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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
or visit vanceandhines.com/xr1200 for an electronic version of this announcement.