Monday, May 14, 2007

AMA: Johnny Lewis Signed for the 2007

Team KTM HMC lineup for 2007 is complete with the signing of Pennsylvania based Johnny Lewis for the 2007 AMA Supermoto Unlimited Championship presented by Parts Unlimited. The factory team is set for the start of the season and consists of Johnny Lewis, Kurt Nicoll and Brian Capper competing in Supermoto Unlimited and Troy Herfoss running the Supermoto 450cc championship.

2007 begins the third year that Team KTM HMC has retained the services of the lighting fast Johnny Lewis. In 2006 Lewis won his first race at the high banks of the Music City Motorplex in Nashville, TN and rode his KTM 610 Unlimited race bike to 4th in the points.

During the off season I’ve been increasing my endurance and improving my dirt skills. I’m working with a personal trainer specifically for Supermoto and I am in the best racing shape of my life.
- Johnny Lewis

Lewis will consider his year a success by improving on his 2006 standings. He’s gunning for the ultimate prize, the 2007 Unlimited Championship.

I am excited to have Johnny Lewis returning for the third season. Where last season our strategy was to not loose position in the dirt, with his improved motocross skills, Lewis will be able to strike in the dirt or on the asphalt.
- Mitch Hansen, Team owner of Team HMC KTM

KTM Motorcycles
KTM has a deeply rooted motor sport tradition. More than 100 World Championship titles are proof of the company’s great technical expertise. “Ready to Race” is the company’s philosophy. The insights gained from their motor sport experience are passed directly into series production and so become available to their customers as well.

HMC Racing
Mitch Hansen is the owner of HMC Racing and runs the Factory Team HMC KTM out of his multipurpose shop in Manitowoc, Wisconsin. HMC Racing has a storied background in racing and has won 12 National Championships in the AMA Roadracing and Supermoto series. Hansen has worked with the who’s who of racers including Kurt Nicoll, Scott Russell, Doug Chandler, Pascal Picotte, Scott Zampach, Jurgen Kunzel, Johnny Lewis, Benny Carlson, Steve Rapp, Chris Fillmore, Andreas Meklau and many more.

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