AMA NAMES NEW ROAD RACE SERIES DIRECTOR PICKERINGTON, Ohio (Aug. 4, 2006) -- The American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) and AMA Pro Racing announced today that Keith Kizer has been appointed to the newly-created position of Road Race ...
AMA NAMES NEW ROAD RACE SERIES DIRECTOR
PICKERINGTON, Ohio (Aug. 4, 2006) -- The American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) and AMA Pro Racing announced today that Keith Kizer has been appointed to the newly-created position of Road Race Series Director. Kizer who currently oversees the AMA Prostar Drag Racing Series will now direct AMA professional and amateur road race championships and will relocate to AMA's Pickerington, Ohio headquarters. The appointment is effective immediately.
"Keith has done an admirable job in building the AMA Prostar Drag Racing Series and we're looking forward to bringing his experience and management expertise to road racing," said Patricia DiPietro, AMA CEO. DiPietro added that the creation of this new position is part of the ongoing organizational changes implemented by the AMA beginning in January.
"The AMA Superbike Championship presented by Parts Unlimited is one of our highest profile racing disciplines and one that has the most potential for continued growth," commented DiPietro. "Similarly, we have some ambitious objectives for amateur road racing including the development of an amateur-to-pro progression plan. The addition of Keith provides us with another valuable resource to work towards the future."
"I'm looking forward to the challenge of helping AMA-sanctioned road racing expand," said Kizer. "I've enjoyed my tenure at Prostar and have developed a wealth of experience that will help me in this new position."
Kizer added that he will remain committed to Prostar until a successor is named. "As a founder and co-owner of Prostar I want to ensure a smooth transition. I will attend the remaining three events on the 2006 calendar and do everything I can to help the organization. I want fans and competitors alike to know that my departure doesn't mean the end of Prostar."
Kizer will attend this weekend's AMA Superbike Championship event at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. AMA Pro Racing Road Race Series Manager, Ron Barrick will continue to manage race operations.
About AMA Pro Racing
AMA Pro Racing is the leading sanctioning body for motorcycle sport in the United States. Its properties include the Amp'd Mobile AMA Supercross Series, the AMA Toyota Motocross Championship presented by FMF, the AMA Superbike Championship presented by Parts Unlimited, the AMA Ford Quality Checked Flat Track Championship and the AMA Supermoto Championship. For more information about AMA Pro Racing, visit www.amaproracing.com.