Monday, February 28, 2011

Daytona 200

The Daytona 200 is the most historic and arguably the most prestigious motorcycle race in America. This years race at Daytona International Speedway will be the 70th running of the event that began in 1937 when Ed Kretz averaged 73.34 mph aboard his Indian Sport Scout to outrun a field of 86 on a race course that combined the sand of the beach and the asphalt paved highway A1A.

With any major sporting event there is always the story, and the many stories within the story.  Often the story within can outshine the story itself.  One of this years stories will be Sorrento, Fl racer Pat Mooney's Daytona campaign.

I will follow the Daytona 200 again this year as I have for many years, and I'll follow the Mooney Campaign with in depth coverage as it all plays out from beginning to the checkered flag on the afternoon of March 12, 2011.

Watch the slide show of privateer Pat Mooney at Daytona. Finished 22nd, the British rider on the American bike. Through the speed traps in excess of 165 MPH! A salute to the little guy in the big race.

visit the Pat Mooney Racing page:

e-mail Tom Rose at: