Motorcycle and Auto Racing maverick Dale Quarterley named Grand Marshal of the 2018 FIM North America Vintage Road Racing Championships
Loudon, New Hampshire – The United States Classic Racing Association (USCRA), the oldest vintage motorcycle road racing organization in the U.S., announced American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) four-time national champion, Dale Quarterley as Grand Marshal of the 16th annual FIM North America Vintage Road Racing Championships, June 9-10, 2018 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, New Hampshire.
More information on the event, which will take place at the start of the 95th Annual Laconia Motorcycle Week, can be found at www.race-uscra.com.
“Dale Quarterley, has been a fixture in New England racing, on two-and four wheels, for over 30 years, and continues to add to the sport,” said Bob Coy, founder and director of the USCRA. “He’s proven himself a fierce competitor racing bikes and cars–we’re excited to have Dale join our vintage racing community for this event.”
Starting his motorcycle road racing career with AAMRR, Quarterley won multiple championships within his first few seasons. Success continued, and by 1988 he captured the AMA Battle of the Twins title aboard a Fast by Ferracci Ducati. In 1993, he secured three AMA Endurance titles. Dale is also the title holder of most successful privateer in the history of AMA road racing.
Dale’s transition to four wheels proved just as successful. In 2001, he won his first regional race in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East. He continues to compete in the series, where he has garnered a half dozen race wins and has scored top 10 finishes in over a dozen more.
Dale in also still actively involved in motorcycle road racing as owner and manager of the successful Quarterley On Track Development Team, which competes in the MotoAmerica road racing series.
About the United States Classic Racing Association (USCRA) www.race-uscra.com
The USCRA is the oldest vintage motorcycle road racing organization in the United States and includes over 400 active members. The club promotes four general types of events: Road racing on both proprietary built road race circuits and real roads courses (Gunstock® and the Streets of Laconia®), as well as Observed Trials, Motogiro USA® and Pewter Run® touring events held on open public roads.
About the Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM) www.fim-live.com
The FIM (Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme) founded in 1904, is the governing body for motorcycle sport and the global advocate for motorcycling. The FIM is an independent association formed by 113 National Federations throughout the world. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) recognizes it as the sole competent authority in motorcycle sport. Among its 50 FIM World Championships the main events are MotoGP, Superbike, Endurance, Motocross, Supercross, Trial, Enduro, Cross-Country Rallies and Speedway. Furthermore, the FIM is also active and involved in the following areas: public affairs, road safety, touring and protection of the environment. The FIM was the first international sports federation to impose an Environmental Code in 1994.