With this contingency money up for grabs, we just may have to quit our day jobs and go racing instead!
COSTA MESA, CA – March 15, 2018 – Six manufacturers are putting their money where their mouths are this year with BMW, Honda, Kawasaki, KTM, Suzuki and Yamaha offering up a combined contingency of over $4.5 million for the 2018 MotoAmerica Series. Throw in the almost $1.5 million in MotoAmerica purse money and the total haul for the series in 2018 is a lofty $6.03 million, the largest in the history of a U.S. motorcycle road racing series.
“It’s great to see the manufacturers upping their game in contingency payouts,” said MotoAmerica President Wayne Rainey. “It shows their belief in the MotoAmerica Series and what it’s worth to their brands. From a rider standpoint, having contingency programs of this magnitude is a game changer and really gives you something to shoot for. We can’t wait for the season to get started.”
“If you take a look at the contingency and purse structure and the money available, it’s impressive,” said MotoAmerica Partner Chuck Aksland. “A Junior Cup racer could potentially walk away from a MotoAmerica weekend with $5000 in contingency money for two wins; if someone wins a Stock 1000 race, the potential is there to win up to $6000; if a privateer were to win a Motul Superbike race on a Kawasaki, for example, he would take home $20,000 in combined contingency and purse money. And we are proud to offer a significant payback throughout the field to reward racers who participate in the championship.”
The 10-round 2018 MotoAmerica Series kicks off with the Suzuki Championship at Road Atlanta in Braselton, Georgia, April 13-15.
MotoAmerica is the new North American road racing series created in 2014. MotoAmerica is an affiliate of KRAVE Group LLC, a partnership that includes three-time 500cc World Champion, two-time AMA Superbike Champion, and AMA Hall of Famer Wayne Rainey, ex-racer and former manager of Team Roberts Chuck Aksland, motorsports marketing executive Terry Karges, and businessman Richard Varner. For more information on MotoAmerica, visit www.MotoAmerica.com. Also make sure to follow MotoAmerica on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.