Stippich Named as H-D Factory Flat Track Manager

| July 19, 2005
The following is a press release from Harley-Davidson Motor Company:

In an effort to perpetuate the dedication to flat track racing, Harley-Davidson Motor Company has named Gary Stippich as Flat Track Manager.

In his new position, Stippich will oversee and manage the Screamin’ Eagle Flat Track racing program including day-to-day operations, continuing development and performance of the race team.

Stippich – who is celebrating his 25th year with Harley-Davidson – brings an intense passion for racing and a high level of technical excellence to the Screamin’ Eagle team. He has extensive experience with race engine design and most recently supported Buell racing efforts. Stippich also has formed strong relationships with many of the Harley-Davidson dealers. He will work with Chief Engineer Bob Farchione and Engineer Brad Bishop, who’ve been working on the program, to help advance Harley-Davidson’s role in flat track racing.

“This was a great move for the company because Gary has been dedicated to Harley-Davidson racing for a long time and he has the knowledge to continue to move the program in the right direction,” said Screamin’ Eagle Racing Manager Anne Paluso, to whom Stippich will report. “We’ve been working on rejuvenating the sport of flat track, and this is just one more example of our commitment.”

Stippich is looking forward to tackling the challenges of the new position.

“Flat Track racing is one of the most exciting forms of racing and we want to do everything we can to work with the AMA and our dealers to keep growing the sport,” said Stippich.

By Scott Rousseau