|Posted on Thursday, February 03, 2005 - 12:09 pm: ||
This came in the mail a couple days ago.....
$70,500 Contingency Program Offered to Privateer Buell Roadracers
MILWAUKEE (January 28, 2005) – Buell Motorcycle Company recently announced its roadracing support program for 2005, with $70,500 in contingency paid to racers aboard Buell motorcycles in the eight-round national Formula USA Thunderbike class. The program offers Buell racers $8,000 per race in contingency paid back to 15th place, in addition to Formula USA’s $2,000 Thunderbike purse paid back to 10th, plus a $6,500 championship bonus for Buell racers paid back to 5th place, supplementing Formula USA’s $5,500 championship bonus.
“We’re proud to once again support the efforts of Buell racers in Formula USA’s National Thunderbike class which continues to draw large grids and features great racing,” said Erik Buell, Chairman and Chief Technical Officer of Buell Motorcycle Company.
The Formula USA Thunderbike class will be a featured event at all eight Formula USA National Road Race Series rounds. The events will be held at Daytona International Speedway, March 4-6; Road America, April 22-24; Summit Point Raceway, May 27-29; New Hampshire International Speedway, June 17-19; Virginia International Raceway, June 24-26; Barber Motorsports Park, August 12-14; the new AutoBahn Country Club Joliet course, September 9-11; and the Daytona finale, October 21-23. Buell’s Henry Duga and the Buell Racing Support Van will be present at each F-USA National event to provide assistance to Buell racers.
Formula USA’s 2004 Thunderbike class champion Bryan Bemisderfer is expected to defend his title against fellow Buell racers Dan Bilansky, Jeff Johnson, Kurt Miller, Randy Rega, Joe Roszynski, Josh Guyer and many others, including riders aboard Suzuki, Ducati, Honda, Yamaha and BMW motorcycles.