The APBA Board of Directors approved a change to the General
Racing Rules at the 2012 National Meeting in Chicago.
Effective immediately, the Referee will now assume the title of Chief
Referee/Risk Manager. Those who previously
served as Risk Managers will now assume the title of Assistant Risk
Manager. The purpose of this change is
to establish a definite chain of command and to provide for a single point of
contact for statements, etc. in case of a severe incident. Another change implemented is that there can
be more than one Assistant Risk Manager on each sanction. Assistant Risk Managers will report to the
Chief Referee/Risk Manager as in the past, but will also now have the authority
to make necessary corrections to keep sites in compliance with all APBA rules
and requirements. The Referee/Risk Manager seminar at the National meeting
covered the areas on this test. The
presentation is available in Power Point format for downloading/viewing in the APBA Social Forum.
The test is required for anyone who wishes to be listed as an Assistant Risk Manager.