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Jan 9, 2002

AMA's Amateur Racing Program Staffs Up

From an AMA press release:<BR><BR>NEUBAUER AND CARNEGIE JOIN AMA SPORTS STAFF<BR><BR>PICKERINGTON, Ohio -- The American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) today announced two additions to its AMA Sports staff.<BR><BR>Douglas Neubauer is the new Director of AMA Sports, replacing Hugh Fleming, who recently joined AMA Pro Racing as its Director of Safety & Logistics. Doug will be responsible for leading the AMA Sports staff, which manages more than 2800 AMA-sanctioned amateur, pro-am, ATV and youth competition events each year. He comes to the AMA from IHRA Motorsports, where he served as assistant to the organization's president, managing a variety of marketing, promotion, and program-development tasks. An Ohio native, Doug also brings a special interest in motocross to his new position, including experience in motocross-track development.<BR><BR>Steven Carnegie has joined the staff as AMA Sports Manager. Along with fellow Manager Roger Ansel and Coordinator Cherie Daniels, Steve will manage AMA Sports' competition programs. Before coming to the AMA, Steve gained experience as an amateur motocross racer and referee, an AMA Pro Racing official, a motocross "boot camp" instructor, and an off-road delegate to AMA Congress from Georgia's District 9.<BR><BR>"Doug and Steve are valuable additions to the AMA Sports team," said Bill Amick, Vice President of AMA Member Events & Entertainment, which oversees AMA Sports. "Along with their motorsports experience, they bring a special enthusiasm for amateur competition, and we're pleased to have them on-board."