Introducing AMA Racer: A New AMA Publication

PICKERINGTON, Ohio -- AMA Racing, the amateur-racing arm of the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA), is pleased to announce the release of a new publication designed specifically for AMA members who compete in AMA Racing-sanctioned events: AMA Racer. The first issue of AMA Racer focuses on dirt-track racing, and is available online now at

"AMA Racer covers the sport from the unique perspective of competitors, while providing information that members expect and need from their sanctioning body," said AMA President and CEO Rob Dingman. "This publication will not just report on the rules from a technical perspective. We also feature the racers, promoters, events, equipment and locales that make motorcycle racing so cool."

Added AMA Director of Racing Joe Bromley: "Complete and honest communication is an integral part of successful competition, and AMA Racer is part of a larger program to improve our performance in that area. Each issue will not only cover many of the disciplines that we sanction, but will devote extra space to highlight an upcoming event. The first issue focuses on the AMA Racing Dirt Track Grand Championships, the country's biggest week in amateur dirt-track racing, and an event I myself competed in for two decades before joining the staff of the AMA."

Featured riders in the first issue include this year's AMA Racing Dirt Track Grand Championships Honoree and 2003 AMA Racing Female Athlete of the Year Nichole Cheza, last year's 2008 AMA Racing Dirt Track Horizon Award winner Brad Baker, and inspirational vet racer Curt Comer, who collected AMA Racing national championships last year in dirt track, enduros and trials.

AMA Racer will be published periodically over the course of the year to coincide with major AMA Racing activities. The next issue, which will focus on both the AMA/Air Nautiques Amateur National Motocross Championships and the AMA Racing Vintage Grand Championships, will be available by mid-June.

AMA Racer is currently provided free online at Printed copies also will be available at select AMA-sanctioned events.

AMA Racer is part of an expanding AMA commitment to support amateur racing in all disciplines. In February, the AMA Board of Directors established a $1 million endowment fund for amateur racing programs. The interest earned on this endowment helps fund amateur racing initiatives for years to come.

Editorial inquiries and suggestions are welcome. They can be sent to AMA Racer, c/o American Motorcyclist Association, 13515 Yarmouth Dr., Pickerington, OH 43147, or via e-mail to Companies interested in advertising in AMA Racer can contact Advertising Manager Ray Monroe at (815) 885-4445 or

About the American Motorcyclist Association
Since 1924, the AMA has promoted and protected the motorcycling lifestyle. AMA members come from all walks of life and they navigate many different routes on their journey to the same destination: freedom on two wheels. As the world's largest motorcycle organization with nearly 300,000 members, the AMA advocates for motorcyclists' interests in the halls of local, state and federal government, the committees of international governing organizations and the court of public opinion. Through member clubs, promoters and partners, the AMA sanctions more motorsports competition events than any other organization in the world. Through its Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum, the AMA preserves the heritage of motorcycling for future generations. For more information, visit