DAYTONA BEACH, Fla.--Visitor interests here hope to recoup this
month some of the losses incurred when wildfires forced the July 4
cancellation of the Pepsi 400 Nascar Winston Cup stock car race.
According to Sharon Mock, executive director of the Daytona
Beach Convention & Visitors Bureau, the Pepsi 400 was
rescheduled for the evening of Oct. 17, and hotel room availability
for that period is tight.
Another event always held in October is Biketoberfest, set for
Oct. 22 to 25. It focuses on motorcycle races and related
activities. There are very few rooms left in town during that
event, Mock reported.
The Pepsi 400 is expected to return to its early July date in
1999, she said.