Yamaha Back On Board As Official Partner Of 2021 MotoAmerica Series

MotoAmerica, North America’s premier motorcycle road racing series, is pleased to announce that Yamaha Motor Corporation USA has returned as an official partner of the 2021 MotoAmerica Series. Yamaha YZF-R1s won the opening two races of the 2021 MotoAmerica Superbike Championship at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta, with Westby Racing’s Mathew Scholtz taking race one and Fresh N’ Lean Attack Performance…

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Scholtz Takes HONOS Superbike Series Opener At Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta

Westby Racing’s Mathew Scholtz got the soaking-wet monkey off his back with his first dry-race HONOS Superbike victory today at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta, the South African leading 18 of the 19 laps for the perfect start to his 2021 MotoAmerica Superbike Championship. Scholtz, whose previous two Superbike wins came in wet conditions in 2017 (Circuit of The America) and…

Off Track Podcast: Josh Herrin

As the 2021 HONOS Superbike Championship begins at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta, our intrepid podcasters Paul and Sean checked in with Fresh N’ Lean Attack Performance Yamaha rider Josh Herrin on this episode of Off Track With Carruthers And Bice. Herrin regaled the boys with tales about his career, insights about his training program, and his prediction on how many…

Protecting MotoAmerica: Arai Helmets An Official Partner Of 2021 Series

MotoAmerica, North America’s premier motorcycle road racing series, is proud to announce that Arai Helmets will be an official partner of the 2021 MotoAmerica Series. Makers of quality motorcycle helmets since 1953, Arai is the helmet of choice for many of MotoAmerica’s and the world’s top riders, including Fresh N’ Lean Attack Performance Yamaha Superbike stars Jake Gagne and Josh…

Herrin Talks About Windy Buttonwillow Test

The Fresh N’ Lean Attack Performance Yamaha team of Josh Herrin and Jake Gagne tested on Wednesday, January 26, at Buttonwillow Raceway Park in California with the test hampered somewhat by cold temperatures and high winds. The two were joined at the test by five-time MotoAmerica Superbike Champion Cameron Beaubier, who rode a stock Yamaha YZF-R1 just to get some…

Off Track Podcast: Richard Stanboli

Richard Stanboli’s Attack Performance team took over the official Yamaha Superbike team for the 2020 MotoAmerica HONOS Superbike Championship and they hit the ground running with Cameron Beaubier riding the team’s Yamaha YZF-R1 to his fifth MotoAmerica Superbike title while his teammate Jake Gagne ended the series in second. Those familiar with Stanboli and his previous teams weren’t totally surprised,…

The McCarty Era: Four Decades Of Leadership

On December 31, 2020, it will be the end of an era at Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A. On that day, Keith McCarty is retiring as Motorsports Racing Division Manager for Yamaha, just three days shy of his 44th anniversary with the tuning-forks company. It all started on January 3, 1977. That was McCarty’s first day at Yamaha as mechanic for…

Fresh N’ Lean And Herrin To Attack Performance Yamaha

The following is from Yamaha… Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A. is pleased to announce Fresh N’ Lean, a nationwide organic healthy meal delivery service, as the title sponsor of the Fresh N’ Lean Attack Performance Yamaha Racing team for the 2021 MotoAmerica Superbike Championship. The new partnership is a perfect fit with Fresh N’ Lean’s focus on performance through nutrition to…

MotoAmerica At Indy: Where Are They Now?

What a difference half a decade makes…or does it? With just one week to go before the start of MotoAmerica Superbikes at The Brickyard, it’s interesting to take note of what’s different, or not so different, in 2020 compared with 2015. In 2015, Monster Energy/Graves/Yamaha’s Cameron Beaubier earned the pole position in Superbike on a sunny Friday afternoon at The…

What Happened To Herrin?

HONOS Superbike rider Josh Herrin finished Saturday’s race one in an uncharacteristic tenth place despite the fact that he was fourth in the morning’s Superpole session and started from the inside of the second row on the grid. What happened? We spoke to Scheibe Racing team owner and crew chief, and he said not-so-simply, “It was a combination of several…

Handlebar Memoirs: Tales Of Loose Clip-Ons

When the right clip-on came loose on Josh Herrin’s Scheibe Racing BMW S 1000 RR Superbike on the final lap of Saturday’s HONOS Superbike race one at Pittsburgh International Race Complex, a lot of fans were surprised by what transpired and wondered how something like that could ever happen on a racebike. We checked into it and discovered that the…

Josh Herrin: Every Which Way And Loose

HONOS Superbike rider Josh Herrin is coming to terms with his Scheibe Racing BMW S 1000 RR, and the fan favorite has been having a good weekend at Pittsburgh International Race Complex. He qualified sixth in Saturday morning’s Superpole and, in race one, Herrin was ahead of M4 ECSTAR Suzuki rider and former class champion Toni Elias and looking for…

Josh Herrin Battled Electrical Gremlins In Atlanta

You may have been wondering what the issue was that vexed HONOS Superbike rider Josh Herrin on the starting grid of Saturday’s race one at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta. On Thursday during Move-In Day for the Superbikes at Pittsburgh event at Pittsburgh International Race Complex, we talked with Herrin’s team owner Steve Scheibe, who told us that the #2 Scheibe…

HONOS Superbike: The Level Playing Field

Before the 2020 MotoAmerica Superbike season began, a lot of people—including riders, team personnel, MotoAmerica staff members, and informed fans—felt that the “playing field” had the potential to be its most level in a very long time. With Yamaha and Suzuki re-structuring their factory teams into factory-supported teams with new companies and personnel taking the helm in the form of…

More Team Releases From Road America 2 (Updated Again)

The following is from American Racing Academy… The American Racing Academy riders found success often during Round 2 of the MotoAmerica series and the opening round of the MotoAmerica Mini Cup by Motul. The second round of the MotoAmerica series featured the debut of the MotoAmerica Mini Cup by Motul Championships. The Academy Project “The American Racing Ohvale Team” supplied…

Tech Talk: The Relevance Of Rearsets

For the final two rounds of the 2017 MotoAmerica Superbike season, Josh Herrin was a fill-in rider for Cameron Beaubier, who had injured his shoulder at the previous round at Pittsburgh. Herrin’s first weekend on the factory Yamaha YZF-R1 at New Jersey Motorsports Park did not go as well as he’d hoped. He was uncomfortable on the bike, he didn’t…

The Rider’s Turn Debuts With Josh Herrin

Are you ready for this? Here’s the debut of our newest MotoAmerica project, The Rider’s Turn, and our first episode features Yoshimura Suzuki’s Josh Herrin. Watch Herrin as he methodically goes about his job at Circuit of the Americas in the opening round of the 2019 MotoAmerica EBC Brakes Superbike Series… and listen to Herrin as he explains his thought…

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