With only a few days left before the sign-up deadline, participants in the Team Hammer Talent Search Presented by Alpinestars range in age from 17 to 39.
The oldest participant was also the first to sign up, being John Ross, 39, of San Antonio, Texas. The youngest is 17-year-old Matt Elliott, a first-year Expert from Blountville, Tennessee.
Other participants accepted into the program so far include Chris Siglin, 22 of Clayton, California and first-year Experts Greg Moore, 25 of Brookwood, Alabama and Mathew Wise, 24, of McKinney, Texas.
Program participants will be provided with set-up specs and the assistance of Valvoline EMGO Suzuki mechanics at three set-up and practice days, February 26 at Daytona, March 28 at Fontana and April 22 at Barber.
Two program finalists will be seeded into the GSX-R750 heat races and will enjoy full rides at the 2003 Suzuki Cup Finals, including the use of a Team Valvoline EMGO Suzuki GSX-R750 tended by a team mechanic, Michelin tires, entry fees and a complete set of Alpinestars leathers, boots and gloves in team colors. The best-finishing participant at the Suzuki Cup Finals will go home with a race-ready Valvoline EMGO Suzuki GSX-R750 racebike. Judging of finalists will be based on a number of factors, including the ability to be competitive at a variety of racetracks, rider improvement over the course of the season and race results in 2003.
One of the two finalists will be considered for a 2004 ride with Team Valvoline EMGO Suzuki.
More information is available in the News section at www.teamhammer.com, via e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or on the phone from (909) 245-6414.