MotoAmerica Forced To Cancel VIR Round

MotoAmerica has announced that it has been forced to cancel the MotoAmerica Superbikes at Virginia event scheduled for May 1-3 at VIRginia International Raceway due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the Governor of Virginia’s stay-at-home order set to end June 10. Although MotoAmerica and VIR worked diligently to find an alternative date, the task proved impossible. MotoAmerica, however, is…

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Altus Motorsports Tucker Hagerty Signs Daniel Kinard For Liqui Moly Junior Cup

The following is from Altus Motorsports Tucker Hagerty… Eighteen-year-old Daniel Kinard has joined the Altus Motorsports Tucker Hagerty racing team, and he will pilot an Altus Factory-built Kawasaki Ninja 400 in the 2020 MotoAmerica Liqui Moly Junior Cup Championship.  At age five, Kinard began racing a Honda CRF50F on kart tracks in Oklahoma. He has spent the past three years…

Talking To Each Other: Cardo Systems A MotoAmerica Series Sponsor

MotoAmerica has announced that Cardo Systems will be a series sponsor for the 2020 season with the road racing series set to showcase the company’s advanced motorcycle communications technology to its viewing audience. Cardo Systems specializes in the design, development, manufacturing and sale of state-of-the-art communication and entertainment systems for motorcycle helmets. Since inception in 2004, Cardo has pioneered the…

Of Handshakes And Champagne Showers

On the way to the racetrack about 15 years ago, I had a conversation with my then-10-year-old son in preparation for his very first visit to an AMA road racing paddock. While seated in the passenger seat of my truck, he clutched a small, spiral-bound notebook—which would become his keepsake for the riders’ autographs—and he attentively listened to my pontifications.…

R&G Set To Sponsor MotoAmerica Series Again For 2020

MotoAmerica is happy to announce that British crash protection specialist R&G will be back for a second season as a sponsorship partner of the 2020 MotoAmerica Series. Distributed in North America by Twisted Throttle, R&G produces damage protection products for motorcycles, including tank sliders and engine case covers that are approved for use in the five MotoAmerica classes. “We are…

Shark Squad Motorcycle Attorneys To Sponsor Classic Motorcycle Show

MotoAmerica has announced that Shark Squad Motorcycle Attorneys will be a sponsor of the Classic Motorcycle Show during the 2020 MotoAmerica Superbike Speedfest at Monterey, scheduled for July 10-12 at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca. Shark Squad will be the presenting sponsor of both the free gear check and the motorcycle show at the racetrack. As part of the Classic Motorcycle…

MotoAmerica’s Round At The Brickyard Rescheduled

Indianapolis Motor Speedway has announced that due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic it has rescheduled the Indy 500 to August 23. To accommodate the change, MotoAmerica has rescheduled its Superbikes at the Brickyard event to October 9-11. “We knew that with the current situation of the Coronavirus outbreak, more changes could be coming,” said MotoAmerica President Wayne Rainey. “We understand…

Weather And Tires: Getting It Right

In motorcycle road racing, riders often have to deal with a lot of different weather situations, and in turn, a lot of variations in the condition of the track surface. This was definitely the case last week at the MotoAmerica Official Dunlop Preseason Test. Changeable skies created three distinctly different track conditions: fully dry, fully wet, and damp/drying. So, when…

MAVTV To Air 2020 MotoAmerica Supersport Series

MotoAmerica has announced an agreement with television network MAVTV Motorsports Network to air coverage of the 2020 MotoAmerica Supersport Series. MAVTV’s coverage will feature 18 one-hour programs, plus a re-air for each show, with the races set to air approximately two weeks after each event. MAVTV, which is owned and operated by Lucas Oil and located in Corona, California, airs…

MotoAmerica’s Statement On COVID-19

MotoAmerica is continuing to assess the situation regarding the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on the opening round of the series, scheduled for April 17-19 at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta, and will make decisions in a timely manner based on the safety and well-being of its fans, racers, teams and all support personnel. MotoAmerica is and will be following directives…

6D Helmets And Cameron Beaubier Form Racing Alliance

The following is from 6D Helmets LLC… 6D Helmets LLC is proud to announce a multi-year partnership with 4-time MotoAmerica Superbike Champion Cameron Beaubier. With Cameron’s resume, professionalism, and dedication to winning, he brings a high level of expertise and exposure to the 6D brand. 6D Helmets is best known in the off-road community where the company has established itself as the…

Off Track Podcast With Cameron Beaubier

MotoAmerica is fresh off its two-day Dunlop Preseason Test at Barber Motorsports Park where Carruthers and Bice got the chance to sit down and chat with four-time MotoAmerica Superbike Champion Cameron Beaubier, the man who ended up the fastest of the fast at the test, for this week’s Off Track podcast. Beaubier pulls no punches in talking about the past…

CarbonSmith: All The Parts Are Printed To Fit

Over the past several years, 3D printing has been an emerging technology that is growing by leaps and bounds. From what started as a way to create simple three-dimensional shapes out of plastic has advanced into the production of complicated assemblies and parts for all kinds of industries and market segments. Within MotoAmerica, the company that is leading the way…

The AMA’s Statement On COVID-19

The following is from the AMA… Due to the presence in the United States of COVID-19, an infectious strain of the coronavirus, and governors across the country issuing restrictions on large events and public gatherings, the American Motorcyclist Association strongly encourages AMA-chartered organizers to comply with all restrictions imposed by federal, state and local authorities affecting all applicable AMA-sanctioned activity.…

Hayes Fills In For Westby Racing At Preseason Test

The following is from Westby Racing… Despite the challenging weather conditions and the unfortunate fractured right clavicle that Mathew Scholtz suffered this past Sunday in a training crash aboard a motocross bike, the Westby Racing team made solid progress at the two-day MotoAmerica Dunlop Official Preseason Test held at Barber Motorsports Park on Tuesday and Wednesday. The first order of…

Cameron Beaubier Ends Barber Dunlop Test On Top

Bad weather again led to less track time for the teams taking part in the MotoAmerica Dunlop Preseason Test at Barber Motorsports Park, but Mother Nature cooperated in the afternoon of day two with cloudy skies and a dry racetrack. And the riders responded with quicker laps as four-time MotoAmerica Superbike Champion Cameron Beaubier knocked yesterday’s fast man Toni Elias…

Mathew Scholtz Injured In Training Crash, Ruled Out Of MotoAmerica Official Dunlop Preseason Test

The following is from Westby Racing… Mathew Scholtz, rider of the #11 Westby Racing Yamaha YZF-R1 Superbike, suffered one of the most untimely of injuries when he fractured his right clavicle and sustained additional bumps and bruises in a crash while training aboard a motocross bike on Sunday. The crash and resulting injuries occurred just two days prior to the…