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AMA: No Off-Season for Pro Racers

4 November 1998

WESTERVILLE, Ohio -- American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) Pro Racing has closed another chapter in its 74-year racing history, but there's still business to tend to in the so-called "off-season." For pro racers, the first order of business is to renew their competition licenses for 1999.

Pro riders should submit their 1999 license applications immediately to avoid the end-of-the year paperwork logjam. The timing is especially critical this year, since AMA Pro Racing will be relocating to the new AMA headquarters in Pickerington, Ohio, in December. The Pro Racing Competition Services Department -- which processes over 2,500 license applications -- will be without computer, phone and mail service from Dec. 17-22. With the usual holiday time-crunch thrown in, riders who wait until the last minute may find themselves in a pinch.

"We're doing everything we can to prepare and to work around the moving period," said AMA Pro Racing Competition Services Manager Beth Myers, "But we don't want anyone to get caught in a bind - especially the Supercross riders, whose first race is January 10. The best thing riders can do is return their applications right now."

For information about 1999 licenses, contact the AMA Pro Racing Competition Services Department. Mailing addresses and phone numbers for the new AMA headquarters will be announced prior to the December move.