MotoAmerica to Hold Music Festival At The Championship of Virginia

The third round of the 2018 MotoAmerica Series, the Championship of Virginia at VIRginia International Raceway in Alton, Virginia, on the North Carolina border, will feature the Maxim MotoAmerica Tailgate Campout, a mini-music festival held during the middle of the races. Country music acts High Valley, Chase Bryant, Larkin Poe and Annie Bosko have all been recognized as top rising…

Sneak Attack: Herrin Rides His “Backup Bike”

Our previous chapter about the Attack Performance/Herrin Compound/Yamaha Superbike team detailed the Herculean efforts that team owner and crew chief Richard Stanboli was making to build a Superbike on an extremely compressed timeline, with the plan that rider Josh Herrin would test the brand-new YZF-R1 for the very first time in Friday morning’s MotoAmerica Motul Superbike Qualifying Practice 1 at…

Toni Elias Leads Opening Day At Road Atlanta

The 2018 MotoAmerica season kicked off on a sunny Friday the 13th at Road Atlanta with Yoshimura Suzuki’s Toni Elias leading the timesheets in both Motul Superbike sessions in the Suzuki Championship at Road Atlanta. Elias lapped at a best of 1:25.272 in the second of two sessions at Road Atlanta, the defending MotoAmerica Motul Superbike Champion just .105 of…

Cortech Returns As MotoAmerica Supporting Partner

MotoAmerica is pleased to announce that Cortech is returning to the 2018 MotoAmerica Series as a supporting partner and will once again be the title sponsor of the Cortech Timing & Scoring system that plays such an integral part in the championship. “Cortech is very pleased to continue our Timing and Scoring sponsorship of MotoAmerica’s road racing championship,” said Richard…

Cory West To Replace Valentin Debise At Road Atlanta

M4 ECSTAR Suzuki’s Valentin Debise will miss the opening round of the MotoAmerica Supersport Championship at Road Atlanta. Checking in while recuperating from injuries sustained during the 2018 Daytona 200, Debise said, “I had another X-ray on Friday and they discovered another fracture at L1 in addition to the fracture at L3. I’m feeling good and don’t have any pain, but I’m…

Mathew Scholtz and Yamalube/Westby Racing Team Ready To Go

After winning the 2017 MotoAmerica Superstock 1000 Championship, Mathew Scholtz and the Yamalube/Westby Racing team begin their quest for the 2018 MotoAmerica Superbike Championship this weekend at Road Atlanta. Scholtz and the team have had a solid off-season preparing for the step-up to MotoAmerica’s premier Superbike class, and everyone is excited to get the season under way. Last year at…

Suzuki Previews Road Atlanta MotoAmerica Opener

Yoshimura Suzuki Factory Racing’s Toni Elias begins his MotoAmerica Superbike title defense this weekend, April 13-15, at the Suzuki Championship at Road Atlanta in Braselton, Georgia. Teammate Roger Hayden, who finished runner up in last year’s championship, is also looking for a strong start to the 2018 season on one of the circuits he grew up racing at with his…

FT ECU Inc. Announces MotoAmerica Junior Cup Contingency Support Program

In a solid show of support for the inaugural 2018 MotoAmerica Junior Cup Championship, which debuts this weekend as part of the MotoAmerica Suzuki Championship at Road Atlanta in Braselton, Georgia, FT ECU has announced its 2018 MotoAmerica Junior Cup Contingency Support Program with total support to FT ECU-contracted riders in excess of $25,000. The announcement was made by Chris…

Superbike Legend Wes Cooley Set For Road Atlanta

Two-time AMA Superbike Champion and Motorcycle Hall of Famer Wes Cooley will be a special guest at the Suzuki Championship at Road Atlanta, the opening round of the 2018 MotoAmerica Championship this weekend, April 13-15, at Road Atlanta in Braselton, Georgia. In addition to fans being able to meet Cooley himself, they’ll also get to see his historic 1979 Yoshimura…

Toni Elias: A Spanish Conquistador At Home In America

If you think back to your grade-school history lessons, Juan Ponce de León may be a name you remember. The Spanish explorer and conquistador led the first-known expedition to America. And, according to legend, Ponce de León was also searching for the mythical Fountain of Youth. As his countryman did in the early 1500s, Antonio Elías Justicia also undertook an…

Cameron Beaubier Gets It Done In Barber Test

Monster Energy/Yamalube/Yamaha Factory Racing’s Cameron Beaubier continued to hold the hot hand through off-season testing as the two-time MotoAmerica Superbike Champion came out on top of the Dunlop Preseason Test at Barber Motorsports Park. Beaubier had previously led all the test sessions coming into the final shakedown and looks more than ready as the season opener looms less than three…

MotoAmerica Paddock Innovations: The Shape Of Oil

If you take a good look at both sides of the lower fairing on the Yamaha YZF-R1 Superbikes ridden by Monster Energy/Yamalube/Yamaha Factory Racing’s Cameron Beaubier and Garrett Gerloff, you’ll notice that the bikes have suddenly grown gills. So, what is this Guillermo del Toro-ish innovation? Did the Yamaha Factory team’s 2018 Superbikes take on some of the characteristics of…

Dainese Back On Board As MotoAmerica Safety Partner

MotoAmerica has announced that it has extended its agreement with Dainese USA, Inc. (Dainese and AGV) to continue as an Official Safety Partner and Supporting Partners of the 2018 MotoAmerica Series. The partnership includes having a service-provider presence in the paddock, where the Dainese support team helps racers with their needs during race weekends. For 2018, all Dainese-sponsored riders will…

Why No Wyman At Barber?

Kyle Wyman Racing has elected to forgo the Dunlop Official Preseason test at Barber Motorsports Park, taking place today and Tuesday in Birmingham, Alabama. Rider/owner Kyle Wyman has decided to focus preparation efforts into testing on the west coast of the United States until the season kicks off at Road Atlanta, April 13-15. KWR completed a successful test last week…

Mathew Scholtz And Yamalube/Westby Racing Ready For Barber Test

Mathew Scholtz and the Yamalube/Westby Racing team will participate in the MotoAmerica Dunlop Official Preseason Test at Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Alabama, this coming Monday and Tuesday, March 27-28. But, before the test gets under way, Scholtz and the team will debut their #11 Yamalube/Westby Racing/Yamaha YZF-R1 for the first-time ever in full Superbike trim at the MotoAmerica Superbike…