AMA Pro Road Racing ContingencyArai Helmets has posted nearly $125,000 in contingency awards for all sponsored Arai racers for the 2013 AMA Pro Road Racing and dirt track season.
Brian M. Weston (Managing Director, Arai Helmet America) says: “We haven’t always talked about our contingency programs. It was just supporting the sport and the racers as we’ve done for so many years. But with so many companies publishing their programs, we wanted to reiterate Arai’s level of participation. Simply put, we want our racers to know we love ‘em.”To be eligible, a racer must race in a DOT/Snell M2010-certified Arai helmet, and display Arai logos on both sides of the bodywork or fairing and on the leathers. It is not necessary to register with Arai; simply send Arai an invoice with the official podium position, event, and series after a race weekend. For details, or to send information, contact: racing@AraiAmericas.com.The Arai 2013 Contingency Award Program:SuperBike per round: 1st place: $1,500; 2nd place: $1,000; 3rd place: $750 Championship: $10,000. SuperBike total: $55,500Daytona SportBike per round: 1st place: $1,000; 2nd place: $750; 3rd place: $500 Championship: $10,000; Daytona SportBike total: $39,250SuperSport per round: 1st place: $300; 2nd place: $200; 3rd place: $100 SuperSport total: $8,400Flat Track Expert Singles per round: 1st place: $300; 2nd place: $200; 3rd place: $100 Championship: $1,500; Flat Track Singles total: $3,900Flat Track Expert Twins per round: 1st place: $500; 2nd place: $250; 3rd place: $100 Championship: $1,500; Flat Track Twins total: $10,000 GNC Championship overall: $5,000Arai 2013 Contingency Grand Total : $122,050For additional information on Arai, visit araiamericas.com.
Aprilia Tuono 660 Factory + Steve ’Stavros’ Parrish
byMotos and Friends by Ultimate Motorcycle
Hello everyone and welcome once again to Ultimate Motorcycling’s weekly podcast—Motos and Friends. My name is Arthur Coldwells.
Our first segment features the new Aprilia Tuono 660 Factory. Senior Editor Nic de Sena brings us his report on the flagship version of Aprilia’s upright middleweight machine. He gives us insight into whether it’s worth spending the extra money on the Factory version, and also of course, whether this sporting Aprilia is really the motorcycle for you.
The next guest segment of Motos and Friends is brought to you by the faster and most technologically advanced, 2023 Suzuki Hayabusa—one of the most iconic sportbikes ever. Check it out in person at your local Suzuki dealer now, or visit suzukicycles.com to learn more.
In this segment, Associate Editor Teejay Adams chats with (arguably) one of the most interesting Suzuki race riders of all time. the iconic RG500 alongside teammate double World Champion Barry Sheene. The two were almost as famous for their exploits off-track, as for their success on it. Those were the days! Steve also raced the Isle of Man TT for about ten years where he won 13 Silver Replicas, and got a podium finish. His insight into that particular brand of mayhem are fascinating.
But there’s waaay more to Steve Parrish than his motorcycle racing. He is also the most successful Semi-Truck racer ever, and, little known piece of useless trivia—he’s my birthday twin: 24th February. He is a natural entertainer and you can’t miss his recounting of the world’s most entertaining—and arguably terrifying—double-decker bus ride ever. If any of you were actually on that hell-ride then we’d love to hear from you!