Raymond Scott Russell

Wednesday 28th October 1964

Born on this day, Raymond Scott Russell, aka Mr. Daytona, in East Point, Georgia, US.
Scott Russell’s race history reads, World Superbike Champion, AMA Superbike Champion, three-time AMA Supersport Champion, won the Daytona 200 a record five times, and won the Suzuka 8-Hour in 1993. Oh yeah, did I mention that Russell is the all-time leader in 750cc AMA Supersport wins. Not bad for a guy who quit school to follow his dream, finding inspiration in Freddie Spencer’s 1985 Daytona victory. Russell went from a job in a garbage bag factory to the podiums at racetracks all over the world.
After racing motocross as a kid, Russell raced in WERA events before reaching AMA in 1987. In 1988 he was runner-up in the 750cc Supersport Class. He was Superbike runner-up in 1989, before winning the 750cc Supersport title three years in a row from 1990 to 1992 (winning every race in 1991). In 1992, Russell claimed the AMA Superbike Championship. His favorite race was the 1995 Daytona 200 where he crashed on the first lap, got back on the bike and won, finishing ahead of Britain’s man of legend, *Carl Fogarty.

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