A couple months ago, Indian announced that it will be offering over $350,000 in contingency offerings to anyone racing an FTR750 in the American Flat Track series. In the wake of an Indian dominated 2017 season and falling sales for H-D, Harley-Davidson just struck back and raised the ante by announcing that it will be offering a piece of a $562,500 pie to anyone racing aboard an XG750R or XR750. A very interesting tactic, Harley. Very interesting indeed. Let’s see how it plays out for the bar and shield…
Begin Press Release:
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Dec. 5, 2017) – Harley-Davidson announced today its 2018 American Flat Track Contingency Program totaling $562,500 – the largest contingency posting in the 65-year history of the sport. The contingency payouts are available exclusively to privateer riders mounted on either Harley-Davidson XG750R or XR750 machines.
A total of $31,250 will be offered by Harley-Davidson at each of the 18 American Flat Track rounds in 2018. The contingency payout is structured as follows:
To be eligible to collect contingency payouts while competing on the XG750R, riders are required to run the official Harley-Davidson factory bodywork.
The 2018 American Flat Track season will kick off with the DAYTONA TT on Thursday, March 15. Tickets start at just $29 and are sale now. Get yours today by visiting Daytona International Speedway’s website at http://www.daytonainternationalspeedway.com/Events/2018/DAYTONA-TT/DAYTONA-TT.aspx or by calling 1-800-PITSHOP.
About American Flat Track:
American Flat Track is the world’s premier dirt track motorcycle racing series and one of the longest-running championships in the history of motorsports. Sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing in Daytona Beach, Fla., the series is highly regarded as the most competitive form of dirt track motorcycle racing on the globe. For more information on American Flat Track, please visit http://www.americanflattrack.com, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, check us out on Instagram, live stream the events at FansChoice.tv and catch all the American Flat Track racing action on NBCSN.