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…

Liam Grant Steps Up To Supersport for 2021

After a strong 2020 season in SportbikeTrackGear.com Junior Cup, in which he finished fifth in the championship, Grant Motors Racing’s Liam Grant is climbing the development ladder in MotoAmerica and will compete aboard a Graves Motorsports-prepared ZX-6R in the 2021 Supersport class. Seventeen-year-old Grant earned the pole position in Junior Cup at MotoAmerica’s season-concluding round at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca…

Calishine Racing Goes Big For 2021 Season

Following its previous announcement that Aden Thao and Owen Williams will compete in the 2021 SportbikeTrackGear.com Junior Cup Championship, Calishine Racing has announced several other additions to its 2021 MotoAmerica racing program. The team has signed California rider Daniel Costilla, who will compete aboard a Kawasaki ZX-6R in the MotoAmerica Supersport class. Costilla, who is from Oceanside, has been racing…

Throwback Thursday: Three For The King At Daytona

On March 13, a week from this Saturday and following a one-year hiatus due to COVID-19, the 79th running of the Daytona 200 will take place. And, while the race is no longer a part of the MotoAmerica Championship, as the caretakers of professional motorcycle road racing in the U.S., we embrace the Daytona 200 as an important part of our heritage. Not only that, but…

Motul Returns To Support Future Stars As Presenting Sponsor Of MotoAmerica Mini Cup

MotoAmerica, North America’s premier motorcycle road racing series, is proud to announce that Motul is back as the presenting sponsor of the MotoAmerica Mini Cup youth racing series. The Mini Cup by Motul championship has expanded to four rounds and will again feature three classes of racing: 110cc, 160cc, and 190cc. The motorcycles will be based on spec rules centered…

Back In The Saddle: Scholtz Completes First Superbike Test Since His Indy Injury

Withstanding the cold temperatures in Georgia on Sunday, Mathew Scholtz and the Westby Racing team completed a quick, one-day test at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta. For Scholtz, it was his first time aboard the #11 Westby Racing Yamaha YZF-R1 Superbike—or any road racing motorcycle—since being injured last October at Indianapolis Motor Speedway during round eight of the 2020 MotoAmerica Superbike…

Throwback Thursday: Long Live The Homologation Specials

When a motorcycle road racing organization, like AMA road racing and its current form MotoAmerica, requires that the motorcycles competing in the series be production-based streetbikes that have been adapted for closed-course competition, the motorcycle manufacturers sometimes produce a limited run of high-spec units for public sale so that they can legally be raced. Such motorcycles are commonly called “Homologation Specials.”…

Tech Tuesday: Homologation Fascination

“Homologation” is derived from the Greek word homologeo, which means “to agree.” By definition, homologation is the granting of approval by an official authority. In motorsports, homologation is the approval process that vehicles, racetracks, and even individual parts and components must go through in order to be certified for use in a race series. The process of testing and certification for conformance to technical standards is usually…

American Racing Academy Extends Partnership with Ohvale

The following is from the American Racing Team and American Racing Academy… The American Racing Team and American Racing Academy are pleased to announce a two-year contract extension with Ohvale, manufacturers of mini road racing motorcycles.  The continued partnership and support come after the success of the American Racing Academy program, which was created to develop and train young American…

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