The clock is ticking, but there’s still time to get your tickets for the best place to be at Bike Week next week: the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Breakfast at Daytona, featuring Hall of Famer, 1988 Daytona 200 winner and 1993 500cc World Grand Prix roadracing Champion Kevin Schwantz.
Tickets are still available online through Monday, March 12, to attend the fundraiser, set for the Friday of Bike Week, March 16, at the Daytona 500 Club in the infield of Daytona International Speedway. Tickets are $75, with all proceeds supporting the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame. For more info or to register, please call (614) 856-2222, or click here: events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=vw9ldxbab&oeidk=a07e5hlf82pad25d678.
Featured speaker Schwantz, who was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1999, rocketed to prominence as one of America’s best roadracers during the mid-1980s. By the end of the decade, Schwantz had moved to international competition in the 500cc Grand Prix World Championships. He was a perennial top rider in that series and won the world championship in 1993. During his Grand Prix racing career, Schwantz racked up 25 500cc GP victories, putting him second all-time among American riders.
At the breakfast, Schwantz will be interviewed onstage by race announcer and Bike Week mainstay Ben Cheatwood before fielding questions from the audience in a rare up-close-and-personal appearance.
The event will also include the popular silent auction to benefit the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame. Special items available for the auction are still rolling in, and among them is an authentic Nichole Cheza flat-track racing helmet (complete with racetrack roost spots), a Bill Werner “Pair of Nines” race shirt honoring racers Gary Nixon and Jay Springsteen, special signed posters from past Hall of Fame events, un-cut Champs trading cards (Vintage Motorcycles; AMA SuperBikes; HiFlyers motocross), VIP tickets to the final round of the Monster Energy AMA Supercross in Las Vegas, an autographed copy of Buzz Kanter’s Indian Motocycles book, tickets to the Red Bull Indianapolis GP, and much more.
Several individuals have signed on as sponsors of the event, including AMA Board Chairman Stan Simpson and long-time Hall of Fame supporters Mike and Margaret Wilson, Don Rosene, the John Penton Family, Corbin Pacific, John Tibben and KK Motorcycle Supply. Additional sponsorships — individual and corporate — are available by contacting Steve Gotoski at firstname.lastname@example.org.