We Dig Racing

Running a motorcycle road racing series like MotoAmerica requires the staff and personnel to wear many hats and possess many skills and special talents. Late on Friday at New Jersey Motorsports Park, after a full day of practice and qualifying in all five race classes, several MotoAmerica and AMA/FIM officials and staff went to work applying their “civil engineering” skills…

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…

Catching Up With Six AMA Horizon Award Winners Who Raced In MotoAmerica This Past Season

The Nicky Hayden AMA Horizon Awards are given each year to the top amateurs in three motorcycle racing disciplines: road racing, flat track racing, and motocross. The purpose of the Awards is to recognize amateur racers who demonstrate the skills and traits indicative of potential future success in professional racing. This past season, there were a total of six racers…

The 1994 Superbike Championship: The One That Got Away

When Monster Energy/Yamalube/Yamaha Factory Racing’s Cameron Beaubier crossed the finish line at Barber Motorsports Park on the final day of the 2019 MotoAmerica EBC Brakes Superbike season, it increased Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A. (YMUS)’s all-time Superbike Championship tally to a nice, round 10 titles. For long-time YMUS Racing employees Tom Halverson and Rick Hobbs, Superbike Championship number 10 had to…

MotoAmerica Rules Package In Place For 2019

The American Motorcyclist Association has issued the 2019 regulations for MotoAmerica, the home of the AMA Superbike Championship, featuring changes to the sport regulations, as well as the technical regulations for the MotoAmerica Junior Cup and Twins Cup. The changes to the technical regulations are intended to better balance motorcycle performance in the Junior Cup and Twins Cup classes. “The…

Nicky Hayden Inducted Into AMA Hall Of Fame

The AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame inducted six new members Friday evening at the 2018 American Honda AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony at the Hilton Columbus/Polaris, including MotoGP World Champion and AMA Superbike Champion Nicky Hayden. The 2018 inductees are four-time AMA National Enduro Champion Terry Cunningham, stunt rider Gary Davis, flat track and road racing tuner Skip…

The American Motorcyclist Association and MotoAmerica Announce Extension

The American Motorcyclist Association and MotoAmerica announced this evening at the MotoAmerica Night of Champions that they have signed a Letter of Intent for the North American series to remain the home of the AMA Superbike Championship through the 2029 season. “Our first four years of MotoAmerica have been pretty amazing,” said MotoAmerica President Wayne Rainey. “And much of our…

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AMA Partners With MotoAmerica For Member Discounts

The American Motorcyclist Association welcomes MotoAmerica as a member benefit partner for 2018. MotoAmerica is the North American professional road racing series that is sanctioned by the AMA and is home to the AMA Superbike Championship.” As an AMA benefit partner, MotoAmerica will provide AMA members with a 15-percent discount on general admission for select 2018 MotoAmerica events. AMA members…