Vance & Hines 2021 Racing Updates

Press Release | March 4, 2021

Vance & Hines begins 2021 riding season with significant presence at Daytona Bike Week.

Vance & Hines product displays
Vance & Hines product displays opened today for Daytona Bike Week visitors. The company has two big-rigs at the event, located at Daytona Speedway and Daytona Harley-Davidson.

This is a press release from Vance & Hines…

Daytona Beach, FL (March 4, 2021) – Daytona Bike Week 2021 starts today and Vance & Hines is ready to greet riders who are after a breath of fresh, Florida air.

Vance & Hines will have two retail and installation locations at Bike Week, at Daytona Speedway and Daytona Harley-Davidson in Ormond Beach. Both locations are based out of the company’s newly updated big-rigs and feature the top V&H items from their Air, Fuel and Exhaust product selections.

Customers at events typically prefer products that offer a change in both their bike’s style and performance. Top sellers in Daytona are likely to be the Vance & Hines Torquer 450, a slip-on muffler designed for Harley-Davidson Milwaukee 8-equipped bikes and VO2 air intake products such as the Rogue, X or Cage Fighter models. The combination allows for greater air flow and performance and makes a noticeable styling change to a rider’s motorcycle.

Product experts will help customers determine what works best for their riding needs and can either install the products on-site or provide customers with detailed information about what their local dealer can order and install back at home.

Vance & Hines Announces Sponsorship Program for 2021 AFT Series
James Rispoli (#43), won the 2020 AFT Production Twins Championship aboard his Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson XG750R motorcycle.

2021 American Flat Track Season Kicks Off Next Week

The 2021 American Flat Track (AFT) season begins at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Florida with back-to-back half-mile races on March 12 and 13, 2021.

The 2021 AFT series is a huge event for Vance & Hines. The company recently announced a comprehensive contingency sponsorship program offering thousands of dollars to riders in AFT Singles, AFT Production Twins and AFT SuperTwins.

In addition, the company has become the presenting sponsor of the Production Twins class, now known as AFT Production Twins presented by Vance & Hines. The new sponsorship program will offer over $130,000 in prize money to riders in the class.

The availability of significant prize money has most of the top riders using Vance & Hines products, including 2020 Production Twins Champion James Rispoli, Chad Cose(top ten finisher in both Production Twins and Singles), Dalton Gauthier (former AFT Singles champion), Ben Lowe (third place in 2020 Production Twins). Vance & Hines Racing Development Center is providing support to additional riders as the series gets closer to its initial events in Florida.

In addition, Vance & Hines produces the Harley-Davidson XG750R race motorcycle for Harley-Davidson and also provides support for riders at every AFT race from the Vance & Hines support rig.

Vance & Hines Announces Sponsorship Program for 2021 AFT Series
James Rispoli (#43), won the 2020 AFT Production Twins Championship aboard his Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson XG750R motorcycle.

Brandon Kitchen Rolls into 2021 AFT Singles Series with Husqvarna and Vance & Hines

Brandon Kitchen, one of the hottest young riders in AFT Singles, will be flying the Husqvarna flag in 2021, with Vance & Hines as his team’s exclusive engine builder.

Kitchen and team owner Brent Donley inked a deal to ride the Husqvarna 450 Single for their 2021 effort. Kitchen finished eighth in points during the shortened 2020 season and scored a win at the Indy Mile aboard a Vance & Hines-built and owned CRF 450 Honda. Brandon’s HC450 utilizes Vance & Hines engine package, exhaust and custom tune. This package is available to all racers in the paddock.

Other Vance & Hines powered racers in AFT Singles include Morgan Mischlet and Billy “The Kid” Ross, with several more rolling out during the first few races.

The 2021 AFT Season begins with back-to-back half-mile races in Barberville FL in mid-March.

Vance & Hines New Four-Valve Suzuki-Powered Bike
Vance & Hines new four-valve Suzuki motor and custom chassis will debut at the 2021 NHRA Gator Nationals in Gainesville FL. Angelle Sampey, the sports winningest female, will be one of the top riders to roll it onto the track.

New Pro Stock Motorcycle Debuts at NHRA Gator Nationals in Gainesville FL

Vance & Hines’ new four-valve Suzuki engine will debut with four bikes and three-teams at the first NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle (PSM) race of the 2021 season, March 11 to 14 in Gainesville FL. The new engine uses a four-valve head designed by six-time NHRA PSM Champion Andrew Hines at the company’s Racing Development Center in Brownsburg IN.

Angelle Sampey will pilot the Vance & Hines/Mission Foods Suzuki which features the new engine and a custom-designed chassis based on years of competition and development by the V&H crew. Angelle is the winningest female in NHRA history with 43 wins and three championships to her credit.

Also aboard the new Vance & Hines Suzuki engine and chassis are Reid Motorsports riders Cory Reid and Joey Gladstone. NHRA PSM’s 2016 Champion Jerry Savoie of War Racings will be running the new Vance & Hines Suzuki engine.

Select NHRA races are broadcast on Fox and Fox Sports channels.

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