Interestingly, the AMA originally sold the series to DMG as part of a directional change to get out of the professional motorcycle racing promotion business, and although the organization is finding itself involved again with professional roadracing, it will only be in a sanctioning role. "The AMA's roles as FIM affiliate and amateur sanctioning body make it a critical piece to establishing a clear progression for America's road racing community," Rainey states in the press release. "We're eager to build a fair, exciting and commercially viable professional road racing series not just for today's stars, but for those who will stand on top of the podium for years to come. The structure of our agreement with the AMA serves the goal of developing riders to be successful on the world stage. It allows a framework that supports advancement from youth competition to novice, from novice to Pro-Am, from Pro-Am to National Championship contention and, for the best of the best, an opportunity to race for a world title."