Dec 17, 2010
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From a press release
$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 firstname.lastname@example.org or visit .
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.