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Jun 29, 2002

Mathers Will Be Back With AMA At Laguna Seca

Copyright 2002, Roadracing World Publishing, Inc.<BR><BR>Gary Mathers, who quit AMA Pro Racing in frustration following the Fontana event, will be back at Laguna Seca.<BR><BR>That's what Mathers said during this weekend's AMA National at Brainerd, which he attended "on vacation".<BR><BR>Mathers' appearance at Brainerd and impending return to AMA officialdom at Laguna Seca may be the first move in a much-rumored shakeup in the management of AMA Pro Racing on an operational level.<BR><BR>Mathers has said that he will attend the event at Laguna Seca to help out, because AMA Road Racing Manager Ron Barrick has too much to handle by himself during AMA National weekends.<BR><BR>Prior to taking his original position with AMA Pro Racing, Mathers retired from his long-time post as manager of American Honda's motorcycle racing programs.