Jul 12, 2001
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Bill Amick, AMA Vice President, Events And Entertainment, said in a FAX sent to roadracingworld.com that current Director of AMA Sports Hugh Fleming is moving into AMA Pro Racing over the course of the year and will be full-time with Pro Racing by January 1, 2002.<BR><BR>The question is, of course, exactly what Fleming will be doing for AMA Pro Racing and what his title will be. At post time, the question remained unanswered as we were unable to reach Fleming by phone, and Amick said he didn't know what title Fleming would have.<BR><BR>Reached by phone, Amick told roadracingworld.com, "I don't know what they're gonna title that. I have not heard. Don't know. (AMA Pro Racing CEO) Scott (Hollingsworth) is out. You could give them a try, but I'm not even sure if they've arrived at a title on it or not. <BR><BR>"The FAX was in response to the item I saw. So hopefully that's the answers that you're looking for. Again, I don't even know if they've come up with a title. I've definitely not seen one. I think they're kind of developing the job description as they go along ‘cause this sort of just happened. We literally, as I said, we kind of loaned them Hugh for a couple of weekends, and the next thing we know they stole him. But we're a fairly small company. So when there's opportunities in other departments here, we're always very supportive of folks finding a niche where they're gonna be happy."<BR><BR>Amick sent his FAX in response to our 7/10/01 post, headlined, "AMA Advertises For New Director Of Sports."<BR><BR>The text of Amick's FAX follows:<BR><BR>I'm trying to catch up on calls between our Dirt Track Grand Championships and AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days--followed closely by next week's Road Racing Grand Championships and AMA Crossroads Rally. In short, it's a very busy time. I haven't gotten any messages from RW, but I saw your post on Hugh Fleming, and perhaps this will help to clear up the personnel change that is taking place.<BR><BR>Hugh has been a member of the AMA Sports staff for almost 25 years and is currently Director of AMA Sports. He is responsible for our amateur and pro-am competition programs and reports to me as Vice President of Events and Entertainment. There is no connection between AMA Sports and AMA Pro Racing.<BR><BR>Earlier this year, we essentially loaned Hugh to AMA Pro Racing on a part-time basis to assist with several projects, including deployment of Air Fence.<BR><BR>AMA Pro Racing subsequently offered Hugh a position which he has accepted. His transfer from AMA Sports to AMA Pro Racing is being phased in through the end of the year, so he is essentially working for both AMA Sports and AMA Pro Racing until January 1, when he will begin to focus on his AMA Pro Racing duties.<BR><BR>Hugh has been and is a hardworking and dedicated employee, he'll be missed by AMA Sports, and everyone in AMA Events And Entertainment wishes him well in his new role for AMA Pro Racing. I have no doubt he'll do a good job for them.<BR><BR>The job you have seen advertised is for Hugh's replacement in AMA Sports. We'll be looking at both internal and external candidates and I hope to hire in August.<BR><BR>Bill Amick