Daytona Bike Week is go, and so is the 79th Daytona 200, scheduled for March 13. Starting off the week is the Daytona Supercross on March 6, and American Flat Track’s Volusia doubleheader is scheduled for March 12-13.
2021 Daytona 200
Scheduled for March 13, the Daytona 200 will see a number of America’s fastest racers competing on Supersport 600 machines, including current number one Kyle Wyman, Josh Herrin, Josh Hayes, Tyler O’Hara and Brandon Paasch, while Isle of Man TT legend Michael Dunlop will make his Daytona 200 debut on a Kawasaki ZX-6R 636. CN
The 2021 Daytona 200 presented by Comoto, is scheduled to be held at iconic Daytona International Speedway on March 13, 2021 during Bike Week at Daytona (March 5-14). The 57-lap race, 200-mile event will showcase s600cc sportbikes on the Speedway’s 3.51-mile Daytona Road Course. View the Rider Entry List HERE, which includes 19-time Isle of Man TT winner Michael Dunlop, who plans to race a Kawasaki ZXR6 636.
$175,000 Purse And Rolex Grand Prize Confirmed for Daytona 200
The Daytona 200 has re-cemented itself as the richest race in American road racing. American Sportbike Racing Association (ASRA), in conjunction with the AMA, will offer a total prize pool of $175,000 spread across the top-40 finishers in the 200, with $25,000 going to the winner, $20,000 for second place, and $15,000 for third, right down to $1300 for 40th place. The winner will also receive a Rolex Cosmograph Daytona wristwatch as part of the prize, while the pole position winner will receive a new Arai Corsair X helmet.
There’s added impetus for Canadian riders—the highest-placed finisher from the north will get an extra $1000 bonus as Kevin Elliott, President of ASRA, said to Roadracing World, “just because I know what they are going to have to go through [quarantine] to get back into Canada after the race.”
For information about ticket purchases, contact Daytona International Speedway at 1-800-PITSHOP.
American Flat Track Volusia Doubleheader
The season will launch its season with the Volusia Half-Mile I & II doubleheader on Friday, March 12 and Saturday, March 13, at Volusia County Speedway. Click HERE for tickets to the AFT Volusia races.
Daytona Bike Week A Go
City commissioners voted in January to welcome motorcyclists to the 80th Daytona Bike Week event, scheduled for March 5-14.
The event, which attracts nearly 500,000 motorcyclists to the area for racing, riding and entertainment, was cut short by a day and a half in 2020, when the Covid-19 threat arose. The 2021 event carries new rules and restrictions. Bars, restaurants and shops that offer some outside activities must limit the number of customers at any given time to 60 percent of the normal facility capacity. Businesses that have outdoor activities also were required to submit detailed plans for the location and use of cleaning products, masks, hand sanitizer, temperature checks, signs and social distancing. Businesses without outside activities will be allowed to have their usual 100 percent occupancy. Property owners who violate the agreement with the city could be banned from future outdoor activities.
Click the photo below for the tentative Bike Week schedule and for more information, visit Daytona Bike Week 2021