Off Track Podcast: Toby Khamsouk

A MotoAmerica racer since 2017 in the KTM RC Cup, Toby Khamsouk and his family are fixtures in the MotoAmerica paddock. The 18-year-old Khamsouk had his best season to date in 2020, with the Californian’s debut year in the Twins Cup Series a resounding success. Khamsouk rode his Robem Engineering Suzuki to fifth in the championship – just one point…

Motul Returns To Support Future Stars As Presenting Sponsor Of MotoAmerica Mini Cup

MotoAmerica, North America’s premier motorcycle road racing series, is proud to announce that Motul is back as the presenting sponsor of the MotoAmerica Mini Cup youth racing series. The Mini Cup by Motul championship has expanded to four rounds and will again feature three classes of racing: 110cc, 160cc, and 190cc. The motorcycles will be based on spec rules centered…

No Shock: Öhlins Is Back As An Official Partner Of MotoAmerica

Öhlins, the world’s leading motorcycle and automotive suspension brand, will return as an official partner of MotoAmerica, North America’s premier motorcycle road racing series. The 2021 MotoAmerica season begins at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta, April 30-May 1, and concludes at Barber Motorsports Park, September 17-19. “We are committed to MotoAmerica and our support vehicle and technical staff will again be…

Pure Attitude Racing Signs Kiwi Liam MacDonald for MotoAmerica Twins Cup

The following is from Pure Attitude Racing… Pure Attitude Racing is excited to announce that Kiwi Liam MacDonald will race for them in this year’s MotoAmerica Twins Cup Championship alongside the already announced Trevor Standish. The announcement, which will see 21-year-old Liam also actively taking part within Pure Attitude Racing’s academy program, means that fans of MotoAmerica will witness first-hand…

Back In The Saddle: Scholtz Completes First Superbike Test Since His Indy Injury

Withstanding the cold temperatures in Georgia on Sunday, Mathew Scholtz and the Westby Racing team completed a quick, one-day test at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta. For Scholtz, it was his first time aboard the #11 Westby Racing Yamaha YZF-R1 Superbike—or any road racing motorcycle—since being injured last October at Indianapolis Motor Speedway during round eight of the 2020 MotoAmerica Superbike…

The Spark Is Back: NGK Returns As Official Partner Of The 2021 MotoAmerica Championship

MotoAmerica, the premier motorcycle road racing series in North America, is pleased to announce that NGK Spark Plugs is returning in 2021 as an official partner of the MotoAmerica Championship. With over 80 years of experience as a leading spark plug manufacturer, NGK produces spark plugs for automotive, motorcycle, power sports, marine and outdoor power equipment. NGK also offers complementary…

Lochoff To Team Hammer For 2021 MotoAmerica Supersport Series

The following is from Team Hammer, Inc…. Team Hammer, Inc. is thrilled to announce the signing of top prospect Sam Lochoff to contest the 2021 MotoAmerica AMA/FIM North American Road Racing series. The 18-year-old South African will step up to MotoAmerica Supersport competition in 2021 aboard a Team Hammer-built M4 ECSTAR Suzuki GSX-R600.  Lochoff turned heads by landing on the podium in…

aRacer SpeedTek On Board As Official Partner Of MotoAmerica

MotoAmerica, the premier motorcycle road racing series in North America, is pleased to announce that aRacer SpeedTek has come on board as a sponsorship partner for the 2021 season. The Taiwanese engineering company specializes in engine management systems, including the design and manufacture of engine control units (ECUs), electronic fuel injection units, and other electronic parts for motorcycles and automobiles.…

Throwback Thursday: Long Live The Homologation Specials

When a motorcycle road racing organization, like AMA road racing and its current form MotoAmerica, requires that the motorcycles competing in the series be production-based streetbikes that have been adapted for closed-course competition, the motorcycle manufacturers sometimes produce a limited run of high-spec units for public sale so that they can legally be raced. Such motorcycles are commonly called “Homologation Specials.”…

Jason Aguilar Won’t Be Racing In 2021

The following is from Jason Aguilar Racing… Jason Aguilar reluctantly announces that due to a change in circumstance he will no longer compete in this year’s MotoAmerica Superbike Championship.  The news, which comes only a short time after the exciting announcement that was set to see the rider who placed fourth overall in Supersport last year, is disappointing for all concerned…

Trevor Standish To Pure Attitude Racing

The following is from Pure Attitude Racing… Pure Attitude Racing is pleased to announce that Trevor Standish will remain with the team for the 2021 season. Trevor, a former podium finisher in the MotoAmerica Junior Cup series, stepped up to the Twins Cup in 2020, finishing equal seventh overall, with a best result of sixth at the season finale at…

Tech Tuesday: Homologation Fascination

“Homologation” is derived from the Greek word homologeo, which means “to agree.” By definition, homologation is the granting of approval by an official authority. In motorsports, homologation is the approval process that vehicles, racetracks, and even individual parts and components must go through in order to be certified for use in a race series. The process of testing and certification for conformance to technical standards is usually…

Off Track Podcast: Mathew Scholtz

Mathew Scholtz was having a hell of a season on his Westby Racing Yamaha YZF-R1. Right up until the point when he wasn’t. It all went horribly wrong at Indianapolis Motor Speedway when Scholtz and Cameron Beaubier crashed and Beaubier’s bike struck Scholtz’ leg. The result was surgery, the end of the South African’s season, and a lot of off-season…

Women Who Race: Royal Enfield’s Build, Train, Race Program Set For Three MotoAmerica Rounds

MotoAmerica, the premier motorcycle road racing series in North America, is pleased to announce that it will be the Race portion of Royal Enfield’s Build, Train, Race (BTR) program with a group of women selected by Royal Enfield to prepare and race its Continental GT 650 motorcycles in three rounds of the 10-round 2021 MotoAmerica series. Royal Enfield’s BTR program…

American Racing Academy Extends Partnership with Ohvale

The following is from the American Racing Team and American Racing Academy… The American Racing Team and American Racing Academy are pleased to announce a two-year contract extension with Ohvale, manufacturers of mini road racing motorcycles.  The continued partnership and support come after the success of the American Racing Academy program, which was created to develop and train young American…