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2011 AMA XR1200 Series: Nine Rounds

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Harley-Davidson Motor Company is pleased to announce a $45,000 contingency fund in support of the AMA Pro Racing Vance & Hines XR1200 Series, which expands to nine rounds of the 2011 AMA Pro Road Racing season schedule with a kickoff at Daytona International Speedway March 10-12.

The contingency program will pay out $5,000 to the top 10 finishers in each of the AMA series’ nine rounds, with each race winner earning $1,250 from Harley-Davidson.

Second place will receive $1,000, followed by $750 for third, and $500 for fourth. Fifth through tenth place finishers will each receive $250.

Steve Piehl (Harley-Davidson Director of Customer Experience) says: "After an exciting debut season, Harley-Davidson is proud to increase its commitment to the XR1200 series for 2011 and expects the series to build on the momentum established last year."

"Our contingency fund doubles the fund offered by Vance & Hines and should provide an extra incentive for racers contemplating joining the series."

In addition to running at Daytona for the first time, the AMA XR1200 Series also expands westward to Northern California’s Infineon Raceway (May 13-15) and Utah’s Miller Motorsports Park on May 28-30 in conjunction with the United States round of the FIM’s World Superbike championship.

The complete 2011 AMA XR1200 Series Season schedule is as follows:

March 10 – 12, 2011, Daytona International Speedway
May 13 – 15, 2011, Infineon Raceway
May 28 – 30, 2011, Miller Motorsports Park
June 3 – 5, 2011, Road America
TBD, Barber Motorsports Park (tentative)
July 8 – 10, 2011, Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course
July 22 – 24, 2011, Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca
August 12 – 14, 2011, Virginia International Raceway
September 2 – 4, 2011, New Jersey Motorsports Park

*Season Finale Location, Date and Banquet TBD

The Vance & Hines XR1200 Series features Harley-Davidson XR1200 motorcycles specially modified with racing kit parts supplied exclusively through Vance & Hines. For more information on the series, email xr1200@vhmotorsports.com or visit amaproracing.com.

Ron Lieback
Ron Lieback
One of the few moto journalists based on the East Coast, Ron Lieback joined the motorcycle industry as a freelancer in 2007, and is currently Online Editor at Ultimate Motorcycling. He is also the author of "365 to Vision: Modern Writer's Guide (How to Produce More Quality Writing in Less Time).

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