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Nov 30, 2001

Rogers Named AMA Director Of Timing And Scoring

From a press release:<BR><BR>AMA Pro Racing names Director of Timing & Scoring<BR><BR>PICKERINGTON, Ohio -- Ken Rogers has joined the AMA Pro Racing staff as Director of Timing and Scoring. Rogers, who has been working with AMA Pro Racing as a contractor since 1997 in the AMA Chevy Trucks U.S. Superbike Championships and EA Sports AMA Supercross Series, will guide AMA Pro Racing's substantial investments in the timing and scoring area of race operations. <BR><BR>Rogers will lead the continued development of timing and scoring applications as it pertains to on-site needs, television, media, the Internet and racing teams for all AMA Pro Racing disciplines, including the AMA Chevy Trucks U.S. Superbike Championship, the AMA U.S. Supercross Championship, the AMA Chevy Trucks U.S. Motocross Championship and the AMA U.S. Flat Track Championship. <BR><BR>"The relationships I have built with other top sanctioning bodies such as IRL, CART and NASCAR will to serve as a great resource to us as we continue to build our timing and scoring systems. There are some functions and features we can develop with our integrated television packages that nobody else is doing," said Rogers. <BR><BR>"We're happy to bring Ken on as a full-time staffer for AMA Pro Racing," said Scott Hollingsworth, CEO of AMA Pro Racing. "We are making significant commitments to new technology and applying it to the overall presentation for all of our championship series and Ken is an ideal choice to guide that evolution." <BR><BR>Before working with AMA Pro Racing, Rogers implemented a computerized scoring package with the Motorcycle Roadracing Association (MRA), a Colorado-based organization that promotes local road racing. Prior to the MRA he had been involved with the timing, scoring and overall event promotion of running races and triathlons for over 15 years. <BR><BR>Rogers is a former elite runner and was a member of the Nike National Team in the early-1980s. He has been a motorcyclist most of his life and began road racing in 1992 and went on to win an MRA endurance racing title with teammate Ricky Orlando. Rogers was a past president of the MRA, an instructor with their new rider schools and is a former Sportsman of the Year. He still finds the time to occasionally race his Yamaha TZ250. He and his wife, Melissa, reside just outside Boulder, Colo., and have plans to move a little further west to Steamboat Springs, Colo., early next year.