Daytona 200 off the AMA Superbike calendar

After a tumultuous few years that has seen the American Superbike series struggle there seemed to be significant light at the end of the tunnel for 2015 with a new consortium (Moto America/KRAVE)  headed by Wayne Rainey taking over the American Superbike series from 2015.

While pretty much everything seemed to be positive looking forward to 2015 it seems one of their first major snags has been the failure to reach agreement with Daytona International Speedway for the running of the Daytona 200.

Statement from Daytona International Speedway President Joie Chitwood III on the Daytona 200

“After having multiple discussions with Moto America/KRAVE regarding a sanction agreement for 2015 Daytona 200, we were unable to find common ground on a business model that would be beneficial for both parties.

“We wish MotoAmerica/KRAVE the best as they begin their inaugural season in 2015.

“Daytona International Speedway will continue to be the driving force behind Bike Week, hosting a wide range of activities for all ages including the Daytona Supercross, the Ricky Carmichael Amateur Supercross and the AMA Pro Flat Track doubleheader, as well as demo rides, displays and vendors.

“We will continue to look for partners to assist in running the Daytona 200.”

Daytona Image by Brian J Nelson
Daytona Image by Brian J Nelson
AMA Superbike Daytona
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