AMA Pro Racing announced the addition of a new sponsor partner the other day, as SOZO will be joining the ranks of the Daytona Motorsports Group's pro racing associations as the official beverage partner of both AMA Pro Road Racing and AMA Pro Flat Track. A fairly new player in the North American market, SOZO touts itself as an antioxidant/herbal coffee specialty drink that markets itself in the premium and gourmet brands.
In the shot above, riders battle for the 3rd- and 4th-place spots in heat race 1 at the Springfield Mile I in round 10 of the 2013 AMA Pro Flat Track Grand National Championship on August 31.
(L-R) Henry Wiles on the #17 Lloyd Brothers Motorsports/Ramspur Winery Harley-
Davidson XR-750, Jeffrey Carver, Jr. on the #23 Kiesow Racing/Eddie Adkins XR-750, Ronnie Jones (former National #16 returning the to sport) on the #74G Salina H-D XR-750, Steve Murray on the #51 KTM North America/Waters Autobody KTM 990 and Briar Bauman on the #14 Monster Energy/Werner-Springsteen Racing Kawasaki go at it for the final two direct transfers to the front two rows in the National main at the Illinois State Fairgrounds mecca of speed.
Of note, Jones returned to the Twins Series class for the first time in years, and although he missed the big show here, the next day he qualified for the Springfield Mile II via his 2nd-place finish in semi #2, which made him the oldest young man to make a National main event in AMA Grand National Championship history at the age of 52 years young. Jones returned to Daytona last month, still sporting the #74G plate, in spite of earning points to regain a National number plate, to honor his late brother David, who was tragically killed in a racing accident at the Louisville Downs Half-Mile in 1980.
With the series scheduled to resume at the Springfield Mile I on May 25 for round 3 of the 2014 AMA Pro Flat Track Grand National Championship season, there is now less then five weeks left before we get to hear the bikes roar down the track for the first Twins Series event of the season.
You can check out the official press release below from AMA Pro Racing to read more about SOZO, the new beverage sponsor for this season, and if you are a coffee drinker, as I am, you might want to check them out at Springfield at the end of next month.
SOZO Named Official Beverage Partner of AMA Pro Road Racing and AMA Pro Flat Track
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (April 15, 2014) - AMA Pro Racing and SOZO MotorSports announced today an exclusive agreement naming SOZO as the Official Beverage Partner of AMA Pro Road Racing and AMA Pro Flat Track for the 2014 season. SOZO's healthy, 100% all-natural products are powered by CoffeeBerry® extract from whole coffee fruit. SOZO is a Greek term meaning health, rejuvenation, and wholeness, and it is these qualities that the company brings to life.
SOZO MotorSports will be on site at select AMA Pro Road Racing and AMA Pro Flat Track events to give out samples from the SOZO line of beverages, which are full of antioxidants and powerful wide-ranging nutrients. The company will also award one lucky sweepstakes winner with a custom 2014 Suzuki GSX-R600 at the conclusion of the 2014 season. Full details about the sweepstakes will be provided in the coming weeks.
"We would like to welcome SOZO to the AMA Pro Racing family of partners," said Michael Gentry, Chief Operating Officer of AMA Pro Racing. "SOZO's core values of providing a quality product, creating new, exciting opportunities and building a successful team mirror our goals as a company, and we're excited to begin working with them."
Corey Alexander on the #5 Celtic/HVMC Racing Suzuki GSX-R600 leads the field during one of the AMA Pro SuperSport Series events at Daytona last month. AMA Pro Racing announced last week that SOZO will be the official beverage partner of AMA Pro Road Racing and AMA Pro Flat Track for the 2014 season. AMA Pro Road Racing photo by Brian J. Nelson.
A group of SOZO distributors -- and passionate motorsports enthusiasts -- recently came together to form SOZO MotorSports. After experiencing the rush of the DAYTONA 200 Week in March, the group decided to partner with AMA Pro Racing to further their mission of building relationships with others to help spread the word and share in the SOZO opportunity.
"SOZO Global is extremely excited to be working with the SOZO MotorSports organization and the incredible team they have brought together with AMA Pro Racing," said Mark Adams, CEO of SOZO. "AMA Pro Racing is the premier motorcycle racing series in North America and we can't think of a better way to introduce SOZO Ignite® and SOZO Select® coffee to the racing world than through the extreme speeds and riding of AMA Pro racers. We look forward to being track side and in the pit with our line of high energy, all natural Coffee Berry products."
The 2014 AMA Pro Road Racing season will resume its season on May 30 - June 1, 2014 when the series heads to Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wis. For tickets and more information, please visit http://www.roadamerica.com/buy-tickets/superbike-doubleheader-ama-pro-racing.html.
The 2014 AMA Pro Flat Track season will resume its season on May 25, 2014 when the series heads to Springfield, Ill. for the Springfield Mile at the Illinois State Fairgrounds. For tickets and more information, please visit http://www.illinoismda.com/.
How to Watch:
FansChoice.tv will be the official home for live streaming coverage of AMA Pro Flat Track and AMA Pro Road Racing events in 2014. The site will also provide coverage of IMSA's development and single-make series, and NASCAR's touring and weekly series.
About SOZO MotorSports:
SOZO MotorSports is a team of independent distributors who promote and sell SOZO Life products. SOZO's healthy, 100% all-natural products are powered by CoffeeBerry® extract from whole coffee fruit. With a higher antioxidant value than any other fruit or vegetable, CoffeeBerry® has incredible benefits to the mind and body. In addition to offering SOZO's powerful line of products, SOZO MotorSports is actively building relationships with others to help spread the word and share in the SOZO opportunity. For more information visit www.sozomotorsports.com.
AMA Pro Racing is the premier professional motorcycle racing organization in North America, operating a full schedule of events and championships for a variety of motorcycle disciplines. Learn more about AMA Pro Racing at www.amaproracing.com.
For additional information contact:
AMA Pro Racing Communications, (386) 492-1014, firstname.lastname@example.org