Thanks Jim, a bit surprised to hear that — or maybe not being on ABC Sports for decades made it seem so.
The AMA in general seems to really be hurting. Sad as their marques are excellent examples of true bravery left in our sport.
AMA Pro Racing still has flat track, hillclimb, motocross and ATV racing, it's just the road racing they lost after NASCAR took it over. MotoAmerica, run by former champ Wayne Rainey, is the successor and there are hopes he can get it back to its previous standing.
A shame really, as I consider the AMA Grand National Championship through the mid-1980s and the USAC National Championship of the late 1960s to have produced truly the most versatile racers of anywhere in the World. I don't say that as Americanism, though I'm sure some here will view it that way (as they are wont to do), but because there was nothing anything like them in Europe. Multiple disciplines counting for the same championship (in AMA, points were awarded for all types of racing, in USAC, dirt mile ovals, road courses, paved ovals and even the Pikes Peak hillclimb!)