For the third year in a row, Progressive Insurance, America's No. 1 motorcycle insurance company, will sponsor the 2002 AMA Progressive Insurance U.S. Flat Track Championship, according to a press release issued today by AMA Pro Racing. As part of the company's sponsorship, race fans will again be able to help Progressive Insurance build the championship bonus that is awarded to riders at the end of the season, according to the release.

Since Progressive Insurance became involved with the AMA U.S. Flat Track Championship in 2000, it has helped deliver the sport to millions of fans across the country and around the world through television and the Internet, the AMA says. The company will continue to do so in 2002, which promises to be the most exciting season in the series' history, accoring to the AMA.

Progressive Insurance will continue its unique program that adds money to the $100,000 series point fund. Each time a flat-track fan gets an insurance quote from Progressive on his or her motorcycle, auto, RV, or watercraft by calling 1-800-FLAT-TRACK or visiting 1800FlatTrack.com, Progressive will donate additional dollars to the championship bonus. The bonus is awarded to riders at the end of the season.

"We're thrilled to continue to be a part of this exciting series, and to give flat track fans a chance to help build the point fund," said Miriam Deitcher, Progressive Insurance motorcycle marketing manager. "Progressive insures more motorcyclists and more flat-track fans than any other company. It's important that we continue to be involved in bringing our customers a sport they love."

"AMA Pro Racing is pleased to have Progressive back on board as a series sponsor," said John Farris, AMA Pro Racing's vice president of commercial development. "As a company, they've done a great job integrating their sponsorship of motorcycle racing into an effective business plan and AMA Pro Racing has helped deliver the insurance results needed to maintain Progressive's involvement." Fans who can't make it to the track can catch the action of select rounds of the 2002 championship on Speed Channel's cable network during the "Two Wheel Tuesdays" motorcycle-dedicated programming.

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Paul Carruthers | Editor

Paul Carruthers took over as the editor of Cycle News in 1993 after serving as associate editor since starting his career at the publication in 1985. Carruthers has covered every facet of the sport in his near-28-year tenure at America's Daily Motorcycle News Source.

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