News 13 Dec 2023

Daytona Supercross track design unveiled for 2024 edition

Reverse direction and added grass sections feature on latest layout.

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Daytona International Speedway has unveiled the track map for the 2024 Daytona Supercross, designed by Ricky Carmichael in a reverse direction and with added grass sections set for 2 March.

Carmichael has designed the Daytona course for 17-straight years, the five-time winner being the second-winningest rider at the venue in the sport’s history.

“There are a lot of fun things about this race track, for sure,” said Carmichael. “We’ve got the tunnel jump which is an iconic feature of Daytona Supercross, but what you’re going to see that’s a little different from years past is wherever there isn’t a jump, we wanted to keep as much of the natural grass as possible, just because it kind of chews up and progresses throughout the night and gets these natural lines rather than manmade lines that you’d see at a normal race track.

“One of my favorite parts is the beach sand. I think we all can agree, outside of the split lane, just how much drama that section creates – so many ruts develop, braking bumps, guys are powering through there, dirt’s flying… keep your eyes on that.”

Daytona International Speedway president Frank Kelleher added: “Ricky continues to amaze year after year with his course creativity, and seeing the layout he’s constructed this time around is no different. Both riders and fans are going to have a blast with this course and all that action-packed racing it presents. It’s for sure going to be another electrifying Daytona Supercross.”

Last year’s Daytona Supercross was won by Monster Energy Yamaha Star Racing’s Eli Tomac, making history to break his own record with a seventh-career victory at the ‘World Center of Racing’.

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