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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The Teams Talk Laguna Seca

The following is from Suzuki… Suzuki Motor of America, Inc., and Team Hammer closed out a memorable 2020 MotoAmerica AMA/FIM North American Road Racing season in just about the most epic way imaginable at Laguna Seca, scoring wins and podiums up and down the order. The weekend served as the farewell performance for 2017 MotoAmerica Superbike champion Toni Elias with…

Suzuki Says, “Thank You Toni Elias”

The following is from Suzuki Motor of America, Inc… Suzuki Motor of America, Inc., bids a fond farewell to Toni Elias, as the two will conclude their extraordinarily successful five-year partnership at the end of the 2020 season. Elias took the American championship by storm in 2016, winning the first three races of his MotoAmerica Suzuki career on the then…

Pre-Race News And Notes For The Season Finale

Here are some news and notes heading into this weekend’s MotoAmerica season finale at WeatherTech Raceway in the GEICO Motorcycle Superbike Speedfest at Monterey. WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca Notes… The winningest AMA Superbike rider of all time at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca? That would be Josh Hayes, the four-time AMA Superbike rider winning six races at the famous facility on…

JD Beach To Race Supersport At Laguna Seca

The two men who duked it out for the 2020 MotoAmerica Supersport Championship, Richie Escalante and Sean Dylan Kelly, will get to see just how good they are in the series finale at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca when JD Beach, the winningest rider in MotoAmerica Supersport history, returns to action. Beach will ride the Celtic HSBK Yamaha YZF-R6 ridden all…

Zanetti To Stay For Laguna Seca Round?

Although no decision has been made officially, it definitely sounded like Italian Loreno Zanetti will be at the 2020 MotoAmerica Series finale at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca, October 23-25. At least if Saturday’s first-time AMA Superbike race winner has his way. Zanetti, who rode the Warhorse HSBK Racing Ducati New York Panigale V4 R Superbike to a .196 of a…

GEICO Motorcycle MotoAmerica Superbike SpeedFest At Monterey Will Be A Closed Event

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 restrictions in the state of California and the uncertainty of conducting events with public attending, MotoAmerica and WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca officials announced today that the entire Laguna Seca Recreation Area will be closed to visitors during the GEICO Motorcycle MotoAmerica Superbike SpeedFest at Monterey, October 23-25. Limited access to pre-sold camping areas within the…

Three MotoAmerica HONOS Superbike Races Slated For Indy And Laguna Seca Rounds

MotoAmerica has announced that it is replacing the two HONOS Superbike races that were lost due to the cancellation of the Circuit of the Americas round with additional Superbike races at the Superbikes At The Brickyard and GEICO Superbike Speedfest At Monterey events. The final two rounds of the series at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, October 9-11, and WeatherTech Raceway Laguna…

Indian Motorcycle And S&S Cycle To Race In King Of Baggers At Laguna Seca

The following is from Indian Motorcycle… Indian Motorcycle, America’s First Motorcycle Company, and S&S Cycle today announced a collaboration to race an Indian Challenger at the inaugural Drag Specialties King of the Baggers invitational at Laguna Seca Raceway. The modified Indian Challenger will be piloted by the highly-decorated racing champion Tyler O’Hara. Among the 14 teams invited to the first-ever…

GEICO Motorcycle To Partner MotoAmerica Superbike Speedfest At Monterey

MotoAmerica is proud to announce that GEICO Motorcycle will be the title sponsor of the GEICO Motorcycle MotoAmerica Superbike Speedfest at Monterey, round nine of the 2020 MotoAmerica Series at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca, October 23-25. “To say we are excited about our Speedfest event at Laguna would be an understatement,” said MotoAmerica President Wayne Rainey. “Adding GEICO Motorcycle as a…

MotoAmerica To Host Swap Meet And Motorcycle Show At Laguna Seca

MotoAmerica has announced that it has reached an agreement with Classic Cycle Events to produce a motorcycle swap meet and show at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca in conjunction with the Superbike Speedfest at Monterey, July 10-12. Classic Cycle Events has been producing the Hanford and El Camino Vintage Motorcycle Rallies for some 11 years, drawing swap meet sellers and participants…

MotoAmerica Introduces Heritage Cup Vintage Program For 2020

MotoAmerica is looking for racers and/or owners of vintage motorcycles to participate in its new Heritage Cup events at Road America, WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca and Indianapolis Motor Speedway during the 2020 MotoAmerica Series. Owners/racers of 1986 and older Superbikes, as well as other racing motorcycles, two-stroke or four-stroke, GP or Production, can apply to participate by sending a rider…

Record Crowds For WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca Round

Dorna and WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca have announced that 67,128 spectators attended the combined World Superbike/MotoAmerica races over the three-day event in Monterey, California, July 12-14. According to Roadracingworld.com, that number is the best attendance figure since the World Superbike Championship returned to WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca in 2014. Roadracingworld.com is also reporting that the attendance at Laguna Seca is…

Post Race: What The Teams Said About Laguna Round

The following is from Team Hammer… M4 ECSTAR Suzuki’s Bobby Fong concluded the combined WorldSBK/MotoAmerica Superbike weekend at Laguna Seca in spectacular fashion with a wire-to-wire victory in a one-sided MotoAmerica Supersport race. Fong sprinted into the lead from the start and never looked back. The Californian shot to an immediate gap on the opening lap as he hustled his…

Saturday Team Releases: What The Teams Said

The following is from Westby Racing… On Saturday afternoon, under the bright sunshine at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca, things didn’t turn out quite so sunny for Westby Racing’s Mathew Scholtz as “The Corkscrew,” Laguna Seca’s iconic, signature feature, reached up and bit him, resulting in him crashing his #11 Yamaha YZF-R1 Superbike out of race one, ironically, on lap 11…

Daniels Debuts Arai “Hayden Laguna” Helmet This Weekend

Quarterley Racing/On Track Development rider Dallas Daniels, who races in the Liqui Moly Junior Cup series, is wearing a special helmet this weekend at WeatherTech Raceway for the MotoAmerica Championship of Monterey. Daniels is debuting Arai’s brand-new Corsair-X “Hayden Laguna,” which is a replica of the custom-painted Arai Corsair-X helmet that Hayden wore when he won the MotoGP race at…