Saturday, February 27, 2016

AMA Pro Flat Track & McElroy Packaging Announce New Sponsorship Partnership and 'Lucky 13' Award

A new sponsor and partnership with AMA Pro Flat Track was announced this week when Ohio-based McElroy Packaging jumped on board to sponsor a new 'Lucky 13' Award for the 2016 AMA Pro Flat Track Grand National Championship Harley-Davidson GNC1 presented by Vance & Hines series. The new award will be pay a $1K bonus to the leader of the 13th lap in each of the season's 15 events this year.

McElroy has been associated with The Rolling Thunder Show for several years now, having served as associate sponsors to the brother and sister team of Cory and Shayna Texter, so they are no 'newbe' to the greatest racing series on two wheels in the world.

In the shot above, Shayna Texter and the #52 Richie Morris Racing/McElroy Packaging/Sportbike Track Time-sponsored Kawasaki team await their turn during the rider intros part of the program during round 11 of the 2015 AMA Pro Flat Track Grand National Championship Harley-Davidson GNC1 presented by Vance & Hines series at the Springfield Mile II on September 6. (Note the presence of McElroy Packaging as one of Shayna's main sponsors on the side of the gas tank on her immaculately prepared Kawasaki.)

This is great news to hear of another sponsorship partnership coming on board with the season now less then two weeks off as the Daytona Short Track doubleheader kicks off on Thursday, March 10!

Check out the full press release below that fully outlines the particulars of McElroy's inclusion in the new season ahead below thanks to AMA Pro Flat Track.

AMA Pro Racing and McElroy Packaging announce AMA Pro Flat Track partnership and introduction of "Lucky 13" award

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Feb. 24, 2016) - As the 2016 AMA Pro Flat Track season grows closer, the stakes grow larger. Stepping up from a contingency sponsor to an official series partner, McElroy Packaging has teamed up with AMA Pro Racing to create a new bonus award for the sport. As part of the McElroy Packaging "Lucky 13" award, the rider leading at the completion of the 13th lap in each of the season's Harley-Davidson GNC1 presented by Vance & Hines main events will receive a $1,000 bonus.

"McElroy Packaging has been a long-time supporter of the sport and we appreciate their expanded partnership," said Michael Lock, CEO of AMA Pro Racing. "The 'Lucky 13' award is a creative way to give back to the riders, and will add yet another element to the excitement on the racetrack."

The winner of each McElroy Packaging "Lucky 13" award will be announced at the event and on the live streaming broadcasts, exposing the company to the brand-loyal AMA Pro Flat Track fans in the grandstands and watching online via

"We're eager to enhance our partnership by upgrading from a contingency sponsor last year to an Official Partner this year, and adding the 'Lucky 13' award," said Steve McElroy, Vice President of McElroy Packaging. "It's great knowing that our award puts an extra grand in someone's pocket each race and that it really is up for grabs to any GNC1 competitor. We also believe that by being involved with AMA Pro Flat Track, and the sport as a whole, it will benefit our company and all of the athletes in the long-run."

For more information about McElroy Packaging, please visit their website at

Next Up:

The 2016 AMA Pro Flat Track season will once again kick off with a doubleheader at the DAYTONA Flat Track during Daytona's Bike Week festivities. The twin short track races will take place at the "World Center of Racing" on Thursday and Friday, March 10 & 11.

For additional information and to purchase tickets, please visit
How to Watch: is the official home for live streaming coverage of AMA Pro Flat Track events. The site also provides coverage of IMSA's development and single-make series, and NASCAR's touring and weekly series. Catch all the action at

About AMA Pro Flat Track:

AMA Pro Flat Track is the world's premier dirt track motorcycle racing series and one of the longest-running championships in the history of motorsports. Sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing in Daytona Beach, Fla., the series is highly regarded as the most competitive form of dirt track motorcycle racing on the globe. For more information on AMA Pro Flat Track, please visit, follow us on Twitter, like us on Facebook or live stream the on-track action on 

About AMA Pro Racing:

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

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