Daytona Fall Cycle schedule, notes

A Guide To Fall Cycle Scene Here are some things that everyone should know about the upcoming Fall Cycle Scene on Oct. 17-20 at Daytona International Speedway: Demo rides Riders with a valid motorcycle driver license and DOT approved helmet...

A Guide To Fall Cycle Scene

Here are some things that everyone should know about the upcoming Fall Cycle Scene on Oct. 17-20 at Daytona International Speedway:

Demo rides

Riders with a valid motorcycle driver license and DOT approved helmet can try out the newest machines from 11 top manufacturers at Daytona International Speedway. Demo ride times are Thursday, October 17-Saturday, October 19, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Sunday, October 20, 9 a.m. to noon. Manufacturers include: Honda, Yamaha, Suzuki, Kawasaki, BMW, Indian, Buell, Victory and Harley-Davidson. Vender displays include American IronHorse, Jacksonville Powersports and Advanstar, which is hosting an International Motorcycle Show in the hospitality village with numerous vendors.

Entertainment Schedule

October 17 - X-treme Freestyle Sport Bike Stunt event, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., infield

October 18 - Boss Stunt Show, 10 a.m., noon, 2 p.m., DAYTONA USA Parking Lot; Team Extreme Trials Showcase, 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m., Daytona Club Pad;

X-treme Freestyle Sport Bike Stunt event, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., infield

October 19 - Boss Stunt Show, 10 a.m., noon, 2 p.m., DAYTONA USA Parking Lot; Team Extreme Trials Showcase, 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m., Daytona Club Pad;

X-treme Freestyle Sport Bike Stunt event, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. infield

October 20 - Boss Stunt Show, 10 a.m., noon, 2 p.m., DAYTONA USA Parking Lot; Team Extreme Trials Showcase, 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m., Daytona Club Pad.

Champions to be crowned

There are several points battles to keep an eye on during the four days of season finales for the Championship Cup Series and the Formula USA National Road Racing Series. Aussie Craig Connell has put himself in position to capture two Formula USA titles, as he owns the championship leads in both the Lockhart-Phillips Unlimited Superbike and the Pro Honda Oils Sportbike.

The native of Queensland, Australia, holds an 11-point advantage over Floridian Michael Barnes in the Lockhart-Phillips Unlimited Superbike, the premier division of Formula USA. There will be 51 points up for grabs between the two legs of the Lockhart Phillips Unlimited Superbike season finale at Daytona which will leave Connell, Barnes, third-place rider Shawn Higbee and fourth-place rider Larry Pegram with statistical shots at the title.

In the Pro Honda Oils Sportbike, Connell has all but clinched the title. He holds a 25-point lead over Pegram and with only 26 points at stake in the division's season finale at Daytona, Pegram will have a hard time catching Connell.

One of the more interesting points battles at Fall Cycle Scene is the Buell Lightning Series. Barnes holds a one-point lead over Clint Brotz and a 14-point advantage over Bryan Bemisderfer.

Both legs of the Lockhart-Phillips Unlimited Superbike, the Pro Honda Oils Sportbike and the Buell Lightning Series are part of Sunday's schedule of races.

Local riders

Among the local riders competing in Fall Cycle Scene are former Daytona Beach, Fla., resident Richie Morris, New Smyrna Beach's Michael Luke and Port Orange's Dave Estok.

After living in Daytona Beach for 20 years, Morris moved to Elkhart Lake, Wis., but still considers the "World Center of Racing" as one of his home tracks. Morris will have local sponsors. Both Daytona Harley-Davidson and the Ocean Deck will sponsor his No. 9 Hal's Performance Buell.

If you want to go

There are a couple of different ways to take in Fall Cycle Scene at Daytona. The Speedway is offering an Advance Super 4-day ticket (not good for hot pits) for $35. The ticket is good for infield, paddock, and garage on all four days and must be purchased by Thursday, Oct. 17 at 7 p.m. For tickets, you can call the Speedway ticket office at (386) 253-7223.

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Series Other bike
Drivers Larry Pegram , Michael Barnes , Shawn Higbee , Craig Connell