Daytona Bike Week Planning

Discussion in 'Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge' started by VStromNC, Dec 27, 2012.

  1. VStromNC

    VStromNC DNS/DNF

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    I am still trying to decide if I want to go down early to see the Supercross which kicks off the Daytona Bike Week racing on March 8 or ride in later that week to see the road races.

    Great racing either way and yes, there are the so called "riders" that trailer their bike down and did not even know that there was racing all week at the speedway.:eek1

    Actually, if you time the ride down to Daytona right, as you merge onto I-95S, you will see more trailers than ever in your lifetime!



    Jon
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  2. VStromNC

    VStromNC DNS/DNF

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    I hear you. I do about the same- Normally come in too late to watch Supercross since they changed the venue. Flat Track, Few Road Races, Alligator Enduro. I love just camping out at the speedway. Nothing like waking up to a big twin boring down the oval banks at full speed.

    I also try to test ride all the new bikes if I signup for it early enough.

    Jon
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  3. VStromNC

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  4. VStromNC

    VStromNC DNS/DNF

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    I have not yet found the full Daytona Bike Week race schedule other than from AMA. Less than month and half prior to departure. Anyone else riding down?

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  5. patmo

    patmo Long timer

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    My plan is to drive or ride over from Tampa area and spend one or two nights in the tent camping area. I'll either come over Friday morning or Saturday morning depending in the weather and return either Saturday night or Sunday morning.
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  6. VStromNC

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    Here's the flat track/short track schedule:

    March 10: Half mile
    Volusia County Speedway, Barberville, Fla.
    AMA All-Star Event

    March 10: Short Track
    Daytona Flat Track, Daytona, Fla.

    March 11: Half mile
    Volusia County Speedway, Barberville, Fla.
    AMA Holeshot Points/AMA Vintage National Dirt Track

    March 12: Short Track
    Volusia County Speedway, Barberville, Fla.
    AMA Holeshot Points/AMA Vintage National Dirt Track


    Jon
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  7. slimy

    slimy Wanabe Adventurer

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  8. VStromNC

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    Here's the speedway layout. Possibly, we can have an ADVrider meetup for those riding down and camping at the speedway.

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    Here's where we normally camp: Orange highlight/font.

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  9. VStromNC

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    I will probably ride down on Wednesday, 03/12 and leave Saturday so that I will have day of rest before going back to work. Let's see if we can meet up.

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  10. VStromNC

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    BTW, Rush 2112 is one of my favorite tunes to listen to while riding down to Daytona! That along with Pink Floyd, AC/DC and few others.

    Jon
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  11. VStromNC

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    Sound like a great event. Unfortunately, I will not be down until later in the week.

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  12. VStromNC

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    Bump to see if anyone is interested in meeting up at the Geico Campground.
    Less than a month and half to go.

    A little eye tease:raabia

    Ducati Model.

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  13. mhaas

    mhaas intrpd travlrwanabe

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    I will be track side all weekend. Camping with the Corner Marshals inside NC4 to right of rest room. I'll be taking the toy truck to FtMyers to see my Dad, then to Daytona Wed. Ill have the 73 RD250 as my ground transport
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  14. travlr_45

    travlr_45 Been here awhile

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    I'll be down there Friday mid day. Spend Saturday at the track for the race. After that, may come on home or maybe stay and come home Sunday. Undecided at this point.
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  15. VStromNC

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    I will be arriving Wednesday late afternoon or evening as I will head out from Charlotte mid-morning. My plans have changed as I have to be home by Saturday evening.

    For those of you arriving after hours and plan to camp at the free GEICO Caveman Campground, I would strongly urge you to get your tix ahead of time especially if you arrive after the ticket booths have closed as you may have limited ticket choices from the gate agent/guards after hours. The last time I went, the gate agent only had package deals available and you had to buy that in order to get into the speedway to go to your campsite.

    I purchased just the tix that I needed today by calling 1800 PITSHOP.


    Here's the speedway schedule as posted:

    Detailed Weekend Schedule
    NOTE: all detailed weekend schedule times are local time

    Wednesday, March 12

    9:00 AM Registration Open
    10:30 AM Move-In & Setup, Big Rig Transporters Only
    12:00 PM Move-In & Setup, All/Service Providers
    3:00 PM Tech Inspection

    Thursday, March 13

    Daytona Flat Track

    7:00 AM Registration Open
    8:00 AM Tech Inspection
    9:00 AM Riders, Entrants & Crew Chiefs Meeting
    9:15 AM Track Inspection
    10:15 AM AMA Pro SuperBike SuperBike Practice 1
    11:00 AM Lunch Break
    12:00 PM AMA Pro GoPro Daytona SportBike Daytona SportBike Practice 1
    12:55 PM AMA Pro SuperSport SuperSport Practice 1
    1:40 PM AMA Pro Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson Series XR1200 Practice 1
    2:45 PM AMA Pro SuperBike SuperBike Qualifying 1
    3:55 PM AMA Pro GoPro Daytona SportBike Daytona SportBike Practice 2
    4:45 PM AMA Pro SuperSport SuperSport Qualifying 1
    5:30 PM AMA Pro Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson Series XR1200 Qualifying 1

    Friday, March 14

    Daytona Flat Track

    7:00 AM Registration Open
    7:20 AM Track Inspection
    7:30 AM Tech Inspection
    8:00 AM AMA Pro SuperSport SuperSport Qualifying 2
    8:45 AM AMA Pro GoPro Daytona SportBike Daytona SportBike Qualifying 1
    9:40 AM AMA Pro Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson Series XR1200 Qualifying 2
    10:35 AM AMA Pro SuperBike SuperBike Qualifying 2
    11:20 AM Lunch Break
    12:10 PM Fan Walk, Autographs - All Classes, Hot Pit Lane
    1:10 PM AMA Pro GoPro Daytona SportBike Daytona SportBike Qualifying 2
    2:15 PM AMA Pro Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson Series XR1200 Race 1 (7 Laps)
    3:00 PM AMA Pro SuperSport SuperSport Race 1 (10 Laps)
    4:00 PM AMA Pro SuperBike SuperBike Race 1 (15 Laps)
    5:00 PM Daytona 200 Riders, Entrants & Crew Chiefs Meeting

    Saturday, March 15

    7:20 AM Track Inspection
    8:00 AM Tech Inspection
    8:00 AM Registration Open
    8:00 AM AMA Pro SuperBike SuperBike Warm-Up 1
    8:50 AM AMA Pro SuperSport SuperSport Warm-Up 1
    9:15 AM AMA Pro GoPro Daytona SportBike Daytona SportBike Warm-Up 1
    10:00 AM AMA Pro SuperSport SuperSport Race 2 (10 Laps)
    11:00 AM AMA Pro SuperBike SuperBike Race 2 (15 Laps)
    12:00 PM Opening Ceremonies
    1:00 PM AMA Pro GoPro Daytona SportBike Daytona 200 (57 Laps)


    Jon
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  16. VStromNC

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    Here's the weather radar that I will monitor.


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  17. kitesurfer

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    do not take I95 through downtown jacksonville. take the flyover north of town, 295 east by pass and exit 9b to take the more scenic ride through st aug. 95 thru town is one big accident waiting to happen, which it does regularly.
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  18. Colemanfu

    Colemanfu King of all manfu

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    Kind of gross today but we have had a few 80' days :clap. This is the best time of year to ride in FL - not too hot and low humidity. Hope it's nice for you fellas during the event. As soon as NASCAR Speed Weeks starts I see an up tick in bikes around town. I get the impression some of those old heads come for the races and stay for bike week. We also live on The Ormond Loop a popular 22 mile ride for bikers. Always here if ya need any local 911 or 411. John if it works out I'll be glad to host the Advers for wings at Castle Cole again.

    Todays sunrise looking over to beachside Daytona.
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  19. CrazyTed

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    Will be down there either late Monday or early Tuesday. We have a race in NJ Sat/Sun so we can't leave until Monday. Leaving Hampton Roads Monday. Will stay through the next weekend. We camp at Finish Line RV, right behind the Hooters by the speedway. Always loved the looks I got on Main Street on my 97 Tiger until I sold it.
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  20. racer

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    Leaving on the Super Tenere out of Indiana on Thursday the 6th. Staying at the Days Inn in Palm Coast to ride the Trans Florida Rally Saturday and Sunday.

    I think its going to be cold getting out of Indiana. I'll plug in!
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