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Team USA starts a battle in Speedway World Cup

On June 8th the United States team will begin its start in 2015 FIM Speedway World Cup. Team USA will race in 2015 Monster Energy FIM Speedway World Cup Event 2 in King's Lynn, in Great Britain. Its rivals will be: Great Britain, Australia and Latvia.

An American team will represent: Greg Hancock, Gino Manzares, Ryan Fisher and Max Ruml. An Event 1 of 2015 Monster Energy FIM Speedway World Cup will take place in Gniezno, in Poland on June 6th. In this meeting will race: Poland, Sweden, Czech Republic and Russia. The winner of Event 1 and Event 2 will qualify for the final in Vojens, in Denmark on June 13th.

The second and the third team from both the events will race in the Race Off, also in Vojens, on June 11th. The winner of the race off will also race in the final. The last place in the final will belong to Denmark team as the host.

Calendar of 2015 FIM Speedway World Cup
2015 Monster Energy FIM Speedway World Cup Event 1, Gniezno, Poland, 6th June, 2015
2015 Monster Energy FIM Speedway World Cup Event 2, King's Lynn, Great Britain, 8th June, 2015
2015 Monster Energy FIM Speedway World Cup Race Off, Vojens, Denmark, 11th June, 2015
2015 Monster Energy FIM Speedway World Cup Final, Vojens, Denmark, 13th June, 2015
Dariusz Zakrzewski (based on the information from: http://www.speedwaygp.com/speedwayworldcup)

USA Speedway Team Receives Pre World Cup Boost!

The American Speedway Team has been handed a major boost from Hagon Shocks on the eve of the Speedway World Cup competition on June 8 at Kings Lynn's Adrian Flux Arena. American Team Manager Billy Hamill explains," Martin and Charlotte Hagon have played a major part in the growth and development of American Speedway and they continue to do so. Hagon Shocks is providing us with a complete bike along with integral parts such as wheels, clutches, mufflers, and more for the two chassis Cody Jawa has supplied us with.

Young Max Ruml and Broc Nicol have flown out ahead of time from California to assemble their machines and the Hagons have opened their workshop facilities for these two young American riders. Logistics like this are very important for non-European based riders and good equipment is imperative! We would also like to thank Colin North and Teng Tools for providing us with high quality tools."

Team USA T-Shirts

Shirt

Team USA 2015 World Cup T-Shirts will be available at Perris this Saturday, May 9, for $20. Sizes S, M, L. XL. XXL and XXXL.

For those who cannot make the race, they can be ordered via PayPal -$25 USA, $35 World per shirt inc shipping.

PayPal dreamteamspeedway@sbcglobal.net.

Joker Machine are thanked for once more designing and supplying! First shipping will be after the weekend.

They are excellent quality and a great way to show your support, patriotism and look cool at the track all year long!

Team USA News

Team USA roars into its 2015 World Cup campaign in just 8 weeks - Monday June 8th is the date for the semi final versus GB, Australia and Latvia.

This one wont be easy, all four Nations met in the 2013 Race Off in Prague and all four nations were evenly matched! Every detail and point will count in this one!

We have two new Stars and Stripes Club members to acknowledge - Peter Davenport and Robert White! We thank them both!

For those looking for some pre SWC Team USA patriotic & buzz, click the link here! YouTube Link

Also mark your calendars down for Saturday May 9th at Perris - Its Team USA SWC night, including a Team event using the World Cup race format, something never before done in the USA!

Thanks again to our two new members! Who's next to keep the wave of fan power going?

Bill Cody and JAWA give Team USA massive World Cup boost

Bill Cody, who is the sole distributor In the USA for JAWA, has handed Team USA a huge boost in their quest for World Cup Gold. Cody, a modern era US Speedway pioneer, rose to the call of his national teams ambitious plans.

Team Manager Billy Hamill explains; "When we bring young kids from the USA racing circuit over to a world class event (Kings Lynn SWC) their equipment is often sub standard at best. We are renting chassis and engines, and it is very hard not only on a mental level, but... a mechanical level as well. So we are gearing up."

" My goal is to put my non European based Americans on a level playing field with their counterparts which I believe is possible! These kids deserve an equal shot and I want to give them the best possible platform and machinery to show their true colors. I believe in the talent coming through the ranks, but American Speedway is very far removed from the technology and horsepower that is required to compete at a world level because of the small tracks we have here in USA where horsepower is not as imperative. Jawa and Cody racing have sponsored Team USA with Two Chassis to help these young Americans and their quest for Gold!”

Hamill continues; "I called Bill Cody just to ask him if he would be perhaps be interested in giving us a discounted price on equipment. Bill said,'I will do one better, I will give you two free chassis kits and additional parts at a killer deal'. Bill Cody and his enthusiasm to see his young American team to succeed is beyond words. I got a certain feel of American Pride from him and that is what this quest is all about. Thank You Bill Cody for your passion for American Speedway and your vision and kindness to help us bring this next generation to World Class Level.”

“We still have a lot of work to do,” Hamill said; " I now have to contact my boss Martin Hagon to as regards things such as wheels, workshop, and some tools for these young kids. It really is a grass roots effort to bring this all together at the highest level World Speedway has to offer.

Team USA - What its really all about!

The Palmese Family are thanked for becoming the latest 2015 Stars and Stripes Club Members.

Their help is of course appreciated, but the donation to the team is the lesser of a bigger story.

In 2014 Sebastian, two time 150cc National Champion, came to the UK with his grandfather Tanny, to see his future path for himself. Over the last decade, perhaps one of the best memories of the Dream Team tours and Team USA events is the wide eyed kid with his mind blown by what he is seeing on the track and off. With Sebastian, it was like that all week long. His face was an utter picture when Billy pointed to him the fellow he was chatting with in the hotel reception at one point was none other than World #2 Krystof Kasprzak. Bug eyes!

Sebastian, when asked about his experience in Europe last year, told me, "Max Ruml has been a big help to me all the years I have raced, and I have looked up to him. He had been on the 500cc bike for two years and was on the team at 17, so I want to be like Max and be on the team at 16 or 17. It was a big help to see what I need to push for and how much experience I need to race with some of the worlds fastest riders which I saw in the World Cup,"

Sebastian's speed on the 250 this winter has been stunning, and it is great that Max and Team USA lit the fire! We await your arrival for the 2020 Speedway World Cup Sebastian.

Of course, without the help of our Stars and Stripes Members, it would have been impossible to include Max in he team last year on such a last minute basis. Such contributions literally help the team go the extra mile and help the team manager put his ideas into reality. It doesn't matter whether you contribute big or small, any level seems to keep the wave of support going.

We are less than 11 weeks away from the earlier than usual 2015 SWC and once more a story will be written!

Thanks again Tanny, Jason and Sebastian!

Stars and Stripes Club Campaign

Team USA's 2015 Stars and Stripes Club campaign is off to a roaring start, with some friends old and new stepping up to assist the big push to Vojens in June.

Our first members for 2015 are the Martin Family (Steve, Margaret, Sterling and Alex), Craig and Laura Anderson, 6th year sponsor Alan Campbell and Jeff Hull out of Florida.

All are thanked for generous support of the National Team who will begin the push for the 2015 SWC at Kings Lynn on Monday June 8th, with a good placing sending the USA to Vojens, Denmark on June 11th and 13th. The Kings Lynn Round is just 99 days away!

The Martin family, who came to Bydgoszcz in 2012 for the biggest night Team USA had in over 5 years, will once more be travelling to follow the team in 2015. Any fans out there who also wish to travel and see the greatest team speedway show on earth are encouraged to get in touch with team management.

Membership levels for 2015 are $1,000, $600, $250, $100 and $50. It doesn't matter what level you can do, the momentum builds with each and every member!

Thank you to our first donors of 2015 - it makes a big difference! #TeamUSA #SWC

Steve Evans dreamteamspeedway@sbcglobal.net (March 2, 2015)

Stars and Stripes Club

Its time to get ready to take on the World!

Team USA is launching its hugely popular Stars and Stripes Club for the 2015 Speedway World Cup.

As per previous years there are 5 Membership Levels. As per usual, awesome goodies for all who join us. Here are the levels and goodies, though usually we add many a surprise to the packs - last year members also got an Edinburgh Monarchs 'Superhero poster', SGP programs and SGP rider flags!

Diamond - $1000 - Signed Team Bib, Large Plaque, Large Team Photo, Programs
Platinum - $600 - Race Bib, Medium Plaque, Medium Team Photo, Programs
Gold - $250 - Plaque, Team Picture, Programs
Silver - $100 - Team Picture, Programs
Bronze - $50 - Tea, Picture, Program

All levels help the cause! Please get in touch if you want to become of part of the 'Fan Power; tidal wave

Team USA will race against Great Britain, Australia and Latvia on 8th June at Kings Lynn, England. The winner of the round goes directly to the final at Vojens, Denmark, on June 13th. 2nd and 3rd place in the round advance to the Race off, also at Vojens, on the 11th. The race off winner joins both Round 1 and Round 2 winners and hosts and World Champions Denmark in the final.

http://www.speedwaygp.com/speedwayworldcup

Steve Evans dreamteamspeedway@sbcglobal.net (February 23, 2015)

Team USA Statistics

In 2015 Team USA begins its fourth season under its new era. In these four years, it has gone from being a forgotten Speedway team and nation, to a true and growing competitor for the Speedway World Cup. The results the Team has achieved are quite staggering; here is a summary

WORLD RANKINGS
2012 - 8th
2013 - 5th
2014 - 6th

7 EVENTS COMPETED IN
1st Place - 2 times
2nd Place - 2
3rd Place - 2
4th Place - 1

5 COUNTRIES COMPETED IN
Great Britain - 2 times
Poland - 2 times
Czech Republic
Slovenia
Hungary

TOP POINTS SCORER
Greg Hancock - 105

MOST APPEARANCES
Ricky Wells - 7 (ever present)

HIGH POINTS SCORE
Greg Hancock - 21 point maximum (Bydgoszcz, Poland, 2014)

TEAM MEMBERS / EVENTS RACED
Ricky Wells 7, Greg Hancock 6, Ryan Fisher 5, Gino Manzares 5, Max Ruml 2 (+2 reserve), Billy Hamill 2, Billy Janniro 1, Aaron Fox 2 x reserve, Kenny Ingalls 1 x reserve

COUNTRIES DEFEATED
Australia, Sweden. Great Britain, Czech Republic, Latvia, Italy (3 times), Slovenia, Ukraine, Hungary, France. In 2015 Team USA begins its fourth season under its new era and management team. In these four years, Team USA has gone from being a forgotten Speedway team and nation, to a true and growing competitor for the Speedway World Cup. The results the Team has achieved are quite staggering; here is a summary

WORLD RANKINGS
2012 - 8th
2013 - 5th
2014 - 6th

7 EVENTS COMPETED IN
1st Place - 2 times
2nd Place - 2
3rd Place - 2
4th Place - 1

5 COUNTRIES COMPETED IN
Great Britain - 2 times
Poland - 2 times
Czech Republic
Slovenia
Hungary

TOP POINTS SCORER
Greg Hancock - 105

MOST APPEARANCES
Ricky Wells - 7 (ever present)

HIGH POINTS SCORE
Greg Hancock - 21 point maximum (Bydgoszcz, Poland, 2014)

TEAM MEMBERS / EVENTS RACED
Ricky Wells 7, Greg Hancock 6, Ryan Fisher 5, Gino Manzares 5, Max Ruml 2 (+2 reserve), Billy Hamill 2, Billy Janniro 1, Aaron Fox 2 x reserve, Kenny Ingalls 1 x reserve

COUNTRIES DEFEATED
Australia, Sweden. Great Britain, Czech Republic, Latvia, Italy (3 times), Slovenia, Ukraine, Hungary, France.

Thanks to everyone who has ridden, given valuable time, worked as a mechanic, driver or admin staff, sponsored, donated, bought a t shirt or just plain screamed at the live feeds! More to come!

Steve Evans dreamteamspeedway@sbcglobal.net (November 19, 2014)

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