Sanctioned by the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) and operated by the American Sportbike Racing Association (ASRA), the Dayton 200 motorcycle road race for 2020 has been cancelled due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.
The 79th edition of the 57-lap, 200-mile event presented by Comoto, was earlier postponed from its original date of March 14 and rescheduled for October 17. Now, it has finally been cancelled.
Speaking on this matter, Track President, Chip Wile, said, “The Daytona 200 presented by Comoto is a very important part of Daytona International Speedway and the fabric of our great community. We are all faced with difficult decisions this year, and this was definitely one of them. We will miss not having the iconic motorcycle race and fans in our region but look forward to welcoming the event back as part of Bike Week 2021.”
The 2021 Daytona 200 is scheduled to return on March 13 next year, during the Bike Week At Daytona that will be held between March 5 and 14. The entire event will showcase 600cc sportbikes on the Speedway’s 3.51-mile Daytona Road Course. Kyle Wyman is the event’s latest winner, capturing the checkered flag in March 2019.
The roots of the Daytona 200 presented by Comoto go back to the sands of Daytona Beach where they began racing on a 4.2-mile shoreline course in 1937 before moving the event to Daytona International Speedway in 1961 and incorporating the high banks of the “World Center of Racing.” This marks the second time in history that the Daytona 200 was not held. The other was from 1942-46 due to World War II.
Customers who purchased tickets to the 2020 Daytona 200 presented by Comoto will be offered a 120% credit to any American Flat Track (AFT) Events race held through October 2021 or a full refund.