$5,000 in Bonuses Available to Triumph Teams at Each AMA Pro Flat Track Event
ATLANTA, GA – May 22, 2015 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – The Bonneville Performance and Latus Motors Racing teams have readied their Triumph motorcycles for the AMA Pro Flat Track round at the Springfield Mile, this Sunday, May 24th. The legendary mile oval at the Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield, Ill., will be the site of Brandon Robinson and Jake Shoemaker’s first rides on Triumphs in GNC1 Pro Twins racing competition.
Triumph Motorcycles America is also debuting a bonus fund of up to $5,000 per race to participating Triumph teams. Bonuses will be awarded based upon their results in qualifying, heat races, the Dash for Cash, and GNC1 Main Event. This is an extension of Castrol’s VETMotorsports Performance Match Fund announced in April where these same Triumph teams’ on-track performance earns donations to the nonprofit, veteran outreach organization.
Brandon Robinson, #44 of the Latus Motors Racing / Castrol / Triumph team, sits second in the GNC1 standings after the first two rounds at Daytona. Springfield is a track that fits him well, having won both races in 2013.
“I’m really eager to race at Springfield this weekend,” said Robinson. “It’s a place I’ve had a lot of success at in the past, and I’m looking forward to beginning a new chapter in my career aboard the Latus Motors Castrol Triumph!”
Brandon Robinson, #44 of the Latus Motors Racing / Castrol / Triumph team
Bonneville Performance will welcome injured warfighter and United States Army veteran Sgt. Edward S., of Columbus, Ohio, as a working member of its team. In addition to the racing action, VETMotorsports and Bonneville Performance will have a booth near the main grandstands on Sunday. Fans can learn more about the team and VETMotorsports’ initiatives. Veterans attending the races at Springfield will also have the opportunity for a free ride on their motorcycles around the track.
Jake Shoemaker, competing on the #55 Bonneville Performance / Castrol / Triumph, has put in a lot of work this preseason and feels confident he can better his 9th place finish at Springfield from 2014.
“We’ve made some changes to the bike over the past couple months, and I’m excited to show the fans what the Triumph is capable of,” said Jake Shoemaker. “The VETMotorsports partnership means a lot to the Bonneville Performance team, and its great to be able to support them.”
For more information on the event including tickets, visit www.AMAProRacing.com/FT. The entire Springfield Mile event will be broadcast live online at www.FansChoice.tv. Timed practice begins at 10:15am CDT, a rider autograph session and open paddock to spectators at 12:00 noon CDT, followed by Opening Ceremonies at 1:00pm CDT. The GNC1 Main Event is slated for 4:00pm CDT.
Triumph Motorcycles is the British motorcycle marque that produces a wide range of sport, cruiser, adventure and touring motorcycles. From the storied Bonneville to the class-leading Speed Triple and Daytona 675R, Triumph offers a blend of design, character and performance that result in truly distinctive motorcycles. First established in 1902 and now located in Hinckley, Leicestershire, England, Triumph has always set the pace for category-winning machines. The company is solely owned by Bloor Holdings Ltd., and Triumph Motorcycles America, its North American operations, are based in Atlanta. To see the full range of Triumph motorcycles, visit www.TriumphMotorcycles.com.
Castrol, one of the world’s leading lubricant brands, has a proud heritage of innovation and fuelling the dreams of pioneers. Their passion for performance, combined with a philosophy of working in partnership with manufacturers, has enabled Castrol to develop oils that have been at the heart of numerous technological feats on land, air, sea and space for over 100 years. Today, the company’s vast portfolio of high performance lubricants, including Castrol EDGE, Castrol GTX MAGNATEC, Castrol GTX and Castrol Power RS, are available in almost 140 countries worldwide. For more information on Castrol’s premium lubricants, please visit www.Castrol.com.
Founded in 2012, Veteran Empowerment Through Motorsports (VETMotorsports) is an award-winning, non-clinical outreach program that embeds qualifying warfighters with existing race teams to provide them with unique motorsports experiences. By placing veterans in hands-on, high-stress, team environments that mimic active duty, the organization gives them direction, empowerment and challenges that help them focus on ability and moving forward rather than disability and the past. To date VETMotorsports has helped more than 65 injured warfighters participate in 35 motorcycle and auto racing events across the United States. To learn more about VETMotorsports, participate in the program, or make a donation, visit www.VETMotorsports.org.