Jake Gagne: Beaubier Is Definitely Trying

Monster Energy Attack Performance Yamaha’s Jake Gagne was asked on Sunday at the Ridge Motorsports Park to explain just how difficult it is right now to be racing against the best Cameron Beaubier we’ve ever seen. “Yeah, it’s tough,” commented Gagne. “Like you said, Cam’s (Beaubier) the guy to beat. When you watch the races I know a lot of…

Injured Fong Hoping For More At NJMP

M4 ECSTAR Suzuki’s Bobby Fong is hopeful that his injured left hand/wrist will benefit from the 11 days off the motorcycle after the Californian turned in two strong performances at the Ridge Motorsports Park this past weekend. “Hopefully, it will be better,” Fong said on Sunday in Washington. “I’m just going to baby this thing. I’ve been doing a lot…

Riders Stand By Decision To Use Chicane On First Lap

Despite a multi-rider crash in the new chicane on the opening lap of the HONOS Superbike race at the Ridge Motorsports Park on Saturday, four-time MotoAmerica Superbike Champion and Saturday’s race winner Cameron Beaubier and third-place finisher Bobby Fong weren’t reversing their opinion of the riders’ suggestion to MotoAmerica that the chicane be used on the opening lap. “I do,”…

Beaubier Wins His Eighth

In three of his four championship-winning seasons, Monster Energy Attack Performance Yamaha’s Cameron Beaubier won eight races. Today, in just the ninth race of the season, Beaubier won his eighth HONOS Superbike race, this one coming in the MotoAmerica debut event at the Ridge Motorsports Park. The four-time and defending MotoAmerica Superbike Champion led from start to finish to win…

Cody Wyman Out At The Ridge

The following is from Westby Racing… Westby Racing’s Junior Cup rider, Cody Wyman, had a tough start to his weekend at Ridge Motorsports Park. Cody, who rides the team’s #34 Yamaha YZF-R3, unfortunately suffered a tipover during Thursday’s Official Dunlop MotoAmerica Test and bumped his head. He was thoroughly checked for a concussion by MotoAmerica’s medical staff, and the results were…

Who Else But Beaubier On Opening Day At The Ridge?

Monster Energy Attack Performance Yamaha’s Cameron Beaubier continued his 2020 HONOS Superbike season domination today in the opening qualifying session at the Ridge Motorsports Park, the championship points leader lapping at 1:40.358 to best the rest by over a second. Beaubier’s best came on the 14th lap and it was 1.029 seconds quicker than Westby Racing’s Mathew Scholtz, the South…

Wyman’s Tough Day

Kyle Wyman’s weekend at the Ridge Motorsports Park got off to a rough start this morning when the KWR Ducati rider crashed in the first session of the official MotoAmerica Dunlop test and totally destroyed his Ducati Panigale V4 R. Wyman’s crew was busy at work on Thursday, preparing what will be a basically stock Ducati for Wyman to race…

Lorenzo Zanetti’s MotoAmerica Debut

Lorenzo Zanetti had his first taste of the Ridge Motorsports Park during Thursday’s Official Dunlop MotoAmerica Test, the Italian filling in for the injured PJ Jacobsen on the Celtic HSBK Ducati Panigale V4 R in this weekend’s Komatsu MotoAmerica Superbikes at the Ridge event – round five of the 2020 MotoAmerica Series. Zanetti lapped at a best of 1:46.215 in…

30 Years Ago Today: Wayne Rainey Is Crowned

Thirty years ago today, MotoAmerica President and three-time 500cc World Champion Wayne Rainey could have taken the cautious approach. After all, he only needed to finish third in any of the final three races to earn the first of his three 500cc World Championships. But that’s not the Rainey way. Instead, he took the lead from Rothmans Honda’s Wayne Gardner…

Biggest Superbike Field Of The Year For The Ridge

Led by four-time MotoAmerica Superbike Champion and 2020 championship points leader Cameron Beaubier, the biggest HONOS Superbike class of the season will do battle this coming weekend at the Ridge Motorsports Park in Shelton, Washington. Twenty six entries will take to the track on Friday for practice and the first round of qualifying with the two HONOS Superbike races scheduled…

Off Track Podcast: Dominic Doyle

Dominic Doyle is one of the rising stars in the MotoAmerica Series, the young South African riding his BARTCON Kawasaki Ninja 400 to three straight Liqui Moly Junior Cup wins to start his 2020 season. Doyle is second in the series point standings heading to the Ridge Motorsports Park next weekend where he hopes to gain ground on series rival…

Changes At The AMA: Pelletier Now Director Of Racing

The following is from the AMA… The American Motorcyclist Association has promoted Mike Pelletier to director of racing from his role as AMA Supercross manager, effective immediately. In his new role, Pelletier will manage the AMA’s domestic amateur and professional competition operations, and will continue to oversee the AMA’s responsibilities for the AMA Supercross Championship. Pelletier grew up racing motocross…

Off Track Podcast: Carruthers And Bice

Paul Carruthers and Sean Bice go it alone in this week’s Off Track With Carruthers And Bice podcast after two hectic weekends of back-to-back MotoAmerica rounds at Road Atlanta and Pittsburgh International Race Complex. Not that they need much to get them going, but there was plenty to chat about and the pair bring it all out in this, their…

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…

Team Releases #2: PittRace

The following is from Hayden Schultz Racing… After a weekend that presented many challenges, Hayden Schultz was able to continue his run of podium finishes in Twins Cup competition at Pittsburgh International Race Complex. Coming into a weekend with no previous experience at the circuit, Schultz would have to learn the track quickly. After a promising start, Hayden would find…

Beaubier Hits The Century Mark In Style

Four-time MotoAmerica Superbike Champion Cameron Beaubier celebrated his 100th AMA Superbike race on Sunday at the Pittsburgh International Race Complex by doing what he’d done 44 times previously. He won. Beaubier moved up to the AMA Superbike Championship in 2014, a season after he won the Daytona Sportbike Championship with an almost perfect 12 of 13 race wins. Ironically, the…

Team Releases Number 1: PittRace

The following is from Yamaha… Monster Energy Attack Performance Yamaha Racing’s Cameron Beaubier capped off a perfect weekend at Pittsburgh International Race Complex with a win in race two to further strengthen his title defense in the MotoAmerica Superbike Championship. His teammate Jake Gagne held onto a third-place finish to give the team a sixth-double podium of the season.   Beaubier…