Sonoma Raceway has hosted record-breaking NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle runs since 2002, but riders will now have extra incentive for lightning-quick passes with the addition of the MiraMonte Records NHRA Pro Bike Battle at the Sonoma Nationals, July 25-27.

This special bonus event, which will be hosted as a race-within-a-race on Saturday, July 26, will feature a total purse of $68,000, with television coverage provided by ESPN2. Riders will begin earning points for the 2014 MiraMonte Records NHRA Pro Bike Battle at this weekend's event in Gainesville (Fla.).

The eight riders who accumulate the most qualifying points during the seven races leading up to the NHRA Sonoma Nationals will earn a berth in the inaugural Pro Bike Battle.

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Riders will compete for a total purse of $68,000: $61,000 is available for the Battle, while $7,000 in bonuses will be awarded to the quickest Pro Stock Motorcycle qualifiers at each NHRA Mello Yello Series event throughout the Battle series.

MiraMonte Records, the official record label of country music song writer and entertainer Danny Griego, has signed a multi-year agreement to become the title sponsor for this lucrative bonus program for Pro Stock Motorcycle competitors in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series.

"We're looking forward to some heart-pounding competition in the MiraMonte Records NHRA Pro Bike Battle," said Griego, C.O.O. of MiraMonte Records. "We are grateful to increase our presence in NHRA Drag Racing and we believe this opportunity is an excellent way to help showcase the unparalleled action and energy of the Pro Stock Motorcycle category. We can't wait to roll into Sonoma and see the world's quickest Pro Stock Motorcycle teams go after the MiraMonte Records NHRA Pro Bike Battle title."

The 2015 MiraMonte Records NHRA Pro Bike Battle field will be determined during qualifying at 16-events, with riders starting to accumulate points at the 2014 NHRA Sonoma Nationals.

The NHRA Sonoma Nationals returns to Sonoma Raceway, July 25-27, with professional competition featured in Top Fuel, Funny Car, Pro Stock and Pro Stock Motorcycle. For more information or to purchase tickets now, call 800-870-RACE (7223) or visit www.racesonoma.com/nhra.