AMA Pro Racing announces today the restructuring of its corporate infrastructure and other changes in personnel.AMA Pro Racing Managing Member, David Atlas has been appointed Chief Operating Officer. Atlas will now have day to day operational control of AMA Pro Racing with Managing Member and President Roger Edmondson moving to the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer position. This will enable Edmondson to focus on the overall direction of AMA Pro Racing and its vision for the future.Atlas brings thirty years of motor racing experience to his new role, having been actively engaged with various sanctioning groups, racing teams and in driver management. Atlas was one of the original AMA Pro Racing managing members and will now focus on the day-to-day operational aspects of the AMA Pro Racing operation.
As the new Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Edmondson will continue to provide the vision and direction for AMA Pro Racing. Roger’s extensive history in motorcycle racing gives him a unique perspective on class creation and where the sport will grow and develop with his very unique understanding of the latest trends in the business. AMA Pro Racing confirms the departure of Roy Janson from the company. Janson, who has been in the sport for forty years, will be relocating back to his home in Ohio for non-threatening health reasons. Janson will continue to be available to AMA Pro Racing as an independent contractor/consultant.Joining the AMA Pro Racing operation will be racing and communications veteran John Szymanski as the Director of Public Relations and overall communications.Szymanski brings over thirty years of racing experience having worked with teams, drivers, tracks and major manufacturers in a variety of roles within the sport. He will provide a consistent and thorough face to the PR role with AMA Pro Racing.