Justin Brayton Named Grand Marshal For 53rd Working of Daytona Supercross

The next press launch is from Daytona Worldwide Speedway: 

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – A brand new custom will start at Daytona Worldwide Speedway on Saturday evening as Justin Brayton will turn into the primary grand marshal in DAYTONA Supercross historical past for the March 4th occasion, the observe introduced right now.

DAYTONA Supercross is the longest steady Supercross race in America, relationship again to 1971, however has by no means had a grand marshal to kick off the race. In what’s already probably the most electrical pre-race ceremonies in sports activities, Brayton will give the command to drop the gate following the world-class pyrotechnics and dazzling lights present.

Previous to the ceremonies, Brayton may also signal autographs and take part in observe walks – giving followers in attendance the chance to satisfy and rejoice with the grand marshal.

“The grand marshal place is likely one of the most celebrated in motorsports at DIS and it’s time we deliver that custom to DAYTONA Supercross,” stated Daytona Worldwide Speedway President Frank Kelleher. “Justin’s Supercross story is deeply rooted at Daytona via his emotional victory in 2018 and we are able to’t wait to have him kick off the most important race on the Monster Power AMA Supercross schedule.”

Brayton is a two-time Australian Supercross Championships SX1 champion (2018, 2019) and tallied his lone Monster Power AMA Supercross victory at Daytona in 2018. He retired from full-time racing following the 2022 season.

“I’m very excited to be the primary grand marshal for DAYTONA Supercross, it’s an absolute honor,” stated Brayton. “Daytona has at all times been a particular place for me to race due to the historical past on the iconic speedway, however after profitable in 2018 and turning into the oldest racer in Supercross historical past to win, it’s turn into further particular. That day is one I’ll always remember and Daytona will at all times be a spot I’ll cherish ceaselessly!”