About Team Hammer:

43 Years Of Racing Excellence

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 344 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.

Racers Bruce Hammer and John Ulrich founded the team in 1980 and the two-man team grew to be one of the largest in the country, competing in the WERA National Endurance Series, the Formula USA Series, the WERA National Challenge Series and AMA Pro and MotoAmerica  SuperSport, Superbike and other classes under the direction of CEO John Ulrich, Vice President of Racing Operations Chris Ulrich, and Crew Chief/Technical Director Keith Perry.


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Team Hammer Advanced Riding School

Chief Instructor: Michael Martin
Team Hammer Co-founders: Bruce Hammer, John Ulrich

2023 Team Roster

Team Captain/CEO: John Ulrich
Vice President, Operations/Talent Scout: Chris Ulrich
Crew Chief/General Manager: Keith Perry

2023 Supported Riders

Richie Escalante (#54 Vision Wheel M4 ECSTAR Suzuki GSX-R1000R Superbike)
Brandon Paasch (#96 Vision Wheel M4 ECSTAR Suzuki GSX-R1000R Superbike)

Tyler Scott (#70 Vision Wheel M4 ECSTAR Suzuki GSX-R750 Supersport)
Teagg Hobbs (#79 Vision Wheel M4 ECSTAR Suzuki GSX-R750 Supersport)

2023 Crew

Frank Aragaki (Crew Chief for Richie Escalante #54 Superbike)

Rhett Lougheed (Electronics, #54 Superbike)

Jon Heinen (Technician, #54 Superbike)

Ben Fox (Crew Chief for Brandon Paasch, #96 Superbike)

Jonathan Lay (Technician, #96 Superbike)

Ray Diaz (Technician, #96 Superbike)

Jeremy Toye (Crew Chief for Tyler Scott, #70 Supersport)

Dustin Cyr (Technician, #70 Supersport)

Tony Pogue (Crew Chief for Teagg Hobbs, #79 Supersport)

Cole LaFlamme (Technician, #79 Supersport)

Chloe Lerin (Data & Electronics, #70 & #79 Supersport)

Vision Wheel M4 ECSTAR Suzuki Road Racing Transporter