MotoAmerica And The Art Of Crashing

The old adage is that if you ain’t crashin’, then you ain’t tryin’. If that’s the case than those racing in the MotoAmerica Series in 2019 didn’t try hard enough. Much to the chagrin of bodywork manufacturers across the country, crashes in the 2019 MotoAmerica Series occurred less often than in 2018 with riders across five classes hitting the deck…

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…

Two-Wheel Tuesday Spotlight: #85 M4 ECSTAR Suzuki GSX-R1000R Superbike

Team Hammer started campaigning Suzuki’s latest version of the GSX-R1000R in 2017’s MotoAmerica Superstock 1000 class. In 2018, the team debuted the #85 M4 ECSTAR Suzuki GSX-R1000 in full MotoAmerica Superbike trim, including a MoTec ECU. The bike features some notable differences from the Yoshimura Suzuki Factory Racing Superbike, including bodywork that is shaped slightly different and sourced from Hotbodies,…

Saturday From VIR: What The Teams Said

The following is from Team M4 ECSTAR Suzuki… Team M4 ECSTAR Suzuki’s Jake Lewis backed up his first top-five MotoAmerica Superbike result of the 2019 season — scored last time out at the Circuit of the Americas — with another top-five on Saturday at Virginia International Raceway. Lewis continued his determined push to the front of the field as he…

Jake Lewis Back For More With M4 ECSTAR Suzuki

Team Hammer, Inc. is happy to confirm that it will again field Jake Lewis aboard an M4 ECSTAR Suzuki GSX-R1000 in the MotoAmerica Superbike class for the upcoming 2019 MotoAmerica AMA/FIM North American Road Racing season. Last year, the 2015 MotoAmerica Superbike Rookie of the Year again established himself as a week-in, week-out front-runner in his full-time return to the…

Bobby L. Lewis II, 1959-2018

Bobby Lewis, the father of MotoAmerica Superbike racer Jake Lewis, was killed in a single-car accident yesterday on Interstate 24 near his home in Princeton, Kentucky. Lewis was 59 years old. Few details about the crash have been released, but the News Edge is reporting that the accident occurred around 5:30 p.m. and that only one vehicle was involved. Lewis…

What Have We Learned, Part 3: A Couple Of OWB’ers & Everybody’s Favorite Privateers

Heading into round three of the 2018 MotoAmerica Motul Superbike Championship this weekend at VIRginia International Raceway, it’s hard to believe that Yoshimura/Suzuki Factory Racing’s always-likeable Roger Hayden is currently ranked 11th in the points standings. Two DNFs and a couple of so-so results in the other two races have put Hayden on his back foot in the early going…

Jake Lewis To Be Clad In Cortech In 2018

Cortech Performance Apparel & Gear has announced that M4 ECSTAR Suzuki’s Jake Lewis will wear its leathers and gloves in the 2018 MotoAmerica Motul Superbike Championship. “I’m very happy to re-sign with Cortech for my return to the Superbike class,” said Lewis. “Cortech has been an integral part of my professional road racing career. Cortech’s custom made leather and gloves,…