The Brainerd Round: What The Teams Said

The following is from Bradley Ward Racing… Returning to the track at Brainerd International Raceway this past weekend, Ward far exceeded his expectations, impressing many as he raced to tenth and ninth respectively in the two Superbike races at the 2.5-mile circuit.  Unsure of how he would perform having not actively ridden a bike in more than a year, the #57…

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Gagne Breaks Win Streak Record With 11th MotoAmerica Superbike Win

Jake Gagne made history on Sunday at Brainerd International Raceway, the Fresh N’ Lean Attack Performance Yamaha man racing to his 11th straight MotoAmerica HONOS Superbike win to break a record set jointly by four-time AMA Superbike Champion Josh Hayes and five-time MotoAmerica Superbike Champion Cameron Beaubier. The win was like most of Gagne’s other victories. Dominating. He shot off…

Saturday From BIR: What The Teams Said

The following is from Team Hammer… Team Hammer enjoyed a spectacular return to Brainerd International Raceway following a 17-year absence, scoring two wins and four podiums in Saturday’s MotoAmerica races with the promise of more coming on Sunday. The headliner again was M4 ECSTAR Suzuki’s Sean Dylan Kelly, who extended his MotoAmerica Supersport win streak to five in another nail-biter.…

21 In ’21: Ben Bostrom, The Bostrom Mystique

The following is part one of the 14th episode of our “21 In ‘21” series that highlights one of the 21 AMA Superbike Champions each week as we move through the 2021 MotoAmerica season – the 45th year of the premier class championship. Ben Bostrom proved that being consistent wins championships. In clinching the 1998 AMA Superbike Championship aboard his…

Rodio, Gloddy, and LiMandri Jr. Sweep The Podium At Sandy Hook Speedway

What do MotoAmerica road racers do on off-weekends when they’re not competing in America’s premier motorcycle road racing series? They race, of course. SportbikeTrackGear.com Junior Cup competitors, and good friends, Gus Rodio, Ben Gloddy, and Joseph LiMandri Jr. got together at Sandy Hook Speedway in the appropriately named town of Street, Maryland, and they entered round six of the racetrack’s…

World Superbike Race One From Assen

Garrett Gerloff’s chances for a podium finish in today’s World Superbike race one at Assen were dashed before the race even started with the Texan crashing out of the Superpole session on the opening lap. The GRT Yamaha rider failed to record a lap, and he was thus forced to start 21st and on the back row of the grid.…

21 In ’21: Miguel Duhamel, The Miracle Man

The following is the 13th in our “21 In ‘21” series that highlights one of the 21 AMA Superbike Champions each week as we move through the 2021 MotoAmerica season – the 45th year of the premier class championship. When people think back to Miguel Duhamel their minds likely wander back to 1999 and Daytona International Speedway. Duhamel, who truly…

Brainerd For Brain Nerds: A Refresher Course

It’s been a minute since professional motorcycle road racing has taken place at Brainerd International Raceway (BIR) in Brainerd, Minnesota. More precisely, it’s been 17 years. After nearly two decades, we’re returning to BIR next week for round six of the 2021 MotoAmerica Championship, so here’s a quick refresher course on some of the historic highlights of motorcycle road racing…

MotoAmerica Newsletter… Do You Get It?

Sometimes you just get busy, and you don’t have time to read every single story on www.motoamerica.com. We understand. But now there’s no excuse for not knowing what’s going on in the premier motorcycle road racing series in North America as it’s easy to subscribe to our newsletter. Subscribe (yes, it’s free) to the newsletter and enjoy the very best…

Citizen Flinders: MotoAmerican Max Goes Full American

British expatriate Max Flinders moved to Slidell, Louisiana, a few years ago when his father Martin took a job with Rolls-Royce North America at the Stennis Space Center in Mississippi. That’s where he met helicopter mechanic Tim Ivanhoe, who became Max’s crew chief on the Thrashed Bike Racing Yamaha YZF-R1 Superbike. Then, Max’s father took a job with GE Aviation…

Loris Baz And Ducati Ready For Battle

With his two recent second-place finishes at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca, Loris Baz has given those who believe he will be the first rider to beat runaway championship leader Jake Gagne a lot more hope. After all, he only lost the two HONOS Superbike races at Laguna to Gagne by 1.173 and 1.789 seconds, respectively. Baz has always had faith…

Off Track Podcast: Terry Vance

You know you’re very successful in other areas of life when people forget that you are a 14-time National Champion. Well, meet 14-time National Drag Racing Champion Terry Vance. The founder, along with partner Byron Hines, of Vance & Hines, Vance is a success story like no other in the motorcycle industry. Racer, the builder of a company that currently…

A Kiwi In Thailand Gets Set To Race In MotoAmerica

Round six of the 2021 MotoAmerica Championship at Brainerd International Raceway on July 30 through August 1 will have another new rider on the SportbikeTrackGear.com Junior Cup grid. Seventeen-year-old Axel Pedersen will make his U.S. debut as a rider for the Calishine Racing Team alongside teammates Aden Thao and Owen Williams, and he’ll be aboard the number 66 Calishine Racing…

21 In ’21: Troy Corser, One And Done

The following is the 12th in our “21 In ‘21” series that highlights one of the 21 AMA Superbike Champions each week as we move through the 2021 MotoAmerica season – the 45th year of the premier class championship. Troy Corser came, he saw, and he conquered. And his veni, vidi, vici came, naturally, on an Italian Fast By Ferracci…

Kyle Wyman: Making The Motor Company Proud

Harley-Davidson factory rider Kyle Wyman came into the final round of the 2021 Mission King Of The Baggers Championship with a 16-point lead. Unfortunately, he also arrived at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca for the third of three KOTB races with a surgically repaired elbow, which was the result of a crash he suffered during HONOS Superbike race two at Road…

MotoAmerica In The News

The following are a few local news stories that featured MotoAmerica and its riders from last weekend’s MotoAmerica Superbike Speedfest at Monterey. Among those featured on KION were Frankie Garcia and Rocco Landers with MotoAmerica President Wayne Rainey being interviewed on Rider Magazine’s podcast. https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/ep-16-wayne-rainey-president-motoamerica-motorcycle/id1494161137?i=1000528143409

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