Suzuki Motor of America Inc. has announced nearly $8 million in contingency for the 2019 racing season, including nearly $1.3 million going to the MotoAmerica Series racers who race a Suzuki GSX-R1000, GSX-R600 and SV650.
Suzuki’s road racing contingency offerings have been increased to include several premier championships, including MotoAmerica’s Superbike, Stock 1000, Supersport and Twins Cup classes, along with other regional and local amateur road race events.
“Suzuki’s support of road racing has also been bolstered with the 2019 contingency program offering approximately $1.3 million,” said Pat Alexander, Race Support Manager. “Available to road racers in the United States, Suzuki is proud to support riders with one of the best programs in the country. And thanks to the Suzuki XTRM contingency website, racers can take advantage of a more convenient way to access their funds and use their well-deserved earnings.”
Suzuki’s contingency pays $10,000 to win a MotoAmerica Superbike event; second place pays $5000, third pays $3000, fourth pays $2000 and fifth pays $1000. Supersport will pay $6000 for a win, $4000 for second, $3000 for third, $2000 for fourth and $1000 for fifth. The Stock 1000 and Twins Cup feature identical payouts of $3000 for a win, $2000 for second, $1000 for third, $750 for fourth and $500 for fifth.
“Suzuki has been a supporter of the MotoAmerica Series since day one and they continue to support the series,” said MotoAmerica President Wayne Rainey. “For 2019, Suzuki is again offering a strong contingency program to our racers in four of our classes – Superbike, Supersport, Stock 1000 and Twins Cup. They also support the Yoshimura Suzuki team and the M4 ECSTAR Suzuki team in our paddock. If you win a MotoAmerica Superbike race you can take home $15,000 when you combine the Suzuki contingency with MotoAmerica’s payout. Win two races over the course of a weekend and that’s $30,000.”
MotoAmerica’s purse payout for the 2019 season is set at $1,430,000 across all five classes of racing.
The 10-round MotoAmerica Series gets rolling at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta, April 5-7, and concludes at Barber Motorsports Park, September 20-22.
The 2019 MotoAmerica Series schedule is as follows:
April 5-7 – Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta, Braselton, Georgia
April 12-14 – Circuit of The Americas, Austin, Texas
May 4-5 – VIRginia International Raceway, Alton, Virginia
May 31-June 2 – Road America, Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin
June 15-16 – Utah Motorsports Campus, Grantsville, Utah
July 12-14 – WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca, Monterey, California
August 10-11 – Sonoma Raceway, Sonoma, California
August 23-25 – Pittsburgh International Race Complex, Wampum, Pennsylvania
September 7-8 – New Jersey Motorsports Park, Millville, New Jersey
September 20-22 – Barber Motorsports Park, Birmingham, Alabama