BREA, Calif. (Jan. 8, 2009) – Continuing its long tradition of supporting amateur and professional racers, American Suzuki Motor Corporation (ASMC) launched its 2009 Motocross Contingency program. At racing events nationwide, Suzuki riders can earn money when they race an RM or RM-Z motocross bike to a top finish.
"American Suzuki has been a leading supporter of amateur and professional racing nationwide, on both street and MX motorcycles," said Pat Alexander, Sports Promotions Manager for American Suzuki. "Through our continued financial support of amateur racing, we hope to maintain the growth of amateur racing, and to develop future Suzuki champions like Ricky Carmichael and Chad Reed."
American Suzuki has fostered motocross racing locally and regionally for more than 20 years through its contingency program. With financial support for top finishers in events from Maine to California, the Suzuki Contingency program can benefit Suzuki racers nationwide. New for 2009, Suzuki racers can be paid for strong finishes in two classes per registered motorcycle.
Money is allocated to racers via the Suzuki Value-Added Contingency Cards. Contingency earnings are added to a racer's card throughout the year of competition. Amateur and professional riders can spend their money anywhere Visa ® is accepted; professional racers can make cash withdrawals at the nearest ATM.
Anyone who buys a 2008 or 2009 Suzuki RM85 or 85L, RM250, RM-Z250 or RM-Z450 is eligible to earn contingency money through the Suzuki program. Riders can find complete details of the Suzuki MX Contingency program on the Team Suzuki website at www.teamsuzuki.com.
About American Suzuki
The Motorcycle/ATV Division of American Suzuki Motor Corporation (ASMC), Brea, Calif., was founded in 1963 by Suzuki Motor Corporation (SMC). ASMC markets motorcycles and ATVs via an extensive dealer network throughout 49 states. ASMC's parent company, Suzuki Motor Corporation, based in Hamamatsu, Japan, is a diversified worldwide manufacturer of motorcycles, ATVs, scooters, automobiles and marine engines. Founded in 1909 and incorporated in 1920, it has 120 distributors in 191 countries.