Team Hammer, Inc. is thrilled to announce the signing of rising star Tyler Scott to race in the 2022 MotoAmerica Supersport championship aboard a Vision Wheel M4 ECSTAR Suzuki GSX-R.
The team has committed to an extensive career development program with the 16-year-old Scott, who is the reigning MotoAmerica Junior Cup champion following a thoroughly dominant 2021 campaign. Last season, Scott won the Junior Cup title by a 44-point margin on the strength of 15 podiums, 11 of which were race wins.
The Pennsylvanian has been over-achieving for the majority of his life. Scott, whose father and uncle were professional flat track racers, began racing at the age of four. He quickly proved himself a dirt track prodigy, ultimately earning 13 AMA Grand Championships at the amateur level while being named AMA Youth Dirt Track Racer of the Year on four separate occasions. Scott started his road racing career at the age of eight, and earned numerous regional titles. Scott was selected to participate in the 2019 Red Bull Rookies Cup, followed that up with a year of intense competition in the 2020 FIM CEV European Talent Cup, and then returned to the U.S.A. full-time to win the 2021 Junior Cup.
“This year, I’ll be on the best team for me,” said Scott. “Team Hammer has the data and history of running up front wherever the team races, and I feel that puts me in the best position to improve. I’m excited for the opportunity, and I want to adapt to the bike quickly and completely. Last year, I ran the tracks in the Junior Cup, so I am familiar with the circuits. I’m looking forward to our upcoming test at Barber to see how the GSX-R feels and to be fast for the first round.”
“Tyler has been on our radar for a few seasons,” said Chris Ulrich, Team Hammer Vice President of Operations. “We had a first-hand look at him last year when he won the Junior Cup. He’s an exceptional talent and a rider for the future. Tyler has earned a lot of accolades already, but what impresses us most is his attitude and desire. I think he will do well on a competitive bike and learn at a fast pace. Similar to what we are already doing with Sam Lochoff and Liam Grant, we have a program in place to help Tyler achieve his goals. This will be fun!”
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 128 AMA Pro and MotoAmerica National races, have finished on AMA Pro and MotoAmerica National podiums 332 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.
Suzuki Motor USA, LLC. (SMO) distributes Motorcycles, ATVs, Scooters, Automotive Parts, Accessories, and ECSTAR Oils & Chemicals via an extensive dealer network throughout 49 states. Suzuki Motor Corporation (SMC), based in Hamamatsu, Japan, is a diversified worldwide manufacturer of Motorcycles, ATVs, Scooters, Automobiles, Outboard Motors, and related products. Founded in 1909 and incorporated in 1920, SMC has business relations with 201 countries/regions. For more information, visit www.suzuki.com.