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Jul 22, 2019

American Flat Track: Harley-Davidson Announces AFT Production Twins Contingency Program

James Rispoli (71) piloting the Black Hills Harley-Davidson ProBEAM XG750R at the Lima Half-Mile. Photo by Scott Hunter, courtesy of AFT.

Harley-Davidson Announces 2019 AFT Production Twins Contingency Program

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (July 22, 2019) – Harley-Davidson announced today its 2019 American Flat Track Contingency Program for the AFT Production Twins class to begin with the 2019 Black Hills Half-Mile presented by Law Tigers running Tuesday, August 6 in Rapid City, S.D.

The momentum behind the XG750R as an AFT Production Twins machine has been growing as James Rispoli took his first class podium aboard the Black Hills Harley-Davidson ProBEAM XG750R at the Lima Half-Mile.

Friday's announcement of Roof Systems AFT Singles presented by Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys points leader Dalton Gauthier's intention to race a second Black Hills Harley-Davidson ProBEAM XG750R has furthered the excitement around Harley-Davidson's commitment to contingency support for the AFT Production Twins class.

"We are very excited to see the growth and emerging talent within the AFT Production Twins class," said Eric Jensen, Global Brand Marketing Lead for Harley-Davidson. "Harley-Davidson motorcycles go back to the very foundation of professional flat track and we see the AFT Production Twins class as an opportunity to expand the legacy of Harley-Davidson within the sport."

“Harley Davidson’s contingency announcement is the latest indication of excitement and momentum growing in our new AFT Production Twins class.” said Michael Lock, CEO of American Flat Track. “Terry Rymer, of Black Hills Harley-Davidson, has been a big supporter of Production Twins and his all-star lineup of Rispoli and Gauthier is sure to make a splash.”

The per-race contingency payouts are available to non-factory riders in the AFT Production Twins class and is broken down as follows:

Finishing Position

1. $2,500

2. $1,500

3. $1,000

Per-Race Subtotal $5,000

Races 7 races

Per-Race 2019 Total $30,000

To be eligible for contingency payouts, riders must run an eligible XG750R in the AFT Production Twins class. To remain eligible, all machines must maintain stock bodywork and riders must wear a Harley-Davidson logo on the upper-chest portion of their leathers.

To help riders take home as many contingency dollars as possible, American Flat Track has created online Contingency Guidelines for each of its three classes: 2019 American Flat Track Contingency Guidelines.

The American Flat Track competitors will be kicking off an intense and jam-packed August with the Buffalo Chip TT in Sturgis, S.D., on Sunday, August 4 and the Black Hills Half-Mile presented by Law Tigers in Rapid City, S.D. on Tuesday, August 6. As always, live coverage will be available at FansChoice.tv. Tickets are available through www.americanflattrack.com/.

For more information on American Flat Track visit www.americanflattrack.com.

How to Watch:

NBCSN and FansChoice.tv are the official homes for coverage of American Flat Track. For the 2019 season, NBCSN’s coverage of AFT moves to highly-coveted, weekend afternoon programming slots within two weeks of each event. The complete schedule for AFT on NBCSN can be viewed at http://www.americanflattrack.com/events-nbcsn/. FansChoice.tv remains a cornerstone of AFT's digital strategy, providing live streaming coverage of every event on AFT’s live page while previous events and exclusive features are available on AFT’s VOD page.

About American Flat Track:

American Flat Track is the world's premier dirt track motorcycle racing series and one of the longest-running championships in the history of motorsports. Sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing in Daytona Beach, Fla., the series is highly regarded as the most competitive form of dirt track motorcycle racing on the globe. For more information on American Flat Track, please visit http://www.americanflattrack.com, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, check us out on Instagram, live stream the events at FansChoice.tv and catch all the American Flat Track racing action on NBCSN.