AMA Pro Racing Launches New Vance & Hines XR1200 Series.
AMA Pro Racing and Vance & Hines last week announced the launch of the new
AMA Pro Vance & Hines XR1200 Series, a spec-bike five race championship
featuring specially modified Harley-Davidson XR1200 motorcycles.
The new series aims to provide loyal Harley-Davidson owners, dealers and
enthusiasts a chance to join the action at selected AMA Pro Road Racing
weekends throughout the country.
As the presenting sponsor, Vance & Hines will also serve as the official
race kit supplier for the class. The kit will consist of a Vance & Hines
XR1200 exhaust system, a Fuelpak fuel management system, race bodywork
including number plate, single seat tail section and belly pan, 17-inch
front wheel with matching front fender, steering damper, oil cooler
relocator and race decal package. The complete kit will cost $3500.
“We have racing in our DNA, Harley-Davidson has racing in their DNA and we
are truly thrilled to bring Vance & Hines and Harley-Davidson back into AMA
Pro Racing,” Terry Vance, a prolific champion as both rider and team owner,
said of the new series. “The XR1200 has proven to be an exciting platform
for spec racing in Europe and this class will be a perfect cost-effective
platform to showcase new talent on a national stage. Many of the finest
motorcycle racers in the world got their start in the AMA Supertwins class
of the 1990s.”
As in all AMA Pro Road Racing series, Dunlop will provide the spec tire for
the class and Sunoco will fuel the racers with their Sunoco 260 GTX fuel.
In addition to the Vance & Hines kit parts, teams will be allowed to upgrade
their suspension, hand and foot controls, brake components and
AMA Pro Racing Chief Operating Officer David Atlas welcomed the new series,
“The specification of the XR1200 package will put the premium on the rider’s
ability and will provide a great new class of racing that has ties to the
Vance & Hines is also pleased to announce that the XR1200 Series will
feature a $5,000 purse payout at each of the five rounds, $2,500 going to
the race winner, $1,000 to the runner-up and $750 for third. Fourth and
fifth place finishers will receive $500 and $250 respectively.
For the 2010 season, the AMA Pro Racing Vance & Hines XR1200 Series will
race at five rounds of the AMA Pro Road Racing Championship. The first race
will be just north of Harley-Davidson’s Milwaukee headquarters at Road
America in Elkhart Lake, WI. Next up will be the classic Mid-Ohio Sports
Car Course, moving on to Virginia International Raceway and New Jersey
Motorsports Park. The season finale will be at Barber Motorsports Park.
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