Two-time AMA Supersport Champion Tommy Hayden, the eldest of the racing Hayden family, has been hired by Estenson Racing as its Director of Racing Operations, according to a release issued by the team today.
Hayden brings with him a wealth of experience in the motorcycle racing world, and he is a key addition to the team that is growing at a rapid rate. In his new position, Hayden will oversee the team’s race operations, including everything from the nuts and bolts of the team to the marketing side with sponsor relations and sponsorship development.
“I have become more and more excited about this project everyday that has passed since making the decision to join Estenson Racing,” Hayden said. “To think back over the years on everything I have been involved with in the motorcycle racing industry and now for it to come full circle back to flat track where it all started, it puts a smile on my face. With a five-rider team, it is going to be a big project to get the infrastructure built and everything put together in the short amount of time before the first race in Daytona, but I am confident that we will show up there ready to compete at a high level.”
The eldest brother of the well-known Hayden family, Tommy Hayden has been involved in racing his entire life. In addition to two AMA Supersport Championships (2004-2005), Hayden amassed 34 wins in the U.S. National road racing championship (now MotoAmerica), eight of which were in Superbike. More recently, Hayden was the Global Road Racing Manager for Monster Energy.
“I’m so excited to have Tommy on board,” team owner Tim Estenson said. “After working together for a couple of weeks, I’ve already elevated his role to Director of Race Operations. It all came together for me from the understanding of his history as a successful racer and his background with marketing and sales, it made sense to make him the manager of the whole program.”
For 2019, Estenson Racing has more than doubled in size with five riders and plans to compete in all three classes of American Flat Track. With its partnership with Attack Performance, Estenson Racing will make its first foray into MotoAmerica with JD Beach in Superbike.