Motorcycle Racing News AMA Appoints Johnsen as Flat Track Director

AMA Appoints Johnsen as Flat Track Director

AMA Flat Track

AMA Pro Racing announced Wednesday the appointment of Dan Johnsen as Director of Flat Track for the AMA Pro Flat Track Grand National Series.

Johnsen moves to his new position from his previous role with AMA Pro Road Racing where he served as Head of Technical Inspection.

Johnsen has extensive experience in motorcycle racing, having worked and competed himself in AHRMA, CCS and WERA, and also as a crew member for the 4&6 Racing Safety First team in AMA Pro Road Racing. He joined AMA Pro as an official in 2008 and served in the technical department before being promoted to Chief Tech Inspector in 2009.

Dan also served in the U.S. Army as a Multiple Launch Rocket Systems Specialist from 1992 through 1994. He is originally from St. Charles, Illinois and is married and now lives in Ormond Beach, Florida.

David Atlas (COO & Managing Member of AMA Pro Racing) says: "Dan has been an important part of our success in AMA Pro, and we feel very confident that he will bring his considerable skills to our important Flat Track activities."

Dan Johnsen says: "I look forward to working in Flat Track with all its traditions and the great community of racers."

The AMA Pro Flat Track Grand National Championship season begins March 10-11, 2011 at the new DAYTONA FLAT TRACK as part of the Daytona 200 Bike Week activities. Please visit for complete competitor and schedule information.

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).

2021 Suzuki 650 V-Twins: New Colors Sneak Peek First Look

It’s always interesting to check into Europe’s latest to see what might appear on dealer showroom floors in the United States. We look at...

2021 Honda Rebel 500 ABS SE First Look (5 Fast Facts)

After an upgrade last year, Honda has more plans for the now-midsize Rebel. There is now a 2021 Honda Rebel 500 ABS—an accessorized version...

Sena SRL2 Review: Bluetooth Communications for Select Shoei Helmets

The Shoei Neotec II is a sweet upgrade from the original Neotec, and it incorporates many improvements. Nic de Sena reviewed the Shoei Neotec...

2021 Ducati Diavel 1260 Lamborghini First Look (12 Fast Facts)

It is virtually impossible to go wrong when combining two iconic brands, such as Ducati and Lamborghini. With the two marques owned by the...

Classic Superbikes by Frank Melling Book Review: Motorcycle History

Frank Melling is an old-school moto journalist and former factory racer. He lives with his wife Carol on a beautiful farm in northwest England....

Harley-Davidson IRONe12 Review (14 Fast Facts)

Electric bicycles are growing in popularity across a broad spectrum of people and a wide array of uses. This is a story about one...