The Auto Channel
The Largest Independent Automotive Research Resource
The Largest Independent Automotive Research Resource
Official Website of the New Car Buyer

AMA: Buell steps up to AMA Pro Thunder Series Entitlement

8 February 2000

     PICKERINGTON, Ohio -- The Buell Motorcycle Company has taken title

sponsorship of the 2000 AMA Pro Thunder Championship, which runs as part of

the AMA Chevy Trucks U.S. Superbike Championship Series.

     The Buell Pro Thunder Series features the best of single-, twin- and

triple-cylinder motorcycles, in an exciting road racing contest. The

popular series has attracted a unique mix of racers, who bring sportbike

experience and multi-brand diversity to the series.

     "Buell is very excited to sponsor the AMA Pro Thunder Series this

season", said Eric Buell, the original founder of the Buell brand. "We've

been active participants in the series from the beginning and it has been a

great experience. Not only do we love the competition, we enjoy the

participants and the fans who turn out for the AMA events. 2000 is going to

be another great year for Buell and AMA Pro Thunder Racing."

     As the Pro Thunder title sponsor, Buell will post $10,000 in rider

bonus awards to be paid out to top riders in the final Buell Pro Thunder

Championship standings.

     Buell Motorcycle Company is a division of Harley-Davidson Motor Co.

Based in East Troy, Wisconsin, Buell produces a complete line of V-twin

street-fighter, standard and sport-touring motorcycles in addition to the

new single-cylinder Buell Blast.

     Corporations interested in marketing products and services through AMA

Pro Racing can contact Sport Management Inc. at (614) 899-9476; or e-mail: