AMA Pro Racing Announces Enhanced Purse and SPEED Coverage for XR1200 Indianapolis Double-Header

DAYTONA BEACH, FL (August 24, 2011) - AMA Pro Racing is pleased to announce a special $30,000 purse for this weekend's Vance & Hines XR1200 presented by Harley-Davidson Insurance races, which will run as part of the Red Bull Indianapolis GP weekend, August 26-28. To honor the class' inaugural appearance at the famed Brickyard, a number of companies -- Harley-Davidson Insurance, Dunlop Tires, Vance & Hines, and Harley-Davidson -- have stepped up to provide extra support for this historic event.

The generous support of these companies has resulted in a $15,000 purse for each Vance & Hines XR1200 race (paying down through twentieth position) and has helped make possible a special SPEED TV broadcast that will deliver complete coverage of the Indianapolis XR1200 double-header to home audiences. The show will air Sunday, August 28, at 6 p.m. ET, and history will be made Saturday, when Harley-Davidson motorcycles line up to race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the first time in more than 100 years.

The riders who take victories this weekend will be following in the distant footsteps of A.G. Chapple and E.G. Baker, who earned the August 1909 five-mile and ten-mile race wins at IMS, respectively. Among the thirty-plus riders who've signed up to vie for that honor are current championship points-leader Chris Fillmore, Daytona SportBike star Jason DiSalvo, two-time XR1200 race winner Steve Rapp, 2010 British XR1200 Trophy Champion Jeremy McWilliams, and 2011 Canadian Harley-Davidson XR1200 Cup Champion Steve Crevier. Joining them will be a litany of other quick riders including Shelina Moreda -- the first female motorcycle racer to compete at Indianapolis -- and popular Indiana locals Michael Morgan and Gene Burcham.

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