DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Florida native Ricky Carmichael, hailed by some as the greatest motocross racer of all time, will design the Daytona Supercross by Honda track for the prestigious event on Friday night, March 7 at historic Daytona International Speedway.
Carmichael, who retired from competition last year and owns a record five Daytona Supercross By Honda victories, will design the unique supercross track on start/finish line infield portion of Daytona International Speedway for the Daytona Supercross by Honda.
“What a thrill to be able to have one of the sports greatest riders of all time design a course for today‘s greatest riders,“ said Speedway President Robin Braig of Carmichael. “We‘re thrilled to have Ricky offer his expertise in designing what will be a fun and challenging course to compete on under the lights at ‘The World Center for Racing.‘ “
The course will be constructed by Mark Barnett, former Supercross Champion and three-time National Champion. Barnett, dubbed “The Bomber“ while on the circuit from 1978-85, competed at Daytona from 1980-84, coming from last place to finish second in the ‘84 event.