Valvoline EMGO Suzuki Signs Peris
Team Hammer, Inc., racing as Team Valvoline EMGO Suzuki, has signed a one-year contract (with options) with Chris Peris, 18.Peris will compete in the 2004 AMA Supersport Series on a Valvoline EMGO Suzuki GSX-R6000.Peris lives in Calgary, Alberta, Canada but has competed regularly in the United States since he was 15.
December 20, 2003
Haskovec Joins Team Valvoline EMGO Suzuki
Team Valvoline EMGO Suzuki has signed Vincent Haskovec to race the 2004 season. Haskovec was born in the Czech Republic but came to the USA seven years ago to start his racing career.
December 04, 2003
Talent Search On TV
The Team Hammer Talent Search Presented By Alpinestars will be featured on "Two-Wheel Tuesday from Greg's Garage" on SPEED TV, starting Tuesday, November 18 at 10:00 p.m.
November 17, 2003
Chris Siglin Wins Team Hammer Talent Search Presented By Alpinestars
Chris Siglin, 22, of Clayton, California won the 2003 Team Hammer Talent Search Presented By Alpinestars during the Suzuki Cup Finals at Road Atlanta last weekend.Siglin was one of two semi-finalists in the Talent Search, and, along with Greg Moore, 25, of Brookwood, Alabama, earned a fully sponsored ride in the GSX-R750 Cup during the WERA Grand National Finals weekend.
November 05, 2003
Moore, Siglin Are Semi-Finalists In Team Hammer Talent Search Presented By Alpinestars
Greg Moore, 25, of Brookwood, Alabama and Chris Siglin, 22, of Clayton, California have been chosen as semi-finalists in the Team Hammer Talent Search Presented by Alpinestars.Moore and Siglin will both be outfitted with Alpinestars leathers, boots and gloves in Team Valvoline EMGO Suzuki colors and will have the use of Valvoline EMGO Suzuki racebikes, mechanics and Michelin tires at the Suzuki GSX-R750 Cup Finals held in conjunction with the WERA Grand National Finals October 29-November 2 at Road Atlanta.
October 07, 2003
AMA Superstock: Rapp Qualifies Second In Alabama
Team Valvoline EMGO Suzuki's Steve Rapp picked up the second spot on the Superstock grid on Friday at Barber Motorsports Park in preparation of Saturday's 2003 class finale.
September 19, 2003
Coverage Of Two-seater Thrill Rides At VIR
Team Valvoline EMGO Suzuki's two-seat GSX-R1000 racebike has been giving lucky journalists, sponsors and various VIPs the ride of a lifetime this season at AMA Nationals.
September 03, 2003
Rapp Charges To Fourth In Virginia Superstock
Team Valvoline EMGO Suzuki's Steve Rapp scored another top five finish at Virginia International Raceway on Saturday, charging to fourth place in the Superstock event.
August 30, 2003
RAPP VICTORIOUS AGAIN IN BRAINERD SUPERSTOCK
Valvoline EMGO Suzuki's Steve Rapp won his second consecutive Suzuki Genuine Parts Superstock race on Sunday, emerging victorious after a race-long battle on the 3.0 mile Minnesota circuit.
June 29, 2003
Rapp Flying At Brainerd
Team Valvoline EMGO Suzukiís Steve Rapp made his presence felt in the opening day of action at Brainerd International Raceway.
June 27, 2003
Team Valvoline EMGO Suzuki Concludes Road America Weekend
Team Valvoline EMGO Suzuki wrapped up their activities at Road America on Sunday. Saturday Superstock victor Steve Rapp had a less memorable afternoon Sunday, retiring from the Formula Xtreme final after running in the top 10, due to mechanical problems.
June 08, 2003
Rapp Victorious at Road America
Team Valvoline EMGO Suzukiís Steve Rapp rode his GSX-R750 to victory on Saturday at Road America, winning the AMA Superstock race in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin.
June 07, 2003
Rapp On A Charge At Wet Road America
Team Valvoline EMGO Suzuki was back to full-strength on Friday at Road America, with all three riders in action and the team battling in three separate classes of AMA road racing action in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin.
June 06, 2003
Rapp On Formula Xtreme Front Row At Pikes Peak
Team Valvoline EMGO Suzuki's Steve Rapp had a successful first day at Pikes Peak International Raceway Friday, putting his GSX-R1000 on the front row for Saturday's Formula Xtreme race.
May 30, 2003
Rapp On Radio
Team Valvoline EMGO Suzuki's Steve Rapp was interviewed on the Fast Track radio show, hosted by Tim Jeffreys.The show airs between 9:00 and 11:00 every Saturday morning on KNBR 1050 AM, one of two all-sports radio stations in San Francisco.
April 12, 2003
Rapp 7th In Formula Xtreme At Fontana
Copyright 2003, Team Hammer, Inc.Team Valvoline EMGO Suzukiís Steve Rapp finished 7th in the debut of the teamís 2003 Suzuki GSX-R1000, in Sundayís AMA Formula Xtreme race at California Speedway.Available tire choice had much to do with the finishing order; Rappís choices came down to a tire that would for sure last the 17-lap distance in ambient conditions at race time, or a tire that was 1.5-seconds a lap faster and might or might not last the distance.
April 06, 2003
Rapp 4th Fastest In Formula Xtreme At Fontana
Copyright 2003, Team Hammer, Inc.Team Valvoline EMGO Suzuki's Steve Rapp qualified his 2003 Suzuki GSX-R1000 4th-fastest for Sunday's Formula Xtreme race at California Speedway in Fontana, California.The new bike had never been on a racetrack before practice started on Thursday.Rapp was 2nd fastest early in the session but ended qualifying with a fastest lap of 1:27.09 to fill out the front row.His teammate, Chris Ulrich, is still feeling the effects of breaking a rib at Daytona three weeks ago and qualified 15th at 1:30.502 on his 2002 Suzuki GSX-R1000.The race will be held Sunday afternoon.
April 05, 2003
Five Talent Search Riders Enjoy Three Days At Fontana
Copyright 2003, Team Hammer, Inc.Five participants in the Team Hammer Talent Search Presented by Alpinestars--first-year Expert Ivan Garza, second-year Expert Paolo Mariano, Jack Pfeifer, Chris Siglin and first-year Expert Matthew Wise--gathered at California Speedway Friday, March 28 for the second of three Talent Search set-up and riding days, followed by two days of practice in conjunction with a Fastrack Riders weekend.The Talent Search team working with the five included 1991 AMA Superbike Champion Thomas Stevens, Team Valvoline EMGO Suzuki rider Chris Ulrich, Team Valvoline EMGO Suzuki mechanic Ken Hill and racer Vincent Haskovec.ďI had a blast,Ē said Siglin.
March 31, 2003
Ulrich Diagnosed With Broken Rib
Team Valvoline EMGO Suzuki's Chris Ulrich was diagnosed with a broken rib, more than a week after he raced at Daytona.Ulrich crashed during Superstock qualifying on Thursday, March 6 at Daytona, and slid into haybales in the chicane.
March 19, 2003
Nine Riders In Team Hammer Talent Search Presented By Alpinestars
A total of nine riders have signed up for the 2003 Team Hammer Talent Search Presented by Alpinestars.The final four riders accepted into the program include first-year Expert Ivan Garza, 26, of El Paso, Texas; second-year Expert Paolo Mariano, 22, of Canyon Country, California; second-year Expert Darren Luck, 28, of Bonita Springs, Florida; and Jack Pfeifer, 35, of Las Vegas, Nevada.They join previous program signees Matt Elliott, 17, a first-year Expert from Blountville, Tennessee; Greg Moore, 25, a first-year Expert from Brookwood, Alabama; John Ross, 39, of San Antonio, Texas; Chris Siglin, 22, of Clayton, California; and Mathew Wise, 24, of McKinney, Texas.Two program finalists will be seeded into the GSX-R750 heat races and will enjoy full rides at the 2003 Suzuki Cup Finals, including the use of a Valvoline EMGO Suzuki GSX-R750 tended by a team mechanic, Michelin tires, entry fees and a complete set of Alpinestars leathers, boots and gloves in team colors.
February 13, 2003
Furtek Signs With Valvoline EMGO Suzuki
Matt Furtek, 18, of South Holland, Illinois has signed a contract with Team Hammer, Inc. to ride a Team Valvoline EMGO Suzuki GSX-R750 in the 2003 AMA Superstock Series.
February 05, 2003
Texan Is First To Sign Up For Team Hammer Talent Search Presented By Alpinestars
John Ross of San Antonio, Texas is the first racer to sign up for the Team Hammer Talent Search Presented By Alpinestars.Ross started racing in 1987 and co-rode to the 2002 CMRA Overall Endurance Championship, with a finances-dictated break from racing in 1991-1997."Iíve been watching Team Hammer win races for years," said Ross when asked what motivated him to sign up for the Talent Search program.
January 01, 2003