Monday, May 23, 2011

Saddlemen Returning as AMA Pro Flat Track Harley-Davidson Insurance Grand National Championship Rookie of the Year Sponsor

Jared Mees' #1 Rogers Lake Racing/Blue Springs H-D/ Harley-Davidson XR-750s get final prep work done to them by a couple of the Rogers Lake Racing crew during a break in the program at the Springfield Mile round of the '10 AMA Pro Flat Track K&N Filters presented by Motorcycle (now for 2011, Harley-Davidson Insurance) Grand National Championship Series on September 5.  One of Mees' long-time sponsors in the series, the quality and craftsmanship that goes into one of their AMA Flat Track Twins Series seats can be seen in this shot, and the Saddlemen name can be seen prominently displayed on his Twins Series XRs in this shot on the top/sides of the fuel tank.

Saddlemen makes a wide variety of seats for professional and personal use and has been in business since 1987.  Eight out of ten riders ranked in the final 2010 year-end overall point standings in the series is sponsored in some way by Saddlemen and lists the company as one of their sponsors.  Some of those riders include Henry Wiles, Bryan Smith, Sammy Halbert and Joe Kopp.

Saddlemen Returns as AMA Pro HDI Flat Track Rookie of the Year Sponsor

DAYTONA BEACH, FL (May 23, 2011) - The AMA Pro Harley-Davidson Insurance Flat Track Championship is proud to announce that Saddlemen---- a leading producer of motorcycle seats, saddles, and luggage---- has, for the second year in a row, stepped up to sponsor the series' prestigious Rookie of the Year Award. The Saddlemen Rookie of the Year Award will pay out a total of $7,500 at the series' year-end awards banquet, to be shared $5,000/$2,500 between the championship's top two Expert Rookies.

"We couldn't be prouder to welcome Saddlemen back as the sponsor of this award," said AMA Pro Racing Managing Member and C.O.O. David Atlas. "The sport of flat track has produced some of the greatest names in motorcycle racing, so it's wonderfully fitting that a company of Saddlemen's quality supports the recognition of its future stars."

Saddlemen President Tom Seymour added, "The sport of flat track is exciting, a truly unique form of American racing. There is no better racing competition available anywhere in the world. It is my goal to make sure the next generation of racers is supported---- that's why we sponsor the Rookie of the Year program."

Participating Expert rookies will be identified by a Saddlemen patch on their racing leathers and Saddlemen decal on their competition motorcycles. In 2010, PJ Jacobsen took the Saddlemen Rookie of the Year honors, but with the depth of emerging talent in the 2011 field, the contest is more wide-open than ever.
2010 Award Presentation

Saddlemen President Tom Seymour presents 2010 AMA Pro Flat Track Grand National Championship Series Rookie of the Year P.J. Jacobsen with his check at the season-ending AMA Pro Flat Track Awards Banquet in October of 2010.  Photo provided by AMA Pro Flat Track.

Join us for the next round of the AMA Pro Harley-Davidson Insurance Flat Track Championship: the legendary Springfield Mile and TT, held May 28-29 at the storied Illinois State Fairgrounds. For tickets and information, visit or call (217) 753-8866 or (888) 468-1622.

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For additional information contact:
AMA Pro Racing Communications, (386) 492-1014,

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