'Mr. Daytona' Scott Russell to headline AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Breakfast at Daytona, presented by Motul, during Bike Week
January 14, 2013
PICKERINGTON, Ohio -- The
AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame is pleased to announce that "Mr. Daytona"
-- five-time Daytona 200 winner Scott Russell -- will be the featured guest at
its annual AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Breakfast at Daytona, presented by
Motul, on Friday, March 15, 2013, 7:00 a.m., at the Daytona 500 Club on the
infield at Daytona International Speedway.
Taking place during 2013 Daytona Bike Week, the fundraising breakfast will
feature a live interview with Scott Russell on stage, an audience Q&A
period and an autograph session with the AMA Hall of Famer and Daytona 200
legend. The event is open to the public, and tickets are available now at www.motorcyclemuseum.org.
Proceeds benefit the American Motorcycle Heritage Foundation, which raises
funds for the Hall of Fame.
"Scott Russell practically owned America's most prestigious motorcycle
roadrace in the 1990s, racing against the best riders in the U.S., and often,
Europeans who would travel to the States to compete," said AMHF Chairman
Jeff Heininger. "If Scott was in the race, more often than not, everyone
else was racing for second place.
"It's more than fitting that the stars have aligned to feature Mr. Daytona
at the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Breakfast at Daytona -- at Daytona
International Speedway," Heininger added. "This is one event that
fans won't want to miss."
Russell said he's looking forward to connecting with fans and catching up with old
industry friends at the Breakfast at Daytona.
"As a fan, a racer, and now as a TV commentator, I've been coming to
Daytona in March forever, and it's great now to be hosted in one of my favorite
places in support of the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame," Russell said.
"Daytona will always be a special place for me."
Russell may be best known for winning the Daytona 200 in 1992, 1994, 1995, 1997
and 1998, but he also won the AMA Superbike Championship (1992), and the World
Superbike Championship (1993). In addition, he holds three AMA 750 Supersport
titles, and won the famous Suzuka Eight-Hour endurance race with Aaron Slight
Russell's Daytona 200 wins are among the most impressive Daytona 200 finishes
ever. His 1995 victory, which came after an opening lap crash that saw him
remount in last place and battle for 199 miles to win over Carl Fogarty, is
perhaps his best remembered. The photo of Russell jumping over his fallen bike
to remount made the cover of Cycle
World magazine, and cemented the Georgia native as a bona fide
roadracing hero to millions of fans worldwide.
One of Russell's longtime sponsors was Motul lubricants, which comes on board
as the presenting sponsor for the Breakfast at Daytona.
"Scott was the kind of racer who connected with fans instantly," said
Motul President Dave Wolman. "His outspoken personality and obvious
talent on the track, particularly at Daytona, made him as colorful as his
trademark leathers and helmet. We at Motul are proud to support him again at
the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Breakfast at Daytona."
For details of the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Breakfast at Daytona, and to buy
tickets, please visit www.motorcyclemuseum.org.