M1 PowerSports Announces FIM-Certified Medical Staff for Triumph Big Kahuna
NEWS April 18, 2012
Photo by Brian J. Nelson
Courtesy of M1 PowerSports:
DENVER, Colo. (April 18, 2012) – M1 PowerSports has once again raised the bar for the Triumph Big Kahuna Triple Crown presented by Dunlop Tire and LeoVince by bringing MotoGP/World Superbike-level medical coverage to the three M1 PowerSports-promoted events on the 2012 AMA Pro Road Racing calendar. Top-of-the-line medical care is a top priority, and the FIM-certified medical team led by Dr. Ray Rossi will be on hand to deliver expert care to the AMA Pro paddock.
Beginning with this weekend’s Triumph Big Kahuna Atlanta at Road Atlanta, Dr. Rossi will be joined by his wife, Dr. Lori Rossi, and Physician Assistant John Alexander to deliver the best possible trauma and preventative medical care available. For the Triumph Big Kahuna Miami at Homestead-Miami Speedway and the season-ending Triumph Big Kahuna New Orleans at NOLA Motorsports Park the team will be joined by Dr. John Kieffer. The esteemed physicians are extremely knowledgeable about motorcycle racing and share a similar passion for the AMA Pro paddock.
“At the Big Kahuna, we’re all about taking things to the next level,” said Cameron Gray, CEO of M1 PowerSports. “Dr. Rossi is not only my personal physician but he is a close friend and I have worked with him at many of the events that I have promoted over the years. The level of professionalism and racing knowledge that he brings to the table is immense and I am proud to be working with him at this year’s Triumph Big Kahuna Atlanta.”
Since 2008, Dr. Ray Rossi has been the Medical Director for the major Miller Motorsports Park events and the FIM Chief Medical Officer for the World Superbike events held at Tooele, Utah facility. Dr. Rossi was also the Physician/Co-Deputy FIM CMO for the MotoGP and World Superbike events held at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca from 2004 to 2010. He has also been a member of the Asterisk Mobile Medical Center for Supermoto events and the Motocross of Nations, a track physician at Pikes Peak International Raceway in Fountain, Colo. and has served in a support or advisory role for events ranging from AMA Supercross, AMA Pro Flat Track, AHRMA, Arenacross and more.
“The whole purpose of this medical team is to offer the best possible FIM-certified service to the riders,” said Dr. Ray Rossi. “I look forward to this weekend, when I can combine my lifelong passions of racing and medicine. I’ve often wondered why I haven’t been involved with AMA Pro Racing in the past. Cameron Gray has been my friend for years and I’m excited to be a part of his event. I look forward to learning and growing with my medical team at Road Atlanta this weekend.”
Dr. Rossi began riding in 1971 on Yamaha HT1 and enjoys sport touring and dual sport machines, including Baja, for his recreational riding. His diverse competitive riding background includes Road Racing, Flat Track, Motocross, Enduro/Cross-Country, Supermoto, Ice Racing, Pikes Peak Hill Climb, Vintage Motocross and Trials. He currently owns an assortment of street and racing motorcycles highlighted by a Ron Wood SJ600 road racing bike, a Ron Wood flat tracker, a 1995 CCM C25, a 1985 Can Am Sonic, SWM Jumbo trials and a 1998 ATK supermoto machine.
Tickets for the Triumph Big Kahuna Atlanta begin at just $20 and that event is just the first of three M1 PowerSports-promoted events on the 2012 AMA Pro Road Racing calendar which make up the 2012 Triumph Big Kahuna Triple Crown. Get ready for Atlanta’s biggest entertainment experience in years and grab your tickets now at the M1 PowerSports Big Kahuna Atlanta event page, located at http://www.m1powersports.com/big-kahuna-atlanta/. For tickets and information about the Big Kahuna Miami, scheduled for September 21 – 23, 2012 at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Homestead, Fla., visit http://www.m1powersports.com/big-kahuna-miami/. For tickets and information about the Big Kahuna New Orleans, scheduled for October 5 – 7, 2012 as the first professional motorsports event at NOLA Motorsports Park in New Orleans, La., visit http://www.m1powersports.com/big-kahuna-new-orleans/.
About M1 PowerSports, formerly M1 Entertainment: A Denver-based company, M1 PowerSports has been working in motorsports for over 16 years. Originally spawned from Daniels Corporation under the name FAST, the fledgling company was heavily involved in television production for car and motorcycle racing. With the birth of Speedvision, FAST morphed into Race Promotion Management (RPM) and is now operating as M1 PowerSports with many of the same staff still in place. We still sell advertising for Speed, sell merchandise under the brand Moto 1 and promote our own events, keeping us busy year-round! For more information, please call 303-377-3278 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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