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Apr 10, 2001

Dan Lance Leaves AMA Pro Racing Again, According To Vanderslice

According to a cryptic e-mail sent out to AMA Pro Racing employees and contractors by AMA Pro Racing Director of Competition Merrill Vanderslice, Dan Lance has again left the organization.<BR><BR>The e-mail, dated April 5 and obtained by Roadracing World on April 10, read as follows:<BR><BR>"Effective today, Dan Lance has resigned as Safety/Logistics Officer to pursue other interests.<BR><BR>"Merrill Vanderslice"<BR><BR>Lance could not be reached prior to post time. Responding to an e-mail requesting clarification, Vanderslice declined to comment, stating that he was not "at liberty to comment on private personnel issues".<BR><BR>Lance was well-liked by riders and team members for his practical approach to problems faced by riders, including track set-up.<BR><BR>He originally left his part-time job with AMA Pro Racing last fall because the organization would not pay him enough to even cover his direct expenses incurred getting to AMA Pro Races. Lance was lured back this spring with a full-time staff job based out of AMA headquarters in Ohio.<BR><BR>Stayed tuned for details.<BR>