Chuckwalla Steps Up To Sponsor Alexander And Other MotoAmerica Stars

The following is from HONOS HVMC Racing… Southern California-based motorsports destination Chuckwalla Valley Raceway (CVR) is proud to announce its partnership with Corey Alexander and the Honos HVMC Racing team for the 2021 MotoAmerica season.  Located east of Palm Springs off the I-10 near Joshua Tree National Park, Chuckwalla Valley Raceway is ~3.5 hours from LA, San Diego, Phoenix, and Las Vegas. The…

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21 In ’21: Eddie Lawson, Captain Of The Ships

The following is the third in our 21 in ’21 features that highlight one of the 21 AMA Superbike Champions each week as we move through the 2021 MotoAmerica season – the 45th year of the premier class championship. If the Superbikes of the early 1980s were “big ships” as Eddie Lawson refers to them, then Lawson was the captain of those…

What The Teams Said: Final Edition

The following is from HONOS HVMC Racing… Honos HVMC Racing leaves Road Atlanta with mixed results from riders Corey Alexander and Richie Escalante over the weekend.  Riding his all new 2021 Graves Spec Kawasaki ZX-10RR for the first time ever, Corey Alexander showed good pace in practice and qualifying sessions immediately running within the top 8. Ultimately he would have…

More than $5.3 Million Up For Grabs In 2021 MotoAmerica Purse Payouts And Contingency Support

Racers who compete in the 2021 MotoAmerica AMA/FIM North American Road Racing Series have a chance to earn more than $5.3 million in purse and contingency payouts. MotoAmerica’s cash purse—distributed across four race classes including HONOS Superbike, Supersport, Stock 1000, and Twins Cup—totals nearly $1.2 Million. In addition, HONOS Superbike Premier Entrants receive an additional guaranteed purse distribution of $2,000…

Who Will Be Master Of The Middleweights?

Supersport was, without a doubt, the most consistently compelling, must-see championship of the 2020 MotoAmerica season. In virtually every one of the 18 middleweight-class races held last year, the action was breathtaking and the display of talent and racecraft was world-class. In the end, it was HONOS Kawasaki rider Richie Escalante who took the championship, and he did so by…

Liam Grant Steps Up To Supersport for 2021

After a strong 2020 season in SportbikeTrackGear.com Junior Cup, in which he finished fifth in the championship, Grant Motors Racing’s Liam Grant is climbing the development ladder in MotoAmerica and will compete aboard a Graves Motorsports-prepared ZX-6R in the 2021 Supersport class. Seventeen-year-old Grant earned the pole position in Junior Cup at MotoAmerica’s season-concluding round at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca…

Austin Miller To Pure Attitude Racing For MotoAmerica Supersport

The following is from Pure Attitude Racing… The following is from Pure Attitude Racing… Pure Attitude Racing is delighted to announce that Austin Miller will represent them in this year’s MotoAmerica Supersport series. He will campaign a Kawasaki ZX-6R. Eighteen-year-old Miller is a former off-road champ, winning multiple state AMA championships in both Motocross and Supercross. Currently studying at The…

Throwback Thursday: Long Live The Homologation Specials

When a motorcycle road racing organization, like AMA road racing and its current form MotoAmerica, requires that the motorcycles competing in the series be production-based streetbikes that have been adapted for closed-course competition, the motorcycle manufacturers sometimes produce a limited run of high-spec units for public sale so that they can legally be raced. Such motorcycles are commonly called “Homologation Specials.”…

Ben Gloddy To Race In SportbikeTrackGear.com Junior Cup Series With Landers Racing

Fifteen-year-old Ben Gloddy, who finished fourth in last year’s SportbikeTrackGear.com Junior Cup Championship with eight podium finishes aboard his Quarterley Racing/On Track Development Kawasaki Ninja 400, has joined Landers Racing for the 2021 Junior Cup season. Gloddy will once again be aboard a Kawasaki. “First of all,” Gloddy said. “I want to thank Dale and Alex Quarterley, Bob Robbins, Eraldo…

Avery Dreher Moves Up From Mini Cup To SportbikeTrackGear.com Junior Cup For 2021

Fourteen-year-old Avery Dreher, who competed in the Mini Cup by Motul Championship last season, has made the jump to the SportbikeTrackGear.com Junior Cup Championship for 2021. Dreher has joined the newly formed PDR Motorsports racing team, and the youngster will be aboard a Kawasaki Ninja 400. According to PDR Motorsports team principal Edelberto Acosta, “We are extremely excited to have…

Off Track Podcast: Scott Russell

A three-time AMA 750 Supersport Champion, 1992 AMA Superbike Champion, 1993 World Superbike Champion, two-time 500cc Grand Prix podium finisher, Suzuka 8 Hour winner…oh, and five-time Daytona 200 winner, Scott Russell had a hell of a career. Now a competitive cyclist, the Screaming Chief is this week’s guest on Off Track With Carruthers And Bice where the 2005 AMA Motorcycle…

Altus Motorsports Announces Two Of Its Team Riders For 2021

In 2020, Oklahoma-based Altus Motorsports had their best-year ever, winning the Stock 1000 Championship with South African rider Cameron Petersen aboard their Suzuki GSX-R1000. And, as 2021 rapidly approaches, the team, which has one of the largest footprints in the entire MotoAmerica paddock, has announced two of their riders for the upcoming season. Back aboard his #59 Altus Motorsports Suzuki…

Throwback Thursday: DiSalvo’s Daytona Dominance

2004 was a breakthrough year for Jason DiSalvo at Daytona International Speedway (DIS). The former flat tracker, who also raced as a wild card in several Grand Prix World Championship events, joined Yamaha’s road racing team in 2003. DiSalvo’s sophomore season with Yamaha started off with a bang (in more ways than one) At DIS, DiSalvo (note how the acronym…

Two-Wheel Tuesday Spotlight: #54 HONOS Kawasaki ZX-6R Supersport

First introduced in this iteration back in 2013, the Kawasaki ZX-6R features a long-stroke 636cc engine that delivers more power in the low to midrange compared with most of the other 600-class engines. And yet, despite this displacement advantage, it took the combination of Graves Motorsports engineering and development plus rider Richie Escalante to transform the bike into a MotoAmerica…

Ventura’s Laguna Pays Off

“How bad do you want it?” It’s a phrase we hear all the time. Apparently, Cory Ventura wants it badly. In order to make his MotoAmerica debut in the Supersport class season finale at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca a few weeks ago, the 18-year-old had to put his nose to the grindstone and get it done himself. So that’s what…

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