With a heavy heart, I write this letter of thanks, recognition of fond and unequaled memories, opportunities granted, and a great ride beyond my wildest dreams. As the tides shift, so has this journey for me.
For the past seven years, I have been fortunate to work at the front and center of the greatest motorsports show on Earth and have not only been embraced and developed true lifelong friendships with its entire cast of performers but the greatest riders in the Grand Prix world, as well.
I will miss all of you and your families dearly and wish the safest and most triumphant racing in your future. I would like to give a very special thank you to all of the riders and fans of the sport; without them, I would not be where I am today.
I would also like to extend another big thank you to the management of AMA Pro Racing for all of the opportunities they had extended to me with a professional understanding of my plan to shift focus at this time.
I am proud that I have embarked on a new level of commitment to the world of flat-track motorcycle racing. This new adventure now has me as a principal owner at Wachusett Valley Riders Club Raceway in Winchendon, Massachusetts—a true cushion short-track and the only currently functional dirt track in New England. I invite everyone to visit us at the track and view the club website at www.wvrclub.com.
WVRC gives new and up-and-coming riders a place to have fun, develop, and sharpen their skills in the Northeast. Interestingly, my role every weekend is to keep the race program running as smooth and efficiently as possible. It seems fitting that this new investment and time commitment are a few reasons for my departure from the pro tour.
I would like to close by saying I wish my very best to all of the riders and fans of the sport, AMA Pro management, the France family, Gary Kidd and Pete Giammalvo, and all of the AMA track personnel who put in the work week in and week out, past and present.