Cody Wyman Out At The Ridge

The following is from Westby Racing… Westby Racing’s Junior Cup rider, Cody Wyman, had a tough start to his weekend at Ridge Motorsports Park. Cody, who rides the team’s #34 Yamaha YZF-R3, unfortunately suffered a tipover during Thursday’s Official Dunlop MotoAmerica Test and bumped his head. He was thoroughly checked for a concussion by MotoAmerica’s medical staff, and the results were…

Who Else But Beaubier On Opening Day At The Ridge?

Monster Energy Attack Performance Yamaha’s Cameron Beaubier continued his 2020 HONOS Superbike season domination today in the opening qualifying session at the Ridge Motorsports Park, the championship points leader lapping at 1:40.358 to best the rest by over a second. Beaubier’s best came on the 14th lap and it was 1.029 seconds quicker than Westby Racing’s Mathew Scholtz, the South…

UPDATED: All Together Now

UPDATE: Technical issues continued to vex the Ducati Richmond/KWR Ducati Team on Friday at the Ridge Motorsports Park. Kyle Wyman was unable to complete a lap in either of the two HONOS Superbike Qualifying Practice sessions. He has one more chance tomorrow morning to make the grid for Saturday’s and Sunday’s two races. Per MotoAmerica rules, Wyman must participate in…

Wyman’s Tough Day

Kyle Wyman’s weekend at the Ridge Motorsports Park got off to a rough start this morning when the KWR Ducati rider crashed in the first session of the official MotoAmerica Dunlop test and totally destroyed his Ducati Panigale V4 R. Wyman’s crew was busy at work on Thursday, preparing what will be a basically stock Ducati for Wyman to race…

Lorenzo Zanetti’s MotoAmerica Debut

Lorenzo Zanetti had his first taste of the Ridge Motorsports Park during Thursday’s Official Dunlop MotoAmerica Test, the Italian filling in for the injured PJ Jacobsen on the Celtic HSBK Ducati Panigale V4 R in this weekend’s Komatsu MotoAmerica Superbikes at the Ridge event – round five of the 2020 MotoAmerica Series. Zanetti lapped at a best of 1:46.215 in…

Jason Uribe: Fighting Wildfires And Racing Superbikes

Part-time MotoAmerica Superbike rider Jayson Uribe was a late addition to the HONOS Superbike entry list for round five of the MotoAmerica Championship. Uribe and his Rock & Sons team are participating in today’s Official Dunlop MotoAmerica test at the Ridge Motorsports Park, and Uribe will be aboard his red, white, and blue #36 Honda CBR1000RR for this weekend’s Komatsu…

30 Years Ago Today: Wayne Rainey Is Crowned

Thirty years ago today, MotoAmerica President and three-time 500cc World Champion Wayne Rainey could have taken the cautious approach. After all, he only needed to finish third in any of the final three races to earn the first of his three 500cc World Championships. But that’s not the Rainey way. Instead, he took the lead from Rothmans Honda’s Wayne Gardner…

Biggest Superbike Field Of The Year For The Ridge

Led by four-time MotoAmerica Superbike Champion and 2020 championship points leader Cameron Beaubier, the biggest HONOS Superbike class of the season will do battle this coming weekend at the Ridge Motorsports Park in Shelton, Washington. Twenty six entries will take to the track on Friday for practice and the first round of qualifying with the two HONOS Superbike races scheduled…

The Challenger: Dominic Doyle

Going into this year’s Liqui Moly Junior Cup Series, not many would have thrown up their hand when asked if they thought Rocco Landers was going to be beaten in 2020. After all, the youngster from Oregon won 14 races a year ago en route to the title. But then along came Dominic Doyle and suddenly Landers was not only…

Off Track Podcast: Dominic Doyle

Dominic Doyle is one of the rising stars in the MotoAmerica Series, the young South African riding his BARTCON Kawasaki Ninja 400 to three straight Liqui Moly Junior Cup wins to start his 2020 season. Doyle is second in the series point standings heading to the Ridge Motorsports Park next weekend where he hopes to gain ground on series rival…

The Elias Family Grows By One

The Elias family just added another member with baby girl Giovanna Rosemei joining the clan on August 18 at 8:44 a.m. Giovanna tipped the scale at six pounds, 13 ounces while measuring in at 19 inches. Giovanna is the third child in the fivesome with parents Toni Elias and Kristie Marie, as she joins sister Kiara and brother Toni. Elias,…

Zanetti To Replace Jacobsen At The Ridge

Celtic HSBK Racing has signed former World Superbike rider and current Ducati Corse test rider Lorenzo Zanetti to compete aboard the team’s number 87 Ducati Panigale V4 R in HONOS Superbike at the Ridge Motorsports Park on August 28-30 for round five of the 2020 MotoAmerica Championship. Zanetti will replace team rider PJ Jacobsen, who is still recovering from the…

Changes At The AMA: Pelletier Now Director Of Racing

The following is from the AMA… The American Motorcyclist Association has promoted Mike Pelletier to director of racing from his role as AMA Supercross manager, effective immediately. In his new role, Pelletier will manage the AMA’s domestic amateur and professional competition operations, and will continue to oversee the AMA’s responsibilities for the AMA Supercross Championship. Pelletier grew up racing motocross…

Off Track Podcast: Carruthers And Bice

Paul Carruthers and Sean Bice go it alone in this week’s Off Track With Carruthers And Bice podcast after two hectic weekends of back-to-back MotoAmerica rounds at Road Atlanta and Pittsburgh International Race Complex. Not that they need much to get them going, but there was plenty to chat about and the pair bring it all out in this, their…

Three MotoAmerica HONOS Superbike Races Slated For Indy And Laguna Seca Rounds

MotoAmerica has announced that it is replacing the two HONOS Superbike races that were lost due to the cancellation of the Circuit of the Americas round with additional Superbike races at the Superbikes At The Brickyard and GEICO Superbike Speedfest At Monterey events. The final two rounds of the series at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, October 9-11, and WeatherTech Raceway Laguna…

Handlebar Memoirs: Tales Of Loose Clip-Ons

When the right clip-on came loose on Josh Herrin’s Scheibe Racing BMW S 1000 RR Superbike on the final lap of Saturday’s HONOS Superbike race one at Pittsburgh International Race Complex, a lot of fans were surprised by what transpired and wondered how something like that could ever happen on a racebike. We checked into it and discovered that the…

Team Releases #2: PittRace

The following is from Hayden Schultz Racing… After a weekend that presented many challenges, Hayden Schultz was able to continue his run of podium finishes in Twins Cup competition at Pittsburgh International Race Complex. Coming into a weekend with no previous experience at the circuit, Schultz would have to learn the track quickly. After a promising start, Hayden would find…