AMA Pro Racing and Thom Duma Fine Jewelers announced today an exclusive agreement naming the jewelry store as the official jeweler of AMA Pro Flat Track for the 2014 season.
Thom Duma Fine Jewelers, which is located in Warren, Ohio and has been in operation for more than a century, will award the 2014 AMA Pro Flat Track Grand National Champion a Rolex Daytona Cosmograph valued at over $10,000.
“Thom Duma Fine Jewelers has developed a great reputation for cutting-edge jewelry, and we are very excited to have them as a partner,” said Michael Gentry, Chief Operating Officer of AMA Pro Racing. “Several of our riders have longstanding, quality relationships with Thom Duma Fine Jewelers. This new award for the Grand National Champion demonstrates that the company shares our desire to give back to the paddock.”
Tommy Duma’s inspiration to become the official jeweler of AMA Pro Flat Track came from his days competing in the Grand National Championship from 1976-1981. Duma sported two national numbers throughout his career – No. 62 and No. 26 – and although he is over 30 years removed from competing in the series, he has not lost any love for the sport.
“I’m aware that several of these riders are at an age where they are thinking about getting engaged and I would like to use this opportunity to establish new relationships with them and maintain the solid relationships that I already have with multiple riders in the series,” said Duma. “Just last year, Jared Mees bought his engagement ring and wedding band from me. Henry Wiles also purchased his wedding ring from Thom Duma Fine Jewelers a while back. Being a former competitor in the series, I would like to use this opportunity to give back to the sport that I’ve grown so fond of.”
Duma’s love for flat track racing is what inspired him to create a custom jewelry line specifically catered to the flat track community. The line, called Racer Series, contains customized number plates and checkered flag pendants, steel shoe pendants, Pandora style beads for bracelets and much more.
Next up: DAYTONA Flat Track will once again play host to the AMA Pro Flat Track season opener on March 13-14, 2014 as the series kicks off the 2014 season with a doubleheader on the quarter-mile lime rock track located outside Daytona International Speedway’s west banking. For tickets and information, please visit http://www.daytonainternationalspeedway.com.