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THE CANADIAN HARLEY-DAVIDSON® XR1200® CUP SERIES IS BACK FOR 2012

Concord (June 18, 2012) - Grassroots Racing at its Finest

The entertaining spec-bike Canadian Harley-Davidson® XR1200® Cup Series is back for 2012 as part of the Mopar CSBK National Championship.The upcoming racing season promises a touch of adrenalin and displays of racing artistry in the Canadian motorcycle racing landscape.

Darren James, Manager, Racing Programs, for Deeley Harley-Davidson® Canada, brought the Harley-Davidson® XR1200® Cup Series to Canada in 2011, and after spending the spring gaining more racing experience by competing in the equivalent American AMA series, Darren enthuses “it’s awesome to see the excitement of the racers wanting to compete in the Canadian series. I know the 2011 Series champ Steve Crevier is back, strongly supported once again by the team at MotoSport Plus in Kingston, but I can’t wait to see the competition that all the racers on the grid this season have in store for Steve! This class is so much fun; it really boils down to the individual racers know-how and experience. I can’t wait for the opening round in Shannonville”. Currently sitting in eighth place in the AMA XR1200® Series point standings and having achieved four top-ten finishes in the American series, Darren now faces the competition of Canadian mixed calibre racers in the Canadian Harley-Davidson® XR1200® Cup Series.

The Canadian Harley-Davidson® XR1200® Cup Series is a spec-bike series featuring specially modified Harley-Davidson® XR1200® and XR1200XTM motorcycles. Vance & Hines will once again be the official kit supplier for the class, and similarly to the American AMA XR1200® Series, Canadian XR1200® Cup competitors will use racing fuel.

The 2012 Harley-Davidson® XR1200® Cup Series championship will take place over six events within Canada:
Round 1: June 23 to 24 – Shannonville Motorsport Park
Round 2: July 7 to 8 – Autodrome St-Eustache
Round 3: July 21 to 22 – Atlantic Motorsport Park
Round 4: August 11 to 12 – Circuit Mont-Tremblant
Rounds 5 & 6: August 24 to 26 – Mosport International Raceway

Registered racers for the series include:

Steve Crevier – MotoSport Plus in Kingston, Ontario
Mike Taylor – Mackie Harley-Davidson® in Oshawa, Ontario
Elie Dacache – Harley-Davidson® de L’Outaouais, in Gatineau, Quebec
Gump Harrison – Rocky’s Harley-Davidson® in London, Ontario/ Kitchener Harley-Davidson® in Kitchener, Ontario
Patrice Chartrand – Leo Harley-Davidson® in Brossard, Quebec
Eric Trudel – Bécancour Harley-Davidson® in Ville de Bécancour, Quebec
Blaise Fougere – Atlantic Harley-Davidson® Retailers: Mile 1 Harley-Davidson®, Red Rock Harley-Davidson®; Eldridge’s; Toys for Big Boys; J.H. Stewart; and Ramsay’s Cycle & Sport
Don Taylor – Clare’s Harley-Davidson® of Niagara in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario
Darren James – Ruthless Racing Inc.
John Ross McRae – Ruthless Racing Inc.
#22 Media Bike – Deeley Harley-Davidson® Canada

For further information on the series, please visit csbk.ca.

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About Deeley Harley-Davidson® Canada
Deeley Harley-Davidson® Canada is the exclusive Canadian distributor of Harley-Davidson® motorcycles, Genuine Motor Parts and Accessories, and MotorClothes® apparel, which are provided through a national network of authorized Harley-Davidson® Retailers. Office and distribution warehouse facilities are located in Richmond, British Columbia, and Concord, Ontario. Please visit www.harleycanada.com for further information on Harley-Davidson® products in Canada.

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