Former racer and crew chief David McGrath has been hired by AMA Pro Racing as its new race director, taking over the position from Colin Fraser.McGrath has an extensive 25 year career in virtually every aspect of motorcycle road racing and enjoyed a successful stint as a rider, according to AMA Pro Racing. After his racing career, McGrath moved to various roles with race teams, including crew chief, and to positions with Dunlop, Vance & Hines, Buell and American Honda.”I have had the opportunity to work with some really talented people during my career” said McGrath in a release issued today by AMA Pro Racing.”And I’ve 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.”David Atlas, COO and Managing Member of AMA Pro Racing welcomed McGrath to the company in a press release: “I am delighted to be adding David to our excellent staff. 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.”McGrath is married and is the father of triplets. He is now in the process of relocating to Florida and will be operating full time out of the Daytona Beach headquarters of AMA Pro Racing.”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,” McGrath said in the press release.Fraser will return to his role as the owner of Professional Motorsports Productions (PMP), the organzers of the Canadian Superbike Championship. Fraser was named as the competition director of AMA Pro Racing in March of 2008
McGrath Takes Over For Fraser
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Paul Carruthers took over as the editor of Cycle News in 1993 after serving as associate editor since starting his career at the publication in 1985. Carruthers has covered every facet of the sport in his near-28-year tenure at America's Daily Motorcycle News Source.