BREA, Calif., July 7, 2022 — Vision Wheel M4 ECSTAR Suzuki will field two replacement riders at this coming weekend’s MotoAmerica AMA/FIM North American Road Racing round at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca in Monterey, California.
Kyle Wyman will ride a Suzuki GSX-R1000R in Superbike competition in place of the injured Jake Lewis, while Cory Ventura will substitute for Sam Lochoff aboard a Suzuki GSX-R750 in Supersport.
Lewis is recovering from surgery after suffering an injury during Saturday’s race at the Ridge Motorsports Park in Shelton, Washington.
Kyle Wyman (33) is looking forward to being back in the Superbike class in MotoAmerica.
Wyman, from Macedon, New York, has excelled in several MotoAmerica classes, has won the Daytona 200, and boasts multiple Superbike podium finishes over his career, including scoring one earlier this year while riding in a substitute role for another team at Road Atlanta.
“We looked for someone with Superbike experience who could get a result and was available,” said Chris Ulrich, Vice President of Racing Operations for Team Hammer. “Kyle was at the top of the list. He has tested with us before so we know his skill set and how he works. We’re looking forward to seeing what he can do on our bike.”
The Vision Wheel M4 ECSTAR Suzuki GSX-R750 is ready for Cory Ventura (24).
With Lochoff out, Vision Wheel M4 ECSTAR Suzuki will turn to Cory Ventura to substitute at his home track. The Twins Cup regular is an AFM champion and a proven standout at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca, where he has taken three MotoAmerica Supersport podiums in the series’ most recent two stops at the fabled venue.
“Sam needs to recover from a dirt bike incident while training. He fractured his ankle. We need to fill the seat while Sam recovers, so we are giving Cory Ventura a shot,” said Ulrich. “Cory did surprisingly well in 2021 at Laguna Seca, so we decided to see how he will do on our 750 at his home track. We know how good the bike is, even in its first season, and fully expect Cory to do well.”
Team Hammer will race at Laguna Seca Raceway in Monterey, California, on July 8-10.
ABOUT TEAM HAMMER
The 2022 season marks Team Hammer's 42nd consecutive year of operating as a professional road racing team. Racebikes built and fielded by Team Hammer have won 129 AMA Pro and MotoAmerica National races, have finished on AMA Pro and MotoAmerica National podiums 340 times, and have won 11 AMA Pro and MotoAmerica National Championships, as well as two FIM South American Championships (in Superbike and Supersport.) The team has also won 137 endurance races overall (including seven 24-hour races) and 13 Overall WERA National Endurance Championships with Suzuki motorcycles and holds the U.S. record for mileage covered in a 24-hour race. The team also competed in the televised 1990s Formula USA National Championship, famously running "Methanol Monster" GSX-R1100 Superbikes fueled by methanol, and won four F-USA Championships.
ABOUT VISION WHEEL
Founded in 1976, Vision Wheel is one of the nation’s leading providers of custom wheels for cars and trucks, and one of the first manufacturers of custom wheels and tires for ATVs, UTVs, and golf carts. Vision Wheel looks beyond the current trends and to the future in developing, manufacturing, and distributing its wheels. Vision’s lines of street, race, off-road, American Muscle, and Milanni wheels are distributed nationally and internationally through a trusted network of distributors. Vision Wheel also produces the Vision It AR app to allow users to see how their wheel of choice will look on their vehicle before purchase and installation. For more information on Vision Wheel, visit www.visionwheel.com.
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