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2005 News

Haskovec Released from Hospital
Road racer Vincent Haskovec has checked out of Long Beach Memorial Hospital and returned to his home in Lake Elsinore, California. Haskovec was hospitalized October 7 due to an infection setting in around hardware installed to stabilize his spine following a crash during an AMA Formula Xtreme race at Infineon Raceway May 14. The hardware and infected bone and tissue were removed during surgery October 11, and bone grafts installed. In the place of the hardware, Haskovec has been fitted with an external brace. He is receiving antibiotics intravenously.
November 10, 2005
Haskovec Surgery Update
Motorcycle racer Vincent Haskovec underwent successful surgery at Long Beach Memorial Hospital in Long Beach, California on Tuesday, October 11, dealing with complications related to spinal injuries he suffered in a crash at Infineon Raceway last May.
October 12, 2005
Haskovec Hospitalized With Serious Wound Infection
Motorcycle racer Vincent Haskovec was admitted Friday to Long Beach Memorial Hospital in Long Beach, California with a serious infection in his back, at the site of the original surgery he underwent to insert two titanium rods and 10 screws in his spine.
October 10, 2005
May Returns To Team M4 EMGO Suzuki
Team Hammer, Inc., racing as M4 EMGO Suzuki in the AMA Superbike Series, has re-signed Geoff May for the 2006 season.
September 27, 2005
Team Hammer To Exercise Option On Barnes
Team Hammer, Inc., racing as M4 EMGO Suzuki in the AMA Superbike Series, will exercise its contract renewal option on Michael Barnes for the 2006 season.
September 13, 2005
Another Podium For Geoff May To End 2005
Team M4 EMGO Suzuki celebrated the close of their 25th anniversary season with a stellar day’s work at Road Atlanta. Geoff May brought his home crowd to their feet with a terrific charge to a podium finish in the final Superstock race of the year.
September 04, 2005
Barnes Ends Formula Xtreme Season With Podium Result
Team M4 EMGO Suzuki made the final Saturday of the 2005 season one to remember at Road Atlanta. The squad claimed their sixth podium finish of the year and also put in solid qualifying performance in preparation of Sunday’s Supersport and Superstock finales.
September 03, 2005
Barnes Qualifies Third For Road Atlanta Formula Xtreme
Team M4 EMGO Suzuki enjoyed a successful first day of the 2005 AMA season finale at Road Atlanta. Michael Barnes rounded out a strong outing by the team on Friday by locking up a front row grid position for Saturday’s Formula Xtreme contest at the end of the day.
September 02, 2005
May Top Supersport Suzuki In Virginia
Team M4 EMGO Suzuki closed out the Virginia International Raceway race weekend in strong fashion, picking up three top ten on Sunday. The squad had high hopes in particular for Geoff May in the Superstock final and he delivered with a top five result in the hotly contested class.
August 28, 2005
Barnes Fifth In VIR Formula Xtreme
Team M4 EMGO Suzuki put together a second consecutive solid day’s work at Virginia International Raceway on Saturday. Highlighting the afternoon were Michael Barnes and his battle for a podium position during a hard-fought Formula Xtreme race and Geoff May’s performance aboard his Superstock-spec GSX-R1000.
August 27, 2005
Barnes Third In FX Qualifying in Virginia
Team M4 EMGO Suzuki kicked off the second to last round of the 2005 AMA roadracing season with a strong showing on Friday at Virginia International Raceway. By the conclusion of the day, the squad had locked up a front-row grid position and put in several other impressive performances.
August 26, 2005
May And Barnes Finish In The Top Ten In Mid-Ohio Superstock
Team M4 EMGO Suzuki enjoyed a solid conclusion to the Mid-Ohio weekend on Sunday but entered the day aiming for even stronger results then they were ultimately rewarded with. Michael Barnes’ terrific front-row qualifying performances had the team focused on securing a pair of podiums this weekend, but it wasn’t to be. The Floridian backed up his fourth-place finish in Saturday’s Formula Xtreme race by claiming seventh in Sunday’s 16-lap Superstock race.
July 24, 2005
Barnes Quick At Mid-Ohio
Team M4 EMGO Suzuki built upon their spectacular Friday showing at Mid-Ohio with another memorable performance on Saturday. Michael Barnes continued his impressive form at the 2.4-mile race course, notching up high-ranking results in both the Formula Xtreme race and Superstock qualifying.
July 23, 2005
Barnes Qualifies Second In Mid-Ohio Formula Xtreme
Team M4 EMGO Suzuki kicked off this weekend’s AMA race meeting at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in spectacular fashion on Friday. Spearheaded by an on-form Mike Barnes, the team played heavily near the top of the charts throughout the day, which ended with the Floridian claiming a front row starting position for tomorrow’s 16-lap Formula Xtreme race.
July 22, 2005
May Posts Career Best Supersport Finish At Laguna Seca
Team M4 EMGO Suzuki rounded out the high-profile USGP weekend at Laguna Seca on Sunday by claiming their best finish of the season in the AMA Supersport class. Geoff May rebounded from a poor launch off the line to battle in the top five throughout the 17-lap race aboard his Pirelli-shod GSX-R600. On the final lap he held off the defending class champion by just 0.012 at the checkered flag to claim fifth place.
July 10, 2005
May Qualifies On The Second Row At Laguna Seca
Team M4 EMGO Suzuki enjoyed a productive day in front of Saturday’s huge crowd at Laguna Seca. Riders Geoff May and Michael Barnes put in solid performances during the day’s practice and qualifying sessions while continuing to make progress in preparation of Sunday’s 17-lap Superstock and Supersport finals.
July 09, 2005
Barnes And May Solid In Laguna Seca Opening Practice
Team M4 EMGO Suzuki opened the Laguna Seca weekend in front of a massive Friday crowd that flocked to Monterey to attend the highly anticipated combined AMA/MotoGP event. With a three-day attendance figure expected to be in the neighborhood of 150,000 spectators, this weekend provides a fantastic opportunity for the team to make a big impression.
July 08, 2005
May And Barnes On The Podium In Elkhart Lake
Team M4 EMGO Suzuki concluded the Road America weekend with another tremendous performance on Sunday. One day after Mike Barnes claimed a podium finish in the Formula Xtreme race at Elkhart Lake, WI, his teammate Geoff May finished as the runner-up in the 60k Superstock final.
June 05, 2005
Barnes Leads Road America Formula Xtreme, Earns Podium Finish
Team M4 EMGO Suzuki continued their standout weekend at Road America on Saturday by claiming a podium finish and putting in top-flight qualifying performances. Michael Barnes piloted the team’s Pirelli-shod GSX-R600 to a superb third-place finish in a difficult Formula Xtreme contest waged under changing weather conditions and Geoff May qualified on the second row in Supersport and Superstock.
June 04, 2005
May and Barnes Quick At Road America
Team M4 EMGO Suzuki kicked off the second half of the 2005 AMA racing season in stellar fashion today at Road America, near Elkhart Lake, WI. The squad fared no worse than tenth during the day’s various practice and qualifying sessions and even registered a few top-five performances on Friday at the scenic four-mile road course set in the Wisconsin woods.
June 03, 2005
Vincent Haskovec's Current Contact Info
Current Location Of Vincent Haskovec of Lake Elsinore, California Rider for Team Hammer, Inc., Racing As Team M4 EMGO Suzuki Injured May 14 During AMA Formula Xtreme Race At Infineon Raceway Vincent Haskovec RTC2 (Rehab Therapy Center 2) Room 18 Santa Clara Medical Center 751 S. Bascom Ave. San Jose CA 95128-2604
May 25, 2005
May And Barnes Qualify In Colorado
Team M4 EMGO Suzuki had little time to regroup from the difficult race weekend in Sonoma, CA, returning to the racetrack less than a week later at Pikes Peak International Raceway near Fountain, Colorado, for the fifth stop on the 2005 AMA roadracing calendar.
May 22, 2005
Barnes To Substitute For Haskovec At Pikes Peak
Veteran racer Mike Barnes will stand in for Vincent Haskovec on Team M4 EMGO Suzuki's Formula Xtreme Suzuki GSX-R600 at Pikes Peak International Raceway this weekend.
May 19, 2005
Haskovec Moved To Rehab Center
Racer Vincent Haskovec is moving today to: Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Santa Clara Valley Medical Center 2400 Moorpark Ave. San Jose, CA 95128-2631
May 18, 2005
Update On Vincent Haskovec of Lake Elsinore, California, Rider for Team Hammer, Inc., which races as Team M4 EMGO Suzuki
Team M4 EMGO Suzuki’s Vaclav “Vincent” Haskovec, 31, was seriously injured in a high-speed single-bike crash at Infineon Raceway in Sonoma, California during Saturday’s AMA Formula Xtreme race. After he lost control and was flung from his racebike at over 100 mph, Haskovec flew back-first into a steel barrier fronted by a stack of car tires, and then was stuck by his motorcycle.
May 17, 2005
Send An Email Message To Vincent Haskovec
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May 17, 2005
Haskovec Injury Statement
Haskovec was admitted to Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital on Saturday. Hospital doctors have diagnosed him to have a punctured lung, broken ribs, broken clavicle and a back injury. Hospital doctors list him in stable condition; he is awake and alert. Hospital doctors plan to perform surgery on Haskovec’s back within the next two days, once swelling in the region subsides. He will remain at Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital, at the discretion of hospital doctors. The incident took place at Turn 5, bringing out the red flag
May 15, 2005
May And Haskovec Score At California Speedway
Team M4 EMGO Suzuki dug deep on Sunday at California Speedway to complete another successful weekend despite the stiff challenge of AMA competition. Without the luxury of testing at the Southern California track prior to the race meeting, set-up issues dogged the team right from the start.
May 01, 2005
Another Podium For Haskovec At Fontana
Team M4 EMGO Suzuki extended their streak of podium finishes on Saturday at California Speedway, with Vincent Haskovec finishing "on the box" once again. After struggling a bit to get up to speed on Friday, Vincent Haskovec came through on Saturday, claiming his second consecutive AMA Formula Xtreme third-place finish to go along with his Daytona Superstock victory.
May 01, 2005
Haskovec On FX Front Row At Fontana
Following two stellar weekends to kick off the season 2005 AMA season, Team M4 EMGO Suzuki came into Friday’s opening day of action at California Speedway in Fontana, CA with high expectations. And while the team put in a solid day’s effort, they came away wanting more.
April 29, 2005
Haskovec Races For Superstock Lead At Barber
Team M4 EMGO Suzuki closed out a successful weekend at Barber Motorsports Park on Sunday by claiming another top-five result to go along with the podium finish earned the day before.
April 24, 2005
Haskovec Fights For Barber FX Victory
Team M4 EMGO Suzuki claimed their second podium finish of the young 2005 season on Saturday at Barber Motorsports Park. Vincent Haskovec challenged for victory throughout the Formula Xtreme race before ultimately finishing third in a thrilling three-rider dogfight.
April 23, 2005
Haskovec and May Challenge at Barber
Intermittent showers at Barber Motorsports Park on Friday may have limited track time but they didn’t prevent Team M4 EMGO Suzuki from flashing their potential once again. Coming off an incredible season opener at Daytona that saw the squad claim four top-tens including Vincent Haskovec’s outstanding Superstock victory, Team M4 EMGO Suzuki opened the second round of the 2005 season again ranking consistently near the top of the charts.
April 22, 2005
Suzuki Privateer Appreciation Practice Day Scheduled For Thursday Before AMA National At California Speedway
A Suzuki Privateer Appreciation Practice Day will be held at California Speedway on Thursday, April 28 to ensure that AMA Pro Racing privateers have a chance to sort out and set up their racebikes for the April 29-May 1 Suzuki Superbike Challenge AMA Nationals held at the Fontana, California racetrack. The practice day is open to all AMA Pro Racing-licensed riders who are competing in the weekend’s AMA Nationals, on any brand motorcycle.
April 15, 2005
GPR Stabilizer Congratulates Daytona Superstock Winner Vincent Haskovec
GPR Stabilizer is proud to be part of Vincent Haskovec's victory in the Repsol Lubricants Superstock race at Daytona on March 10th, as well as Team M4 EMGO Suzuki teammate Geoff May's fine sixth place ride.  Geoff also finished an impressive eighth in the Daytona Superbike race on the same Superstock-spec GSX-R1000, beating several factory riders, and Vincent was running in fourth place in the Daytona 200 on his GSX-R600 when a mechanical problem forced him out of the race.
March 16, 2005
Pirelli Wins Daytona AMA Superstock Race
“Gratubiente!” To Team M4 EMGO Suzuki’s Vincent Haskovec On His Win
March 15, 2005
May And Haskovec Challenge At Daytona
Team M4 EMGO Suzuki flashed their potential again today at Daytona International Speedway as the opening round of the 2005 AMA season came to a close. With Thursday’s AMA Superstock victory still fresh in everyone’s minds, the squad gave the full factory teams even more reasons to be concerned even if luck wasn’t exactly on their side Saturday.
March 12, 2005
Vincent Haskovec Wins Daytona Superstock
It would be difficult to imagine a much better way for Team M4 EMGO Suzuki to open their 25th anniversary season than the fashion they did on Thursday at Daytona International Speedway. In the very first AMA Superstock race of 2005, Vincent Haskovec piloted his GSX-R1000 to a stunning victory.
March 11, 2005
Rain Foils Team M4 EMGO Suzuki
Team M4 EMGO Suzuki displayed tremendous form in the opening action of the 2005 AMA roadracing season on Wednesday at Daytona International Speedway. Showing impressive speed in all four classes, they served notice to their rivals that the new-look squad will be a force to be reckoned with before rainfall brought about an early end to the day.
March 10, 2005
Haskovec and May Win At Daytona
In its first event on Pirelli tires, Team M4 EMGO Suzuki won three Formula USA races last weekend at Daytona. The team also won two pole positions during the F-USA weekend and hopes to continue the momentum into AMA competition this week.
March 09, 2005
Team M4 EMGO Suzuki Chooses Ohlins Suspension For AMA National Roadrace Team
Team Hammer, Inc., racing as Team M4 Emgo Suzuki, has signed a deal that will see team riders Vincent Haskovec and Geoff May using Ohlins suspension systems for the 2005 and 2006 AMA race seasons.
February 25, 2005
Team M4 EMGO Suzuki Moves To Pirelli Tires
Pirelli Tire North America has announced that Team Hammer, Inc., which now races as Team M4 EMGO Suzuki after a number of years as Team Valvoline EMGO Suzuki, has switched to Pirelli racing tires for the 2005 season. In making the announcement, Mark Wilhelm, Pirelli's North American Country Manager, said, " Signing Team M4 EMGO Suzuki is a major step in Pirelli's long-term goal of competing and winning at the highest level of American road racing."
January 06, 2005
Haskovec and May Test At Daytona
Team M4 EMGO Suzuki kicked off the 2005 season with a three-day test at Daytona International Speedway this week. The team's duo of Vincent Haskovec and Geoff May rode the revised 3.0-mile Florida circuit for the first time since the track was modified this off-season, ending up with promising results on the both the Suzuki GSX-R1000 and Suzuki GSX-R600.
January 06, 2005
Team M4 EMGO Suzuki Signs Vincent Haskovec, Geoff May
Team Hammer, Inc., racing as Team M4 EMGO Suzuki, has re-signed Vincent Haskovec of Lake Elsinore, California and has signed Geoff May of Cumming, Georgia for the 2005 AMA National season.
December 31, 2004
Team Hammer Signs M4 As Title Sponsor
Team Hammer, Inc. has signed M4 Performance Exhausts as a new primary title sponsor and will race as Team M4 EMGO Suzuki during the 2005 and 2006 AMA seasons.
December 28, 2004