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AMA Announces Racing Department Personnel Change

In his role with the AMA, Burkeen oversees AMA Motocross sanctioning and will work closely with AMA racers, districts, promoters and organizers.

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Mike Burkeen has been named motocross manager at the American Motorcyclist Association.

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In his role with the AMA, Burkeen oversees AMA Motocross sanctioning and will work closely with AMA racers, districts, promoters and organizers.

“The knowledge and experience with AMA motocross that Mike brings to the department is just what we need as we continue to evolve and look to the future,” said AMA Director of Racing Kevin Crowther. “I am confident that, with his attitude and expertise, Mike will help the AMA continue to provide the best motocross sanctioning services possible.”

Burkeen has been a member of the AMA Congress and the AMA Motocross Commission for many years. Most recently, he served as general manager for the South of the Border Motocross Training Facility in Hamer, S.C. Burkeen also has experience promoting races and officiating and is one of three AMA motocross master level referees in the nation.

Burkeen grew up racing motocross in the Midwest, served as the national sales and race team manager for Cobra Motorcycles and has more than 20 years of experience on the local and national racing scene.

“After 40 years of enjoying motocross, I am beyond excited to give back to the sport I love,” Burkeen said. “I am looking forward to the task of helping to make AMA motocross the best it can be.”

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Alexandria Kovacs continues as the AMA motocross coordinator.

Link: AMA

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