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Feb 8, 2019

Suzuki Motor Of America Offering Nearly $8 Million In Racing Contingency For 2019 Season

Chris Parrish (128), the 2018 MotoAmerica Twins Cup Champion, on his Suzuki SV650. Photo by Brian J. Nelson.
Suzuki Posts Nearly $8 Million in 2019 Racing Contingency
Own the Racetrack with Off-Road, MX, Flat Track, and Road Race Support
Brea, CA (February 8, 2019) - Offering one of the most comprehensive payouts in the industry, Suzuki Motor of America, Inc.’s (SMAI) Racing Contingency Program returns strong for 2019 with nearly $8 million in available funds. From local series to world championships, and everything in between, Suzuki’s commitment to racing and its leading contingency program as well as Suzuki’s Amateur Racing and RM Army Support is at the core of its DNA. Suzuki riders can take full advantage of these program benefits while owning the racetrack and earning valuable rewards.

Up to $6 million in contingency is available for off-road and motocross riders to race the all-new Suzuki RM-Z250, RM-Z450, RM85, and RMX450Z. Nearly $1.3 million can be earned by road racers competing on legendary GSX-R1000, GSX-R600, and SV650 sportbikes. An additional half-million dollars of contingency is available to flat track racers campaigning the RM-Z450 or using engines from the renowned SV650 V-Twin.

2019 Suzuki MX & Off-Road Contingency Program
Suzuki’s MX and Off-road contingency has been expanded with the addition of several premier off-road racing championships plus continued support of AMA Supercross, AMA Motocross, and a variety of amateur series. The program includes track-side support and double contingency payout at selected events.

“Suzuki has a rich history supporting racers in all disciplines across the country with our excellent contingency program,” said Chris Wheeler, MX Support Manager. “It is important for the Suzuki brand to continue improving this program and helping as many riders as possible to get out and race more often. We are excited to have so many Suzuki riders out there doing what they love. And, not only do they get to take advantage of one of the industry’s largest contingency programs but they get to be part of something more with the Suzuki RM Army initiative.”

Built on a championship-winning legacy, the RM Army program is designed to create passion and unity between Suzuki and its racers. Through Suzuki’s Amateur Racing Support, RM Army amateur racers can take full advantage of program benefits including a once in a lifetime opportunity to attend Camp Carmichael; a unique and exclusive program that provides Suzuki amateur racers the chance to train with 15-time MX/SX Champion, Ricky Carmichael, at his private training facility in Cairo, Georgia. During this two-day camp, “The G.O.A.T” will help riders improve their overall MX skills and cover topics such as fitness, training, and bike set-up.

2019 Suzuki Road Racing Contingency Program
Suzuki’s road racing contingency offerings have been increased to include several premier championships including MotoAmerica’s Superbike, Stock 1000, SuperSport, and Twins Cup classes, along with other regional and local amateur road race events. Suzuki remains the brand of choice with recent road racing championships captured on GSX-R and SV models*.

“Suzuki’s support of road racing has also been bolstered with the 2019 contingency program offering approximately $1.3 million,” said Pat Alexander, Race Support Manager. “Available to road racers in the United States, Suzuki is proud to support riders with one of the best programs in the country. And thanks to the Suzuki’s XTRM contingency website, racers can take advantage of a more convenient way to access their funds and use their well-deserved earnings.”

2019 Suzuki Flat Track Contingency Program
To support the renaissance of flat track racing in the United States, Suzuki’s 2019 contingency program includes the American Flat Track series with pay-outs available in the AFT Twins, AFT Production Twins, and AFT Singles classes. This support is fitting as past Suzuki World Champions such as Kevin Schwantz and Kenny Roberts Jr. started their racing careers on flat track machines.

“We see many motorcycle racers, including MotoAmerica Superbike and MotoGP stars, use American-style flat track training to gain valuable skills,” added Alexander. “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.”

This strong commitment to Suzuki’s leading contingency program, Amateur Racing Support, and RM Army programs not only benefits riders but brings enthusiasm and unity between Suzuki, its dealers and racers. Take advantage today and own the racetrack with Suzuki!

Register for Suzuki contingency and race your way to the top of the podium. Getting started is as simple as this:
  • Own an eligible Suzuki model (or use an eligible Suzuki engine)
  • Complete the online registration process at racesuzuki.com
  • Race a specified event on the Suzuki Contingency Payout Schedule
  • Place in a paying position
  • Receive your rewards directly into your digital wallet

To learn more about Suzuki’s 2019 contingency program and all available benefits, please visit racesuzuki.com or suzukicycles.com/racing.

*2017 MotoAmerica Superbike Championship – GSX-R1000, 2018 MotoAmerica Twins Cup Championship – SV650





More, from a press release issued by MotoAmerica:

Suzuki Posting Nearly $1.3 Million In MotoAmerica Contingency

Suzuki Posting Contingency In Four MotoAmerica Classes

COSTA MESA, CA (February 8, 2019)– Suzuki Motor of America Inc. has announced nearly $8 million in contingency for the 2019 racing season, including nearly $1.3 million going to the MotoAmerica Series racers who race a Suzuki GSX-R1000, GSX-R600 and SV650.

Suzuki has announced its MotoAmerica contingency program for the 2019 MotoAmerica Series, a program that totals nearly $1.3 million.

Suzuki’s road racing contingency offerings have been increased to include several premier championships, including MotoAmerica’s Superbike, Stock 1000, Supersport and Twins Cup classes, along with other regional and local amateur road race events.

“Suzuki’s support of road racing has also been bolstered with the 2019 contingency program offering approximately $1.3 million,” said Pat Alexander, Race Support Manager. “Available to road racers in the United States, Suzuki is proud to support riders with one of the best programs in the country. And thanks to the Suzuki XTRM contingency website, racers can take advantage of a more convenient way to access their funds and use their well-deserved earnings.”

Suzuki’s contingency pays $10,000 to win a MotoAmerica Superbike event; second place pays $5000, third pays $3000, fourth pays $2000 and fifth pays $1000. Supersport will pay $6000 for a win, $4000 for second, $3000 for third, $2000 for fourth and $1000 for fifth. The Stock 1000 and Twins Cup feature identical payouts of $3000 for a win, $2000 for second, $1000 for third, $750 for fourth and $500 for fifth.

“Suzuki has been a supporter of the MotoAmerica Series since day one and they continue to support the series,” said MotoAmerica President Wayne Rainey. “For 2019, Suzuki is again offering a strong contingency program to our racers in four of our classes – Superbike, Supersport, Stock 1000 and Twins Cup. They also support the Yoshimura Suzuki team and the M4 ECSTAR Suzuki team in our paddock. If you win a MotoAmerica Superbike race you can take home $15,000 when you combine the Suzuki contingency with MotoAmerica’s payout. Win two races over the course of a weekend and that’s $30,000.”

MotoAmerica’s purse payout for the 2019 season is set at $1,430,000 across all five classes of racing.

The 10-round MotoAmerica Series gets rolling at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta, April 5-7, and concludes at Barber Motorsports Park, September 20-22.

The 2019 MotoAmerica Series schedule is as follows:

April 5-7 – Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta, Braselton, Georgia

April 12-14 – Circuit of The Americas, Austin, Texas

May 4-5 – VIRginia International Raceway, Alton, Virginia

May 31-June 2 – Road America, Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin

June 15-16 – Utah Motorsports Campus, Grantsville, Utah

July 12-14 – WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca, Monterey, California

August 10-11 – Sonoma Raceway, Sonoma, California

August 23-25 – Pittsburgh International Race Complex, Wampum, Pennsylvania

September 7-8 – New Jersey Motorsports Park, Millville, New Jersey

September 20-22 – Barber Motorsports Park, Birmingham, Alabama

About MotoAmerica

MotoAmerica is the North American road racing series created in 2014 that is home to the AMA Superbike Championship. MotoAmerica is an affiliate of KRAVE Group LLC, a partnership that includes three-time 500cc World Champion, two-time AMA Superbike Champion, and AMA Hall of Famer Wayne Rainey, ex-racer and former manager of Team Roberts Chuck Aksland, motorsports marketing executive Terry Karges, and businessman Richard Varner. For more information on MotoAmerica, visit www.MotoAmerica.com. Also make sure to follow MotoAmerica on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

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