CLEMMONS, N.C. (Aug. 1) - The newly formed North Carolina Motorsports Association (NCMA) selected a board of directors Tuesday that is as diverse in its representation of the motorsports industry as the NCMA hopes its membership will be. Ed ...
CLEMMONS, N.C. (Aug. 1) - The newly formed North Carolina Motorsports Association (NCMA) selected a board of directors Tuesday that is as diverse in its representation of the motorsports industry as the NCMA hopes its membership will be.
Ed McLean, the executive director of the NCMA, said the association wanted to have all segments of the motorsports industry represented on the board until a permanent board of directors and executive committee could be elected in January 2003.
The members of the board of directors are: Jay Abraham, NASCAR Images; Roger Bear, Keystone Marketing Co., Inc.; Chris Browning, North Carolina Speedway; Sherry Clifton, Hickory Motor Speedway; Steve Earwood, Rockingham Dragway; John Erickson, Penske Racing South; Jim Hannigan, Petty Enterprises; Thad Lewallen, To The Point Inc.; Wendy Morefield, Mooresville Travel and Tourism Authority; Doug Stafford, Lowe's Motor Speedway; and Butch Stevens, BSR Products.
The NCMA has not begun a membership drive, but McLean said a dues structure was established, and the launch of a membership drive will be announced in the near future. McLean said the membership would not be limited to people associated with stock car racing. Powerboat racing, karting and other forms of motorsports will be represented by the NCMA.
North Carolina Motorsports Association Mission
* Proactively promote causes and programs important to members.
* Provide legislative and regulatory representation for members at both the state and local levels.
* Develop and support economic impact studies to raise awareness of the financial impact of the motorsports industry.
* Serve as a clearinghouse for information related to motorsports in North Carolina.
* Secure assistance and training for NCMA members through relationships with universities, community colleges and technical schools.
* Implement programs to promote motorsports in North Carolina.