U.S. Speedway legend Greg Hancock wins 2014 FIM Speedway World Championship

PICKERINGTON, OH – October 13, 2014 – (Motor Sports Newswire) –  The American Motorcyclist Association congratulates Greg Hancock on his third world title, the 2014 Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme Speedway World Championship.

“It’s our pleasure to congratulate U.S. rider Greg Hancock for proving himself once again to be the world’s greatest speedway racer,” said AMA President and CEO Rob Dingman. “Greg came through with the right mix of talent and perseverance to excel at the highest level of his sport, further inspiring America’s next generation of speedway champions.”

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Hancock secured the title with a fifth-place finish at the final round in Torun, Poland, on Oct. 11. Poland’s Krzysztof Kasprzak finished second in the title chase with 132 points to Hancock’s 140.

The 44-year-old Hancock, from Whittier, Calif., also won the FIM Speedway World Championship in 2011 and 1997. He has competed in FIM Speedway since 1995.

The history of American Speedway competition dates to the mid-1920s. One of the sport’s early stars was America’s first world champion: AMA Motorcycle Hall of Famer Jack Milne, who won the 1937 Individual Speedway Championship in London.

Speedway is known for its fast action and tight racing. A meet features numerous heats of four riders each, power-sliding single-speed bikes with no brakes counter-clockwise around a dirt oval.

For more information about AMA-sanctioned speedway competition, see www.americanmotorcyclist.com/racing/speedway.

About the American Motorcyclist Association

Founded in 1924, the AMA is a not-for-profit member-based association whose mission is to promote the motorcycle lifestyle and protect the future of motorcycling. As the world’s largest motorcycling rights and event sanctioning organization, the AMA advocates for riders’ interests at all levels of government and sanctions thousands of competition and recreational events every year. The AMA also provides money-saving discounts on products and services for its members. Through the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame in Pickerington, Ohio, the AMA honors the heroes and heritage of motorcycling. For more information, visit www.americanmotorcyclist.com.