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…

MotoAmerica 2019: 10 Rounds On Tap For New Season

MotoAmerica has announced its provisional calendar for the 2019 MotoAmerica Series with the 10-round championship set to continue its trend of building the race series through consistency of both location and dates while also tweaking a few things along the way, including the introduction of four two-day events in place of the traditional three-day events. “We’re happy with our schedule…

Utah Motorsports Campus Sold To Geely

The racing facility known as Utah Motorsports Campus (UMC) has changed ownership. Following a vote by the Tooele County Commissioners, Tooele County has agreed to sell Utah Motorsports Campus to Mitime Utah Investment, LLC (Mitime). Mitime is a subsidiary of the Geely Holding Group of China, a publicly-traded company on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange that is currently ranked 267…

Movin’ On Up: Dumas And Ventura Climb The Ladder

It’s well known that one of the specific missions of the MotoAmerica AMA/FIM North American Road Racing Championship is to introduce young men and women to the sport of motorcycle road racing. The pathway starts in Liqui Moly Junior Cup, where MotoAmerica nourishes the young apprentices, cultivates their skills and racecraft, and helps advance them through the various MotoAmerica classes,…

John Ethell Knows The Way

John Ethell knows his way around a motorcycle, he knows his way around a motorcycle road racing paddock, and he also knows his way around motorcycle road racers. For Ethell, the colloquialism “been there, done that” is an apt description of his career, and it’s precisely why JD Beach recruited Ethell to be his crew chief on this year’s one-rider…

The Cameron Beaubier Conundrum

  I love the word conundrum. I love typing it, saying it and, in the shower, I even love singing it. With a cloud of steam fogging up the bathroom and the mirror on the medicine cabinet completely obscured, I pretend I’m Eddie Vedder and belt out “co-NUN-drummmm!” with all the gusto that Vedder sang “Evenflow.” Three syllables are powerful.…

Fans, Industry And Suzuki Give Roger Hayden A Special Goodbye

The following is from Suzuki… On the closing day of the AIMExpo in Las Vegas, Suzuki Motor of America, Inc. (SMAI), road racing fans, motorcycle enthusiasts, factory riders, and industry leaders came together on “Suzuki Sunday” to celebrate the 20 year road racing career of Roger Hayden, the Yoshimura Suzuki Factory Racing standout and former AMA Supersport Champion. Hayden, who…

2018 MotoAmerica Night Of Champions Hits Las Vegas

MotoAmerica, its champions, teams, sponsors, fans and the motorcycle industry celebrated the 2018 MotoAmerica season on Thursday evening during a festive Night of Champions at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino. Motul Superbike Champion Cameron Beaubier, Supersport Champion JD Beach, Liqui Moly Junior Cup Champion Alex Dumas, Stock 1000 Champion Andrew Lee and Twins Cup Champion Chris Parrish, as well…

The American Motorcyclist Association and MotoAmerica Announce Extension

The American Motorcyclist Association and MotoAmerica announced this evening at the MotoAmerica Night of Champions that they have signed a Letter of Intent for the North American series to remain the home of the AMA Superbike Championship through the 2029 season. “Our first four years of MotoAmerica have been pretty amazing,” said MotoAmerica President Wayne Rainey. “And much of our…

Jeff Nasi Joins MotoAmerica Team

MotoAmerica has announced that it has hired industry veteran Jeff Nasi as its Senior Vice President of Marketing and Sales, effective immediately. Nasi comes to MotoAmerica with an extensive background in enthusiast marketing, advertising, content and events, after spending 20-plus years in automotive/motorcycling media. “Jeff strongly believes in client advocacy and his reputation in the industry reflects it,” said MotoAmerica…

Vegas, Baby: MotoAmerica’s Night Of Champions Set For Las Vegas

MotoAmerica, and its racers, teams and fans, will celebrate the exhilarating 2018 season of racing with its annual Night of Champions awards ceremony on October 11 on the world-famous Las Vegas strip. The ceremony will be held in conjunction with AIMExpo, America’s premier motorcycle show, at the Mandalay Bay. The 2018 MotoAmerica Champions, their teams, and the riders who challenged…

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