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Nov 4, 2001

Divisive MRA Board of Directors Election All About Change

Copyright 2001, Roadracing World Publishing, Inc.<BR><BR>The 2001 MRA Board of Directors election is all about change in the Colorado-based club, and the focus is on the battle for Vice President of Rules and Tech.<BR><BR>Long-time MRA racer and sponsor Jay Sherritt is running for the position and blasted the status quo in the October issue of the MRA newsletter, which carried election information and ballots.<BR><BR>In his statement, Sherritt said, "...if, for example, it were to turn out that a rule was inadvertently changed because I didn't know of a supplement to the rulebook, and if I found that various officers and board members had offered a false explanation to members to justify the change, instead of huddling and trying to find a way to conceal the truth and intentionally exclude members who know better, I will go to the members with the truth first, and then, once the playing field has been leveled, reintroduce the topic and invite those who are opposed to speak their piece. I will not tolerate club officers, board members or their family members racing motorcycles that do not meet class suitability requirements. Board members have an appearance of undue influence over racing decisions, and therefore they must be held to a higher standard..."<BR><BR>Charges aside, change is guaranteed in the MRA election since most current Board members are not running for relection. Non-incumbent Jay Sherritt is running against non-incumbent Bart McKiernan, while non-incumbents Leah Sherritt (Jay's wife) and Andrew Drattlo are running for President. Non-incumbents Mark Schellinger and Ricky Orlando are running for New Rider Director, and non-incumbents Gina Fallon, CPA Marc Levin and Doug Lyle are running for Secretary, Treasurer and Track Marshall, respectively.<BR><BR>Official ballots must be received by the MRA by November 13 to be counted.