The inaugural meeting of the AMA Motocross/Supercross Rules Committee was held in Irvine, Calif., on Sep. 7.
Rules Committees have been formed for each discipline of AMA Championship racing and are part of a new process for developing technical rules. The primary purpose of the newly-formed rules committees is to develop technical rules.
Once a rule is decided upon by a rules committee, it is elevated through the AMA Racing Committee to the AMA Board of Directors for ratification. The board of directors can either approve the rule as is or send it back to the rules committee with comment. The board is empowered to either approve or deny the rule but not change it.
Members of the committee attending the meeting included Carrie Coombs of Racer Productions, Inc., (representing the NPG), Kevin Crowther of AMA Pro Racing, Roger DeCoster of American Suzuki Motor Corp., Donnie Emler of FMF Racing, Mike Fisher of Kawasaki Motor Corp., Todd Jendro of Live Nation, Keith McCarty of Yamaha Motor Corp., Kurt Nicoll of KTM North America, Inc., Mitch Payton of Pro Circuit Racing and J.C. Waterhouse of Factory Connection Racing. Chuck Miller of Honda Motor Co. was unable to attend due to a prior commitment.
Additional attendees included AMA CEO Patti DiPietro, AMA and AMA Pro Racing staff members Kerry Graeber, Ken Rogers and Steve Whitelock, AMA Board of Directors member Arthur More and AMA attorney Timothy Owens.
“Similar to the initial strides made by the Road Racing Rules Committee which held its first meeting in July, I'm encouraged by the outcome of yesterday's Motocross/Supercross meeting,” DiPietro commented. “Every member participated enthusiastically and we discussed a variety of important issues facing the AMA Supercross and AMA Motocross Championships.”
The AMA Road Racing Rules Committee held its second meeting on Sep. 6. The first meetings for AMA Supermoto and AMA Flat Track will be held at AMA headquarters in Pickerington, Ohio, this week.
The next meeting of the Motocross/Supercross Rules Committee is scheduled for January.
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