RM/RMZ-mounted racers competing in 2005-¿06 AMA National Arenacross Series win big with Suzuki¿s contingency program
AURORA, Ill., (Oct. 17, 2005) ¿ Clear Channel Entertainment¿s Motor Sports division announced today that Suzuki, an industry leader in contingency and support programs for racers, has posted a contingency payout for the 2005-¿06 AMA National Arenacross Series totaling more than $200,000 for riders competing on its RM/RMZ-brand motorcycles.
¿Suzuki takes great pride in offering a generous payout to the pro and amateur racers at the national events and supporting the regional racers that help make this sport so great,¿ said Mel Harris, vice president, American Suzuki Motor Corp.
A win in the AMA National Arenacross Series¿ AMA Arenacross class (formerly 250cc class) will earn a Suzuki-mounted racer a $1,000. Suzuki then keeps the monies coming to the AMA Arenacross class all the way through tenth place. In the Arenacross Lites class (formerly 125cc class), Suzuki¿s payout structure awards $400 to win the support class while providing contingency money through fifth place.
¿Suzuki and its well-known contingency program has been a part of the AMA National Arenacross Series for many years, and we¿re pleased to have them back aboard with us this year in such a big way,¿ said Todd Jendro, senior director of operations for Clear Channel Entertainment¿s Motorsports division. ¿We¿re looking forward to seeing some of the top Suzuki RM and RMZ racers battling for the top spots in the AMA National Arenacross Series title chase.¿
In addition to it highly visible pro racer payout program, Suzuki will also back the AMA National Arenacross Series¿ amateur racers at both the national and regional level. A win in the 85cc 7-11 class, 125 and 250cc classes, 125 Schoolboy and Women¿s class will net Suzuki racers $200 on a `Suzuki Card¿ ¿ with contingency being paid out through fifth place in each of the aforementioned classes. Amateur racers can spend their well-deserved earnings at authorized Suzuki dealerships
The Honda Contingency program for the 2005-`06 AMA national Arenacross Series was announced last week, and the remaining contingency programs ($2,000,000-plus) will be announced in the coming weeks leading up to the opening round at the Pepsi Center n Albany, N.Y., October 28.
For more information on the AMA National Arenacross Series log on to www.arenacross.com.
About Clear Channel Entertainment/ AMA Regional and National Arenacross Series
Clear Channel Entertainment – Motor Sports is the producer and promoter of the AMA National Arenacross Series as well as numerous regional and local Arenacross events and is a division of Clear Channel Entertainment. Information on the National Arenacross Series and other CCE Arenacross events may be found at www.arenacross.com. Clear Channel Entertainment, a leading producer and marketer of live entertainment events is a subsidiary of Clear Channel Communications (NYSE:CCU), a global leader in the out-of-home advertising industry. Clear Channel Entertainment currently owns, operates and/or exclusively books approximately 130 live entertainment venues, including nearly 100 in North America and more than 30 in Europe. Each year, 69 million people attend approximately 32,000 events promoted and/or produced by the company, including live music events; Broadway, West End and touring theeatrical shows; family entertainment shows; museum exhibitions, and specialized sports and motor sports events. In addition, the company¿s independently operated athlete representation business, SFX, provides management, marketing and financial consulting services to many of the world¿s top professional athletes. Clear Channel Entertainment operates throughout North America, Europe, and Australia. More information may be found by visiting www.cc.com and www.clearchannel.com.
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