Indy ORP Pro Bike Battle pre-event notes

TOP SEED SAMPEY LEADS PRO STOCK MOTORCYCLE COMPETITORS IN 17TH ANNUAL RINGERS GLOVES PRO BIKE BATTLE CLERMONT, Ind. -- Angelle Sampey will headline a special eight-motorcycle field from the No. 1 qualifying position as she is seeking her first...

TOP SEED SAMPEY LEADS PRO STOCK MOTORCYCLE COMPETITORS IN 17TH ANNUAL RINGERS GLOVES PRO BIKE BATTLE

CLERMONT, Ind. -- Angelle Sampey will headline a special eight-motorcycle field from the No. 1 qualifying position as she is seeking her first victory in the Ringers Gloves Pro Bike Battle at O'Reilly Raceway Park at Indianapolis on Sept. 1. The special bonus event for NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle competitors will be held during the 53rd annual Mac Tools U.S. Nationals, the world's most prestigious drag race.

The total race day purse for the 17th annual Ringers Gloves Pro Bike Battle is $61,000. The winner will earn a $25,000 bonus from Ringers Gloves. Any rider who can win the Battle and the Mac Tools U.S. Nationals will earn a $10,000 'Double-Up' bonus from the NHRA.

The Battle runner-up will earn $10,000. The two semifinalists will earn $6,000 each, while the four first-round finishers will earn $3,500 apiece.

Sampey claimed the No. 1 spot for the special event by earning six No. 1 qualifying efforts at the 16 NHRA events that make up the Battle series. In addition to the $61,000 available in the Battle, $15,000 in bonuses were awarded to quick qualifiers throughout the 16-race Battle series.

Andrew Hines is the defending winner of the event.

Ringers Gloves Pro Bike Battle rounds are scheduled for 2:15, 6 and 8:10 p.m. on Sept. 1.

-credit: nhra

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Series NHRA
Drivers Andrew Hines , Angelle Sampey