The Super Hooligan series has contingency money now? Things are getting serious.
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As part of its sponsorship of the Roland Sands Design Super Hooligan National Championship, FOX Factory is introducing its 2019 Race Contingency Program at the Austin, Texas event on April 13, when it also debuts its Indian FTR1200 race shock.
To be eligible for contingency payouts, licensed Super Hooligan racers must run FOX shocks and display a FOX Factory decal on their motorcycles. Payouts are structured as follows: $300 for first place, $200 for second, and $100 for third, plus an additional $500 championship bonus, for a total of $5,300. All payouts will be made at the end of the race season.
“Bob Fox instilled a passion for racing into our DNA several decades ago, and after standing on the top step of the podium at events like the Indy 500, the AMA Superbike Championship, King of the Hammers, the Mint 400 and thousands of mountain bike races, we decided to return to grassroots motorcycle racing with Roland Sands and his Super Hooligan National Championship in 2019,” said Aaron Freitas, FOX’s director of marketing. “Our race contingency program recognizes the hard work of the victors, and it was only fitting that we develop suspension for the RSD Indian FTR1200s.”
Additionally, April 13th is FOX’s debut of its Indian FTR1200 race suspension on the RSD team bikes of Jordan Graham, AJ Kirkpatrick, Jimmy Hill and JD Mosley after development with Cameron Brewer, RSD’s project manager.
“We’re excited to be working with FOX to develop a high-performance race shock for our RSD Indian FTR1200 Super Hooligan race bikes,” Brewer said. “Racing is the best place for R&D and the FOX engineering team is taking our needs seriously. Any company willing to make a race shock so quickly and take the time to send out a crew to go testing definitely means business. I know that what we come up with together and prove out on the racetrack is going to help bring even better products to the market for everyday riders!”
The new Indian FTR1200 has been making the demo rounds across the country before landing on dealer floors this spring, and its suspension demands for Hooligan racing challenged FOX to deliver a solution in less than three months.
“We welcome FOX Factory to the Super Hooligan series as the official suspension sponsor,” Roland Sands added. “FOX will be using the series as a test bed where they can abuse FOX products in the gnarliest situations, as well as support the riders who use FOX product with a contingency program.”
For questions about FOX’s racing program, proper fitment and to order shocks, contact Gary Boulanger at firstname.lastname@example.org.