Ahrma Is Unamerican -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- AHRMA IS UNAMERICAN Lets agree from the outset that everyone who goes racing wants to leave their daily life behind when they go to the track. People come to AHRMA and WERA events to escape controversy, not to engage in adversity. So why should you care about Rob Iannucci and Team Obsolete. Why, because you are an American and you and your organizations must be committed to fundamental fairness. Fundamental fairness means one puts principles above personalities. It doesn't matter if you or Jeff Smith or the AHRMA board of Trustees likes or dislikes Rob Iannucci or Team Obsolete. It really doesnt matter that Rob Iannucci and Team Obsolete bring the best motorcycles and best riders in the world to AHRMA events. What does matter is we, as Americans, and all American institutions, public and private, are always fundamentally fair and not only tolerate, but encourage dissent. Jeff Smith and the Ahrma board of directors engaged in a conscious and deliberate campaign to silence and harm its critics, Rob Iannucci and Team Obsolete. Hard to believe. How many of you have read your rule book cover to cover over the years? Jeff Smith and the Arhma board didn't like what Rob Iannucci and Team Obsolete did or said so they engaged in a conscious campaign to silence Ahrma critics. The following is some, but not all, of what Smith and the Ahrma board did to Rob Ianucci, Team Obsolete, Team Obsolete riders and supporters; Changed the rules. Smith and the Ahrma board changed the rules over and over again to silence their critics and do harm to Iannucci and Team Obsolete. I watched in disbelief as Smith and Ahrma deliberately engaged in a campaign to silence dissent. Smith and the Ahrma board didnt stop there. They tried and succeeded to harm those members who spoke up and/or allied themselves with Team Obsolete. > members were suspended, > members were declared medically ineligible, > members were refused authority to race if they registered on a Team > Obsolete bike, > members were fined, > members had their membership terminated. > members were slandered, > members were charged money for contesting Ahrma policy, All of this went on as Ahrma was defaming Rob Iannucci and Team Obsolete in its newsletter called him names and insulting his character. Has your sense of decency been offended yet? If not consider your organizations treasury. What Ahrma did, and continues to do, is spend tens of thousands of members dollars on attorney's fee to facilitate Smith and Ahrma's campaign to harm Team Obsolete and its friends. Try and get a truthful answer from Ahrma on what are the issues involved in the litigation and how much of the Ahrma's members money they have spent on Ahrma's campaign to harm others. Ahrma will not inform you, its shareholders. Never has. Smith and the Ahrma board now appear to have directed Ahrma close to bankruptcy in its nonsensical and mean spirited campaign to do harm to Iannucci and Team Obsolete. Whats the answer. Simple. Ahrma needs to tell the truth. Ahrma needs to tell the truth to its members about Smith and the past conduct of its board of directors. Start with TRUTH and RECONCILIATION. Ahrma needs to stop spending its members money defending the indefensible. Ahrma needs to tell the truth and rescind all the punitive rules it passed, tell the members the truth about how much money Smith and the board of directors has spent due to their vindictive conduct. Ahrma should tell the members the truth about the litigation. Publish the complaint and all the pleadings. All the information is public record and subject to public review. Why won't Ahrma officals disclose the infomation to its members. Ahrma should stop filing documents in court under seal. Inform the members of their waste and frivolous conduct. Let the members decide. > Here is the law. > Ahrma is a non profit Ohio corporation. > Ahrma members own ahrma. The members are the shareholders. > Ahrma board of directors are fiduciaries. They must act in the best interest of the members or they can be held personally liable > Ahrma members/shareholders have the absolute right to be informed on all matters of Ahrma. Ahrma officials cannot, in good faith, conceal the truth or advise the members that the members cannot be informed because of "ongoing litigation". The shareholders have the right to know the truth about the waste, irresponsibility of Smith and the board of trustees, and how much of the members money the board is throwing away on litigation it has caused. > Ahrma officials, Smith, assaulted Team Obsolete riders, harassed team obsolete friends, and vested a national championship in Team Obsolete competitors who used illegal equipment after receiving notice. > Ahrma and its officials have the absolute responsibility to its members to be fair to all and tell the truth. as Ahrma members you wouldn't tolerate Smith and the Ahrma board of Trustees changing the rulebook because of the color of a members skin so why would you accept Smith and the board of Trustees changing the rulebook because of the content of a members speech? So, to say Rob Iannucci and Team Obsolete want to ruin Ahrma or bankrupt Ahrma is frivilous and irresponsible. Rob Iannucci and Team Obsolete and friends want to be treated fairly, the truth be told, not to be harassed or insulted at the track or in Ahrma publications, and the responsible Ahrma officials to be held accountable. It is the American way. Ahrma and its members should take remedial measures. Otherwise Ahrma should drop American from its name.