Whoever sets the fastest lap time at a 2016 AMA Pro Flat Track GNC1 event will receive $500 from Öhlins USA.

From the AMA:
AMA Pro Racing proudly announces the newly formed partnership with Öhlins USA, one of the leading brands in motorsport suspension technology, for the 2016 AMA Pro Flat Track season. In the new partnership, riders in the Harley-Davidson GNC1 presented by Vance & Hines will be able to chase the Öhlins USA “Fastest Lap Award” at each round in 2016.

The Swedish suspension brand has a long history in motorcycle racing as one of the top-tier suppliers in the world, and is enthusiastic about their endeavor into AMA Pro Flat Track. Öhlins USA will be creating a custom rear shock called the ILX36 that will be specifically tailored to the unique demands of professional Flat Track racing. More information on the ILX36 can be found on the Öhlins USA website.

“It’s something that we’re passionate about and have wanted over the past few years,” said Jeff Baucom, Marketing Manager at Öhlins USA. “Being racing enthusiasts, Flat Track has always been something that we desire. In many respects, racing has gotten polite, but we love the gritty intensity of Flat Track. We’re excited for the season to start.”

Öhlins USA will have a presence at several AMA Pro Flat Track rounds in 2016 to support riders utilizing their products, and giving fans an opportunity to check out their signature gold product lines.

“To have Öhlins as a partner to AMA Pro Flat Track is tremendous for our sport,” said Michael Lock, CEO of AMA Pro Racing. “Their history in the motorcycle racing industry is hugely respected, and we are delighted to welcome their support of the sport.”

Öhlins USA is also showing their support for the paddock in the form of a new contingency prize, the Öhlins USA “Fastest Lap Award.” The rider who turns the fastest lap time in each Harley-Davidson GNC1 presented by Vance & Hines main event will be presented with a check for $500.

For more information about Öhlins USA, please visit their website at www.ohlinsusa.com.

Next Up:
The 2016 AMA Pro Flat Track season will once again kick off with a doubleheader at the DAYTONA Flat Track during Daytona’s Bike Week festivities. The twin short track races will take place at the “World Center of Racing” on Thursday and Friday, March 10 & 11. For additional information and to purchase tickets, please visit www.daytonainternationalspeedway.com.