Genuine Broaster Chicken Honda’s Cameron Petersen Suffers Foot Injury At Sonoma Raceway

Saturday’s Motul Superbike race at Sonoma Raceway was an eventful one for Genuine Broaster Chicken Honda rider Cameron Petersen. After a solid Superpole effort that put him seventh on the grid, the South African was hoping for a top-five result in the race. Unfortunately, while negotiating the technical layout of Sonoma Raceway on lap 12 just past the halfway point…

One Superbike To Rule Them All…Until It Crashes

Among the crashes during round six of the 2018 MotoAmerica Superbike Championship last weekend at Utah Motorsports Park, the two most notable ones were by defending champ and Yoshimura Suzuki Factory Racing rider Toni Elias on Friday during Superbike Qualifying Practice 1 and by Attack Performance/Herrin Compound/Yamaha rider Josh Herrin during Sunday Morning Superbike warmup. Both incidents were spectacular to…

Paddock Innovations: More Leverage In Superbike

At Utah Motorsports Campus over the past weekend, Cameron Beaubier’s Monster Energy/Yamalube/Yamaha Factory Racing YZF-R Superbike was equipped with an extra lever on the left clip-on. The extra appendage was attached below the clutch lever, so naturally, we wanted to find out the why’s and wherefores of this paddock innovation. We spoke with Beaubier and also with his Canadian Motorcycle…

Beyond Two Wheels: Another Side Of Roger Hayden

When your last name is “Hayden” and you’re from Owensboro, Kentucky, motorcycles are embedded in your DNA. And, when you’re not racing on asphalt or dirt, you’re most likely riding motorcycles for training or fun. The fact is, motorcycles have defined Yoshimura Suzuki Factory Racing Superbike rider Roger Hayden almost since birth. Most people know that Roger Hayden spends quite…

The Deuce Is Wild: #2 Goes For Four As Josh Herrin Pulls Double Duty Next Weekend

When Attack Performance/Herrin Compound Superbike rider Josh Herrin competes at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca next weekend, he’ll join a special group of motorcycle road racers who have competed as Wild Card entrants at World Superbike races held in the U.S. Herrin joins an elite list of legends that includes MotoAmerica race director Doug Chandler and rider representative Thomas Stevens, Scott…

The Sweet Spot: Striking A Balance In Junior Cup

Since the beginning of the MotoAmerica era of motorcycle road racing, the series has had an entry-level race class, the purpose of which has been to develop younger riders into future Superbike riders and, for the best of the best, World Champions. Initially, MotoAmerica’s entry-level race class was a spec series, with all the riders aboard the same brand and…

Being Scheibe: The Man Behind Harley’s Superbike Program Is The Frontman For Scheibe Racing

Steve Scheibe is a quiet and unassuming man. This, despite his vast engineering knowledge and mechanical aptitude honed razor-sharp from decades of experience in professional motorcycle road racing, and also despite the fact that his eponymous Superbike team is called “Scheibe Racing.” “That’s the official name of our team as it appears on the MotoAmerica entry sheets,” Scheibe explains, “But…

The Geaux Sheaux: Flinders To The Max

                            If you spend some time talking with Thrashed Bike Racing’s Max Flinders – and, by the way, you should spend some time talking with him because he’s one of the nicest riders in the MotoAmerica paddock – you’ll detect something unusual about his accent. He currently…

Russell Masecar Drops An R-BoM On MotoAmerica Twins Cup Racing

Local and regional motorcycle road racing have always been the lifeblood of AMA-sanctioned professional road racing in the U.S., and when the MotoAmerica Twins Cup class was first conceived, hopes and expectations were that riders from WERA (West-Eastern Roadracing Association), AFM (American Federation of Motorcyclists), ASRA (American Sportbike Racing Association), CCS (Championship Cup Series), and other organizations would join the…

Quarterley Report: The Privateer Comes Out Of His Shell

They say that life is a cycle, and that phrase certainly applies to Dale Quarterley… in more ways than one. Because, not only has most of Quarterley’s life revolved around motorcycles, these days, he’s come back full-circle to where he started. The Brockton, Massachusetts, native first made a name for himself in motorcycle road racing when he campaigned a Brockton…

What Have We Learned, Part 3: A Couple Of OWB’ers & Everybody’s Favorite Privateers

Heading into round three of the 2018 MotoAmerica Motul Superbike Championship this weekend at VIRginia International Raceway, it’s hard to believe that Yoshimura/Suzuki Factory Racing’s always-likeable Roger Hayden is currently ranked 11th in the points standings. Two DNFs and a couple of so-so results in the other two races have put Hayden on his back foot in the early going…

What Have We Learned, Part 2: Non-Factory Riders And A Rookie On The Rise

When you talk about factory racing teams competing in the MotoAmerica Motul Superbike Championship, there are only two: Monster Energy/Yamalube/Yamaha Factory Racing and Yoshimura/Suzuki Factory Racing. And, as expected, those two teams are the overdogs in the series. They’ve won all three of the MotoAmerica Superbike Championships thus far. They have the best bikes, the best equipment, the best crew…