Tuesday, August 23, 2011

AMA Road Racing: AMA Pro Vance & Hines XR1200 Series Picks Up Harley-Davidson Insurance Sponsorship for RedBull Indy MotoGP Doubleheader

Chris Fillmore's #55 Bruce Rossmeyers Daytona Racing/Revolution Performance/Geico-sponsored H-D XR1200 sits in the team's garage in between the on-track action during the Indianapolis Motor Speedway's two-day test session on August 19 for the AMA Pro Road Racing Vance & Hines XR1200 Series presented by Harley-Davidson Insurance round at IMS on August 26-28.  Team mate Michael Corbino's #15 RMR/Bruce Rossmeyers Daytona Racing-sponsored XR1200 sits next to series point leader's Fillmore's machine with the tire warmers on, with Corbino relaxing just behind the #55 machine as the team works about the garage during the break.

Both Fillmore and Corbino had great results from the test session at IMS last week.  Fillmore led 2 of the 3 sessions he participated in, and finished 3rd in the Friday AM session behind Steve Rapp and Jason DiSalvo, while Corbino started off the 4 sessions over 16 seconds down on the field, and finished within just over 5 seconds behind the fast times laid down by Rapp and DiSalvo, and well inside the top 7 times laid down in the Friday PM session.  The Sarasota, FL. resident currently lies 7th in the series' overall point standings.

With Fillmore leading the overall championship standings heading into Indy this upcoming weekend, his chances of taking the 2nd title for the team (Danny Eslick rode the team's sister bike to the series' first championship in 2010) are relatively good as long as nothing extreme happens over the course of the weekend.  The series will then head to NJMP for the Labor Day Weekend season-ending round.

Harley-Davidson Insurance Signs On as Presenting Sponsor of AMA Pro Vance & Hines XR1200 Races at Red Bull Indy GP

DAYTONA BEACH, FL (August 23, 2011) - AMA Pro Racing is pleased to announce that Harley-Davidson Insurance Services Inc. has signed on as Presenting Sponsor of the upcoming AMA Pro Vance & Hines XR1200 Championship double-header, which will run as part of the Red Bull Indy GP weekend, August 26-28. The famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway will host two ten-lap Vance & Hines XR1200 presented by Harley-Davidson Insurance races -- one on Saturday, the second on Sunday -- introducing local and international race fans to the big-bore, handlebar-to-handlebar action of the roaring XR1200 class.

The Vance & Hines XR1200 paddock will be open to the attending public all three days, allowing fans to get up-close and personal with the impressive Vance & Hines-modified Harley-Davidson® XR1200™ motorcycles and with the stars of AMA Pro's newest class. For this very special Indy GP event, AMA Pro's top XR1200 contenders will be joined by a number of "celebrity" riders making rare appearances in the division, providing extra thrills for spectators and extra challenges for any would-be XR1200 race winner.

Vance & Hines XR1200 competition has been fierce all season, with three different riders earning wins in six races. As the series heads to Indianapolis, current points-leader Chris Fillmore's three wins reign supreme over two-time winner Steve Rapp and young-gun Kyle Wyman, the latter notching his career-first AMA Pro victory at the series' opening round. Those top regulars will go up against AMA Pro Daytona SportBike star Jason DiSalvo -- the 2011 Daytona 200 winner -- and 2010 British XR1200 Trophy Champion Jeremy McWilliams, among others. In all, approximately thirty-five XR1200 riders will line up during the two-race weekend in pursuit of a win at the famed Brickyard.

Participants in the two-day test at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in the AMA Pro Road Racing Vance & Hines XR1200 Series presented by Harley-Davidson Insurance line the yard of bricks before taking part in the test sessions on August 18-19.  AMA Pro Road Racing photo by Brian J. Nelson.

"We are delighted to have our friends and business associates at Harley-Davidson Insurance Services join us in support of our pioneering races at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway," said AMA Pro COO David Atlas. "There couldn't be a more perfect partnership for the event, as the AMA Pro XR1200 races will mark the first time Harley-Davidson machinery has competed at the Brickyard in over 100 years."

"We're excited to introduce the Harley-Davidson Insurance program to road racing fans at the Brickyard," said Steve Piehl, Harley-Davidson Director of Customer Experience. "It's the perfect venue to connect with Harley-Davidson riders and let them know we have insurance designed exclusively for them."

The races will run at 4:10 pm ET Saturday and 3:30 pm ET Sunday, and fans at home can catch all the action of Indianapolis' AMA Pro Vance & Hines XR1200 presented by Harley-Davidson Insurance races on SPEED TV, thanks to a one-hour special featuring both races that will air Sunday, August 28, at 6 p.m. ET.

To be part of the AMA Pro Road Racing Championship, please visit www.amaproracing.com and join us on facebook.com/AMAProRoadRacing and twitter.com/AMAProSBK. For Red Bull Indy GP tickets and information, visit www.indianapolismotorspeedway.com.

About Harley-Davidson Insurance Services Inc.

Harley-Davidson Insurance Services Inc. offers motorcycle insurance designed for Harley-Davidson® motorcycle owners. Harley-Davidson Insurance Services also serves riders with additional insurance products for autos, ATVs, boats, personal watercraft, motor homes, travel trailers, snowmobiles, homes, condos, and apartments. Insurance products offered by Harley-Davidson Insurance Services are underwritten by The Progressive Group of Insurance Companies. For more information or to get a quote, visit http://www.h-dinsurance.com or call (866) 753-2975.

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, communications@amaproracing.com

You can follow the on-track action at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway rounds of the AMA Pro Road Racing Vance & Hines XR1200 Series presented by Harley-Davidson Insurance via the link below to AMA Pro Road Racing's Live Timing and Scoring:


And here is the link to the complete event info at IMS for this weekend's doubleheader round during the RedBull Indianapolis MotoGP weekend.  This includes all entry info, track map and complete weekend schedule for August 26-28:


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