2009 MMRA COMPETITION COMMITTEE
In an effort to provide the finest leadership possible for MMRA, our
competition committee has been re-established for 2009. This 5 member committee
will handle the "tough decisions" regarding the direction and focus of MMRA
moving forward. Some of the types of questions this committee will
address include the following:
1. What rules changes should be made?
2. What changes should be made to MMRA policies and procedures?
3. Should the MMRA Code of Conduct be changed?
Fortunately MMRA racing has some of the finest, most generous,
intelligent people in all of racing and we had a vast talent pool from which
to draw. In the end, these are the folks we would like to welcome as
the members of the 2007 MMRA Competition Committee:
1. Lash Larew/Washington - Lash has been a longtime Baby
Grand racer in both Alaska and Washington state. He owns his own
helicopter business and brings both business savvy, and racing experience to
2. Grant Edwards/Canada - Grant is a former Late Model racer
who now serves as the Baby Grands dealer for Alberta. His son races in
the Junior PRO division and he is the racing business full time. He
has years of experience in promoting events and dealing with the
personalities in racing.
3. Bill Hill/California - Bill manages the Western Scale
Racing Association which organizes minicup and Baby Grand events in
California. Bill has years of experience in Quarter Midget racing and
his kids are both graduates of this important feeder series for MMRA.
4. Mardy Dunn/North Carolina - National Director of MMRA.
Mardy has a wealth of racing experience that has prepared him to serve on
the Competition Committee, and also as a leader in MMRA. He has
promoted racetracks, managed race teams, worked with Baby Grands, and also
served as a tech inspector for 600 Racing. He knows Baby Grand
racecars inside and out, and is a key person to help lead our sport forward.
5. Pete Neimeier/Virginia - President of MMRA. Pete was part of
the new management team brought on board in early 2002. Starting as a
racer in 1998, Pete won two minicup track championships behind the wheel, and as
president of MMRA he wants to help others realize their dream of racing
success in MMRA.
As we move forward, many decisions of MMRA will actually be the result of
voting by the competition committee. With decades of racing experience, this team is ready and able to confidently lead MMRA
forward and help us all realize the potential of this sport.