PRO HONDA OILS CONTINUES AMA SUPERSPORT SPONSORSHIP PICKERINGTON, Ohio (February 28, 2006) -- AMA Pro Racing announced today that Pro Honda Oils & Chemicals will return as sponsor of the Pro Honda Oils Supersport Championship in 2006. This...
PRO HONDA OILS CONTINUES AMA SUPERSPORT SPONSORSHIP
PICKERINGTON, Ohio (February 28, 2006) -- AMA Pro Racing announced today that Pro Honda Oils & Chemicals will return as sponsor of the Pro Honda Oils Supersport Championship in 2006.
This will mark the 16th year of Pro Honda Oils' association with the AMA Supersport Championship. It marks the longest-running sponsorship in the history of AMA road racing. Both the championship and Honda's oil and chemical brand have experienced tremendous growth since the partnership began in the early 1990s.
The Pro Honda Oils Supersport Championship kicks off on Thursday, March 9 at Daytona International Speedway.
"It's exciting to continue our sponsorship of one of the most competitive racing series in motorcycle racing," said Rick Mitchell, assistant manager of motorcycle parts, sales and marketing at American Honda. "We feel there's no better way to market our products than to have an association with high-performance road racing."
The Pro Honda Oils Championship has brought racing fans some of most competitive racing of any class under the AMA Superbike Championship umbrella. Many of the leading riders in the history of AMA road racing have earned the AMA Supersport title including Doug Polen, Miguel Duhamel and Nicky Hayden. Nicky's older brother Tommy Hayden is the defending champion of the class.
"Pro Honda Oils is a leader in its category of the market," said John Farris, AMA Pro Racing's Vice President of Commercial Development. "It's important to AMA Pro Racing to maintain long-standing relationships with its sponsors and we're pleased that Pro Honda Oils has been such a long-time supporter of Supersport racing."
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AMA Pro Racing is the leading sanctioning body for motorcycle sport in the United States. Its properties include the Amp'd Mobile AMA Supercross Series, the AMA Toyota Motocross Championship presented by FMF, the AMA Superbike Championship presented by Parts Unlimited, the AMA Ford Quality Checked Flat Track Championship and the AMA Supermoto Championship. For more information about AMA Pro Racing, visit www.amaproracing.com.