AMA to Sanction the 75th Running of the Daytona 200

Evans Brasfield
by Evans Brasfield

Good news for fans of the Daytona 200 in this AMA Press Release:

American Motorcyclist Association announces sanction for 2016 American Sportbike Racing Association Daytona 200
PICKERINGTON, Ohio — The American Motorcyclist Association is pleased to announce that it will sanction the 75th running of the Daytona 200 on March 12 at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla.”Without a doubt, the Daytona 200 is a historic motorcycle race, known not just by American riders but by riders around the world,” said AMA Director of Racing Bill Cumbow. “Indeed, with an AMA sanction, international riders governed by non-U.S. motorcycling federations can more easily secure the start permissions they need to compete at this storied event.”The American Sportbike Racing Association event is a standalone premier American road race. While the 2016 Daytona 200 is not part of the AMA-sanctioned professional road racing series in which riders earn points toward an AMA National No. 1 plate, it remains an important part of America’s motorcycle racing heritage.

In 2016, the 57-lap, 200-mile endurance race on the 3.51-mile road course will feature modified 600cc sportbikes. Tickets to the 2016 Daytona 200 are available at

The Daytona 200 will headline additional AMA-sanctioned amateur road racing events at Daytona International Speedway during Bike Week. For more information and to register to race, see

Evans Brasfield
Evans Brasfield

Like most of the best happenings in his life, Evans stumbled into his motojournalism career. While on his way to a planned life in academia, he applied for a job at a motorcycle magazine, thinking he’d get the opportunity to write some freelance articles. Instead, he was offered a full-time job in which he discovered he could actually get paid to ride other people’s motorcycles – and he’s never looked back. Over the 25 years he’s been in the motorcycle industry, Evans has written two books, 101 Sportbike Performance Projects and How to Modify Your Metric Cruiser, and has ridden just about every production motorcycle manufactured. Evans has a deep love of motorcycles and believes they are a force for good in the world.

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