Honda Announces Expanded 2015 Contingency Program

Troy Siahaan
by Troy Siahaan

American Honda has announced, for 2015, the continuation of its Red Riders Rewards program, with more than $6 million in earnings available to racers – $1 million more than last year. Through the Red Riders Rewards program, riders have the opportunity to earn payouts across the country at more than 1,500 races, in disciplines including motocross, off-road, dirt track, ATV and road racing.

“We’re happy to announce this continuation and expansion of Honda’s Red Riders Rewards program for 2015,” said Mike Snyder, Senior Manager of Motorcycle Marketing Communications at American Honda. “Racing has always been fundamental for Honda. By increasing the 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.”

There are a number of exciting changes for the 2015 season, including:

  • A revamped off-road component, with increased payouts and the addition of the AMA/NATC MotoTrials National Series.
  • Larger payouts in several major off-road championships, including GNCC, the AMA National Hare and Hound Championship, AMA District 37 Big 6 Grand Prix Series and AMA National Enduro Series.
  • Increased rewards in Regional Qualifiers for the AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship at Loretta Lynn Ranch.
  • Expansion to new series and classes nationwide.
  • Continued rewards for high-profile amateur motocross events across the USA, including the Daytona Amateur Supercross, GNC International Motocross Final, Freestone Spring Championship, NMA World Mini Grand Prix, Mammoth Motocross, AMA Ponca City Motocross Championships, Amateur National Motocross Championship at Loretta Lynn’s and Winter Olympics.
  • Payment to 22nd place in AMA Supercross, for both the 450SX and 250SX main events.
  • Payment to 20th place per moto for the 450 and 250 Classes in the AMA Pro Motocross Championship.
  • Increased pro-rider payout for Arenacross.
  • Addition of the newly formed MotoAmerica road racing series (replacing AMA Pro Road Racing), with increased payout for all classes.

That last point is of particular interest. With Honda increasing its payout for all classes of the new MotoAmerica series, this is a positive sign of manufacturer support. Could this point to a return of a factory team in the future?

For program details and a list of all eligible units, visit Honda Red Rider Rewards program inquiries may be directed to the info hotline at (310) 781-5111.

Troy Siahaan
Troy Siahaan

Troy's been riding motorcycles and writing about them since 2006, getting his start at Rider Magazine. From there, he moved to Sport Rider Magazine before finally landing at in 2011. A lifelong gearhead who didn't fully immerse himself in motorcycles until his teenage years, Troy's interests have always been in technology, performance, and going fast. Naturally, racing was the perfect avenue to combine all three. Troy has been racing nearly as long as he's been riding and has competed at the AMA national level. He's also won multiple club races throughout the country, culminating in a Utah Sport Bike Association championship in 2011. He has been invited as a guest instructor for the Yamaha Champions Riding School, and when he's not out riding, he's either wrenching on bikes or watching MotoGP.

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