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Fort Lauderdale, FL – announces the 2021 FMRRA Dunlop Motorcycle Tire contingency awards.

Over $30,000 in Dunlop tire credit contingency awards will go to the top three in following FMRRA race classes.


Race Class                                   1ST          2ND          3RD         Per Weekend
Sunoco Superbike 1000           $200       $100          $75          $750
Sunoco Superbike 600             $150        $75            $50         $550
Formula Twin                             $100        $50            $25         $350
Superstock 1000                        $100         $50           $25         $350
Superstock 600                          $100         $50           $25         $350
Production Twin                        $75           $40           $20         $130
Superstreet 300                         $75           $40           $20         $130
Moto 3                                         $75           $40           $20         $130
Formula 40 600                        $100        $50            $25         $175
Formula 40 1000                      $100        $50            $25         $175
Formula 50 1000                      $100        $50            $25         $175
Euro Max                                    $100        $50            $25         $175
Euro Light                                  $100        $50            $25         $175
300 Pursuit                                $75           $40            $20        $130


1. All awards will be paid as Dunlop tire credit and will be used towards the retail purchase of new tires from
2. Contingency awards will be earned by class and will be issued only when races have a minimum of 8 finishers (DNF does not count).
3. Competitors participating in this program must use Dunlop tires on both front and back of motorcycle.
4. Competitors participating in this program must have purchased tires from at the event to be eligible.
5. Competitors must display a minimum 10″ Dunlop Decal on each side of motorcycle (lower fairing) and a decal on the front fender.
6. This program is not valid if you’re a Dunlop sponsored rider and/or if you receive a racer discount on Dunlop race tires from
7. Awards will be issued by on receipt of official results from the race organization.
8. Awards are issued to the riders best 3 overall finishes from the race weekend.
9. All riders will receive their rewards at the following race event. All rewards expire after 90 days from posted official results.

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Three More Years: Dunlop On Board Again As Spec Tire For MotoAmerica Series

MotoAmerica has announced that Dunlop will again be the tire of choice for the MotoAmerica Series for the next three years with the high-performance tire manufacturer about to embark on a sixth straight season as the official tire supplier of the AMA Superbike Series in 2020. Additionally, Dunlop will also provide a lucky MotoAmerica rider the opportunity to take part in an FIM CEV Repsol Series round on a Moto2 or Moto3 bike in the Spanish Championship.

“We’re thrilled to announce that Dunlop will again be our spec tire for all five of the MotoAmerica classes,” said MotoAmerica President Wayne Rainey. “Dunlop has been with us since we started MotoAmerica in 2015 and this new three-year agreement shows that our relationship continues to get stronger. We strive to continue getting faster and it’s evident with our ever-improving lap times that Dunlop wants the same thing. We’re happy that Dunlop uses our series as the ultimate testing platform for their tires and that research and development is ultimately passed down to the consumer. I also want to thank Dunlop for adding the Moto2/Moto3 bonus. It’s always been important to MotoAmerica to try and create opportunities for our riders to challenge themselves in other international series. This new program with Dunlop goes right along with those goals. The 2020 season promises to be our best yet and we’re pleased that Dunlop is continuing to ride and race with us.”

Dunlop will provide a MotoAmerica rider with the unique Moto2/Moto3 opportunity in 2020 with the rider selected based on input from both Dunlop and MotoAmerica. The lucky rider will get the chance to compete in one race in Spain with what is basically a full package, including transportation from Wednesday to Sunday of the event, along with lodging and meals,  required track fees, tickets/passes, motorcycle, fuel, full-spec engine and tires for the practice sessions and race. More information will be forthcoming.

“At Dunlop, we love to race, and we know that racing helps us make better tires for the street,” said Dunlop Vice President Mike Buckley. “Our relationship with MotoAmerica continues to reap benefits for both parties and we’re proud to be the spec tire again for the 2020 season. The MotoAmerica Series gives us the opportunity to test our tires in five classes of racing and on a variety of different motorcycles. What we continue to learn from the racetrack proves to be invaluable on many levels. Adding the CEV Repsol Series opportunity to a MotoAmerica rider will give them a great chance to show their talents in that series and it will also be fun for MotoAmerica fans to follow his/her progress in Spain.”

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Dunlop: MotoAmerica’s Tire Of Choice

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Dunlop: MotoAmerica’s Tire Of Choice
Buffalo-Based Tire Company Starting Fifth Year With MotoAmerica

COSTA MESA, CA (February 22, 2019)– Dunlop will again be the tire of choice for the MotoAmerica Series in 2019 when the championship starts in April, with the high-performance tire manufacturer set for a fifth straight season as the official tire supplier for what is the home of the AMA Superbike Series.

The fast-approaching MotoAmerica season will mark the fifth year with Dunlop in its role as the official tire supplier of the series. Photo by Brian J. Nelson

“Our relationship with Dunlop is second to none,” said MotoAmerica President Wayne Rainey. “They’ve been with us since the start as the spec tire in all of our classes and we’re thrilled with our relationship and the technical support they have given us and continue to give us. Dunlop is quick to respond, and our needs fit perfectly with their needs. We want to continue to go faster and do it safer. The race tires that Dunlop brings to the races continue to get better every year and it shows in our lap times.”

“We take our role as the spec tire for the MotoAmerica Series very seriously,” said Dunlop Vice President Mike Buckley. “Racing in five classes gives us the opportunity to run a wide range of our tires and we use the information we get at the racetrack to help us make better tires for the consumer. Dunlop is a racing company and we’re thrilled with the progression that MotoAmerica has made and we’re looking forward to what will be the best season yet in 2019.”

The 2019 MotoAmerica Series schedule is as follows:

April 5-7 – Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta, Braselton, Georgia
April 12-14 – Circuit of The Americas, Austin, Texas
May 4-5 – VIRginia International Raceway, Alton, Virginia
May 31-June 2 – Road America, Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin
June 15-16 – Utah Motorsports Campus, Grantsville, Utah
July 12-14 – WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca, Monterey, California
August 10-11 – Sonoma Raceway, Sonoma, California
August 23-25 – Pittsburgh International Race Complex, Wampum, Pennsylvania
September 7-8 – New Jersey Motorsports Park, Millville, New Jersey
September 20-22 – Barber Motorsports Park, Birmingham, Alabama

MotoAmerica is the North American road racing series created in 2014 that is home to the AMA Superbike Championship. MotoAmerica is an affiliate of KRAVE Group LLC, a partnership that includes three-time 500cc World Champion, two-time AMA Superbike Champion, and AMA Hall of Famer Wayne Rainey, ex-racer and former manager of Team Roberts Chuck Aksland, motorsports marketing executive Terry Karges, and businessman Richard Varner. For more information on MotoAmerica, visit Also make sure to follow MotoAmerica on TwitterFacebook and Instagram.

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Dunlop Motorcycle Tires Announces New Tire Sizes in Dunlop Racing Slick Lineup

Dunlop Racing Slick Tires

New for 2019, Dunlop Motorcycle Tires announced the new KR448 110/70 R17 front racing slick and the new KR451 140/70 R17 rear slick in the Dunlop tire racing slick line. Feeding the growing numbers of 300cc racing motorcycles such as the Yamaha YZF-R3, Honda CBR300R, KTM 390 and Kawasaki 300 Ninja, Dunlop Tires is bringing their world beating technology to the smaller cc motorcycles.

The Dunlop front 110/70 R17 racing slick is offered in the supersoft 0129 compound, with the Dunlop 140/70 R17 rear tire offered in the 0129 compound and the proven medium compound 0455. With the new racing tires, Dunlop motorcycle racing looks to dominate the smaller racing classes as they have dominated the middleweight and superbike classes for so many years in the United States.

John Robinson, the Tire Design Engineer behind the project, said, “We were looking for something to add more grip for the small bikes, and there was a lot of excitement about having a slick tire from the guys at my local track where I race my 300, so it seemed like there would be a broad appeal for a small slick. We chose the 140/70 profile versus the 150/60 after testing because the shorter 150 profile lacked the cornering clearance we wanted for high lean angles. Even though the 140 is slightly narrower than the 150, the transitions are quicker because of the height, and since we patterned the profile after the 200/60, we were able to get a bigger footprint at maximum lean with the 140/70.”

The new Dunlop motorcycle slicks are the only motorcycle tire made in the USA. Dunlop tires is also the largest sponsor of motorcycle racing in the United States, supporting MotoAmerica.

The new racing slicks are available now at

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Dunlop Announces 2019 Road Race Tire Trackside Vendors

2019 Dunlop Road Race Trackside Vendors

Buffalo, NY: As Dunlop prepares for the 2019 Road Race season, we are proud to announce our team of trackside vendors for the upcoming year.

Dunlop’s VP of Sales & Marketing, Mike Buckley, stated: “I feel we have put together a team that will provide a superior level of service and commitment for our customers, and represents our brand in a manner that truly reflects our passion, dedication, and commitment to amateur road racing in North America.”

If you are not currently using Dunlop Motorcycle Tires and would like to find out why you should switch, or if you are interested in learning about Dunlop’s 2019 Contingency Programs, contact your regional trackside vendor. Learn more about our new vendors by visiting:

West- Dale Kieffer



Phone: 702.257.3808

Dale’s humble beginnings in motorcycle road racing started in 1985 at the age of 17. Dale has achieved countless club race wins and class championships, including holding numerous top ten and overall club championships. After all that experience and success in club racing, Dale began to compete at the highest level of racing in the AMA. As an AMA privateer, he earned finishes as high as 3rd in two AMA Championship series in one year (1997 750 Super Sport & Formula Extreme). After his professional racing career, Dale returned to club racing in 2012 with Chuckwalla Valley Motorcycle Association where he took three overall number 1 plates over the course of the next 5 years!

Dale has years of experience working with motorcycle and tire manufacturers helping with testing and product development. Dale was also involved with the Freddie Spencer High Performance Riding School in Las Vegas as one of the lead instructors and a service adviser for eleven years. He has also worked for the prestigious Yamaha Champions Riding School as one of their lead instructors.

Dale has taken that same winning formula of success and put it into Racers Edge Performance. As a business entrepreneur for over 22 years, which included providing race tire trackside service for the South West region, being a premier Dyno tuning facility, complete motorcycle service center, and hosting private riding instruction events as well as track days.

Dale provides his customers with a wealth of firsthand experience and knowledge of racing and street riding, including invaluable safety and performance advice on bike setup, tire compound choices for specific needs and proper handling and racing techniques used by many of today’s most successful road race champions. Dale currently represents and services Dunlop race tires at 8 different race tracks in the southwest.

Northwest – Jason Paden:



Phone: 775.813.5375

Jason Paden is a trusted race tire vendor that also comes with a long list of credentials. Jason has worked on the AMA National Fitting crew in the early 2000’s. He is a former AFM and WSMC racer that secured multiple wins with AFM and a Formula 2 championship on his 250GP bike with the WSMC. He competed in the AMA Series through 1996, and has also worked as a coach for the California Superbike School for many years.

This will be Jason’s seventh year helping his customers get the best out of their Dunlop tires, and he is looking forward to using his experience to help new and existing customers achieve many more track records and championships in a sport that he loves and has a deep passion for.

Central – David Roy



Phone: 972.966.0932

North Texas Superbikes (NTXSBKS) was founded in 2003 by David Roy, former Manager of Racing Operations for Ducati North America. David, a successful AMA Pro Series competitor has a lot to boast about including 10th in 750 Supersport 1994, 7th in Superteams in 1995, and 7th in Pro Thunder in 2000. NTXSBKS continued to grow as one of the top-rated service and dyno tuning shops in the area.

Combining years of track knowledge and training garnered from working with both the technical and racing departments at Ducati, David began supporting other racers with their performance and setup. NTXSBKS has grown their successful support business into the largest concierge racing service in the US.

In 2017 David partnered to expand his retail operation which was renamed MonkeyMoto MV Agusta, with trackside function remaining NTXSBKS. MonkeyMoto competed in the 2018 MotoAmerica Jr. Cup Championship finding the podium 9 times, including 2 wins and finished the championship in 3rd place overall. For the first time in MotoAmerica history, MonkeyMoto completed a full sweep of the podium. MonkeyMoto also won 7 expert sprint championships and the #1 Expert plate, and won all but one endurance race winning the #1 ULW endurance plate as well.

Great Lakes – Mike Casey


Phone: 312.286.6425 was founded in 2004 by Mike Casey with his wife Kathleen. Since that time they have held more than 120 track days and riding events in the Midwest., based in Delavan Wisconsin, has continuously worked to enhance the safety, experience and performance potential for its participating riders. has partnered exclusively with Dunlop Motorcycle Tires to offer a new Motovid Tire Services program for trackside tire sales and service at all its track day and riding clinic events.

As an exclusive opportunity for licensed road racers will offer a special Racer Test & Tune session on select events adjacent to regional club road race weekends in the Midwest to further assist riders in exploring their own potential on Dunlop Motorcycle Tires.

Northeast – Tim Bemisderfer:


Phone: 717.377.6948

Tim Bemisderfer has spent his entire life in and around the motorcycle industry. Since his dad signed him up for his first race, he’s been hooked, competing in nearly every discipline of racing including motocross, flat track, hare scrambles, super moto and of course, road racing. In that time, Tim was able to establish himself as a perennial front runner, amassing several national and regional titles with WERA, CCS, and ASRA.

Recently, Tim has been passing his knowledge and experience on to other riders through set up assistance, motor builds, coaching, and mentoring. Tim was honored to play an integral role in the development Dunlop Motorcycle Tires and Tim is excited to expand his long-standing relationship with Dunlop and assist riders in optimizing their bikes for Dunlop tires.

Southeast – Derek “Stickboy” Bennett & Lori “Honey” Bennett:



Phone: 803.413.0721

Derek Bennett has raced successfully in several classes and organizations until the mid-2000’s before retiring his racing gear. Upon retiring, Derek has committed his time to focus on helping others achieve their racing goals.

From time to time, Derek can still be seen testing product, coaching a new racer, or just playing around in an endurance race.

Derek and wife Lori have been an integral part of race support around the tracks, including assisting with the crash truck, flagging turns, registration, and even scoring races by hand (back before transponders!)

The Bennetts will use their knowledge and skills to help riders achieve their maximum potential and continue to provide the exceptional customer service they are known for.

Florida – Tony West



Phone: 954-800-5603

Tony West has been a life-long motorcycle enthusiast. Starting with his neighbor’s Honda Z50, Tony got a taste for adrenaline and hasn’t stopped pursuing it. This passion has lead Tony to open two separate organizations to help other riders pursue the same passion.

As the founder of Florida Trackdays (FTD) and co-founder of Florida Motorcycle Road Racing Association (FMRRA), Tony has years of track experience to help riders get the most out of their time on the track. Both of these organizations aim to give riders a unique experience in world-class facilities that cater to individual rider attention and incomparable skill improvement.

East – Si Maroun:


Phone: 678-294-1786



Si Maroun is the owner of TT Moto Gear and TT Moto Race Tires in Carrollton, Georgia located west of Atlanta. Si has been riding motorcycles for over 25 years. His experience riding motorcycles on the road and dirt has lead Si to take most of his riding to the track. He’s an avid track day rider for over 15 years. Si has been a coach/control rider for several track day organizations along with a brief stint racing in WERA. With an engineering background, Si is methodical about his choice of gear, equipment and tires. The foundation of TT Moto Gear is built on selling and supporting riders with the safest, most comfortable and proper fitting race gear. Over the years and thousands of track miles, he’s run all the brands of race tires made and knows the differences and tradeoffs each brand has to offer. With his expertise in selling and supporting racers with high end race gear for years, taking on Dunlop race tires is a natural fit. Si takes the time to work with each rider in understanding what their specific needs are and he works to support them as their riding skills develop and those needs change.

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