Kertscher Promoted To President And General Manager Of Road America

Road America, which will play host to a round of the MotoAmerica Series, May 31-June 2, today announced it has promoted Michael Kertscher to President and General Manager. Kertscher will replace current President and General Manager, George Bruggenthies, who will transition into a senior consulting position for Elkhart Lake’s Road America, Inc. “I am honored and humbled to accept this…

Off Track Podcast #10 With Cory Ventura

New year, new podcast, and in this episode, Paul Carruthers and Sean Bice talk with NorCal native and #MotoAmerica veteran Cory Ventura, who is moving up to the Supersport class for 2019. Spice up your drive to work by giving Off Track a listen. It’s available through all the normal channels, as well as YouTube. We’ve provided that link here.

MotoAmerica Rules Package In Place For 2019

The American Motorcyclist Association has issued the 2019 regulations for MotoAmerica, the home of the AMA Superbike Championship, featuring changes to the sport regulations, as well as the technical regulations for the MotoAmerica Junior Cup and Twins Cup. The changes to the technical regulations are intended to better balance motorcycle performance in the Junior Cup and Twins Cup classes. “The…

Nicky Hayden Inducted Into AMA Hall Of Fame

The AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame inducted six new members Friday evening at the 2018 American Honda AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony at the Hilton Columbus/Polaris, including MotoGP World Champion and AMA Superbike Champion Nicky Hayden. The 2018 inductees are four-time AMA National Enduro Champion Terry Cunningham, stunt rider Gary Davis, flat track and road racing tuner Skip…

PJ Jacobsen Set For MotoAmerica Supersport With HSBK/Celtic Racing

Former World Superbike and World Supersport racer PJ Jacobsen will compete in the 2019 MotoAmerica Supersport Series on a team put together through the collaboration of HSBK Racing and Celtic Racing, the team announced this morning. Jacobsen will campaign a Yamaha YZF-R6 in what will be his debut season in the MotoAmerica Series. Jacobsen has over 30 National Amateur Championships…

Dennis Kanegae To Join MotoAmerica Team

MotoAmerica has announced that it has hired motorcycle industry stalwart Dennis Kanegae as its Director of Sponsorship, effective mid-December. Kanegae comes to MotoAmerica with over 30 years of experience in the motorcycle industry where he has served as a marketing director, advertising agency management supervisor, chief marketing officer and creative director. The native Southern Californian has expertise in digital, print,…

Beaubier and Gerloff Confirmed for 2019 Monster Energy/Yamalube/Yamaha Factory Racing Superbike Team

Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA (YMUS) recently confirmed Cameron Beaubier and Garrett Gerloff as the official Monster Energy/Yamalube/Yamaha Factory Racing Superbike Team riders for the 2019 MotoAmerica Road Racing Championship series. With renewed primary sponsorship support from Monster Energy, the team is set to return to action as a dominant force again in 2019. “The 2018 Moto America season was pivotal…

Ready, Set, Go: 2019 MotoAmerica Registration Opens

MotoAmerica has announced that registration is open for all five classes in the 2019 MotoAmerica Series, effective immediately. For the Superbike class, there will be three levels of entries – Single Entry, Superbike Season Entry and Superbike Premier Entry – with varying benefits and obligations in the different entry levels. The Superbike Premier entry provides a guaranteed pay-out of $2000…

MotoAmerica 2019: 10 Rounds On Tap For New Season

MotoAmerica has announced its provisional calendar for the 2019 MotoAmerica Series with the 10-round championship set to continue its trend of building the race series through consistency of both location and dates while also tweaking a few things along the way, including the introduction of four two-day events in place of the traditional three-day events. “We’re happy with our schedule…

Utah Motorsports Campus Sold To Geely

The racing facility known as Utah Motorsports Campus (UMC) has changed ownership. Following a vote by the Tooele County Commissioners, Tooele County has agreed to sell Utah Motorsports Campus to Mitime Utah Investment, LLC (Mitime). Mitime is a subsidiary of the Geely Holding Group of China, a publicly-traded company on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange that is currently ranked 267…

Fans, Industry And Suzuki Give Roger Hayden A Special Goodbye

The following is from Suzuki… On the closing day of the AIMExpo in Las Vegas, Suzuki Motor of America, Inc. (SMAI), road racing fans, motorcycle enthusiasts, factory riders, and industry leaders came together on “Suzuki Sunday” to celebrate the 20 year road racing career of Roger Hayden, the Yoshimura Suzuki Factory Racing standout and former AMA Supersport Champion. Hayden, who…

2018 MotoAmerica Night Of Champions Hits Las Vegas

MotoAmerica, its champions, teams, sponsors, fans and the motorcycle industry celebrated the 2018 MotoAmerica season on Thursday evening during a festive Night of Champions at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino. Motul Superbike Champion Cameron Beaubier, Supersport Champion JD Beach, Liqui Moly Junior Cup Champion Alex Dumas, Stock 1000 Champion Andrew Lee and Twins Cup Champion Chris Parrish, as well…

The American Motorcyclist Association and MotoAmerica Announce Extension

The American Motorcyclist Association and MotoAmerica announced this evening at the MotoAmerica Night of Champions that they have signed a Letter of Intent for the North American series to remain the home of the AMA Superbike Championship through the 2029 season. “Our first four years of MotoAmerica have been pretty amazing,” said MotoAmerica President Wayne Rainey. “And much of our…

Jeff Nasi Joins MotoAmerica Team

MotoAmerica has announced that it has hired industry veteran Jeff Nasi as its Senior Vice President of Marketing and Sales, effective immediately. Nasi comes to MotoAmerica with an extensive background in enthusiast marketing, advertising, content and events, after spending 20-plus years in automotive/motorcycling media. “Jeff strongly believes in client advocacy and his reputation in the industry reflects it,” said MotoAmerica…

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