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Jan 2, 2002

AMA Trustee John Hoover Bails Out

Copyright 2002, Roadracing World Publishing, Inc.<BR><BR>Long-time AMA Trustee John Hoover has resigned his seat on the AMA Board, which he held as the designated representative of Corporate Board Member Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A.<BR><BR>Hoover was instrumental in the establishment of AMA Pro Racing, a for-profit subsidiary of the non-profit American Motorcyclist Assn.<BR><BR>Hoover is leaving his post as AMA Pro Racing faces its greatest controversy ever, the establishment of a start-up AMA Supercross Series promoted by motorsports rookies JamSports to compete with the existing AMA-sanctioned EA Sports Supercross Series promoted by Clear Channel Entertainment, starting in 2003.<BR><BR>The Supercross split has many insiders advocating that AMA Pro Racing (aka Paradama, Inc.) be dissolved and its functions absorbed into a department within the Association.<BR><BR>Hoover is expected to be replaced on the Board by Kawasaki employee Croft Long.