Motorcycle Racing NewsThe AMA Pro Harley-Davidson XR1200 Series is set to debut at this weekend’s American SuperBike Doubleheader, to be held June 4-6 at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin.
The XR1200 Series is a spec-bike five-race series featuring specially modified Harley-Davidson XR1200 motorcycles. Vance & Hines is the title sponsor and official kit supplier for the class. The special kits 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 cost for the complete kit, which does not include the price of the motorcycle, is $3,500.00.As in all AMA Pro Road Racing divisions, 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 supplied kit parts, teams will be able to upgrade their suspension, hand and foot controls, brake components and instrumentation.Harley-Davidson will be posting a recently-announced motorcycle racing contingency program for competitors that will add $5,000 a weekend to the existing race purse.In addition to the announced $5,000 AMA Pro Vance & Hines XR1200 Series prize money, H-D will also contribute $5,000 to the top ten finishers in each race: $1,250 for the win; $1,000 for second; $750 for third; $500 for fourth and $250 for fifth through tenth places. The purse for each race of the five-race series now totals $10,000 and pays down to tenth position. $3,750 will go to the winner of each race, $2,000 to second place, $1,500 to third place, $1,000 to fourth, $500 to fifth and $250 to sixth through tenth places. "We’re excited to support this grassroots racing class with a contingency program that rewards racers deep into the field," Steve Piehl, Harley-Davidson’s Director of Customer Experience, stated in a press release. "Our contingency fund doubles the generous purse previously announced by Vance & Hines and AMA Pro Racing and should provide an extra incentive to racers considering competing in this series."This exciting new series will provide loyal Harley-Davidson owners, dealers and enthusiasts a chance to join the action at selected AMA Pro Road Racing weekends throughout the country. In addition to the inaugural race at Road America, which is just north of Harley-Davidson’s Milwaukee, Wisconsin headquarters, the series will visit Mid-Ohio (July 16-18), Virginia International Raceway (August 13-15), New Jersey Motorsports Park (September 3-5) and conclude at Barber Motorsports Park (September 24-26).