Altus Motorsports Tucker Hagerty Signs Daniel Kinard For Liqui Moly Junior Cup

The following is from Altus Motorsports Tucker Hagerty… Eighteen-year-old Daniel Kinard has joined the Altus Motorsports Tucker Hagerty racing team, and he will pilot an Altus Factory-built Kawasaki Ninja 400 in the 2020 MotoAmerica Liqui Moly Junior Cup Championship.  At age five, Kinard began racing a Honda CRF50F on kart tracks in Oklahoma. He has spent the past three years…

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Of Handshakes And Champagne Showers

On the way to the racetrack about 15 years ago, I had a conversation with my then-10-year-old son in preparation for his very first visit to an AMA road racing paddock. While seated in the passenger seat of my truck, he clutched a small, spiral-bound notebook—which would become his keepsake for the riders’ autographs—and he attentively listened to my pontifications.…

Weather And Tires: Getting It Right

In motorcycle road racing, riders often have to deal with a lot of different weather situations, and in turn, a lot of variations in the condition of the track surface. This was definitely the case last week at the MotoAmerica Official Dunlop Preseason Test. Changeable skies created three distinctly different track conditions: fully dry, fully wet, and damp/drying. So, when…

6D Helmets And Cameron Beaubier Form Racing Alliance

The following is from 6D Helmets LLC… 6D Helmets LLC is proud to announce a multi-year partnership with 4-time MotoAmerica Superbike Champion Cameron Beaubier. With Cameron’s resume, professionalism, and dedication to winning, he brings a high level of expertise and exposure to the 6D brand. 6D Helmets is best known in the off-road community where the company has established itself as the…

CarbonSmith: All The Parts Are Printed To Fit

Over the past several years, 3D printing has been an emerging technology that is growing by leaps and bounds. From what started as a way to create simple three-dimensional shapes out of plastic has advanced into the production of complicated assemblies and parts for all kinds of industries and market segments. Within MotoAmerica, the company that is leading the way…

Hayes Fills In For Westby Racing At Preseason Test

The following is from Westby Racing… Despite the challenging weather conditions and the unfortunate fractured right clavicle that Mathew Scholtz suffered this past Sunday in a training crash aboard a motocross bike, the Westby Racing team made solid progress at the two-day MotoAmerica Dunlop Official Preseason Test held at Barber Motorsports Park on Tuesday and Wednesday. The first order of…

Mathew Scholtz Injured In Training Crash, Ruled Out Of MotoAmerica Official Dunlop Preseason Test

The following is from Westby Racing… Mathew Scholtz, rider of the #11 Westby Racing Yamaha YZF-R1 Superbike, suffered one of the most untimely of injuries when he fractured his right clavicle and sustained additional bumps and bruises in a crash while training aboard a motocross bike on Sunday. The crash and resulting injuries occurred just two days prior to the…

Altus Motorsports And Hagerty Partner For The 2020 MotoAmerica Season

The following is from Altus Motorsports… Altus Motorsports is excited to partner with Hagerty as one of the team’s sponsors. The company is the leading insurance agency for collectors in the world and host to the largest network of collector car owners. Hagerty specializes in insurance for classic cars, collector motorcycles and boats, and non-street legal race cars and motorcycles.…

Town Meeting: Adding To The MotoAmerica Community

When the MotoAmerica paddock sets up on a race weekend, it resembles a small town. The “streets” throughout the paddock are lined with houses, which are the transporters, trailers, box vans, and canopies where each of the teams and riders live during the weekend. And, like many small towns in America, the MotoAmerica paddock also has a community center. It…

Tech Talk: The Relevance Of Rearsets

For the final two rounds of the 2017 MotoAmerica Superbike season, Josh Herrin was a fill-in rider for Cameron Beaubier, who had injured his shoulder at the previous round at Pittsburgh. Herrin’s first weekend on the factory Yamaha YZF-R1 at New Jersey Motorsports Park did not go as well as he’d hoped. He was uncomfortable on the bike, he didn’t…

Ryan “Max” Johnson Has Sights Set On Twins Cup Championship

The following is from LocoMotion Racing… For 2020, Central Motorcycle Roadracing Association’s 2019 Ultra Lightweight Champion Ryan “Max” Johnson will put his skills to the test in the MotoAmerica Series aboard a proven Yamaha MT-07.  After winning multiple championships in CMRA, RMJ has decided to take his LocoMotion Racing team to the national series. During his 2019 season, he teamed…

Two-Wheel Tuesday: Stop It, Just Stop It

A couple of weeks ago, we talked about the process of transforming a production motorcycle into a MotoAmerica racebike, and we focused on replacing the stock exhaust system as one of the very first steps in the process. Because of its lighter weight and freer flow, an aftermarket, racing-specific exhaust system makes bikes go faster. Equally important to making a…

Grant Motors Racing’s Liam Grant Will Compete For 2020 Liqui Moly Junior Cup Championship

The following is from Grant Motors Racing… Liam Grant, 15, of Boulder, Colorado, will compete aboard a Kawasaki Ninja 400 in the 2020 MotoAmerica Liqui Moly Junior Cup Championship. Liam made his MotoAmerica debut in the Liqui Moly Junior Cup Class at Utah Motorsports Campus last season and will race for the Colorado-based Grant Motors Racing team. Geoff Cesmat, who…

Tech Talk: Shifting Gears And Blipping Throttles

Despite the never-ending, always evolving march of technology, road racing motorcycles—as has been the case since the very beginning of road racing—still have manual transmissions, with six cogs or “speeds” to choose from. Across all five race classes, virtually all of the motorcycles competing in the MotoAmerica Series are equipped with two important innovations to their manual or “standard” transmissions:…

Quarterley Racing On Track Development Re-Signs Ben Gloddy After His Impressive Rookie Season

The following is from Quarterley Racing On Track Development… Ben Gloddy, 14, of Northfield, New Hampshire, will be returning for his second year with Quarterley Racing On Track Development in the 2020 MotoAmerica Liqui Moly Junior Cup Series. The up-and-coming rider finished fifth in his first professional race weekend at Utah Motorsports Campus where he also celebrated his 14th birthday. Ben followed that up…