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Richard Gray, Jeff Smith Winners in AMA Board Election

23 January 2001

     PICKERINGTON, Ohio -- The American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) has

announced that Richard Gray and Jeff Smith were the winners in this year's

election for the AMA Board of Trustees.

     Gray, a 21-year AMA member who lives in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, has served

on the Board for the past six years and is the current chairman. He was the

winner in a three-way race for the seat representing the Northeast Region. Other

candidates were Jerry Wood, and Robert Coy.

     In North Central Region balloting, Smith, of Wausau, Wisconsin, earned the

Board seat over Dale Greenwald. Smith is a 28-year AMA member who served for

nine years as executive director of the American Historic Racing Motorcycle

Association (AHRMA) before retiring last year. He is also a two-time world

motocross champion.

     In the Northwest Region, Trustee Dal Smilie of Helena, Montana, who is also

the Board vice chairman, was unopposed.

     All three candidates were elected for three-year terms.

     The AMA received the final tallies from the accounting firm of Ernst &

Young, which tabulated the results, on January 16. The first Board meeting

following the election is set for March 4-5 in Daytona Beach, Florida.

     The election process for the Southeast, Southwest and South Central regions

will be held later this year.

     The AMA Board is made up of 12 Trustees, six elected by corporate members

and six elected by individual members. The Board is responsible for managing the

affairs and property of the AMA.