PICKERINGTON, Ohio -- AMA Pro Racing is pleased to announce the introduction of a unique Mobile Medical Clinic that will travel to AMA U.S. Supercross and Motocross Championship events in 2003. The Mobile Medical Clinic will be staffed by the experienced team of physicians, Dr. John Bodnar and Dr. Steve Augustine as well as regional trainers, nurses and medical assistants. The clinic is a result of AMA Pro Racing's recently formed Medical Advisory Board and was made possible in part by the financial support of Asterisk, a division of the CTI Knee Brace Company, as well as industry companies including the major OEMs.
"The Mobile Medical Clinic will give us better tools to handle the types of situations we encounter at these events," said Dr. Bodnar. "This is a big step in providing our riders with the best possible care and doing so in a timely fashion."
The Mobile Medical Clinic is a collaborative effort between AMA Pro Racing, its promoters and industry supporters.
"Safety is at the forefront of what we are trying to accomplish at AMA Pro Racing," said Scott Hollingsworth, AMA Pro Racing CEO. "Our Medical Advisory Board has done an outstanding job of bringing the concept of the mobile clinic to fruition in such a short period of time."
The mobile clinic will house a variety of medical and training equipment, including in the near future a state-of-the-art mobile x-ray machine. A temporary mobile clinic will be present at early rounds of this year's AMA Supercross Series and the custom-made clinic will debut later this winter.
Dr. Bodnar works at Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center in San Diego as Assistant Medical Director for the emergency room. Dr. Augustine is an assistant professor of orthopedics at the University of Florida's Jacksonville campus. Similar plans are being considered by the AMA Pro Racing Medical Advisory Board for AMA U.S. Superbike and AMA U.S. Flat Track venues. About AMA Pro Racing
AMA Pro Racing is the leading sanctioning body for motorcycle sport in the United States. Its properties include the AMA Supercross Championship, the AMA Chevy Trucks U.S. Motocross Championship, the AMA Chevy Trucks U.S Superbike Championship and the AMA Progressive Insurance U.S. Flat Track Championship. Nearly 2 million race fans attended AMA Pro Racing events during the 2002 season. For more information about AMA Pro Racing, visit www.amaproracing.com.