Kawasaki posts $2.46M in contingency

Off-road and MX success rewarded but no word on road racing

By Motorcycle.Com Staff, Jan. 27, 2010
Kawasaki is offering up to $2.46 million in contingency awards for motocross and off-road racing in 2010. Noticeably absent however was any contingency award for road racing.

Up to $1.8 million in awards are available for top results by Kawasaki riders in various motocross races such as AMA Supercross, AMA Motocross, AMA Arenacross, and regional events across the U.S. Another $644,000 can be earned in off-road races such as GNCC, Endurocross, WORCS, AMA National Hare and Hound and other regional events.

“Even in the current economy we are proud to offer one of the most lucrative contingency in the sport,” says Reid Nordin, Team Green Manager. “We feel that everyone who races a Kawasaki is a member of Team Green. Our support is second to none in the industry and we strive to see our green machines at the front of every race.”

Not mentioned in Kawasaki’s announcement were contingency awards for road racing. Kawasaki offered $1.8 million in contingency awards in 2009 but after announcing its withdrawal from AMA Pro Racing, it remains to be seen whether Kawasaki will reward racers in either AMA or other road racing series. According to a report on RoadRacingWorld.com, Kawasaki is still considering its road racing contingency program.

Kawasaki is offering up to $2.46 million in contingency for motocross and off-road racing.

To qualify for Kawasaki’s motocross and off-road contingency program, racers must purchase a new or used 2009 or newer, U.S.-spec KX model. Qualified motorcycles must have visible Kawasaki logos and feature green as their dominant color. Monster Energy versions of KX models are eligible but Canadian models are not.

Team Green racers will have access to track-side support and the opportunity to take part in Kawasaki’s dealer-racer assist program.

Racers may register online at http://www.kawasaki.com/.

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