Tech Tuesday: Fast & Precise

I finally replaced my kitchen faucet over the weekend. I purchased the new unit about a month ago, and the box sat on the counter in the kitchen while I pondered the eventual task. As usual, my wife asked me one or three times, “When are you going to replace that faucet?” Ironically, in the time I was “preparing” for…

Tickets For WeatherTech Raceway Round On Sale Now

MotoAmerica, the premier motorcycle road racing series in North America, is pleased to announce that tickets are now on sale for the GEICO Motorcycle MotoAmerica Superbike Speedfest at Monterey, the fifth round of the 2021 MotoAmerica Series, at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca, July 9-11. The iconic 2.2-mile racetrack in the hills of Monterey, California, will feature the top-class HONOS Superbike…

Herrin Talks About Windy Buttonwillow Test

The Fresh N’ Lean Attack Performance Yamaha team of Josh Herrin and Jake Gagne tested on Wednesday, January 26, at Buttonwillow Raceway Park in California with the test hampered somewhat by cold temperatures and high winds. The two were joined at the test by five-time MotoAmerica Superbike Champion Cameron Beaubier, who rode a stock Yamaha YZF-R1 just to get some…

The Aprilias Are Coming! The Aprilias Are Coming!!

One if by land, two if by sea…and it looks like four in crates if by tractor-trailer. Word has it, and there is also photographic evidence, that the much-anticipated Aprilia RS 660 twin-cylinder sportbikes are in the U.S. and already in some dealerships. Ever since Aprilia introduced the bike last year, there has been much speculation and anticipation among the…

Ben Gloddy To Race In SportbikeTrackGear.com Junior Cup Series With Landers Racing

Fifteen-year-old Ben Gloddy, who finished fourth in last year’s SportbikeTrackGear.com Junior Cup Championship with eight podium finishes aboard his Quarterley Racing/On Track Development Kawasaki Ninja 400, has joined Landers Racing for the 2021 Junior Cup season. Gloddy will once again be aboard a Kawasaki. “First of all,” Gloddy said. “I want to thank Dale and Alex Quarterley, Bob Robbins, Eraldo…

More MotoAmerica Content And Live Supersport On Tap For MAVTV

MotoAmerica, the premier motorcycle road racing series in North America, has announced that in addition to airing live coverage of the 2021 MotoAmerica Supersport Series as it did in 2020, MAVTV Motorsports Network will feature the MotoAmerica SportbikeTrackGear.com Junior Cup Series in its new kids programming block called “After School Next Gen Racing.” Along with “After School Next Gen Racing,”…

Roberts’ Rules: King Kenny’s Words To Race By

There’s an old saying that goes, “Those who can, do, and those who can’t, teach.” For obvious reasons, it’s not a saying that’s espoused—or believed to be true—by any teachers I’ve ever met. It’s certainly not espoused by my…spouse, who is an 8th-grade language arts teacher as well as an accomplished poet. The saying is also not embraced by one…

Jack Roach On Getting Hayes-ed

There’s hazing and then there’s Hayes-ing. Fortunately, for Jack Roach he’s only been Hayes-ed. Well, and Fong-ed and Dunham-ed. Hey, it happens when you’re the new kid training at the Hayes compound in Southern California and Roach is most definitely the new kid. “Oh, definitely,” Roach said when asked if he’s been property introduced to Hayes-ing. “I’ve got two big…

MotoAmerica Live+ Available Now For 2021 Season

MotoAmerica, the premier motorcycle road racing series in North America, has announced that MotoAmerica Live+, the series’ extremely popular live and on-demand streaming service, is now available for the 2021 MotoAmerica Series at a pre-season sale price of $54.99. The service is available for iOS and Android apps and Roku streaming media players and smart TVs. The pre-sale pricing of $54.99 will be…

Off Track Podcast: PJ Jacobsen

The highs and the lows for PJ Jacobsen in 2020 were definitely more on the low end of the scale. After winning the opening round of the MotoAmerica Stock 100 Series at Road America 1, Jacobsen had a frightening crash when he had to jump off his Ducati at speed when it caught fire during morning warmup for round two.…

Avery Dreher Moves Up From Mini Cup To SportbikeTrackGear.com Junior Cup For 2021

Fourteen-year-old Avery Dreher, who competed in the Mini Cup by Motul Championship last season, has made the jump to the SportbikeTrackGear.com Junior Cup Championship for 2021. Dreher has joined the newly formed PDR Motorsports racing team, and the youngster will be aboard a Kawasaki Ninja 400. According to PDR Motorsports team principal Edelberto Acosta, “We are extremely excited to have…

Westby Racing Presents Episode One Of “Pops’ Shop”

For fans who have attended MotoAmerica races and spent any time around the Westby Racing team transporter, you know that team owner Tryg Westby always has some interesting motorcycles to look at…along with the team’s #11 Westby Racing Yamaha YZF-R1 Superbike, of course. Whether it’s Tryg’s restored 1924 Harley-Davidson Model 24 JD and replica sidecar rig, his Spondon-framed Honda CBX, or his 1968 Yamaha…

Sportbike Track Gear To Sponsor MotoAmerica Junior Cup Series

MotoAmerica, the premier motorcycle road racing series in North America, is pleased to announce that Sportbike Track Gear, the family owned and operated motorcycle apparel and parts specialists, will be the title sponsor of the 2021 MotoAmerica Junior Cup Series with the class titled the SportbikeTrackGear.com Junior Cup, effective immediately. Owned by the Vandenbrouck family (commonly known as the Vans),…

Tech Tuesday: Slippery When Fast

During morning Superbike practice, while approaching turn one at New Hampshire International Speedway, Tom Kipp pulled in the clutch lever on his Yamaha YZF750R with his left hand, tapped the gearshift lever in staccato rhythm with his left foot to backshift four gears, and released the clutch lever while also squeezing the front brake with his right hand and feathering…

Off Track Podcast: Jason Aguilar

Jason Aguilar finished on the Supersport podium three times in 2020 en route to fourth in the championship. This week, the 2017 MotoAmerica Superstock 600 Champion announced that six years of racing a 600 are behind him as he made it public that he was going Superbike racing in 2021. Aguilar will race a RiderzLaw-backed Yamaha YZF-R1 in the 2021…

Rahal Rolls On Two Wheels In Indy

A lot of people thought it had something to do with Coca-Cola. They speculated that the partially revealed red-and-white “swoosh” was IndyCar driver Graham Rahal’s tease that Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing acquired a new team sponsor in beverage giant Coca-Cola. Others took it to mean that Rahal was planning to do the Memorial Day Double and race in both the…

King Of The Baggers: Five Rounds In 2021!

Naysayers be damned. The King of the Baggers debut at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca this past October was a rousing success and it will return in 2021 with a five-round series held in conjunction with the 2021 MotoAmerica HONOS Superbike Series. The series, which adds fuel to the fire of one of the oldest rivalries in motorsport, Harley-Davidson vs. Indian,…

Video: Jason Aguilar Talks Superbike Racing

Long-time Supersport specialist Jason Aguilar is jumping off his middleweight machine and swinging his leg over the #96 RiderzLaw Aguilar Racing Yamaha YZF-R1 Superbike for the 2021 MotoAmerica season. MotoAmerica Communications Manager Paul Carruthers was the first to talk with Aguilar about his new venture in America’s premier motorcycle road racing class, and here’s the interview.

Off Track Podcast: Richard Stanboli

Richard Stanboli’s Attack Performance team took over the official Yamaha Superbike team for the 2020 MotoAmerica HONOS Superbike Championship and they hit the ground running with Cameron Beaubier riding the team’s Yamaha YZF-R1 to his fifth MotoAmerica Superbike title while his teammate Jake Gagne ended the series in second. Those familiar with Stanboli and his previous teams weren’t totally surprised,…

Saturday Cinema: The Turning Point

By definition, a turning point is the point of highest tension in a narrative work. It’s also the exact moment where the protagonist finally overcomes the obstacles, sees the light at the end of the tunnel, and heads toward triumph. We’ve seen it in thousands of cinematic productions, from every single Rocky movie ever made, to countless war films, to…