Most of us know Daytona Bike Week was built on the shoulders of speed freaks in the early 20th century who ran their bikes on the local beach. This eventually snowballed into the Daytona 200, held at the Daytona International Speedway at the end of Bike Week.
But that's not all you'll find here. As time went on, more races were added into the mix, and now not only do you get sportbikes blazing up the track at warp speed, you'll see supercross and vintage competition to boot (depending on which days you're here). You can also catch the IMBBA bike show here on Thursday. Daytona International Speedway is located at 1801 W. International Speedway Blvd., Daytona Beach, FL. You can contact event organizers at (386) 254-2700 or online at www.daytonainternationalspeedway.com. You can also order tickets by calling (800) PIT-SHOP.
2007 Speedway Racing Schedule:Friday, March 2, through Sunday, March 4: Championship Cup Series and American Sportbike Racing Association practice; qualifying and races; SunTrust MOTO-ST Series
Monday, March 5-Tuesday, March 6:AHRMA Vintage Races
Wednesday, March 7AMA Pro Racing practice and qualifying
Thursday, March 8:AMA Pro Racing practice, qualifying, and support races
Friday, March 9:Daytona Supercross by Honda
Saturday, March 10:The 66th Daytona 200 by Honda and the AMA Superbike Championship opening round
Even More RacingIf sportbike racing isn't your bag, but you still want a day at the track, there'll be other places to go and races to watch during Bike Week. Depending on the day, you can catch drag races or flat-track events to satisfy your racing jones.
Saturday and Sunday, March 3-4:AHDRA drag races at Gainesville Raceway (about 105 miles from Main St.; 11211 N. County Rd. 225, Gainesville, FL; (352) 377-0046)
Wednesday And Thursday, March 7-8: AMA Flat-Track Championship Series at Daytona Municipal Stadium (3777 LPGA Blvd., Daytona Beach, FL; (386) 254-2700)