Öhlins USA has renewed its partnership with the AFT series for a fifth consecutive season in 2020. "After another season of invaluable support for the athletes of American Flat Track, the industry leader in suspension technology will enhance its presence at series events in 2020 and will build its profile within the AFT NBCSN telecasts. Premiering this season, the Daytona TT NBCSN telecast will feature Öhlins and highlight the sophistication of its technology and its influence on performance in AFT competition."
The Benicia, California based 'brick and mortar' PG&A retailer Cycle Gear has renewed its AFT partnership as The Official Motorcycle Retailer of AFT for a third consecutive year. A sister company to RevZilla, and now J&P Cycles, Cycle Gear has over 140 stores in 35 states and will again present various promotional events leading up to select AFT rounds including bike nights, pre-race parties and giveaway opportunities including the chance to obtain race day tickets. AFT will again be featured as a contributing sponsor at each bike night while assisting with the in-store giveaways and the promotion of the series at www.cyclegear.com.
The Cat Rental Store has renewed its AFT partnership naming it as the Official Heavy Equipment Rental Store of AFT for its second consecutive year - AFT found that access to Caterpillar's top-of-the-line earth-moving equipment proved to be an invaluable asset in its commitment to providing the best racetracks in the world for both fans and athletes alike.
AFT and Arai Helmet, Inc. have signed a multiyear partnership agreement naming Arai Helmet as the Official Helmet of AFT. Noted for its "Glancing Off" impact energy distribution technology, Arai "pride themselves on finding more protection within the limits of a helmet."
Falken Tires have been named the Official Light Truck Tire of AFT. "For over three decades, the California-based automotive titan has been known as a forerunner of high-performance radial tire production in the world. No stranger to motorsports, the FALKEN Motorsports team competes annually in the world famous 24 Hours of Nürburgring - one of the hardest endurance races in the world. Stateside, FALKEN participates and competes in Formula Drift, Lucas Off Road Racing Series, Ultra 4, USCA and supports grassroots racing in SCCA.
VP Racing Fuels has been named Official Spec Fuel Supplier and Performance Coolant of AFT in a multi-year partnership. "VP has a decade's long history with motorcycle racing," said Bruce Hendel, VP's Vice President, North American Sales - Race Fuel and Consumer Products. "Our fuels have dominated in all of its forms, from SX and MX to drag racing, Daytona, and the Isle of Man. When it comes to making power and keeping things cool, it's now official - we're now also doing it with American Flat Track."
AFT has renewed its partnership with Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys (RBMA) including its presenting sponsorship of the AFT Singles class and multiple event sponsorships.
Wally Brown Racing has announced its participation in the 2020 AFT Singles Championship with the signing of Chad Cose as its rider after an experimental run Cose did at the Meadowlands Mile in 2019. Wally Brown brings over 20 years of competition experience in NASCAR's top series to this new venture. The team will use Suzuki RM-Z 450s with support from American Suzuki to contest the 2020 season. Cose completed the 2019 season with a standout victory at the Black Hills Half-Mile, bringing Suzuki back to the top step of the podium after a lengthy win hiatus for the brand. Cose would go on to finish top 5 in the AFT Singles Championship.
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