Exclusive! Ben Spies Describes Road America

Turn six: Ben Spies won two AMA Superbike races, in 2007 and ’08, on Yoshimura Suzukis at Road America. Road America is a pretty straightforward track. You definitely want a fast bike and a good race tuck. You also want a bike that stops well because four of the big braking zones—turns one, three, five, and eight—are downhill. The rear…

Pour On The bLU cRU Cheese

For the Yamaha bLU cRU road racing teams, the trip to Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, is always special. Several crew members either hail from America’s Dairyland, or some of their family members are Wisconsinites. Also, four-time and defending AMA Superbike champ Josh Hayes has long said that Road America’s 4.05-mile, 14-turn natural road course is one of his…

Elena Myers Partners With Sheboygan County Humane Society

McGraw Powersports Racing/Team21Motosport is proud to announce our partnership with the Sheboygan County Humane Society (SCHS). Our common goal is to raise awareness of the needs of animals in our community. The mission statement of the Humane Society is, “The prevention of cruelty to animals, the relief of suffering among animals, and the extension of humane education.” “As a team,…

We Are Family: TOBC Racing And Yamaha

Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA, is proud to announce that TOBC racing has joined the Yamaha bLU cRU road-racing family. The announcement was made by Keith McCarty, Motorsports Racing Division Manager for Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A. “We’re excited to welcome TOBC racing and their entire team, including team owner Michelle Lindsay, into the Yamaha bLU cRU family,” commented McCarty. “TOBC racing…

Springfield Mile: “It’s All About Strategy”

Sunday’s Springfield Mile lived up to its billing as the “crown jewel” of AMA Pro Flat Track, with 45 premier-class GNC1 entries vying for 18 slots in the 25-lap main event, the US flat-track debut of three-time FIM Superbike World Champion Troy Bayliss, and a 130-mph draft-pass finish with the margin of victory just 0.136 seconds. Title rivals Bryan Smith…

All American: MotoAmerica Heads To Road America

JD Beach heads to Road America with the lead in the MotoAmerica Supersport Championship. The 2015 MotoAmerica AMA/FIM North American Road Racing Championship heads to America’s heartland and Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin’s Road America this weekend for round four of the series, the MotoAmerica Subway Superbike Doubleheader, and the opening round of the highly anticipated KTM RC 390 Cup. The KTM…

World Superbike: Friday Photo Gallery

Kawasaki’s Tom Sykes lowered his best lap time in each of Friday’s three practice sessions at Donington Park, site of round six of the FIM Superbike World Championship, to end the day quickest. Second to MV Agusta’s Leon Camier in the first session, and first in the remaining two practices, Sykes put in a total of 65 laps around the…

Melissa Paris Gains Confidence At VIR

Following a pair of wet rounds to kick off the 2015 season, M4 MPH Racing Suzuki’s Melissa Paris took full advantage of a dry weekend at Virginia International Raceway to continue to adapt to her new racebike. With top-level national racing absent from the raceway for several seasons, Paris had not raced at VIR since 2010. She quickly settled back…

Patricia Fernandez Returns To The Racetrack

Patricia Fernandez focuses while waiting for the start of MotoAmerica Superstock 600 race one at VIRginia International Raceway. This past March, Patricia Fernandez raced to 16th in her first-ever Daytona 200. Last weekend at VIRginia International Raceway, round three of the MotoAmerica AMA/FIM North American Road Racing Championship, Fernandez qualified for and competed in both legs of the Bazzaz Superstock…

Time Lapse: Latus Motors Racing Supersport Engine Swap

Video of Latus Motors Racing Triumph 675R SuperSport Engine Teardown Time Lapse After a long, demanding MotoAmerica race weekend at VIRginia International Raceway, the used three-cylinder engine from Bobby Fong’s Latus Motors Racing Triumph 675R Supersport machine is replaced with a fresh one. Road America, May 29-31, is the next stop on the schedule for the team. After a long,…

Hayes, Beaubier Set For Indy 500 Demo Lap

Video of Yamaha Riders Hayes & Beaubier Make On-Track Appearance Prior To Indy 500 The MotoAmerica AMA/FIM North American Road Racing Championship will be exposed to 300,000 spectators and a potential viewership of some 6.2 million people when Josh Hayes and Cameron Beaubier perform a demonstration lap around the Indianapolis Motor Speedway oval prior to Sunday’s 99th running of America’s…

Öhlins TTX GP Shock: Make Haste Slowly

Öhlins TTX GP shock is becoming commonplace in the MotoAmerica paddock. New-style compression and rebound adjusters can be rotated by hand or with a hex tool. One day at Öhlins R&D, someone walked in waving a thumb drive, saying, “I have here a lap of Mugello as suspension damper movement taken from race-bike data acquisition.” Soon the drive’s snout was…

BMW Launches $1M Contingency And Rider Support Programs

BMW Motorrad USA is supporting racers on its benchmark superbike in a “super big” way this year. More than $1 million in contingency money will be awarded to racers on the S1000RR in several 2015 national race series. BMW Motorrad’s Contingency Program is being offered exclusively online via XTRM Performance Network, which provides real-time distribution and management of contingency money…

Video! Superbike/Superstock 1000 Race 2 VIR Highlights

VIRginia International Raceway proved to be a popular site for round three of the 2015 MotoAmerica AMA/FIM North American Road Racing Championship. Four-time AMA Superbike Champion Josh Hayes earned pole position for both Superbike races, run on Sunday afternoon in hot and sunny conditions in front of a large crowd of enthusiastic spectators. Hayes’ Monster Energy Graves Yamaha teammate, Cameron…

Video! Superbike/Superstock 1000 Race 1 VIR Highlights

VIRginia International Raceway provided a majestic setting for round three of the MotoAmerica AMA/FIM North American Road Racing Championship. Four-time AMA Superbike Champion Josh Hayes was on pole for both Superbike races, run on Sunday afternoon in gorgeous conditions as bookends to Supersport race two and Superstock 600 race two. Hayes’ Monster Energy Graves Yamaha teammate, Cameron Beaubier, was gridded…

Kyle Wyman Racing Leaves Virginia With Podiums, Top-10 Finishes

It was a hot weekend in Virginia for the Millennium Technologies/KWR team as the trio of Wyman brothers finished strong in their respective classes for the third round of the MotoAmerica AMA/FIM North American Road Racing Championship at Virginia International Raceway. Supersport competitor Kyle Wyman secured two top-10 finishes while Travis made it four-for-four on the podium in Superstock 600…

SoCal Kids Ready For KTM RC 390 Cup

Four Southern California KTM RC 390 Cup kids: (from left to right) Ashton Wright, Gray Pham, Nic Swensgard, and Ruben Casarez. Four young racers who compete, predominantly, in Southern California will be joining the MotoAmerica KTM RC 390 Cup series. Ruben Casarez, Gray Pham, Nic Swensgard, and Ashton Wright spent the past weekend testing their new KTM RC 390 Cup…

Nicky Hayden Top Open MotoGP Finisher At Le Mans

American Nicky Hayden scored his best finish of the 2015 MotoGP World Championship—11th, top “open” bike—on Sunday at the French Grand Prix in Le Mans. Yamaha’s Jorge Lorenzo won the race, his second consecutive victory, over teammate and current series points-leader Valentino Rossi. Ducati’s Andrea Dovizioso was third. Hayden was gridded 14th, middle of the fifth row, after besting the…