AMA official Buzz Meiferdt passes away

Longtime AMA official Buzz Meiferdt passes away. PICKERINGTON, Ohio (Jan. 23, 2004) -- George Byron "Buzz" Meiferdt, a long-serving AMA official, died Monday at his home in Port Orange, Fla. He was 79. Buzz and his wife Carol traveled the ...

Longtime AMA official Buzz Meiferdt passes away.

PICKERINGTON, Ohio (Jan. 23, 2004) -- George Byron "Buzz" Meiferdt, a long-serving AMA official, died Monday at his home in Port Orange, Fla. He was 79.

Buzz and his wife Carol traveled the country to work at AMA races for nearly 50 years. He worked primarily in technical inspection testing engine sound levels and making sure riders were able to receive all the contingency money available to them. He retired from the racing circuit after the 2000 season.

Buzz was well liked by everyone in the racing community.

"He was a great guy to work with," said AMA Pro Racing Flat Track Series Manager Bruce Bober. "He always had a positive attitude and kept things light by always joking around. He loved racing and the people involved. You have to love it to do it as long as he and Carol did."

Meiferdt was an Army veteran of World War II. He retired to Florida in 1977 from his birthplace, Joliet, Ill.

Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Carol; two sons, Russell, New Lenox, Ill., and Richard, Durango, Colo.; and three grandchildren. Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Volusia/Flagler, 3800 Woodbriar Trail, Port Orange, FL 32129; or to First United Methodist Church of Port Orange Building Fund, 305 Dunlawton Ave., Port Orange, FL 32127. Alavon Direct Cremation, South Daytona, conducted the services.

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