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MOKE1K 02-07-2010 08:17 PM

New Purse?
 
DMG Announces Double Daytona Superbike Races, New Purse
Friday, February 05, 2010
This just in: Superbikeplanet

AMA Pro Racing Announces Daytona 200 Purse, Schedule and Entry Extension

DAYTONA BEACH, FL (February 5, 2010) - AMA Pro Racing and the Daytona International Speedway are pleased to announce the comprehensive purse structure and schedule of events for the March 3-5 Daytona 200 Week at the world famous Daytona International Speedway.

The $225,000 total purse features an enhanced payout for the premier AMA Pro Racing National Guard American SuperBike class that will feature two races this year, the first of which will be on Thursday, March 4th and the new, second race on Friday, March 5th. The two 15-lap races will feature purse payouts being paid from 1st to 15th place.

The historic Daytona 200 AMA Pro Racing Daytona SportBike presented by AMSOIL race will be once again held under the lights on Friday night, March 5th. The 57-lap race will feature prize money for 1st through 20th place with $20,000 going to the winner of this prestigious event as well as a place in the history books joining many of the greatest names in motorcycle racing.

The 2010 Daytona 200 Week will also see two AMA Pro Racing SuperSport races. The first 12-lap race will be Thursday, March 4th and the second 12-lap race will be Friday afternoon, March 5th. These races are sure to be exciting as the AMA Pro SuperSport Young Gun riders go up against more experienced local AMA Pro Racing Top Gun riders.

Other features of the event include the always popular Thursday, March 4th rider autograph session and the many fan-friendly activities around Daytona International Speedway.

Also announced today is the extension of the registration deadline for the Daytona 200 Week events. The deadline for entering the event is now February 12, 2010.

The_AirHawk 02-07-2010 08:52 PM

I think they should stay with Gucci. MUCH better than those Versace POS's.........

acecycleins 02-08-2010 03:57 AM

More money fewer riders. Swell.

MOKE1K 02-08-2010 04:57 AM

Wonder if the bigger purse will intise more riders?

pplassm 02-08-2010 06:25 AM

Entice, my friend.

MOKE1K 02-08-2010 08:37 AM

Dam, didn't look it up, even told the wife that it didnt look right.

Kenneth_Moore 02-08-2010 09:06 AM

Any amount greater than the embarassing amount they put up to begin with will help, but...

Their real problem is running off the manufacturers. World Superbike is coming off their best season in years and next year looks great too. American Superbike...Daytona? Screwed into the ground. A-holes.

MOKE1K 02-08-2010 09:37 AM

Oh you mean the Factories that get free championships( like Seru says). Least they have put in the time and effort to try and make the series have a future, instead of tearing it down.

seruzawa 02-08-2010 10:20 AM

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Originally Posted by MOKE1K (Post 233996)
Oh you mean the Factories that get free championships( like Seru says). Least they have put in the time and effort to try and make the series have a future, instead of tearing it down.

I didn't say "free" I said "fixed". Kawasaki's recent tantrum proved that. "Promise us a Championship or we go home, boo hoo hoo."

Kenneth_Moore 02-08-2010 10:27 AM

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Originally Posted by MOKE1K (Post 233996)
Oh you mean the Factories that get free championships( like Seru says). Least they have put in the time and effort to try and make the series have a future, instead of tearing it down.

Well yes, but....

Say you're Honda, Yamaha, Suzuki, and you're asked to run 600cc bikes. Then a fairly mediocre rider is given "Bike X" with 2X the displacement and a big torque and horsepower benefit and he starts running away with it. And it gets so bad the race organizers start stuffing lead in the fairing of "Bike X" to keep it from lapping 2ond and 3rd place riders. Where exactly is the payoff to participate? I've heard all the baloney about how a 1125cc Buell is somehow equal to a 600cc bike and it's just that: baloney.

I don't blame them for bailing.


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