Courtesy of AMA Pro Racing
AMA Pro Flat Track riders competing in the premier Harley-Davidson GNC1 presented by Vance & Hines class will have a chance to earn a few extra bucks in 2015 thanks to McElroy Packaging.
The high-quality packaging company based in Wooster, Ohio, has agreed to post $8,000 in contingency in the form of per-race payments to the top three finishers in each Harley-Davidson GNC1 presented by Vance & Hines main event.
Though McElroy Packaging is new to AMA Pro Flat Track’s contingency program, the company is no stranger to the sport. Their involvement began in 2012, when McElroy Packaging became one of Shayna Texter’s primary sponsors in just her fourth season as a professional motorcycle racer in AMA Pro Flat Track’s GNC2 class. Now, in 2015, Shayna has become one of the most popular riders in the paddock and her ability to compete in the male-dominated Harley-Davidson GNC1 presented by Vance & Hines class at just 24 years old is a sign of great things to come for her future in flat track racing.
In 2014, two years after sponsoring Shayna for the first time, McElroy Packaging agreed to sponsor her brother and fellow GNC1 competitor, Cory Texter, to race in their name as well.
“Our experience with both Shayna and Cory has been exceptional over the years,” said Steve McElroy, Vice President of McElroy Packaging. “They are practically family to us and it’s been very exciting to watch them grow as riders and individuals.”
After the 2014 season, McElroy Packaging wanted to do even more for the sport. Steve McElroy contacted AMA Pro Racing’s headquarters in Daytona Beach, Fla., and inquired about the possibility of posting contingency for GNC1 riders in 2015.
After crunching a few numbers and discussing several options, the deal was finalized and McElroy Packaging had officially become a contingency partner of AMA Pro Racing for the first time in its 37-year existence.
“We’re posting this contingency for the good of the sport, that’s really all it comes down to,” said McElroy. “I don’t think the average fan sitting in the stands truly understands the costs of racing at this level. It’s a lot of money and we’re just happy to be able to help these riders out in any way possible. It’s also amazing to finally see AMA Pro Flat Track gain all of this national attention that it’s been getting lately.”
McElroy Packaging will give $250 to each GNC1 main event winner, $150 to second and $100 to third.
Stevie Bonsey and Kenny Coolbeth Jr. each earned victories at the season-opening rounds in Daytona Beach, Fla., to start the 2015 AMA Pro Flat Track season in March. Excitement was able to reach a fever pitch since then and the series is ready to heat up again with the upcoming Springfield Mile, scheduled for May 24, followed by the Sacramento Mile, set to take place the following weekend on May 30.
For tickets and information regarding the Springfield Mile, set to be held at the Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield, Ill., fans are encouraged to call (217) 753-8866. The entire event can also be viewed live and in high definition at
About McElroy Packaging
McElroy Packaging has been serving the packaging industry for many years. With Wooster Ohio as the location of our manufacturing and administrative facility we take pride in serving northern Ohio with high quality packaging products and services. We provide our customers with quality products that meet and exceed their expectations. We believe that each customer deserves to be treated not as a client but as a relationship. We provide our clients with continual communication and service.
We offer complete packaging design which means we can create a box for pretty much anything you throw at us. Our manufacturing facility houses a packaging design studio that allows us to create custom box shapes, cut-outs and designs. Once we’ve agreed on a custom packaging solution we will manufacture the desired amount and provide you with your product. With McElroy no project is too unique. Above all we love serving our customers and clients, it’s part of who we are and our recipe to success.


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