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…

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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…

Coming To Grips With Tires

It’s no secret that slick tires provide the most grip, best performance, and yield the fastest laptimes on a road racing motorcycle. Tires are the only part of motorcycles that are in contact with the surface, and all of the acceleration, braking, and cornering forces are transferred to the asphalt via the two contact patches where the rubber meets the road. When the forces…

Gagne’s Way: A Conversation With Monster Energy Attack Performance Yamaha Superbike Rider Jake Gagne

Jake, we saw that you did another test on the Yamaha Superbike. The first thing I thought was, “Wow, Jake tested and the four-time Superbike Champion (Gagne’s teammate Cameron Beaubier) didn’t.” It looked like you were testing alone. Was that the situation? Yeah, we kind of put it together at the last minute with (Attack Performance owner) Richard (Stanboli). I’m…

Chris Parrish To Compete In 2020 MotoAmerica Twins Cup Championship Aboard An AP MotoArts/Barnes Bros./JenSpeed Yamaha

The following is from AP MotoArts… Barnes Bros. Yamaha, located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is proud to announce that they will be joining forces with AP MotoArts in fielding rider Chris Parrish for the 2020 MotoAmerica Twins Cup Championship. Parrish, who was the 2018 MotoAmerica Twins Cup Champion, will contest the entire 2020 season aboard an AP MotoArts-prepared Yamaha MT-07 with…

Hayden Schultz Returns To MotoAmerica Series, Will Race In 2020 Twins Cup Championship

Former KTM RC 390 Cup and Supersport competitor Hayden Schultz is returning to the MotoAmerica paddock in 2020. Schultz will compete in the MotoAmerica Twins Cup championship aboard a Yamaha MT-07 prepared by Gene Burcham. After racing solely in flat track in 2019, Schultz decided to re-focus his efforts exclusively on the MotoAmerica Series for 2020. He’s had prior success…

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…

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…