Amp'd Mobile AMA SX Contingency Near 12 Million Dollars

January 6, 2006 9:03am

PICKERINGTON, Ohio (January 6, 2006) – AMA Pro Racing announced today that nearly 12 million dollars is available as part of the AMA Supercross Series contingency program.

To date, 33 companies have posted $11,981,610 in the form of event contingencies and championship bonuses. American Honda Motor Company leads the way in available contingency money by offering over $125,000 per event in the Supercross class and over $75,000 in the Supercross Lites class. Honda offers over $3,248,000 to its Supercross riders, including championship bonuses. Kawasaki, Suzuki and Yamaha are also lending major support to the series by making over $5.2 million available to riders.

Companies including AXO America, Inc., Bridgestone, Cycra Racing, Dunlop Tires, Ferodo, Fly Racing, Fox Racing, Jardine Products, Leo Vince USA, M2R Helmets, Maxxis International, Michelin North American, Monster Energy,, Oakley Inc., Pirelli Tire, Ready Racing, Renthal, Scott USA, Shift, Shoei Safety Helmet Corp., Smith Optics, Spy Optic, Sunline/Arc, Tag Metals America, Universal Engineering, Vortex, Wiseco Piston and Yoshimura R&D offer additional support by posting close to $3.5 million combined.

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The 2006 Amp’d Mobile AMA Supercross Series opens this Saturday, Jan. 7, at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, Calif., where four-time AMA Supercross Champion Ricky Carmichael hopes to defend his championship. Other notable riders include Mike LaRocco, Chad Reed, James Stewart, and Ivan Tedesco.