Florida: Sidecar Racing at Daytona’s MotoFest This Weekend


A view of sidecar racing which will soon be ready at Daytona speedway

MotoFest hasn’t taken place at the Daytona International Speedway since 2015 – so it seems only fitting that 2022’s Daytona MotoFest be inundated with a treat – and what better treat than two racers and a buggy skidding around the twisties, chasing a shiny medal?

This is the first time that Daytona has seen sidecar races since their first motorcycle race back in 1961, and The Daytona Beach News Journal tells us that “The American Historic Racing Motorcycle Association’s (AHRMA) Classic MotoFest will kick off the 2022 motorcycle racing season Friday through Sunday.”

A view of sidecar racing which will soon be ready at Daytona speedway

Source: Daytona Beach News Journal

Included in the mix of events will be “a full slate of road-racing,” including Off-Road MX and Dirt Track, with all events having access to Daytona’s road course, tri-oval layout and “the…nearby ‘hay field’.”

“For all three days the Speedway’s infield will be open for camping,” explains the journal. 

A view of sidecar racing which will soon be ready at Daytona speedway

Source: Cycle News

“The infield events will also feature a Swap Meet and Bike Show, which will include local and national vintage motorcycle clubs.”

“Three-day general admission tickets are $60 and include access to the pits and paddock.”

A view of sidecar racing which will soon be ready at Daytona speedway

Source: Click Orlando

Let us know if you can make it – gauging from Patricia Fernandez’s experience hopping in for a race or two, it’s a helluva ride and nearly as fun to watch. 

Stay tuned for more articles as they come to us down the pipeline, and as always – stay safe on the twisties.

*Title media sourced from The Sheboygan Press*

3 Comments

  1. January 11, 2022
    Reply

    The story about the AHRMA races at Daytona Speedway started by saying that there would be vintage motorcycle racing at DIS this weekend. January 7 thru 9. The story posted on 11 Jan 2022, two days after the event.
    It would have been nice if it had been posted before the race instead of after.
    I live an hour from Daytona and would have attended the event had the article been posted before the event and NOT after. I very disappointed.

    • January 12, 2022
      Reply

      Hello Steve,

      The date alignment was my oversight, thank you for stopping by – will rectify that for future articles/other events in your area.

      cheers and thanks again,
      Amanda

      • Jordan
        January 12, 2022
        Reply

        Ustedes estan vendiendo moto R6 yamaha a 8000 soles

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