In addition, Harley-Davidson Insurance will also provide $100,000 in rider bonus awards for participants in the Grand National Championship, based on final season standings.
In order to be eligible for the bonus award, each expert-level rider must display a Harley-Davidson Insurance logo on his or her riding gear and on their front number plate during all series events.
The Harley-Davidson Motor Company will separately provide a $66,000 season contingency fund for Twins riders who compete on Harley-Davidson motorcycles in the series' twelve Twins events. The Twins event contingency will pay out a total of $5,500 in contingency per event to the first- through eighth-place positions.
"Harley-Davidson's history with dirt track racing goes deep into the roots of the sport and we are excited to step up our involvement though this Harley-Davidson Insurance title sponsorship," said Steve Piehl, Harley-Davidson Director of Customer Experience. "We think the loyalty of flat track fans makes this series the perfect venue for Harley-Davidson Insurance, which is designed exclusively for Harley riders, to reach a large fan base of passionate motorcyclists."
"We're thrilled to welcome Harley-Davidson Insurance as AMA Pro Flat Track's new title sponsor, and by extension the entire Harley-Davidson family," said AMA Pro COO and Managing Member David Atlas. "The company has long played a hugely important role in the history of this sport, and their investment in our 2011 series proves they'll continue to do so in its very bright future."