Interesting, they chose to drop the formula honda race for this event. I thought that was suposed to be the next big racing class.
It would be enlightening to know the politics in the background. Honda/AMA decide that the Daytona 200 is to dangerous for the superbikes, so they use the "mini-superbike" class to run it, yet the GP comes to town and the favorite son series does not get to run.
Go to Salinas- There are a sting of hotels right off the 101 that include a Days Inn. It's pretty easy to find lodging there and its only 30mins away or so. It's worth the drive and the people of Salinas were wonderfully entertaining after dark.
I said she was wonderful (oh, must have forgotten to mention the SHE part) not glowing. Her friend was pretty good, too. According to my Dad. There is a pretty cool Irish bar on town that is worth the time of day if you shoot pool or throw darts.