Suzuki Posts Largest 2019 American Flat Track Contingency Package
Total AFT Contingency for 2019 Breaks $2 Million
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (February 19, 2019) – Suzuki Motor of America, Inc. has announced the largest contingency package for American Flat Track in 2019 to date – a package totaling over $500,000. This lofty addition to the pool now tips AFT’s total contingency to over $2 million.
Suzuki’s contingency for AFT Twins presented by Vance & Hines is substantial, totaling $325,000, and is available to riders of the popular SV650 V-Twin. For AFT’s newly-added AFT Production Twins class, offerings total over $76,000. In AFT Singles, riders competing aboard the company’s RM-Z450 are eligible for $126,000 in payouts. Suzuki-mounted champions of AFT Twins, AFT Production Twins and AFT Singles classes will be eligible for bonuses of $10,000, $7,500 and $5000, respectively.
The contingency pool posted by Suzuki totals $527,750 and represents the largest combined OEM posting for the season.
“Suzuki’s consistent support for American Flat Track competitors who race either their RM-Z450 or the perennial favorite SV650 is a landmark for 2019 AFT competitors,” said Michael Lock, CEO of American Flat Track. “AFT is delivering a product that presents value to fans, riders and OEMs alike, and 2019 promises to deliver an even greater spectacle than ever before.”
“We see many motorcycle racers, including MotoAmerica Superbike and MotoGP stars, use American-style flat track training to gain valuable skills,” said Pat Alexander, Race Support Manager for Suzuki. “It is important to Suzuki to support this type of competition in a way that can grow the number of racers and increase involvement with our dealers. We are excited to have so many flat track riders using Suzuki power in their racing endeavors.”
To help AFT riders take home as many contingency dollars as possible, American Flat Track has created online Contingency Guidelines, which are available in the Competitor Information section of AFT’s website and can be accessed via the following links:
- AFT Twins Contingency Guidelines
- AFT Production Twins Contingency Guidelines
- AFT Singles Contingency Guidelines
American Flat Track will kick off its highly-anticipated 2019 season with the Bigger, Better, and Faster DAYTONA TT under the lights of the Daytona International Speedway on Thursday, March 14, 2019. Tickets start at just $35 online ($45 at the gate) and are available for purchase now at www.americanflattrack.com.
For more information on American Flat Track and the upcoming 2019 season visit www.americanflattrack.com.
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How to Watch:
NBCSN and FansChoice.tv are the official homes for coverage of American Flat Track. For the 2018 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 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.
About Suzuki Motor of America, Inc.:
Suzuki Motor of America, Inc. (SMAI) distributes Motorcycles, ATVs, Scooters, Outboard Motors and Automotive Parts and Accessories via an extensive dealer network throughout 49 states. SMAI’s supplier, Suzuki Motor Corporation (SMC), based in Hamamatsu, Japan, is a diversified worldwide manufacturer of Motorcycles, ATVs, Scooters, Automobiles and Outboard Motors. Founded in 1909 and incorporated in 1920, SMC has 147 distributors in 201 countries. For more information, visit www.suzuki.com