Jul 10, 2001
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From an AHRMA Press Release Issued Monday, July 9:<BR><BR>AHRMA EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR ANNOUNCES RESIGNATION<BR><BR>Citing personal reasons, Jack Turner has announced his resignation as executive director of the American Historic Racing Motorcycle Association. Turner asked that his contract not be renewed when it expires in October, and he pledged to work closely with his successor to ease the administrative transition.<BR><BR>Turner was hired as executive director of the 5000-member organization in August 1999 after serving as director of AHRMA's national road racing program since 1991.<BR><BR>"We regret but understand Jack's decision and thank him for his fine work on behalf of the association," commented Fred Mork, chairman of the AHRMA Board of Trustees.<BR><BR>Mork explained that AHRMA's Executive Committee has appointed a Search Committee to evaluate applicants for the executive position. The committee is made up of three AHRMA trustees, chaired by Rob Stickler of Steamboat Springs, Colorado, along with Rusty Lowry of St. Marys City, Maryland, and Jeff Smith of Wausau,<BR>Wisconsin. The committee will make a recommendation to the full board, which in turn will make the final selection.<BR><BR>The Search Committee is seeking applicants with a motorcycle sports background plus strong business, administrative and communications skills. Resumes and cover letters should be directed to the AHRMA national office, P.O. Box 676, Shawnee Mission, KS 66201.<BR><BR>Turner intends to continue to be involved in a leadership position with AHRMA. "The Executive Committee is delighted by Jack's interest in continuing in some capacity with the organization," Mork said, pointing to Turner's role in the growth and success of AHRMA's roadrace program through the 1990s.<BR><BR>Turner, 57, is a former trials and scrambles competitor, and is a founder and past president of the Kansas City-based Heart of America Motorcycle Enthusiasts. His wife, Jacki, serves as AHRMA administrative assistant.<BR><BR>(Editor's note: Turner, along with AHRMA Trustees and various other AHRMA officials, is a named defendant in Rob Iannucci's pending lawsuit against the organization. The suit stems from a series of disputes between AHRMA and original AHRMA founder Iannucci, culminating in the association revoking Iannucci's membership and banning his Team Obsolete from participation in AHRMA races. The team does compete at Daytona, because Daytona International Speedway officials make the team's participation a condition of allowing AHRMA to race there.)<BR>