Harley-Davidson Motor Company has announced that it is doubling its contingency payouts to racers in the AMA Pro Harley-Davidson Insurance Grand National Twins class from $5500 to $11,000 per race for the upcoming racing season.

For 2013, Harley-Davidson Motor Company will provide a $143,000 contingency fund for Twins riders competing on Harley-Davidson motorcycles in the series' 13 scheduled Twins events. The Twins contingency program will pay out up to $11,000 in contingency per event to the first through eighth place finishing positions to riders on Harley-Davidson motorcycles per the following schedule:

First place: $4,000
Second place: $2,000
Third place: $1,800
Fourth place: $1,200
Fifth place: $1,000
Sixth place: $400
Seventh place: $400
Eighth place: $200

To be eligible for Harley-Davidson contingency awards, riders must display the Harley-Davidson Bar & Shield logo prominently on their leathers either on the front chest or right ribcage area.

"Harley-Davidson's support for dirt track racing goes deep into the roots of the sport and we are pleased to increase the financial reward for racers who proudly carry the Bar & Shield in AMA Pro Flat Track competition," said Kris Schoonover, Harley-Davidson Racing Manager.

"AMA Pro Racing would like to thank the Harley-Davidson Motor Company for all of its support," said Dan Johnsen, Director of AMA Pro Flat Track. "By increasing support for the riders that are bringing fans across the country such thrilling entertainment, Harley-Davidson is helping to ensure the future success of the sport. We are thankful and proud to have them as a partner."

By Cycle News Staff

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