News 2 Mar 2010

AMA SBK: Boosted prize money for Fontana AMA Superbikes

AMA Pro Racing officials announced today that the overall purse for the 26-28 March AMA Superbike Championship event at Auto Club Speedway will feature added financial benefits for riders in the AMA Pro National Guard American SuperBike class.

The top three finishers in AMA Pro National Guard American SuperBike will now receive additional money and prize money that will be paid down to 15th place.

“We are pleased to add to the AMA Pro National Guard American SuperBike prize fund,” said David Atlas, chief operating officer of AMA Pro Racing. “The competition this year is extremely close and with the added financial incentives, the racing will be better than ever.”

This year’s National Guard American SuperBike field is lead by Josh Hayes (Team Graves Yamaha), Tommy Hayden (Rockstar Makita Suzuki), Larry Pegram (Foremost Insurance Ducati), Ben Bostrom (Pat Clark Motorsports Yamaha) and AMA Pro Racing returnee John Hopkins (M4 Monster Energy Suzuki). Joining Hayes, Bostrom and Hayden as former winners at Auto Club Speedway are Aaron Yates (Jordan Motorsports Suzuki), Jake Zemke (National Guard Suzuki), making this one of the most competitive fields in years.

The purse structures for the AMA Pro Racing Daytona SportBike presented by AMSOIL and the AMA Pro SuperSport classes will remain as announced with Daytona SportBike prize monies being paid from 1st to 20th places and SuperSport paying 1st through 10th places.