posted June 03, 2006 02:39 AM
XBRR Teams to Contest Road America Formula Xtreme Round
Buell Motorcycle Company announced today that two race teams will enter Buell XBRRs in the Formula Xtreme class during Round 5 of the 2006 AMA Superbike Championship June 2-4 at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wis.
Deeley H-D/Buell Canada's Steve Crevier, who tested the XBRR at Road America during the American SportBike Racing Association (ASRA) event in April, will return to the AMA Formula Xtreme series for the first time since competing in the Daytona 200.
Classic H-D/Buell - Millville H-D/Buell - Innovative Motorcycle Research rider Mike Hale will also contest the Formula Xtreme round at Road America. Hale tested his XBRR at Summit Point last week, but it will be his debut event on the bike.
"Steve and Mike are both great riders with a lot of experience. I'm as excited as anyone at seeing these XBRR riders take to the track. And they'll have plenty of fans cheering them on Road America," said Chairman and Chief Technical Officer Erik Buell.
Indeed there will be many Buell owners on hand at Road America, as the Formula Xtreme race will serve as one of the highlights of the Buell Riders Adventure Group (BRAG) Homecoming event held that weekend.
Both XBRR teams at Road America are receiving support from Pirelli Tires, Sentry Insurance, Harley-Davidson Financial Services, Screamin' Eagle SYN3 Synthetic Motorcycle Lubricant, and Harley-Davidson Visa.
The Buell XBRR is a limited-edition production racing motorcycle based on the Firebolt XB12R and produced exclusively for closed-course competition. It offers private racers a professional-level, race-ready, production-based platform.
Source: Harley-Davidson Motor Company