at  ebiz.americanmotorcyclist.com/personifyebusiness/AMA/AMAFindAnEvent.

 

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