PICKERINGTON, Ohio (August 29, 2006) -- Effective immediately, anyone holding an AMA Pro Racing credential will be able to use the internet to propose new rules. A just-completed section on the AMA Pro Racing website enables AMA credential holders to suggest a new technical rule or a revision to an existing technical rule.
Once an idea for a rule is submitted online by a qualified individual, an e-mail alert will be sent to all credential holders in that particular discipline who have an e-mail address on file. A comment period will begin allowing credential holders to comment on the proposed rule. At the conclusion of the comment period, all relative information will be placed in a report for presentation to the respective AMA Rules Committee at its next regularly scheduled meeting.
As announced earlier this year, and as part of a series of changes made to the rules making process, discipline-specific Rules Committees have been formed for each of AMA Pro Racing’s professional racing series. Meeting biannually, these Rules Committees are responsible for the development of technical rules. All rules proposals are ultimately approved by the AMA Board of Directors.
“This is another important step in the path towards our new rules-making objectives,” said AMA CEO Patti DiPietro about the online rules submission. “During the last several months we have created an all new Racing Committee to set the strategic direction for AMA Championship Racing and five new Rules Committees to help develop rules for each series. Now, with this project complete, we have added the infrastructure that will allow anybody holding an AMA credential to be part of the process.”
Specific details are located in the Rules and Bulletins section of www.amaproracing.com. Participants can log on by typing in their AMA membership number (found on their AMA credential) and ZIP code. To submit a new technical rule or a revision to an existing technical rule, participants must be credentialed for that specific discipline. The status of submitted proposals will be posted online at the conclusion of the next regularly-scheduled Rules Committee meeting. For additional information contact AMA Pro Racing Director of Technical Development, Kevin Crowther at 614-856-1900.