MotoAmerica 2020: Onward And Upward

The MotoAmerica Series will again feature 10 rounds in 2020 with races scheduled across the U.S. from the Pacific Northwest to the East Coast.|Photo by Brian J. Nelson.

MotoAmerica is proud to announce its 2020 MotoAmerica Series with a 10-round schedule that includes a round at a new venue and a revisit to one of the most famous racetracks in the world.

For its sixth season of running the AMA Superbike Series, the MotoAmerica Series will consist of 10 rounds from California to New Jersey and eight places in between, including the previously announced first visit to the Pacific Northwest with a round at the Ridge Motorsports Park in Washington state. The other new venue on the 2020 schedule is actually a return visit to Indianapolis Motor Speedway after a four-year hiatus.

“Our 2020 schedule features some of the biggest changes we’ve made to the calendar since we started five years ago,” said MotoAmerica President Wayne Rainey. “It’s always nice to have a new track on the schedule and we’re looking forward to bringing Superbike racing back to the Pacific Northwest at the Ridge. And going back to Indy is also a really big deal for MotoAmerica and we know it’s going to be a big success for us. We think the 2020 season features the most solid and exciting calendar that we have put together since we started. All of our tracks have been very popular and adding these two is only going to make an already solid schedule better. We truly have a series that now touches all parts of the country.”

For the past two years, the MotoAmerica Series has opened its championship at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta in Braselton, Georgia. For 2020, however, the series will revert back to how it was for its first three years, with the season set to begin at the Circuit of The Americas in Austin, Texas, April 3-5, in conjunction with the MotoGP World Championship.

From Austin, the series will take a weekend off before making its way to Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta for round two, April 17-19, and VIRginia International Raceway in Alton, Virginia, for round three, May 1-3.

Road America has hosted an AMA Superbike race every year since 1980 and it will do so again with the MotoAmerica Series visiting Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, May 29-31, for round four. Following Road America, the series will take almost a month off before making its debut at the Ridge Motorsports Park in Shelton, Washington, June 26-28, with the Ridge round marking the halfway point in the 2020 MotoAmerica Series.

Round six will be held down the coast and two states way from Washington at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca in Monterey, California, July 10-12.

From there the series heads east for its final four rounds, beginning with the Pittsburgh International Race Complex round, August 7-9. From Pittsburgh, the series will take a weekend off before resuming at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, August 21-23, for its first race at the Brickyard since 2015.

As has been the case since 2017, the series will conclude with rounds at New Jersey Motorsports Park (September 11-13) and Barber Motorsports Park (September 17-20). For 2020, those two rounds will be held on back-to-back weekends.

In addition to the 10 rounds, MotoAmerica will also play host to a two-day preseason test at Barber Motorsports Park, March 10-11.

MotoAmerica has also announced that all of the 10 rounds will go back to being traditional three-day events. MotoAmerica experimented with four two-day events in 2019.

2020 MotoAmerica Series (Provisional)

March 10-11   Barber Motorsports Park, Birmingham, Alabama (Preseason Test)

April 3-5          Circuit of The Americas, Austin, Texas

April 17-19      Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta, Braselton, Georgia

May 1-3           Virginia International Raceway, Alton, Virginia

May 29-31       Road America, Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin

June 26-28      Ridge Motorsports Park, Shelton, Washington

July 10-12        WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca, Monterey, California (TBC)

August 7-9      Pittsburgh International Race Complex, Wampum, Pennsylvania

August 21-23  Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Indianapolis, Indiana

Sept. 11-13       New Jersey Motorsports Park, Millville, New Jersey

Sept.18-20       Barber Motorsports Park, Birmingham, Alabama

*To Be Confirmed