The Silence Of The Supersports: Are 600s Going The Way Of The Dinosaurs?

For the past three decades, the American Motorcyclist Association has sanctioned a class of professional motorcycle racing that features 600cc sportbikes. The 600 Supersport class debuted in 1987, and the very first race was held on March 6, 1987, at Daytona International Speedway. Doug Polen won the race aboard a Honda Hurricane 600. It was early days for “race-replica” 600cc…

Quarterley Racing On Track Development Announces Four-Rider Team

The following is from Quarterley Racing On Track Development… Quarterley Racing On Track Development has announced its rider line-up for the 2019 MotoAmerica Junior Cup Series with the team set to consist of four of the brightest young stars in motorcycle road racing today. Dallas Daniels, 15, Mattoon, Illinois, will be returning for his second year with Quarterley Racing On Track…

Alex Dumas To Race Twins Cup For Team Hammer

Team Hammer, Inc. has announced that it has signed reigning MotoAmerica Junior Cup Champion Alex Dumas to a two-year contract to compete in the MotoAmerica AMA/FIM North American Road Racing series. The 16-year-old French Canadian joins the effort under a new Roadracing World Young Guns Scholarship program which will see him compete in the 2019 MotoAmerica Twins Cup Championship aboard…

Kertscher Promoted To President And General Manager Of Road America

Road America, which will play host to a round of the MotoAmerica Series, May 31-June 2, today announced it has promoted Michael Kertscher to President and General Manager. Kertscher will replace current President and General Manager, George Bruggenthies, who will transition into a senior consulting position for Elkhart Lake’s Road America, Inc. “I am honored and humbled to accept this…

Off Track Podcast #10 With Cory Ventura

New year, new podcast, and in this episode, Paul Carruthers and Sean Bice talk with NorCal native and #MotoAmerica veteran Cory Ventura, who is moving up to the Supersport class for 2019. Spice up your drive to work by giving Off Track a listen. It’s available through all the normal channels, as well as YouTube. We’ve provided that link here.

MotoAmerica Rules Package In Place For 2019

The American Motorcyclist Association has issued the 2019 regulations for MotoAmerica, the home of the AMA Superbike Championship, featuring changes to the sport regulations, as well as the technical regulations for the MotoAmerica Junior Cup and Twins Cup. The changes to the technical regulations are intended to better balance motorcycle performance in the Junior Cup and Twins Cup classes. “The…

Nicky Hayden Inducted Into AMA Hall Of Fame

The AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame inducted six new members Friday evening at the 2018 American Honda AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony at the Hilton Columbus/Polaris, including MotoGP World Champion and AMA Superbike Champion Nicky Hayden. The 2018 inductees are four-time AMA National Enduro Champion Terry Cunningham, stunt rider Gary Davis, flat track and road racing tuner Skip…

PJ Jacobsen Set For MotoAmerica Supersport With HSBK/Celtic Racing

Former World Superbike and World Supersport racer PJ Jacobsen will compete in the 2019 MotoAmerica Supersport Series on a team put together through the collaboration of HSBK Racing and Celtic Racing, the team announced this morning. Jacobsen will campaign a Yamaha YZF-R6 in what will be his debut season in the MotoAmerica Series. Jacobsen has over 30 National Amateur Championships…

Dennis Kanegae To Join MotoAmerica Team

MotoAmerica has announced that it has hired motorcycle industry stalwart Dennis Kanegae as its Director of Sponsorship, effective mid-December. Kanegae comes to MotoAmerica with over 30 years of experience in the motorcycle industry where he has served as a marketing director, advertising agency management supervisor, chief marketing officer and creative director. The native Southern Californian has expertise in digital, print,…

Beaubier and Gerloff Confirmed for 2019 Monster Energy/Yamalube/Yamaha Factory Racing Superbike Team

Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA (YMUS) recently confirmed Cameron Beaubier and Garrett Gerloff as the official Monster Energy/Yamalube/Yamaha Factory Racing Superbike Team riders for the 2019 MotoAmerica Road Racing Championship series. With renewed primary sponsorship support from Monster Energy, the team is set to return to action as a dominant force again in 2019. “The 2018 Moto America season was pivotal…

Ready, Set, Go: 2019 MotoAmerica Registration Opens

MotoAmerica has announced that registration is open for all five classes in the 2019 MotoAmerica Series, effective immediately. For the Superbike class, there will be three levels of entries – Single Entry, Superbike Season Entry and Superbike Premier Entry – with varying benefits and obligations in the different entry levels. The Superbike Premier entry provides a guaranteed pay-out of $2000…

Rick Hobbs Inducted Into Canadian Motorcycle Hall Of Fame

The following is from Yamaha… Yamaha’s Rick Hobbs, Crew Chief for Cameron Beaubier’s 2018 MotoAmerica Superbike Championship-winning Monster Energy/Yamalube/Yamaha Factory Racing YZF-R1, was inducted into the Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame during a banquet and reunion that took place in Burnaby, British Columbia on Saturday night. Hobbs’ storied career, from dealership service manager to Superbike Championship-winning guru, received accolades as…

Fresh Horses: New Steeds For The MotoAmerica Stable

There has been a lot of talk in recent years about the demise of sportbikes. Doomsayers cite everything from sales figures, to new sportbike production numbers, to a supposed dearth of new models being introduced, with the long-in-the-tooth Honda CBR600RR presented as the poster bike for the death of sportbikes. But, this fall, there has been strong evidence that, to…

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