Monterey Memories: The Legacy Of Laguna Seca

Ask any of the riders in the MotoAmerica Series which race they’d want to win if they had to name just one, and chances are the response would be the same: Laguna Seca. Or, more accurately, WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca. WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca has a history that runs deep, most notably when it comes to motorcycle racing. And with…

Elias Takes Race One At UMC

Yoshimura Suzuki’s Toni Elias lost a boatload of points when he crashed out of race two at Road America two weeks ago, but he almost made all of those back up today with a thrilling victory in race one of the Championship of Utah at the Utah Motorsports Campus. In a race that featured as many as eight riders in…

Supersport Rising: The Middleweight Class Is Alive And Well

It seems that the demise of middleweight motorcycle road racing has definitely been greatly exaggerated. As we head into round four of the 2019 MotoAmerica AMA/FIM North America Road Racing Championship, the entry list for the Supersport class is 32 riders strong and chock-full of talent. Along with current championship leader PJ Jacobsen, current second-place challenger Richie Escalante, 2018 championship…

Josh Hayes To Race Supersport At VIR

He’s back… four-time AMA Superbike Champion and former Yamaha factory rider Josh Hayes will compete in the two Supersport races this weekend at VIRginia International Raceway, the legendary racer riding the MP13 Racing Yamaha YZF-R6 that he raced in the Daytona 200. “After a successful Daytona 200, we got to thinking about the all-time AMA wins record, and it’s well…

Team America: MotoAmerica Riders Carry The Flag To Phillip Island

While we motorcyclists and motorcycle road racing fans in the Northern Hemisphere muddle through the winter months, occupying our time in the garage or bench racing with our two-wheel-obsessed cohorts, it’s midsummer on the continent of Australia, and smack-dab in the middle of the road racing season. The 26th International Island Classic takes place this weekend at Australia’s Phillip Island…

Yamaha U.S. Announces Two Americans Selected For Yamaha VR46 Master Camp

Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A. (YMUS), has announced that two U.S. road racers will be attending this year’s Yamaha VR46 Master Camp that will take place in Tavullia, Italy, in July. 16-year-old Jackson Blackmon and 15-year-old Cory Ventura, both Graves/Yamaha-supported YZF-R3 riders in the 2018 MotoAmerica Junior Cup Championship, will make the trip to receive specialized training from Movistar Yamaha MotoGP…