Parts Unlimited On Board With MotoAmerica For 2020

MotoAmerica is proud to announce that global powersports distributor Parts Unlimited, one of the series’ longest serving sponsors, will again be a supporting partner of the 2020 MotoAmerica Series. “Parts Unlimited has been a partner of ours since we started and were actually one of the first companies that came on board,” said MotoAmerica President Wayne Rainey. “They are a…

M4 ECSTAR Suzuki Previews The 2020 MotoAmerica Season

M4 ECSTAR Suzuki is excited to finally kick-off the delayed 2020 MotoAmerica Season next weekend at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin. Toni Elias will spearhead Suzuki’s new premier Superbike team alongside teammate and 2019 MotoAmerica Supersport Champion Bobby Fong aboard their Suzuki GSX-R1000s. Suzuki GSX-R600 riders Sean Dylan Kelly and Lucas Silva will contest the Supersport class while 2019 MotoAmerica Twins…

American Racing: More Than Just A Name

For Los Angeles-based real estate developer Eitan Butbul, “American Racing” is not just the name of the Moto2 racing team that he owns and manages, it is an entire philosophy. Butbul’s passion project and mission are the same as MotoAmerica’s: to develop U.S. motorcycle road racers into World Champions. We talked with Butbul and learned about him, his U.S. patriotism,…

Robem Engineering Twins Cup Riders Blackmon And Khamsouk Test At Roebling Road

The following is from Robem Engineering… Twins Cup racers Jackson Blackmon and Toby Khamsouk successfully tested their Robem Engineering MotoAmerica-spec Suzuki SV650’s with WERA last weekend at Roebling Road Raceway in advance of the MotoAmerica season getting underway at Road America next weekend. Blackmon and Khamsouk each ran a hot pace all weekend long, matching the south Georgia weather, as…

All Systems Are “Go” For Westby Racing After Testing This Week At Talladega Gran Prix Raceway

The following is from Westby Racing… With round one of the 2020 MotoAmerica season set to take place at Road America next weekend, the Westby Racing team wrapped up their preseason testing program with a visit to Talladega Gran Prix Raceway (“Little Tally”) in Alabama on Monday and Tuesday of this week. Both of the team’s riders–#11 Superbike rider Mathew…

MotoAmerica Season Opener To Air Live On FOX Sports

While MotoAmerica’s opening round at Road America will take place without fans in attendance, May 29-31, those same fans and more will have the opportunity to watch Superbike racing as it happens with the season-opener set to be one of the first live sporting events on TV since COVID-19 brought changes to sporting schedules worldwide. MotoAmerica’s two Superbike races will…

PMT Tires To Sponsor Mini Cup by Motul

MotoAmerica is pleased to announce that PMT Tires will be the official spec tire for the new Mini Cup by Motul class for 2020, thus further leveling the playing field for the young racers taking part in the series. The new three-round Mini Cup by Motul Series, aimed at youth racers aged six to 14, gives a solid platform for…

MotoAmerica: Premier Motorcycle Road Racing Series First To Begin At Road America

MotoAmerica, the home of the AMA Superbike Series, has announced that due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the Governor of Wisconsin’s safer-at-home order being set to expire on May 26, the racing portion of the opening round of the 2020 MotoAmerica Series, May 29-31, at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, will continue, but without fans. Although Road America…

Graves Motorsports Joins RideHVMC Racing As Technical Support Provider

The following is from RideHVMC Racing… RideHVMC Racing is excited to announce Graves Motorsports as their technical support provider for the 2020 season. Graves Motorsports is known for their long standing racing pedigree having won dozens of professional level national championships over the course of the last 30 years in business. The Van Nuys, California based company recently has shifted…

American Racing Team Announces Official Ohvale Racing Team

The following is from American Racing Team… The American Racing Team is excited to announce the American Racing Academy’s newest project: the American Racing Ohvale Team. The team will participate in the MotoAmerica Ohvale Mini Cup by Motul. Team boss Eitan Butbul and former American MotoGP star John Hopkins have had lengthy conversations about the state of Americans racing at…

Motorcycle Road Racing Terminology

AMA American Motorcyclist Association. CC Cubic centimeters in reference to engine displacement. Crew Mechanics and/or team assistants. Crew Chief The team’s technical leader and the person who communicates directly with the rider. Displacement The space covered or volume swept out by the engine piston at each stroke. Disqualification Unless otherwise specified, the forfeiture of all points, awards, and prizes earned…

Off Track Podcast: Doug Chandler

Only four racers have completed the Grand Slam in AMA racing – victories in all four disciplines of flat track (mile, half mile, short track and TT) and a National road race – and one of those is Doug Chandler. Chandler is a three-time AMA Superbike Champion, a podium finisher in 500cc Grand Prix racing and, most recently, both the…

MotoAmerica’s Five Race Classes

1. SUPERBIKE MotoAmerica’s premier race class, Superbike showcases the top road racers aboard top-of-the-line, highly modified sportbikes capable of speeds approaching 200 miles per hour. Engine Configurations: Over 750cc up to 1000cc, 4-stroke, 3- and 4-cylinder Over 850cc up to 1200cc, 4-stroke, 2-cylinder Minimum Weight: 370.5 pounds Rider Age Limit: 18-55 2. SUPERSPORT MotoAmerica’s middleweight race class, Supersport features the…

A MotoAmerica Bike Brakes From The Pack

By definition, “provenance” is a noun meaning “the place of origin or earliest known history of something.” To collectors of art, ephemera, cars, and yes, motorcycles, “provenance” is a critical factor in setting the intrinsic value of the collectible. Steve Scheibe, owner of Scheibe Engineering and Scheibe Racing, currently has for sale a 2015 BMW S 1000 RR that not…

NJMP Goes Green

After announcing the commencement of its first solar project back in September, rows of solar panels have sprouted up along the northern side of the Thunderbolt track.  “We are excited for the completion of this project and to be amongst the first motorsports entertainment complexes in the nation to go solar,” said NJMP COO Brad Scott. “We are committed to…

Off Track Podcast: Miguel Duhamel

How’s this for a resume? One AMA Superbike Championship, five Supersport Championships, two Formula Extreme Championships, a World Endurance Championship, a World Superbike podium, and a season in 500cc Grand Prix racing. Impressed? Meet legend Miguel Duhamel, the man who has won more AMA road races (86) than anyone in history. The French Canadian with a quick with and a…

Trevor Standish Widens His Stance

Trevor Standish is a bit of a Renaissance Man. A former child actor, Standish joined the MotoAmerica Series in its inaugural year of 2015, and he raced for the past few years in the KTM RC Cup and Liqui Moly Junior Cup Championships. This year, he will be competing aboard a Suzuki SV650 in MotoAmerica’s highly popular Twins Cup Championship.…

MotoAmerica Fans Ready To Attend Events

MotoAmerica fans have responded to the recent Event Attendance Questionnaire with a resounding: Let’s go racing! The questionnaire, which was made up of multiple-choice questions as well as two queries that allowed for responses, was sent out to MotoAmerica fans on April 23 to gauge their feelings regarding returning to the racetrack once shelter-in-place restrictions from COVID-19 are lifted and…

Off Track Podcast: Ben Bostrom

Ben Bostrom is an AMA Superbike and AMA Supersport Champion, a multi-time World Superbike race winner, an AMA Supermoto Champion and an XGames Gold Medalist in Supermoto. And he’s about to try something else that MotoAmerica fans will be interested in. Bostrom chatted with Carruthers and Bice about all things motorcycling and life, and this is an episode of Off…

VP Racing Fuels Launches Hand Sanitizer

The following is from VP Racing Fuels… VP Racing Fuels, Inc., a global leader in performance fuels, lubricants, and additives, today announced the launch of VP Hand Sanitizer to support the needs of commercial businesses, retailers, and race tracks. “In response to the COVID-19 crisis and requests from customers, we’ve expanded our product lines to include a top-quality 80% alcohol…

Gerloff And Yamaha Teammates Undergo Physical Testing

The following is from Yamaha… Prior to the start of the 2020 season, Yamaha’s four World Superbike Championship riders headed to Loughborough Sport, housed within Loughborough University, United Kingdom, for a series of fitness tests designed to assess their readiness to manage the unique physical demands of a gruelling WorldSBK season. Pata Yamaha’s two riders, Michael van der Mark and…