Calishine Racing’s Thao Wins Three Races And Sets New Track Record At Brainerd

In advance of next month’s MotoAmerica round at Brainerd International Raceway (BIR) in Minnesota, Calishine Racing’s Aden Thao participated in this weekend’s Central Roadracing Association (CRA) event at BIR. For 17-year-old Thao, it was his first time at the Minnesota racetrack, and to say he likes it would be an understatement. Thao competed in the CRA’s Ultralight Cup Expert class…

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Blackall Racing Puts Patriotism On The Fast Track

Editor’s Note: the following story was researched and written by Matt LeVene, who is a student at Concordia University in Wisconsin and is majoring in Sport and Entertainment Business. Matt is working this summer as an intern for Road America Communications Director John Ewert. Tony and Janet Blackall are relatively new to MotoAmerica. In only their second full Supersport season,…

Eric Stahl Rises From The Ashes

Jiffy Tune Racing’s Eric Stahl is not a phoenix, the bird from Greek mythology that obtains new life by rising from the ashes of its predecessor, but his story sure does remind us of the legendary avian creature. Last week, while Stahl was tending to his business, Jiffy Tune in Lake Elsinore, California, his Dad was en route to Road…

Kayla Yaakov’s European Adventure

Next weekend at the Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli in Italy, round one of the Yamaha R3 bLU cRU European Cup will take place with 27 riders battling it out to become the championship’s first-ever winner. Among those 27 riders is Biglerville, Pennsylvania’s own Kayla Yaakov. Thirteen-year-old Yaakov competed in last year’s MotoAmerica Mini Cup by Motul as a member…

What The Teams Said: Post-VIR

The following is from Suzuki… Suzuki and Team Hammer upped the ante following a successful 2021 MotoAmerica AMA/FIM North American Road Racing Championship season opener with an even stronger Round 2, notching up two victories, two pole positions, and four podiums at Virginia International Raceway. M4 ECSTAR Suzuki’s Sean Dylan Kelly continued to lead the charge, scoring the pole in…

What The Teams Said: Saturday At VIR

The following is from Westby Racing… Superbike Championship Leader Scholtz’s Saturday Runner-Up Finish In Virginia Extends His Points Lead To win a motorcycle road racing championship, consistently finishing on the podium is critical. And, on Saturday at VIRginia International Raceway, Westby Racing’s Mathew Scholtz took another important step towards achieving his first MotoAmerica Superbike title when he finished second in Superbike race one. It wasn’t a win, but he and…

Beyond The Paddock: Jaret Nassaney’s Aviation Career Reaches New Heights

Most of the riders who compete in the MotoAmerica Series also have jobs, and many of them work in the powersports industry since it complements their interest and experience with motorcycles, as well as their passion for racing. Altus Motorsports Supersport rider Jaret Nassaney’s parents George and Janette Nassaney own and operate a couple of highly successful and well-known powersports…

Throwback Thursday: Hayden’s Championship Clincher, Bostrom’s Photo-Finish Victory

After a one-year hiatus from VIRginia International Raceway due to the COVID-19 pandemic, MotoAmerica returns to VIR next weekend for round two of the 2021 HONOS Superbike Championship. It’s a favorite track for many current riders, as well as a fan favorite. After all, the 14-turn, 2.25-mile natural road course has served up some very memorable AMA road races over…

MotoAmerica Volunteers: The Best Seats In The House

Whether it’s Canada Corner at Road America, The Corkscrew at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca, or beneath the pine trees along the backstretch at Barber Motorsports Park, every racetrack on the MotoAmerica schedule has its favorite spots where spectators like to gather and watch our races. And, with nine picturesque and action-packed venues, opinions vary on which tracks, and which sections…

The Grass Roots Of Mission King Of The Baggers

There are some heavy hitters and big names competing in the 2021 Mission King Of The Baggers Championship. Indian and Harley-Davidson. Roland Sands Design, Vance & Hines, and S&S Cycle. Tyler O’Hara, Kyle Wyman, and Hayden Gillim. But, along with those big names are some riders and teams who are competing on a more modest budget. Among the grass roots…

What The Teams Said: Saturday Edition

The following is from Westby Racing… Scholtz Strikes Gold, Wins Saturday’s Superbike Race At Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta; Roach Finishes Eighth In Junior Cup Just a little more than six months after suffering serious injuries to his right leg in a crash at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Westby Racing’s Mathew Scholtz notched the victory in Saturday’s Superbike race one at Michelin…

Stock 1000 Rider Jeremy Cook Welcomes Continued Support From Bob’s BMW

The following is from Bob’s BMW Jeremy Cook Racing… Jeremy Cook kicks off his first full professional road racing season this weekend at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta, and his long-time sponsor, Bob’s BMW, is set to be Cook’s team’s title sponsor for the 2021 MotoAmerica season. The Maryland BMW motorcycle dealership has supported Cook’s racing career for more than a…

California Superbike School Named Title Sponsor For Travis Wyman Racing BMW At Road Atlanta

The following is from Travis Wyman Racing… When Travis Wyman took pole and a victory in the first-ever MotoAmerica Stock 1000 race in 2018, California Superbike School had already joined his team’s family of sponsors. Four years later, the Keith Code-founded school is the team’s title sponsor for MotoAmerica’s 2021 season-opening round, which takes place this weekend at Michelin Raceway…

More than $5.3 Million Up For Grabs In 2021 MotoAmerica Purse Payouts And Contingency Support

Racers who compete in the 2021 MotoAmerica AMA/FIM North American Road Racing Series have a chance to earn more than $5.3 million in purse and contingency payouts. MotoAmerica’s cash purse—distributed across four race classes including HONOS Superbike, Supersport, Stock 1000, and Twins Cup—totals nearly $1.2 Million. In addition, HONOS Superbike Premier Entrants receive an additional guaranteed purse distribution of $2,000…

Heirs To The Throne: Who Will Wear The 2021 Mission King Of The Baggers Crown?

The overwhelming success of last year’s King of the Baggers Invitational held during the final round of the 2020 MotoAmerica season was undeniable. Among the riders, media and spectators in attendance as well as on MotoAmerica Live+, and also the hundreds of thousands of fans worldwide who have commented favorably on our social media channels, the inaugural KOTB event was…

Who Will Be Master Of The Middleweights?

Supersport was, without a doubt, the most consistently compelling, must-see championship of the 2020 MotoAmerica season. In virtually every one of the 18 middleweight-class races held last year, the action was breathtaking and the display of talent and racecraft was world-class. In the end, it was HONOS Kawasaki rider Richie Escalante who took the championship, and he did so by…

Tech Talk: Build Your Own Supersport Bike

Remember when you learned about the concept of “sharing” in kindergarten? Well, Supersport rider Nolan Lamkin has never forgotten that important life lesson. He’s one of the most generous riders in the MotoAmerica paddock, in fact. Lamkin is sharing his complete build sheet for the Yamaha YZF-R6 that he will race in this year’s MotoAmerica Supersport Championship. He includes a…

Westby Racing Teams Up With JR12 Racing And Rider Jack Roach For 2021 MotoAmerica Junior Cup Championship

The following is from Westby Racing… Westby Racing is proud to announce that they have entered into an agreement with JR12 Racing and 17-year-old rider Jack Roach. Together, the combined team, with Jack in the saddle of #12 Westby Racing Yamaha YZF-R3, will compete in the 2021 MotoAmerica Junior Cup Championship. The announcement was made by Chuck Giacchetto, team manager…

Yoshimura Debuts New Video About Westby Racing Team

Yoshimura R&D of America, Inc., has been a long-time sponsor, partner, supplier, and technical advisor for Westby Racing. For years, Westby Racing’s motorcycles have been equipped with Yoshimura exhaust systems, and together, Westby and “Yosh” have celebrated countless road racing championships, race victories, and podium results as a product of their longstanding and fruitful relationship. To kick off the 2021 MotoAmerica season, Yoshimura marketing executive Erick “Big E”…

Westby Racing To Support Attack Performance Products In MotoAmerica

The following is from Westby Racing… To further their commitment to road racers and MotoAmerica, Attack Performance has partnered with Westby Racing to offer support to everyone using Attack Performance products at all MotoAmerica rounds and official tests. Westby Racing is proud to represent Attack Performance for the second year in a row. For 2021, Westby has acquired a team transporter from Attack Performance that will showcase Attack Performance…

Scholtz Fourth-Quickest Superbike Rider At MotoAmerica Dunlop Official Preseason Test

The following is from Westby Racing… Back to 100% fitness after being injured in a crash last year at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Mathew Scholtz came into the Circuit of The Americas (COTA) for the MotoAmerica Dunlop Official Preseason Test looking lean, walking tall, and clearly showing he was ready to record some fast laps aboard his #11 Westby Racing Yamaha YZF-R1 Superbike. Out of eight practice sessions…

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