The Society of the Atlantic Roadracing League is made up of a board of directors with long respected histories in road racing, and will be lead in the initial year by President Sean Kelly who, while also being a racer, has extensive experience running large non-profit organizations in Atlantic Canada. Andrew Murray, former president of ARL will be working with the new board throughout the season to ensure a smooth transition for their events, sponsors, and participants.
"Our first goal in this transition is to ensure that road racing events and academies continue for 2014 and beyond. Secondly, we needed to ensure all participants, customers, and sponsors who signed on for events in 2014 will be recognized. I'm glad to say we were able to achieve these goals" says Andrew Murray, former President of ARL.
While the ARL brand has been created and grown for the past six years, the owner of Atlantic Roadracing League Inc., Andrew Murray wanted to see the brand continue and will work with the new board of directors to ensure a seamless transition with the new organization. "We didn't want to go through a branding change for 2014 even though the organization was changing so we took the necessary steps in allowing the new organization to use the ARL name and brand", Andrew Murray explained.
He went on to say, "The new organization will be known as the Society of the Atlantic Roadracing League, and has been initiated under the rules for not for profit organizations in Nova Scotia."
When asked further, Andrew Murray said, "It has always been our goal to grow the sport in Atlantic Canada and to provide the most professional, well run events in the region and we feel we have been able to do that over the years. However, because ARL is not recognized as a stakeholder in the facility known as Atlantic Motorsport Park it was very difficult to be sustainable." He went on to say, "Our primary goal when determining this new approach was to ensure motorcycle racing continues in our region, and I am glad we have achieved that."
Effective April 1, 2014, Society of the Atlantic Roadracing League will the promoter of all Atlantic motorcycle road racing, riding academies, and track days at Atlantic Motorsport Park in Shubenacadie, Nova Scotia. For information on these and other activities visit www.facebook.com/AtlanticRoadracing or www.atlanticroadracing.com.
From: Society of the Atlantic Roadracing League
126 Oceanfront Drive
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Tel: (902) 830-7421