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…

Quarterley Racing On Track Development Re-Signs Ben Gloddy After His Impressive Rookie Season

The following is from Quarterley Racing On Track Development… Ben Gloddy, 14, of Northfield, New Hampshire, will be returning for his second year with Quarterley Racing On Track Development in the 2020 MotoAmerica Liqui Moly Junior Cup Series. The up-and-coming rider finished fifth in his first professional race weekend at Utah Motorsports Campus where he also celebrated his 14th birthday. Ben followed that up…

Motul To Be Presenting Sponsor Of MotoAmerica Mini Cup

MotoAmerica has announced that Motul will be the presenting sponsor of the new MotoAmerica Mini Cup by Motul, the youth racing series that will be held in conjunction with three rounds of the 2020 MotoAmerica Series. “Motul’s sponsorship of the MotoAmerica Mini Cup is a natural fit for the company,” said Lance Bryson, MotoAmerica’s Senior Sponsorship Manager. “Their involvement in…

Coming To Grips With Tires

It’s no secret that slick tires provide the most grip, best performance, and yield the fastest laptimes on a road racing motorcycle. Tires are the only part of motorcycles that are in contact with the surface, and all of the acceleration, braking, and cornering forces are transferred to the asphalt via the two contact patches where the rubber meets the road. When the forces…

2020 MotoAmerica Rules Package Released

MotoAmerica has announced that the AMA has issued the rules package for the 2020 MotoAmerica Series, the home of AMA Superbike Championship, with regulations that feature slight changes to both the sporting and technical rules. Starting with the Superbike class, the changes are minimal and apply to both the engine and the chassis to further keep the rules in line…

Westby Racing Welcomes iOneMoto To Sponsor List

The following is from Westby Racing… Westby Racing proudly welcomes iOneMoto, Inc., as a supporting team sponsor. The announcement was made by Tryg Westby, owner of Westby Racing. “We’re excited to welcome iOneMoto and (company owner) Fred Baly to the Westby Racing team,” Tryg said. “We’ve long admired iOneMoto’s products, which are race-proven with teams, and on racetracks, around the…

MotoAmerica Announces Mini Cup For 2020

MotoAmerica has announced that it will add a youth program to three of its 2020 MotoAmerica events via the MotoAmerica Mini Cup, beginning with the Road America round, May 29-31, in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin. The MotoAmerica Mini Cup Series will be held on karting tracks in conjunction with three MotoAmerica events: Road America (May 29-31), The Ridge Motorsports Park (June…

Attack Performance Official Team Partner Of Westby Racing

The following is from Westby Racing… Westby Racing is proud to announce that Attack Performance has come on board as an official team partner for the 2020 MotoAmerica Superbike season. The announcement was made by Tryg Westby, owner of Westby Racing, and Richard Stanboli, owner of Attack Performance. Based in Huntington Beach, California, Attack Performance designs, develops, manufactures, and markets…

Off Track Podcast: Aussie Dave Anthony

David Anthony is the team owner, racer and part-time crew chief for his MotoAmerica Superbike team, FLY Racing ADR Motorsports. That means he works the sponsorship front, works with the second rider on his team, spins spanners and… yes, he races. Good enough to find himself in the top 10 on most weekends in MotoAmerica Superbike while also helping make…

A MotoAmerica Marathon On Fox Sports 2!

Is there a better way of getting over the post-holiday blues than watching nine consecutive hours of MotoAmerica Superbike racing on Fox Sports 2? We think not. Beginning at 6 a.m. (EST) and concluding at 2 p.m. (EST) on Sunday, December 29, FS2 will air nine straight hours of the 2019 MotoAmerica Superbike Series on its MotoAmerica Rewind show. That’s…