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Vance & Hines Extends Connection to AFT Racing with SuperTwins Class Sponsorship, Continues Operation of Harley-Davidson AFT Team

Santa Fe Springs CA – February 5, 2020 – Vance & Hines has been named the presenting sponsor of the American Flat Track (AFT) SuperTwins class, the premier racing class in America’s hottest form of powersports racing.  The sponsorship will showcase the Vance & Hines name prominently in 20 race venues across the country and on each race broadcast on NBCSN.

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MOTORCYCLE LEGEND TERRY VANCE DONATES $1 MILLION TO B.R.A.K.E.S. TEEN DEFENSIVE DRIVING CHARITY

Over 34,000 teenagers and their parents have attended the B.R.A.K.E.S. program, from 45 states and five countries
Pomona, Calif. (February 09, 2019) – Two of drag racing’s legendary champions – one on two wheels and one on four – led a special ceremony at the National Hot Rod Association’s (NHRA) Lucas Oil Winternationals today to announce a $1 million donation to B.R.A.K.E.S. (Be Responsible and Keep Everyone Safe), a national non-profit organization dedicated to preventing injuries and saving lives by training teens and their parents to be safer on the road.

Terry Vance, 14-time national champion motorcycle drag racer, title-winning team owner, and co-founder of aftermarket motorcycle performance parts manufacturer Vance & Hines, made the presentation to Doug Herbert, the multi-time Top Fuel drag racing champion who founded B.R.A.K.E.S. in 2008 after the tragic loss of his sons Jon and James in a car crash.

“Terry and I have been friends for years, and we have a lot in common,” said Herbert. “Besides loving racing, driving and riding, we’re also parents, and we both recognize that protecting our kids and setting them up for success in life is the single greatest accomplishment you can ever aspire to. Thanks to Terry’s generosity, the charity that I founded to honor my sons is going to help a lot more teens and parents nationwide. ”

Vance, who recently attended B.R.A.K.E.S.’ intensive half-day defensive driver training program with both of his own sons, said:

“As a parent, every time your kid goes out the door, especially if they’re getting into a car, you want to know that you’ve done everything in your power to help them get back home safe. B.R.A.K.E.S. training does that. It gives teens the skills and knowledge that we all know they’ll need on the street, and it stresses the importance of making good decisions to avoid trouble in the first place. I think every teen should go through  B.R.A.K.E.S. That’s why my wife and I are making this donation to help Doug’s program keep expanding and saving lives, and we hope to inspire others to do the same.”

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At locations across the nation each weekend B.R.A.K.E.S. school includes four identical sessions to allow parents and teens to pick one that will fit into their busy schedules. Each session includes four hours of training, starting with a short, 45-minute classroom presentation followed by nearly three hours behind the wheel of new Kia vehicles.

B.R.A.K.E.S. is NOT Driver’s Ed. It is a FREE, hands-on, advanced driver training program taught by professional instructors, including current and former members of law enforcement, professional racers, and stunt drivers. B.R.A.K.E.S. maintains a low three-to-one student-to-instructor ratio to maximize educational effectiveness.

Car crashes are the number-one cause of death among teens. B.R.A.K.E.S. provides the foundational skills a new driver needs to make good decisions behind the wheel and reduce the risk of a crash. Courses include distracted driving awareness, panic braking, drop-wheel/off-road recovery, crash avoidance and car control/skid recovery – all of the biggest causes of crashes for new drivers. Other educational elements often include ‘Big Rig’ safety, first responder vehicle extrication demonstration, and what to do in the event of a traffic stop.

About B.R.A.K.E.S.
Doug Herbert’s B.R.A.K.E.S. (Be Responsible and Keep Everyone Safe) is a GuideStar Platinum-rated 501(c)3 non-profit whose mission is to prevent injuries and save lives by training and educating teenage drivers and their parents about the importance of safe and responsible driving. B.R.A.K.E.S. was founded in 2008 after Top Fuel drag racer Doug Herbert lost his two young sons, Jon and James, in a tragic car crash. Today, more than 34,000 teens from 45 different states and five countries – and their parents – have graduated from the B.R.A.K.E.S.’ intensive half-day training course, which is free of charge and features hands-on skills exercises taught by professional instructors in a fleet of new vehicles donated by Kia Motors America. For more information and/or to register for a B.R.A.K.E.S. class, visit www.putonthebrakes.org

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Custom Motorcycles Hit the Road as J&P Cycles’ 2018 Mobile Tour Rolls into Daytona Beach, Then Hits the Motorcycling Hot Spots

J&P Cycles, the world’s largest retailer of motorcycle parts and accessories, announced its biggest mobile retail tour ever, including Daytona Bike Week, Sturgis, Harley-Davidson’s 115th Anniversary and the Iowa Rally (pictured here).  The Iowa Rally in Anamosa, Iowa is one of the largest annual motorcycle rallies in the Midwest. J&P Cycles’ nine-stop tour features the latest products and motorcycle customizing experts to help riders make their bikes into personal statements and rolling artwork.  More information about all the tour stops and the Iowa Rally is at www.jpcycles.com/events.

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VANCE & HINES ANNOUNCES TOP FUEL HARLEY TEAM FOR 2018

vhlogoJanuary 16, 2018, Santa Fe Springs, CA – Vance & Hines is proud to announce a return to Top Fuel racing with rider Doug Vancil and tuner Mike Romine to compete in the Mickey Thompson Tires Top Fuel Harley category of the 2018 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series.

The championship will expand to 10 events for the 2018 season with the nitro-burning Harleys kicking-off the season at the Winternationals in Pomona, February 8-11. The new championship class will also mean that the Top Fuel Harleys will run alongside the Pro Stock Bike category at both the Gatornationals and the Harley’s season finale at the US Nationals on Labor Day weekend.VH Top Fuel Harley

The 2018 team will see Vance & Hines reunite with longtime rider Doug Vancil, with whom the team amassed a dominating six Top Fuel Harley championships. “I can’t wait until we start running! We have a fast bike and with Mike Romine tuning, I think we are really going to be a top runner in the class,” stated Doug on the announcement of the team.

Mike Romine brings four decades of experience building, racing and winning on nitro Harleys. “I’m very excited to see the Vance & Hines name on the bike,” remarked Mike, “and really looking forward to working with Terry Vance and Doug in the upcoming season.”

“The NHRA has done a great job of developing the Harley class to create a new two-wheeled championship category in the Mello Yello Drag Racing Series,” said Vance & Hines founder, Terry Vance. “And bringing together two of the biggest names in Top Fuel in Doug and Mike, I couldn’t be more enthused about getting the season started.”

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2018 Top Fuel Harley Schedule
Winternationals, Feb 8-11, Pomona, CA
Arizona Nationals, Feb 23-25, Phoenix, AZ Gatornationals, Mar 15-18, Gainesville, FL Four-Wide Nationals, Apr 6-8, Las Vegas, NV Spring Nationals, Apr 20-22, Baytown, TX Southern Nationals, May 18-20, Topeka, KS Thunder Valley Nationals, Jun 15-17, Bristol, TN New England Nationals, July 6-8, Epping, NH Northwest Nationals, Aug 3-5, Kent, WA
US Nationals, Aug 29 – Sep 3, Indianapolis, IN

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