March 5, 2011 USA FL Daytona * AMA Supercross PDF Print E-mail
Past Motorcycle Events 2011
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2011 AMA Supercross

March 5 - Daytona Int'l Speedway - Daytona, FL

Location

Daytona International Speedway
1801 W International Spwy Blvd
Daytona Beach, FL 32114-1245

Telephone

(386) 254-2700

Facts from Daytona International Speedway

Daytona International Speedway is a race track in Daytona Beach, Florida, United States. Since opening in 1959, it has been the home to the biggest and greatest race in all of NASCAR, "The Great American Race", the Daytona 500. Today the facility has a seating capacity of almost 168,000 spectators. It hosts races of motor vehicles of various kinds, including go-karts, motorcycles (on and off road), sports cars, modified pickup trucks, and stock cars. The track features multiple layouts including a 2.5 miles (4.0 km) high speed tri-oval, a 3.56 miles (5.73 km) sports car course, and a 2.95 miles (4.75 km) motorcycle course, with a new .25 miles (0.40 km) karting and flat-track motorcycle racing circuit scheduled to open in December 2009. The track's 180-acre (73 ha) infield includes the 29-acre (12 ha) Lake Lloyd, which has hosted powerboat racing. The facility is also used for an annual spring car show and swap meet, and a Thanksgiving street rod meet, some of the largest of their kind, and various 5,000 metres (3.1 mi) races around the track, as there have been three different layouts. In 2008, the city of Daytona Beach ran its first half marathon, utilizing the track as the start and finish line, around the Daytona 500 Experience, and Bethune-Cookman University.