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U.S. Supermoto of Nations Team Includes Gage McAllister, Monte Frank and Johnny Lewis

The American Motorcyclist Association has announced the U.S. team that will compete at the FIM Supermoto of Nations in Cremona, Italy, Oct. 12. The 2014 team will include Gage McAllister, Monte Frank and Johnny Lewis. Brandon Ward and Eric Stump are alternates and will travel with the team to Cremona.

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The American Motorcyclist Association has announced the U.S. team that will compete at the FIM (Federation Internationale de Motocylisme) Supermoto of Nations in Cremona, Italy, Oct. 12. The 2014 team will include Gage McAllister, Monte Frank and Johnny Lewis. Brandon Ward and Eric Stump are alternates and will travel with the team to Cremona. 

Marco Pedde with Supermoto East Coast, which promotes the FIM North America Supermoto Championship Series, will manage the team. 

Lewis competes in the FIM North America Supermoto Championship Series for Solid Performance KTM/Eyeball Moto. 

Gage McAllister

McAllister, who is from Lincoln, Calif., and rides for the Intents Racing team, said: "I am honored to be a part of the very first USA Supermoto of Nations team."

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Frank races in the AMA Supermoto National Championship Series for Team M&G Homes/Ajax Kawasaki. He’s second in points with four of six rounds completed. 

"I’m pretty honored to be on the team since this is the first year," said Frank, from Newcastle, Okla. "I’ve been racing Supermoto since 2006, so it’s good to still be around and get the opportunity to do this. The guys over there in Europe are super fast, so we’re looking forward to a great challenge. I’ve been going to Europe to race the last three years now, and everyone seems to take the sport just a bit more seriously over there, while over here in America, we’re still getting back up to speed. They might be a little bit more prepared in that sense, but Supermoto competition in the United States has definitely improved leaps and bounds with the new AMA series this year. We’re starting to get better rider turnout, and there’s a good group of fast guys committed to the series."

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Monte Frank

Matt Stewart with USA Supermoto, which promotes the AMA Supermoto National Championship Series, and Jay Kliger, with the FIM North America Supermoto Championship Series, will be assistant team managers.  

Competition in the FIM Supermoto of Nations features the S1 class, which includes 175cc-250cc two-stroke motorcycles and 290cc-450cc four-stroke motorcycles. 

The United States has never competed in the FIM Supermoto of Nations, which was first held in Bulgaria in 2008. Italy won the event in 2013, with Bulgaria second and France third. 

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For more information, visit www.americanmotorcyclist.com.

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