AMA Pro Racing names new race director

David McGrath to replace Colin Fraser

By Motorcycle.Com Staff, Feb. 12, 2010
Road racing veteran David McGrath has been appointed the new race director for AMA Pro Racing.

A 25-year veteran of motorcycle racing, McGrath recently headed Buells research and development team, and had previously worked as a crew chief for American Honda. McGrath has also worked for Dunlop and Vance & Hines.

I have had the opportunity to work with some really talented people during my career, says McGrath, and Ive done just about every job in the four corners of the paddock.  I am excited to be a part of making AMA Pro Racing as good as it can be and if we can get the motorcycling community all pushing in the same direction, I feel we can see this sport achieve the success it so richly deserves.

McGrath takes over the position held by Colin Fraser as AMA Pro Racing continues to change its leadership structure after a difficult first year of racing. In November 2009, David Atlas replaced Roger Edmondson as chief operating officer, while Roy Janson, vice president of competition, stepped down due health concerns. Edmondson was initially to stay on as chairman and chief executive officer but left the position Jan. 1 for health concerns of his own.

I am delighted to be adding David to our excellent staff, says Atlas. He will bring a wealth of experience to the sport and he fits in perfectly with the very capable group that we have assembled for this season starting at Daytona and beyond.

A father of triplets, McGrath is now in the process of moving his family to Florida to work at AMA Pro Racings headquarters in Daytona Beach.

You could say I have an obsession with this sport and it is a dream come true for me to be a part of a group of people who are as devoted to motorcycle racing as I am, says McGrath.

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