AMA Pro Racing announced earlier this week that they had renewed their partnership with long time sponsor Sunoco for the 2015 AMA Pro Flat Track Grand National Championship season. Along with being the spec fuel of choice for The Rolling Thunder Show, Sunoco has also sponsored the 'Go The Distance Award' in the series which pays extra bonus monies to the top finisher at the end of the season who completes the most miles throughout the Grand National season. Sunoco has been involved with the series since the 2009 season, the first with the Daytona Motorsports Group-led sanctioning body.
In the shot above, Wyatt Maguire on the #16 Kirkland Racing/Urban Custom Bikes/Motorcycle-Superstore-sponsored Suzuki SV650 gets the jump on the rest of the field during the running of semi race #2 during the Springfield Mile I in round 3 of the 2014 AMA Pro Flat Track Grand National Championship season at the Illinois State Fairgrounds on May 25.
Rolling in hot pursuit of the former AMA Pro Flat Track Pro Singles Champion are Briar Bauman on the #14 Monster Energy Kawasaki/Werner-Springsteen Racing/Cometic Gasket-backed Kawasaki EX650, Dustin Crow on the #61 Greg Crow Racing/Gardner Racing/Harley-Davidson of Salina-sponsored Harley-Davidson XR750 (partially hidden behind Bauman), Danny Koelsch on his #93X Steven Cycle Sales/Koelsch Farms/Brandy Racing-sponsored XR750, Doug Lawrence on his #73 Lawrence Racing/Jon Castin Racing/Wieblers Harley-Davidson-backed XR750 and Rob Pearson on the #27 Weirbach Racing/Spectro/General Engineering-sponsored Kawasaki.
You can check out the full press release below thanks to the great people out of Daytona Beach, which details the extra $15K in sponsorship monies that will be paid out during the 2015 AMA Pro Flat Track Grand National Championship season. Welcome back to Sunoco and a big tip of the helmet for coming back on board to help out the greatest racing series on two wheels in the world!
Sunoco and AMA Pro Racing announce renewed AMA Pro Flat Track partnership for 2015
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (March 4, 2015) - Sunoco and AMA Pro Racing announced today a renewed partnership that extends the successful, longstanding relationship through the 2015 AMA Pro Flat Track season. As part of the new agreement, the manufacturer of high-performance racing fuels will provide its Sunoco Supreme 112 gasoline at a new, reduced cost to competitors.
Sunoco has been an official partner with AMA Pro Racing since 2009 and returns as the Official Fuel of AMA Pro Flat Track for the seventh consecutive season. The announcement also includes an extension of the popular Sunoco "Go the Distance Award," which rewards the riders in both the GNC1 and GNC2 classes who complete the most number of miles during all official practice, qualifying and race sessions over the course of the season.
"We've been very pleased with our partnership with Sunoco over the years and we're happy to welcome them back again in 2015," said Michael Gentry, Chief Operating Officer of AMA Pro Racing. "We're thankful that they are supporting the paddock with reduced fuel prices and giving back through a year-end award. As the top dirt track racing series in the world, we are proud to be associated with the top racing fuel in the world."
In 2014, Jared Mees and Bronson Bauman were the Sunoco "Go the Distance Award" winners in the GNC1 and GNC2 classes, respectively. The total purse for the award is $15,000.
Bryan Smith, winner Kenny Coolbeth, Jr. and Jared Mees celebrate on the podium after the running of the Springfield Mile II on August 31, 2014 during round 14 of the AMA Pro Flat Track Grand National Championship season. AMA Pro Racing announced earlier this week that they had renewed their partnership with long time sponsor Sunoco Fuels through the 2015 season. AMA Pro Flat Track photo by Dave Hoenig.
"Sunoco is proud to continue as the official fuel of AMA Pro Flat Track," said Rob Marro, General Manager, Sunoco Performance Products and Auto Events. "Sunoco was thrilled to have the opportunity to work with AMA Pro Flat Track when the opportunity presented itself three years ago and our excitement has not diminished as we renew our relationship with this exciting venue. AMA Pro Racing has proven to be a great partner for us and the teams provide exciting racing event after event."
The 2015 AMA Pro Flat Track season begins with a doubleheader at DAYTONA Flat Track March 12 and 13. For tickets and information, please visit http://www.daytonainternationalspeedway.com.
Every round of the 2015 season will be available live, in high definition and free of charge for fans to watch online at www.FansChoice.tv.
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.