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KTM Announces 2011 Contingency Programs

New amateur support program offered

KTM North America announced a new contingency support program for amateur racers and contingency for professional AMA Supercross and Arenacross racers.

The new KTM amateur motocross support program is available through the company’s dealer network. Amateur racers can apply to the program by submitting a résumé to local KTM dealers. Résumés must list previous racing accomplishments and a planned race schedule with at least four amateur national events for 2011. The level of support will be determined based on rider skill and ability as well as past racing results and value as determined by KTM dealers. Resumes will be accepted until Feb. 1.

KTM is also posting $580,000 in contingency for pro AMA Supercross and Arenacross racers. Registered KTM pro riders who qualify for a main event in any round will receive a payout. Finishing in the top ten in an AMA Supercross or Supercross round will net $600 while 11 through 20 receive $400. Arenacross payouts are $600 for the top eight and $400 for nine through 16.

According to KTM, the decision to offer payouts for all qualifying positions was made with privateers in mind.

“KTM is excited to continue its contingency program with both the Supercross and Arenacross Series. KTM has taken a different approach to its contingency plan by creating a payout that caters toward the privateer riders,” says Jon-Erik Burleson, KTM president. “By paying each qualifying position, all riders that make the main event aboard their KTM are guaranteed a payout to help them get to the next race.”

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