Justin Brayton Named Grand Marshal for 53rd Working of the DAYTONA Supercross
Brayton to function first grand marshal in historical past of Longest steady Supercross race in America
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Feb. 27, 2023) – 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 monitor introduced right this moment.
DAYTONA Supercross is the longest steady Supercross race in America, courting 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 can even signal autographs and take part in monitor walks – giving followers in attendance the chance to satisfy and have a good time with the grand marshal.
“The grand marshal place is without doubt one of the most celebrated in motorsports at DIS and it’s time we convey that custom to DAYTONA Supercross,” mentioned Daytona Worldwide Speedway President Frank Kelleher. “Justin’s Supercross story is deeply rooted at Daytona by means of his emotional victory in 2018 and we are able to’t wait to have him kick off the largest 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,” mentioned 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 successful in 2018 and changing 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 endlessly!”
The 53rd annual DAYTONA Supercross race kicks off with opening ceremonies at 6:30 p.m. and the race begins at 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 4. Riders will sort out the grueling course, with Eli Tomac trying so as to add a seventh win at DAYTONA, after making historical past final yr in securing his record-breaking sixth DAYTONA Supercross crown.
Bike Week Offered By Monster Power begins March 3 and continues to March 12, with the Bike Week festivities coming to an in depth with back-to-back days of intense motorbike competitors. The Progressive American Flat Observe, the season-opener of the world’s premiere filth monitor motorbike racing, takes place March 9-10 and the DAYTONA 200, America’s Most Historic Bike Race, runs March 11th of September.
Tickets are on sale now for the 82nd Annual Bike Week At DAYTONA Offered By Monster Power, that includes DAYTONA Supercross, the DAYTONA 200 and different occasions. For extra data, followers are inspired to go to www.daytonainternationalspeedway.com.
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