Mar 2, 2002
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From a press release issued by Buell:<BR><BR>BUELL PRO RACING SUPPORT PROGRAMS REVEALED <BR><BR>AMA Buell Pro Thunder and Formula USA Buell Lightning Series to Return in 2002<BR><BR>MILWAUKEE, Wis.--Buell Motorcycle Company recently revealed its professional racing programs for the 2002 season, announcing support for the five-round national AMA Buell Pro Thunder series and the eight-round national Formula USA Buell Lightning Series, presented by Buell Pro Series Accessories.<BR><BR>"Both Buell customers and dealers are actively involved in amateur level racing around the world. And we're excited to add to that involvement by once again sponsoring programs that give our customers and our dealers an opportunity to compete at the national level in professional roadracing," said Erik Buell, chairman and chief technical officer of Buell Motorcycle Company. <BR><BR>The AMA Buell Pro Thunder series, which pits Buell racers against twin-cylinder, triple- cylinder and single-cylinder motorcycles from many other manufacturers, will be a featured event at select AMA Superbike rounds. The events will be held in Daytona, Fla. on March 10; Fountain, Colo. on June 2; Elkhart Lake, Wis. on June 9; Brainerd, Minn. on June 30 and Monterey, Calif. on July 14. The championship runner-up Hal's Buell team and the Tilley's Buell and Kosco's Buell team will be among the top dealer-sponsored teams competing in the Buell Pro Thunder class.<BR><BR>The Formula USA Buell Lightning Series, presented by Buell Pro Series Accessories, is a horsepower and weight restricted Buell-only spec-class. The F-USA events will be held in Daytona, Fla. on March 3; Summit Point, W.Va. on May 26; Loudon, N.H. on June 16; Toronto, Ontario on July 21; Elkhart Lake, Wis. on August 4; Long Pond, Pa. on August 25; Portland, Ore. on September 8; and Daytona again on October 20. Defending class champion Kosco's Buell will return along with many other Buell dealer teams to compete in the series.<BR><BR>To learn more about Buell motorcycles, visit your local Buell dealer today and experience the pure streetfighter attitude, style and performance only found onboard a Buell. Call 1-800-490-9635 for the Buell dealer nearest you. Or pull into .