Denver, CO – The Motorcycle Roadracing Association(MRA) has accepted the resignation of Jim Wilson as President effective June 10, 2021 and has appointed Chris Nami to the position effective June 14, 2021.
Jim is a 20-year member of the MRA and has served on the Board of Directors since 2009 and as President since 2014. After not seeking a fourth term in 2019, Jim was appointed back to the role of the then-vacated President position at the end of the 2020 season.
Jim fell ill with COVID-19 in October 2020 which resulted in a four-month hospital stay, half of that period in a coma on life support. He resumed his President responsibilities in a limited capacity in February 2021.
“My plan after coming back last year was to help the club through the off-season and find my successor,” says Wilson. “Unfortunately, my illness side-tracked that. Now that the season is underway, I feel it is a good time for me to step down and continue to focus on my recovery. I am excited that my good friend, Chris Nami, has accepted the role as President, and I look forward to his leadership in the future. I plan to make myself available to him as an advisor going forward.”
“As a 20+ year member of the MRA family I am honored and humbled with the opportunity to step into this role as President,” says Nami. “There are some very large shoes to fill and I am SO excited for the opportunity to do so. My passion for the MRA and motorcycle racing, Integrity, and diplomacy are my strongest attributes and I know they will serve me well.”
The MRA’s next event is on June 26-27, 2021 at High Plains Raceway.
The Motorcycle Roadracing Association is dedicated to promoting safe and competitive motorcycle road racing events for enthusiasts in Colorado and the surrounding area. For more information, go to http://www.mra-racing.org/