The AMA Pro Vance & Hines XR1200 Series Thunders into Indianapolis Motor Speedway


Courtesy of AMA Pro Racing:
The AMA Pro Vance & Hines XR1200 Series, a division of GEICO Motorcycle AMA Pro Road Racing based on the Harley-Davidson XR1200 platform, returns to Indianapolis Motor Speedway this weekend, August 17-19, 2012 for the second consecutive year to compete alongside the full complement of MotoGP classes in the Red Bull Indianapolis GP. This weekend’s event is the only doubleheader on the 2012 calendar for the Vance & Hines XR1200 Series, and both races will be featured on SPEED in a one-hour broadcast on Sunday, August 19 at 5:00 p.m. ET/ 2:00 p.m. PT. 

Last year’s doubleheader at the famed Speedway featured intense battles by some of AMA Pro’s best, and the drama will be intensified this year as the event features an expanded $50,000 purse and marks the start of the XR Showdown. With five races remaining the points for the top 10 riders have been reset to 1,000 each, leveling the playing field and creating a battlefield for the coveted No. 1 plate and associated $60,000 year-end prize fund. Many of the throaty twin-cylinders entered in the event completed a full day of testing on Saturday in preparation for the upcoming battle at the brickyard. Series top man Tyler O’Hara (JCR/ Scrubblade/ Bartel’s Harley-Davidson) paced the day with a 1:55.914 and heads to Indy with confidence stemming from his breakout win in Race 1 last year.

Full race report here