AHRMA announces new headmaster for road racing academy
(February 3, Knoxville, TN) Arthur Kowitz has been appointed headmaster for the American Historic Racing Motorcycle Association (AHRMA) Academy of Roadracing (AAR).
“With our current financial position in mind we are pleased that (our treasurer) Arthur offered to take the helm of the AAR for the 2023 season at no cost and share his decades of track knowledge with new racers,” said Brian Larrabure, Chairman of the AHRMA Board of Trustees.
The AAR was developed by experienced racers to share valuable techniques of road racing historic and modern motorcycles and sidecars on the challenging circuits of America. Students receive one-on-one coaching as well as participate in a mock race including race start and finish.
Kowitz is a former expert-level AMA Superbike, FIM F1 and TTXGP racer. From 1981 to 2018 he competed in five Daytona 200 races.
Kowitz takes over from former AAR headmaster Mark Morrow who advanced road racing instruction to a new level for racers joining the AHRMA family.
“Mark made great contributions to AHRMA by helping many new racers safely learn their way around a track and we really appreciate all he does for AHRMA,” Larrabure said.
Students participating in the AAR will often be riding a variety of motorcycles from small-displacement bikes from the 1960s to Superbikes from the 70s and 80s and even high-powered modern singles, twins, and triples.
“Arthur’s direct racing experience on both vintage and modern race bikes makes him a great fit for the new AAR headmaster,” Larrabure said.
By completing the AAR, new racers gain information and experience that helps them in racing conditions and are qualified to participate in AHRMA road racing events. The AAR curriculum also satisfies licensing requirements for other racing organizations across the country.
The 2023 AAR will be offered at these Bridgestone Tires AHRMA Roadracing Series events:
2/17/2023 Roebling Road Raceway, Bloomingdale, GA
3/17/2023 Carolina Motorsports Park, Kershaw, SC
5/26/2023 Heartland Motorsports Park, Topeka, KS
6/2/2023 Motorsports Park Hastings, Hastings, NE
6/23/2023 New Jersey Motorsports Park, Millville, NJ
7/14/2023 WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca (AHRMA Classic MotoFest™), Monterey, CA*
7/28/2023 Gingerman Motorsports Park, South Haven, MI
8/4/2023 Blackhawk Farms Raceway, South Beloit, IL
9/8/2023, Talladega GP Raceway, Munford, AL
*To be confirmed
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.