The 2021 season marks Team Hammer’s 41st 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.
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.