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Jan 21, 2001

Late Rule Changes Not Our Fault, Says AMA Pro Racing Official

AMA Pro Racing staffers have denied culpability in the late announcement of rule changes that have enraged Pro Thunder competitors.

Speaking on condition of anonymity, a ranking AMA Pro Racing official placed the blame for the late rule changes squarely on the shoulders of the AMA Pro Racing Board of Directors.

According to the official, the recently announced changes in Pro Thunder displacement and weight rules were presented to the directors a year ago but were not acted upon until late this fall.

"They hire us to do a job, and then they don't let us do what we want to do. They second-guess everything we say and do, and they don't know what they're talking about," said the official. "Then when the s--t hits the fan, we get blamed and people say we're not professional. It's not us, it's these guys on the board of directors who don't know anything about racing."

Roadracing World was unable to contact any members of the AMA Pro Racing Board of Directors for comment prior to posting, but will post any comments from the directors as soon as--and if--they become available.