National Guard Joins Parts Unlimited In Sponsorship of AMA Pro American Superbike

AMA Pro National Guard American Superbike presented by Parts Unlimited Debuts at Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (March 4, 2009) - The Army National Guard and Parts Unlimited will join together in 2009 as the respective title and presenting sponsors of the AMA Pro National Guard American Superbike presented by Parts Unlimited class. The announcement was made by officials from both organizations and AMA Pro Racing in a press conference today at Daytona International Speedway, site of Thursday's 2009 season-opening AMA Pro American Superbike race.

The paring of the National Guard with Parts Unlimited gives AMA Pro American Superbike one of its strongest title partnerships since the series first ran as a National Championship in 1976. The National Guard is also the first-year title sponsor of the No. 54 National Guard Jordan Suzuki GSX-R1000 AMA Pro American Superbike and rider Geoff May while Parts Unlimited is celebrating its 10th year as the title sponsor of the Parts Unlimited Canada Superbike Championship.

"The National Guard is an American institution and Parts Unlimited has maintained an iconic presence in North American motorcycle racing for a decade," said AMA Pro Racing President Roger Edmondson. "We are honored that these respected organizations have come together to support AMA Pro National Guard American Superbike presented by Parts Unlimited and look forward to a successful inaugural season and many more mutually beneficial years to come."

Complementing its team and series presence, the National Guard will also be the title partner of the Hometown Heroes portion of AMA Pro Racing's web site This program will highlight hometown riders and crew members that grew up within the vicinity of AMA Pro Road Racing events as well as service men and women from the same region.

"We planned our involvement in motorcycle road racing with the Jordan Suzuki team but never thought we would be able to launch that program with a complementary title position with the entire AMA Pro American Superbike division," said Sergeant First Class (SFC) John Metzler of the National Guard Bureau Advertising Strength Maintenance Division. "We see a clear spirit of teamwork and cooperation from the new AMA Pro Road Racing that complements the values inherent in the Army National Guard. With a large number of motorcycle enthusiasts in the Army National Guard and future enthusiasts this was a great partnership."

The National Guard is the oldest component of the Armed Forces of the United States and one of the nation's longest enduring institutions. The National Guard operates in all 50 states, three territories (Puerto Rico, Guam and the Virgin Islands) and the District of Columbia. For more information, visit the National Guard's Web site at

For more than 40 years, Parts Unlimited has been the premier North American powersports parts and accessories distributor and the number-one choice of dealers who want to provide customers with the finest selection of quality products from the top brand names in the industry. Parts Unlimited supports dealers and consumers with friendly service, fast shipping and technical support for every product sold in its stores. Parts Unlimited's parent company is LeMans Corporation, which has its worldwide headquarters in Janesville, Wisconsin, and more information can be found at

"Parts Unlimited is proud to be the presenting partner in the 2009 AMA Pro National Guard American Superbike class and it is a great way to join with race fans to promote the 'We Support the Sport!'(r) philosophy," said Parts Unlimited Motorsports Manager Hylton Beattie. "Our new involvement in AMA Pro National Guard American Superbike presented by Parts Unlimited is the ideal continuation of what has been a very successful involvement in Superbike racing for 10 years. We are honored to support the National Guard's primary title sponsorship as the featured presenting title sponsor and believe this pairing is as strong as any in motorsports."AMA Pro Racing is the premier professional motorcycle racing organization in North America, operating a full schedule of events and championships for a variety of motorcycle disciplines.

From its Daytona Beach headquarters, the organization operates and manages AMA Pro Road Racing, which includes AMA Pro American Superbike, AMA Pro Daytona SportBike, AMA Pro SuperSport and AMA Pro SunTrust Moto-GT. AMA Pro Racing also manages and works closely with the day-to-day operational organizations of the AMA Pro Flat Track Championship and the AMA Pro Supermoto Championship Series in addition to other two-wheel and ATV series. Learn more about AMA Pro Racing at