Johnny Lewis Joins Team KTM GE Capital Project K Racing
NEWS December 23, 2013
Waters Autobody/Project K Racing Photo
Courtesy of Waters Autobody/Project K Racing & Johnny Lewis:
Waters Autobody KTM 990 to compete in AMA Pro Flat Track Twins Championship with #10
Coatesville, PA ( Dec. 23rd 2013) - With a new year and a new season just around the corner, the Waters Autobody/Project K Racing team supported by KTM & GE Capital announces their partnership with National #10 Johnny Lewis. Lewis, a former Factory KTM Supermoto racer with 8 career podiums and a win in the AMA Pro Supermoto Unlimited class, has joined the Leo Vince supported team on the KTM powered 990 V-twin for the AMA Pro Flat Track Twins Championship in 2014. Lewis has opted to not re-sign with the Latus Motors Racing Triumph program for a second season, where the season’s best result came at Virgina’s Colonial Downs Mega Mile with a second place Dash for Cash finish and an 8th place finish in the main event after coasting to the finish line with engine issues. The 2012 AMA Pro Flat Track Daytona winner is excited to help Project K Racing owner Dave Waters further develop the KTM 990 and hopes to bring it to the next step with a first-ever podium finish in the AMA Pro Flat Track Twins Championship next season.
“For me it’s really exciting to be back on the KTM brand. From riding supermoto for KTM at the beginning of my racing career, to now riding one in the AMA Pro Flat Track Singles and Twins Championships. KTM has always been special to me. I love the bikes, the brand, and the image KTM represents. I want to bring KTM their first AMA Pro Flat Track Twins podium in the history of the sport”, stated Lewis.
The Saddlemen Performance/Silkolene/K&N supported Project K Racing team, owned and managed by Dave & Rhonda Waters, stated, “When we heard Johnny Lewis wasn’t returning to the Triumph team we discussed the possibility of him riding for us this year. We felt that his natural talent and experience would be just what our team was looking for in 2014. The fact that he is riding a KTM in the Expert Singles division, along with his teammate Ryan Wells in the Pro Singles division, makes him a great spokesperson for KTM. Johnny has a great marketing approach that we know will benefit our current strategy. We think with what Johnny brings to the table, this will be a win-win for our program.”
Lewis, who hails from Pennsylvania, will line up for the 2014 AMA Pro Flat Track Expert Singles Championship rounds on a Solid Performance KTM 450 SXF. “Solid Performance KTM is a new KTM dealership located 5 miles from my house that is supporting my AMA Pro Flat Track Singles program. I actually work at the dealership, so my connection with the brand goes that much further”, says Lewis. March 14th & 15th marks the opening round for the AMA Pro Flat Track Series. Johnny Lewis and his wife Alysha are expecting the arrival of their first child with a due date of March 1st. This may make the Lewis’ attendance in Daytona questionable. “I’m so thankful to have a team and supporters behind me that support my decision to wait to commit to the opening rounds of the series. Our decision will of course be based on the well-being of my wife Alysha and soon-to-be newborn baby boy. Family comes first for me and the team understands that.” says Lewis.
The first AMA Pro Flat Track Twins Championship round is scheduled at the legendary Springfield Mile on May 25th. Visit www.AMAProRacing.com/ft for more details on the event, including tickets sales and event schedule. The Waters Autobody/Project K Racing KTM powered 990 V-twin is supported by KTM North America, GE Capital, D&D Power Sports, Boughner Racing, Motion Pro, K&N Filters, Saddlemen, Vortex, Silkolene Oils, RLJ Race Engines, Evans Coolant, Durelle Racing, Rekluse Clutches, Spider Grips, RK/Excel, Penske Shocks, Leo Vince, Lightshoe, Hollink Motor Sports, PG Graphics, Pro Plates, The Fast and Dirty, Sudco Carbs, Mr Sign, Galfer Brakes, and Steve Fortunato.
Stay tuned by visiting www.ProjectKRacing.com and www.Lewis10.com for future team updates, including pictures & videos of the 2014 program. Look forward to some new riding videos like “Mind Party with Johnny Lewis” coming up at a later date as well. Follow along with Johnny Lewis’ personal social networking sites: Instagram- johnnylewis10, Facebook- johnnylewis10, Youtube- johnnylewis10,
Team Owners: Dave & Rhonda Waters
Waters Autobody/Project K Racing LLC
Team SPONSORS: KTM North America, GE Capital, Waters AutoBody/Project K Racing LLC, D&D Power Sports, Boughner Racing, Motion Pro, K&N Filters, Saddlemen, Vortex, Silkolene oils, RLJ Race Engines, Evans Coolant, Durelle Racing, Rekluse Clutches, Spider Grips, RK/Excel, Penske Shocks, Leo Vince, Lightshoe, Hollink Motor Sports, PG Graphics, Pro Plates, The Fast and Dirty, Sudco Carbs, Mr Sign, Gafler Brakes, and Steve Fortunato
Lewis’ personal SPONSORS: Solid Performance KTM, Keares Electrical Contracting, Coatesville Solar Initiative www.gogreencsi.com, Wallace Trucking, Triple J Racing, RIDE Academy, EYEBALL Moto, Arai Americas, CAFE RACER XXX, Saddlemen Performance, Impulse Design, KICKER Audio, TRX Training, Prewitt Racing, Matrix Concepts Racing, Ringers Gloves, www.supermotoec.com, JS Designs Tees, www.shtheadz.com, and his wife Alysha Lewis.