PICKERINGTON, Ohio -- AMA Pro Racing, the leading sanctioning body for motorcycle sport in the U.S., announced today that the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. will provide the official "spec tire" for the Progressive Insurance U.S. Flat Track...
PICKERINGTON, Ohio -- AMA Pro Racing, the leading sanctioning body for motorcycle sport in the U.S., announced today that the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. will provide the official "spec tire" for the Progressive Insurance U.S. Flat Track Championship beginning in 2002.
Under terms of the agreement, all competitors in the Progressive Insurance U.S. Flat Track Championship will be required to use the same brand and model of Goodyear tires. In addition, Goodyear will make a significant contribution to an annual fund as a bonus to the top flat-track teams. The agreement runs through 2006.
"This deal with Goodyear was made to level the playing field for our flat-track riders," said Bruce Bober, AMA Pro Racing flat track mananger. "Having one official 'spec tire' will ensure that all competitors are using uniform equipment, and also lower the costs for our competitors by reducing the number of wheel/tire combinations needed. The bonus money from Goodyear will also help offset costs for top teams."
"Goodyear and AMA Pro Racing have enjoyed a long and successful relationship for many years, and we are glad to be able to continue that relationship as the 'spec tire' provider for the flat-track championship," said Paul Lauritzen of Goodyear. "We are also excited about the opportunity to reward each season's top performers through our bonus fund contribution."
About AMA Pro Racing
AMA Pro Racing is the leading sanctioning body for motorcycle sport in the United States. Its Championships include the AMA U.S. Supercross Championship, the AMA Chevy Trucks U.S. Motocross Championship, the AMA Chevy Trucks U.S. Superbike Championship and the AMA Progressive Insurance U.S. Flat Track Championship. More than 1.7 million fans attended AMA Pro Racing events during the 2001 season.
Goodyear is the world's largest tire company. Headquartered in Akron, Ohio, the company manufactures tires, engineered rubber products and chemicals in more than 90 facilities in 28 countries. It has marketing operations in almost every country around the world. Goodyear employs about 100,000 people worldwide. For more information about the company, visit www.goodyear.com on the Internet.
For immediate post-race results, points, in-depth series and rider information, regular columnists and much more, log onto www.1800FlatTrack.com, the official website of the AMA Progressive Insurance U.S. Flat Track Championships.