Since the inaugural season of MotoAmerica, Scheibe Racing has had a one-rider team competing aboard the BMW S 1000 RR. But, when round one of the 2020 MotoAmerica season begins on May 29-31 at Road America, the team will have doubled in size.
Joining Superbike rider Josh Herrin on the team is Jake Lewis, who will be aboard a second Scheibe Racing S 1000 RR Superbike beginning at Road America.
“Running a second Superbike in MotoAmerica has always been one of my goals. It has a lot of benefits for our team and sponsors, and it’s also good for the series,” team owner Steve Scheibe said.
Lewis, who raced in MotoAmerica Superbike last year aboard a Team Hammer M4 ECSTAR Suzuki, finished the 2019 season ranked seventh in the Championship. Unfortunately, the Owensboro, Kentucky-based rider got caught up in the “musical chairs” brought about by the changes in Suzuki’s factory racing team, and he was the odd man out. Despite his years of experience as a road racer, Lewis had been out of the MotoAmerica Series until Scheibe was able to put a deal together to have a second rider on his team.
Road America is considered the home track for Scheibe Racing, whose operations are located in nearby Michigan. And, with both of MotoAmerica’s first two rounds being at Road America, the time was “now” for Scheibe to put the deal together with Lewis. According to Scheibe, “We have the additional resources of many professionals in the Milwaukee area that have worked with the team at various times in our history, and they are eager to be involved at Road America to start our season.”
Commenting on his new Superbike ride, Lewis said. “I’m really excited for the opportunity and can’t thank Steve enough for making it happen. It didn’t look like I was going to be lining up this year, but everything worked out at the last minute, and I know he’s been putting in a lot of effort to make it happen. Even though I’ve never ridden a BMW before, I’m ready to get out there with the big boys and see what I can do in a week’s time.”
Lewis will be aboard the #85 Scheibe Racing BMW S 1000 RR when MotoAmerica Superbike’s first practice and qualifying session begins at 11:20 a.m. Central Time on Friday, May 29 at Road America.
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