King, Tonglet Released!

Paul Carruthers | December 1, 2006
The following is from Harley-Davidson…

Harley-Davidson Motor Company announced today that riders GT Tonglet and Rich King have been released from their Screamin’ Eagle Harley-Davidson race team contracts.

Veteran AMA Flat Track racer Rich King recently completed his seventh season with the Screamin’ Eagle team, finishing fifth in the final 2006 AMA point standings. King finished a career-best second in points in 2001.

Tonglet became the first NHRA rider to be sponsored by a Harley-Davidson factory team in 2002. He finished a career-best second in NHRA points in 2005 and was 12th in 2006.

“Both GT and Rich have been important contributors in our recent championship winning teams,” Harley-Davidson Racing Manager Anne Paluso said. “They helped these programs become more competitive and dynamic and they will always be part of the Harley-Davidson family because of that. We wish them both future success and thank them each for their years of service with the Screamin’ Eagle program.”

Possible replacement riders for both the flat track and drag racing teams are still under consideration.

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.