Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Best Name Ever | Dick Hammer | AMA Racing Hall of Fame

Dick Hammer was a leading AMA Grand National racer during the 1960s who specialized in TT racing. His biggest victory came at the Peoria, Illinois, TT in 1962. Hammer also earned notable victories in the Daytona International Lightweight race (predecessor to the modern-day AMA 250 Grand Prix class) aboard Harley-Davidsons. Hammer won the first ever Lightweight event at Daytona in 1963. He came back to defend his win in 1964 and was runner-up to Gary Nixon in 1967. 

AMA Motorcycle Museum Hall of Fame | Dick Hammer