Team USA Update

| 11 April 2015 11:15 am

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Team USA

Courtesy of Steve Evans
CA, APR. 9, 2015

Bill Cody, who is the sole distributor in the USA for Jawa, has handed Team USA a huge boost in its quest for World Cup gold. Cody, a modern-era U.S. Speedway pioneer, rose to the call of his national team’s ambitious plans.

“When we bring young kids from the USA racing circuit over to a world-class event [such as Kings Lynn SWC], their equipment is often substandard at best,” explained Team USA manager Billy Hamill. “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!” declared Hamill. “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 the 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!”

“I called Bill Cody just to ask him if he would perhaps be interested in giving us a discounted price on equipment,” Hamill continued. “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 a world-class level.

“We still have a lot of work to do,” Hamill concluded. “I now have to contact my boss, Martin Hagon, 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.”

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