Buell Announces Racing Programs

Brent Avis
by Brent Avis
From Buell Motorcycle Company:
Buell Motorcycle Company recentlyrevealed its professional racing programs for the 2002 season, announcingsupport for the five-round national AMA Buell Pro Thunder series and theeight-round national Formula USA Buell Lightning Series, presented byBuell Pro Series Accessories.

"Both Buell customers and dealers are actively involved in amateurlevel racing around the world. And we're excited to add to thatinvolvement by once again sponsoring programs that give our customers andour dealers an opportunity to compete at the national level inprofessional roadracing," said Erik Buell, chairman and chieftechnical officer of Buell Motorcycle Company.

The AMA Buell Pro Thunder series, which pits Buell racers againsttwin-cylinder, triple- cylinder and single-cylinder motorcycles from manyother manufacturers, will be...

a featured event at select AMA Superbikerounds. The events will be held in Daytona, Fla. on March 10; Fountain,Colo. on June 2; Elkhart Lake, Wis. on June 9; Brainerd, Minn. on June 30and Monterey, Calif. on July 14.

The championship runner-up Hal'sBuell team and the Tilley's Buell and Kosco'Buell team willbe among the top dealer-sponsored teams competing in the Buell ProThunder class.

The Formula USA Buell Lightning Series, presented by Buell Pro SeriesAccessories, is a horsepower and weight restricted Buell-onlyspec-class. The F-USA events will be held in Daytona, Fla. on March 3;Summit Point, W.Va. on May 26; Loudon, N.H. on June 16; Toronto, Ontarioon July 21; Elkhart Lake, Wis. on August 4; Long Pond, Pa. on August 25;Portland, Ore. on September 8; and Daytona again on October 20.Defending class champion Kosco's Buell will return along with manyother Buell dealer teams to compete in the series.

To learn more about Buell motorcycles, visit your local Buell dealertoday and experience the pure streetfighter attitude, style andperformance only found onboard a Buell. Call 1-800-490-9635 for the Buelldealer nearest you. Or pull into www.buell.com.

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