$80K 'Long Haul Award' Announced for AMA Pro Flat TrackCity National Bank has stepped up to enhance the purse during 2015 AMA Pro Flat Track. The bank, along with AMA Pro Racing, announced the new “Long Haul Award,” which pays $80,000 directly to riders throughout 2015 AMA Pro Flat Track.

AMA Pro Racing reports that The award is part of an initiative to reduce and offset costs for riders and teams, and will pay $500 each to the 10 riders who traveled the greatest distance to each AMA Pro Flat Track event. Riders must qualify for the Harley-Davidson GNC1 presented by Vance & Hines Main Event from the Heats or Semis to be eligible for the award.

“We’re thankful to City National Bank for stepping up and helping us support the athletes that put on such a great show for the fans week in and week out,” said Michael Gentry, Chief Operating Officer of AMA Pro Racing.

“We understand the dedication and financial commitment it takes to travel to all the venues on our schedule, so being able to put money back in the pockets of our riders is very fulfilling. Giving back to the paddock is a major focus for us, and the City National Bank Long Haul Award is a perfect example of how we are doing that.”

City National Bank has a history dating back to 1954 and is headquartered in Los Angeles, Calif.

“It’s a great program that gives back to the team members,” said David Pijot, Senior Vice President of City National Bank. “We have a very large entertainment division that includes offices in New York City, Nashville, Atlanta and now, Daytona Beach, with an emphasis on motorsports. We wanted to be involved in a way that gives back to the participants. We’re happy to have this association with a new series like this.”

Next up, AMA Pro Flat Track heads to the legendary Springfield Mile May 24 for Round 3 of the 2015 season. For more information, please visit: http://www.illinoismda.com/.

Every round of the 2015 AMA Pro Flat Track season will be available live, in high definition and free of charge for fans to watch online at www.FansChoice.tv.