Progressive AFT and Arai Helmet renew their official partnership
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (March 4, 2022) – Progressive American Flat Track today announced that Arai Helmet, Inc. will be the official helmet of Progressive AFT for a fifth consecutive season in 2022.
Arai is widely recognized as the world’s premier helmet manufacturer, and its countless motorsport successes in championships such as Progressive AFT, Formula 1 and MotoGP bear witness to this. Arai has provided elite two- and four-wheel athletes with safety, comfort, technology and style unmatched for generations.
“Arai has been the go-to helmet for flat-track racers for decades,” said Gene Crouch, COO of Progressive AFT. “There is nothing more important in racing than a good safety helmet, and no manufacturer understands the needs and wants of riders better than Arai. Arai’s dedication to safety, craftsmanship and quality is truly impressive.
Arai Helmet is a three-generation Japanese family business specializing in the manufacture of high quality motorcycle helmets. Its mission is simple and has remained unchanged since its creation by Mr. Hirotake Arai in the 1950s: protection without compromise. To date, and for more than seven decades, Arai has accumulated protection gains one by one, even if only a little. Rather than seeking profit, Arai is driven by a desire to produce a better helmet to protect its fellow riders.
Each helmet is meticulously handcrafted with proprietary materials and technology and rigorously twice inspected before shipping. That’s the Arai difference: quality and craftsmanship for the protection of motorcycle enthusiasts. You can find out more here in their “Value of Arai” video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=NO7lBYsxhMw.
Progressive AFT will kick off the 2022 season with the Mission Volusia Half-Mile I & II dual program during Daytona Bike Week on Thursday, March 10 and Friday, March 11 at Volusia Speedway Park. Book your season opener tickets now at https://store.americanflattrack.com/ebooking/ticket/view/id/3666.
Follow the live broadcast of all the weekend’s racing activities for free via Facebook through to the opening ceremonies. Fans can then purchase access to watch the Opening Ceremonies, Semi-Finals, Main Events and Podium Celebrations through Facebook’s Paid Online Events for $3.99 if purchased 24 hours or longer. in advance, or $4.99 if purchased on the day of the event.
Mission Volusia Half-Mile I & II will premiere back-to-back on FS1 on Sunday, March 20, starting at 11:00 a.m. ET / 8:00 a.m. PT.
For more information on Progressive AFT visit https://www.americanflattrack.com. To score the latest gear for the Progressive American Flat Track fan, visit our official merchandise store at https://store.americanflattrack.com.
Read more about Arai helmets here: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLDy9x5KaggJqC3Sk9O0uanqcWEADdl1i2.
How to watch:
FOX Sports and Facebook are the official homes for Progressive American Flat Track coverage. For the 2022 season, all 18 races will premiere in hour-long TV shows on FS1 during highly desirable weekend time slots. The full program can be viewed at https://www.americanflattrack.com/events-foxsports. Viewers can watch live coverage of each round in the Facebook mobile app, Facebook desktop site, or on the Facebook Watch mobile app. To watch the live broadcast on TV, fans can download the Facebook Watch TV app or stream to a TV from the Facebook mobile app. Facebook Watch is available through Apple TV, Samsung Smart TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, and Xbox One.
About the Arai helmet
Founded as a helmet manufacturer on October 13, 1950, Arai Helmet was the first 2-wheel helmet manufacturer in Japan. When it comes to the high level of motorcycle protection, touring riders of course needed it and the Arai helmet also received overwhelming approval from riders using the helmet in harsh conditions. Mr. Michio Arai was born in 1938 in Tokyo and took over the Arai family business in 1986 from his father, Mr. Hirotake Arai.
About Progressive American Flat Track
Progressive American Flat Track is the world’s premier on-track motorcycle racing series and one of the oldest championships in motorsport history. Sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing in Daytona Beach, Florida, the series is highly regarded as the most competitive form of dirt bike racing in the world. For more Progressive American Flat Track information, visit us on the web, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, check us out on Instagram, and catch all the Progressive American Flat Track racing action on FOX Sports.