News AMA Dragbike Series Suspended

AMA Dragbike Series Suspended

AMA Dragbike Championship News

The American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) expresses its sincere regret regarding Hammer Motorsports’ announcement that it will cease operations. Hammer Motorsports was the AMA’s promoting partner for the AMA Dragbike series. 

Due to the lack of a promotional partner, AMA Racing has suspended the

AMA Dragbike National Championship Series until a suitable partner can

be secured.

Joe Bromley (AMA Director of Racing) says: "The principals of Hammer Motorsports are two of the most-dedicated promoters in the racing business, and it’s unfortunate that today’s economic climate has forced them to make this difficult decision"

"Despite this regrettable development, AMA Racing remains committed to the sport of motorcycle drag racing, and it is our goal to work with a new partner to assist with operations and promotion of AMA Dragbike going forward. Even though we must regretfully suspend the series, we will continue to support riders and promoters with rules, sanctioning and insurance services for individual amateur drag-racing events."

Brandi Neithhamer (President of AMA Dragbike) says: "Motorcycle Drag Racing has been a passion for both of us for many years and we have given all of ourselves to this sport. We knew this year would be very difficult given the economic conditions, but we never anticipated it would go downhill so quickly. Scott Valetti and I have a tough road ahead of us to close the business, and we hope to receive the support of the community during this difficult time."

"The AMA will be issuing their own statement regarding the future of the AMA Dragbike Series," Neithamer continued. "If there are any parties interested in discussing our operation of the series, please feel free to contact us. We will do everything in our power to help you succeed."

Promoters interested in sanctioning individual drag-racing events or in discussing the future of the AMA Dragbike National Championship Series can contact AMA Racing Track Racing Manager Ken Saillant at ksaillant@ama-cycle.org.

Ron Lieback
Ron Lieback
One of the few moto journalists based on the East Coast, Ron Lieback joined the motorcycle industry as a freelancer in 2007, and is currently Online Editor at Ultimate Motorcycling. He is also the author of "365 to Vision: Modern Writer's Guide (How to Produce More Quality Writing in Less Time).

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