Pre-Race News And Notes For The Season Finale

Here are some news and notes heading into this weekend’s MotoAmerica season finale at WeatherTech Raceway in the GEICO Motorcycle Superbike Speedfest at Monterey. WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca Notes… The winningest AMA Superbike rider of all time at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca? That would be Josh Hayes, the four-time AMA Superbike rider winning six races at the famous facility on…

Battle For Superbike Cup Set For Laguna

While all the championships in the 2020 MotoAmerica Series have been decided as the series heads to the MotoAmerica GEICO Motorcycle Superbike Speedfest At Monterey this weekend, there’s still one score to settle and it’s worth $25,000 to the rider who gets it done. That $25,000 will be paid to the winner of the MotoAmerica Superbike Cup, a championship within…

Laguna Here We Come For Season Finale

Although the 2020 MotoAmerica Superbike Championship was done and dusted at Indianapolis Motor Speedway two weeks ago with Cameron Beaubier clinching his fifth title, the racing goes on in the HONOS Superbike class and this weekend’s MotoAmerica GEICO Motorcycle Superbike Speedfest At Monterey may end up being one of the more wide-open and unpredictable rounds of the season. One thing…

Gerloff Podiums In Race One In Estoril

GRT Yamaha’s Garrett Gerloff earned his second World Superbike podium of the year today in Estoril, the former MotoAmerica Supersport Champion fighting off the advances of now six-time World Champion Jonathan Rea to finish third in the first of three races in Portugal. “For sure I was trying to be on my tiptoes around him (Rea) and I didn’t want…

Westby Racing Re-Signs Mathew Scholtz For 2021

The following is from Westby Racing… Westby Racing is proud to announce that they have signed their incumbent Superbike rider Mathew Scholtz to a new contract for 2021. For the fifth consecutive year, 28-year-old Mathew will race for the team aboard the #11 Westby Racing Yamaha YZF-R1 in the MotoAmerica AMA/FIM North American Road Racing Championship. Despite his season ending…

JD Beach To Race Supersport At Laguna Seca

The two men who duked it out for the 2020 MotoAmerica Supersport Championship, Richie Escalante and Sean Dylan Kelly, will get to see just how good they are in the series finale at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca when JD Beach, the winningest rider in MotoAmerica Supersport history, returns to action. Beach will ride the Celtic HSBK Yamaha YZF-R6 ridden all…

Cameron Beaubier: Five Times A Champion

Fifty-one wins and five MotoAmerica Superbike Championships later and it’s difficult to believe that Cameron Beaubier had some apprehension when he moved up to the Superbike class as a teammate to then three-time AMA Superbike Champion Josh Hayes in 2014. Beaubier struggled a bit in his first season, though he did win three races – including his second-ever race in…

Zanetti To Stay For Laguna Seca Round?

Although no decision has been made officially, it definitely sounded like Italian Loreno Zanetti will be at the 2020 MotoAmerica Series finale at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca, October 23-25. At least if Saturday’s first-time AMA Superbike race winner has his way. Zanetti, who rode the Warhorse HSBK Racing Ducati New York Panigale V4 R Superbike to a .196 of a…

Escalante Crowned At Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Richie Escalante became the first Mexican to win an AMA National Road Racing Championship when he wrapped up the 2020 MotoAmerica Supersport Championship on Sunday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway after another perfect weekend on his HONOS Kawasaki. The victory was his 13th of a near-perfect season for the 25-year-old. “I’m really happy, especially this year when start the year I…

Petersen, Landers Crowned At Indy

Two more MotoAmerica Championships were decided at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on a cloudy Saturday with Cameron Petersen earning the Stock 1000 crown while Rocco Landers wrapped up his second championship of the 2020 season in Twins Cup. Petersen won his title with a second-place finish to Travis Wyman in Stock 1000 with Landers taking his title via his eighth win…

More MotoAmerica Features On Indy’s Website

Indianapolis Motor Speedway continues its coverage of this weekend’s MotoAmerica Superbikes at The Brickyard event with feature stories on its website daily. Check out the following stories: https://www.indianapolismotorspeedway.com/news-multimedia/news/2020/10/09/hoosier-rider-ready-to-say-farewell-for-now-with-possible-double-duty-at-ims https://www.indianapolismotorspeedway.com/news-multimedia/news/2020/10/09/dedicated-indianapolis-rider-fulfills-big-goal-by-racing-across-yard-of-bricks-at-ims https://www.indianapolismotorspeedway.com/news-multimedia/news/2020/10/09/quick-change-ims-facilities-team-works-tirelessly-to-convert-road-course-for-bikes

Indy Website Featuring Beaubier And Elias… And More

The Indianapolis Motor Speedway website (https://www.indianapolismotorspeedway.com) is featuring several stories on the MotoAmerica Series this week. Thus far, Curt Cavin has penned two pieces – one with Cameron Beaubier and the other with Toni Elias. Read the stories at: https://www.indianapolismotorspeedway.com/news-multimedia/news/2020/10/08/beaubier-almost-perfect-in-motoamerica-superbike-season-for-the-ages and… https://www.indianapolismotorspeedway.com/news-multimedia/news/2020/10/07/spanish-motogp-veteran-elias-finds-friendly-home-in-us-motoamerica?startrow=5

New Sponsor For Alexander At Indy

The following is from Ride HVMC Racing… Colorado-based woman-owned Trinity Commercial Roofing joins Corey Alexander and Ride HVMC Racing as title sponsor for this weekend’s MotoAmerica Stock 1000 and HONOS Superbike races at the historic Indianapolis Motor Speedway.  Trinity Commercial Roofing team has decades of experience in both the roofing and construction industries working on commercial, residential, government, industrial, or…

The Teams Preview Indy

The following is from Westby Racing… The Westby Racing team and its two Yamaha riders Mathew Scholtz and Cody Wyman are fired up with anticipation about round eight of the 2020 MotoAmerica AMA/FIM North American Road Racing Championship, which starts Friday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Having this opportunity to compete at Indy, the Racing Capital of the World, is reason enough…

Beaubier On The Verge of Title Number Five

Barring a complete and utter catastrophe, Cameron Beaubier will drive out of Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Sunday night with a fifth MotoAmerica Superbike Championship riding shotgun in his rental car. Heading into this weekend’s three (yes, three!) HONOS Superbike races at the Racing Capital of the World, Beaubier holds a 103-point lead over his Monster Energy Attack Performance Yamaha teammate…