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1997 News

Team Hammer To Concentrate On Formula USA In 1998
Team Hammer, Inc. will concentrate on the Formula USA Series as Team Valvoline EMGO Suzuki...
December 05, 1997
Batey Tests At Talladega
Team Valvoline EMGO Suzuki's Tray Batey unofficially broke the track record for motorcycles during testing Talladega Gran Prix Raceway...
November 20, 1997
Team Suzuki Endurance Wins 127th Race With 8-Hour Victory In Texas
Team Suzuki Endurance won the ninth round of the 1997 WERA National Endurance Series, an 8-hour race at Texas World Speedway...
September 20, 1997
Team Suzuki Endurance Takes 126th Race Win, 13th WERA National Endurance Championship At Memphis
Team Suzuki Endurance came back from a first-hour crash to win the eighth round of the 1997 WERA National Endurance Series, a 4-hour at Memphis Motorsports Park...
September 06, 1997
Batey Crashes Out Of First And Takes A Second, Lopez Collects Two Thirds In F-USA At Pocono
Team Valvoline EMGO Suzuki's Tray Batey crashed while leading the first of two Formula USA races at Pocono, but came from the back of the grid to finish second in the second race aboard the team's 1997 GSXR1100.
August 31, 1997
Tough-As-Nails Batey Crashes Three Times, Then Wins Pole And Both Formula USA Races At Portland; Lopez 4th And 2nd
Team Valvoline EMGO Suzuki's Tray Batey came back from three crashes in practice and qualifying to take pole position and then win both races at Portland International Raceway on his GSXR1100. Teammate Grant Lopez finished fourth and second in the two races after qualifying sixth fastest on his GSXR750.
July 20, 1997