DAYTONA BEACH, FL – March 4, 2021 – (Motor Sports NewsWire) – Daytona Bike Week 2021 starts today and Vance & Hines is ready to greet riders who are after a breath of fresh, Florida air.
Vance & Hines will have two retail and installation locations at Bike Week, at Daytona Speedway and Daytona Harley-Davidson in Ormond Beach. Both locations are based out of the company’s newly updated big-rigs and feature the top V&H items from their Air, Fuel and Exhaust product selections.
Customers at events typically prefer products that offer a change in both their bike’s style and performance. Top sellers in Daytona are likely to be the Vance & Hines Torquer 450, a slip-on muffler designed for Harley-Davidson Milwaukee 8-equipped bikes and VO2 air intake products such as the Rogue, X or Cage Fighter models. The combination allows for greater air flow and performance and makes a noticeable styling change to a rider’s motorcycle.
Product experts will help customers determine what works best for their riding needs and can either install the products on-site or provide customers with detailed information about what their local dealer can order and install back at home.
2021 American Flat Track Season Kicks Off Next Week
The 2021 American Flat Track (AFT) season begins at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Florida with back-to-back half-mile races on March 12 and 13, 2021.
The 2021 AFT series is a huge event for Vance & Hines. The company recently announced a comprehensive contingency sponsorship program offering thousands of dollars to riders in AFT Singles, AFT Production Twins and AFT SuperTwins.
In addition, the company has become the presenting sponsor of the Production Twins class, now known as AFT Production Twins presented by Vance & Hines. The new sponsorship program will offer over $130,000 in prize money to riders in the class.
The availability of significant prize money has most of the top riders using Vance & Hines products, including 2020 Production Twins Champion James Rispoli, Chad Cose(top ten finisher in both Production Twins and Singles), Dalton Gauthier (former AFT Singles champion), Ben Lowe (third place in 2020 Production Twins). Vance & Hines Racing Development Center is providing support to additional riders as the series gets closer to its initial events in Florida.
In addition, Vance & Hines produces the Harley-Davidson XG750R race motorcycle for Harley-Davidson and also provides support for riders at every AFT race from the Vance & Hines support rig.
Brandon Kitchen Rolls into 2021 AFT Singles Series with Husqvarna and Vance & Hines
Brandon Kitchen, one of the hottest young riders in AFT Singles, will be flying the Husqvarna flag in 2021, with Vance & Hines as his team’s exclusive engine builder.
Kitchen and team owner Brent Donley inked a deal to ride the Husqvarna 450 Single for their 2021 effort. Kitchen finished eighth in points during the shortened 2020 season and scored a win at the Indy Mile aboard a Vance & Hines-built and owned CRF 450 Honda. Brandon’s HC450 utilizes Vance & Hines engine package, exhaust and custom tune. This package is available to all racers in the paddock.
Other Vance & Hines powered racers in AFT Singles include Morgan Mischlet and Billy “The Kid” Ross, with several more rolling out during the first few races.
The 2021 AFT Season begins with back-to-back half-mile races in Barberville FL in mid-March.
New Pro Stock Motorcycle Debuts at NHRA Gator Nationals in Gainesville FL
Vance & Hines’ new four-valve Suzuki engine will debut with four bikes and three-teams at the first NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle (PSM) race of the 2021 season, March 11 to 14 in Gainesville FL. The new engine uses a four-valve head designed by six-time NHRA PSM Champion Andrew Hines at the company’s Racing Development Center in Brownsburg IN.
Angelle Sampey will pilot the Vance & Hines/Mission Foods Suzuki which features the new engine and a custom-designed chassis based on years of competition and development by the V&H crew. Angelle is the winningest female in NHRA history with 43 wins and three championships to her credit.
Also aboard the new Vance & Hines Suzuki engine and chassis are Reid Motorsports riders Cory Reid and Joey Gladstone. NHRA PSM’s 2016 Champion Jerry Savoie of War Racings will be running the new Vance & Hines Suzuki engine.
NHRA races are broadcast on Fox and Fox sports channels.
ABOUT VANCE & HINES
The Vance & Hines brand has always been about enhancing the exhilaration of the motorcycle ride. It started over 40 years ago, when Terry Vance and Byron Hines were two young enthusiasts in the fledgling Southern California motorcycle drag race scene. Terry always wanted to go faster and Byron knew how to make that happen. In short order, their on-track success and innovation drew the attention of other racers, riders and motorcycle manufacturers, which ultimately translated to commercial demand for their products and services. Today, the Company’s mission and activity is the same; make bikes go faster on the racetrack and take those learnings to make impactful products for riders around the world. Since the Company’s inception in 1979, it has run factory race programs in partnership with Suzuki, Yamaha, Ducati and Harley-Davidson in drag racing, road racing and flat track. Vance & Hines is based in Santa Fe Springs CA and has its Racing Development Center is in Brownsburg IN. Learn more about the company’s history and products at www.vanceandhines.com.
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