Round 9 for heavyweights Tomac & Anderson at DAYTONA Supercross; Anderson, three-time winner in 2022, ready for first Daytona triumph
Tickets for a Saturday Weather Spectacular are available for just $45, start 81st Annual Bike Week at DAYTONA presented by Monster Energy
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (March 4, 2022) – Much like two heavyweights in the ring, Eli Tomac and Jason Anderson have fought a merciless battle for supremacy so far in the 2022 Monster Energy AMA Supercross Championship season. The ninth round continues on Saturday evening with THE race of the year – DAYTONA Supercross – with spectacular weather expected.
In the first eight races of the season, Tomac, who is aiming for a record sixth DAYTONA Supercross, has three wins in the first eight events while Anderson, the 2018 Monster Energy Supercross champion, also has three triumphs. It was a back-and-forth that gave Tomac a narrow 6-point lead in the standings, but Anderson won’t be waving the white flag this weekend just because Tomac had multiple wins at Daytona.
“Yeah, that’s his playground now,” said Anderson, 29, of Edgewood, New Mexico. “The battle was good. I hope to come here and fight him hard. I hope he’s at his best and I’m at my best. The way I get there like “may the best man win”. I’m going to try to stop it”, to win his sixth record.
Anderson was one of more than 20 riders in the 450SX class, in addition to a host of 250SX riders. It was their first time on the Ricky Carmichael-designed course, and despite being winless at Daytona, Anderson is excited about Saturday’s 52.n/a edition of the DAYTONA Supercross.
“It’s a new design and it’s tighter than what we’re used to,” Anderson said. “It’s going to be rough and sandy. The jumps are steep and you have the dirt working against you…you try to hit those triples that are 60-80ft and then try to dodge the bumps and not lose control. I hope to be the first to cross the sandy part of the track so as not to get sprayed in the face.
“I struggled to get a win here, but I’m so hoping to add a win here to my list of accomplishments.”
DAYTONA Supercross kicks off the 81st Annual Bike Week at DAYTONA presented by Monster Energy. The 52n/a The course of the event features the most demanding course of the Monster Energy AMA Supercross Championship season – and the only AMA Supercross event in the state of Florida in 2022.
Fans still have the opportunity to get their tickets to witness Tomac’s historic effort. Front Seating for Advanced General Admission for DAYTONA Supercross is only $45.00. Children 6-12 are $15 and children 5 and under are free in general admission areas. The midway opens at 9 a.m. on Saturday, with the site doors opening at 12 p.m.
Trackside Access, which allows fans to view the race while standing on the front stretch of the 2.5-mile tri-oval, is available for an additional $20 and brings fans closer to the action than anywhere else on the Supercross circuit. ; children 5 and under are free. Access to the Monster Energy AMA Supercross pits is free during the day for all ticket holders. The UNOH fanzone on the ground opens at 10 a.m. All ticketing and parking options are available at www.daytonainternationalspeedway.com or by calling 1-800-PITSHOP.
The storied Bike Week At DAYTONA Presented By Monster Energy tradition will also include the DAYTONA 200, scheduled for Saturday, March 12. Tickets are also on sale now for the DAYTONA 200. To take advantage of both events, weekends are available where families can stay in Daytona for a week.
Additionally, fans and visitors can enjoy the Bike Week Motorcycle Marketplace at Daytona International Speedway available. The region’s largest motorcycle market will showcase the country’s best motorcycle parts, apparel vendors and more.
Monster will also bring the action with a week full of excitement featuring autograph sessions, demos and two FREE concerts – Face To Face on Wednesday (March 9) and Steel Panther on Friday (March 11). Both concerts, which will take place in Lot 4 outside the Turn 4 tunnel entrance, are brought to you by Monster Energy. Please note: The schedule of events and appearances may change. For detailed information on all events, visit www.daytonainternationalspeedway.com or call 1-800-PITSHOP.
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