AMA Flat Track: Johnny Lewis To KTM For 2014

Andrea Wilson | December 24, 2013
Johnny Lewis new stead for 2014 AMA Grand National Championship - a KTM powered 990 V-Twin for the Project K Racing team.
Johnny Lewis’ new stead for the 2014 AMA Pro Flat Track Twins Championship – a KTM powered 990 V-Twin for the Project K Racing team.

For the 2014 Grand National Championship, Johnny Lewis is making the switch from the Latus Motors Racing Triumph program to the Waters Autobody/Project K Racing team supported by KTM & GE Capital in the twins class.

Lewis is no stranger to KTM as he started out his professional career as a Factory KTM Supermoto racer, earning eight podiums and a win in the AMA Supermoto Unlimited class during his tenure there. He’ll be aboard a KTM powered 990 V-Twin and Lewis looks forward to his return to the brand, helping Project K Racing team owner Dave Waters further develop the bike and hopefully deliver KTMS’s first ever podium finish in the Twins Championship.

“For me it’s really exciting to be back on the KTM brand,” Lewis said in a release. “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 Championship… 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.”

The Pennsylvania native will also be riding a KTM in 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 five miles from my house that is supporting my AMA Pro Flat Track Singles program,” Lewis explained. “I actually work at the dealership, so my connection with the brand goes that much further.”

In addition to his team changes for the 2014 Grand National Championship, Lewis and his wife Alysha are expecting the arrival of their first child on March 1, making his attendance at the first rounds at Daytona on March 13-14 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,” Lewis said. “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.”


Andrea Wilson | Associate Editor / Website Coordinator

Andrea has been shooting everything from flat track to road racing in her job as a professional freelance photographer, but she's made the move to a full-time staff position at Cycle News where her love of all things motorcycling will translate well. Wilson has proven her worth as more than a photographer as she migrates to the written word with everything from race coverage to interviews.