AMA/Prostar Changes Name to AMA Dragbike
Effectively immediately, AMA/Prostar has changed
its name to AMA Dragbike. AMA Dragbike is the drag racing division of the American
Motorcyclist Association and is the largest all-motorcycle drag racing sanctioning
body in the world. The name change is the first for the association since it
grew out of the IHRA motorcycle division in 1990.
"This has to do with awareness within the
motorcycle community and outside the motorcycle community," said AMA Dragbike
President Scott Valetti. "Within the drag racing community Prostar is a
well-known and well-respected name. However there are motorcycle enthusiasts
and companies outside the sport that have no idea what Prostar does and the
name doesn’t give them a clue. AMA Dragbike is more descriptive and is the highest
level of competition for motorcycle drag racers and we want people know what
AMA Dragbike does."
Accompanying the name change is a new logo and
web site. The logo has been designed to represent both wheelie-bar and no-bar
racers and merges the traditional Prostar logo with the logos for AMA’s other
racing division including Superbike and Motocross. The new look is intended
to give AMA Dragbike a more professional presence in the motorsports community
and within the AMA itself.
The new web site will be more informative and
AMA Dragbike will continue to be lead under the
management of Hammer Motorsports owned by Scott McKinney, Scott Valetti and
Brandi Neithamer. The new name leads a list of enhancements scheduled for the
association in 2008 as it strives to better serve its members, sponsors and
AMA Dragbike is based Cincinnati,
Ohio and is the Drag Racing division of the AMA (American Motorcyclist Association).
AMA Dragbike has evolved of the past 17 years to become the largest motorcycle
drag racing sanction in the world. The organization holds records and hosts
riders for the fastest (243 mph) and quickest (5.86sec) motorcycles on asphalt.
The 2007, eight-race tour will bring thousands of bikes in ten different classes
down the finest race tracks in the world all to compete for prizes totaling
over $1,400,000 in cash and contingency.