AMA Pro Road Racing Year-End Awards Update Following Opening Daytona Weekend
NEWS March 27, 2014
Photo by Brian J Nelson
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (March 27, 2014) – A little over a week ago, the stars of AMA Pro Road Racing kicked off their 2014 seasons at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla. Below is a list of all of the sponsored year-end awards and point funds along with the AMA Pro Road Racing riders competing for them.
Sunoco Go the Distance Award: The $15,000 point fund will be disbursed to the riders that complete the furthest distance in their respective classes. The current leaders include:
• SuperBike: Sean Dwyer – 287.1 miles
• GoPro Daytona SportBike: Joey Pascarella – 445.77 miles
• SuperSport: Patricia Fernandez – 259.74 miles
• Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson Series: Nick Hansen – 140.4 miles
Saddlemen Rookie of the Year Award: The $5,000 year-end award will go to the eligible rider who earns the most points in the GoPro Daytona SportBike championship. Current contenders include:
• Frank Babuska
• Tomas Puerta
• Tucker Lancaster
• Dustin Apgar
• Donny Wright
• Joe Roberts
Cortech Performance Edge Award: The $2,000 year-end award will go to the SuperBike rider who posts the highest number of “fastest lap of the race” in event finals during the 2014 season. Current leaders include:
• Cameron Beaubier (1)
• Josh Hayes (1)
MotoBatt Hard Charger Award: The $500 award is given to the rider who improves the most positions combined from each of the weekend’s race sessions in AMA Pro SuperBike. Current 2014 results:
• Diego Pierluigi – Daytona International Speedway
Tommy Aquino Spirit Award presented by Cortech and SHOEI: The $3,000 year-end award will go to the rider who best embodies the spirit of the paddock during the 2014 season.
Cardo scala rider Communication in Motion Award: The $2,000 year-end award will go to the rider who participates in the most voluntary promotional activities throughout the 2014 season.
The $75,000 GoPro year-end payout to the GoPro Daytona SportBike class will be distributed to the top riders of the class. GoPro has also offered to pay out an additional $25,000 to the top SuperBike competitors at the conclusion of the 2014 season.
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