American Honda has announced its Red Rider Contingency Program for 2019 and MotoAmerica is included in the program with some $1.4 million up for grabs in four of the five MotoAmerica classes.
Honda has posted $415,000 for the MotoAmerica Superbike, Supersport and Stock 1000 classes, respectively, and $185,000 for the Liqui Moly Junior Cup class for 2019. Contingency in the four classes pays back to 10thplace. In Superbike, Supersport and Stock 1000, Honda’s program pays $5000 to win, $4000 for second, $3000 for third, $2000 for fourth, $1750 for fifth, $1500 for sixth, $1250 for seventh, $1000 for eighth, $750 for ninth and $500 for 10th. In Junior Cup the payout is $2500 for a win, $2000 for second, $1500 for third, $1000 for fourth, $750 for fifth, $500 for sixth, $400 for seventh, $300 for eighth, $200 for ninth and $100 for 10th.
“It’s good to see Honda involved with a contingency program for the 2019 MotoAmerica season,” said MotoAmerica President Wayne Rainey. “Honda was one of the first companies to step back into the series when we took over and we’re happy to see them continue their support of the series through their newest contingency program.”
“Racing has always been fundamental for Honda, so we’re happy to announce this expansion of the Red Rider Rewards program for 2019,” said Brandon Wilson, Manager of Advertising & Motorcycle Sports at American Honda in a Honda release. “Because of increased opportunities for earning contingency rewards through competition, we’re confident that Honda riders will enjoy even more success on tracks across the country this season.”
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