Scorpion Rider Joe Roberts Clinches 2015 MotoAmerica Championship At Mazda Raceway

Whether seasoned veteran or first season rookie, few experiences in the life of a racer can ever match the exhilaration of winning on the challenging 11-turn seaside course at Mazda Laguna Seca Raceway.

For aspiring motorcycle racers a win on the challenging 11-turn circuit is an accomplishment worth boasting about. But when 18-year-old Malibu, California, native Joe Roberts won the Superstock 600 class race last Sunday, he triggered two additional, and significant, career firsts. Joe is the first champion ever crowned by MotoAmerica, the series promoter, and he brought his helmet sponsor, Scorpion Sports, its first US road-racing championship. Robert’s competes wearing the Scorpion EXO-R2000 helmet.

“I was really happy to win at Laguna Seca but I honestly didn’t come here thinking that it would all happen this weekend. Winning my ninth race of the season and scoring the 2015 championship took a while to sink in,” said Roberts. “It’s been a perfect season and I’m really grateful to Jim Lombardi, my mechanic, and my crew chief, Gary Dean, for my amazing Yamaha YZF-R6, to the Wheels In Motion/Motosport.com/Meen Motorsports team, and to such great sponsors like Scorpion helmets, who made this championship possible.”

“Watching Joe take nine wins this season and being there to see him wrap up the title was a tremendous source of pride for Scorpion,” said Scorpion Helmet Development Manager Doug Chapman. “Joe represents the bright future for the sport, and we salute he and his team on their tremendous effort.”

Wayne Rainey, the man behind the MotoAmerica series, adds his own praise for Roberts’ success.

“Joe has done a great job this year,” Rainey said. “He’s faced a lot of pressure and has still come up with nine wins, which is pretty impressive. He’s a good guy, he works hard, and he’s getting the results. Congrats to him on being the first MotoAmerica Champion crowned this year.”

Whether seasoned veteran or first season rookie, few experiences in the life of a racer can ever match the exhilaration of winning on the challenging 11-turn seaside course at Mazda Laguna Seca Raceway.

For aspiring motorcycle racers a win on the challenging 11-turn circuit is an accomplishment worth boasting about. But when 18-year-old Malibu, California, native Joe Roberts won the Superstock 600 class race last Sunday, he triggered two additional, and significant, career firsts. Joe is the first champion ever crowned by MotoAmerica, the series promoter, and he brought his helmet sponsor, Scorpion Sports, its first US road-racing championship. Robert’s competes wearing the Scorpion EXO-R2000 helmet.

“I was really happy to win at Laguna Seca but I honestly didn’t come here thinking that it would all happen this weekend. Winning my ninth race of the season and scoring the 2015 championship took a while to sink in,” said Roberts. “It’s been a perfect season and I’m really grateful to Jim Lombardi, my mechanic, and my crew chief, Gary Dean, for my amazing Yamaha YZF-R6, to the Wheels In Motion/Motosport.com/Meen Motorsports team, and to such great sponsors like Scorpion helmets, who made this championship possible.”

“Watching Joe take nine wins this season and being there to see him wrap up the title was a tremendous source of pride for Scorpion,” said Scorpion Helmet Development Manager Doug Chapman. “Joe represents the bright future for the sport, and we salute he and his team on their tremendous effort.”

Wayne Rainey, the man behind the MotoAmerica series, adds his own praise for Roberts’ success.

“Joe has done a great job this year,” Rainey said. “He’s faced a lot of pressure and has still come up with nine wins, which is pretty impressive. He’s a good guy, he works hard, and he’s getting the results. Congrats to him on being the first MotoAmerica Champion crowned this year.”