MotoAmerica By The Numbers: How Many Riders & How Much Has Been Earned

“Show me the money!” Yoshimura Suzuki’s Toni Elias is the current EBC Brakes Superbike points leader and the MotoAmerica series’ top money earner.

 

The MotoAmerica Series will begin the second half of its season next weekend when the teams and riders assemble at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca for the Championship of Monterey. Not only will the nation’s best professional road racers compete on the world stage during the same weekend as the Superbike World Championship’s annual pilgrimage to the iconic California venue, but this year’s rider entry list is the largest-ever in MotoAmerica history.

Take a look at this quick rundown of statistics for the MotoAmerica Championship of Monterey, including Total Rider Entries, Rider Entries Per Class, and Total Motorcycle Entries Per Manufacturer:

MotoAmerica Total Rider Entries

136

Total Rider Entries Per Class

EBC Brakes Superbike: 15

Supersport: 33

Liqui Moly Junior Cup: 25

Stock 1000: 33

Twins Cup: 30

Total Motorcycle Entries Per Manufacturer

Yamaha: 61

Kawasaki: 38

Suzuki: 24

BMW: 5

Honda: 3

Ducati: 3

Aprilia: 1

MV Agusta: 1

On a related note, it’s safe to say that most professional motorcycle road racers do not get involved in the sport to become rich. They do it almost purely for the exhilaration, the competition, and the absolutely unbridled fun of it all.

But, since we are about to begin the second half of the 2019 MotoAmerica season, we thought it would be interesting to figure out who the top money-earners are in each of the five MotoAmerica race classes.

Keep in mind that our calculations are based purely on a combination of the MotoAmerica purse and manufacturers’ contingency funds that each rider has earned based on their on-track results. These figures do not include any team bonuses, personal sponsorship payments, endorsement earnings, or other income that the riders may receive as a result of their participation in the MotoAmerica Series.

Top Five Money Earners Per Class (Purse and Manufacturers’ Contingency Earnings)

EBC Brakes Superbike

1. Toni Elias                   $86,000
2. Cameron Beaubier   $63,000
3. JD Beach                    $57,500
4. Mathew Scholtz        $49,000
5. Jake Lewis                 $48,250

Supersport

1. Bobby Fong                $37,500
2. Sean Dylan Kelly       $24,750
3. Hayden Gillim           $21,750
4. Richie Escalante       $19,500
5. P.J. Jacobsen             $15,000

Liqui Moly Junior Cup

1. Rocco Landers          $16,000
2. Dallas Daniels           $8,850
3. Kevin Olmedo           $4,000
4. Sam Lochoff              $2,550
5. Cameron Jones         $2,500

Stock 1000

1. Andrew Lee                $22,600
2. Stefano Mesa            $22,500
3. Michael Gilbert        $13,150
4. Geoff May                  $10,750
5. Travis Wyman          $6,550

Twins Cup

1. Chris Parrish              $7,850
2. Curtis Murray           $6,800
3. Alex Dumas               $4,900
4. Draik Beauchamp    $4,850
5. Michael Barnes         $2,750

Total                             $558,850

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