Board Of Directors Responds To COVID-19 Pandemic
The AMA Board of Directors voted unanimously in July to cancel the 2020 AMA Championship Banquet and 2020 AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The board also asked AMA President and CEO Rob Dingman to direct the AMA staff to:
Make provisions for delivering AMA National No. 1 plates to riders who win national championships in series and AMA Grand Championships successfully held in 2020; and
Explore remote alternatives for AMA Congress, the annual meeting for debating and proposing rule updates for AMA-sanctioned activity.
“The board made clear that its decision was to protect attendees from exposure to the coronavirus, particularly with the likelihood for an additional surge in cases this winter when the year-end celebrations are traditionally held,” said AMA Chief Operating Officer James Holter. “The board also felt that canceling the events was a responsible financial decision in light of expected low attendance, and the time and resource commitments necessary to hold such celebrations.”