AMA Pro Racing today announced a leadership change in its Competition department, including the selection of Ronnie Jones to the role of Senior Director of AMA Pro Flat Track.
“AMA Pro Racing recently has redoubled its efforts on AMA Pro Flat Track with a focus on celebrating the rich history of dirt track racing while successfully expanding its reach and engaging new fans and partners,” said Michael Gentry, chief operating officer of AMA Pro Racing. “Ronnie has been involved in nearly every aspect of the series over the years and has enjoyed success both on the track and through his business ventures. He is a celebrated star of our sport with a keen business sense and is an ideal leader to provide oversight of AMA Pro Flat Track and bring forth a new era of success.”
In the new role, Jones will provide strategic leadership in all areas of AMA Pro Flat Track and oversight of officiating for the Competition department.
Jones, who held National Nos. 74 and 16 at different points during his career, is one of the sport’s most recognizable names. He raced full time with the series through the mid-1990s against fierce competition from the likes of Scott Parker, Ricky Graham, Bubba Shobert, Jay Springsteen and Chris Carr, among others. With 10 Grand National Championship main event wins to his credit and hundreds of races under his belt, Jones brings a strong background in key areas of competition to this new role.
Off the motorcycle, Jones has enjoyed a successful career as a race promotor and sales and marketing professional. Through his company Arrow Promotions, the Oklahoma native promoted the Oklahoma City Half-Mile for nearly a decade and has worked extensively with 80 active retail Harley-Davidson dealerships.
“We’re pleased with the development of our competition team,” Gentry said. “Ronnie will work very closely with Steve Morehead and the hard-working event staff to help AMA Pro Racing capitalize upon its strong momentum heading into the 2015 season.”
The 2015 season begins with a doubleheader at DAYTONA Flat Track March 12 and 13. For tickets and information, please click www.daytonainternationalspeedway.com.
Every round of the 2015 AMA Pro Flat Track season will be available live, in high definition and free of charge for fans to watch online at www.FansChoice.tv.
AMA Pro Racing is the premier professional motorcycle racing organization in North America, operating a full schedule of events and championships for a variety of motorcycle disciplines. Learn more about AMA Pro Racing at www.amaproracing.com.