Seven-time American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) Grand National Champion Chris Carr is without question one of the greatest dirt-track racers of all time. The motorcycle racer and Motorcycle Hall of Famer has thrilled fans for decades even as far back as the made-for-tv show ABC Superbikers.
In 2011, racing with support from the AMA, Carr will call it a career, but not before adding another chapter to his motorcycle legacy.
"Chris Carr’s success is a product of dedication, hard work, talent and self-made opportunity," said AMA President and CEO Rob Dingman. "These are all attributes that Chris honed in AMA amateur competition, starting with amateur dirt-rack racing’s premier event, the AMA Racing Dirt Track Grand Championships.
"In recognition of Chris’ amazing career and his years of representing AMA-sanctioned competition with excellence and professionalism, we’re pleased to support his final full season of chasing the AMA Pro Racing Grand National Championship No. 1 plate," Dingman added.
As part of his partnership with the AMA, Carr will join the Association in its mission to promote and protect the motorcycling lifestyle. Carr will help spread the word about issues affecting motorcycling and promote the benefits of AMA membership during his farewell tour.
Chris Carr says: "I’ve been an AMA member for 41 years–ever since I can remember–and everything I’ve accomplished is a result of being aligned with the AMA, from amateur racing as a kid to a pro racing and land-speed racing as an adult," comments the former Superbike racer.
"In a lot of ways, I consider the AMA an extension of my family, which encompasses all of motorcycling. Because of that, I’m honored that the AMA has chosen to support me in my last year of flat-track racing.
"I look forward to the opportunity to continue to spread the world about the AMA to all motorcyclists, as we continue to fight for motorcyclists’ rights in an ever-changing political environment. "If you’re not a member of the AMA, you should be, to help protect our rights to ride and enjoy the sport we love."
During Daytona Bike Week, Chris Carr will be appearing at Oglethorpe Speedway in Savannah, Ga., for the All-Star National Flat Track Series March 4, at Destination Daytona just north of Daytona Beach March 5, at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville March 6, and at the AMA Grand National Championship kick-off races at Daytona International Speedway March 10 and 11.