Digital Edition Subscribers: Read Roadracing World Magazine Now >
Roadracing - An Online Service of Roadracing World Magazine
Mar 8, 2013

Wacker To Contest Entire AMA Pro Superbike Championship Thanks To Sponsorship From Pilot Flying J And Smith Transport Motorsports

Reese Wacker Photo by Brandon Bones/Studio 819.

Wacker Racing is pleased to announce a new team partnership with Pilot Flying J and Smith Transport Motorsports for the 2013 GEICO Motorcycle AMA Pro National Guard Superbike racing season. Along with Pilot Flying J and Smith Transport Motorsports, other new team sponsors for the 2013 season include I65 Truck and Accessories Sales, and Jack White Studios, Inc.

The partnering of Pilot Flying J with Wacker Racing is a natural fit. The AMA Race Season encompasses races from the east to west coast of the United States providing the race community the opportunity to enjoy and visit the numerous Pilot Flying J travel centers and travel plazas across the country.

Following a winning 2012 season capturing five National Superbike Championship titles, Reese Wacker looks forward to contesting the entire 2013 AMA Pro Superbike Racing Season. Reese exclaims, “2013 is going to be a fantastic season! I am so excited to represent and promote Pilot Flying J along with Smith Transport Motorsports and the rest of our sponsors. This is an unbelievable opportunity and I can’t wait for the season to start. ”

The team will operate under the name Pilot Travel Centers Racing #78 and is anxious to unveil the new team livery at the first AMA race of the season to be held at Daytona International Speedway March 15-16.

“We couldn’t be more pleased then to partner with Pilot Flying J and Smith Transport Motorsports. We look forward to working with Pilot Flying J and Smith promoting their companies at all of the AMA Superbike races this season. In addition to Pilot Flying J and Smith Transport Motorsports, we will also be working with I65 and Jack White Studios. We appreciate all of the support and look forward to an outstanding 2013 season. Please come by our pits and visit us at the AMA races this year!” comments Wacker Racing team owners Brett and Tracy Wacker.

About Pilot Flying J

Pilot Flying J is committed to making life better for America’s drivers. Headquartered in Knoxville, Tennessee, Pilot Flying J has over 650 retail locations and is the largest operator of travel centers and travel plazas in North America. It is ranked by Forbes as the 6th largest private company in America. The Pilot Flying J network provides customers with access to over 60,000 parking spaces for trucks, over 4,400 showers and over 4,000 diesel lanes, of which over 3,000 offer DEF at the pump. Pilot Logistics Services is one of the largest independent energy logistics companies in North America, selling and distributing over 1.3 billion gallons of refined petroleum products and serving over 15,000 customers. Together, Pilot Flying J and Pilot Logistics Services employ over 25,000 people and generate sales of 9 billion gallons of petroleum annually. Visit for more information.

More about Smith Transport:

Smith Transport is a Pennsylvania-based Company providing a complete line of Logistics Services to businesses located throughout the Continental United States and Canada. The Company is uniquely postured to provide a Totally Bundled and Customized Third Party Logistics Package or Individually Tailored Service Offerings to meet the precise needs of the Customer. Visit for more information.

The Pilot Travel Centers Racing #78 includes the following sponsors: Pilot Flying J, Smith Transport Motorsports, I65 Truck Accessories, Jack White Studios, Inc., Wacker Racing, JRI Shocks, Pilot Motosport, Motorex, ARAI Helmets, Vortex, Pit Bull, Chicken Hawk Racing, FMF, Dunlop, Sidi.

Follow us on Facebook for updated racing information: