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

Kelly Over Escalante, Scott Over Gloddy On Day One At WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca

There are two things that seem to be predictable in the 2021 MotoAmerica Series: Sean Dylan Kelly and Richie Escalante will battle in every Supersport race and Tyler Scott And Ben Gloddy will do likewise in the SportbikeTrackGear.com Junior Cup. It was no different today at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca. Supersport: Kelly Wins Another Battle One thing that has been…

Gagne Wins Again – Barely – In HONOS Superbike Race One At WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca

Fresh N’ Lean Attack Performance Yamaha’s Jake Gagne won his eighth straight MotoAmerica HONOS Superbike race today at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca, but this one was different. This one was close. How close? Just a tick over a second and that was the biggest lead of the race as Warhorse HSBK Racing Ducati New York’s Loris Baz finished just 1.173…

Team Previews For WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca

The following is from Westby Racing… Round five of the 2021 MotoAmerica AMA/FIM North American Road Racing Championship starts this Friday at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca in Monterey, California, and Westby Racing Yamaha YZF-R1 Superbike rider Mathew Scholtz and Yamaha YZF-R3 Junior Cup rider Jack Roach, along with the entire crew, always enjoy their annual visit to California’s Monterey Peninsula…

Medallia Comes On-Board For GEICO Motorcycle Superbike Speedfest At Monterey

MotoAmerica, North America’s premier motorcycle road racing series, is excited to announce that Medallia Inc., the global leader in customer and employee experience, has come on-board as an official partner for the GEICO Motorcycle Superbike Speedfest at Monterey, round five of the 2021 MotoAmerica Series at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca, July 9-11. Medallia’s award-winning SaaS platform, the Medallia Experience Cloud,…

21 In ’21: Doug Polen, The Money Man

The following is the 12th in our “21 In ‘21” features 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. Doug Polen’s riding style was basic and old-school. He sat up tall in the saddle, elbows in, knee out. Compare it…

The Clavicle Calamity

Time for a pop quiz: Quick, which bone do motorcycle road racers fracture more frequently than any other? If you got the not-so-subtle hint from the title of this story, the equally not-so-subtle hint from the X-ray image provided to us by MotoAmerica Stock 1000 rider Jeremy Cook, you’ve suffered the injury yourself while road racing, you’re a medical physician,…

Championship Battles, Record Entries, And Fans Galore Expected For GEICO Motorcycle Superbike Speedfest At Monterey

Last year the MotoAmerica paddock showed up for the 2020 season finale at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca in October and it was a bit underwhelming. After all, the MotoAmerica HONOS Superbike Championship was already wrapped up and COVID-19 restrictions meant that the racing went on without fanfare as the normally packed hills and grandstands were, for the most part, empty.…

Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys An Official Supporting Partner Of GEICO Motorcycle Superbike Speedfest at Monterey

MotoAmerica, the premier motorcycle road racing series in North America, is pleased to announce that Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys is again an official supporting partner of the MotoAmerica GEICO Motorcycle Superbike Speedfest at Monterey, scheduled for July 9-11, at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca. Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys will have staff on hand at their trackside booth offering the Free Nationwide…

Good Day For Gerloff At Donington Park

GRT Yamaha’s Garrett Gerloff matched his best-career World Superbike finish today at Donington Park, the Texan ending up second behind Pata Yamaha’s Topak Razgatlioglu in the 23-lap race two in England. Gerloff, who started fifth on the grid after finishing fifth in the morning Superpole race, was in a solid third place when six-time World Champion Jonathan Rea crashed out…

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