Ricky Carmichael-Designed ATV MX Track Unveiled

Lucas Cooney
by Lucas Cooney
Ricky Carmichael ATVMX Track

(Photo Courtesy of Ricky Carmichael and Daytona International Speedway)

With just over a month until the opening round of the 2015 Mtn. Dew ATV Motocross National Championship, sanctioned by AMA (ATVMX), at the iconic Daytona International Speedway, MX Sports Pro Racing and Ricky Carmichael officially unveiled the Carmichael-designed layout that will challenge the world’s best ATV riders for the very first time.

The Fly Racing ATVSX debut from Daytona will follow the legendary Daytona Supercross and the Ricky Carmichael Daytona Amateur Supercross on Tuesday, March 10.

The 2015 Daytona Supercross track will feature a fresh look, highlighted by the starting gate moving to the west end of the tri-oval towards Turn 1. Additionally, the legendary Daytona racetrack will run in reverse, in a clockwise rotation, something that hasn’t been done in quite some time. Carmichael said, “It’s so cool to be able to lend a hand in designing one of the most famous tracks in supercross history, but it’s even better to bring that same design to amateur racers and ATV riders in the days that follow.”

While the track layout will be almost identical to Saturday’s Daytona Supercross by Honda-where the fastest professional racers in the world go to battle-some obstacles and turns will be revamped to accommodate the unique riding style required to navigate a 400-pound ATV across such demanding terrain.

“The track crew will have their work cut out for them as soon as the pro supercross finishes up on Saturday night,” says MX Sports Director Tim Cotter. “We’ll have all hands on deck to re-work the Daytona Supercross track and get it ready for amateur competition Sunday morning, and as soon as RCSX wraps up on Monday, we’ll be back at it again to prepare for the debut of ATVMX at the speedway.”

The inaugural Mtn. Dew ATV Motocross National Championship race at Daytona International Speedway will commence on Tuesday, March 10. Classes for this groundbreaking event are filling up quick and some classes are already sold out. For more information on available classes, visit www.atvmotocross.com.

Lucas Cooney
Lucas Cooney

I have been working exclusively in digital media since 1997. I started out with TSN.ca, spending nearly nine years creating and editing content on Canada's leading sports website. I left to join VerticalScope, Inc., one of the world's largest online publishers, to start a number of powersports publications. While at VerticalScope, I've helped create and oversee content for a wide variety of different publications, including ATV.com, Off-Road.com, ArcheryTalk.com, Tractor.com, RVGuide.com, and many more.

More by Lucas Cooney