MotoAmerica Announces Wells Fargo Manufacturers Cup

MotoAmerica has announced the Wells Fargo Manufacturers Cup, a championship within a championship to distinguish the most successful overall manufacturer in the 2018 MotoAmerica Series. Manufacturers in the series will earn points based on its top finishing position in each class. The points will be added up during the season and at season’s end the manufacturer with the most points…

What The Teams Say: Win Or Lose, This Is All About VIR

The following is from Yoshimura Suzuki… Toni Elias, riding his Yoshimura Suzuki Factory Racing GSX-R1000, swept the doubleheader race weekend of the MotoAmerica Superbike Championship at the scenic Virginia International Raceway. It marked the second clean sweep of the season for Elias, who also took the double win at Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas, last month. Elias reached…

Toni Elias Over Cameron Beaubier In VIR Thriller

Yoshimura Suzuki’s Toni Elias continued to show he has an uncanny knack of being able to win close races in the closing laps, the defending MotoAmerica Motul Superbike Champion stalking race-long leader Cameron Beaubier before taking the lead and ultimately the win with two laps to go at VIRginia International Raceway. Elias’ victory in the Championship of Virginia today was…

Fast Friday At VIR To Cameron Beaubier

Monster Energy/Yamalube/Yamaha Factory Racing’s Cameron Beaubier led the opening day of qualifying for the two MotoAmerica Motul Superbike races at VIRginia International Raceway, the Californian the only rider to break into the 1:23s on a hot and sunny Friday afternoon in the Championship of Virginia. Beaubier lapped at a best of 1:23.976 to lead MotoAmerica Motul Superbike Championship points leader…

The MotoAmerica Teams Preview VIR

The following are team press releases leading into this weekend’s MotoAmerica round at VIRginia International Raceway. The following is from Yamaha… The 2018 MotoAmerica AMA/FIM North American Road Racing Championship continues this weekend with Round 3 of the series taking place at the always-exciting VIRginia International Raceway (VIR). Although Superbike was the only class featured in conjunction with the world…

Kenny Roberts’ Seventh Annual True American Heroes Weekend… Is This Weekend

Tickets are selling fast for Kenny Roberts’ Seventh Annual True American Heroes Weekend, which is this weekend. After six successful events at Roberts’ ranch, the True American Heroes Weekend – a fundraising event that benefits “Welcome Home Heroes” and the Cpl. Michael D. Anderson Jr. Memorial Foundation – is being held at the Quail Lodge & Golf Club in Carmel,…

Bobby L. Lewis II, 1959-2018

Bobby Lewis, the father of MotoAmerica Superbike racer Jake Lewis, was killed in a single-car accident yesterday on Interstate 24 near his home in Princeton, Kentucky. Lewis was 59 years old. Few details about the crash have been released, but the News Edge is reporting that the accident occurred around 5:30 p.m. and that only one vehicle was involved. Lewis…

MotoAmerica - Championship of Virginia - Cory West

Valentin Debise To Miss VIR; Cory West To Sub

M4 ECSTAR Suzuki’s Valentin Debise will miss the second round of the MotoAmerica Supersport Championship this coming weekend at Virginia International Raceway as he continues to recover from the injuries he suffered in the Daytona 200. Debise will again be replaced by Cory West, a 33-year-old racing veteran from Arkansas. West earned a hard-fought podium finish in Supersport race one…

Toni Elias Back On Top In Second MotoAmerica Superbike Race At COTA

Yoshimura Suzuki’s Toni Elias’ losing streak at Circuit of The Americas certainly didn’t last long as the defending MotoAmerica Motul Superbike Champion turned in a flawless performance to win the second of two Superbike races in the Championship of Texas. Held under sunny skies and in warm temperatures, today’s conditions were a far cry from yesterday’s rain storm that led…

Rain Master Scholtz Takes COTA Race One

Yamalube/Westby Racing’s Mathew Scholtz showed once again that when it rains, he pours it on. The South African won his second career MotoAmerica Motul Superbike race and, like the first one at the end of last season in Alabama, this one came on a soaking wet track in the Championship of Texas at Circuit of The Americas. Scholtz, who won…

Yamaha U.S. Announces Two Americans Selected For Yamaha VR46 Master Camp

Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A. (YMUS), has announced that two U.S. road racers will be attending this year’s Yamaha VR46 Master Camp that will take place in Tavullia, Italy, in July. 16-year-old Jackson Blackmon and 15-year-old Cory Ventura, both Graves/Yamaha-supported YZF-R3 riders in the 2018 MotoAmerica Junior Cup Championship, will make the trip to receive specialized training from Movistar Yamaha MotoGP…

Yamaha Previews COTA/MotoAmerica

Beginning this Friday, April 20, through Sunday, April 22, Yamaha bLU cRU road racers in the MotoAmerica Superbike class will be on the world stage as they join stars of MotoGP in Austin, Texas for Round 2 of the 2018 MotoAmerica AMA/FIM North American Road Racing Championship at Circuit of The Americas (COTA). Yamaha Motor U.S. has a host of…

Yamalube/Westby Racing Previews Circuit of The Americas Round

The following press release is from the Yamalube/Westby Racing team… The MotoAmerica Superbike Championship of Texas starts this Friday at the Circuit of The Americas (COTA) in Austin, Texas, and Mathew Scholtz and the Yamalube/Westby Racing team are looking to carry the momentum from last weekend’s Road Atlanta Superpole win and double-podium race results into the Lone Star State where…

Can Anyone Stop Toni Elias At COTA?

If you’re one of Toni Elias’ rivals in the 2018 MotoAmerica Motul Superbike Championship, two words have probably come to mind with frequency the week following the Yoshimura Suzuki rider’s two victories at Road Atlanta: Uh Oh. Elias won in the dry on Saturday in the Championship at Road Atlanta. Then he won again in the wet on Sunday. A…

Win Big With Cycle Gear Roll With Us Sweepstakes

MotoAmerica has announced that it will again offer one lucky fan an all-expenses paid trip to the 2018 season finale at Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Alabama, September 21-23, through its Cycle Gear Roll With Us Sweepstakes, Powered By Honda Generators. The Grand Prize winner of the Cycle Gear Roll With Us Sweepstakes presented by Honda Generators will get flights,…

MotoAmerica to Hold Music Festival At The Championship of Virginia

The third round of the 2018 MotoAmerica Series, the Championship of Virginia at VIRginia International Raceway in Alton, Virginia, on the North Carolina border, will feature the Maxim MotoAmerica Tailgate Campout, a mini-music festival held during the middle of the races. Country music acts High Valley, Chase Bryant, Larkin Poe and Annie Bosko have all been recognized as top rising…

Team Releases: What They Said, Win Or Lose

Here are the team press releases from the opening round of the 2018 MotoAmerica Series… The following is from Suzuki… Toni Elias scored a perfect season-opening weekend in the Suzuki Championship at Road Atlanta. The defending MotoAmerica Superbike Champion completed the weekend sweep by winning Sunday’s Race 2 in wet conditions on his Yoshimura Suzuki Factory Racing GSX-R1000. It marked…

Toni Elias Leads Opening Day At Road Atlanta

The 2018 MotoAmerica season kicked off on a sunny Friday the 13th at Road Atlanta with Yoshimura Suzuki’s Toni Elias leading the timesheets in both Motul Superbike sessions in the Suzuki Championship at Road Atlanta. Elias lapped at a best of 1:25.272 in the second of two sessions at Road Atlanta, the defending MotoAmerica Motul Superbike Champion just .105 of…

Cortech Returns As MotoAmerica Supporting Partner

MotoAmerica is pleased to announce that Cortech is returning to the 2018 MotoAmerica Series as a supporting partner and will once again be the title sponsor of the Cortech Timing & Scoring system that plays such an integral part in the championship. “Cortech is very pleased to continue our Timing and Scoring sponsorship of MotoAmerica’s road racing championship,” said Richard…

Cory West To Replace Valentin Debise At Road Atlanta

M4 ECSTAR Suzuki’s Valentin Debise will miss the opening round of the MotoAmerica Supersport Championship at Road Atlanta. Checking in while recuperating from injuries sustained during the 2018 Daytona 200, Debise said, “I had another X-ray on Friday and they discovered another fracture at L1 in addition to the fracture at L3. I’m feeling good and don’t have any pain, but I’m…

Mathew Scholtz and Yamalube/Westby Racing Team Ready To Go

After winning the 2017 MotoAmerica Superstock 1000 Championship, Mathew Scholtz and the Yamalube/Westby Racing team begin their quest for the 2018 MotoAmerica Superbike Championship this weekend at Road Atlanta. Scholtz and the team have had a solid off-season preparing for the step-up to MotoAmerica’s premier Superbike class, and everyone is excited to get the season under way. Last year at…