Jackson Blackmon and Toby Khamsouk To Race For Robem Engineering In 2020 Twins Cup Championship

The following is from Robem Engineering… Robem Engineering, in collaboration with RBoM Racing, will run a two-rider effort in the 2020 MotoAmerica Twins Cup Champions, and they have enlisted 2019 Liqui Moly Junior Cup racers Jackson Blackmon and Toby Khamsouk as the team’s riders. Blackmon and Khamsouk will contest the series on Robem-developed, third-generation Suzuki SV650 motorcycles. 18-year-old Blackmon got…

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Two-Wheel Tuesday Spotlight: #97 Ninja400R.com/Norton Motorsports/Dr. Farr Kawasaki Ninja 400 Junior Cup

Among the throng of Kawasaki Ninja 400 machines that competed in the 2019 Liqui Moly Junior Cup Championship, the bike that Rocco Landers raced stood out…mostly because of Rocco Landers, who dominated the season with 14 victories out of a total of 17 races on the season. But, credit does also need to go to the green machine that Landers’…

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Two-Wheel Tuesday Spotlight: #69 RiCKdiculous Racing Yamaha YZF-R6 Supersport

Bristling with components sourced from Graves Motorsports, the #69 RiCKdiculous Racing R6 is the product of Chuck Graves’ and company’s more than two decades of research and development work on Yamaha middleweight machines. Aboard the R6, and with recently retired crew chief Robert Ward by his side, Hayden Gillim notched five race wins and nine podium finishes in MotoAmerica Supersport…

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The Friday 5: Five Questions With Supersport Rider Bryce Prince

Bryce Prince won the 2016 MotoAmerica Superstock 600 Championship aboard a Riders Discount Tuned Racing Yamaha. In 2017, he moved up to Superstock 1000 and raced a Yamaha for Hudson Motorcycles/Helmet Sounds.com before returning to middleweight machinery in 2018 where he competed in the Supersport class aboard a RiderzLaw Racing/KWR Yamaha. This past season, Prince returned to Tuned Racing, reuniting…

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Two-Wheel Tuesday Spotlight: #120 Team AP MotoArts Yamaha MT-07 Twins Cup

Cooper McDonald’s podium finish in the MotoAmerica Twins Cup race at Utah Motorsports Campus was one of the most genuine and joyous displays of pure motorcycle road racing-induced emotion ever seen. At the time, McDonald’s #120 Team AP MotoArts Yamaha MT-07 sported a distinctive, albeit plain-primered, livery but, by the end of the year, his Andy Palmer-prepared bike displayed vibrant…

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Catching Up With Six AMA Horizon Award Winners Who Raced In MotoAmerica This Past Season

The Nicky Hayden AMA Horizon Awards are given each year to the top amateurs in three motorcycle racing disciplines: road racing, flat track racing, and motocross. The purpose of the Awards is to recognize amateur racers who demonstrate the skills and traits indicative of potential future success in professional racing. This past season, there were a total of six racers…

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Dallas Daniels To Race In WorldSSP300 At Qatar

Dallas Daniels, who finished third in the 2019 Liqui Moly Junior Cup Championship despite a slightly abbreviated season, will be back aboard a road racer when he competes as a wild card entry in the FIM Supersport 300 World Championship at the final round of the season, October 24-26, at the Losail International Circuit in Doha, Qatar. According to Daniels,…

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Two-Wheel Tuesday Spotlight: #16 Roadracing World Young Guns Suzuki SV650 Twins Cup

Categorized by Suzuki as a “standard” motorcycle, the SV650 was transformed into a MotoAmerica Twins Cup Championship-winning race bike by Team Hammer, who combined their ingenuity and past experience with race- and championship-winning twin-cylinder machines, a copious amount of top-shelf aftermarket components, and a young and very talented rider to capture the 2019 title. Rider: Alex Dumas Engine: Team Hammer-Built…

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The Friday 5: Five Questions With Twins Cup Rider Chris Parrish

MotoAmerica’s first Twins Cup Champion Chris Parrish did everything he could to defend his 2018 title, but the Hermitage, Tennessee-based rider came up a little short, finishing fourth in the final standings. Traditionally a Suzuki SV650 rider, and a guru when it comes to extracting maximum performance from the S-brand’s middleweight V-twin, Parrish even switched to a Yamaha MT-07 for…

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The 1994 Superbike Championship: The One That Got Away

When Monster Energy/Yamalube/Yamaha Factory Racing’s Cameron Beaubier crossed the finish line at Barber Motorsports Park on the final day of the 2019 MotoAmerica EBC Brakes Superbike season, it increased Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A. (YMUS)’s all-time Superbike Championship tally to a nice, round 10 titles. For long-time YMUS Racing employees Tom Halverson and Rick Hobbs, Superbike Championship number 10 had to…

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Two-Wheel Tuesday Spotlight: #211 Heflin Racing Yamaha YZF-R1 Stock 1000

Resplendent in bright yellow livery, the Heflin Racing Stock 1000 Yamaha R1 is awash in a bold “SUPERBIKE UNLIMITED” logo, which isn’t just a rolling billboard for Freddy Carswell’s Arden, North Carolina-based company. Carswell is Heflin’s crew chief, and Superbike Unlimited (SBU) handles the team’s data acquisition, suspension installation and tuning, fork and shock balancing, and more. Rider: Corey Heflin…

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The Friday 5: Five Questions With Liqui Moly Junior Cup And Twins Cup Rider Jackson Blackmon

Nicknamed “Action Jackson” by the late, great Brian Drebber, Jackson Blackmon has been a fixture in MotoAmerica’s Liqui Moly Junior Cup class, and this past season, he began to make the transition to bigger bikes when he raced one of Russell Masecar’s Suzuki SV650s in the final two rounds of the Twins Cup Championship while still racing a Monkey Moto/AGV…

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CJ Crosslin Makes His Twins Cup Debut For RBoM Racing

Russell Masecar, who is the band leader of Russell’s Band of Misfits–otherwise known as “RBoM Racing”–sends word that Chris “CJ” Crosslin from Raleigh, North Carolina will make his return to the MotoAmerica paddock this weekend at Barber Motorsports Park where he will compete aboard the #409 RB0M Racing Suzuki SV650. According to Masecar, Crosslin will “attempt to upset the proverbial…

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Two-Wheel Tuesday Spotlight: #25 FLY Racing ADR Motorsports Kawasaki ZX-10R Superbike

David Anthony has been racing in the U.S. since 2007, which makes it seem a little odd to still refer to the Australian expatriate as “Aussie Dave.” A former Suzuki Superbike rider, Anthony has been campaigning a Kawasaki ZX-10R in the MotoAmerica EBC Brakes Superbike series for the past several years. Ironically, Anthony utilizes a couple of stock Suzuki components…

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The Friday 5: Five Questions With Junior Cup Rider Trevor Standish

Trevor Standish is a long-time member of the MotoAmerica race paddock. Along with his father Dean, the Standish’s Pure Attitude Racing team epitomizes “professionalism” in the way they look and perform, and at VIRginia International Raceway this season, the team had a breakthrough when Trevor finished on the podium in the Liqui Moly Junior Cup class. A former child actor,…

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Two-Wheel Tuesday Spotlight: #31 Monster Energy/Yamalube/Yamaha Factory Racing YZF-R1 Superbike

Beginning as a Yamaha production motorcycle, the 2019 Monster Energy/Yamalube/Yamaha Factory Racing YZF-R1 Superbike retains standard OEM pistons, rods, and valves per MotoAmerica Superbike regulations, while camshaft profiles, cylinder head decking, and porting are open for modification. The bike features a sophisticated Magneti Marelli MLE 240 electronics system that enables precise adjustment of the fuel and spark maps, performance strategies,…

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