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Dec 17, 2010

Harley-Davidson Increases Contingency Support For Expanded 2011 AMA Pro Vance & Hines XR1200 Schedule

$45,000 Fund Pays Out to Top 10 in Vance & Hines Spec Class

Milwaukee (December 17, 2011) Harley-Davidson Motor Company is pleased to announce a $45,000 contingency fund in support of the AMA Pro Racing Vance & Hines XR1200 Series, which expands to nine rounds of the 2011 AMA Pro Road Racing season schedule with a kickoff at Daytona International Speedway March 10-12.

The contingency program will pay out $5,000 to the top ten finishers in each of the series' nine rounds, with each race winner earning $1,250 from Harley-Davidson. Second place will receive $1,000, followed by $750 for third, and $500 for fourth. Fifth through tenth place finishers will each receive $250.

"After an exciting debut season, Harley-Davidson is proud to increase its commitment to the XR1200 series for 2011 and expects the series to build on the momentum established last year," said Steve Piehl, Harley-Davidson Director of Customer Experience. "Our contingency fund doubles the fund offered by Vance & Hines and should provide an extra incentive for racers contemplating joining the series."

In addition to running at Daytona for the first time, the XR1200 Series also expands westward to Northern California's Infineon Raceway (May 13-15) and Utah's Miller Motorsports Park on May 28-30 in conjunction with the United States round of the FIM's World Superbike championship. The complete 2011 season schedule is as follows:

March 10 - 12, 2011 Daytona International Speedway
May 13 - 15, 2011 Infineon Raceway
May 28 - 30, 2011 Miller Motorsports Park
June 3 - 5, 2011 Road America
TBD Barber Motorsports Park (tentative)
July 8 - 10, 2011 Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course
July 22 - 24, 2011 Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca
August 12 - 14, 2011 Virginia International Raceway
September 2 - 4, 2011 New Jersey Motorsports Park

*Season Finale Location, Date and Banquet TBD


The Vance & Hines XR1200 Series features Harley-Davidson XR1200 motorcycles specially modified with racing kit parts supplied exclusively through Vance & Hines. For more information on the series, email xr1200@vhmotorsports.com or visit www.amaproracing.com.

Company Background

Harley-Davidson Motor Company produces heavyweight custom, cruiser and touring motorcycles and offers a complete line of Harley-Davidson motorcycle parts, accessories, riding gear and apparel, and general merchandise. For more information, visit harley-davidson.com.