Ohvale Named Official Motorcycle Of MotoAmerica Mini Cup By Motul

MotoAmerica has announced that Ohvale has been named as the official motorcycle of the MotoAmerica Mini Cup by Motul, the new three-round series that will be held at Road America, The Ridge Motorsports Park and Pittsburgh International Race Complex in conjunction with the 2020 MotoAmerica Series. The Mini Cup Series will feature four classes of racing: 110cc (four speed); 160cc;…

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Town Meeting: Adding To The MotoAmerica Community

When the MotoAmerica paddock sets up on a race weekend, it resembles a small town. The “streets” throughout the paddock are lined with houses, which are the transporters, trailers, box vans, and canopies where each of the teams and riders live during the weekend. And, like many small towns in America, the MotoAmerica paddock also has a community center. It…

RideHVMC And Iconic Motorbikes Auctions Partner For 2020 MotoAmerica Season

The following is from RideHVMC Racing… RideHVMC Racing is thrilled to announce a new partnership with Iconic Motorbikes Auctions, making them a primary sponsor of the team and its rider Corey Alexander for the 2020 MotoAmerica season. The Iconic Motorbikes online auction site was founded by Adam Tromp and his partners to offer a more intimate experience to buyers and sellers…

Tech Talk: The Relevance Of Rearsets

For the final two rounds of the 2017 MotoAmerica Superbike season, Josh Herrin was a fill-in rider for Cameron Beaubier, who had injured his shoulder at the previous round at Pittsburgh. Herrin’s first weekend on the factory Yamaha YZF-R1 at New Jersey Motorsports Park did not go as well as he’d hoped. He was uncomfortable on the bike, he didn’t…

MotoAmerica Announces TV Talent For 2020

MotoAmerica is pleased to announce that all six members of its team of TV, live streaming and on-track announcing talent are returning to the fold for the 2020 MotoAmerica season. The talented trio of lead analyst Greg White, color commentator Jason Pridmore and pit reporter Hannah Lopa are returning for what promises to be an exciting season of live MotoAmerica…

King Of The Baggers: MotoAmerica To Bring Bagger Racing To Laguna Seca

MotoAmerica and Drag Specialties will combine forces to make Bagger class road racing a reality as the highly customized, ever-booming V-twins will invade WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca on Saturday, July 11, for the first-ever King of the Baggers event. Held in conjunction with round six of the 2020 MotoAmerica Series, the Drag Specialties King of the Baggers will be part…

The Rocco Watch: Part I

Rocco Landers, the 2019 MotoAmerica Liqui Moly Junior Cup Champion, will tackle the Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup in 2020, and we plan on following along with Landers and sharing his progress with MotoAmerica fans. Step one in following Landers is checking out the just-released 2020 Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup schedule. And here it is… May 2-3 – Jerez,…

MotoAmerica Hires Event Director For Superbikes At The Brickyard

MotoAmerica is proud to announce that it has contracted Eric Rowles, the CEO and founder of Rowles Event Services, as Event Director for the Superbikes at the Brickyard event at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, August 21-23. Rowles will oversee local partnership relations and community engagement for MotoAmerica as it introduces the new event to Indianapolis. Rowles has nearly 20 years of…

Three More Years: Dunlop On Board Again As Spec Tire For MotoAmerica Series

MotoAmerica has announced that Dunlop will again be the tire of choice for the MotoAmerica Series for the next three years with the high-performance tire manufacturer about to embark on a sixth straight season as the official tire supplier of the AMA Superbike Series in 2020. Additionally, Dunlop will also provide a lucky MotoAmerica rider the opportunity to take part…

Ryan “Max” Johnson Has Sights Set On Twins Cup Championship

The following is from LocoMotion Racing… For 2020, Central Motorcycle Roadracing Association’s 2019 Ultra Lightweight Champion Ryan “Max” Johnson will put his skills to the test in the MotoAmerica Series aboard a proven Yamaha MT-07.  After winning multiple championships in CMRA, RMJ has decided to take his LocoMotion Racing team to the national series. During his 2019 season, he teamed…

Two-Wheel Tuesday: Stop It, Just Stop It

A couple of weeks ago, we talked about the process of transforming a production motorcycle into a MotoAmerica racebike, and we focused on replacing the stock exhaust system as one of the very first steps in the process. Because of its lighter weight and freer flow, an aftermarket, racing-specific exhaust system makes bikes go faster. Equally important to making a…

Off Track Podcast: Chatting With Jason Pridmore

Jason Pridmore is one of the voices of MotoAmerica, the former racer sharing the booth with Greg White for FOX Sports 2’s live coverage of the Superbike Series. However, the term former racer doesn’t really do Pridmore justice. After all, the Californian won two AMA Championships and two World Endurance Championships during his career. In addition to using his extensive…

Wyman And Ducati Readying For MotoAmerica 2020

The following is from Kyle Wyman Racing… Kyle Wyman Racing (KWR) has officially announced the continuation of the Ducati Superbike program in the 2020 MotoAmerica Championship. Kyle Wyman will ride the #33 Ducati Panigale V4 R Superbike in his fifth season in the class.  KWR went to the Ducati platform late in the 2019 pre-season, as a last minute effort to switch…

MotoAmerica Hires Steve Jugan As VP Of Business Development And Partnerships

MotoAmerica is pleased to announce the hiring of Steve Jugan as Vice President, Business Development and Partnerships, effective immediately. Jugan is a senior-level marketing and business development leader with a 25-year record of accomplishments driving Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) business growth, profitability, and brand visibility.  “We want to welcome Steve to our team at MotoAmerica,” said MotoAmerica President Wayne Rainey.…

Grant Motors Racing’s Liam Grant Will Compete For 2020 Liqui Moly Junior Cup Championship

The following is from Grant Motors Racing… Liam Grant, 15, of Boulder, Colorado, will compete aboard a Kawasaki Ninja 400 in the 2020 MotoAmerica Liqui Moly Junior Cup Championship. Liam made his MotoAmerica debut in the Liqui Moly Junior Cup Class at Utah Motorsports Campus last season and will race for the Colorado-based Grant Motors Racing team. Geoff Cesmat, who…

Tech Talk: Shifting Gears And Blipping Throttles

Despite the never-ending, always evolving march of technology, road racing motorcycles—as has been the case since the very beginning of road racing—still have manual transmissions, with six cogs or “speeds” to choose from. Across all five race classes, virtually all of the motorcycles competing in the MotoAmerica Series are equipped with two important innovations to their manual or “standard” transmissions:…

Celtic HSBK Racing To Campaign Ducatis In 2020

The following is from Celtic HSBK Racing… Celtic HSBK Racing is proud to announce that for the 2020 Season they will be back with Ducati, campaigning a Ducati V4R in the MotoAmerica series. Team Principal and HSBKRacing.com owner, Bobby Shek commented, “Since 2005, we have been a leader in the aftermarket accessory business for Italian motorcycles. Ducati has been our…

Kawasaki MotoAmerica Contingency Announced

If a MotoAmerica rider wins a Superbike race during the 2020 series while riding a Kawasaki ZX-10R that rider will walk away with $15,000 in Kawasaki contingency. Win both Superbike races over the course of a MotoAmerica weekend and the result is a cool $30,000 from Kawasaki. Kawasaki has announced its MotoAmerica contingency for the 2020 season and the company…