Roger Hayden will not compete in the 2009 Daytona 200 after being granted a leave of absence by the Monster Energy Kawasaki race team. Mike Preston, Kawasaki Road Racing manager, says the leave is due to personal reasons. “Roger is a valued member of the extended Kawasaki family, and the relationship is one of mutual […]
Miss The Daytona 200? Catch It All On YouTube
If you missed the Daytona 200 this year, you can catch the full race, in its entirety, now on Youtube. See it below.
Many fans of road racing in the U.S. are well aware the series isn’t doing so well this season. A dramatic drop in scheduled races this year hurt the series, but perhaps the biggest blow was not being able to secure a television package for the season. An extremely late announcement that the entire 2014 season would be live streamed on Fanschoice.tv clearly wasn’t noticed by all.
That’s too bad, as this year’s race was highly entertaining. At least for the first two-thirds of it. There were large drafting battles and good battles for the lead. An unfortunate crash meant the battle up front came to an end, but nonetheless, the historic finish marks the end of the 200 being run by the middleweight class. Next year, the Daytona 200 will once again be run by the 1000cc Superbikes.