In late January, Andy Pallemaerts, owner of Volusia Motorsports in New Smyrna Beach, Florida, proudly sported a Victory T-shirt while running a 5k road race inside Daytona International Speedway.
Andy joked that he was running to get in shape for the upcoming Daytona Bike Week, but the run was actually part of his "Family Fit for ‘13" pledge to get fit and stay fit throughout 2013. His teenaged daughter Megan joined him in the race.
“My lap time was somewhat disappointing, as I would have been lapped 18 times by the AMA road race guys competing in the Daytona 200!" Andy joked. "I needed to get in shape for the busy schedule at Volusia Motorsports during Bike Week. Actually, everyone in our family is encouraging each other to exercise more and take advantage of Florida's winters, and the race was great fun,” he said.
Andy covered the 3.2-mile course in 32 minutes, 36 seconds. “I was happy with my time and it was a really cool event as runners got a free ticket to the Rolex 24 Hour car race!”
Bike Week Events Planned
Volusia Motorsports will host the 4th Annual Victory Custom Bike Show on Wednesday, March 13. Riders can register their bikes from noon to 2 p.m., after which judging will take place. Awards will be presented at 4 p.m.
Classes include Best Victory Cruiser, Bagger, Touring Model and Best “Other Bike.”
Following the bike show, Victory riders are invited to ride to BJ’s Brewhouse near the Speedway for a Victory Patio Party.
You’ll find details about Victory Bike Week activities at the Victory at Daytona Page. The page includes a link to registration for the March 15 Victory Ride and Victory Reception. The ride and reception are exclusively for Victory riders, who are asked to register online in advance.
Volusia Motorsports is located at 1701 S.R. 44, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168, phone: 386-428-2212. BJ’s Brewhouse is located at 2514 W. Int’l. Speedway Blvd., Daytona Beach, FL 32114, phone: 386-226-2005.
• Check out Travis Pastrana taking laps on the Speedway aboard a Victory Cross Country.
Andy showcased the brand by wearing his Victory T-shirt during the 5k race.
Megan and Andy had some fun at the start-finish line of the legendary superspeedway.
The 5k race finished on the Speedway’s pit road, with runners passing through the blue arch (right) with timing equipment.