Phone: (614) 856-1900, ext. 1345
With more than 40 years as a motocross racer, including a professional stint in the late 1970s and early 1980s, Kip brings a tremendous amount of experience to his position as AMA Motocross Manager. After spending over two decades as a mechanical engineer in the auto industry, Kip made the commitment to reengage with the motocross community, first as an AMA District 14 (Michigan) Rider Representative in 2006-07 and then as District Motocross Chairman in 2008 before coming to work for the AMA in 2009.
On the track, Kip won an AMA National Minicycle Championship in 1975 and twice finished runner-up in vet classes at the AMA Amateur National Motocross Championships at Loretta Lynn's. Between these amateur successes, Kip made his mark as a pro racer, earning a national number. All along, motocross has been his passion, whether racing against the country's best to racing his three brothers -- Kirk, Kris and Kreg -- all three of whom also won amateur championships and competed as pro racers. Their father, Dick Bigelow, also was an avid racer and has served as an AMA Congress Delegate from AMA District 14 for years.
As AMA Motocross Manager, Kip’s responsibilities include all amateur motocross and Arenacross, ATV motocross and AMA Pro-Am Motocross. He is also responsible for coordinating the U.S. Junior Motocross team that competes at the FIM Jr Motocross World Championships each year. Look for Kip at a motocross race near you as he spends nearly 26 weekends a year at AMA-sanctioned events, supporting both AMA organizers and AMA members.
Phone: (614) 856-1900, ext. 1239
AMA Motocross Operational Coordinator Alex Hunter is currently in his second year with the AMA. At 27, Alex has spent over 23 years on or around a motocross track, racing and being a co-owner of Team186 Promotions promoting and organizing motocross events. While holding an AMA Pro License from 2004 to 2009, Alex earned a Bachelor’s degree from Western Kentucky University in Journalism and a minor in Psychology.
Alex still is an active racer in the 450 A and Junior 25+. Alex resides in Pickerington, Ohio, with his wife Jessie and their dogs, Jellie and Coral.