Honda Kicks In

Kit Palmer | September 27, 2005

The following is a release from Advanstar Communications, Inc. –

Advanstar Communications, Inc. – a leading provider of print, event and online media for the powersports, off-road and automotive aftermarket industries – today announced that American Honda Motor Corporation will post $147,000 in contingency for the upcoming K&N Filters presents BooKoo Arenacross Championship Series.

America Honda is posting $100,800 for the Pro 250 and 450 classes, and an additional $46,200 for the amateur classes over the 12-race series. Pro class Honda riders can earn $1,000 per win, or $4,000 per weekend if they sweep all four pro main events. Additionally, Honda will award money to the top five riders in pro and amateur classes. Winning Honda riders will be paid through their Red Rider Rewards Debit card.

“The Red Rider Rewards card allows riders to spend their contingency winnings at any Honda dealer or, as a pro, wherever Visa is accepted. Pro divisions can even redeem their debit cards for cash. Honda is extremely pleased to be involved with the BooKoo Arenacross Championship Series. We are looking forward to some great racing!” – Bill Savino, Assistant Manager HRCA.

Mike Kidd, Arenacross race director is excited about the addition of Honda’s contingency program. “Having Honda provide contingency for our inaugural arenacross series is great news,” Kidd stated. “Honda rewarding the top five finishers will certainly bring out the best of the best. With the biggest purse and point fund ever offered for Arenacross and our contingency commitments, we are looking to see the strongest competition for Arenacross in all our amateur and pro classes.”

With more than $1,150,000 in cash and contingency money to date, the BooKoo Arenacross Championship Series may have to add to its motto of “Bigger Air…Better Tracks…More Speed”, the phrase …More Money!

If you would like more information about the Honda Racing Contingency Program, please visit participating Honda dealers or online at • (1-817-595-5844) •

Kit Palmer | Off-Road Editor

Kit Palmer started his career at Cycle News in 1984 and he’s been testing dirt and streetbikes every since – plus covering any event that uses some form of a knobby tire. He’s also our resident motorcycle mileage man with a commute of 120 miles a day.