MotoAmerica: Premier Motorcycle Road Racing Series First To Begin At Road America

MotoAmerica, the home of the AMA Superbike Series, has announced that due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the Governor of Wisconsin’s safer-at-home order being set to expire on May 26, the racing portion of the opening round of the 2020 MotoAmerica Series, May 29-31, at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, will continue, but without fans. Although Road America…

Graves Motorsports Joins RideHVMC Racing As Technical Support Provider

The following is from RideHVMC Racing… RideHVMC Racing is excited to announce Graves Motorsports as their technical support provider for the 2020 season. Graves Motorsports is known for their long standing racing pedigree having won dozens of professional level national championships over the course of the last 30 years in business. The Van Nuys, California based company recently has shifted…

Off Track Podcast: Doug Chandler

Only four racers have completed the Grand Slam in AMA racing – victories in all four disciplines of flat track (mile, half mile, short track and TT) and a National road race – and one of those is Doug Chandler. Chandler is a three-time AMA Superbike Champion, a podium finisher in 500cc Grand Prix racing and, most recently, both the…

NJMP Goes Green

After announcing the commencement of its first solar project back in September, rows of solar panels have sprouted up along the northern side of the Thunderbolt track.  “We are excited for the completion of this project and to be amongst the first motorsports entertainment complexes in the nation to go solar,” said NJMP COO Brad Scott. “We are committed to…

Off Track Podcast: Miguel Duhamel

How’s this for a resume? One AMA Superbike Championship, five Supersport Championships, two Formula Extreme Championships, a World Endurance Championship, a World Superbike podium, and a season in 500cc Grand Prix racing. Impressed? Meet legend Miguel Duhamel, the man who has won more AMA road races (86) than anyone in history. The French Canadian with a quick with and a…

MotoAmerica Fans Ready To Attend Events

MotoAmerica fans have responded to the recent Event Attendance Questionnaire with a resounding: Let’s go racing! The questionnaire, which was made up of multiple-choice questions as well as two queries that allowed for responses, was sent out to MotoAmerica fans on April 23 to gauge their feelings regarding returning to the racetrack once shelter-in-place restrictions from COVID-19 are lifted and…

Off Track Podcast: Ben Bostrom

Ben Bostrom is an AMA Superbike and AMA Supersport Champion, a multi-time World Superbike race winner, an AMA Supermoto Champion and an XGames Gold Medalist in Supermoto. And he’s about to try something else that MotoAmerica fans will be interested in. Bostrom chatted with Carruthers and Bice about all things motorcycling and life, and this is an episode of Off…

VP Racing Fuels Launches Hand Sanitizer

The following is from VP Racing Fuels… VP Racing Fuels, Inc., a global leader in performance fuels, lubricants, and additives, today announced the launch of VP Hand Sanitizer to support the needs of commercial businesses, retailers, and race tracks. “In response to the COVID-19 crisis and requests from customers, we’ve expanded our product lines to include a top-quality 80% alcohol…

Gerloff And Yamaha Teammates Undergo Physical Testing

The following is from Yamaha… Prior to the start of the 2020 season, Yamaha’s four World Superbike Championship riders headed to Loughborough Sport, housed within Loughborough University, United Kingdom, for a series of fitness tests designed to assess their readiness to manage the unique physical demands of a gruelling WorldSBK season. Pata Yamaha’s two riders, Michael van der Mark and…

Off Track Podcast: Ben Spies

Ben Spies won three AMA Superbike Championships in a row, went overseas and won a World Superbike Championship in his first attempt, and then, he went on to have a successful, but injury-shortened MotoGP career, winning a race in the process. Since his retirement in 2013, Spies has remained active in racing as a riding coach and just someone from…

MotoAmerica Offering Free Trial To Live+

With difficult times forcing racing seasons worldwide to start late, MotoAmerica has announced that it will help feed the hunger of its fans for on-track action by offering a free trial to its live streaming and on-demand service, MotoAmerica Live+ until May 22. The trial will give MotoAmerica fans access to over 160 races across its five classes, including the…

Entries Open For MotoAmerica Mini Cup by Motul

MotoAmerica has announced that entries are now open for the inaugural, three-round MotoAmerica Mini Cup by Motul. In addition, the rulebook and teambooks are also available. Entries for the Motul Mini Cup by Motul races will be $175 for Saturday with options available for Friday practice. The Mini Cup Series will feature four classes of racing: 110cc (four speed); 160cc;…

The Ridge Motorsports Park Round Rescheduled

MotoAmerica has announced that the Komatsu MotoAmerica Superbikes at the Ridge round at the Ridge Motorsports Park in Shelton, Washington, has been rescheduled for August 28-30 due to the on-going COVID-19 pandemic. “With so much uncertainty in the coming months we wanted to be proactive to ensure we can hold such a vital event that can fully support the racers…

Beer Fest To Join MotoAmerica At NJMP

New Jersey Motorsports Park announced today that the Designer Wraps Beer Fest will be rescheduled for Saturday September 12, 2020 between 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. to be held in following the MotoAmerica Superbikes at New Jersey. NJMP expects over 30 craft breweries to participate with 60 styles of beer, in addition to food trucks, vendors, live music and more. …

Off Track Podcast: John Ulrich

John Ulrich wears many hats in the MotoAmerica paddock. For starters, he is the owner of Team Hammer, which has been racing for 40 years and is the new home of the factory Suzukis – ridden by Toni Elias and Bobby Fong – in the MotoAmerica Superbike Series. He’s also the founder and editor of Roadracing World magazine, a monthly…

MotoAmerica Forced To Cancel VIR Round

MotoAmerica has announced that it has been forced to cancel the MotoAmerica Superbikes at Virginia event scheduled for May 1-3 at VIRginia International Raceway due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the Governor of Virginia’s stay-at-home order set to end June 10. Although MotoAmerica and VIR worked diligently to find an alternative date, the task proved impossible. MotoAmerica, however, is…

Talking To Each Other: Cardo Systems A MotoAmerica Series Sponsor

MotoAmerica has announced that Cardo Systems will be a series sponsor for the 2020 season with the road racing series set to showcase the company’s advanced motorcycle communications technology to its viewing audience. Cardo Systems specializes in the design, development, manufacturing and sale of state-of-the-art communication and entertainment systems for motorcycle helmets. Since inception in 2004, Cardo has pioneered the…

R&G Set To Sponsor MotoAmerica Series Again For 2020

MotoAmerica is happy to announce that British crash protection specialist R&G will be back for a second season as a sponsorship partner of the 2020 MotoAmerica Series. Distributed in North America by Twisted Throttle, R&G produces damage protection products for motorcycles, including tank sliders and engine case covers that are approved for use in the five MotoAmerica classes. “We are…

MotoAmerica’s Round At The Brickyard Rescheduled

Indianapolis Motor Speedway has announced that due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic it has rescheduled the Indy 500 to August 23. To accommodate the change, MotoAmerica has rescheduled its Superbikes at the Brickyard event to October 9-11. “We knew that with the current situation of the Coronavirus outbreak, more changes could be coming,” said MotoAmerica President Wayne Rainey. “We understand…