The following is a press release from VIRginia International Raceway...

VIRginia International Raceway is set to play a pivotal role in the new Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson XR1200 series when the tour stops at VIR during the Suzuki White Lightning AMA Pro SuperBike Nationals scheduled for August 13th-15th 2010.

"With VIR being the third stop on the short five race schedule in 2010, this will be a crucial race for riders wishing to make their mark in this new series," said Josh Lief, General Manager of VIRginia International Raceway. "The money and great racing that's in this series has caught the attention of many riders. We expect a very strong turnout in this make or break race for the season championship."

In addition to the previously announced prize money posted by AMA Pro Racing and Vance & Hines, Harley-Davidson will also add additional funds to the winnings that riders can earn.  The purse for each race of the five-race series now totals $10,000 and pays down to tenth position.  $3,750 will go to the winner of each race, $2,000 to second place, $1,500 to third place, $1,000 to fourth, $500 to fifth and $250 to sixth through tenth places.

The AMA Pro Vance & Hines XR1200 Series is a spec-bike series featuring specially modified Harley-Davidson XR1200 motorcycles.  As the presenting sponsor, Vance & Hines will also serve as the official race kit supplier for the class. The kit will consist of a Vance & Hines XR1200 exhaust system, a Fuelpak fuel management system, race bodywork including number plate, single seat tail section and belly pan, 17-inch front wheel with matching front fender, steering damper, oil cooler relocator and race decal package. The cost for the complete kit, less motorcycle, will be $3500. In addition to the Vance & Hines supplied kit parts, teams will be able to upgrade their suspension, hand and foot controls, brake components and instrumentation.  As in all AMA Pro Road Racing divisions, Dunlop will provide the spec tire for the class and Sunoco will fuel the racers with their Sunoco 260 GTX fuel.

"We are truly thrilled to bring Vance & Hines and Harley-Davidson back into AMA Pro Racing," said Terry Vance of the new series. "The XR1200 has proven to be an exciting platform for spec racing in Europe and this class will be a perfect cost-effective platform to showcase new talent on a national stage. Many of the finest motorcycle racers all over the world got their start in the AMA Supertwins class of the 1990s."

Along with the Harley-Davidson XR1200 race series, bike owners, dealers and enthusiasts of all brands will find that the Suzuki White Lightning AMA Pro SuperBike Nationals will enjoy a strong AMA SuperBike program along with the Jason Britton stunt show, free parking, big screen outdoor viewing, fireworks, two nights of live music, vendors, unique food and the always popular umbrella girls as part of an exciting program.

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