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 entitled the SportbikeTrackGear.com Junior Cup, effective immediately. Owned by the Vandenbrouck family (commonly known as the Vans),…

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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…

Off Track Podcast: Garrett Gerloff

Not many can say they are living their best life in 2020, but Garrett Gerloff most certainly is. The Texan ended up 11th in the championship in his debut season of World Superbike racing, scoring three podiums near the end of the season – including a second-place finish in Portugal. If that wasn’t enough, Gerloff got the call to go…

Ryne Snooks Joins BARTCON Racing

The following is from BARTCON Racing… From the desk of Colin Barton owner BARTCON Racing: Wishing all our race family, friends and fans a Happy New Year and hoping that 2021 is better for all of us , it gives me the greatest honor to welcome our newest and final team member at BARTCON Racing for the 2021 MotoAmerica Season.…

Tech Tuesday: Nolan Lamkin Gives It All Away

The teams and riders in the MotoAmerica series are a highly competitive lot. They race each other hard on the track. But, in the paddock, there is a lot of benevolence where everything from spare parts to suspension settings is freely shared. The lessons in “sharing” that Supersport rider Nolan Lamkin learned in kindergarten clearly stayed with him because the…

Off Track Podcast: Scott Russell

A three-time AMA 750 Supersport Champion, 1992 AMA Superbike Champion, 1993 World Superbike Champion, two-time 500cc Grand Prix podium finisher, Suzuka 8 Hour winner…oh, and five-time Daytona 200 winner, Scott Russell had a hell of a career. Now a competitive cyclist, the Screaming Chief is this week’s guest on Off Track With Carruthers And Bice where the 2005 AMA Motorcycle…

Altus Motorsports Announces Two Of Its Team Riders For 2021

In 2020, Oklahoma-based Altus Motorsports had their best-year ever, winning the Stock 1000 Championship with South African rider Cameron Petersen aboard their Suzuki GSX-R1000. And, as 2021 rapidly approaches, the team, which has one of the largest footprints in the entire MotoAmerica paddock, has announced two of their riders for the upcoming season. Back aboard his #59 Altus Motorsports Suzuki…

Robem Engineering To Provide K-Tech Suspension Service At All 2021 MotoAmerica Rounds

The following is from Robem Engineering… Orient Express Racing has reached an agreement with Robem Engineering to supply trackside K-Tech Suspension service and support at all 2021 MotoAmerica events. Eric Vallarta from Velocity Calibrations, a Certified Service Center, will handle the suspension service duties and work out of the Robem Engineering transporter. In addition to stocking a wide array of K-Tech…

Ben Gloddy: Hometown Hero

Fifteen-year-old Ben Gloddy, who finished fourth in the 2020 Liqui Moly Junior Cup Championship with eight podiums in only his second year in the series, is a MotoAmerica hero, as well as a hero in his hometown of Northfield, New Hampshire. And now, he’s been officially recognized as a Hometown Hero in the Granite State. WMUR-TV, the ABC television affiliate…

Off Track Podcast: Keith McCarty

Keith McCarty, Motorsports Racing Division Manager for Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A., is retiring from his position after 44 years. He joined Carruthers and Bice on this episode of Off Track to talk about his incredible career in which he worked with legendary racers from Bob “Hurricane” Hannah to Josh “Hurricane” Hayes. We also asked him about his love of road…