P.J. Jacobsen found himself suddenly sliding on the ground while leading the AMA Pro Vance & Hines XR1200 Series race Saturday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. He was the victim of oil on the track in turn 10. Before Jacobsen even came to a stop the carnage began. A slew of other riders crashed in the same oil, six riders in all including series contender Kyle Wyman, bringing out the red flag. Read more.
Archive for August 18th, 2012
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (August 18, 2012) – With over thirty riders lining up on the grid this weekend to mark the start of the XR Showdown at the Red Bull Indianapolis GP, Vance & Hines, the Harley-Davidson Motor Company and AMA Pro Racing are pleased to announce that the Harley-Davidson spec racing class will be extended for the 2013 and 2014 seasons in the GEICO Motorcycle AMA Pro Road Racing Championship.
Continuing with the Harley-Davidson XR1200 platform modified with a spec racing kit from Vance & Hines, from 2013 onward, the class will be renamed as the AMA Pro Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson Series.
“We are absolutely thrilled to be making this announcement here at Indy, in front of the world’s racing audience at the most historic racing circuit in the world, showcasing and promoting Harley-Davidson, the most iconic American brand in motorcycling,” said Terry Vance on news of the series’ extension. “The fans have responded with tons of enthusiasm for the Harleys, and we are committed to its continued growth, further expanding the grids and raising the level of exposure for the class.”
In only its second full season, the XR1200 Series has produced fierce battles and some of the closest finishes in AMA Pro Racing, and with over $200,000 in prize money to be awarded for the 2012 season, the class offers a purse that now rivals all the other classes in the AMA Pro Paddock.
This weekend’s round features an expanded $50,000 purse and also signals the start of the XR Showdown, where the top ten riders in the points standings will compete for the title over the final five races of the season and an extra $60,000.
For more information on the series, please contact Paul Langley at
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.
DENVER, Colo. (August 18, 2012) – M1 PowerSports and Next Moto Champion will have a presence at this weekend’s Red Bull Indianapolis GP at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, and fans of GEICO Motorcycle AMA Pro Road Racing will be able to get their hands on free tickets to the final rounds of the Triumph Big Kahuna Triple Crown presented by Dunlop Tire and LeoVince by stopping by their booth and signing up for a new subscription. Thanks to the new partnership, every fan who subscribes to Next Moto Champion magazine at the event will receive a complimentary 3-day pass to the Triumph Big Kahuna Miami at Homestead-Miami Speedway (September 21-23, 2012) or the Triumph Big Kahuna New Orleans at NOLA Motorsports Park (October 5-7, 2012), and a free copy of the August issue.
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Bradl looking for improvements in Indianapolis
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Espargaró once again ahead in second Indianapolis free practice
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