WERA Racer And Official James Roth, R.I.P.

WERA Racer And Official James Roth, R.I.P.

© 2021, Roadracing World Publishing, Inc. From a press release issued By WERA Motorcycle Roadracing, Inc.:


On Sunday, February 22, 2021, WERA Motorcycle Roadracing racer and official James Roth, 54 years of age, passed away from a heart attack.  Jim has been a fixture in the WERA paddock since the 1980s and was always the one who helped anyone that needed it. He was the one who could make you laugh no matter how down you were.  It was his birthday Sunday and to say we will miss him is not enough.  We are heartbroken and send all our thoughts and prayers to his son, Steven Roth, and his daughter, Lexi Roth, who also officiate at our events.  God got a good man this weekend.  RIP Jim you touched many and were loved by more!  We will update once the family decides on services or if they need anything.

WERA Motorcycle Roadracing was founded in 1973 and remains the foremost place to develop talent in the sport of motorcycle road racing.  The legacy of Pro Riders on a National and World level is legendary.  All events are run by WERA Motorcycle Roadracing with a co-sanction by the AMA and they go coast to coast offering entry level racing with the WERA Sportsman Series as well as a Pro-Am Series which is the Pirelli/WERA National Challenge Series.  WERA also offers Vintage Racing and hosts the Concours de ’Competition and Concours d’ Elegance in July at Barber Motorsports Park. Endurance Racing is also on the menu with our partner N2 and runs a 4-5 events a year with a Big Bike Endurance and an Ultralightweight Endurance.  WERA Motorcycle Roadracing was voted the 2017 AMA Track Organizer of the year.

For more information on WERA Motorcycle Roadracing please check out our web site at wera.com.

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