2021 Season Riders

  • #1 Richie Escalante

    Team: HONOS HVMC Racing
    Birthdate: April 22, 1995
    Hometown: Tizayuca, Mexico
    Height/Weight: 5’ 8”/135 pounds
    Motorcycle: Kawasaki ZX-6R

  • #2 Josh Herrin

    Team: Fresh N’ Lean Attack Performance Yamaha
    Birthdate: May 23, 1990
    Hometown: Dublin, Georgia
    Height/Weight: 5’ 8”/155 pounds
    Motorcycle: Yamaha YZF-R1

  • #10 Brett Donahue

    Team: Ten Racing
    Birthdate: April 1, 1968
    Hometown: Sauk Rapids, Minnesota
    Height/Weight: 5’ 9”/180 pounds
    Motorcycle: Yamaha FZ-07/MT-07

  • #10 Travis Wyman

    Team: Travis Wyman Racing
    Birthdate: January 21, 1992
    Hometown: Macedon, New York
    Height/Weight: 5’ 9”/150 pounds
    Motorcycle: BMW S 1000 RR

  • #11 Mathew Scholtz

    Team: Westby Racing
    Birthdate: September 9, 1992
    Hometown: Acworth, Georgia
    Height/Weight: 6’/158 pounds
    Motorcycle: Yamaha YZF-R1

  • #11 Tony Blackall

    Team: Blackall Racing LLC
    Birthdate: March 19, 1986
    Hometown: Sand Lake, Michigan
    Height/Weight: 5’ 11”/160 pounds
    Motorcycle: Yamaha YZF-R6

  • #12 Jack Roach

    Team: Westby Racing
    Birthdate: August 8, 2003
    Hometown: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    Height/Weight: 5’ 4”/130 pounds
    Motorcycle: Yamaha YZF-R3

  • #13 Owen Williams

    Team: Calishine Racing
    Birthdate: May 23, 2007
    Hometown: Costa Mesa, California
    Height/Weight: 5’ 2”/110 pounds
    Motorcycle: Kawasaki Ninja 400

  • #14 Andrew Lee

    Team: Franklin Armory/Disrupt/RG Racing/Kawasaki
    Birthdate: January 5, 1999
    Hometown: Reno, Nevada
    Height/Weight: 5’ 11”/155 pounds
    Motorcycle: Kawasaki ZX-10RR

  • #14 Chase Black

    Team: MonkeyMoto AGVSPORT
    Birthdate: December 4, 2006
    Hometown: Round Rock, Texas
    Height/Weight: 5’ 7”/135 pounds
    Motorcycle: Kawasaki Ninja 400

  • #14 Frankie Garcia

    Team: Roland Sands Design Indian Motorcycle
    Birthdate: June 4, 1991
    Hometown: Gonzales, California
    Height/Weight: 5’8″/200 pounds
    Motorcycle: Indian Challenger

  • #15 Alex Ricci

    Team: TEK Moto Performance
    Birthdate: January 20, 1996
    Hometown: Chico, California
    Height/Weight: 6’ 3”/180 pounds
    Motorcycle: Kawasaki Ninja 400

  • #16 Kevin Olmedo

    Team: Altus Motorsports
    Birthdate: September 13, 2000
    Hometown: Antiguo Cuscatlán, El Salvador
    Height/Weight: 5’ 11”/150 pounds
    Motorcycle: Suzuki GSX-R600

  • #16 Trevor Standish

    Team: Pure Attitude Racing
    Birthdate: April 10, 2001
    Hometown: Roswell, Georgia
    Height/Weight: 5’ 10”/145 pounds
    Motorcycle: Suzuki SV650

  • #18 Jackson Blackmon

    Team: Jackson Blackmon Racing
    Birthdate: June 18, 2001
    Hometown: Rock Hill, South Carolina
    Height/Weight: 5’ 8”/140 pounds
    Motorcycle: Yamaha FZ-07/MT-07

  • #19 Hunter Dunham

    Team: Hunter Dunham Racing
    Birthdate: September 17, 1998
    Hometown: Griffin, Georgia
    Height/Weight: 6’ 2”/170 pounds
    Motorcycle: Yamaha YZF-R1

  • #20 Cooper McDonald

    Team: Altus Motorsports
    Birthdate: October 11, 2000
    Hometown: Tulsa, Oklahoma
    Height/Weight: 5’ 5”/150 pounds
    Motorcycle: Suzuki GSX-R600, Yamaha FZ-07/MT-07

  • #22 Ashton Yates

    Team: Jones Honda
    Birthdate: April 2, 1999
    Hometown: Milledgeville, Georgia
    Height/Weight: 6’ 2”/170 pounds
    Motorcycle: Honda CBR1000RR-R Fireblade SP

  • #22 Blake Davis

    Team: N2 Racing
    Birthdate: July 23, 2006
    Hometown: Lynchburg, Virginia
    Height/Weight: 5’ 4”/105 pounds
    Motorcycle: Yamaha YZF-R3

  • #23 Corey Alexander

    Team: HONOS HVMC Racing
    Birthdate: May 23, 1994
    Hometown: Ossining, New York
    Height/Weight: 6’ 4”/170 pounds
    Motorcycle: Kawasaki ZX-10RR

  • #24 Toni Elias

    Team:
    Birthdate: March 26, 1983
    Hometown: Manresa, Spain
    Height/Weight 5’ 3”/126 pounds
    Motorcycle: Ducati Panigale V4 R

  • #24 Xavier Zayat

    Team: MESA37 Racing
    Birthdate: September 14, 1998
    Hometown: New Windsor, New York
    Height/Weight: 5’ 11”/170 pounds
    Motorcycle: Yamaha YZF-R6

  • #25 David Anthony

    Team: FLY Racing ADR Motorsports
    Birthdate: July 1, 1981
    Hometown: Murrieta, California
    Height/Weight: 5’ 11”/165 pounds
    Motorcycle: Suzuki GSX-R1000

  • #25 Dominic Doyle

    Team: BARTCON Racing
    Birthdate: August 27, 2001
    Hometown: Port Elizabeth, South Africa
    Height/Weight: 5’ 10”/140 pounds
    Motorcycle: Kawasaki ZX-6R

  • #27 Edgar Zaragoza

    Team: EZ Racing
    Birthdate: April 10, 1990
    Hometown: Michoacan, México
    Height/Weight: 5’ 9”/150 pounds
    Motorcycle: Yamaha YZF-R6

  • #27 Toby Khamsouk

    Team: Robem Engineering
    Birthdate: September 26, 2002
    Hometown: Banning, California
    Height/Weight: 6’ 2”/150 pounds
    Motorcycle: Aprilia RS 660

  • #29 David Kohlstaedt

    Team: Veloce Racing
    Birthdate: December 1, 2003
    Hometown: Puyallup, Washington
    Height/Weight: 5’10″/130 pounds
    Motorcycle: Kawasaki Ninja 400

  • #29 Tyler O’Hara

    Team: Mission Foods S&S Cycle Indian Challenger
    Birthdate: February 1, 1987
    Hometown: Petaluma, California
    Height/Weight: 5’ 9”/160 pounds
    Motorcycle: Indian Challenger

  • #31 Jeffrey Purk

    Team: Legacy Dental, PC
    Birthdate: April 21, 1966
    Hometown: Norwalk, Iowa
    Height/Weight: 5’ 9”/170 pounds
    Motorcycle: Yamaha YZF-R1

  • #32 Jake Gagne

    Team: Fresh N’ Lean Attack Performance Yamaha
    Birthdate: August 27, 1993
    Hometown: San Diego, California
    Height/Weight: 5′ 10″/150 pounds
    Motorcycle: Yamaha YZF-R1

  • #33 Kyle Wyman

    Team: KWR Ducati Team
    Birthdate: February 20, 1990
    Hometown: Macedon, New York
    Height/Weight: 5’ 8”/145 pounds
    Motorcycle: Ducati Panigale V4 R

  • #34 Cody Wyman

    Team: Kermoto
    Birthdate: November 23, 1993
    Hometown: Macedon, New York
    Height/Weight: 5’9”/145 pounds
    Motorcycle: Kawasaki Ninja 400

  • #34 Michael Barnes

    Team: DTF Performance/Hoban Brothers Racing
    Birthdate: October 21, 1968
    Hometown: Boca Raton, Florida
    Height/Weight: 5’ 7”/150 pounds
    Motorcycle: Harley-Davidson Road Glide

  • #36 Jayson Uribe

    Team: FLY Racing/ADR Motorsports
    Birthdate: March 27, 1999
    Hometown: Napa Valley, California
    Height/Weight: 6’ 1”/165 pounds
    Motorcycle: Suzuki GSX-R1000

  • #37 Liam MacDonald

    Team: Pure Attitude Racing
    Birthdate: June 15, 1999
    Hometown: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    Height/Weight: 5’ 10”/140 pounds
    Motorcycle: Suzuki SV650

  • #37 Stefano Mesa

    Team: MESA37 Racing
    Birthdate: August 19, 1994
    Hometown: Nashville, North Carolina
    Height/Weight: 5’ 5”/140 pounds
    Motorcycle: Kawasaki ZX-6R, Kawasaki ZX-10R

  • #40 Sean Dylan Kelly

    Team: Team M4 ECSTAR Suzuki
    Birthdate: May 17, 2002
    Hometown: Hollywood, Florida
    Height/Weight: 5’ 10”/150 pounds
    Motorcycle: Suzuki GSX-R600

  • #41 Walt Sipp

    Team: Walt Sipp Racing
    Birthdate: October 13, 1976
    Hometown: Gladstone, Missouri
    Height/Weight: 5’ 8”/170 pounds
    Motorcycle: Yamaha YZF-R1

  • #42 Jeremy Coffey

    Team: Speed Monkey Racing
    Birthdate: March 25, 1999
    Hometown: Vancouver, Washington
    Height/Weight: 6’ 0”/180 pounds
    Motorcycle: BMW S 1000 RR

  • #43 Michael Butler

    Team: Redline Moto Racing
    Birthdate: February 21, 1973
    Hometown: St. Charles, Illinois
    Height/Weight: 6’ 0”/195 pounds
    Motorcycle: Yamaha YZF-R1

  • #45 Cameron Petersen

    Team: M4 ECSTAR SUZUKI
    Birthdate: December 2, 1994
    Hometown: Loveland, Colorado
    Height/Weight: 5’ 9”/155 pounds
    Motorcycle: Suzuki GSX-R1000

  • #48 John Seuberling

    Team: Mad Monkey Motorsports
    Birthdate: February 7, 1970
    Hometown: Lexington, North Carolina
    Height/Weight: 5’ 9”/200 pounds
    Motorcycle: Harley-Davidson Street Glide

  • #48 Joseph Giannotto

    Team:
    Birthdate: April 11, 1984
    Hometown: Hastings, Florida
    Height/Weight: 5’ 11”/155 pounds
    Motorcycle: Kawasaki ZX-10R

  • #48 Max VanDenBrouck

    Team: SportbikeTrackGear.com
    Birthdate: September 22, 2005
    Hometown: Shelby, Michigan
    Height/Weight: 5’ 8”/150 pounds
    Motorcycle: Kawasaki Ninja 400

  • #49 Hayden Schultz

    Team: Robem Engineering
    Birthdate: May 15, 1997
    Hometown: Fayetteville, Arkansas
    Height/Weight: 5’ 7”/165 pounds
    Motorcycle: Aprilia RS 660

  • #50 Bobby Fong

    Team: M4 ECSTAR Suzuki
    Birthdate: October 25, 1991
    Hometown: Stockton, California
    Height/Weight: 5’ 7”/150 pounds
    Motorcycle: Suzuki GSX-R1000

  • #51 Kaleb De Keyrel

    Team: Robem Engineering
    Birthdate: June 4, 1997
    Hometown: White Bear Lake, Minnesota
    Height/Weight: 5’ 8”/154 pounds
    Motorcycle: Aprilia RS 660

  • #52 John Knowles

    Team: Wicked Flower/RiderzLaw Racing
    Birthdate: June 30, 1993
    Hometown: Modesto, California
    Height/Weight: 6’ 2”/165 pounds
    Motorcycle: Suzuki SV650

  • #52 Nolan Lamkin

    Team: Cycle Gear Racing
    Birthdate: March 3, 2001
    Hometown: Indianapolis, Indiana
    Height/Weight: 6’ 1”/152 pounds
    Motorcycle: Yamaha YZF-R6

  • #55 Aden Thao

    Team: Calishine Racing
    Birthdate: August 9, 2003
    Hometown: Fresno, California
    Height/Weight: 5’ 4”/150 pounds
    Motorcycle: Kawasaki Ninja 400

  • #55 Eric Stahl

    Team: Jiffy Tune Racing
    Birthdate: February 18, 1981
    Hometown: Lake Elsinore, California
    Height/Weight: 5’ 10”/160 pounds
    Motorcycle: Harley-Davidson Electra Glide

  • #55 Michael Gilbert

    Team: Michael Gilbert Racing
    Birthdate: July 23, 1996
    Hometown: Tustin, California
    Height/Weight: 5’ 7”/145 pounds
    Motorcycle: Kawasaki ZX-10R

  • #57 Samuel Lochoff

    Team: M4 ECSTAR Suzuki
    Birthdate: May 7, 2002
    Hometown: Cape Town, South Africa
    Height/Weight: 5’ 7”/128 pounds
    Motorcycle: Suzuki GSX-R600

  • #58 Maxwell Toth

    Team: Veloce Racing
    Birthdate: November 15, 2005
    Hometown: Belmont, California
    Height/Weight: 6’ 0”/145 pounds
    Motorcycle: Kawasaki Ninja 400

  • #59 Jaret Nassaney

    Team: Altus Racing
    Birthdate: April 15, 1998
    Hometown: Altus, Oklahoma
    Height/Weight: 5’ 9”/140 pounds
    Motorcycle: Suzuki GSX-R600

  • #60 Carl Soltisz

    Team: Disrupt Racing
    Birthdate: June 20, 1990
    Hometown: Clarkston, Michigan
    Height/Weight: 5’ 11”/175 pounds
    Motorcycle: Yamaha YZF-R6

  • #60 Sam Wiest

    Team: LWTRacer.com
    Birthdate: November 1, 1988
    Hometown: Ephrata, Pennsylvania
    Height/Weight: 5’ 7”/145 pounds
    Motorcycle: Aprilia RS 660

  • #61 Austin Miller

    Team: Pure Attitude Racing
    Birthdate: June 15, 2002
    Hometown: Godwin, North Carolina
    Height/Weight: 5’ 7”/125 pounds
    Motorcycle: Kawasaki ZX-6R

  • #62 Anthony Mazziotto III

    Team: BARTCON Racing
    Birthdate: May 16, 2000
    Hometown: Hammonton, New Jersey
    Height/Weight: 5’ 8”/155 pounds
    Motorcycle: Kawasaki ZX-6R

  • #62 Joseph LiMandri Jr

    Team: Bauce Racing/Cybersafe Solutions/JL62 Racing
    Birthdate: March 11, 2005
    Hometown: Garden City, New York
    Height/Weight: 5’ 7”/120 pounds
    Motorcycle: Kawasaki Ninja 400

  • #64 Max Angles

    Team: PDR Motorsports
    Birthdate: August 26, 2008
    Hometown: Miami, Florida
    Height/Weight: 5’ 5”/145 pounds
    Motorcycle: Yamaha YZF-R6

  • #69 Danny Eslick

    Team: Rossmeyer Daytona Racing
    Birthdate: May 29, 1986
    Hometown: Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
    Height/Weight: 5’ 8”/155 pounds
    Motorcycle: Harley-Davidson Street Glide

  • #69 Hayden Bicknese

    Team: Altus Motorsports
    Birthdate: July 13, 2006
    Hometown: Defiance, Missouri
    Height/Weight: 5’ 7”/120 pounds
    Motorcycle: Kawasaki Ninja 400

  • #69 Mauricio Hidalgo

    Team: Tango Racing
    Birthdate: November 1, 1975
    Hometown: Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Height/Weight: 6’ 1”/ 198 pounds
    Motorcycle: Kawasaki ZX-10R

  • #70 Tyler Scott

    Team: Scott Powersports/KTM
    Birthdate: December 29, 2005
    Hometown: Emmaus, Pennsylvania
    Height/Weight: 5’ 8”/120 pounds
    Motorcycle: KTM RC 390 R

  • #71 Maximiliano Gerardo

    Team: Tango Racing
    Birthdate: September 24, 1994
    Hometown: Montevideo, Uruguay
    Height/Weight: 5’ 7”/157 pounds
    Motorcycle: Kawasaki ZX-10R

  • #72 Benjamin Gloddy

    Team: Landers Racing
    Birthdate: June 14, 2005
    Hometown: Northfield, New Hampshire
    Height/Weight: 6’/150 pounds
    Motorcycle: Kawasaki Ninja 400

  • #72 Steven Shakespeare

    Team: AGVSPORT MonkeyMoto
    Birthdate: October 29, 1972
    Hometown: Scottsdale, Arizona
    Height/Weight: 5’ 10”/185 pounds
    Motorcycle: Yamaha YZF-R1

  • #74 Aaron Risinger

    Team: 369 Racing
    Birthdate: February 7, 1978
    Hometown: Addison, Illinois
    Height/Weight: 5’ 7”/150 pounds
    Motorcycle: BMW S 1000 RR

  • #76 Loris Baz

    Team: Warhorse HSBK Racing Ducati New York
    Birthdate: February 1, 1993
    Hometown: Sallanches, France
    Height/Weight: 6’ 3”/175 pounds
    Motorcycle: Ducati Panigale V4 R

  • #78 Alejandro Thermiotis

    Team: Thermiotis Racing
    Birthdate: March 12, 1998
    Hometown: Caracas, Venezuela
    Height/Weight: 5’ 7”/140 pounds
    Motorcycle: Yamaha YZF-R6

  • #79 Hayden Gillim

    Team: Vance & Hines
    Birthdate: December 22, 1994
    Hometown: Philpot, Kentucky
    Height/Weight: 6’ 0”/175 pounds
    Motorcycle: Harley-Davidson Electra Glide

  • #79 Teagg Hobbs

    Team: Innovative Motorsports/Mike’s Imports
    Birthdate: November 26, 2002
    Hometown: Manchester, New Hampshire
    Height/Weight: 5’ 11”/155 pounds
    Motorcycle: Suzuki SV650

  • #79 Wyatt Farris

    Team: M4 ECSTAR Suzuki
    Birthdate: January 19, 1994
    Hometown: Calistoga, California
    Height/Weight: 6’ 0”/155 pounds
    Motorcycle: Suzuki GSX-R1000

  • #80 Hector Barbera

    Team: Scheibe Racing
    Birthdate: November 2, 1986
    Hometown: Dos Aguas, Spain
    Height/Weight: 5’ 6”/135 pounds
    Motorcycle: BMW S 1000 RR

  • #81 Jeremy Cook

    Team: Jeremy Cook Racing
    Birthdate: June 15, 1981
    Hometown: Pasadena, Maryland
    Height/Weight: 6’ 0”/200 pounds
    Motorcycle: BMW S 1000 RR

  • #84 Josh Gerardot

    Team: Josh Gerardot Racing
    Birthdate: June 7, 1984
    Hometown: Fort Wayne, Indiana
    Height/Weight: 6’ 4”/220 pounds
    Motorcycle: Kawasaki ZX-10R

  • #85 Jake Lewis

    Team: Altus Motorsports
    Birthdate: November 4, 1995
    Hometown: Princeton, Kentucky
    Height/Weight: 6’ 3”/170 pounds
    Motorcycle: Suzuki GSX-R1000

  • #87 Ryan Burke

    Team: Burke Racing/Boulder Motorsports
    Birthdate: October 20, 1978
    Hometown: Keenesburg, Colorado
    Height/Weight: 5’ 11”/175 pounds
    Motorcycle: Ducati Panigale V4 R

  • #88 Benjamin Smith

    Team: North East Cycle Outlet Racing
    Birthdate: May 29, 2000
    Hometown: Glenmoore, Pennsylvania
    Height/Weight: 5’ 10”/155 pounds
    Motorcycle: Yamaha YZF-R6

  • #88 Max Flinders

    Team: Thrashed Bike Racing
    Birthdate: November 9, 1996
    Hometown: Brentwood, New Hampshire
    Height/Weight: 5’ 11”/160 pounds
    Motorcycle: Yamaha YZF-R1

  • #93 Gabriel Da Silva

    Team: GP Racing
    Birthdate: December 16, 2003
    Hometown: Vero Beach, Florida
    Height/Weight: 5’ 10”/130 pounds
    Motorcycle: Yamaha YZF-R6

  • #94 Danilo Lewis

    Team: Tecfil Racing
    Birthdate: November 20, 1992
    Hometown: Osasco, Brazil
    Height/Weight: 5’ 8”/159 pounds
    Motorcycle: BMW S 1000 RR

  • #94 Liam Grant

    Team: Grant Motors Racing
    Birthdate: February 18, 2004
    Hometown: Boulder, Colorado
    Height/Weight: 5’ 11’/140 pounds
    Motorcycle: Kawasaki ZX-6R

  • #96 Gus Rodio

    Team: Rodio Racing
    Birthdate: November 3, 2004
    Hometown: Hammonton, NJ
    Height/Weight: 5’ 6”/110 lbs.
    Motorcycle: Kawasaki Ninja 400

  • #97 Rocco Landers

    Team: Landers Racing
    Birthdate: February 12, 2005
    Hometown: Burns, Oregon
    Height/Weight: 5’ 8”/135 pounds
    Motorcycle: Yamaha YZF-R6

  • #98 Jeremy Simmons

    Team: Impact Racing
    Birthdate: June 12, 1974
    Hometown: Buena Park, California
    Height/Weight: 5’ 8”/140 pounds
    Motorcycle: Yamaha YZF-R1

  • #99 Avery Dreher

    Team: PDR Motorsports
    Birthdate: June 26, 2006
    Hometown: Rockledge, Florida
    Height/Weight: 5’ 2”/115 pounds
    Motorcycle: Kawasaki Ninja 400

  • #99 Geoff May

    Team: Geoff May Racing/VisionWheel.com
    Birthdate: June 5, 1980
    Hometown: Sugar Hill, Georgia
    Height/Weight: 5’ 9”/165 pounds
    Motorcycle: Honda CBR1000RR-R Fireblade SP

  • #99 Nate Minster

    Team: Pure Attitude Racing
    Birthdate: September 5, 2002
    Hometown: Oak Grove, Minnesota
    Height/Weight: 6’ 0”/150 pounds
    Motorcycle: Yamaha YZF-R6

  • #108 Zachary Butler

    Team: Redline Moto Racing
    Birthdate: October 19, 1998
    Hometown: St. Charles, Illinois
    Height/Weight: 6’ 0”/150 pounds
    Motorcycle: Yamaha YZF-R1

  • #124 Heather Trees

    Team: Sizzle Maniac Racing
    Birthdate: December 12, 1986
    Hometown: Marengo, Ohio
    Height/Weight: 5’ 5”/125 pounds
    Motorcycle: Suzuki SV650

  • #128 Chris Parrish

    Team: GCP
    Birthdate: January 12, 1977
    Hometown: Old Hickory, Tennessee
    Height/Weight: 5’ 10”/170 pounds
    Motorcycle: Suzuki SV650

  • #154 Jared Trees

    Team: Trees Racing
    Birthdate: October 17, 1988
    Hometown: Marengo, Ohio
    Height/Weight: 5’ 10”/155 pounds
    Motorcycle: Suzuki SV650

  • #204 Adam Faussett

    Team: Calishine Racing
    Birthdate: March 30, 1968
    Hometown: Kent, Washington
    Height/Weight: 5’ 9”/175 pounds
    Motorcycle: Suzuki SV650

  • #310 Rodney Vest

    Team: Vestment Realty
    Birthdate: November 20, 1975
    Hometown: North Topsail Beach, North Carolina
    Height/Weight: 6’ 0”/200 pounds
    Motorcycle: Suzuki SV650

  • #717 Jody Barry

    Team: Righteous Racing
    Birthdate: July 11, 1998
    Hometown: Crystal Lake, Illinois
    Height/Weight: 5’ 10”/155 pounds
    Motorcycle: Aprilia RS 660

  • #960 Jason Waters

    Team: Edge Racing
    Birthdate: January 9, 1983
    Hometown: Springfield, Georgia
    Height/Weight: 5’ 8”/155 pounds
    Motorcycle: BMW S 1000 RR

  • #990 Jesse Ruehling

    Team: Edge Racing
    Birthdate: April 7, 1990
    Hometown: Savannah, Georgia
    Height/Weight: 6’ 3”/205 pounds
    Motorcycle: Kawasaki ZX-10R

#1 Richie Escalante

Richie Escalante became the first Mexican to win an AMA National Road Racing Championship when he wrapped up the 2020 MotoAmerica Supersport Championship riding for HONOS Kawasaki. Escalante won a remarkable 13 rounds in the 18-round championship, clinching the title with two races remaining. 

Little Known Fact: Richie is a nickname, Escalante’s actual first name is Ricardo. Richie’s dad Pablo was a multi-time Latin American Road Racing Champion. Richie’s brother Pablo, Jr. was also a road racer.

 

MotoAmerica Stats
Wins: 17 (13 Supersport, 4 Superstock 600)
Podiums: 41 (24 Supersport, 17 Superstock 600)
Pole Positions:

 

Career Highlights:

2020 – Won the 2020 MotoAmerica Supersport Championship riding for HONOS Kawasaki. Earned his first career MotoAmerica Supersport victory in the opening round at Road America and continued to win a series-leading 13 rounds in the 18-race series. Scored a total of 16 podium finishes. Clinched the title with two races remaining. 2019 – Finished fifth in the Supersport standings with six podium finishes, including a season high best of second at VIR and in the season finale at Barber Motorsports Park. Rode for 2 Wheel Legal – Hudson Motorcycles on a Yamaha R6. 2018 – Ranked 6th in Supersport, including a pair of podium finishes (thirds) at VIR and New Jersey. Raced for Quicksilver/Hudson Motorcycles on a Yamaha R6. 2017 – Sat out of racing due to lack of funding. 2016 – Finished runner-up in the MotoAmerica Superstock 600 Championship, winning three rounds of the series. Earned nine podium finishes in Superstock 600. Also finished 10th in the MotoAmerica Supersport standings by way of his Superstock 600 results. The two classes race simultaneously. His best Supersport result was fourth in race 1 at Road America. Raced for HB Racing/Meen Yamaha. 2015 – Finished second in the MotoAmerica Superstock 600 class. Won race two at VIR. Had eight Superstock 600 class podiums. Raced for Escalante Racing on a Yamaha R6. 2014 – Finished 11th in the AMA Pro Supersport class. His best finish was 6th (twice, Barber and New Jersey). Rode for Escalante Racing on a Yamaha R6. Also won the Mexican 600cc National Championship. 2013 – Raced in Mexico. 2012 – Raced in the FIM CEV Repsol Moto2 Championship in Spain and finished 16th, with a best result of eighth.

#2 Josh Herrin

Josh Herrin returns to the “factory” team on which he won the 2013 AMA Superbike title and for the team where he had his most successful MotoAmerica Superbike season in 2018 – Attack Performance Yamaha. And he brings with him a new title sponsor to the team: Fresh N’ Lean. Thus, Herrin will race for the 2021 MotoAmerica HONOS Superbike Championship on a Fresh N’ Lean Attack Performance Yamaha alongside team incumbent Jake Gagne.

In 2020, Herrin rode the Scheibe Racing BMW and ended the season sixth in the title chase while giving the team its first podium finish at Road America 1.

Herrin is a former MotoAmerica Superstock 1000 Champion, winning eight races in 2016 en route to the title. The Georgian who now calls Huntington Beach, California home, has nine AMA Superbike wins to his credit and 40 podiums in the premier class.

Little Known Fact: Déjà vu? In 2014, Herrin was replaced on Yamaha’s AMA factory team by Cameron Beaubier with Herrin heading to the Moto2 World Championship. For 2021, Herrin is replacing Beaubier who is headed to the Moto2 World Championship.

 

MotoAmerica/AMA Superbike Stats
Wins: 9
Podiums: 30 (18 MotoAmerica)
Pole Positions: 1

 

Career Highlights:

2020 – Finished sixth in the MotoAmerica HONOS Superbike Championship on a Scheibe Racing BMW. 2019 – Rode alongside Toni Elias on the Yoshimura Suzuki team, ending the season fifth in the Superbike Championship. 2018 Finished third in the MotoAmerica Superbike Championship on the Attack Performance Yamaha, winning two races.  2017 – Rode a Meen Motorsports Yamaha to eighth in the Superbike Championship and finished second in the final round at Barber Motorsports Park as a fill-in rider on the factory Yamaha team for Cameron Beaubier. 2016 – With eight wins on the year, Herrin won the Superstock 1000 Championship on a Meen Motorsports Yamaha. 2015 – Ended the season ranked second in the MotoAmerica Supersport Championship with four victories and 11 podiums. 2014 – Raced in the Moto2 World Championship. 2013 – With four wins on the season, Herrin earned the 2013 AMA Superbike Championship on the Monster Energy Graves Yamaha. 2012 – Made his Superbike debut and finished fourth in the AMA Superbike Championship. 2011 – Finished second in the AMA Daytona SportBike Championship with five wins. 2010 – Ended the season third in the Daytona SportBike Series with five victories. 2009 – Finished second in the Daytona SportBike Series with four wins. 2008 – Riding a Graves Yamaha, finished fifth in the AMA Supersport Championship. 2007 – Finished seventh in AMA Supersport Series, earning his first win in the class along the way. 2006 – Racing on a limited Supersport schedule after turning professional, finished 11th in the Supersport Championship but earned his first career podium in the class in Utah.

#10 Brett Donahue

Donahue returned to professional road racing for the first time in nearly 20 years this season, and he is competing in MotoAmerica Twins Cup on a Yamaha.

Little Known Fact: Brett’s claim to fame is that he earned a podium in his very first pro road race. It came at his home track of Brainerd in 1990 when he finished second to Tripp Nobles in the AMA Harley-Davidson 883 Road Race.

 

MotoAmerica Stats
Wins:
Podiums:  1 (Harley 883)

Career Highlights:

2002: Raced the Brainerd round of AMA 250 Grand Prix and Pro Thunder on a Rotax. Finished 12th in 250GP and 10th in Pro Thunder. With that single round, he was ranked 42nd in 250GP and 28th in Pro Thunder. 1990-1995: Raced selected rounds of the AMA Harley-Davidson 883 road racing series. Earned a podium (2nd) at Brainerd in 1990 and two top-10s in 1991 with a fifth at Road America, his best results.

#10 Travis Wyman

Travis Wyman has built up an impressive resume in his 13 seasons as a professional motorcycle racer. He’s won five races, earned 22-career podiums, scored poles and come very close to winning championships, finishing runner up twice in his career. In 2021 Wyman will again contest MotoAmerica Stock 1000 and Superbike on his Travis Wyman Racing BMW.

Little Known Fact: Is the middle of the three racing Wyman brothers with older brother Kyle and younger brother Cody. Has been a longtime coach at the California Superbike School. Is a columnist for the BMW Riders Association. Has been motorcycle racing since he was five years old.

 

MotoAmerica Stats
Wins: 6 (4 in Stock 1000, 1 Superstock 600, 1 Supersport East)
Podiums: 23 (8 in Stock 1000, 6 in Superstock 600, 3 in Supersport East, 6 in Harley XR1200)

 

Career Highlights:

2020 – Finished third in MotoAmerica Stock 1000 on the Travis Wyman Racing BMW S 1000 RR despite suffering a broken arm early in the season. Earned a pair of Stock 1000 podiums, including a victory in the Indianapolis round. Also finished 11th in MotoAmerica Superbike with a top result of sixth in the first leg of Indianapolis. Wyman also competed in the MotoAmerica King of the Baggers exhibition race at Laguna Seca, scoring a fourth-place finish aboard a Trask Performance-prepared Harley-Davidson Road Glide. 2019 – Finished sixth in MotoAmerica Stock 1000 and scored seven top-five finishes including a podium at VIR. Ranked 14th MotoAmerica Superbike earned two top-10 finishes. Raced a Weir Everywhere Racing BMW. 2018 – Finished second in MotoAmerica Stock 1000. Won two rounds of the series and finished the season with four podiums. Raced Weir Everywhere Racing BMW. 2017 – Sat out most of the MotoAmerica season due to lack of financial backing. Raced the Pittsburgh round of MotoAmerica Supersport and finished seventh in race one. Travis Wyman Racing Yamaha. 2016 – Finished third in MotoAmerica Superstock 600 racing a Kyle Wyman Racing Yamaha. Scored six Superstock 600 podium finishes and won race two at Road Atlanta. 2015 – Ranked third in MotoAmerica Superstock 600. Earned six podium finishes, including a victory in Road America race one. Raced a Wyman Racing Yamaha. 2014 – Sat out the season but did some auto racing. 2013 – Competed full seasons of AMA Pro SuperSport East and Harley Davidson Series competition. Best finish of second came in SuperSport Race 2 al Mid-Ohio. Also made Daytona SportBike deubt at MRLS finale, finishing 22nd. Raced for Harv’s Horley-Davidson/Suzuki. 2012 – Competed in AMA Pro SuperSport East and Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson Series, finishing sixth in the points in both classes. Best finish of third in Harley-Davidson Series came at Homestead. Raced for Harv’s H-D/Suzuki. 2011 – Competed in both AMA Pro Harley-Davidson and AMA Pro SuperSport East competition, earning his breakout victory at Rood America in SuperSport Race 2, grabbing a podium in SuperSport Race 1 and also taking home third in the Harley-Davidson Series race. Raced for Harv’s Harley-Davidson. Also earned two Top 10 finishes in AMA Pro Flat Track’s Pro Singles division. 2010 – Ron in both AMA Pro Harley-Davidson and SuperSport East. Finished in the Top 10 in every Harley-Davidson Series race, with a season-high second-place finish at VIR. Finished second in Harley-Davidson Series points. Ran 10 SuperSport races with a season-best finish of fourth place two times, at VIR and Barber. 2009 – Raced in four AMA Pro SuperSport East Division races, Mid-Ohio, VIR, NJ MP and Daytona where he finished a season-high seventh place. 2008 – Raced AMA Red Bulls Rookie and scored one top-10 finish.

#11 Mathew Scholtz

South African Mathew Scholtz has made the MotoAmerica Championship his home after making the move to full time racing in the U.S. following a successful seven-podium 2017 season in the Superstock 1000 Championship.

Despite his 2020 season ending early due to the injuries he suffered in a crash in the Superbikes at The Brickyard event at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, last season was a high-water mark for Scholtz and the Westby Racing team competing in MotoAmerica’s Superbike Series. A model of consistency all season long, Scholtz had 13 top-five finishes in 14 races, reached the podium 10 times, and was runner-up six times. He only had one DNF, which occurred in Superbike race two at Road America 1 when he crashed after a trailing rider collided with him from behind.

Scholtz, the 2017 MotoAmerica Superstock 1000 Champion and a former South African SuperGP National Champion, has won two MotoAmerica Superbike races in his career – his first coming in the 2017 season finale at Barber Motorsports Park and his second at Circuit of the Americas in 2018.

The coming season marks Scholtz’ fifth consecutive season as the lone Superbike rider for Westby Racing. Once again campaigning the iconic gold-and-black Westby Racing Yamaha R1 Superbike, he and the team have their sights set squarely on the 2021 MotoAmerica Superbike Championship.

Little Known Fact: When Scholtz won the MotoAmerica Superbike race at Barber Motorsports Park in 2017, he became the first rider to win a Superbike race while riding a Superstock 1000-spec motorcycle.

MotoAmerica/AMA Superbike Stats
Wins: 3
Podiums: 26
Pole Positions: 2

 

Career Highlights:

2020 – Finished fifth in the 2020 MotoAmerica Superbike Championship with 10 podiums that includes six second-place finishes – despite missing the last four races due to an injury suffered at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway round. 2019 – Rode his Westby Racing Yamaha YZF-R1 to sixth in the Superbike Championship with five podium finishes. 2018 – Moved up to the MotoAmerica Superbike Series and ended up fourth in the championship with one victory and eight podium finishes for the Westby Racing team. 2017 – Earned the MotoAmerica Superstock 1000 Championship with 10 victories and 19 podiums. Also became the first Superstock 1000 racer to win a MotoAmerica Superbike race with his victory in the final race of the season in Alabama. 2016 – Finished seventh in the MotoAmerica Superstock 1000 Championship with seven podiums. Also earned the SuperGP National Championship in his homeland of South Africa. 2015 – Finished second in the SuperGP National Championship. 2014 – Was runner-up in the South African Super600 National Championship. 2013 – Competed in the World Supersport Championship and finished 23rd at season’s end. 2012 – Finished 16th in the World Supersport Championship. 2011 – Competed in the Spanish Moto2 CEV Championship. 2010 – Raced in the Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup and earned a podium finish. 2009 – Finished seventh in the Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup with two podium finishes. 2008 – Ended the season sixth in the Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup with one win and three podium finishes. 2007 – Finished second in the 125cc South African National Championship with nine victories.

#11 Tony Blackall

Tony Blackall first raced professionally in AMA Pro Supersport back in 2012. He returned to pro racing in 2020, competing in MotoAmerica Supersport after a career in the U.S. Navy.

 

Little Known Fact: Tony grew up with AMA Pro Flat Trackers John Olmstead and Henry Wiles. They inspired him to get into motorcycle racing.

 

MotoAmerica Stats
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Career Highlights:

2020: Finished the season ranked 21st in MotoAmerica Supersport. Scored championship points in eight rounds, best finish was 11th at Ridge Motorsports Park. Raced a Blackall Racing Yamaha YZF-R6. 2012: Raced in Supersport at Mid-Ohio and NOLA. Best result was 21st in NOLA race one. Raced a Kawasaki ZX-6R.

#12 Jack Roach

For 2021 Westby Racing entered into an agreement with JR12 Racing and 17-year-old rider Jack Roach. Together, the combined team, Jack will race the Westby Racing Yamaha YZF-R3 in the 2021 MotoAmerica Junior Cup Championship. Last season (2020) marked Jack’s MotoAmerica debut and his rookie season in the Junior Cup class where he learned the tracks and finished seventh in the Championship. At Barber Motorsports Park last September, he finished a season-high fourth in Junior Cup race one.

Little Known Fact: Born in England, Jack Roach and his family moved to British Columbia, Canada, when he was four years old. He started motorcycle road racing at the age of 14 in 2017 at a local kart track in Canada.

 

MotoAmerica Stats
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Career Highlights:

2020 – Raced a BARTCON Racing Kawasaki in MotoAmerica Junior Cup. Finished seventh in the series. At Barber Motorsports Park, he finished a season-high fourth in Junior Cup race one. 2019 – Competed in a full race season in the Dickies British Junior Supersport Championship where he finished 10th on the season with a best race result of fourth at Silverstone.

#13 Owen Williams

Owen Williams had an illustrious amateur racing career, winning numerous club road racing and mini-bike titles, prior to coming to MotoAmerica this season.

Little Known Fact: Owen began racing at the age of seven. He calls Valentino Rossi his racing hero. Owen loves hanging out with his brother, watching TV, camping, and playing video games.

 

MotoAmerica Stats
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Career Highlights:

2020: Won the CVMA 2020-2021 Winter Series 500 Supersport and Ultra Lightweight Shootout Expert Championships. Also won the WERA West D Superbike Expert Championship.

#14 Andrew Lee

Andrew Lee is a two-time MotoAmerica Stock 1000 Champion. He raced three years in Superstock 600 before stepping up and having immediate success in Stock 1000, winning the title in his first season in the class. After running a limited schedule in 2020, Andrew hopes to once again contend for the Stock 1000 title in 2021.

 

Little Known Fact: Andrew is coached by past AMA Formula Xtreme, 750 Supersport and FIM Endurance World Champion Jason Pridmore. Won the very first road race he ever entered in 2013. Cites Valentino Rossi as his childhood racing hero.

 

MotoAmerica Stats
Wins: 11 (Stock 1000)
Podiums: 18 (1 in Superstock 600, 17 in Stock 1000)

 

Career Highlights:

2020: Made his MotoAmerica Superbike debut at Barber Motorsports Park and scored a 9th and 11th in the two legs. At Barber raced a FLY Street Racing ADR Motorsports Suzuki at the last minute after Superbike Unlimited Franklin Armory Racing Kawasaki ZX-10RR was sidelined due to technical spec issues. Based on the Barber finishes was ranked 27th in final Superbike standings. Raced a Franklin Armory Racing Kawasaki ZX-6R in MotoAmerica Supersport in the season finale at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca and scored an 11th and 10th, placing him 26th in the final season point standings. 2019: Won his second consecutive MotoAmerica Stock 1000 Championship. Was on the podium in 10 of the 11 rounds. Won a series-leading eight races. Raced a Franklin Armory/Graves Motorsports Kawasaki ZX-10R. 2018: Stepped up from MotoAmerica Superstock 600 to Stock 1000 and was crowned MotoAmerica Stock 1000 Champion on the strength of seven podiums in eight rounds. Won three races. Rode a RiderzLaw Racing Kawasaki ZX-10R. 2017: Scored three top-five finishes in Superstock 600, including a career-first podium (second place) in round 11 at Sonoma. Finished the season ranked ninth. Raced his own Andrew Lee Racing/Tri-County Power Sports Yamaha YZF-R6. 2016: Raced a limited schedule in MotoAmerica Superstock 600 and earned one top-10 finish (10th at New Jersey). Ranked 22nd in the final standings. Raced an ADR Motorsports Yamaha YZF-R6. 2015: MotoAmerica debut in Utah and scored points in both Superstock 600 legs. Ranked 32nd. Raced his own Andrew Lee Racing Yamaha YZF-R6.

#14 Chase Black

Chase Black is one of the first MotoAmerica Mini Cup by Motul riders to graduate to MotoAmerica’s SportbikeTrackGear.com Junior Cup class, and he is competing in 2021 aboard a MonkeyMoto AGVSPORT Kawasaki.

 

Little Known Fact: Chase is trained by his father Dennis, who is a professional motocross and supercross rider, along with his mother Leslie. Chase has also been coached by former pro road racer Ty Howard. In his spare time, Chase enjoys building gaming computers.

 

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Career Highlights:

2020: Participated in two MotoAmerica Mini Cup by Motul events – Road America and Pitt Race. Best result was eighth at Pitt Race.

#14 Frankie Garcia

Frankie Garcia has raced just about every kind of motorcycle made, from flat track, to Supermoto, motocross, road racing, Hooligans and even X Games. With King Of The Baggers, Frankie adds yet another type of racing he can check off his list. He scored a podium (third) in the King Of The Baggers Invitational at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca in 2020.

 

Little Known Fact: Frankie has worked as a motorcycle journalist for Motorcycle USA and then later in PR for Suzuki. Frankie was also the youngest rider ever, 15 years old at the time, to race motorcycles in the X Games where contested Supermoto.

 

MotoAmerica Stats
Wins:
Podiums: 1 (King Of The Baggers Invitational)

 

Career Highlights:

2020: Finished third in the King Of The Baggers Invitational race at Weather Tech Raceway Laguna Seca. Made the highlight reel when TV cameras caught him looping his Indian on pit lane while doing a practice start. Raced with Roland Sands Design Indian. 2012: Raced the Daytona 200 and finished 36th on a Tuned Industries/Aussie Dave Racing Yamaha YZF-R6.

#15 Alex Ricci

Alex Ricci debuted in MotoAmerica Junior Cup at the tail end of 2020, competing at the Indy and Laguna Seca rounds. 2021 is the Californian’s first full season in the series, and he’ll be racing a TEK Moto Performance Kawasaki.

Little Known Fact: Alex is a member of a slow-pitch softball team and loves to snow ski during the off season. Alex earned regional novice club road racing championships before coming to MotoAmerica.

 

MotoAmerica Stats
Wins:
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Career Highlights:

2020: Raced Junior Cup in the final two race weekends of MotoAmerica – Indianapolis Motor Speedway and WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca. Scored a pair of championship points-paying 14th-place finishes. Ranked 27th in the series.

#16 Kevin Olmedo

Kevin Olmedo is coming back to MotoAmerica Supersport in 2021, racing for the same Altus Motorsports squad he raced with in 2020. After a highly successful apprenticeship in MotoAmerica Junio Cup, where he finished as series runner up in 2019, he graduated to Supersport last season and not only scored a slew of top-10 results, but even managed to finish on the podium in one race. 

Little Known Fact: Kevin was a road racing and motocross champ in his native El Salvador.

 

MotoAmerica Stats
Wins: 2 (in Junior Cup)
Podiums: 14 (1 in Supersport, 13 in Junior Cup)

 

Career Highlights:

2020 – Raced an Altus Motorsports Suzuki GSX-R600 in MotoAmerica Supersport where he finished ranked sixth. Scored ten top-10 finishes including a podium (third) in the opening round at Road America. 2019 – Was runner up in the MotoAmerica Liqui Moly Junior Cup Championship. Scored 11 podium finishes and took victory in round 12 at PittRace.  Raced an Altus Motorsports Kawasaki Ninja 400 in MotoAmerica Junior Cup. 2018 – Finished eighth in the MotoAmerica Liqui Moly Junior Cup Championship. Earned a pair of podium finishes, including taking a win at round 14 in New Jersey. Raced a Yamaha R3 for MonkeyMoto/AGVSPORT. 2017 – Made his first appearances in MotoAmerica racing in the KTM RC Cup. Did not manage to finish any races. Raced a round of the European Talent Cup.

#16 Trevor Standish

After serving an apprenticeship in the in the Junior classes, Trevor moved up to Twins Cup in 2020 and earned a respectable eighth-place ranking on his Pure Attitude Racing Suzuki SV650. Trevor will once again contest the Twins class in 2021.

Little Known Fact: Trevor was a child actor. Following in the footsteps of his grandfather and father, Trevor is a third-generation motorcycle racer. His team, Pure Attitude Racing, was founded by his father Dean. Their company sells custom team apparel, canopies, banners and flags. He is a descendant of Captain Myles Standish of pilgrim and Mayflower fame. Trevor attends Kennesaw State where he is majoring in Physics. He also does video productions.

 

MotoAmerica Stats
Wins:
Podiums: 2 (1 Junior Cup, 1 Twins Cup)

 

Career Highlights:

2020 – Finished ranked eighth in his debut season in MotoAmerica Twins Cup. Earned 10 top-10 finishes with a best of sixth in the series final at Laguna Seca. Raced a Pure Attitude Racing Suzuki SV650. 2019 – Raced MotoAmerica Liqui Moly Junior Cup on a Pure Attitude Racing Kawasaki Ninja 400.  Ranked 16th in Junior Cup, season was highlight by a podium finish (third) in round four at VIR. 2018 – Raced MotoAmerica Liqui Moly Junior Cup on a Pure Attitude Racing Yamaha R3. Finished 26th in the series. Scored points at three rounds, best result was 10th at round 15 in New Jersey. 2017 – Ranked seventh in MotoAmerica KTM RC 390 Cup. Earned a pair of top-five finishes with a best of fourth in the opening round at Road Atlanta. Raced with Pure Attitude Racing. 2016 – Contested MotoAmerica KTM RC 390 Cup with Pure Attitude Racing. Finished 23rd in the final standings. Best outing was a 12th in round four at New Jersey. 2015 – Rookie season with MotoAmerica. Raced select KTM RC Cup events, but scored no points.

#18 Jackson Blackmon

“Action Jackson” has been racing in MotoAmerica since 2017. He moved up the ranks from KTM RC Cup and Junior Cup to gradually make his way to Twins Cup. Jackson has three race wins to his credit coming into the 2021 season. He stunned a lot of race pundits by finishing second in his Twins Cup debut at the end of 2019. He showed his result was no fluke as he finished fourth in Twins Cup in 2020 on the strength of solid finishes all season, including a pair of podiums.

Little Known Fact: Outside of racing Jackson enjoys cycling, mountain biking, and fishing. His dad was also a motorcycle racer. In 2018 Jackson was invited to train at Valentino Rossi’s 46 Master Camp in Italy.

 

MotoAmerica Stats
Wins: 3 (All in KTM RC Cup)
Podiums: 16 (7 in RC Cup, 6 in Junior Cup and 3 in Twins)

 

Career Highlights:

2020 – Raced for Robem Engineering on a Suzuki SV650 in MotoAmerica Twins Cup. Finished fourth in the championship. Season was highlighted by a pair of podium finishes, runner up in round two at Road America and third in round nine at Barber. 2019 – Raced MotoAmerica Liqui Moly Junior Cup. Split time between racing for his own squad and riding for MonkeyMoto. Also did two rounds of the MotoAmerica Twins Cup Series for Rbom Racing on a Suzuki SV650. Finished fourth in the final Junior Cup standings. Scored four podium finishes. Was runner up in rounds at both VIR and New Jersey. Raced the final two rounds of MotoAmerica Twins Cup and surprised with second-place finish at New Jersey in his Twins debut. Was seventh in the Twins Cup finale at Barber. Those two results placed him 16th in the final standings. 2018 – Raced for RiderzLaw on a Graves Yamaha in Junior Cup and finished sixth in the series. Earned two podium finishes (Sonoma and PittRace). 2017 – Jackson’s debut MotoAmerica season and it was a good one. He raced KTM RC390 Cup and won three races on his way to finishing fourth in the championship. In all he scored seven podiums in the class. Competed in the KTM RC Cup World Final in Spain. 2016 – Won the WERA Yamaha R3 Cup title.

#19 Hunter Dunham

Hunter Dunham will be back for a second-straight season in Stock 1000 and this year his team will get support from Westby Racing. He’s also bringing in Melissa Paris as crew chief and Josh Hayes as coach, so he has everything in place to improve on his 10th-place ranking in 2020.

Little Known Fact: Works as a guest instructor for American Supercamp Riding School.

 

MotoAmerica Stats
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Career Highlights:

2020 – Finished 10th in MotoAmerica Stock 1000 with five top-10 finishes. Best result was eighth (three times). Season was shortened by injuries suffered in crashes at The Ridge and Barber. Also raced a couple of rounds of Superbike and scored points at PittRace and The Ridge.  Finished 15th in MotoAmerica Superbike Cup. 2019 – Raced MotoAmerica Liqui Moly Junior Cup. Ranked 10th in the series with seven top-10 finishes. Best result was fifth (twice). Raced a Hunter Dunham Racing Kawasaki Ninja 400. Raced one round of MotoAmerica Supersport on Josh Hayes’ MP13 Racing Yamaha, but suffered a DNF and scored no points. 2018 – Ranked 20th in Liqui Moly Junior Cup. Earned three top-10 finishes with a best of eighth (twice). Raced a Tuned Racing Yamaha.

#20 Cooper McDonald

Cooper McDonald will at least start off the year on the Altus Motorsports Suzuki moving to MotoAmerica Supersport after two seasons in Twins Cup. Cooper is a fill-in rider for the injured Kevin Olmedo and Cooper’s time on the squad will depend on how quickly Kevin is able to get back to racing shape. Cooper has the credentials to race Supersport after two outstanding seasons in Twins Cup, where he twice finished ranked inside the top 10 and even scored a podium finish in 2019.

Little Known Fact: Despite coming from a racing family, Cooper came into the sport relatively late compared to most of his contemporaries. Cooper’s dad Sam was one of the leading AMA Superbike racers of the 1980s. His grandfather Norm co-founded K&N Engineering, maker of the famous K&N air filters and is a member of the Motorcycle Hall of Fame.

 

MotoAmerica Stats
Wins:
Podiums: 1 (Twins Cup)

 

Career Highlights:

2020 – Finished sixth in MotoAmerica Twins Cup riding for BARTCON Racing aboard a Yamaha FZ-07/MT-07. Finished inside the top-10 in all but two rounds of the series. Ended the series on a high not with his season best fourth-place finish at Laguna Seca. 2019 – Finished eight in MotoAmerica Twins Cup with eight top-10 finishes, including a podium (third) at round five in Utah. Rode a Team AP Moto Arts Yamaha FZ-07/MT-07.

#22 Ashton Yates

Ashton Yates became the first rider in series history to race in all five MotoAmerica classes when he took part in the 2020 MotoAmerica Superbike class. Yates started his MotoAmerica career in the now-defunct KTM RC Cup, advanced to the MotoAmerica Liqui Moly Junior Cup, then raced in Stock 600 and Supersport and in 2019 competed in the Stock 1000. Yates is the son of multi-time AMA Champion Aaron Yates.

Little Known Fact: Ashton Yates has finished on the podium in three classes of MotoAmerica racing: KTM RC 390 Cup, Liqui Moly Junior Cup and Stock 1000. He also became the first rider to stand on the podium in two different classes on the same day when he did so in Supersport and Liqui Moly Junior Cup at Road Atlanta in 2018.

 

MotoAmerica/AMA Superbike Stats
Wins:
Podiums: 2
Pole Positions: 0

 

Career Highlights: 

2020 – Finished 24th in the MotoAmerica Superbike Championship and seventh in the Stock 1000 class. 2019 – Despite not starting the Stock 1000 Series until the seventh round, finished seventh in the championship with a second-place finish at PittRace. Started the season on the Supersport Championship and ended up 17th despite switching to the Stock 1000 class. 2018 – Finished fourth in the Liqui Moly Junior Cup class with three victories. Did double duty and also raced in the Supersport class where he finished 14th in the championship. 2017 – Finished 11th in the Superstock 600 Championship. 2016 – Finished third in the KTM RC Cup Championship with 10 podium finishes and three victories. 2015 – Made his MotoAmerica debut and ended the season ranked 19th in the KTM Junior Cup Championship.

#22 Blake Davis

Blake Davis had a stellar amateur road racing career, which culminated with him being named the 2019 Nicky Hayden AMA Road Race Horizon Award winner. Last season, Blake moved up to MotoAmerica Junior Cup and scored 11 top-10 finishes and finished as high as sixth. He’s back for a full season in Junior Cup for 2021.

 

Little Known Fact: Blake says Scott Russell was a racing hero even though Scott earned his major racing accomplishments well before Blake was born. Blake started racing motocross when he was four and switched over to Supermoto minibikes when he was six. Blake’s dad, Mike Davis, in addition to racing along the East Coast on an amateur basis, served as a crew chief for several teams in MotoAmerica.

 

MotoAmerica Stats
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Career Highlights: 2020: Placed ninth in MotoAmerica Junior Cup after making his debut five rounds into the series. Best race finish was sixth (three times). 2019: Was named Nicky Hayden AMA Road Race Horizon Award winner. Won two WERA national championships and seven WERA regional titles. 2018: Won the AMA Youth Road Racer of the Year award. Won AMA 300 Superstock Grand Championship, won three WERA National Challenge Championships, won 13 WERA Sportsman Regional Championships, won 41 of 60 WERA races started. 2017: Won three WERA Sportsman Regional Championships.

#23 Corey Alexander

A few years ago, Corey Alexander, a former AMA Pro Supersport East Champion, thought he was out of road racing for good. He sat out for several years, tried out American Flat Track before coming back to road racing on a limited basis. He found he still had the talent and the passion to race, so in 2020 he made a return to full-time racing. It was a major success, culminating in finishing second in MotoAmerica Stock 1000. He will focus on that series again in 2021 and also do Superbike aboard the potent HONOS HVMC Racing Kawasaki.

Little Known Fact: At 6’ 4” Corey is one of the tallest competitors in MotoAmerica. Corey comes from a family of motorcycle enthusiasts and racers. His uncle and sponsor Richie Alexander was the 1998 AMA 750cc Supersport Champion. When he’s not racing, Corey works at the family dealership Hudson Valley Motorcycles or coaching at Jason Pridmore’s JP43 Training riding school. His passion outside of racing is design. Corey has a clothing company, Defy All Odds Apparel.

 

MotoAmerica Stats
Wins: 8 (2 Stock 1000, 3 Supersport, 3 Supersport East/West)
Podiums: 26 (13 Stock 1000, 4 Supersport, 9 Supersport East/West)

 

Career Highlights:

2020 – Corey scored a pair of MotoAmerica Stock 1000 wins (sweeping both legs at Road Atlanta) and in all earned 10 podium finishes en route to finishing as series runner up. Did double duty at most rounds also contesting MotoAmerica Superbike on his Stock 1000 machine and finished ranked 12 in that series, with a sixth in leg one at New Jersey his top result. Raced with Ride HVMC Racing on a Kawasaki ZX-10RR. 2019 – Raced select MotoAmerica Stock 1000 rounds with Ride HVMC Freeman Racing Kawasaki. Earned three podium finishes and finished the year ranked eighth.  2018 – Raced AFT Singles in American Flat Track. 2016 – Raced MotoAmerica Superstock 1000 and Superbike for Ride HVMC Freeman Racing Ducati but missed much of the season due to injury. Best result was fifth at New Jersey in race two. Was ranked 18th in the series. 2015 – Raced MotoAmerica Supersport with Tuned Racing. Finished 11th in the series and scored nine top-10 finishes with a best of sixth in the season finale at New Jersey. 2014 – Finished fourth in AMA Pro Supersport. Won the first three rounds of the series, before a broken collarbone in training mid-season slowed his progress. Had four podium finishes. Raced on the Celtic Racing Suzuki GSX-R600. 2013 – Won the AMA Pro Supersport East title earning two wins, five podiums in all. Raced a single round of AMA Pro Daytona Sport Bike.  Raced a couple of rounds of the World Supersport Championship with PTR Honda. 2012 – Raced AMA Pro Supersport East. Won the pole at Daytona and claimed a pair of podium finishes. Finished ranked fifth. 2011 – Raced AMA Pro Supersport West with Vesrah Suzuki. Ranked third. Won the Miller round and had two podiums on the season.  2010 – Raced AMA Pro Supersport East, finished the year ranked 16th. 2008 – Ran in AMA Red Bulls Rookie Cup and scored a pair of top-10 finishes. Ranked 20th.

#24 Toni Elias

Toni Elias is one of the most versatile road racers of his era. Consider his record – Elias won at every level of Motorcycle Grand Prix competition, including winning the Moto2 World Championship in 2010 and scoring a race victory in MotoGP in 2006. To say Elias made a seamless transition to racing in MotoAmerica Superbike racing would be an understatement. Upon entering the championship in 2016 he immediately won and became a championship contender.

In 2017 Elias won the MotoAmerica Superbike Championship riding for Yoshimura Suzuki. Elias ended his championship campaign with 10 wins. He became the first Spanish rider to win the premier road racing championship in America.

In five years of racing in MotoAmerica, Elias established himself as one of the elite riders in the 45-year history of the championship. His 32-career Superbike wins places him tied for fourth on the all-time Superbike wins list.

Little Known Fact: Toni Elias set a record when reached 20 MotoAmerica/AMA Superbike wins in just 43 starts – four races faster than Fred Merkel did it in 1986, establishing a new record of getting to the 20-win plateau faster than anyone, a record that lasted 32 years!

 

MotoAmerica/AMA Superbike Stats
Wins: 32
Podiums: 63
Pole Positions: 6

 

Career Highlights:

2020 – Raced for M4 Ecstar Suzuki and finished fourth in the MotoAmerica Superbike Championship. Elias scored four podium finishes and took one pole. 2019 – Elias finished second in the 2019 MotoAmerica Superbike Championship after leading the title chase for almost the entire season. Elias won seven times in 2019 with 15 podiums and two poles, yet ended up losing the title by just five points to his rival Cameron Beaubier. Raced for Yoshimura Suzuki. 2018 Nine wins on the season for Elias, earned him the distinction of scoring the most MotoAmerica Superbike wins in 2018. He also won two poles. He finished runner-up in the championship. Raced for Yoshimura Suzuki.  2017 – Elias clinched the 2017 Motul MotoAmerica Superbike Championship with three races remaining. The title marked a record 14th MotoAmerica/AMA Superbike Championship for Suzuki. Elias won 10 races that season riding for Yoshimura Suzuki. 2016 – Made his MotoAmerica debut as a fill-in rider for Yoshimura Suzuki, after its rider Jake Lewis was injured. It was a stunning debut as he won the first three races he entered. Went on to win six races, earn two poles and finished third in the championship. 2015 – Raced select events in MotoGP for both the AB Motoracing Honda and Yamaha Forward Racing squads. Best result was 14th in Sepang.  2014 – Raced for Red Devils Roma Aprilia in the World Superbike Championships. Best finish was fourth at Sepang. Ranked ninth in the series. 2013 – A split season for Elias. He raced the first half in Moto2 with Blusens Avintia before moving to World Superbike for Red Devils Roma Aprilia.  2012 – Raced select races in MotoGP with Pramac Racing Ducati and in Moto2 with two different teams. 2011 Raced MotoGP for LCR Honda. He scored five top-10 finishes and ended the season ranked 15th2010 – Won the Moto2 World Championship riding for Gresini Racing Moto2. On the path to the title he scored seven wins and three poles. 2009 – Raced MotoGP for San Carlo Honda Gresini and earned a podium (3rd) at Brno. Earned his highest year-end ranking in MotoGP with 7th.  2008 – Raced MotoGP with Alice Ducati Team, scored two podiums and finished the year ranked 12th. 2007 Raced MotoGP with Honda Gresini and scored two podiums and two fastest race laps en route to 12th in the final standings. 2006 – Scored a thrilling MotoGP victory in a battle with Valentino Rossi at Estoril. It was one of the closest finishes in the history of MotoGP, and a great way for Elías to secure his maiden premier class victory. He finished ninth in the final standings. 2005 – Debut season in MotoGP, raced with Fortuna Yamaha Team. Best result was sixth in Turkey. Finished the season ranked 12th. 2004 – Raced for the factory Fortuna Honda squad in the 250cc Grand Prix World Championship. He finished fourth after scoring eight podiums, including a win at Estoril. 2003 – Scored a career-best five 250cc GP wins with Team Repsol Telefónica Movistar. Also won five poles. Finished third in the championship. 2002 – Debut 250cc Grand Prix season. Raced for Telefónica Movistar-Repsol. Scored five podiums, including a win at Motegi. Ranked fourth. 2001 – Final season in 125cc Grand Prix World Championship and it was his best. He raced for the Telefónica Movistar Junior Team, scored a pair of wins, nine total podiums and closed the season ranked 3rd in the series. 2000 – First full season in GP racing. Raced the 125cc class for Chupa Chups Matteoni Racing. His eighth at Catalunya was his best result. 1999 – Made his GP debut, racing three rounds in the 125cc Grand Prix Series. A 14th at Valencia was his best result.

#24 Xavier Zayat

Xavier “The X-Man” Zayat has been racing in MotoAmerica since 2015 and has a history of national podiums and even wins. He’s coming off a season in MotoAmerica Supersport where he was a consistent top-five finisher. The team he rode for N2 Racing, pulled out of the series at the last minute, which left Xavier scrambling to find a ride in 2021.

Little Known Fact: Xavier loves flat track racing for fun and competed in a few American Flat Track events over the years. Despite his lack of experience he showed good speed on the dirt, just missing making the main event at several rounds.

 

MotoAmerica Stats
Wins: 1 (Twins Cup)
Podiums: 3 (1 in Twins Cup, 1 in Superstock 600, 1 in KTM RC Cup)

 

Career Highlights:

2020 – Finished eighth in MotoAmerica Superbike by scoring six top-five finishes. Best result was fourth, which he accomplished three times. Raced with N2 Racing on a Yamaha R6. 2019 – Finished 13th racing a limited schedule in MotoAmerica Supersport on the N2 Racing Yamaha. Best result was fourth in round four at VIR. Raced select events in American Flat Track in AFT Singles. Failed to qualify for nationals. 2018 – Won the VIR round of MotoAmerica Twins on the RBoM Racing Suzuki SV650 in his only appearance in the series that season. Raced select MotoAmerica Supersport races. Best result was round 12 at PittRace where he finished 10th. Rode a N2 Racing Yamaha. Raced one event in American Flat Track (AFT Singles). Failed to qualify. 2017 – Won the Yamaha bLU cRU R3 Cup Expert race at the 45th WERA Grand Nationals Final at Barber. Raced select rounds of MotoAmerica Superstock 600, but earned no championship points. 2016 – Raced with M4 SportbikeTrackGear.com Suzuki in MotoAmerica Superstock 600. Finished 12th in the series. Scored a podium (third) at round two at Road Atlanta. 2015 – Competed in the two rounds of the KTM RC 390 Cup late in the season. Finished ranked 14th and scored a podium (third) in round seven at Laguna Seca. Rode for MFactory West. Won the AMA Horizon Award (now called the Nicky Hayden AMA Horizon Award), presented annually to the most promising amateur road race in America. 2011 – Won the USGPRU MD250H national title and took a top-10 finish in the British BSB Motostar Series.

#25 David Anthony

For the third straight season, “Aussie” Dave Anthony ended the 2020 MotoAmerica Superbike Series ranked 10th in the championship. Anthony’s best finish in 2020 was a sixth, a result he turned in on four occasions. Anthony not only races in the series, but he is also a successful team owner, running two other riders in addition to himself under the FLY Racing ADR Motorsports banner. Anthony is an Australian who now calls Murrieta, California, home.

Little Known Fact: Anthony has two AMA Superbike podiums to his credit with second place finishes to Josh Hayes at Road America and Barber Motorsports Park in 2014. Anthony ended up fifth in the AMA Superbike Championship in 2014.

 

MotoAmerica/AMA Superbike Stats
Wins: 0
Podiums: 2
Pole Positions: 0

 

Career Highlights:

2020 – Finished 10th in the MotoAmerica Superbike Championship on a Suzuki GSX-R1000 with four sixth place finishes the highlight to his season. 2019 – Ended the 2019 MotoAmerica Superbike Series ranked 10th in the championship. 2018 – Ended up 10th in the MotoAmerica Superbike Championship. 2017 – Finished ninth in the MotoAmerica Superstock 1000 Championship and 17th in the MotoAmerica Superbike Series. 2016 – Ended the season 11th in the Superstock 1000 Championship. 2015 – Finished fourth in the MotoAmerica Supersport Series with two podium finishes. 2014 – Ended the AMA Superbike Series ranked fifth in the championship point standings. 2013 – Finished 10th in the AMA Pro Superbike Championship. 2012 – Completed the season ranked 13th. 2011 – Finished 14th in the AMA Pro Superbike Championship. 2010 – Raced in selected Superbike and Daytona SportBike rounds. 2009 – Finished 13th in the AMA Pro Superbike Championship. 2008 – Raced in select AMA Pro Superbike, Superstock and Formula Xtreme rounds. 2007 – Raced in both Formula Xtreme and Supersport. 2006 – Started his AMA racing career with his first Supersport race.

#25 Dominic Doyle

South African Dominic Doyle is moving up to MotoAmerica Supersport after a couple of years of being a top competitor in the Liqui Moly Junior Cup. 

Little Known Fact: Dominic is based out of Columbus, Indiana. At age five he started racing in his native South Africa. As a youth rider he made a progression from motorcross to Supermoto and eventually road racing mini-bikes before moving up to a KTM RC390.

 

MotoAmerica Stats
Wins: 3 (All in Junior Cup)
Podiums: 21 (18 in Junior Cup, 3 in Twins Cup)

 

Career Highlights:

2020 – Finished second in MotoAmerica Liqui Moly Junior Cup. Took a total of 14 podium finishes, including three wins. Rode a BARTCON Racing Kawasaki Ninja 400 in Junior Cup. Also raced select rounds of MotoAmerica Twins Cup for Robem Engineering/Ruthless Racing on a Suzuki SV650. Scored two podiums, including a runner-up finish at Monterey to finish 10th in the final Twins Cup standings. 2019 – Raced a BARTCON Racing Kawasaki Ninja 400 in Junior Cup. Finished fifth in Junior Cup on the strength of four podium finishes during the season. 2018 – Raced the final three 2018 MotoAmerica events in Liqui Moly Junior Cup on a Dominic Doyle Racing Kawasaki. Earned one top-10 finish and was ranked 30th in the final standings. 2017 – Raced as a wildcard at the Road America round of MotoAmerica KTM RC Cup and finished 11th in race one. That put him 28th in the final standings.

#27 Edgar Zaragoza

2020 was Zaragoza’s first full season in MotoAmerica, and that earned him his highest ranking yet. He raced primarily in MotoAmerica Supersport, but also ran a few Stock 1000 races. He was a consistent finisher in Supersport and ended the season ranked 13th in the championship. Zaragoza made his MotoAmerica debut in 2016, but prior to 2020, he only raced at a few MotoAmerica rounds each season.

 

Little Known Fact: Edgar is also an avid Supermoto racer.

 

MotoAmerica Stats
Wins:
Podiums:
 

Career Highlights:

2020: Scored points in all but two rounds of MotoAmerica Supersport and finished 13th in the series. Scored a single top-10 result (eighth) at Ridge Motorsports Park. Rode an EZ Racing Yamaha YZF-R6. Raced a couple rounds of MotoAmerica Stock 1000. Scored a top-10 (ninth) in the season finale at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca. Ranked 23rd. Raced his own EZ Racing Yamaha YZF-R1. 2019: Earned championship points in four rounds of MotoAmerica Supersport with a best result of 14th (twice). Ranked 26th. Raced his own EZ Racing Yamaha YZF-R6. 2018: Raced a couple rounds (Sonoma Raceway and Utah Motorsports Campus) of MotoAmerica Supersport. Earned three top-20 finishes with a best result of 17th at Sonoma Raceway. 2017: Ran MotoAmerica Superstock 600 at WeatherTech Laguna Seca but did not qualify for the race. 2016: Raced the Utah round of MotoAmerica Superstock 600 and finished 14th in race one.

#27 Toby Khamsouk

After racing the Junior Cup and RC Cup for the first three years of his MotoAmerica career, Toby moved up to the Twins Cup class last season with good results. He finished fifth in the championship. He is set to race again in Twins Cup for 2021 on a Robem Engineering Aprilia RS 660.

 Little Known Fact: Toby runs the No. 27 in honor of his racing hero Casey Stoner. Watch in person as Stoner won the USGP at Laguna Seca when Today was just 12 and that inspired him to become a road racer. Toby’s dad was a huge Troy Bayliss fan and named his son Toby as a combination of Bayliss’ first and last name.

 

MotoAmerica Stats
Wins:
Podiums: 1

 

Career Highlights:

2020 – Raced a Robem Engineering Suzuki SV650 in MotoAmerica Twins Cup. He finished fifth in the series and scored seven topfive finishes. His best result of the season was fourth, which he did twice (race one at PittRace and race two at Barber). 2019 – Raced Liqui Moly Junior Cup and finished ranked 12th in the series. Scored eight top-10 finishes with a best of seventh (three times). Rode for his own Toby K Racing team on a Kawasaki Ninja 400. 2018 – Finished 14th in Liqui Moly Junior Cup riding a Yamaha for Toby K Racing. Scored eight top-10 and a pair of top-five finishes. His best results came at Sonoma and PittRace where he finished fifth. 2017 – In his first pro season Toby raced in the MotoAmerica KTM RC Cup. He finished sixth in the series. Scored his first MotoAmerica podium (third) in RC Cup race two at VIR. In all he scored four top-five finishes. 2016 – Won the novice class of the Yamaha R3 Cup Final at the WERA Grand National Final.

#29 David Kohlstaedt

David Kohlstaedt has made steady progress in his MotoAmerica Junior Cup results since debuting in 2018. Last year he cracked the top 10 for the first time and earned a pair of solid top-five finishes along the way.

Little Known Fact: Sammy Halbert and Valentino Rossi were David’s racing heroes growing up.  Plays guitar and piano. Won the 2015 AMA Youth Dirt Track Rider of the Year Award.

 

MotoAmerica Stats
Wins:
Podiums: 1

 

Career Highlights:

2020 – Finished sixth in MotoAmerica Junior Cup. Scored five top-five finishes. Best result was fourth (twice). Raced a DMK Racing Kawasaki Ninja 400.
2019 – 30th ranked in MotoAmerica Junior Cup Championship (best race finish 11th at Barber). 2018: Made his MotoAmerica debut in Junior Cup. Raced the Utah and Sonoma rounds. Scored no points, but had a best finish of 17th at round nine in Utah. Raced a Kawasaki Ninja 300.

#29 Tyler O’Hara

Tyler O’Hara made a rapid climb in road racing after a career of racing in several other forms of motorcycle competition. He experienced his greatest success in the old Harley-Davidson XR1200 Series, where he was consistently one of the elite riders in that championship. O’Hara has found a new lease on his racing life with MotoAmerica’s King of the Baggers.

 

Little Known Fact: Tyler is a USMCA certified riding coach and has taught many riders with one-on-one instruction. His first race was at the age of five, a kid’s race at San Francisco’s Cow Palace during an Arenacross event. Grew up racing motocross, flat track, off-road and Supermoto before getting into road racing.

 

MotoAmerica Stats

Wins: 10 (1 in King of Baggers, 9 in Harley XR1200)

Podiums: 30 (2 in Supersport East/West, 23 in XR1200, 4 in Superstock 1000, 1 in Baggers)

 

Career Highlights:

2020: Won the King of the Baggers debut event at Laguna Seca on his S&S Indian Challenger. 2019: Raced just the Sonoma round of MotoAmerica Supersport and scored a DNF/11th. The lone finish placed him 28th in the final standings. 2017: Finished tenth in MotoAmerica Superstock 1000 racing a limited West Coast schedule. Scored six top-10 finishes with a best of sixth in round 13 at Sonoma. Raced a Kawasaki ZX-10R for TOR Deehan BBJK. 2015: Finished fifth in MotoAmerica Superstock 1000. Scored four podium finishes. Best result was 2nd (twice, in the Road Atlanta rounds). Raced his self-sponsored Yamaha R1. 2014: Finished third in the Harley-Davidson XR1200 Series. Took three podium finishes, including two wins (Daytona and Mid-Ohio). Raced for Bartels Harley-Davidson. 2013: Finished runner up to Steve Rapp in the Harley-Davidson XR1200 Series. Was on the podium in seven of the nine rounds and took a victory in the opening round at Daytona. 2012: Finished third in the AMA Pro Harley-Davidson XR1200 Championship with four wins and ten podium finishes. Raced for Bartel’s Harley-Davidson. 2011: Successfully contested both Daytona SportBike and the Vance & Hines XR1200 Series, earning seven top-10 results in DSB and three podiums in XR1200 including his breakout AMA Pro victory in Race 1 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Raced for GP Bike Parts Racing in DSB and Tyler O’Hara Racing in XR1200. 2010: Earned the AMA Pro SuperSport Top Gun Award and turned in two third-place finishes at Infineon in his seven starts in 2010. Rode for GP Bike Parts Racing. Also finished third overall in AFM points. 2009: Won the AMA Open Intermediate Supermoto Championship. 2008: Won the STTARS Supermoto 85/150 Championship and finished third overall in the STTARS Supermoto Lites 250 Expert class.

#31 Jeffrey Purk

Jeffrey Purk is a longtime veteran of pro racing. He has competed in many different professional road race classes over the years. Jeffrey actually retired from pro racing for seven years but came back in 2017 to start a second chapter in his racing career and since then,he’s experienced some of his best success.

Little Known Fact: Jeffrey is a dentist by profession. He’s one of the few pro road racers to come out of Iowa. Races ex-factory Yamaha R1 raced by Garrett Gerloff in 2019. Jeffrey made his pro road racing debut at Road America in 1996.

 

 

MotoAmerica Stats
Wins:
Podiums:

Career Highlights:

2020: Raced select rounds of MotoAmerica Superbike. Scored points in two rounds. Best result was 14th in round eight at PittRace. Ranked 32nd. 2019: Finished 11th in MotoAmerica Stock 1000 marking his career-best ranking. Scored two top-10 finishes, with his best coming at PittRace with a ninth. Raced his own Legacy Dental Yamaha R1. 2018: Scored two top-10 finishes in Stock 1000, with his best of sixth at PittRace. That marked his career-best pro racing sprint finish. Ranked 15th in Stock 1000. Ranked 23rd in MotoAmerica Superbike with one points-paying finish. Raced his Legacy Dental Yamaha YZF-R1. 2017: Raced MotoAmerica Superbike at Road America and scored a 17th and 16th. Raced with SRT Yamaha. 2010-2016: In retirement from pro racing. 2009: Raced select Daytona SportBike races, but scored no points. Best result was 21st at Road America. Won a MotoGT endurance race at Daytona with Wisconsin Racing along with teammate Calvin Martinez. 2008: Raced select Formula Xtreme rounds, where his best finish was 18th at Road America. Ranked 61st in Formula Xtreme. Raced a DDS Racing/Full Spectrum Racing Yamaha YZF-R6. Also raced a single round of Supersport at Daytona where he finished 37th. 2007: Raced a couple of Formula Xtreme rounds but scored no points. Best result was 34that Road America. 2006: Ranked 77th in AMA Supersport with two points-paying finishes. Best result was 26th at Road America. 2005: Ranked 72nd in AMA Supersport with a best result of 25th at Pikes Peak. 2004: Ranked 77th in AMA Superbike with a points-paying finish of 28th at Road America. 2003: Raced and scored points in four different classes – AMA Superbike, Supersport, Superstock and Formula Xtreme. Ranked 80th in Superbike, where he scored points in three rounds. Best result was 27th (twice). Ranked 35th in Supersport with a best finish of 13th at Road America. Scored points in two rounds of Superstock. Best result was 24th at Road America. Ranked 74th in Superstock. Scored 20th in one round of Formula Xtreme at Brainerd. Ranked 71st in FX. 2002: Ranked 60th in AMA Superbike with a best finish of 23rd at Daytona. Ranked 52nd in Formula Xtreme based on a 13th at Road America. 2001: Ranked 28th in Superbike where he scored three top-20 finishes. Best was 19th (at Road Atlanta and Road America). Ranked 58th in Supersport, with a best finish of 21st at Road America. Ranked 68th in 750 Supersport with a best of 13th at Road America. 2000: Raced and scored points in four pro classes. Raced the Road America Superbike doubleheader and scored 21st and 20th. Based on those two finishes, he was ranked 34th in the final AMA Superbike standings. Raced a couple rounds of Supersport, best finish was 22nd at Brainerd. Ranked 71st in Supersport. Ranked 27th in 750 Supersport and scored a top-10 finish (ninth) at Road America. Ranked 44th in Formula Xtreme based on a 10th-place finish at Road America. 1999: Scored points in two rounds of AMA Supersport, best result was 26th at Brainerd. Ranked 101st in Supersport. Ranked 37th in Formula Xtreme with a best of 12th at Brainerd. 1998: Scored his first career top-10 AMA national finish when he took ninth in the Formula Xtreme race at Road America on a Honda CBR900RR. Ranked 43rd in Formula Xtreme. Ranked 61st in Supersport with a best result of 24th at Mid-Ohio. Raced the Pikes Peak 750 Supersport round on his Honda CBR600 and placed 31st. 1997: Ranked 27th in Formula Xtreme with a pair of top-20 finishes. Best result was 12th at Road America. Scored points in two 750 Supersport races with a best result of 17th at Brainerd. Ranked 57th in 750 Supersport. 1996: Made his pro debut at Road America. Took 21st in 600 Supersport and 27th in 750 Supersport. Based on that one weekend was ranked 80th in 600 Supersport and 100th in 750 Supersport.

#32 Jake Gagne

Californian Jake Gagne finished second to his Monster Energy Attack Racing Yamaha teammate Cameron Beaubier in the 2020 MotoAmerica Superbike Championship and enters the 2021 series as one of the favorites to take the title as Beaubier heads to the Moto2 World Championship.

Although the 27-year-old has yet to win a HONOS Superbike race, Gagne made it to the podium 11 times in 2020 – with eight of those second-place finishes. Gagne is a former AMA Daytona SportBike Champion (2014) and won the debut MotoAmerica Superstock 1000 Championship in 2015. Gagne won 11 races during his 2015 championship-winning campaign.

In 2018, the former youth motocrosser competed overseas in the World Superbike Championship on a Ten Kate Honda but returned stateside to the MotoAmerica Superbike Championship in 2019 and rode a Scheibe Racing BMW to eighth in the title chase.

When he’s not racing in the MotoAmerica Series, the lifelong surfer can be found at one of the many beaches in his native San Diego or at a local motocross track.

Little Known Fact: Jake Gagne qualified for and raced in the 2015 Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship round at the Utah Motorsports Campus and very nearly finished in the top 20.

 

MotoAmerica/AMA Superbike Stats
Wins: 1
Podiums: 12
Pole Positions: 2

 

Career Highlights

2020 – Finished second in the MotoAmerica Superbike Championship with 11 podiums. 2019 – Rode a Scheibe Racing BMW to eighth in the Superbike title chase with a best finish of fourth. 2018 – Raced a Ten Kate Honda in the World Superbike Championship and ended up 17th in the championship. 2017 – Finished 11th in the MotoAmerica Superbike Championship on a RoadRace Factory Honda. 2016 – Finished 10th in the 2016 MotoAmerica Superbike Championship with a best result of third at Road Atlanta. 2015 – Won the MotoAmerica Superstock 1000 Championship on a RoadRace Factory Yamaha YZFR-1 with 11 victories. 2014 – Won the AMA Daytona SportBike Championship. 2013 – Raced a RoadRace Factory/Red Bull Yamaha to second to Cameron Beaubier in the AMA Daytona SportBike class and was the only rider to beat Beaubier when he scored victory at Road America. 2012 – Won his first-career AMA Daytona SportBike race at Homestead-Miami Speedway on his RoadRace Factory/Red Bull Yamaha. 2011 – Raced as a wild card in the Moto2 World Championship round at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. 2010 – Won four rounds of the Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup and won the championship. 2009 – Competed in the Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup and two rounds of the AMA Supersport East Series with a best finish of sixth. 2008 – Competed in the Red Bull AMA U.S. Rookies Cup, winning two rounds at Road Atlanta and Indianapolis Motor Speedway, respectively. 2005 – 65cc Ponca City Amateur National Motocross Champion.

#33 Kyle Wyman

Team owner/racer Kyle Wyman finished seventh in the MotoAmerica Superbike Championship in his second year on the Ducati Panigale V4 R with two podium finishes in the second round of the series at Road America. For 2021, Wyman returns for a third season on the Ducati in his one-rider team.

Wyman has three MotoAmerica Superbike podiums to his credit, the first coming in 2017 at New Jersey Motorsports Park with the two others coming, as previously mentioned, at Road America in 2020.

Little Known Fact: Kyle Wyman is married to Hannah Wyman, the host of FOX Sports’ “Inside MotoAmerica.” Hannah Wyman is also a former Miss New York.

 

MotoAmerica/AMA Superbike Stats
Wins:
Podiums: 3
Pole Positions:

 

Career Highlights:

2020 – Finished seventh in the MotoAmerica Superbike Championship on his Ducati Panigale V4 R with two podium finishes on the season. 2019 – Ended the 2019 season ranked 11th in the MotoAmerica Superbike Championship on his KWR team, riding a Ducati Panigale V4 R for the first time. 2018 – Finished eighth in the MotoAmerica Superbike Championship on his Yamaha YZF-R1. 2017 – In his second season of Superbike racing, Wyman ended up 10th in the championship, scoring his first-career podium in the class at New Jersey Motorsports Park. 2016 – Finished 12th in the MotoAmerica Superbike Championship in his debut season in the class. 2015 – Ended the season ranked ninth in the MotoAmerica Supersport Championship. 2014 – Did double duty, racing in both the AMA Pro Daytona SportBike and the AMA Pro Harley-Davidson Series and finishing ninth and fifth in the two championships, respectively. 2013 – Raced in both the Harley and Daytona SportBike Series. 2012 – Finished second in the AMA Pro Harley-Davidson Series. 2011 – Finished fifth in Harley series with his first-career class victory coming at Daytona. 2010 – Ran in the inaugural season of the Harley-Davidson Series and ended up ninth in the series point standings. 2009 – Raced in the AMA Pro Supersport East Series and also competed in the final two Daytona SportBike races. 2008 – Started road racing as a Novice while also competing in selected flat track events. 2007 – Raced in the AMA Flat Track Series. 2006 – Won an amateur flat track championship. 2005 – Earned two amateur flat track titles.

#34 Cody Wyman

Cody Wyman has been involved in pro racing on and off since 2010. He’s had long gaps away from the pro end of the sport, yet always seems to be able to produce decent results when he participates. Last year, he earned a top-10 ranking for the second time in his career, taking eighth in MotoAmerica SportbikeTrackGear.com Junior Cup.

Little Known Fact: Cody is the youngest of the three racing Wyman brothers, with Kyle and Travis being his older brothers.

 

MotoAmerica Stats
Wins:
Podiums: 1

 

Career Highlights:

2020 – Ranked eighth in MotoAmerica Junior Cup with two top-five finishes. His best result came in round two at Road America where he finished fourth. Raced for Westby Racing on a Yamaha YZF-R3. 2019 – Raced select Junior Cup rounds on a Raceshop/Westby Racing/KWR Yamaha YZF-R3. Finished 21st in the series. Best finish was fourth at round 14 in New Jersey. 2018-2016 – Did not race in MotoAmerica. 2015 – Finished 14th in MotoAmerica Superstock 600. Scored three top-10 finishes with a fifth at New Jersey Motorsports Park his season best. Raced a Wyman Racing Yamaha YZF-R6. 2014 – Ranked eighth in AMA Pro SuperSport on the strength of five top-10 finishes. Best result of fourth came in the series opener at Daytona. Raced a Harv’s Harley-Davidson/Wyman Brothers Racing Suzuki GSX-R600. 2013 – Competed in AMA Pro Supersport East and finished 12th. Earned one top-10 finish. Raced for Harv’s Harley-Davidson on a Suzuki GSX-R600. 2012 – Raced AMA Pro Supersport East and finished 14th. Raced for Harv’s Harley-Davidson on a Suzuki GSX-R600. 2011 – Raced one weekend of AMA Pro Supersport East. One top-20 finish. Ranked 39th. Raced for Harv’s Harley-Davidson on a Yamaha YZF-R6. 2010 – Raced AMA Pro Supersport East. Ranked 17th. Best result was 13th in race two at Barber Motorsports Park.

#34 Michael Barnes

A long-time fan favorite, “Barney” has the longest professional racing career of any rider in MotoAmerica competition, having begun his pro career in 1989. The likeable Floridian’s longevity is impressive, but even more so is the fact that he has been consistently competitive throughout, compiling seven national wins and an incredible 48-career podiums. He also won the Harley-Davidson XR1200 national title in 2012.

 

Little Known Fact: Michael was a leading junior tennis player as a youth. Michael has ridden 15 brands of motorcycles on 34 different teams in his career. He won his first road racing national in 1989, an AMA 600 Supersport race in the fall event at Daytona. It was his rookie pro season.

 

MotoAmerica Stats

Wins: 7 (2 in Twins Cup, 3 in XR1200, 1 in Supersport, 1 in 750 Supersport)

Podiums: 48 (8 in Supersport, 9 in 750 Supersport/Superstock, 4 in 250 Grand Prix, 1 in Pro Thunder, 3 in Formula Xtreme, 8 in Twins, 15 in XR1200)

 

Career Highlights:

2020: Entered the King Of The Baggers Invitational at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca but did not race. 2019: Finished third in MotoAmerica Twins Cup. Earned eight podium finishes and swept both wins in the opening rounds at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta. Raced a Moto Corse Performance/Quarterley Racing On Track Development Ducati Monster 797. 2016: Won the Daytona 200 becoming the oldest rider (at 47) ever to win the race. 2014: Raced in Daytona SportBike on an MV Agusta F3 675. Best result was 12th at Barber. Finished ranked 27th. Raced the Daytona round of the Harley-Davidson XR1200 Series and finished eighth. Ranked 26th in the final standings based off that single finish. 2013: Finished fourth in the Harley-Davidson XR1200 Series. Earned three podium finishes. Best result was second at Barber Motorsports Park. Raced for Spyke’s Harley-Davidson. 2012: Earned his first pro national title when he won the AMA Pro Harley-Davidson XR1200 Series Championship on the strength of 10 podium finishes, including three wins (Sonoma, Homestead, NOLA). 2011: Competed in the AMA Pro Vance & Hines XR1200 Series, earning a pole at Miller and six top-fives including a season-best second-place finish at Infineon. Raced for Vance & Hines. 2010: Raced in five AMA Pro Daytona SportBike rounds with a season-best finish of seventh; raced a single XR1200 event, taking second. Won the ePower TTXGP North American Championship for electric-powered motorcycles, winning three races in the series. 2009: Finished 15th in Daytona SportBike, earning a Top 5 at Barber Motorsports Park. Raced for Richie Morris Racing. 2008: Raced select rounds in four AMA Pro classes (Superbike, Supersport, Superstock and Formula Xtreme). Best result was top-five result in FX. Won the AMA Pro SunTrust Moto-GT race with co-rider Shawn Higbee at Topeka. 2007: Earned a podium finish in the Daytona 200 (Formula Xtreme). Also earned two Top 5s in AMA Pro Supersport. Raced with M4 EMGO Suzuki team. 2006: Earned five podium finishes in AMA Pro Supersport and finished third in the championship. Also competed in Formula Xtreme, earning seven top-fives and finished ranked sixth in the series. 2005: Earned Formula Xtreme podium finishes at Road America and Road Atlanta. Ranked sixth in Formula Xtreme. Also competed in Superstock, taking season-best result of fifth place at Pikes Peak Raceway. Entered the Daytona round of AMA Pro Supersport, finishing seventh. Raced with Venemotos Yamaha and Team M4 EMGO Suzuki. 2004: Raced in AMA Pro Supersport, with a best result of fifth at Mid-Ohio, and in Formula Xtreme, with a best result of sixth at Brainerd. Raced with the Championsline.com Yamaha team. Ranked 7th in Supersport and 13th in Formula Xtreme. 2003: Raced in AMA Pro Superbike, earning five Top 10s with the Prieto Racing Suzuki team. Best result was eighth (twice). Ranked 12th2002: Competed in AMA Pro Superbike with a best result of eighth in race No. 1 at Road Atlanta. Also raced in Superstock and earned a third-place finish at the Daytona round and in AMA Pro Thunder where he also scored a podium. Raced with Hooters Suzuki team. Ranked 17th in Pro Thunder, 32nd in Superbike and 35th in Superstock. 2001: Raced in AMA Pro Thunder with a best result of eighth at Daytona with the Kosco Buell team. Entered the AMA Pro Superbike race at New Hampshire with the Hooters Suzuki team, placing 14th2000: Took podium finishes in the AMA/MBNA 250 Grand Prix races at Daytona, Pikes Peak and Willow Springs with the GP Tech Yamaha team. Finished the season ranked fourth. Raced a single round of Superbike at Brainerd and was 14th. Raced a single round of 750 Supersport at Brainerd and was seventh. 1999: Scored four top-10 finishes in Formula Xtreme with a best of fourth at Mid-Ohio. Ranked 11th in Formula Xtreme. Raced select Superbike rounds, best finish was ninth at Road Atlanta, finished the season ranked 29th. Raced one round of 750 Supersport, seventh at Road Atlanta. Raced a single round of 600 Supersport at Daytona and finished 14th. 1998: Competed in Formula Xtreme, placing fourth at Mid-Ohio and sixth at Pikes Peak. Ranked 16th1997: Raced a limited season in AMA Formula Xtreme, placed fourth at Mid-Ohio and sixth at Pikes Peak. Ranked 20th in Formula Xtreme. Raced in AMA 750 Supersport and earned a podium finish at Mid-Ohio. Finished 16th in 750 Supersport. Raced in AMA Superbike with a best of 11th at Loudon. Ranked 27th in Superbike. 1996: Raced a privateer Harley-Davidson in AMA Pro Superbike and rode for EBSCO Suzuki in SuperTeams and AMA Pro 750 Supersport, finishing on the podium five times in 750 Supersport. Won the 750 Supersport finale at Las Vegas but suffered a broken leg at the Las Vegas SuperTeams finale. Took third in the 750 Supersport championship. 1995: Fifth-ranked rider in 600 Supersport, riding for Erion Racing in that class and SuperTeams. Finished third-ranked in SuperTeams and scored nine Top 10s in 600 Supersport with a season-best showing of fourth in the finale at Firebird. Also finished 10th in the AMA Pro Superbike event at Firebird on a privateer Harley-Davidson. 1994: Placed third in the AMA 250 Grand Prix race at Daytona and finished fifth in the 600 Supersport race. 1993: Raced select AMA 250 Grand Prix Championship rounds, earned three top-10 finishes with a best of fifth at Laguna Seca. Raced a single round of AMA Superbike (the Daytona 200) and finished 11th. Ranked 44th with that single finish. 1992: Scored a podium (third at Texas World Speedway) in his lone AMA 750 Supersport race of the season. Ranked 22nd in the series based on that finish. 1991: Finished eighth in the Miami round of the AMA 250 Grand Prix Championship. Raced AMA 600 Supersport, best result was fifth at Daytona. Finished season ranked 14th1990: Raced AMA 600 Supersport and earned a podium (second) at Brainerd. Ranked sixth in 600 Supersport. Also scored a podium in 750 Supersport at Brainerd. Raced a limited season and finished ranked 14th in 750 Supersport. Made his debut in AMA Superbike, best result was 10th in Miami street race. Ranked 27th in Superbike. 1989: Scored two AMA 600 Supersport podiums, including taking victory in the season finale at Daytona, his first pro win to wrap up his rookie season. Ranked fifth in 600 Supersport. Raced a single AMA 750 Supersport race, finished 14th at Road Atlanta.

#36 Jayson Uribe

Jayson Uribe has taken a long and unique journey to his MotoAmerica Superbike ride with FLY Racing/ADR Motorsports. His early career was primarily contested in Europe with just occasional race outings here in America. In the last couple of seasons he’s been racing mainly West Coast rounds on Honda Superbikes.

Little Known Fact: At age four Jayson started riding a Honda 50 dirt bike, by seven he was racing Supermoto and by age nine he was road racing.  His entire family rides motorcycles, it’s a passion which runs deep. When not racing Jayson works full time as an electrician for his dad’s company and he also serves as a volunteer fire fighter and has spent time of the front lines in California wildfires.

 

MotoAmerica Stats
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Podiums: 1 (MotoAmerica Supersport)

 

Career Highlights:

2020 – Raced a just two weekends of MotoAmerica Superbike events (The Ridge and Laguna Seca) on his own Rock and Sons Racing Honda CBR1000RR. Scored three top-10 finishes, including eight in both rounds at The Ridge. On that limited schedule he finished ranked 21st in MotoAmerica Superbike. 2019 – Entered just two events (Utah and Laguna Seca) in MotoAmerica Superbike. Earned three top-10 finishes, with a season best of eighth (twice). Rode his own Uribe Racing Honda Superbike. 2018 – Raced West Coast rounds of MotoAmerica Superbike with the factory-backed Genuine Broaster Chicken Honda squad. Finished the year ranked 18th. Scored three top-10 finishes, with a ninth at round 12 in Utah his top result. 2017 – Split time racing here in America in MotoAmerica Supersport and in the European CEV Moto2 Championship (where he finished 11th). Ranked 17th in MotoAmerica Supersport having raced in just two event weekends. In MotoAmerica rode for Rickdiculous Racing Yamaha. Scored a podium in race two at Utah. 2016 – Raced European CEV Moto2 Championship and finished 11th. 2015 – Raced a single round (New Jersey) of MotoAmerica Superstock 600 on a Meen Motorsports Yamaha, best finish was fourth in race 1. Ranked 19th in Superstock 600. Became the first American to win a race in any class within the French Superbike Championship when he took victory in a French Superstock 600cc Championship race at the Ledeon circuit. 2014 – Finished third in the British (BSB) Moto3 Championship. Scored six podiums in all with a best result of second (twice). 2013: Finished 11th in British (BSB) 125cc National Championship. Best result was seventh.

#37 Liam MacDonald

A Malaysian SuperSport Champion, Liam MacDonald made his MotoAmerica debut in 2021 racing in Twins Cup for Pure Attitude Racing. He is the first rider from New Zealand to race in MotoAmerica Twins Cup competition.

 

Little Known Fact: At 15, Liam went to seek training to learn to ride a street bike and the classes were given by racers. They ask Liam, a rank beginner, if he wanted to join in training with their race team. He did and before he knew it, he was lining up for a club race and immediately showed potential.

 

MotoAmerica Stats
No MotoAmerica stats coming into 2021

 

Career Highlights:

2020: Did not compete due to the Coronavirus pandemic. 2019: Coming back from injury, Liam raced in the Asia Road Racing Supersport Championship where he scored 34 points with a best finish of 10th. 2018: Won his second Malaysian Supersport Championship, but crashed severing a finger at the end of the season. 2017: Won all 10 races as a rookie on his way to winning his class in the Malaysian Supersport Championship.

#37 Stefano Mesa

Stefano Mesa has been a professional motorcycle racer in America for over a decade and his experience showed last year with a strong fifth-place ranking in Stock 1000. He finished runner up in several Stock 1000 rounds last season, proving he still has a lot of speed. Even though he’s been in and out of rides throughout his career, he’s still managed to rack up three-career wins and an incredible 20 podium finishes.

Little Known Fact: Stefano is originally from Colombia. He’s served as a guest instructor for Cornerspin. Suffered a serious head injury as a child when his father crashed on the street with Stefano on the back. He had to stay off motorcycles for four years as he recovered.

 

MotoAmerica Stats
Wins: 3 (1 in Stock 1000, 2 in Supersport East)
Podiums: 20 (11 in Stock 1000, 9 in Supersport East)

 

Career Highlights:

2020 – In MotoAmerica Stock 1000 raced a Mesa37Racing Kawasaki ZX-10R and finished ranked fifth on the strength of nine top-five finishes, including podiums (seconds) in two rounds. Raced a couple of rounds of MotoAmerica Superbike and scored a pair of 11th-place finishes. Finished 10th in Superbike Cup. 2019 – Raced in MotoAmerica Stock 1000. Took victory in round four at Road America. Finished second ranked and was on the podium in all but two rounds of the 11-race series. Raced a Mesa37Racing Kawasaki ZX-10R. 20182016 – Focused on club racing events. 2015 – Raced a limited schedule of MotoAmerica Superbike. Ranked 11th. Scored three top-10 finishes with a best result of fifth in round five at Road Atlanta. Raced a Turbo Turtle Racing Honda CBR1000RR. 2014 – Signed with DMS Racing to race a Kawasaki ZX-10R in AMA Pro Superbike. He finished the first two rounds with a best result of 10th, but then the team dropped out of racing. Based on that one weekend he finished 21st in the Superbike point standings. 2013 – Raced AMA Supersport East and won the opening race at Daytona. Finished third in the standings with three podiums in all racing for Motosport.com/RSRacecraft Yamaha. 2012 – Scored his first pro victory when he won the AMA Pro Supersport East race at Road America. In all he earned five podium finishes and was ranked fourth. Raced for Kneedraggers.com Yamaha. 2011 – Raced a Ducati 848 for Desmomaniacs/Ducati Miami in AMA Pro Supersport East. Earned his first career podium (second) in the opening round at Daytona. Finished seventh in the final standings. 2010 – Debut season in pro racing. Contested selected races in AMA Pro Supersport East. Finished 15th with four top-10 finishes. Best result was a fifth at Barber.

#40 Sean Dylan Kelly

Florida’s Sean Dylan Kelly returns to Team Hammer for a third year in 2021.  SDK finished second in the 2020 Supersport Championship, having scored consistent podium finishes along with five Supersport class victories in 2020. Kelly enters 2021 with an abundance of momentum gained from a dominating pole position performance and strong second place finish in the 79th running of the legendary Daytona 200 recently at Daytona International Speedway. Before launching his MotoAmerica career as a 16 year old in 2019, Sean already had multiple seasons of international competition to his credit, including the last three as a full-time participant in the Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup.

Little Known Fact: As a kid Sean wanted to become a go-kart racer, but the day they went to try it out, the track would not let him drive because he was too young. There was a motorcycle shop next door, so his dad got him on a bike instead and his career path was set. He began mini-bike racing when he was six.

 

MotoAmerica Stats
Wins: 9
Podiums: 25
Pole Positions: 1

 

Career Highlights:

2020 – Kelly finished runner up in MotoAmerica Supersport, where he scored five race victories and a total of 16 podium finishes in the 18-race series. Raced for M4 ECSTAR Suzuki on a Suzuki GSX-R600. 2019 – Kelly made an impressive MotoAmerica debut with the M4 ECSTAR Suzuki squad earning a Supersport podium in his first race at Road Atlanta. Finished the year ranked fourth in Supersport, highlighted by a clean sweep of both rounds at PittRace, marking his first and second MotoAmerica wins. In all he earned seven podium finishes. Ended the year with a bonus being invited to make his Moto2 World Championship debut with the American Racing Team at Valencia, filling in for Spaniard Iker Lecuona, who raced in the MotoGP that weekend. After qualifying 27th, Kelly crashed early in the race, but it was a great experience for him. Early in the season Kelly, then 16, became the youngest rider to earn pole position for the Daytona 200 and then finished a close second in the red-flag-interrupted race. 2018 – Won the ASRA Team Challenge race during Race of Champions at Daytona, placed 10th in Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup Championship (best race finish was 6th at Assen). 2017 – Finished 17th in Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup Championship (best race finish was 7th – twice). 2016 – Placed 22nd in Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup (best race finish was 13th). 2015 – Finished runner up in KTM RC Cup World Final (1 win, 2 podiums), won the Mexican KTM RC Cup Championship.

#41 Walt Sipp

Walt Sipp has been racing professionally for nearly 20 years. This year, he is once again competing in the MotoAmerica Stock 1000 Championship on a Yamaha YZF-R1.

 

Little Known Fact: Walt’s biggest claim to fame is being the first rider to finish the Daytona 200 on a Buell back in 2007. Outside of racing Walt says his two kids are what occupies most of his time.

 

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2020: Raced MotoAmerica Stock 1000 with a best finish of 11th at Indy. Ranked 36th. Raced his own Walt Sipp Racing Yamaha YZF-R1. 2018: Raced MotoAmerica Twins Cup with a best finish of 12th at Barber Motorsports Park. Ranked 43rd. Raced his own Walt Sipp Racing Suzuki SV650. 2015: Raced MotoAmerica Superstock 1000 with a best result of 11th in the season finale at New Jersey Motorsports Park. Ranked 35th. 2013: Raced select Daytona SportBike rounds on a Buell 1125R, best result was 18th at Road America. 2012: Raced Daytona SportBike on a Buell 1125R, best result was 20th at Barber. 2010: Raced the Daytona 200 (Daytona SportBike) and finished 20th. Raced a Buell 1125R. 2009: Competed in four rounds of AMA Pro American Superbike with a best finish of 18th at Topeka. Ranked 59th in Daytona SportBike with a best result of 20th at Road America. Raced a Buell 1125R in both Superbike and Daytona SportBike. 2008: Raced select rounds of AMA Formula Xtreme, best result was 31st. 2007: Raced AMA Formula Xtreme on Buell XB12R, best result was 22nd at Utah. Earned the distinction of being the first rider to finish the Daytona 200 on a Buell. Finished 46th in the 200 on a Buell XB12R. 2005: Raced AMA Formula Xtreme on a Buell XB9R Firebolt at VIR and finished 28th. 2004: Raced AMA Formula Xtreme on a Buell XB9R Firebolt at Pikes Peak and finished 21st. 2002: Ranked 13th in AMA Pro Thunder. Best finish was 12th at Pikes Peak. Raced a Buell.

#42 Jeremy Coffey

Jeremy Coffey made the move to Superbike racing much earlier than many road racers. Instead of toiling for years in the support classes before jumping to the premier series, Jeremy club raced Open class bikes with good success, considering that his move to pro racing in 2017 directly 1000cc machine was not that big of a surprise. This season will be his fourth in MotoAmerica. His entire MotoAmerica Superbike career he’s ridden BMW.

Little Known Fact: Jeremy got into road racing because his dad didn’t want him getting into freestyle motocross like many of his friends were doing at the time.

 

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Career Highlights:

2020 – Raced a Superbike Underground-backed BMW S 1000 RR in MotoAmerica Superbike. Scored championships points in 13 rounds of the series. Finished the year ranked 17th. Best result was 11th (twice). Show great resilience despite earning the dubious distinction of suffering the most crashes (seven) in Superbike racing in 2020. 2019 – Raced select rounds of MotoAmerica Superbike on a Superbike Underground BMW. Finished 17th and scored a pair of top-10 finishes. 2018 – In MotoAmerica Stock 1000 at Utah he scored a very solid fifth-place finish, so far the top result in his career. Ended the year ranked 26th based on that single points-paying finish. Raced Superbike Underground BMW. 2017 – Rookie season in MotoAmerica. He entered Superstock 1000 at Sonoma. Scored a pair of top-10 finishes. On the results of that single weekend, he was ranked 20th in Superstock 1000. Raced a Superbike Underground Kawasaki.

#43 Michael Butler

Michael Butler is in his sophomore season in the MotoAmerica Series. He’s campaigning a Redline-Moto Racing Yamaha YZF-R1 in Stock 1000.

 

Little Known Fact: Michael’s son Zach also races in Stock 1000, making them one of the rare father-son combos in history to race one another at the pro level. Michael owns several companies in the medical devices field, and he oversees production facilities in four different countries.

 

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Career Highlights:

2020: Scored championship points in five rounds, best result was 14th (twice) and finished ranked 33rd in MotoAmerica Stock 1000. Raced a Redline-Moto Yamaha YZF-R1.

#45 Cameron Petersen

The Spanish-born Cameron Petersen comes from a family of Zimbabwean motorcycle racers and he broke through in 2020 to win the MotoAmerica Stock 1000 Championship with Altus Motorsports Suzuki. It was an amazing season for Petersen, who overcame issues to eventually win a class leading eight races to secure the Stock 1000 title.

The 2021 season marks the seventh season racing in America for Cam, who was a South African Supersport National Championship in 2013. His father Robbie raced in America in the 1980s and ‘90s. Both his dad and uncle Dave had Grand Prix experience.

In addition to his championship-winning 2020 in Stock 1000, Petersen also often raced in the Superbike class. He had some strong outings and won the Superbike Cup, which is awarded to the first-place stock bike in the Superbike class. Racer Melissa Paris was Petersen’s mechanic in 2020.

Little Known Fact: Growing up in the warm-weather environs of Zimbabwe and South Africa, Petersen had no clue how brutal American winters can be. When he first signed to race in America when he landed it was during a record cold snap and it was -17 degrees. Petersen was wearing shorts and a tank top.

 

MotoAmerica Stats
Wins: 9 (8 in Stock 1000, 1 in Supersport)
Podiums: 15 (11 in Stock 1000, 4 in Supersport)
Pole Positions: 8 (all in Stock 1000)
 

Career Highlights:

2020 – Scored the MotoAmerica Stock 1000 Championship, clinching the title at the Indianapolis round. He won a series-leading eight races in 12 rounds on the Altus Motorsports Suzuki. Won the pole at all but one round of the Stock 1000 series. It marked his first MotoAmerica Championship after six years of competing in the series.  Petersen also raced several rounds of MotoAmerica Superbike and finished eighth in that series with a best finish of fifth, which he accomplished twice. That was good enough to earn him the Superbike Cup, awarded to the top stock machine in the Superbike class. 2019 – Raced for Omega Moto Yamaha in MotoAmerica Superbike. His best result was a sixth, which he did four times. Finished ranked ninth. 2018 – Raced MotoAmerica Superbike for Genuine Broaster Chicken Honda. Best finish was fifth in the first leg at New Jersey. Finished ranked 12th. 2017 – Raced for Fly Racing/Motul/ADR Motorsport Kawasaki and finished fifth in Superstock 1000 and 11th in the Superbike class at the Austin round before making the difficult decision to exit the series due to putting too much financial strain on his family. 2016 – Raced for M4 Sportbike TrackGear.com Suzuki in MotoAmerica Supersport. Won on a wet track in the April New Jersey event. Scored a total of three podiums en route to finishing fourth in the series. 2015 – Made his MotoAmerica debut racing Supersport for the RoadRace Factory Yamaha squad. Scored five top-five finishes, with a best result of second in leg one at New Jersey. 2013 – Won the South African Supersport National Championship.

#48 John Seuberling

John Seuberling had been racing a Kawasaki Ninja 300 in club events before getting the call this year to race the big twin Harley Street Glide in the King Of The Baggers Championship. Needless to say, it was a major transition, but John calls his Bagger rides the most fun he’s ever had on a motorcycle.

 

Little Known Fact: John club-raced in the early-to-mid-1990s before taking a 15-year hiatus from the sport. John collects vintage Honda Z50s as a hobby.

 

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2020: Participated in various East Coast club racing events.

#48 Joseph Giannotto

After seven years of part-time pro racing, Joseph Giannotto broke through to earn the first top-10 ranking in his career by finishing ninth in MotoAmerica Stock 1000 in 2020.

Little Known Fact: A multi-time club racing champion, Joseph has only raced part-time in the pro ranks his entire racing career.

 

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Career Highlights:

2020 – Finished ninth in MotoAmerica Stock 1000. Scored six top-10 finishes. Best finish was seventh (twice). Raced a Limitless Racing Kawasaki ZX-10RR. 2019 – Finished 20th in MotoAmerica Supersport on a limited schedule. Scored one top-10 finish (ninth) in round three at VIR. Raced a Limitless Racing Yamaha R6. 2018 – Ranked 19th in MotoAmerica Supersport. Raced selected rounds earned two top-10 finishes (ninths). Raced a Limitless Racing Yamaha R6. 2017 – Finished 22nd in MotoAmerica Supersport running a limited schedule. Top result was 12th (twice). Limitless Racing Yamaha R6. 2016 – Raced just a few rounds of MotoAmerica Supersport on his Limitless Racing Yamaha R6. Finished the year ranked 32nd. Lone points-paying finish was 12th at round five in New Jersey. 2015 – Finished 16th in MotoAmerica Superstock 600. Best finish was 11th (three times). 2014 – Raced select rounds of AMA Pro Supersport. Best result was 14th (twice). Finished the year ranked 32nd. Raced a Limitless Racing Yamaha R6.

#48 Max VanDenBrouck

Max VanDenBrouck got his feet wet racing in MotoAmerica Junior Cup in the final three race weekends last season. Despite being a rookie, he scored a couple of solid top-10 finishes. This year, his plan is to tackle the entire series.

 

Little Known Fact: Instead of pronouncing his full last name, a lot of friends call him “Max Van”. The terror of the neighborhood, Max practices by ripping around his sub-division on a Honda Grom. Max works in the warehouse of his dad’s Sportbike Track Gear motorcycle apparel and parts company. Snowmobiling is a favorite hobby that he does with his family. Chris Ulrich is his racing hero.

 

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Career Highlights:

2020: Raced a SportbikeTrackGear.com Kawasaki in MotoAmerica Junior Cup in the final three MotoAmerica events of 2020. Ranked 17th on the strength of two top-10 finishes.

#49 Hayden Schultz

Even though he’s only 23, Hayden Schultz has been racing professionally since 2013 when he first contested the AMA Pro Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson Series. Last season Hayden experienced his best year ever, finishing third-ranked in MotoAmerica Twins Cup. Hayden has a degree in Recreation and Sports Management from the University of Arkansas.

Little Known Fact: In his young career, Hayden has raced an astounding variety of motorcycles. He started on motocross, switched to supermoto, raced the AMA Vance & Hines XR1200 Series, the MotoAmerica KTM RC390 Cup, a few Stock 1000 races, and in 2019 he raced in American Flat Track until a wrist fracture ended his season early. While attending the University of Arkansas, he also worked as an intern for the Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson AFT team. His day job is being manager of a Cycle Gear store in his hometown of Fayetteville, Arkansas.

 

MotoAmerica Stats
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Podiums: 11 (3 in KTM RC Cup, 8 in Twins Cup)

 

Career Highlights:

2020 – Finished third in MotoAmerica Twins Cup riding for his own racing team aboard a Yamaha FZ-07/MT-07. Scored eight podium finishes. 2019 – Was set to American Flat Track in AFT Singles, but was injured early in the year and was unable to compete. 2018 – Raced in the opening round of MotoAmerica Supersport at Road Atlanta and finished 14th in race one and DNF’d in the second race. 2017 – Did not race. 2016 – Stepped up big time from the RC Cup to race a round of MotoAmerica Superstock 1000 at Barber. He finished a credible 8th in race one. 2015 – Raced the MotoAmerica KTM RC Cup for his own team and finished fourth in the series. Along the way he scored three podium finishes, including his season best a runner up finish in race one at Barber. Raced in the KTM RC390 Cup World Final at Silverstone in England where he led the first race before a crash and then recovered to finish third in the second race. 2014 – Finished seventh in AMA Pro Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson Series with six top-10 finishes, including a season best of sixth at Indianapolis. Raced a single round of AMA Pro Supersport and finished 10th at Road America. 2013 – Raced AMA Pro Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson Series in his professional debut. He finished 11th in the series, scoring four top-10 finishes with a best of fourth at Laguna Seca. Raced for Kyle Wyman Racing.

#50 Bobby Fong

Bobby Fong won the 2019 MotoAmerica Supersport Championship for the M4 ECSTAR Suzuki team and was rewarded with a spot on the team’s Suzuki GSX-R1000 Superbike in 2020. And he made the most of it, finishing third in the championship and was one of just three riders to win a race. Fong ended up winning three HONOS Superbike races in 2020 and stood on the podium eight times.

Fong will return to the M4 ECSTAR Suzuki team for a second season of Superbike racing and he will start the series as one of the favorites to take home the 2021 MotoAmerica Superbike crown.

Little Known Fact: Bobby Fong is second on the all-time MotoAmerica Superstock 1000 win list with 10 victories – one behind leader Jake Gagne. Fong is tied for second with Mathew Scholtz. Coincidentally, Gagne, Fong and Scholtz are three of the favorites to take the HONOS Superbike Championship in 2021.

 

MotoAmerica/AMA Superbike Stats
Wins: 3
Podiums: 10
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Career Highlights:

2020 – Finished third in the 2020 MotoAmerica Superbike Championship with three wins and eight podium finishes. 2019 – Won the MotoAmerica Supersport Championship with six wins and 14 podiums in 17 races. 2018 – Ended the season ranked 11th in the Superbike Championship riding a Genuine Broaster Chicken-backed Honda. 2017 – Finished third in the Superstock 1000 Championship with six victories. 2016 – Finished second in the Superstock 1000 Championship with four wins and nine podium finishes. 2015 – Ended the season ranked sixth in the MotoAmerica Supersport Championship on a Latus Triumph with four podium finishes. 2014 – Ended up 12th in the AMA Daytona SportBike Championship. 2013 – Competed on a Triumph and finished ninth in the Ama Daytona SportBike Series. 2012 – Ended up eighth in the Daytona Sportbike Series on a Meen Motorsports Yamaha. Also competed in select rounds of the Harley-Davidson Series. 2010 – Won his first-career AMA Daytona SportBike race at VIR and ended the season eighth in the championship. 2009 – Finished 14th in the AMA Daytona SportBike Championship after racing select rounds. 2008 – Raced in both AMA Supersport and Formula Xtreme on Safety First Suzukis. 2007 – Contested both AMA Supersport and Formula Xtreme. 2006 – Made his AMA Pro debut at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca and also won two AFM Championships. 2005 – Won the AFM 250 Supermoto USA Championship.

#51 Kaleb De Keyrel

Kaleb the runner up in MotoAmerica Twins Cup in 2020 with three wins and nine podium appearances, Kaleb will be competing again in the MotoAmerica Twins Cup series for 2021 and will be one of the first to run the new Aprilia RS660. Kaleb has been in and out of pro road racing since 2013.

Little Known Fact: Kaleb’s dad was a motocross racer and Kaleb started BMX and then motocross before trying road racing when he was 11. Kaleb has also raced snowmobiles. Kaleb’s brothers both race, Mason in Downhill Mountain Bike and Levi in UTV racing. Kaleb is one of the rare racers to compete in both pro road racing and motocross.

 

MotoAmerica Stats
Wins: 4 (All in Twins Cup)
Podiums: 12 (10 in Twins Cup, 2 in Supersport)

 

Career Highlights:

2020 – Won three rounds of MotoAmerica Twins Cup and in all scored nine podium finishes en route to finishing the season ranked second. Raced for 1-833-CJKNOWS Accident & Injury Law on a Yamaha FZ-07/MT-07. 2019 – Missed most of the season due to injury (broken femur and sacrum) suffered in a club road race. Contested a few rounds of MotoAmerica Twins Cup and won at Laguna Seca. It marked his first pro victory. It was his only finish of the year in the series and placed him 18th in the final Twins Cup standings. Raced a Yamaha FZ-07/MT-07 for Roaring Toys/1-833-CJKNOWS. 2018 – Raced pro motocross. 2017 – Raced only the final round of MotoAmerica Supersport at Barber, but crashed in the first race and scored no points. 2016 – Did not race MotoAmerica. Raced select club events. 2015 – Scored six top-10 MotoAmerica Supersport finishes with a best of fifth at COTA. Finished 13th in the series. Raced a De Keyrel Racing Yamaha R6. 2014 – Had a breakout season in AMA Pro Supersport earning two podium finishes and ending the season ranked fifth. Raced a Yamaha R6 for his own De Keyrel Racing team. 2013 – Raced AMA Pro Supersport East and finished 11th in the championship, scoring three top-10 finishes. Raced a Yamaha R6 backed by CWS, Bleavley-Hayes, World Wide Motorex, Sportbike Track Time.

#52 John Knowles

John Knowles has been racing in MotoAmerica since 2015, starting his career in the KTM RC 390 Cup and then racing Superstock 600 and Junior Cup. He has stepped up to Twins Cup this season, racing a Suzuki for Wicked Flower/RiderzLaw Racing. 

Little Known Fact: John grew up racing motorcycles in desert off-road events on the West Coast. When not racing, he works as an electrician back home in California.

 

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2020: Ranked 13th in MotoAmerica Junior Cup and earned a pair of top-10 finishes with an eighth in the series opener at Road America his top result. Raced a Moonshot Motorsports Kawasaki Ninja 400. 2019: Scored championship points in five rounds of MotoAmerica Junior Cup with a best finish of 12th at VIRginia International Raceway. Ranked 28th. Raced a Moonshot Motorsports Kawasaki Ninja 400. 2018: Did not compete. 2017: Raced a couple of rounds of Superstock 600, with a best result of 17th in Sonoma race one. Raced a RiderzLaw Racing Yamaha YZF-R6. 2016: Finished 20th in MotoAmerica KTM RC 390 Cup. Best result was a sixth at New Jersey Motorsports Park. Raced for Pure Attitude Racing. 2015: Raced MotoAmerica KTM RC 390 Cup and finished the season ranked 27th with a season-best result of 11th in the series opener at Road America. Raced for NCR.

#52 Nolan Lamkin

2020 marked somewhat of a breakthrough for Nolan Lamkin. The Hoosier rider scored his first top-10 ranking ever by finishing 10th in the final MotoAmerica Supersport standings. His fifth-place result at The Ridge was also a career high-water mark. Lamkin will return with his longtime sponsor Cycle Gear Racing in Supersport again in 2021 racing a Yamaha R6. 

Little Known Fact: Nolan comes from a racing family. His dad participate in motorcycle drag racing, but Nolan wanted to go road racing. Cites Nicky Hayden and former Moto3 World Champ Danny Kent as racing heroes. Motorcycling runs deep in the family. His great grandfather owned a Norton dealership. Got to experience one of his lifelong dreams when he raced at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway last year in the MotoAmerica event. Has been coached by Michael Barnes.

 

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Career Highlights:

2020 – Cracked the top-10 for the first time in MotoAmerica Supersport. Scored 10 top-10 finishes, including a season best of fifth in round 10 at The Ridge. Raced a Cycle Gear Racing Yamaha R6. 2019 – Raced a Cycle Gear Racing Yamaha R6 to 15th in MotoAmerica Supersport. Scored a pair of top-10 finishes, with a best of ninth in the season finale at Barber. 2018 – Ranked 25th in MotoAmerica Supersport. Earned two points-paying finishes, both 13th-place. Raced a Cycle Gear Racing Yamaha R6. 2017 – Ranked 15th in MotoAmerica Superstock 600 on a Cycle Gear Racing/Westby Racing Yamaha R6. Three top-10 finishes with a season best of seventh at round eight in Utah. Ranked 29th in Supersport with top-10 finish (10th) in Utah. 2016 – Raced KTM RC Cup. Ranked 13th in the series with five top-10 finishes. Best result was sixth (twice). Backed by Cycle Gear Racing. 2015 – Finished 17th in KTM RC Cup. Best finish was eighth in the opening round at COTA. Sponsored by Cycle Gear Racing.

#55 Aden Thao

Thao had an eventful 2020 racing internationally in Thailand, racking up wins in club racing events, and debuting in MotoAmerica’s SportbikeTrackGear.com Junior Cup class, scoring five top-10 finishes. With that experience, he is expected to be an even more regular top runner in 2021 racing his Calishine Racing Kawasaki again in Junior Cup.

 

Little Known Fact: Aden calls Marc Marquez his racing hero, and Thunderhill Raceway is his favorite racetrack. His hobby away from racing is freshwater bass fishing.

 

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2020: Finished 12th in SportbikeTrackGear.com Junior Cup Championship (five top-10 finishes). Best result was ninth in round 10 at Ridge Motorsports Park. Finished 8th in Kawasaki Road Racing Championship Ninja 400 race at Chang International Circuit, in Thailand. Raced a Calishine Racing Kawasaki Ninja 400.

#55 Eric Stahl

Eric Stahl cut his teeth canyon carving on his Harley-Davidson Dyna in Southern California, often embarrassing unsuspecting sport bikes riders in the process. He dreamed of taking it to the racetrack, but there wasn’t a class for his beloved Harleys until the King of Baggers was introduced.

 

Little Known Fact: Eric owns a company called Jiffy Tune, which offers complete custom tuning of motorcycles via jetting or fuel-injection mapping. The company has a mobile dyno and they go to various events tuning bikes and showing the immediate results on the dyno. Eric club raced a Harley XR1200 and he’s tried to copy that more aggressive riding position on his Bagger.

 

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2020: Raced in the debut of the MotoAmerica King of the Baggers at Laguna Seca and finished sixth.

#55 Michael Gilbert

Michael Gilbert’s life has been filled with motorcycling. His day job is test editor for Cycle World and on the weekends, Michael can be generally found at the track. This season will be Michael’s seventh season racing in MotoAmerica. He was a perennial top runner in 600cc classes before moving up to 1000cc class bikes in 2019. Michael is hoping to add to his seven-career MotoAmerica wins in 2021. 

Little Known Fact: Michael Gilbert joined the Sport Rider staff in April of 2016. He was just 19 years old at the time, making him the youngest-ever full-time editor for the bi-monthly Bonnier publication.

 

MotoAmerica Stats
Wins: 8 (2 in Stock 1000, 6 in Superstock 600)
Podiums: 34 (10 in Stock 1000, 14 in Superstock 600)

 

Career Highlights:

2020 – Finished fourth in MotoAmerica Stock 1000. Had third place sinched, but took the opportunity to race for FLY Racing ADR Motorsports in MotoAmerica Superbike, so did not race Stock 1000 in the final two race weekends. Earned four podiums in Stock 1000. Best result was second at The Ridge. Raced a Michael Gilbert Racing Kawasaki ZX-10R in Stock 1000 and early Superbike rounds. Raced the final two race weekends (Indy and Monterey) on the FLY Racing ADR Motorsports Suzuki GSX-R1000 Superbike. Finished 16th in the final MotoAmerica Superbike standings after racing select rounds of the series, best result was seventh in race one at Indianapolis. 2019 – Finished third in MotoAmerica Stock 1000. Earned five podiums in the 11-race series, including a victory at VIR. Raced a single round of MotoAmerica Superbike (Laguna Seca) and finished 11th, that placed him 21st in the final standings. Raced a Team Norris Racing Kawasaki. 2018 – Ranked 12th in MotoAmerica Supersport. Took ten top-10 finishes aboard the Riderzlaw Racing Yamaha R6. Best result was seventh in race two in Utah. 2017 – Finished second in MotoAmerica Superstock 600. Won four rounds and earned 10 podium finishes in the 17-race series. Ranked seventh in MotoAmerica Supersport. Earned five top-5 finishes. Best result was fourth twice (in both races at VIR). Raced for Team MG55 on a Yamaha. 2016 – Finished seventh in MotoAmerica Superstock 600. Won VIR race one. Ranked 14th in MotoAmerica Supersport, best result was sixth in VIR race one. Raced a Michael Gilbert Racing Yamaha R6. 2015 – Sixth ranked in MotoAmerica Superstock 600. Scored three podium finishes, including a win in race one in the rain at New Jersey. That marked his first pro road race victory. Raced an HB Racing Yamaha R6.

#57 Samuel Lochoff

So impressive was Sam Lochoff’s first full season in MotoAmerica, where he finished third in Liqui Moly Junior Cup, that he ended up landing a great ride with M4 Ecstar Suzuki for 2021, where he’ll race MotoAmerica Supersport on a Suzuki GSX-R600. 

Little Known Fact: Sam has international racing experience. Besides racing in his native South Africa, he’s also raced in the FIM World Supersport 300 Championship. He also raced in the Alpe Adria Intl. Championship and Supersport 300 European Championship.

 

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Podiums: 14 (All in Junior Cup)

 

Career Highlights:

2020 – Finished third in Liqui Moly Junior Cup. Raced for Celtic HSBK Racing on a Kawasaki Ninja 400, scoring 13 podium finishes in the 18-round series. 2019 – Raced a limited number of Liqui Moly Junior Cup rounds with a podium finish in the first round of the series at Road Atlanta the highlight of his abbreviated season. Finished ranked 14th in Junior Cup. Raced a Westby Racing Yamaha.

#58 Maxwell Toth

Maxwell Toth took a different path than most American riders, spending three years in Europe learning the ropes before launching his MotoAmerica career at the end of last season. This year, Max is racing in MotoAmerica Junior Cup.

 

Little Known Fact: Max calls Spanish MotoGP rider Iker Lecuona his racing hero. As a young kid, he started with motocross, Supermoto, and then flat track.

 

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2020: Qualified fourth and finished fifth in race two in MotoAmerica Junior Cup debut at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca. That single finish placed him 25th in the standings. Tied for 19th in CIV (Italian) Moto3 National Championship (best race finish was 10th at Misano). 2019: Finished ninth in CIV PreMoto3 Championship (1 podium finish at Mugello), won Pro Supermoto USA 250 race.  2018: Won all races he entered in Z & F Grand Prix School (Mini Grand Prix series in France).

#59 Jaret Nassaney

Jaret Nassaney is racing in his seventh season of MotoAmerica competition. Starting out in the old KTM RC Cup Series, Jaret has progressed through the ranks and is now a solid competitor in MotoAmerica Supersport. He’s raced his entire pro career with his family-owned team, Altus Motorsports.

Little Known Fact: Jaret is crew chief on a Boeing KC-46 Pegasus aerial refueling aircraft operating out of Altus (Oklahoma) Air Force Base. His parents, George and Janette Nassaney, own and operate well-known powersports dealerships in Oklahoma, as well as the Altus Motorsports team. Jaret was a two-time swimming champion in high school. He overcame a serious case of Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis (ADEM) when he was 15.

 

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2020: Finished 11th in MotoAmerica Supersport on the strength of seven top-10 finishes. Raced for Altus Motorsports on a Suzuki GSX-R600. 2019: Ranked 14th in MotoAmerica Supersport. Best result was 10th in the season finale at Barber Motorsports Park. Raced an Altus Motorsports Suzuki GSX-R600. 2018: Raced MotoAmerica Supersport and Junior Cup. Best Supersport result was eighth at New JerseyMotorsports Park. Ranked 20th in the series. Raced an Altus Motorsports Suzuki GSX-R600. Ranked 19th in Junior Cup with a best result of fifth at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca. 2017: Raced MotoAmerica Superstock 600. Best result was 11th at New Jersey Motorsports Park. Ranked 24th. Raced an Altus Motorsports Suzuki GSX-R600. 2016: Raced KTM RC Cup and finished ranked 15th. Scored two top-10 finishes with an eighth at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca his best result. Raced for Altus Motorsports. 2015: Raced KTM RC Cup and was ranked 22nd. Scored championship points in five rounds with a best placing of 13th (twice). Raced for Altus Motorsports.

#60 Carl Soltisz

Carl Soltisz is entering his eighth season of pro road racing. He’s raced a Yamaha YZF-R6 his entire pro career and has compiled eight top-10 finishes in Supersport and Superstock 600 racing. His ranking of 15th in MotoAmerica Supersport in 2020 was a career best.

Little Known Fact: Unlike many pro road racers who started racing at a young age, Carl didn’t have the opportunity to start racing until the age of 19. He earned the name “Super Carl” during his successful club racing days. Carl has a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering and two master’s degrees in engineering/business administration.

 

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2020: Earned four top-10 MotoAmerica Supersport finishes racing select rounds. Best was 7th in race one at Road America. Ranked 15th. Raced his own Super C Racing Yamaha YZF-R6. 2019: Scored a 13th-place MotoAmerica Supersport finish in race one at Road America. Ranked 31st. Raced his own Super C Racing Yamaha YZF-R6. 2018: Earned a 14th-place MotoAmerica Supersport finish in race one at Road America. Ranked 29th. Raced a TSE Racing Yamaha YZF-R6. 2017: Raced the Road America and Pitt Race rounds of MotoAmerica Superstock 600. Best finish was eighth in round five at Road America. Ranked 23rd in the series. 2016: Raced the Road America round of MotoAmerica Superstock 600 and finished eighth in race 1, DNF in race 2. Ranked 26th in Superstock 600. Raced a Trackside Suspension & Engineering Yamaha YZF-R6. 2015: Raced to a fifth-place finish at the Road America round of MotoAmerica Superstock 600. Ranked 26th based on that single appearance. Raced a Super C Racing Yamaha YZF-R6. 2014: Made pro road racing debut in AMA Pro Supersport. Ranked 22nd in the final standings and scored a season-best of eighth at Mid-Ohio. Raced a Super C Racing/Moto-D Racing Yamaha YZF-R6.

#60 Sam Wiest

Like many Twins Cup racers, Sam Wiest raced his Suzuki SV650 in club road races for several years before MotoAmerica launched its Twins Cup Championship, drawing in many of those riders who previously did not have a class to race in MotoAmerica. Sam has steadily improved his ranking every season. In 2020 he competed in the most rounds ever and was awarded with a solid 11th-place MotoAmerica Twins Cup ranking at the end of the season. This year he switched to an Aprilia RS 600 and hopes to finish the 2021 season inside the Twins Cup top-10.

 

Little Known Fact: When he’s not ripping around racetracks across America, Sam characterizes himself as a bit of a computer nerd. One of his favorite hobbies is playing Fortnite, and he also builds websites. Sam’s motorcycle racing career began in the dirt as a hare scrambles racer.

 

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2020: Earned his career-best ranking of 11th in MotoAmerica Twins Cup with four top-10 finishes. Best result was eighth (two times). Raced an LWT Racer Suzuki SV650. 2019: Raced selected rounds of MotoAmerica Twins Cup and scored points in two races. Best result was 12th at New Jersey Motorsports Park. Raced a Suzuki SV650. Ranked 22nd. 2018: Raced just a few rounds of MotoAmerica Twins Cup, earned what so far was his career-best finish with a sixth at VIRginia International Raceway. Ranked 28th. Raced a Suzuki SV650.

#61 Austin Miller

Austin Miller is in his third season of racing in MotoAmerica. He started in Twins Cup in 2019 but switched over to Supersport during the 2020 season.

Little Known Fact: Austin grew up racing motocross for seven years before switching to road racing. He is attending the University of North Carolina/Charlotte for Mechanical Engineering. Austin is also a saxophone player.

 

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2020: Switched from MotoAmerica Twins Cup to Supersport at round five at Road Atlanta. Finished the season ranked 25th in Supersport with a best finish of 12th (twice). Raced his own Miller Racing Kawasaki in Supersport. Raced the first two rounds of MotoAmerica Twins Cup on a Miller Racing/RBoM Racing Suzuki SV650. Best result was a 10th at Road America. His finishes from those two rounds placed him 19th in the Twins Cups rankings. 2019: Raced select rounds of MotoAmerica Twins Cup. Best result was 14th at VIRginia International Raceway. Ranked 39th. Raced an RBoM Racing Suzuki SV650.

#62 Anthony Mazziotto III

Anthony Mazziotto had not raced in MotoAmerica since 2018 until he got the call to fill in for the injured Dominic Doyle with BARTCON Racing in the Supersport class early in the 2021 season. “Mazz” was a regular on the MotoAmerica grid since 2015, as well as an eight-time race winner.

Little Known Fact: Anthony was a guest instructor at the Yamaha Champions Riding School. Began his racing career in motocross.

 

MotoAmerica Stats
Wins: 8 (6 in KTM RC Cup, 2 in Superstock 600)
Podiums: 21 (16 in KTM RC Cup, 5 in Superstock 600)

 

Career Highlights:

2018: Finished seventh in MotoAmerica Supersport. Scored four top-five finishes, including a podium (third) at round 15 at his home track, New Jersey Motorsports Park. Raced with YCRS/Mazziotto Racing on a Yamaha YZF-R6. 2017: Was seventh in MotoAmerica Superstock 600 and scored two wins and five podiums along the way. Raced a Yamaha Champions Riding School (YCRS) Yamaha YZF-R6. 2016: Was the runner-up in the MotoAmerica KTM RC Cup Championship where he earned four wins and 10 podiums. Debuted in the Superstock 600 class in the season finale at New Jersey Motorsports Park and scored 12th and 11th. That one weekend of Superstock 600 placed him 19th in the final standings. Finished second in the KTM RC Cup World Final at Assen, Netherlands. 2015: Debut season in MotoAmerica. Finished second in MotoAmerica KTM RC Cup with two wins and six podiums. Qualified second at the KTM RC Cup World Finals. 2014: Won the Nicky Hayden AMA Road Race Horizon Award. 2013: Named AMA Youth Road Racer of the Year.

#62 Joseph LiMandri Jr

Joe LiMaddri, Jr. broke through in 2020 to earn his first MotoAmerica podium when he took second at round 12 of the Junior Cup in New Jersey. A fast-rising star in the series, Joe hopes to battle for the 2021 Junior Cup title.

Little Known Fact: Much like Ben Spies, Joe started getting an early feel for road racing at the age of four by practicing on a pocketbike in a school parking lot after hours. He began racing minibikes when he was eight.

 

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Podiums: 1 (Junior Cup)

 

Career Highlights:

2020 – Finished 10th racing in select rounds of MotoAmerica Junior Cup. Scored three top-five finishes, including a podium (second) at round 12 in New Jersey. Raced a Bauce Racing/CyberSafe Solutions/JL62 Racing Kawasaki Ninja 400. 2019 – Raced a JL62 Racing Kawasaki Ninja 400 in MotoAmerica Junior Cup. Was injured most of the season, but still achieved a pair of top-10 finishes, including a best of fifth in round four at VIR. Ranked 25th in the series standings.

#64 Max Angles

The rider with perhaps the best name ever for a road racer, “Max Angles”, is back for another season of MotoAmerica Supersport racing.

 

Little Known Fact: Max came to America as a Cuban refugee. Was a leading CCS club racer before making his pro debut in 2017.

 

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2020: Earned three top-10 MotoAmerica Supersport finishes while racing a limited schedule. Best result was eighth in round five at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta. Finished season ranked 17th. Raced an Envy Racing Yamaha YZF-R6. 2019: Raced a limited MotoAmerica schedule and scored a best finish of sixth at round four of MotoAmerica Supersport at VIRginia International Raceway. Ranked 24th in the Series. Raced an Envy Racing Yamaha YZF-R6. 2018: Raced a limited MotoAmerica Supersport schedule. Best result was ninth in round two at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta. Ranked 22nd in the championship. Was involved in one of the most spectacular crashes in MotoAmerica history when Max and Jordan Pence collided going into turn one at the Barber Motorsports Park round. 2017: Made his MotoAmerica debut racing Superstock 600 at New Jersey Motorsports Park and Barber Motorsports Park. Scored a best result of 11th in the season finale at Barber Motorsports Park. Ranked 35th.

#69 Danny Eslick

A four-time national road race champ and four-time Daytona 200 winner, Danny Eslick is one of the most recognizable names in American motorcycle racing. He’s also well-known for being one of the most colorful personalities in the paddock. In recent years, Danny has focused mainly on racing in American Flat Track, but he’s bringing his talents back to MotoAmerica racing in the Mission King Of The Baggers Championship on a Harley-Davidson backed by Rossmeyer Daytona Racing.

 

Little Known Fact: With his flat track background, Danny is thought of as a quintessential All-American racer, but the Oklahoman has also made appearances in the Superbike World Championship, the Moto2 World Championship, as well as the British and Brazilian Superbike Championships.

 

MotoAmerica Stats
Wins: 19 (2 in Superstock 1000, 4 in XR1200, 13 in Daytona SportBike)
Podiums: 63 (15 in Superstock 1000, 10 in XR1200, 31 in Daytona SportBike, 3 in Superbike, 3 in Supersport, 1 in Formula Xtreme)

 

Career Highlights:

2020: Finished fifth in America Flat Track (AFT) Production Twins Championship. 2019: Split time between road racing and flat track. Raced select rounds of MotoAmerica Supersport on the BARTCON Racing/Farrell Performance Kawasaki ZX-6R. Earned three top-10 finishes, best result was ninth (twice). Ranked 18th in Supersport. 2018: Raced MotoAmerica Superbike with Scheibe Racing BMW. Finished ninth in the series with 17 top-10 finishes. Best result was sixth (four times). 2017: Finished fourth in MotoAmerica Superstock 1000 on the strength of eight podium finishes, including taking victory at New Jersey Motorsports Park. Raced a TOBC Racing Yamaha. Also ranked ninth in MotoAmerica Superbike finishing in the top-10 in all but three rounds. Best Superbike placing was fifth in round 19 at Barber Motorsports Park. 2016: Raced a TOBC Racing Yamaha in Superstock 1000. Finished fourth in the series with seven podiums and a win in round eight at VIRginia International Raceway. Also finished eighth in MotoAmerica Superbike with 11 top-10 finishes and a best of fifth in round eight at VIRginia International Raceway. 2015: Raced a partial season in MotoAmerica Superbike for Turbo Turtle Racing. Scored six top-five finishes. Best result was fourth (three times). He resurfaced with Aprilia HSBK Racing for the Superstock 1000 season finale at New Jersey Motorsports Park where he scored a pair of fifth-place finishes. That placed him 20th in the final Superstock 1000 rankings. 2014: Earned the Harley-Davidson XR1200 Championship with five podiums, including a win in round four at Laguna Seca. Rode for Ruthless Racing. Rode a Riders Discount Racing Triumph Daytona 675 in Daytona SportBike and finished fourth in the series with three podiums, including a win in the opening round, the Daytona 200. 2013: Finished fifth in AMA Pro Superbike, earning 10 top-five finishes, best was fourth (five times). Raced with Jordan Suzuki. 2012: Finished eighth in AMA Pro Superbike, scoring three podiums on the Team HERO EBR 1190RS. 2011: Won his second AMA Pro Daytona SportBike championship with eight podiums, including three wins. Raced for GEICO/Lucas Oil Suzuki on a Suzuki GSX-R600. Raced two rounds of the Harley-Davidson XR1200 Series for RMR/Bruce Rossmeyer Daytona Racing and earned two podiums. Based on those two rounds, he ranked 11th in the XR1200 Series. 2010: Finished second in AMA Pro Daytona SportBike on the GEICO Powersports/RMR Suzuki GSX-R600 with 10 podiums, including three wins. Won the Harley-Davidson XR1200 Championship with a perfect three starts, three wins and three poles riding for RMR/Bruce Rossmeyer Daytona Racing. 2009: Won his first road racing national title by capturing the Daytona SportBike Championship on the GEICO Powersports/RMR Buell 1125R. Scored six wins and 10 podiums in all. 2008: Scored two podiums in AMA Supersport and finished 10th in the championship. Raced Formula Xtreme and finished 11th in the series with one top-five finish. Raced a Matsushima Performance Suzuki GSX-R600. 2007: Raced both AMA Supersport and Superstock with Matsushima Performance Suzuki (GSX-R600 in Supersport and GSX-R1000 in Superstock). Ranked 14th in Supersport with a pair of top-10 finishes. Best was eighth at Auto Club Speedway. Was seventh in AMA Superstock with four top-five finishes, best of fourth at Sonoma Raceway. 2006: Raced with Matsushima Performance Suzuki (GSX-R600) in AMA Supersport and Formula Xtreme. Finished sixth in Supersport with a podium (third) at Auto Club Speedway his best result. That marked his first-career road racing national podium. Ranked 10th in Formula Xtreme, with a podium (third) at Sonoma Raceway the top result. 2005: Raced AMA Formula Xtreme and earned five top-five finishes, best was fourth (three times). In AMA Supersport, he scored four top-10 finishes with an eighth at Pikes Peak International Raceway his best. Race with MPTracing.com

Suzuki.  2004: Raced with KWS Suzuki in AMA Supersport and Formula Xtreme. Earned three top-10 Formula Xtreme finishes, with eighth at Pikes Peak his best. A 10th at Road Atlanta topped his Supersport results. Ranked 12thin both series.  2003: Made his pro road racing debut as a 16-year-old rookie at Auto Club Speedway in AMA Superstock, finished 28th. Best result in Superstock that year was 19that Sonoma Raceway. Finished ranked 44th. Raced with Attack Suzuki.

#69 Hayden Bicknese

Bicknese made his MotoAmerica Junior Cup debut in 2021 after club-racing success which saw him earn multiple championships with CMRA.

 

Little Known Fact: Hayden honed his motorcycle skills riding a minibike countless laps in his backyard. Plays high school hockey. Hayden also did drag boat racing and won championships in Personal Watercraft with Kentucky Drag Boat Association and Lucas Oil Drag Boat Racing Series.

 

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2020: Won multiple CMRA club road racing titles.

#69 Mauricio Hidalgo

Mauricio did it the opposite of many racers. He started racing cars and won titles in Argentina before moving to motorcycle racing. He said he switched because, in motorcycle racing, the rider can make much more of a difference in the results and he can race all over the world on the same machine.

 

Little Known Fact: When he’s not racing, one of Mauricio’s favorite hobbies is taking back-country adventure trips by way of utility vehicles. Mauricio raced Stock 1000 in his native Argentina, before coming to contest the series in the United States.

 

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2020: Participated in the final three MotoAmerica rounds in Stock 1000 aboard a Tango Racing Kawasaki ZX-10R. Scored three top-20 finishes with a best result of 17th at Laguna Seca.

#70 Tyler Scott

In 2021, Tyler Scott gets something rare in MotoAmerica Junior Cup racing: factory support. KTM North America backs Tyler’s efforts in the highly competitive series. Tyler, who is debuting in MotoAmerica, spent the past two seasons primarily in Europe where he competed in the Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup and then the European Talent Cup in Spain.

 

Little Known Fact: Tyler began flat track racing when he was four. He began road racing with NJ Mini GP when he was eight. Tyler was twice named AMA Flat Track Youth Rider of the Year.

 

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2020: Raced in FIM CEV European Talent Cup (best race finish was 16th at Valencia), won two CCS Atlantic Region Championships (Thunderbike, Lightweight Superbike), won 26 CCS races. 2019: Tyler was selected to be the sole American in the Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup, replacing the graduating Sean Dylan Kelly. Finished 23rd in Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup (best race finish was 11th at Assen). Also competed in European Talent Cup. 2017: Was named AMA Flat Track Youth Rider of the Year. 2016: Was named AMA Flat Track Youth Rider of the Year.

#71 Maximiliano Gerardo

Maxi Gerardo comes to MotoAmerica after a solid career of road racing in Latin America where he earned multiple national titles. He also has ample international experience,having raced in the European Superstock 600 and CEV Superstock 600 Championships.

Little Known Fact: Gerardo began his racing career as a junior in motocross. Began road racing when he was 14. Won 600 Supersport National Championships in three countries (Brazil, Argentina and Uruguay) in 2014.

 

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Podiums: 1 (Stock 1000)

 

Career Highlights:

2020: Made his MotoAmerica debut at Barber Motorsports Park racing Stock 1000 for Tango Racing. Raced only three rounds, yet still finished 12thoverall in Stock 1000 based on the strength of excellent finishes, including a podium at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Raced a Kawasaki ZX-10R. 2019: Raced in the Argentinian Championships. 2017: Won the Brazilian 600 Supersport Championship. 2016: Uruguay 600 Supersport Champion. 2015: Raced European Superstock 600 Championship and finished 23rd, best result was ninth in Portugal, where he turned the fastest lap of the race. 2014: Won Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay 600 Supersport Championships. Raced select CEV FIM Superstock 600 races. 2011-2010: Argentina 250cc Champion.

#72 Benjamin Gloddy

After a successful season-and-a-half with Quarterley Racing/On Track Development, Ben moves to the championship-winning Landers Racing in 2021, once again racing in Junior Cup.

Little Known Facts: Ben began racing flat track at the age of four and won his very first race on a Honda XR50. He began racing Supermoto in Maine at Boxshop Speedway at the age of six. When Ben was 11, he began racing with the Mini GP organizations in New Jersey, New York and Florida. In 2018, at the age of 13, Ben was the youngest rider to be issued a race license through the Loudon Road Race Series. Ben has won numerous championships in a variety of motorcycle racing disciplines, and he was named Rookie of the Year in 2018 in the Loudon Road Race Series (youngest to ever receive the award through LRRS) and in 2017 in the NJ Mini GP organization. Ben is also a frequent guest instructor at both American Supercamp and Penguin Racing School.

 

MotoAmerica Stats
Wins: 1
Podiums: 10

 

Career Highlights:

2020 – Ranked fourth in Liqui Moly JunioR Cup. Scored eight podium finishes. Raced for Quarterley Racing/On Track Development aboard a Kawasaki Ninja 400. 2019 – Came into MotoAmerica Junior Cup halfway through the season riding for Quarterley Racing/On Track Development aboard a Kawasaki Ninja 400. Finished ninth in the series after scoring three top-five finishes including a podium (third) in the season finale at Barber.

#72 Steven Shakespeare

British-born Steven Shakespeare emerged from CMRA club racing and began his MotoAmerica career in 2019 when he raced in both Stock 1000 and Twins Cup. He found that the Stock 1000 machine better-suited his riding style, so he focused on that class in 2020 and again this season aboard his AGVSPORT MonkeyMoto Yamaha YZF-R1. 

Little Known Fact: Steven is originally from London, England. In his day job, Steven sells precious metal-based retirement accounts. He is married and is a father of two daughters.

 

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Career Highlights:

2020: Ranked 18th in MotoAmerica Stock 1000. Scored championship points in six rounds. Best finish was an 11th at round eight in New Jersey. Also finished 16th in MotoAmerica Superbike Cup. Raced a MonkeyMoto AGVSPORT Yamaha YZF-R1. 2019: Scored a championship point with a 15th-place finish in MotoAmerica Stock 1000 in round 10 at Barber. Ranked 44th in the series. Ranked 25th in Twins Cup. Best result was an 11th in round seven at Sonoma. Raced an AGVSport/Monkey Moto Yamaha R1 in Stock 1000 and an AGVSport/Monkey Moto Ducati Monster 797 in Twins Cup.

#74 Aaron Risinger

Aaron Risinger raced select AMA Supersport races in the early 2000s and, after a long absence, he returned to professional racing in MotoAmerica in 2018 and has done select Stock 1000 events since then. He scored a career best finish of fifth in a MotoAmerica Stock 1000 race at Road America in 2019. 

Little Known Fact: Aaron worked at a dealership in Chicago when he was younger and that’s how he met some guys who road raced and helped get him into the sport. When he’s not racing a motorcycle, Aaron travels the country riding mountain bike trails for fun.

 

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Career Highlights:

2020: Scored ninth in his lone MotoAmerica Stock 1000 race at Indy. Ranked 31st. Raced a Synergy Audio Video BMW S 1000 RR. 2019: Raced Road America rounds of MotoAmerica Stock 1000 and took fifth in race one, earning his career-best pro finish. Ranked 20th. 2018: Raced Utah and Pitt Race rounds of Stock 1000. 11th at Utah was his best result. Ranked 34th. 2003: Raced the Road America and Laguna Seca rounds of AMA 600 Supersport. Best result was 18th at Road America. Finished ranked 54th. Raced a Suzuki GSX-R600. 2000: Finished 18th in AMA 600 Supersport at Road America, ending the season ranked 55th in the final standings. Finished 10th in the 750 Supersport race at Road America, riding his 600cc Yamaha. That placed him 48th in the standings.

#76 Loris Baz

Loris Baz becomes the latest top-notch international racer to make his way to MotoAmerica.  Baz follows in a long tradition of former GP and World Superbike riders to take on the challenge of racing in America.  The Frenchman hopes to follow in the footsteps of past World Championship standouts like Toni Elias, Neil Hodgson, Mat Mladin and Alessandro Gramigni to name a few, who found success in America after racing internationally.

Baz takes over one of the best seats in all of MotoAmerica racing, riding for Warhorse HSBK Racing Ducati, a proven squad who, last year, helped give Ducati its first MotoAmerica/AMA Superbike victory in 10 years.

As a youth Baz began racing in motocross but found quick success when he gave road racing a try.  He took one of the most diverse paths to the world championship level, racing the European Championships (he won the European Superstock 600 Championship in 2008 when he was just 15), the British Superbike Championship and FIM Superstock 1000 Championship before debuting in the Superbike World Championship in 2012.

Baz comes to MotoAmerica with an impressive resume – a two-time race winner in World Superbike, he also has three full seasons of MotoGP under his belt.

Little Known Fact:  Baz skipped the normal path to MotoGP of stair-stepping from 125cc GP, 250cc GP and then to the premier class, because when it was time to race 125s he was already too tall to fit on those diminutive machines.

MotoAmerica/AMA Superbike Stats
No MotoAmerica stats coming into the 2021 season.

Career HIghlights:

2020 – Raced for Ten Kate Racing Yamaha in the Superbike World Championship where he scored four podiums and earned the fastest lap in the final leg at Magny-Cours.  Was 8th in the final WSBK standing.  2019 – Raced the second half of the season for Ten Kate Racing Yamaha in the Superbike World Championship.  He earned five top-five race finishes.  Finished 10th in the final WSBK standings.  2018 – Raced for the Gulf Althea BMW Racing Team in the Superbike World Championship.  He scored 13 top-10 finishes with a best of sixth in Portugal and Argentina.  Finished 11th in the final standings.  Was a wildcard for the Red Bull KTM MotoGP squad for the British Grand Prix and qualified 18th, but at Silverstone the race was cancelled due to heavy rain.  2017 – Raced a Ducati for Reale Avintia Racing in MotoGP.  Scored four top-10 finishes, with an 8th in the Dutch TT his best and was 18th in the final standings.  2016 – Raced MotoGP for Avintia Racing Ducati.  Earned two top-five finishes with a best of fourth at Brno.  Was 20th in the final MotoGP standings.  2015 – Debut MotoGP season.  Raced for Yamaha Forward Racing.  Scored an excellent fourth at Misano to record his lone top-10 result.  Finished the season ranked 17th.  2014 – The final of his three seasons in World Superbike with the factory Kawasaki team.  Earned a career best nine podium finishes, two poles and a fastest lap, but failed to score a victory for the first time in his World Superbike career.  Finished the season ranked fifth.  2013 – Raced World Superbike with the factory Kawasaki team.  Won a round at Silverstone and scored another podium at Assen.  An injury caused him to miss the final ten rounds of the series and he finished ranked 8th.  2012 – Debut season in World Superbike with the factory Kawasaki team.  Started the year in the FIM Superstock 1000 Championship, but was called on to replace seriously injured Joan Lascorz.  Baz earned three podium results, including his first World Superbike victory at Silverstone.  2011 – Raced partial season in the British Superbike Championship on a  Yamaha.  best result was a fourth at the Croft Circuit.  Also raced a couple of rounds of the FIM Superstock 1000 Cup.  2010 – Raced FIM Superstock 1000 Cup and select rounds of the British Superbike Championship.  Earned a podium finish (3rd) in a FIM Superstock 1000 event a Portimao and finished eighth in the final standings.  2009 – Earned seven top-10 finishes in FIM Superstock 1000 and finished eighth in the championship.  2008 – Won the European Superstock 600 Championship riding a Yamaha.

#78 Alejandro Thermiotis

Now in his third season with MotoAmerica, things started clicking for Thermiotis last year when he scored four top-10 results. For 2021, he’s focused his efforts in the Supersport class and runs his own racing effort.

Little Known Fact: Thermiotis studied finance at Loyola Marymount University. While in college, he was a member of the Ski and Snowboard Club.

 

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Career Highlights:

2020: Scored four top-10 finishes in MotoAmerica Supersport. Best finish was sixth in round 10 at Ridge Motorsports Park. Finished 12th in the final Supersport standings. Raced for his own Thermiotis Racing team on a Yamaha YZF-R6. 2019: Debut season racing in MotoAmerica Supersport. Scored points in four rounds with his best finish being 11th at New Jersey Motorsports. Ranked 21st.

#79 Hayden Gillim

Hayden Gillim grew up racing flat track, but found quick success, and victories, on the pavement when he began road racing in Red Bull AMA U.S. Rookies Cup Championship in 2008. Hayden won the 2014 AMA Pro Supersport national title. He now turns his attention to the King Of The Baggers Championship riding for the powerful Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson squad.

 

Little Known Fact: Hayden is the cousin of the racing Hayden brothers. He won his first Amateur Dirt Track Grand Championship when he was just six. Gained a lot of recognition as star of Cycle World magazine’s “Man in a Van with a Plan” TV series documenting Hayden’s travels across the country racing in both road race and flat track events from 2016 to 2018.

 

MotoAmerica Stats
Wins: 19 (2 in Red Bull Rookies Cup, 5 in Supersport East, 12 in Supersport)
Podiums: 63 (8 in Red Bull Rookies Cup, 16 in Supersport East, 5 in Superstock 1000, 33 in Supersport, 1 in King Of The Baggers)

 

Career Highlights: 2020: Raced in the King Of The Baggers Invitational at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca where he finished runner-up on his Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson. 2019: Finished third in MotoAmerica Supersport aboard a Rickdiculous Racing Yamaha YZF-R6. Scored five wins and a total of nine podiums. 2018: Was runner-up in MotoAmerica Supersport and scored four wins. Earned a podium in all but two rounds of the 17-race series. Raced a Rickdiculous Racing Yamaha YZF-R6. 2017: Finished fifth in MotoAmerica Bazzaz Superstock 1000. Scored three podium finishes. Best result was second in the season finale at Barber Motorsports Park. Raced a Cycle World/Suzuki-backed GSX-R1000. Won two rounds of the AFT Singles Championship (Springfield TT and Buffalo Chip TT). 2016: Ranked fifth in the MotoAmerica Bazzaz Superstock 1000 on the strength of nine top-five finishes, including two podium results. Best finish was second in round six at New Jersey Motorsports Park. Raced with Cycle World Suzuki. Was ranked ninth in MotoAmerica Superbike, best result was fourth in round six at New Jersey Motorsports Park. Won the GNC2 class of the Peoria TT. 2015: Raced a Veloce Racing MV Agusta in MotoAmerica Supersport. Earned 10 top-10 results, best was seventh (three times). 2014:  Won the AMA Pro Supersport Championship. Scored three victories and nine podiums en route to the title. 2013: Finished second AMA Pro Supersport East. Scored six podiums, including two wins. 2012: Won two races in AMA Pro Supersport East with six podiums in all and finished second in the series. 2011: Finished second in the AMA Pro Supersport East division with four podiums, including a win in race two at Mid-Ohio. 2010: Earned the prestigious AMA Sports Horizon Award at the AMA Road Race Grand Championships, contended WERA races to get acclimated to 600cc machines. 2009: Chosen to compete in the Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup; turned in a season-best finish of tenth at the opening Jerez round. 2008: Finished second in the Red Bull AMA U.S. Rookies Cup Championship, earning eight podiums and two victories at Mid-Ohio and VIRginia International Raceway.

#79 Teagg Hobbs

Teagg Hobbs didn’t spend long in the Junior ranks before jumping into the Twins Cup last year. The moved paid off with a ranking of ninth in the series and highlighted by a runner-up finish at round seven in New Jersey.

Little Known Fact: Teagg delivered pizzas after school to raise money for his racing. His racing hero growing up was Troy Bayliss.

 

MotoAmerica Stats
Wins: 1
Podiums: 1

 

Career Highlights:

2020 – Finished ninth in MotoAmerica Twins Cup. Earned three top-five finishes, including a podium (second) at round seven in New Jersey. Raced a Hobbs Racing/Trackworx Motorsports Suzuki SV650. 2019 – Ranked eighth in Liqui Moly Junior Cup. Scored seven top-10 finishes. Top result was fourth in the opening round at Road Atlanta. Rode for Quarterley Racing/On Track Development.

#79 Wyatt Farris

New to Team M4 ECSTAR Suzuki is Wyatt Farris, joining as the team’s Stock 1000 rider for 2021.  Farris, from Calistoga, CA, is an experienced AMA Pro/MotoAmerica competitor, earning nine AMA Pro/MotoAmerica podium finishes, and taking third in the 2014 AMA Pro Supersport Championship.

Little Known Fact: Wyatt finished a strong third in the 2016 Daytona 200. In 2017 he won the overall AFM Championship, was second in 2019, and topped the AFM overall points again in 2020. Wyatt has worked as a racing school coach in the past.

 

MotoAmerica Stats
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Podiums: 9 (3 in Superstock 600, 4 in Supersport, 2 in Supersport West)

 

Career Highlights:

2020 – Raced primarily in AFM club races. 2019 – Raced a select number of MotoAmerica Stock 1000 aboard a Team19 Kawasaki ZX-10R. Best result was eighth (twice – Road America and Utah). Finished ranked 19th in the series. 2018 – Raced select rounds of MotoAmerica Supersport on a TSE Racing Yamaha. Finished 16th in the final standings with a pair of top-10 finishes. Best result was ninth in race one at Sonoma. 2017 – Raced the Sonoma round of MotoAmerica Superbike/Superstock 1000 on a CT Racing/ GP Suspension Kawasaki. Best Superstock 1000 result was eight in Sonoma race one. Based on that single weekend of racing Wyatt finished 17th in the final MotoAmerica Bazzaz Superstock 1000 Series. Scored Superbike points in race one at Sonoma. Ranked 28th in Superbike. 2016 – Entered just one MotoAmerica Superbike/Superstock 1000 race weekend at Laguna. Qualified, but crashed on the first lap bringing out red and a complete restart, recorded as DNS. 2015 – Finished fourth in MotoAmerica Superstock 600 on a Mach 1 Motorsports Yamaha. Scored three podium finishes. 2014 – Finished third ranked in AMA Pro Supersport on the strength of four podium finishes. Raced for CELTIC/HVMC Racing Suzuki. 2013 – Finished third in AMA Pro Supersport West. Earned a pair of podiums on the season. Raced for Jon Block Group/Meen Motorsports Yamaha. 2012 – Ranked 15th in AMA Pro Supersport West with three starts on the season and one top-10 finish. Raced a Mach 1 Motorsports Yamaha. 2011 – Made his AMA Pro debut at Sonoma in Supersport on Yamaha and finished sixth.

#80 Hector Barbera

Hector Barbera makes his MotoAmerica Superbike debut riding for Scheibe Racing BMW in 2021 after a long career of mostly racing in the World Championships. Barbera began his GP career in the old 125cc Grand Prix class in 2002 and began winning races the very next season. In 17 seasons of Grand Prix racing (2002-2018) in all three classes, the Spaniard won a total of 10 Grands Prix and earned 32 podiums. In the past several seasons, Barbera has raced in the World Superbike and World Supersport Championships as well as in the British Superbike Championship.

Little Known Fact: Barbera survived one of the scariest crashes in GP history at Mugello in 2008. As he and Marco Simoncelli were battling for the lead down a straightaway late in the 250cc Grand Prix, Simoncelli swerved to try to keep Barbera from drafting, just as the latter was making his move. The collision locked up Barbera’s front brake, and he went over the bars at over 160 mph. Fortunately, he suffered only minor injuries in the spectacular fall.

MotoAmerica Stats
No stats coming into 2021 season.

Career Highlights:

2020: Raced a Rich Energy OMG Racing BMW in the British Superbike Championship. Scored three top-10 finishes and ended the year ranked 17th.  2019: Raced select rounds of both the Superbike and Supersport World Championships. Best result was fourth in a World Supersport round riding for Team Tóth Yamaha. Raced a couple of rounds of WSBK with Orelac Racing VerdNatura Kawasaki. Best result was a 13th. 2018: Raced first half of the season in Moto2 for Pons HP40. His best Moto2 result was 11th in France. His early placings put him 23rd ranked at the end of the season. Raced the second half of the season in the World Supersport Championship with Kawasaki Puccetti Racing where he scored three top-10 finishes and finished ranked 17th. 2017: Raced MotoGP with Reale Avintia Racing Ducati. Finished in the points 10 times and ended the year ranked 22nd. 2016: Raced MotoGP with Avintia Racing Ducati and a couple of rounds with the factory Ducati team. Earned nine top-10 finishes with a season best of fourth in Malaysia. Ended the year ranked 10th, marking his career-best MotoGP ranking. 2015: Raced with Avintia Racing Ducati in MotoGP. Earned 11 points-paying finishes with a season best of ninth in Japan. Ranked 15th. 2014: Raced a Kawasaki-based Avintia MotoGP machine for two-thirds of the season before the team switched to a Ducati for the final five rounds. Scored World Championship points in six rounds with a season-best result of fifth in Australia. 2013: Raced MotoGP with Avintia Blusens on an FTR-Kawasaki. Earned nine points-paying finishes, including a pair top 10 results. Ranked 16th. 2012: Raced MotoGP for Pramac Racing Team Ducati. Earned 10 top-10 finishes with a season best of seventh (twice). Ended the year ranked 11th. 2011: Raced MotoGP for Mapfre Aspar Team MotoGP Ducati. Scored seven top-10 finishes with a best of sixth at Jerez. Ended the year ranked 11th. 2010: Debut season in MotoGP. Raced for Páginas Amarillas Aspar Ducati. Earned eight top-10 finishes with a season best of eighth (twice). Ranked 12th. 2009: Raced 125cc Grand Prix for Pepe World Team Aprilia. Earned eight podiums, four poles and three GP victories en route to being ranked second, his best ever ranking in the 250cc World Championship. 2008: Raced for Team Tóth Aprilia in 250cc Grand Prix. Earned four podium finishes, two poles and final ranking of sixth. 2007: Raced with Team Tóth Aprilia in 250cc Grand Prix. Earned five podium finishes and final ranking of fifth. 2006: Raced 250cc Grand Prix for Fortuna Aprilia. Scored three podiums, two poles and a victory in China. Ranked seventh. 2005: Debut season in 250cc Grand Prix riding for Fortuna Honda. Scored three top-five results with a best of fourth in Australia. Finished ninth in the championship. 2004: Finished runner-up in the 125cc Grand Prix World Championship, his best season-ending result in the series. Raced a Seedorf Racing Aprilia to seven podiums, one pole and four victories. 2003: Finished third in the 125cc Grand Prix World Championship. Raced an Aprilia for Master-MXOnda-Aspar Team. Earned five podiums, including two wins. 2002: Debut GP season. Raced in the 125cc class for Master–Aspar Team Aprilia. Scored four top-10 finishes with a best of fourth at Brno. Ranked 14th.

#81 Jeremy Cook

Jeremy Cook is contesting his first full season of MotoAmerica Stock 1000 in 2021 thanks to greater support from his long-time sponsor Bob’s BMW in Jessup, Maryland. In previous seasons, Cook has only been able to compete in select races. He showed good promise in those few appearances, especially in 2015 and 2016 when he earned three top-10 Superstock 1000 finishes in each of those years.

 

Little Known Fact: Jeremy jumped into road racing on the deep end, starting as a club racing amateur on a BMW S 1000 RR. He’s raced that model of motorcycle ever since.

 

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Career Highlights:

2020: Raced in two rounds of MotoAmerica Stock 1000 (New Jersey and Indy) on his Jeremy Cook Racing BMW S 1000 RR. Best result was eighth at New Jersey Motorsports Park. Ranked 30th2017: Entered select MotoAmerica Superstock 1000 on his Dead Presidents Racing BMW, scored no race finishes. 2016: Raced MotoAmerica Superstock 1000 and scored three top-10 finishes. Best result was ninth at round 11 at Barber Motorsports Park. Ranked 15th. Raced a BMW for Dead Presidents Racing. 2015: Raced MotoAmerica Superstock 1000. Finished ranked 16th with three top-10 finishes. Best result was eighth (twice) on his Dead Presidents Racing BMW.

#84 Josh Gerardot

Josh Gerardot is coming into his second full season of MotoAmerica Stock 1000.  He scored a 12th at New Jersey Motorsports Park last year and hopes to crack into the top-10 for the first time this season.

Little Known Fact: Josh loves to work out, but he also enjoys travel and has been to Germany and said for his next visit he’d like to go to Japan.

 

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Career Highlights:

2020: Raced MotoAmerica Stock 1000 where his best finish was 12th at New Jersey Motorsports Park. Raced a Kawasaki ZX-10R. Ranked 38th. 2017: Entered MotoAmerica Superstock 600 at Road America but did not qualify.

#85 Jake Lewis

Jake Lewis has been a leading contender since he entered professional road racing in 2012. He won the AMA Pro SuperSport East Championship in his first season, earning him AMA Pro Road Racing’s Rookie of the Year Award. Once a factory Superbike rider with Yoshimura Suzuki, Lewis found himself without a ride last season and only saw action in a couple of rounds as a fill-in rider. Now he has a new lease on his racing life after getting the call to ride for the Stock 1000 championship-winning Altus Motorsports for 2021. 

Little Known Fact: Jake cut his teeth as a youth rider on dirt tracks across the Midwest before beginning to focus on road racing when he was 13. He earned the prestigious AMA Horizon Award in 2011, recognizing him as the top amateur road racer in the country that year.

 

MotoAmerica Stats
Wins: 5 (2 in Daytona Sportbike, 3 in Supersport East)
Podiums: 24 (6 in Superbike, 7 in Daytona Sportbike, 11 Supersport East)

 

Career Highlights:

2020 – Raced a couple of MotoAmerica weekends as a substitute rider. In the opening round at Road America, he finished ninth in Superbike race one aboard the Scheibe Racing BMW. At PittRace he rode the Celtic HSBK Racing Ducati where he scored his best result of the year, eighth in race one. Ranked 22nd in MotoAmerica Superbike. 2019 – Raced with M4 ECSTAR Suzuki in MotoAmerica Superbike. Finished seventh in Superbike. Earned seven top-5 finishes. His best result was fourth in race one at PittRace. 2018 – Finished sixth in MotoAmerica Superbike. Had 13 top-five finishes and scored a podium (third) in race two at Utah. Raced with M4 ECSTAR Suzuki. 2017 – Finished sixth in MotoAmerica Superbike riding for M4 ECSTAR Suzuki. Earned three top-five finishes with his best of fourth coming in race one at Sonoma. 2016 – Was signed to Yoshimura Suzuki, but missed the first half of the season due to a pre-season injury and was replaced by Toni Elias on the team. Came back racing Superstock 1000 with M4 Suzuki. Finished ninth in Superstock 1000 with four top-five finishes. Finished 14th in MotoAmerica Superbike with six top-10 results. 2015 – Finished fourth in MotoAmerica Superbike, with five podium finishes including a season-best second at Road Atlanta. Honored as Superbike Rookie of the Year. Raced on the factory Yoshimura Suzuki team. 2014 – Finished ranked second in Daytona SportBike, with four podium finishes including wins at Laguna Seca and Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. Raced with MotoSport.com/Meen Yamaha. 2013 – Fifth ranked in Daytona SportBike, with three podium finishes in his first season in the class. Awarded AMA Pro Road Racing Rookie of the Year. Rode for Meen Motorsports Racing Yamaha. 2012 – Won the AMA Pro SuperSport East title, with 11 podium finishes, including three wins. Raced for Riders Discount Vesrah Suzuki. 2011 – Competed in club road racing and won the AMA Horizon Award.

#87 Ryan Burke

Burke is a six-time number-one plate holder for the MRA club racing organization in Colorado. Ryan is back in pro racing this year after racing AMA 750 Supersport in the late 1990s at his then home track of Pikes Peak International Raceway.  

Little Known Fact: Ryan’s uncle Dennie Burke was an AMA Pro Road Racer, and that’s what got Ryan interested in racing. Ryan said Mick Doohan, Kevin Schwantz, and Wayne Rainey were the riders he most admired growing up.

 

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1997-1999: Raced the Pikes Peak round of AMA 750 Supersport each year and scored a best result of 13th in the 1998 event.

#88 Benjamin Smith

Benjamin Smith made a steady progression up the ranks in MotoAmerica KTM RC Cup racing before winning that championship in just his second full season of racing. It was a big jump to MotoAmerica Supersport in 2018. Last year he broke through to earn his first top-10 ranking in the class.

Little Known Fact: Racing heroes were Casey Stoner and Ben Spies. Played for his high school soccer team. Benjamin’s dad was a club road racer and he got Benjamin started by racing minibikes on a go-kart track on the New Jersey Motorsports Park complex.

 

MotoAmerica Stats
Wins: 5 (KTM RC Cup)
Podiums: 13 (KTM RC Cup)

 

Career Highlights:

2020 – Finished ninth in MotoAmerica Supersport with three top-five results. Best finish was fourth in the season finale at Laguna Seca. Raced for North East Cycle Outlet Racing on a Yamaha R6. 2019 – Raced MotoAmerica Supersport with Team Norris Racing on a Yamaha R6. Finished 16th in the series. Earned two top-10 finishes. Best result was seventh at round 12 at PittRace. 2018 – First season in MotoAmerica Supersport. Raced with Team Norris Racing on a Suzuki GSX-R600. Ranked 18th in the series with a season best of 10th at round eight in Utah. 2017 – Won the MotoAmerica KTM RC Cup Championship. Won five rounds of the series. Finished on the podium (13 times) in all but one race he finished. Raced in the KTM RC Cup World Final at Jerez, Spain and finished 14th in both legs. 2016 – Raced KTM RC Cup and finished eighth. Earned his first-career podium (third) in round 14 at his home track in New Jersey. 2015 – Debut in MotoAmerica in the KTM RC Cup season finale in New Jersey. Finished fourth in his debut and that earned him 20th in the final standings. Raced for his own Smith Racing team.

#88 Max Flinders

Max Flinders enters his ninth season of professional road racing in 2021. He’s been a consistent finisher in MotoAmerica Superbike since 2018 in spite of racing on a small independent team. Max will again race MotoAmerica Superbike on a Thrashed Bike Racing Yamaha. 

Little Known Fact: Born in Burton-On-Trent, England, he started racing in England on the grass track circuit and eventually found his way to the United States when his dad accepted a job offer with NASA’s Stennis Space Center in Mississippi.

 

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Career Highlights:

2020 – Overcame injuries from a training crash on a motocross bike to finish ranked 13th in MotoAmerica Superbike scoring three top-10 finishes. Best result was ninth (twice – round two at Road America and round five at Road Atlanta.) Rode a Thrashed Bike Racing Yamaha. 2019 – Finished 12th in MotoAmerica Superbike with eight top-10 finishes. Top result was sixth in race one at Sonoma. Raced a Thrashed Bike Racing Yamaha. 2018 – Ranked 13th in MotoAmerica Superbike with four top-10 finishes. Best result was ninth (twice – rounds 17 and 18 at New Jersey.) Raced a Thrashed Bike Racing Yamaha. 2017 – Finished seventh in MotoAmerica Superstock 1000 with 16 top-10 results. Top result was fifth in race two at Road Atlanta. Also scored points in MotoAmerica Superbike where he finished 18th in the final standings. Best Superbike result was 11th in race one at Barber. Rode a Thrashed Bike Racing Yamaha. 2016 – Contested MotoAmerica Superstock 1000 on a Thrashed Bike Racing Yamaha. Finished eighth in the Superstock 1000 with 15 top-10 finishes in the 18-race series. Best finish was seventh at round 11 at Barber. Also scored points in four rounds of MotoAmerica Superbike and was ranked 27th in the championship. 2015 – Finished 12th in MotoAmerica Superstock 1000 with five top-10 results. Top result was seventh (three times). Rode a Thrashed Bike Racing Yamaha. 2014 – Raced AMA Pro Supersport and finished ranked 36th in the series. Best result was 11th in round nine at New Jersey. Raced a Friendly Powersport Yamaha R6. 2013 – Finished 24th in AMA Pro Supersport East. Top result was 13th at series round eight at Mid-Ohio. Raced a Friendly Powersports Yamaha R6.

#93 Gabriel Da Silva

Gabriel Da Silva debuts in MotoAmerica in 2021 after a standout amateur career filled with regional and even national championships. Gabriel capped off his amateur career by winning the prestigious Nicky Hayden AMA Road Race Horizon Award in 2020.

 

Little Known Fact: Gabriel calls Casey Stoner his childhood racing hero. He calls Barber Motorsports Park his favorite track. Ran his first mini-bike race when he was four. Gabriel was born in Florida; his parents are Brazilian.

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Career Highlights:

2020: Was named the 2020 Nicky Hayden AMA Road Race Horizon Award winner. Won the AMA 600 Superbike Expert and AMA 600 Superstock Expert during the AMA Road Race Grand Championship. Earned the WERA C Superbike Expert National Challenge Championship. 2019: Won the FMRRA Moto3 Championship (6 race wins). Won a race in the Mexico Supersport 300 Championship. 2018: Won the Mexican KTM RC Cup Championship (3 wins, 7 podiums in 7 races). 2017: Finished runner-up in Mexican KTM RC Cup Championship, came up one point short of winning the title. Was invited to the Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup selection event at the Guadix Circuit near Granada, Spain.

#94 Danilo Lewis

Danilo Lewis ended last year on a high note after earning his first podium finish of his MotoAmerica career in the final race of the 2020 season at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca. Lewis is hoping to build on that success in 2021 knowing that he now has a new motorcycle and the knowledge of the tracks and the Dunlop tires. He’ll be back on his Team Procomps BMW S 1000 RR.

Little Known Fact: Was a two-time national champion in Brazilian Superbike.

 

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Podiums: 1 (in Stock 1000)

 

Career Highlights: 2020: Raced the Procomps Racing Team BMW S 1000 RR in MotoAmerica Stock 1000. Ranked eighth on the strength of nine top-10 finishes. He also finished fourth in the MotoAmerica Superbike Cup standings. Earned a Stock 1000 podium finish (third) in the series finale at Laguna Seca. Finished ranked 14th in MotoAmerica Superbike. Scored three top-10 finishes. Best result was ninth in round 15 of the series in Indianapolis.

#94 Liam Grant

After a solid season in Junior Cup in 2020, highlighted by a fifth-place finish in the series, Liam is moving up to MotoAmerica Supersport in 2021. His Grant Motors Racing Kawasaki will be prepared by Graves Motorsports.

Little Known Fact: Liam won multiple club-racing championships aboard his Kawasaki Ninja 400 with the Chuckwalla Valley Motorcycle Association and the Utah Sport Bike Association.

 

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2020: Raced a Grant Motors Racing Kawasaki Ninja 400 in Junior Cup. Ranked fifth in the series with four top-five finishes. 2019: Raced a limited number of MotoAmerica Junio Cup events riding a Grant Motors Racing Kawasaki Ninja 400. Finished 27th in the series with one top-10 finish (seventh at Barber race one).

#96 Gus Rodio

Gus Rodio returns to racing in 2021 after suffering a season-ending injury in the middle of 2020.

Little Known Fact: Gus calls Nicky Hayden the rider he most admired growing up.  He says riding Supermoto bikes is his favorite hobby.

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2020: Placed 11th in MotoAmerica Junior Cup (five top-5 finishes in the first seven races, was fifth in point standings before suffering season-ending injury).  Best finish was fourth (three times).  Raced a Rodio Racing Kawasaki Ninja 400.  2019: MotoAmerica debut in the opening round at Road Atlanta.  Earned three top-10 finishes in MotoAmerica Junior Cup racing a limited schedule.  Ranked 20th.  Raced a Rodio Racing Kawasaki Ninja 400.

#97 Rocco Landers

It’s not an understatement to say that Rocco Landers is one of the most exciting young talents in the history of American road racing. A racing prodigy in the mold of Randy Mamola and Freddie Spencer, Rocco came into racing winning from the start and has continued winning with what has often looked like effortless domination. Last year Rocco turned the rare feat of winning two national road racing titles in a single season. He won the MotoAmerica Twins Cup Championship with SportbikeTrackGear.com Roadracingworld.com Suzuki and the Liqui Moly Junior Cup (for the second straight time) with Norton Motorsports. In 2021 Rocco will move up to the biggest challenge of his young career when he steps up to the ultra-competitive MotoAmerica Supersport class.

Little Known Fact: Rocco has international racing experience having competed in both Spanish and Italian mini-bike championships. Is known for his confidence and fun-loving attitude around the pits. He often wears outlandish outfits and has been heard riding a bicycle around and talking trash, in a good-natured way, with some of the top Superbike riders. His dad Stoney Landers is a racer and instructor at the California Superbike School.

 

MotoAmerica Stats
Wins: 38 (29 in Junior Cup, 9 in Twins)
Podiums: 55 (43 in Junior Cup, 12 in Twins)

 

Career Highlights:

2020: Won the MotoAmerica Twins Championship racing with SportbikeTrackGear.com Roadracingworld.com Suzuki. In Twins he scored a record nine wins in the 12-race series, that included an eight-race winning streak. Also earned the championship in the Liqui Moly Junior Cup for the second-consecutive year riding for Norton Motorsports on a Kawasaki Ninja 400R. It was almost complete domination, winning 15 of the 18 rounds. Raced a couple of rounds of the Red Bulls Rookie Cup in Europe. 2019: Dominated the MotoAmerica Liqui Moly Junior Cup by winning 14 of the 17-race series in his debut season in MotoAmerica. Raced a Kawasaki Ninja 400R for Norton Motorsports.

#98 Jeremy Simmons

Jeremy Simmons has been racing professionally since 2010, starting in AMA Daytona SportBike and racing 600cc machines until moving up to the Stock 1000 class in 2020. The move was a positive one. Last year’s ranking of 16th in Stock 1000 was his career best, and he earned his first top-10 finish in his pro career at New Jersey Motorsports Park. Simmons is racing Stock 1000 again in 2021 on his own Impact Racing Yamaha.

Little Known Fact: Jeremy describes himself as an international moto-tourist. He’s been to four different continents riding motorcycles and keeps a street bike and track bike in Europe and has done track days in Europe.

 

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2020: Ranked 16th in MotoAmerica Stock 1000. Scored championship points in nine of the 12 rounds. A 10th at New Jersey Motorsports Park was his best result and his career-best pro finish. Raced an Impact Racing Yamaha YZF-R1. 2019: Raced MotoAmerica Supersport. Best finish was a 15th at New Jersey Motorsports Park. Raced an Impact Racing Yamaha YZF-R6. Ranked 38th. 2018: Raced the first half of the season in MotoAmerica Supersport. Scored seven top-20 finishes with a best of 16th at Road Atlanta. Raced an Impact Racing Yamaha YZF-R6. 2015: Raced MotoAmerica Superstock 600, ranking 28th in the series with four points-paying finishes. Best result was 12th at Utah Motorsports Campus. Raced an Impact Racing Yamaha YZF-R6. 2014: Ranked 23rd in Supersport. Earned six top-20 finishes with a best of 15th at Road America. Raced a Yamaha YZF-R6. 2013: Ranked 19th in Supersport East. Scored four top-20 finishes with a best of 14th at Mid-Ohio. Raced a Yamaha YZF-R6. 2012: Ranked 24th in Supersport West. Earned six top-20 finishes with a best of 15th at Homestead. Raced a Yamaha YZF-R6. 2010: Raced Daytona SportBike and scored two 20th-place finishes. Raced a Yamaha YZF-R6.

#99 Avery Dreher

Avery Dreher graduated from MotoAmerica Mini Cup and is racing in Junior Cup in 2021. 

Little Known Fact: Avery loves bass fishing. His accomplishments include earning the FMRRA Superstreet 300 Overall Championship and CCS Moto3 Amateur National Championship (both in his rookie season) before coming to MotoAmerica.

 

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2020: Raced MotoAmerica Mini Cup, earned a sixth in the 190cc race at Road America.

#99 Geoff May

Geoff May is one of the most experienced veterans in MotoAmerica as his 29 career podiums attest. A three-time national race winner, Geoff was also a former AMA Superbike Rookie of the Year. He has twice finished runner-up in a national championship series – AMA Supersport in 2006 and AMA Superstock in 2008. Geoff has raced on several factory and factory-backed teams during his career and had a year of experience in the Superbike World Championship.

 

Little Known Fact: In his day job, Geoff works as a senior mortgage loan officer. Geoff launched his pro career riding a Ducati 748 in the old AMA Pro Thunder Series at his home track of Road Atlanta back in 2000.

 

MotoAmerica Stats
Wins: 3 (2 in Superstock, 1 in Stock 1000)
Podiums: 29 (4 in Superbike, 7 in Supersport, 13 in Superstock, 5 in Stock 1000)

 

Career Highlights:

2020: Raced at just the Road Atlanta MotoAmerica weekend where he scored a fourth and a third in Stock 1000. Those two finishes placed him 15th in the final standings. In MotoAmerica Superbike, Geoff was the top finisher (seventh) in the Superbike Cup (Stock 1000 riders racing in Superbike) in Superbike round five at Road Atlanta. That lone result placed him 13th in the final Superbike Cup and 28th in the Superbike final standings. Raced a Disrupt Racing/CCFOfficesolutions.com Kawasaki ZX-10R. 2019: Scored four podiums, including a victory in round three at Road America, in MotoAmerica Stock 1000. Finished fourth in the series. Raced the Road Atlanta round of MotoAmerica Superbike and finished with a tenth and eighth. Those two finishes placed him 18th in the final Superbike standings. Raced an Ameris Bank Kawasaki ZX-10R. 2018: Was a mid-season replacement rider for the Omega Moto Yamaha squad in MotoAmerica Superbike. Raced select rounds in the second half of the year and earned three top-10 finishes. Also raced a CCFOfficesolutions.com BMW in the final weekend at Barber. Best was ninth (twice). Finished ranked 17th2017: Sat out pro racing, did race select club events. 2016: Raced a limited schedule with Turbo Turtle Racing Kawasaki ZX-10R in MotoAmerica Superstock 1000 and Superbike. Earned four top-10 finishes in Superstock 1000. Best result was seventh (twice). Finished ranked 16th in Superstock 1000. Scored three points-paying finishes in Superbike and finished ranked 22nd. 2015: Raced a limited schedule – one round for Yamalube/Westby Racing early in the season and finished the year on the Turbo Turtle Racing Honda in the season finale. Scored two top-10 MotoAmerica Superbike finishes with Turbo Turtle Honda, with a best of fourth at round 17 in New Jersey. Ranked 12th in Superbike. Scored two top-10 Superstock 1000 finishes with Yamalube/Westby Racing, with a best of fourth in round two at the Circuit of The Americas. Ranked 19th in Superstock 1000. 2014: Raced the Superbike World Championship with the factory EBR team, best finish was 16th (twice). 2013: Finished ninth in AMA Pro Superbike riding for Team Hero on an EBR 1190RS. Best result of the season was fifth (three times). 2012: Finished fifth in AMA Pro Superbike point standings, claiming nine top-5 finishes, including a podium (third) at Sonoma. Raced for Team Hero EBR. 2011: Contested AMA Pro National Guard Superbike, finishing 10th in the point standings and earning seven top-10s, including a best finish of sixth in Race 2 at NJMP. Raced for Erik Buell Racing. 2010: Finished 11th in AMA Pro National Guard Superbike despite not entering the series until Round 4. Turned in a string of top-10 results late in the season, scoring a trio of season-best sixth-place finishes at Rounds 8 and 10. Raced for Erik Buell Racing. Also contended three AMA Pro Daytona SportBike rounds for GMR Racing, with a best result (a seventh-place finish) coming in the season-opening Daytona 200. 2009: Finished eighth in the AMA Pro Superbike point standings with three podium finishes – Auto Club and Road Atlanta (2). Raced with Jordan Suzuki. 2008: Finished second in Superstock standings, matching his highest career placing, scoring wins at Miller and Road Atlanta to anchor five podium showings and eight total top-5s. Led the most race laps in each victory, as well as at VIR, and won the pole at Road America. Also placed 10th in the final AMA Pro Superbike standings with a solid record of 14 top-10s, highlighted by a season-best finish of sixth in VIR Race 1. Raced with Michael Jordan Motorsports Suzuki. 2007: Raced in AMA Pro SuperSport, earning a podium finish at Miller. Raced in Superstock, earning four podium finishes and finishing fourth in the final standings for the second consecutive year. Raced with Team M4 EMGO Suzuki. 2006: May raced in AMA Pro SuperSport, earning five podium finishes and ending the season as runner-up for the series title. It marked his highest season ranking. Raced in Superstock, earning podium finishes at Miller and the October Mid-Ohio races to place fourth in the championship. Entered the Daytona 200 round of the Formula Xtreme Series, finishing seventh. Raced with Team M4 EMGO Suzuki. 2005: May raced in Superstock, earning podium finishes at Road America and Road Atlanta. Raced in AMA Pro SuperSport, earning a top-5 result at Laguna Seca. Entered select AMA Pro Superbike races with a best result of eighth at Daytona. Raced with Team M4 EMGO Suzuki. 2004: Raced in AMA Pro Superbike with a best result of fifth at California and fifth in the final standings. Raced in Superstock with a best result of 10th at California. Raced with Team Prieto Suzuki. 2003: Earned five Top 10 AMA Pro Superbike finishes with best results of eighth at Mid-Ohio and Virginia. Named AMA Pro Superbike Rookie of the Year. Raced with Team Embry Suzuki for most of the season but finished the season as a self-sponsored rider. Early Career – Made his first career AMA Pro Superbike start in 2000 in the Pro Thunder Series with a 13th-place finish at Road Atlanta. Earned championships in WERA, CCS and Formula USA before turning Pro in 2000.

#99 Nate Minster

If it has two wheels Nate Minster has probably raced it. Motocross, flat track, ice racing and Supermoto, Nate did it all before getting more serious about road racing. He spent several seasons in MotoAmerica’s Junior classes (Junior Cup and KTC RC Cup) then sat out a season before returning in Supersport last year. It was a solid return with a seventh-place finish in the series. He’ll continue in the series in 2021 with Pure Attitude Racing on a Yamaha. 

Little Known Fact: Nate won the 2016 AMA Youth Road Racer of the Year Award. Nate is also a hockey player.

 

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2020: Finished seventh in MotoAmerica Supersport. Earned three top-five finishes. Best result was fourth (twice) at rounds one and two at Road America. Began the season with TSE Racing Yamaha and finished the second half of the year with N2 Racing on a Yamaha. 2019: Spent the season club racing.
2018: Raced MotoAmerica Liqui Moly Junior Cup on a Spears Enterprises/Spears Racing Yamaha R3. Ranked 24th in the series. Best result was 12th at round nine in Utah. 2017: Finished 10th in MotoAmerica KTM RC Cup on the strength of eight top-10 finishes. Best finish was seventh (twice – VIR and New Jersey). Raced for his family’s own Minster Racing Team.

#108 Zachary Butler

Zach Butler is a MotoAmerica rookie who followed his dad Michael into Stock 1000 racing. Zach had a successful club racing career that spanned four seasons, earning numerous races wins and regional championships before turning pro this season.

 

Little Known Fact: Zach’s Redline Moto racing teammate is none other than his dad Michael Butler, making the duo one of the rare father-son combos who have raced against one another in MotoAmerica/AMA Pro competition. Zach is a student at Marquette University where he studies finance.

 

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2020-2017: Club raced and won numerous races and regional racing titles.

#124 Heather Trees

Heather Trees made her MotoAmerica debut in 2021 after a decade of racing in the club ranks. She is racing a Suzuki SV650 in MotoAmerica Twins Cup.

Little Known Fact: Heather points out that her daily life is the opposite of her action-filled weekends at the track. She is an accountant by profession and calls gardening her favorite hobby. She is married to MotoAmerica Twins Cup competitor Jared Trees, making them one of the rare married couples ever to have raced together on the pro level.

 

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2019: Finished second in AMA 300 Superstock Expert at the AMA Road Race Grand Championship.

#128 Chris Parrish

Chris Parrish successfully raced a Suzuki SV650 for years in club events, so he was well-positioned when MotoAmerica launched the Twins Cup class in 2018, and he became the first champion of the series.  The class has rapidly evolved, yet Chris continues to be one of the central characters in MotoAmerica Twins Cup.

Little Known Fact: Chris runs a custom paint shop and paints bikes for several teams in the MotoAmerica paddock.

MotoAmerica Stats
Wins: 4 (Twins Cup)
Podiums: 10 (Twins Cup)

Career Highlights:

2020: Finished 13th in MotoAmerica Twins Cup.  Missed several rounds in the middle of the season.  Earned two top-five finishes with a best of fourth in round one at Road America.  Raced primarily on an AP MotoArts/Ghetto Customs Yamaha FZ-07/MT-07.  Raced his own Ghetto Customs Suzuki at the round at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.  2019: Finished fourth in MotoAmerica Twins Cup.  Scored four podium finishes, including a win in round three at VIRginia International Raceway and the season finale at Barber Motorsports Park.  Raced his Ghetto Customs Suzuki SV650 for most of the season and then switched to an AP MotoArts Yamaha FZ-07/MT-07 starting at round 10 at New Jersey Motorsports Park.  With his victory at Barber Motorsports Park, he earned the distinction of winning Twins Cup races on two different brands in a single season.  2018: Became the first champion of the new MotoAmerica Twins Cup class riding his own Ghetto Customs Suzuki SV650.  Earned six podiums, including two wins en route to clinching the title.

#154 Jared Trees

Jared Trees, a club racer turned pro, has competed in select MotoAmerica rounds starting in 2019. He has always raced in the Twins Cup class.

Little Known Fact: Jared has club road raced on and off since the late 2000s. He is married to MotoAmerica Twins Cup competitor Heather Trees, making them one of the rare married couples ever to have raced together on the pro level. Jared, who works for Honda in Automotive R&D, used to work as a motorcycle mechanic and even served as mechanic for several teams in the MotoAmerica paddock.

 

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2020: Raced just the Pitt Race round of MotoAmerica Twins Cup and finished 11th and 14th. Ranked 24th in the series. 2019: MotoAmerica debut. Raced Pitt Race round of MotoAmerica Twins Cup and scored 11th and 14th, which earned him enough points to finish 24th in the series.

#204 Adam Faussett

Adam Faussett took an interesting path to race in MotoAmerica Twins Cup. He’s been club racing most of his adult life, but in addition, Faussett raced a full season of the AMA 250GP Championship back in 1993 and scored a strong sixth-place finish at New Hampshire International Speedway. He also dabbled in the Harley-Davidson Twin Sports Series back in the mid-1990s. Fast forward to 2021, and he’s back racing professional for the first time in over 25 years.

Little Known Fact: Faussett has spent his entire career in the motorcycle industry, first working in a dealership and then working directly for Suzuki, Ducati, and Kawasaki.

 

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1995: Raced select West Coast AMA Harley-Davidson Twin Sports Series rounds. Best results were 11th at Sonoma and Laguna Seca. Ranked 27th in the season standings. 1993: Raced the AMA 250GP Series on a Yamaha TZ250 and scored a season-best of sixth at New Hampshire International Speedway. Ranked 18th in the season standings.

#310 Rodney Vest

Rodney Vest raced Formula Xtreme and Daytona SportBike in the late 2000s and then came back to pro racing with MotoAmerica in 2020. He is racing his own Suzuki SV650 again this season in Twins Cup.

 

Little Known Fact: Rodney Vest served and retired from the Marines as a Master Sergeant after 22 years of service.

 

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2020: Raced MotoAmerica Twins Cup and finished ranked 31st in series. Scored championship points in three rounds, best result was 14th at New Jersey Motorsports Park. 2008: Raced select rounds of AMA Formula Xtreme on a Suzuki GSX-R600. Best result was 28th at Barber Motorsports Park. 2009: Raced the Daytona 200 Daytona SportBike round on a Suzuki GSX-R600 and finished 67th.

#717 Jody Barry

Jody Barry was a leading MotoAmerica racer for three years before moving away to focus on competing in club contingency races closer to home. After three years, Barry returned to MotoAmerica competition in 2021, this time in Twins Cup.

Little Known Fact: Jody became a hero at the 2017 Daytona 200 when Dustin Apgar crashed into Jody, and both fell. Jody got up to find Dustin trapped under his own burning motorcycle with his foot caught in the chain. Jody ran over, freed Dustin, and dragged him away from the burning machine. Roadracing World in cooperation with the American Sportbike Racing Association (ASRA) presented Jody with a new award, the Hero of Roadracing Award, and he was later named AMA Sportsman of the Year.

 

MotoAmerica Stats
Wins: 2 (KTM RC Cup)
Podiums: 7 (KTM RC Cup)

 

Career Highlights: 2017: Finished 15th in MotoAmerica Supersport. Earned three top-10 finishes with a best of sixth in round six at Road America. Raced a Rhoades Racing/Farrell Performance Kawasaki ZX-6R. 2016: Finished fourth in MotoAmerica KTM RC Cup on the strength of five podiums including two wins (at rounds four and 15 both at New Jersey Motorsports Park). Won the AMA Road Race Horizon Award. Rode with Double B Racing. 2015: Finished seventh in MotoAmerica KTM RC 390 Cup. Scored two podiums with a best finish of second in round one at Road America. Raced for his own Jody Barry Racing squad.

#960 Jason Waters

Jason Waters has an unbelievable story of going from novice to pro road racer in only about a year’s time. A lifelong motocross racer, Jason thought he’d give road racing a try and, as it turns out, he’s a natural. Within two club events, he had been bumped up to expert. When he started winning expert races within just months of starting, his friends and fellow racers encouraged him to take a shot at racing in MotoAmerica. The rookie pro in 2021 is racing MotoAmerica Stock 1000 for his own Edge Racing BMW squad.

 

Little Known Fact: Jason was a leading youth motocross racer. Injuries kept him from making the leap to pro motocross. Jason owns an HVAC company in Savannah, Georgia, called Edge Air Conditioning & Refrigeration. Jason and his family love to snowboard in the winter and wakeboard in the summer.

 

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2020: Began club road racing for fun and was bumped up to expert after two events. He was winning expert club races by the end of the season and was encouraged to go pro.

#990 Jesse Ruehling

Jesse Ruehling is in his rookie season with MotoAmerica and only his fifth season overall in road racing. Jesse made a rapid climb from club novice to the pro ranks even though he suffered a big crash that kept him out of much of his first expert season in club racing. He’s part of Edge Racing along with Jason Waters, running MotoAmerica Stock 1000 on a Kawasaki.

 

Little Known Fact: Jesse is a pipefitter by trade and says his main hobby outside of racing is trying to keep his wife happy. In his first season of racing Jesse won the Open Superstock Novice at the 2017 WERA Grand National Finals.

 

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2020-2017: Club road raced. Won a WERA National title as a novice in 2017.

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