Red Synthetic Line Oil announced today its sponsorship of Team USA in the Monster Energy Speedway World Cup. The team for the first round of the competition consists of Red Line-sponsored Billy Janniro, as well as Ryan Fisher, Ricky Wells and Gino Manzares.
The FIM-sanctioned event features six total rounds and 14 countries, bringing together the best speedway motorcycle racers in the world to fight it out for ultimate bragging rights in the “Olympics” of this oval-track sport where the bikes run without brakes.
Led by team manager Billy Hamill, Team USA will make its way to Miskolc, Hungary for the first qualifier on May 20. If the team advances to the next round and racing schedules allow, Team USA may be joined by 2011 World Champion Greg Hancock.
“We feel we have assembled a young, talented team that is capable of qualifying and taking Team USA to the next level,” said Hamill. “The date choice by the FIM made it virtually impossible for Greg Hancock to be there with his GP, Polish and Swedish schedule and all I can say is he tried his absolute hardest. He is helping out the team in other ways and plans to be back for Kings Lynn, if the boys can get us through Hungary.”
"Many of us at Red Line go back a long with many of the racers and organizers within this American Speedway team," said Cameron Evans, Red Line’s VP/COO. "To work with our country's best in an event that is so unique within motorsport, we are thrilled and can't wait to see if our boys can make it through to the final in Prague."
To view results, stats and receive live updates visit www.speedwaygp.com/speedwayworldcup.