Press Release:

With the 2016 AMA Pro Flat Track season approaching in March, North America’s premier motorcycle racing organization has announced the appointment of Al Ludington as Technical Director.

In the role of Technical Director, Ludington will be responsible for forecasting and implementing necessary rule changes as AMA Pro begins the process of modernizing the AMA Pro Flat Track class structure in advance of the 2017 season. He will also oversee the technical inspection process at all AMA Pro Flat Track events.

Ludington began his career with Vance & Hines before spending nearly three decades gaining experience as crew chief for the road racing efforts of major OEMs including American Honda andKawasaki. The New Hampshire native has been involved with AMA Pro Racing’s technical department since 2008, and looks forward to using his experience and skillset to bring a new level of awareness to professional Flat Track racing.

“This sport is really poised for growth,” said Ludington. “New CEO Michael Lock has a clear vision and path towards commercializing and expanding the footprint, and the team that’s being assembled is first rate. The Flat Track paddock is very passionate and I’m looking forward to working with them as we move the sport forward.”

The 2016 AMA Pro Flat Track season will once again kick off with a doubleheader at the DAYTONA Flat Track during Daytona’s Bike Week festivities. The twin short track races will take place at the “World Center of Racing” on Thursday and Friday, March 10 & 11. For additional information and to purchase tickets, please visit