Great news out of Daytona Beach this week comes from AMA Pro Racing in the form of renewed sponsorship contingency and bonus monies being put up again by the Harley-Davidson Motor Company out of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Long associated with the series' Rolling Thunder Show, the renewed support for the greatest racing show on two wheels in the world is a great added sign for the series fans, riders, teams and sponsors.
Having been involved with flat track racing and the AMA Pro Flat Track Grand National Championship since it's original inception in the early '50s, Harley-Davidson currently has one directly factory-backed rider in 2013 AMA Grand National Champion Brad Baker and a couple of other factory-supported riders including defending AMA Grand National Champion Jared Mees. Both Mees and his wife, Nichole were sponsored last year by the iconic American brand.
In the shot above, Brad Baker on the #1 Harley-Davidson Motor Co/Screamin' Eagle Racing Parts/Dunlop-sponsored factory H-D XR750 tucks in on the front straight during one of the qualifying sessions at round 9 of the 2014 AMA Pro Flat Track Grand National Championship season at the Springfield Mile II on August 31.
With renewed efforts forthcoming from H-D and the changes ahead for The Rolling Thunder Show out of the home offices in Daytona Beach, the 2016 season which is getting set to fire up in Daytona in just 27 days looks to be even more fast and exciting for everyone involved. Everyone should be very excited as things ramp up as the season ahead approaches and takes the green flag on March 10.
Check out the official release below from AMA Pro Flat Track to read all of the particulars for the just-announced contingencies and sponsorship from the great folks at Harley-Davidson.
AMA Pro Racing and Harley-Davidson Confirm Sponsorship Support for 2016 AMA Pro Flat Track Season
Harley-Davidson Reinforces Racing Support with Flat Track Museum Exhibits