Racing action concludes from day two of the 5th Annual Monster Energy Ricky Carmichael Daytona Amateur Supercross
March 11, 2014
The following is an industry press release...
DAYTONA (March 10, 2014) - It was opening weekend for the 2014 American Motocross Majors championship schedule as the 5th Annual Monster Energy Ricky Carmichael Daytona Amateur Supercross (RCSX) took place on the historic grounds of Daytona International Speedway on Sunday and Monday, following Saturday's Daytona Supercross by Honda. With a record number of over 1,200 total amateur entries, the AMA-sanctioned RCSX crowned thirty-four champions. For the first time ever, this year's RCSX was broadcast live around the world on RacerTV.com to provide the most comprehensive coverage this event has ever seen.
The 15-Time Champion Ricky Carmichael was on site all weekend long, participating in every aspect of the event, including the registration process, track design and preparation, the rider's meeting and more. Carmichael, along with several other big names within the supercross/motocross industry in town for Saturday's pro race, paid close attention to the action on the racetrack to scout up-and-coming talent .
In addition to offerring $73,000 in contingency prizes, the Suzuki, KTM, Team Green Kawasaki, Cobra and Yamaha amateur support teams were on hand to provide assistance to the riders.
The race provides families with a unique opportunity to spend the weekend at the world center of racing, while also enjoying Daytona's Bike Week Festivities. The amateur racing schedule got underway on Sunday with timed practice sessions in the morning, followed immediately by the start of the heat races. Monday's racing action resumed with the remainder of heat races, followed by last chance qualifiers and of course, the Main Events.
There was one exception to the supercross-style format due to the all-new eight round Women's Motocross (WMX) championship. Because of the two-race championship format, the WMX Class raced its first moto on Sunday and finished with the second moto on Monday, combining both motos for an overall finish.
It was Yamaha/FLY Racing/Motorcycle Superstore-backed rider Mackenzie Tricker who came away with the first WMX victory of the season. Tricker, an Australian native now looking to establish a career in Women's Motocross in the U.S., made a big impression on the industry as she scored a dominant 1-1 finish for the weekend. Connecticut's Marissa Markelon put in a valiant fight in Moto 2, securing a second place finish, but she didn't have anything to offer Tricker in regards to the overall win. Florida's very own Kylie Fasnacht put in a solid 3-3 moto score, finishing third overall for weekend.
For complete WMX results, please click HERE. For more information on the WMX schedule, licensing and rules please visit www.racewmx.com.
For complete results from the 5th Annual Monster Energy Ricky Carmichael Daytona Amateur Supercross, please click HERE.
To view the archive from today's live coverage on RacerTV.com, please visit the official website at www.racertv.com or click HERE.
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