AMA Partners with NEPG to Bring Added Momentum and Interest to Enduro Series

July 27, 2006 12:25pm
PICKERINGTON, Ohio (July 27, 2006) -- The American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) has announced a partnership with the National Enduro Promotions Group Inc. (NEPG) that will bring new ideas and greater excitement to the AMA/FMF National Enduro Series.
The NEPG is a group of enduro enthusiasts whose sole purpose is to improve and promote the series. The organization will be gathering comments from riders, clubs, promoters, sponsors, fans and others who care about the sport to determine the best ways to bring new excitement, greater participation and enhanced accessibility to the AMA/FMF National Enduro Series.
Among the ideas already being considered by the NEPG are the use of closed-course events that will allow sponsors to have greater promotional opportunities; adding closed-course youth events that will bring the next generation of competitors into the sport; simplifying and improving timing and scoring; increasing the uniformity of events; and other improvements.
"We have seen impressive growth and popularity in many other forms of off-road motorcycle racing in recent years, and we want to bring that same excitement and momentum to the AMA/FMF National Enduro Series," said Alan Randt of the NEPG. "We have put together a committed and enthusiastic group of people who are going to do just that."
"The NEPG has the expertise and the enthusiasm to do great things for the sport of enduro racing," said Chuck Weir, AMA Off-Road Racing Manager. "We encourage everyone in the enduro community to support the NEPG's work to improve the sport."
The NEPG has assembled a board of directors along with an advisory board consisting of enduro enthusiasts who will guide the organization's efforts in coordination with the AMA.