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AMA: Progressive Insurance Remains Title Sponsor of AMA Superbike Challenge at Sears Point

29 January 2000

Posted By Terry Callahan
Motorsports Editor, The Auto Channel
SONOMA, Calif. - Progressive Insurance, the nation's largest motorcycle insurer, will return for a second year as the title sponsor of the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) Superbike Challenge, May 5-7, at Sears Point Raceway. The event weekend will be known as the Progressive Motorcycle Insurance AMA Superbike Challenge.

"We are excited to once again bring the Progressive Motorcycle Insurance AMA Superbike Challenge to motorcycle enthusiasts," said Scott Combs, Motorcycle Sales Manager, Progressive. "Our motorcycle policyholders tell us they enjoy the Superbike Challenge, and we are pleased to deliver it to them."

Progressive Insurance has a long history of involvement with the AMA. Since 1994, the company has sponsored the Progressive Insurance AMA Harley-Davidson SuperTwins and the Progressive Insurance AMA Pro Thunder road race series. Progressive Insurance is also the newly-named title sponsor of the Progressive Insurance AMA U.S. Flat Track Championships.

The Progressive Insurance Superbike Challenge will feature the country's top pavement motorcycle riders on the Sears Point demanding 12-turn road course. Among those expected to compete include defending 1999 Superbike champion Mat Mladin, three-time champion Doug Chandler and Miguel Duhamel, who has won the Sears Point event four of the last seven years.

In business since 1937, Progressive provides consumers throughout the United States with competitively-priced automobile, motorcycle, recreation vehicle and boat insurance, along with 24-hour, in-person services. Consumers interested in a Progressive policy may shop for and buy one via the telephone, the Internet and more than 30,000 Independent Agents throughout the country. Progressive companies writing insurance receive among the highest ratings available from the A.M. Best, the independent company that rates financial conditions of insurance companies.

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