PJ Jacobsen Is At PittRace, But Not Riding

Stock 1000 rider PJ Jacobsen, who is unable to ride at round four of the MotoAmerica Stock 1000 Championship due to injuries he sustained in an on-track incident that occurred at Road America 2, arrived at PittRace on Saturday at around 1 p.m. We caught up with Jacobsen, who was in his Celtic HSBK Racing team’s pit box after HONOS…

Josh Herrin Battled Electrical Gremlins In Atlanta

You may have been wondering what the issue was that vexed HONOS Superbike rider Josh Herrin on the starting grid of Saturday’s race one at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta. On Thursday during Move-In Day for the Superbikes at Pittsburgh event at Pittsburgh International Race Complex, we talked with Herrin’s team owner Steve Scheibe, who told us that the #2 Scheibe…

MotoAmerica PittRace Support Class Preview: No One Is Perfect, But Escalante Is Close

Richie Escalante and Cameron Beaubier now have two things in common: Neither are perfect, but both are in control. Just like Beaubier in the HONOS Superbike class, Escalante has won five of the six Supersport races held in the 2020 MotoAmerica Series. And while Beaubier controls the Superbike title chase with a 19-point lead and in seemingly unbeatable form, Escalante…

MotoAmerica Series: Pittsburgh Here We Come!

With a new track comes new hope for those trying to stop the Cameron Beaubier runaway freight train that is the 2020 MotoAmerica Superbike Series with Pittsburgh International Race Complex set to host round four of the championship this coming weekend, August 7-9. Six HONOS Superbike races have been held thus far in 2020 and Beaubier and his Monster Energy…

The MotoAmerica Interview: Roger Hayden

Roger Hayden retired from MotoAmerica Superbike racing after the 2018 season, but the youngest Hayden brother is still very much involved in the Series now as a color commentator for Live+. Sean Bice and Paul Carruthers talked with him recently, and here’s how the conversation went: Sean: I almost wanted to call you an elder statesman of our sport, but…

Off Track Podcast: Roger Hayden

Former Suzuki Factory Superbike rider Roger Hayden had a graceful retirement from racing, but the youngest of the three Hayden brothers is still very much involved in the sport not only as a riding coach but also as a color commentator on MotoAmerica’s broadcast team. Carruthers and Bice talked with Rog about a variety of subjects, and it also happened…

MotoAmerica’s Event At The Ridge Will Go On Without Fans

Due to restrictions set forth with the current COVID-19 pandemic, MotoAmerica and the Ridge Motorsports Park have announced that the Komatsu MotoAmerica Superbikes At The Ridge event, scheduled for August 28-30, in Shelton, Washington, will be held as a participant-only event with no spectators. “This is disappointing news for everyone as we have seen the effort and tremendous positive energy…

Team Releases From Road Atlanta: Part II

The following is from KWR Ducati… Kyle Wyman (OneCure/KWR Ducati Team) salvaged 10 vital championship points in race two after a tough weekend at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta for the third round of the 2020 MotoAmerica Superbike Championship. In a weekend that saw heavy rains play havoc with the race program on Friday and a crash in Superpole on Saturday,…

Beaubier Doubles Down At Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta

Cameron Beaubier completed a perfect weekend for him and his Monster Energy Attack Performance Yamaha team at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta, the four-time defending MotoAmerica Superbike Champion riding to his second victory in two days on another scorching hot day in Northern Georgia. On Sunday, the HONOS Superbike podium was an exact replica of Saturday’s with Beaubier’s teammate Jake Gagne…

Team Releases From Road Atlanta: Part I

The following is from Westby Racing… After two rounds of the 2020 MotoAmerica Championship at Road America in Wisconsin, Westby Racing was ready to race this weekend at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta, which is a home track for the team’s Superbike rider Mathew Scholtz, team manager Chuck Giacchetto, and crew chief Ed Sullivan, who all live in the Atlanta area.…

Kelly Puts A Stop To Escalante’s Perfection

HONOS Kawasaki’s Richie Escalante rolled into Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta riding the high of winning four straight Supersport races, but M4 ECSTAR Suzuki’s Sean Dylan Kelly put an end to Escalante’s perfect Supersport season with a thrilling victory on a hot Saturday in Georgia. With Escalante finishing second to Kelly it means that no one in the 2020 MotoAmerica Series…

Westby Racing Has Its Head Down Heading Into Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta

The following is from Westby Racing… Round three of the 2020 MotoAmerica AMA/FIM North American Road Racing Championship starts this Friday at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta in Braselton, Georgia, and riders Mathew Scholtz and Cody Wyman, along with the entire Westby Racing team, are looking forward to racing on Road Atlanta’s 2.54-mile, 12-turn natural road course. For the team’s Superbike rider…

Witter To Join Hayden Schultz Racing

Dante Witter will be making his jump into the pro ranks next weekend when the third round of the MotoAmerica series makes its way to Road Atlanta. The Georgia native is teaming up with Hayden Schultz Racing to pilot a Yamaha FZ-07 in the highly competitive Twins Cup class. ‘“A chance is like a picture; it’d be nice if you…

Bays Returns To Twins Cup At Road Atlanta

The following is from Bays Racing… This weekend, Twins Cup rider Chris Bays will return to MotoAmerica competition aboard a Suzuki SV650 as the series heads to Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta.  Bays is no stranger to the Twins Cup Championship. He finished on the podium in his MotoAmerica debut at Pittsburgh International Race Complex in 2018. In 2019, Bays contested…

Off Track Podcast: Ashton Yates

Believe it or not, Ashton Yates has competed in six different MotoAmerica classes in his young career thus far: KTM RC Cup, Liqui Moly Junior Cup, Stock 600, Supersport, Stock 1000 and HONOS Superbike. He’s also had podium finishes in four of those classes and in 2018 became the first rider in the MotoAmerica era to finish on the podium…