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Aug 17, 2011

Higbee To Compete In AMA Pro XR1200 Races At Indianapolis

Milwaukee, WI - The motorcycle racing community is excited with the news that there will be 2 AMA Pro Vance and Hines XR1200 races at the Red Bull Indianapolis MotoGP event on August 27th and 28th. As a current front running participant in the AMA Pro Racing Vance and Hines XR1200 series intends to participate in this event with AMA pro rider Shawn Higbee at the controls.

Team Principal Wes Orloff: "We are extremely excited about the opportunity to race in front of a world audience at the Red Bull Indianapolis GP. As this was a late addition to the AMA Pro Vance and Hines XR1200 series schedule, we had not budgeted for the event, but we have had some great sponsors and grass roots support step up to help out. We are lucky enough to be teaming with Indianapolis Southside Harley-Davidson, a 4 generation family owned dealership. It is great to be working with a local dealership with such a long history with the Harley-Davidson brand and strong racing connection. The team is looking forward to representing Indianapolis Southside H-D at the Red Bull Indy GP."

Individual enthusiast sponsorship for the team came from a surprising source: A Buell owners internet forum.

Orloff: "A big thanks goes out to the enthusiasts at who have helped our cause. Their support has been fantastic. Obviously Shawn has a lot of Buell fans out there that want to see him do well. They have helped out previously on Buell Daytona 200 efforts and the Roadracing World Action Fund, so its great to be able to represent these enthusiasts with a history of supporting racing."

Higbee's comments: "I am excited to be racing the Indianapolis Southside Harley-Davidson XR1200 at the Red Bull Indianapolis GP. I think the racing will be close and it will be awesome to be in that pack of Harley's running down the front stretch through the stands for the first time. I appreciate all the support from the fans. We will do our best to deliver a good result for them." XR1200 is sponsored by:

Indianapolis Southside Harley-Davidson
Harley-Davidson Syn 3 Synthetic oil
Shoei Helmets
Shorai Battery
Traxxion Dynamics
Andrew Tibbits Dentistry
Heroic leathers
Innovate Motorsports
Taylormade Racing
Chickenhawk racing
Millennium Technologies
Spykes H-D
Antelope Valley H-D

For more information concerning sponsorship and the team, please contact:

Leah Orloff
Mukwonago, WI

Shawn Higbee
Murrieta, CA
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