Canuck to run AMA Superbike


Colin Fraser takes over the world one series at a time.

The sale of AMA pro racing to the Daytona Motorsports Group hasn’t taken long to affect things … a press release dated March 16 states that “Moto-ST series director Colin Fraser will become the race director for the AMA Superbike Championship starting with the next round of the series, the April 19-20 event at Barber Motorsports Park.”  

Fraser is better known in Canada as the guy who started RACE along with Shannonville owner Jack Boxstrom and then went on to develop, own, and manage the Parts Canada Superbike series. Over the last two years he’s teamed up with Roger Edmondson (former AMA racing head who was fired, sued, and won millions, then went to work for the NASCAR France family) to run the Moto ST series in the U.S., an endurance race series for twin-cylinder bikes.


Edmondson’s most recent day job has been running the highly successful Grand-Am sports car series, with the financial backing of Jim France, also provides the Moto-ST series with administrative and commercial support.


Though there are a number of clashes among the three championships, AMA, Moto-ST, and PCSC, the statement says that Fraser will attend all rounds of the AMA series. So far, we don’t know who will run the Canadian and Moto-ST rounds that clash with the AMA series (there are two).


Who’s going to staff all these events? Good question. The Parts Canada people have beendouble-teaming the Moto ST series for a year and a half now, and it’s not easy. Will the AMA staff be kept on for the U.S. races? Based on their performance in the past, one can only hope not – but that does raise the question of who will do it.

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