Husqvarna Motorcycles posts largest contingency package in series history for the Singles class
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Feb. 16, 2017) – American Flat Track is proud to announce a new partnership naming Husqvarna Motorcycles as the Official Motorcycle of AFT Singles for the 2017 season. To show support for American Flat Track’s class for up-and-coming talent, Husqvarna Motorcycles is posting the largest contingency in the history of the Singles class in the amount of $88,700.
"Husqvarna is a brand with a rich heritage in off-road racing and we are delighted to welcome them as a partner to the newly-launched American Flat Track Singles class," said Michael Lock, CEO of American Flat Track. "The 450cc single-cylinder class is a breeding ground for tomorrow's household names in Pro Flat Track and, with Husqvarna's help, we are taking the sport to a whole new generation."
“Husqvarna Motorcycles is proud to support such an iconic motorcycle racing platform. We are excited to engage with the Flat Track audience as we recognize the unique parallels between the Flat Track community and the Husqvarna brand’s inclusive nature and pioneering spirit,” said Jenna Parker, Husqvarna Motorcycles Marketing Manager. “Husqvarna’s 450cc single-cylinder platform is the perfect pioneer in this restructured class of Pro Flat Track competition.”
Husqvarna Motorcycles has set a new contingency benchmark for the class. In addition to the $4,650 available at all 18 rounds for riders competing on the Husqvarna FC 450 in the AFT Singles class, there is also a year-end bonus pool of $5,000 up for grabs for riders that finish the Championship in the top-three aboard Husqvarna machinery.
AFT Singles riders competing on a 2015 or newer Husqvarna FC 450 can follow the company’s outlined Contingency Program to be eligible for the following per-race contingency payout:
• 1st: $1,500
• 2nd: $1,000
• 3rd: $750
• 4th: $500
• 5th: $250
• 6th: $200
• 7th: $150
• 8th: $100
• 9th: $100
• 10th: $100