Laura Perry named AMA Chevrolet Superbike Championship Chief Steward
PICKERINGTON, Ohio (March 2, 2004) -- Laura Perry has been named Chief Steward for the AMA Chevrolet Superbike Championship. Perry replaces Jerry Derhammer who has retired after many years of service.
"Laura has done a great job and we're happy to elevate her to a position of added responsibility," said Ron Barrick, Road Race Series Manager, AMA Pro Racing. "Laura has an excellent overall grasp of the various race official roles and we're confident she brings the necessary skills to succeed in her new job."
The primary role of the Chief Steward is to assist the Race Manager in the supervision and organization of race officials as well assist in event preparation and management.
Perry has worked at AMA road races since 1996. Her past jobs included stints in technical inspection and starting grid work. For the last several years she served as Pit Steward.
"I'm looking forward to coming to Daytona and getting started in my new position," said Perry. "Ron (Barrick) is working closely with the promoters and television crews and I'll be more visible with the teams and riders."
In addition to her work with AMA Pro Racing, Perry is also a racer herself. She rides a Honda NSR250 GP bike and is a member of the Sirens, all female, WERA National Endurance squad. Racing is a family affair for the Perrys. Her husband, Keith Perry, is the longtime Crew Chief for the Valvoline EMGO Suzuki team.