Victory Motorcycles wants a piece of the NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle Drag Racing scene, which has been dominated in recent years by the Screamin’ Eagle Harley-Davidson team.
The Minnesota-based manufacturer has created Victory Factory Racing, which includes two-time World Champion Matt Smith and wife/co-rider Angie.
Victory says both Matt and Angie Smith have demonstrated the “professionalism, dedication and success that assures Victory a partnership in keeping with the commitment to excellence that is a fundamental part of its DNA.”
“Victory is excited to enter the world of NHRA Pro Stock Drag Racing.” said Steve Menneto, VP Motorcycles for Polaris. “It is Victory’s intent to continue to test ourselves at the highest levels and the Victory Factory Racing Team is the perfect opportunity for us.
“The excitement that is created at an NHRA event is a match with the energy that Victory brings to every one of its motorcycles, and will be an opportunity to share that excitement with Victory owners and dealers around the country. NHRA racing allows fans to get close to the action and watch as the teams prep the bikes for the next run. Victory will host hospitality areas to allow owners to feel the heat from these powerful machines. NHRA racing is an experience like no other.
“Both Matt and Angie are fan-friendly and enjoy sharing their experiences with their fans and increasing the enthusiasm for this exciting form of motorcycle racing. As Victory ambassadors, they will bring even more energy to our owners and strengthen their sense of pride while riding their Victory motorcycles to the races.”
This year’s NHRA Pro Stock season begins March 13 at the Gatornationals in Gainesville, Fla.
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