Carr earns 2004 AMA Pro Racing SPEED Channel Athlete of the Year nomination PICKERINGTON, Ohio (Nov. 2, 2004) -- Chris Carr has been nominated to receive the 2004 AMA Pro Racing SPEED Channel Athlete of the Year Award. In September Carr ...
Carr earns 2004 AMA Pro Racing SPEED Channel Athlete of the Year nomination
PICKERINGTON, Ohio (Nov. 2, 2004) -- Chris Carr has been nominated to receive the 2004 AMA Pro Racing SPEED Channel Athlete of the Year Award.
In September Carr became only the third rider in AMA Grand National Championship racing history to win four consecutive titles. Additionally, the 37-year-old racing veteran from Fleetwood, Pa., is the defending winner of the AMA SPEED Athlete of the Year Award. He won the prestigious title for the first time last year after being nominated six times.
In two decades of professional racing Carr has amassed one of the most impressive records in the history of all AMA racing. His series leading six wins in 2004 pushed his career AMA Grand National win total to 68 -- second on the all-time list to Scott Parker's 94 wins. Carr's three half-mile wins this year moved him past Jay Springsteen for third on the all-time half-mile national wins list. Carr leads the short track and TT categories and is fourth in all-time wins on the big mile tracks.
"This championship was special for me because with four straight it put me in a category with legends like Carroll Resweber and Scotty Parker," Carr said. "We've assembled a great team and it's enabled me to come to a track and get up to speed very quickly and from there it's just a simple matter of making small refinements. Winning the Athlete of the Year last year was one of the most memorable moments of my career in racing and it's an honor to be nominated again and be considered among AMA Pro Racing's best."
Carr has proven to be one of the versatile racers in the history of the sport. He was a leading flat tracker in the amateur ranks and went on to earn the AMA Flat Track Rookie of the Year Award in 1985. In the mid-1990s he took on the challenge of road racing and proved a top contender in the AMA Superbike Championship. He was named AMA Superbike Rookie of the Year in 1995 and gave Harley-Davidson its first and only pole position in an AMA Superbike Championship race at Pomona, Calif., in 1996.
Carr's 2004 campaign was backed by Quality Checked Certified Pre Owned Ford, Lancaster H-D, Phoenix Racing, KTM Sportmotorcycles, Arai, Power-Trip, Wiseco, Cometic, Red Line Oil, A&A Racing, Motion Pro, RM Web Designs
AMA Pro Racing will honor the champions of American professional motorcycle racing at its 30th annual AMA Pro Racing Awards Banquet on Sunday evening, Nov. 14, at Paris Las Vegas. The banquet will culminate with the naming of the AMA Pro Racing SPEED Channel Athlete of the Year.