Suzuki Motor of America, Inc. (SMAI) has increased the funds available in its 2014 Road Race Contingency Program, and is now paying successful GSX-R racers competing in the three-race GEICO Motorcycle Superbike Shootout. The series opened April 26 at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif., and moves to Sonoma Raceway in Sonoma, Calif., for the 2014 Arai Pacific Nationals May 3-4.
With an impressive fifth place finish in the RaceFuelZ Pro Superbike class, David Anthony of Murrieta, Calif., earned $500 from Suzuki, plus an additional $500 for being the top privateer qualifier at this race. He’s well positioned in the series points race, which will pay an additional $2,500 to the top Suzuki racer in both the Pro Superbike and Pro Sportbike classes. But with two paying races to go in this series, a faster GSX-R racer could take this away from Anthony. Daytona Anderson earned $200 for finishing ninth in the Pro Superbike class.
“The GEICO Motorcycle Superbike Shootout races at Sonoma raceway are a great opportunity for racers to earn money while competing on Suzuki GSX-R sportbikes,” said Steve Bortolamedi, SMAI Communications Manager. “Whether you race a GSX-R600 in the Sportbike class or a GSX-R1000 in Superbike, there is money available for the taking. We love to support Suzuki customers who choose to race.”
In both the Pro Superbike and Pro Sportbike classes, SMAI will pay contingency awards to Suzuki riders finishing in the top 10 in each race. And the top Suzuki privateer racer with the most points at the end of the three-race series – in both classes – will receive an additional $2,500. The top Suzuki privateer qualifier in each race will earn $500. The final race of the Superbike Shootout series – the Arai Mountain Nationals – takes place at Miller Motorsports Park in Tooele, Utah, May 24-25.
The 2014 Suzuki Contingency program also covers other road race classes at these three events and at many other races throughout the season. Visit SuzukiCycles.com/Racing for all the contingency plan details, and to sign up. Contingency money is available for Suzuki motocross racers, too.
Suzuki pays contingency awards to racers through Suzuki Contingency Awards Cards. Money is added to racers’ card throughout the year as they compete and win races. For complete information about the 2014 Suzuki Road Race Contingency Program, which pays more than $1 million through 120 events nationwide, visit www.suzukicycles.com/Racing