RIDER NUMBER: 48
HOMETOWN: San Ramon, CA
INSTAGRAM: User name - ham_summel148
FACEBOOK: User name - Sam Hummel
BIO: Sammy "The Silent Assassin" Hummel is a quiet 16-year old who does his talking on his bike. Sammy started riding 2-wheel dirt bikes at age 3 and started racing AMA events soon after. At age 7 he was invited to participate in the KTM Junior Supercross at AT&T Park in San Francisco. Fast forward to 2016 and Sammy finished his first year as a pro hillclimber with a podium in X-Climb, 4th for the season in the 700cc class and top 10's in 450 and X-Climb. Sammy's first love racing is hillclimbing with over 100 amateur podiums in AMA and WCHA. Sammy has also been successful in other racing disciplines outside of hillclimbing such as MX with 17 podiums, AMA X-country multiple wins and podiums, and even 2 wins in flat track. In 2014 he won the legendary Los Gatos Motorcycle Club's overall "Allmoto Champion" covering Flat Track, Hillclimb and Cross-Country racing disciplines. Sammy enjoys coaching his younger sister, Kristen, who has also earned multiple #1 AMA plates. Sammy also takes pride in his academics. Through his Sophomore in high school he has earned two Scholar Athlete awards for 3.9 GPA at Cal High. He holds a 2nd degree MMA black belt, is on the Danville Oaks Rugby Team and likes water sports. Sammy really enjoys hanging out with his riding buddies and camping with the families. He strives to be a good role model for other kids coming up in the sport of motorcycle riding and racing. Sammy's goal is to continue to work hard and get better as he enters his second year as a pro in 2017.
Sponsors: Unlimited Motosports, Mika Metals, Motoseat, Warp 9, Dirt Digits, Thumper Racing, BTR Moto, and Rider Kids
What are your goals for 2016?/Future?
Podium at least one race in 2017 and get all top 10s in points. Long term my biggest goal is to win a NAHA championship.
What was your most memorable sporting moment?
Getting a podium at my first NAHA race was by far my most memorable moment.
What is your favorite NAHA venue and why?
My favorite venue is the Northwest Nitro National in Sunnyside, Wa. because the speed of the hill and the rhythm at the bottom suits my style. 2016 was my first year and I've heard Jeff Snipes and his crew made a lot of improvements from years in the past.