MotoAmerica Championship At Sonoma Raceway Twenty Photos

Cameron Beaubier and Garrett Gerloff dominated Round 7 of the Wayne Rainey-led series

Pittsburgh International Race Complex will host the eighth round of the 2017 MotoAmerica Series. This first-time event, scheduled for August 25-27, will feature two full days of competition on a recently repaved, 19-turn, 2.78-mile road course located near the small Pennsylvania town of Wampum less than an hour’s ride from Pittsburgh.

Here, series photographer Brian J. Nelson provides a look back at some of the on-track action from two weeks ago at Round 7, the Championship at Sonoma Raceway. After finishing second in both Motul Superbike races in Northern California, Yoshimura Suzuki’s Toni Elias now holds a 70-point advantage in MotoAmerica’s premier class over two-time and defending champ Cameron Beaubier. Elias’ teammate, Roger Hayden, is third in the standings, another 10 points behind.

At PIRC, MotoAmerica television partner beIN SPORTS will broadcast all five classes—Motul Superbike, Bazzaz Superstock 1000, Supersport, Superstock 600, and the entry-level KTM RC Cup. To learn more about inaugural “Championship of Pittsburgh,” read MotoAmerica Communications Manager Paul Carruthers’ preview HERE.

Live timing is available beginning with opening practice on Friday morning HERE.

Benny Solis, Honda, MotoAmerica, Supersport, CBR600RR

Benny Solis, Team H35 Honda

Photo by Brian J. Nelson

Bobby Fong, Latus Motors Racing, Quicksilver, MotoAmerica, Superstock 1000

Bobby Fong, Quicksilver Latus Motors Kawasaki

Photo by Brian J. Nelson

Cameron Beaubier, Yamaha, MotoAmerica, Superbike

Cameron Beaubier, Monster Energy/Yamalube/Yamaha Factory Racing

Photo by Brian J. Nelson

Caroline Olsen, Meen Motorsports, MotoAmerica, Superstock 600

Caroline Olsen, Meen Motorsports/LOXY Yamaha

Photo by Brian J. Nelson

Cory Ventura, KTM RC Cup, MotoAmerica, Sonoma Raceway

Cory Ventura, CSVMoto KTM

Photo by Brian J. Nelson

Danny Eslick, TOBC racing, MotoAmerica, Superstock 1000

Danny Eslick, TOBC racing Yamaha

Photo by Brian J. Nelson

Draik Beauchamp, MotoAmerica, KTM RC Cup, Quarterley Racing/On Track Development

Draik Beauchamp, Quarterley Racing/On Track Development; Jamie Astudillo, MP13 Racing

Photo by Brian J. Nelson

Garrett Gerloff, Yamaha, MotoAmerica, Supersport

Garrett Gerloff, Monster Energy/Yamalube/Y.E.S./Graves/Yamaha

Photo by Brian J. Nelson

Hayden Gillim, Cycle World, Suzuki, MotoAmerica, Superstock 1000

Hayden Gillim, Cycle World/Suzuki

Photo by Brian J. Nelson

Jake Gagne, Genuine Broaster Chicken, Honda, MotoAmerica, Superbike

Jake Gagne, Genuine Broaster Chicken Honda

Photo by Brian J. Nelson

Jake Lewis, M4, ECSTAR, Suzuki, MotoAmerica, Superstock 1000

Jake Lewis, M4 ECSTAR Suzuki

Photo by Brian J. Nelson

Jason DiSalvo, MotoAmerica, Scheibe Racing/Hayes Brake, Superstock 1000

Jason DiSalvo, Scheibe Racing/Hayes Brake BMW

Photo by Brian J. Nelson

Josh Hayes, Yamaha, MotoAmerica, Superbike

Josh Hayes, Monster Energy/Yamalube/Yamaha Factory Racing

Photo by Brian J. Nelson

Josh Herrin, Meen Motorsports, MotoAmerica, Superbike

Josh Herrin, HelmetSounds.com/Western Services/Meen Yamaha

Photo by Brian J. Nelson

Kyle Wyman, KWR, MotoAmerica, Superbike

Kyle Wyman, KWR/Millennium Technologies/Lucas Oil Yamaha

Photo by Brian J. Nelson

Mathew Scholtz, Westby Racing, MotoAmerica, Superstock 1000, Yamaha

Mathew Scholtz, Yamalube/Westby Racing Yamaha

Photo by Brian J. Nelson

Roger Hayden, MotoAmerica, Superbike, Yoshimura, Suzuki

Roger Hayden, Yoshimura Suzuki Factory Racing

Photo by Brian J. Nelson

Sylvain Barrier, MotoAmerica, BMW, Superbike, Brixx Performance

Sylvain Barrier, Brixx Performance BMW

Photo by Brian J. Nelson

Toni Elias, Yoshimura, Suzuki, MotoAmerica, Superbike

Toni Elias, Yoshimura Suzuki Factory Racing

Photo by Brian J. Nelson

Valentin Debise, M4, Suzuki, MotoAmerica, Supersport

Valentin Debise, M4 ECSTAR Suzuki

Photo by Brian J. Nelson