AHRMA Announces Al Charles as New Road Race Director
(January 18, 2023, Knoxville, TN) – AHRMA is pleased to announce the selection of our new AHRMA Road Race Director. Our choice is Al Charles, effective immediately. Al has been a member of AHRMA for many years and has a long history in the sport of motorcycling.
During a multi-faceted and successful career, Al built a broad range of professional experience and skills. This includes project management for Nissan North America, mechanical design with General Motors, and for 20+ years he successfully owned and operated a Yamaha Motorcycle dealership in Ohio.
Al has a passion for the sport that transcends riding and racing. He has also actively run Bay Racing Inc., establishing, promoting, and managing motorcycle races. Al and his wife Cristy Klamfoth (daughter of three-time Daytona 200 winner Dick Klamfoth) are co-founders of the Daytona 200 Monument in Daytona Beach, FL. They also lead the annual Daytona 200 Monument rededication gathering.
In recounting his long tenure as a member with AHRMA, Al shared, “I believe I have known every AHRMA Road Race Director since its inception. After speaking to the current Directors and Trustees and hearing their goals for AHRMA, I wanted to be part of the team. As AHRMA Road Race Director my goals will be to continue to provide AHRMA road racers with great race venues, pursue improvements as necessary, and continue our high quality member experience.”
Craig Grantham, Executive Director added, “We are very excited to have Al join the AHRMA team. The range of experience he brings as a racer, business leader, and club member will allow him to hit the ground running and assimilate quickly with our team. His understanding of AHRMA and its members will give him a real head start, and his professional qualifications will add extra value to our club as time goes on. Please join me in welcoming Al and Cristy to the AHRMA family and be sure to congratulate them when you have a moment at your next AHRMA Road Race event.”
The American Historic Racing Motorcycle Association (AHRMA) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to competing on fantastic classic and true vintage along with a wide range of modern motorcycles. With about 3,300 members, AHRMA is the largest vintage racing group in North America and one of the biggest in the world. The association has grown steadily over the years, reflecting the increasing interest in classic bikes.