Manufacturers To Back Dirt Track

Paul Carruthers | February 17, 2006
The following is from AMA Pro Racing…

AMA Pro Racing announced today that several leading manufacturers are making contingency money available in support of the 2006 AMA Ford Quality Checked Flat Track Championship. American Honda Motor Company, KTM Sport Motorcycle, USA, American Suzuki Motor Corporation and Yamaha Motor Corp., USA, lead the way by awarding bonus awards to riders competing on their respective brands.

In November of 2005, AMA Pro Racing announced that beginning with the 2006 racing season the Grand National championship will feature two separate classes, one for twin-cylinder equipment and one for single-cylinder equipment.

Each of the companies listed above has responded with a generous bonus award program aimed specifically at the AMA GNC Singles Championship. Honda riders competing on the CRF450 are eligible to earn $2000 for a win and Honda’s per-event postings are $4500. An event winner competing on a KTM will pocket $5000 with KTM’s per event postings reaching $13,400. A Suzuki-mounted winner will earn $5,000 with total event postings at $12,350. Yamaha’s program posts $12,750 per Singles event for riders competing on the Yamaha YZ450F, with a rider earning $5000 for a win.

Bruce Bober, AMA Pro Racing’s Flat Track Series Manager applauds each company’s participation. “The support exhibited by Honda, KTM, Suzuki and Yamaha for the new GNC Singles Championship is evidence of the viability of the program,” commented Bober. “Our objective all along has been to grow Flat Track racing and creating an environment where additional manufacturers can be involved is a significant part of that potential. There’s no doubt that the sport of Flat Track will benefit from this added support.”

The 2006 AMA Ford Quality Checked Flat Track Championship kicks off at Municipal Stadium, Wednesday, March 8 in Daytona Beach with an AMA GNC Singles Championship doubleheader.

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.