The Teams Preview PittRace MotoAmerica Round

The following is from Yamaha… The 2018 MotoAmerica AMA/FIM North American Road Racing Championship advances to Round 8 this weekend, Aug. 24-26, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and the Yamaha bLU cRU road racers are ready for action. In only its second year on the MotoAmerica schedule, Pittsburgh International Race Complex’s 2.238-mile 19-turn road course has already become a favorite stop among…

Brian Drebber, 1950-2018

Longtime motorcycle race announcer Brian Drebber passed away today, August 23, from injuries sustained after a collision with a deer. Drebber was en route to the airport on his motorcycle from his home in Georgia to fly to Pittsburgh to commentate on this weekend’s MotoAmerica round at Pittsburgh International Race Complex. Drebber was 68 years old. “The entire MotoAmerica family…

Beach, Beaubier Lead The Way Into Pittsburgh Round

It’s highly likely based on results from the previous seven rounds that the first of the five MotoAmerica Champions will be crowned this weekend in the Championship of Pittsburgh at the Pittsburgh International Race Complex. That rider is JD Beach. Monster Energy/Y.E.S./Graves Yamaha’s Beach has a 100-point lead on Rickdiculous Racing’s Hayden Gillim with three rounds (six races) to go…

MotoAmerica Rider Entries Surpass Triple Digits For This Weekend’s Championship Of Pittsburgh

For the second time this season, literally hundreds of racers will take to the MotoAmerica starting grids as the Championship of Pittsburgh gets under way this weekend at Pittsburgh International Race Complex in Wampum, Pennsylvania. All told, PittRace will see a total of 112 entrants competing in MotoAmerica’s five classes, which include the Motul Superbike class, Supersport, Liqui Moly Junior…

The 80s, Baby, Return For MotoAmerica’s Pittsburgh Round

Pac-Man, Donkey Kong, Super Mario Brothers, Macintosh, the Sony Walkman, VHS, Ronald Reagan, the Yugo, recession, MTV, Michael Jackson, Duran Duran, Madonna, Chariots of Fire, Rainman, E.T., Top Gun, cable TV, HBO, the Golden Girls, the Love Boat… the mullet. Welcome back to the 1980s, MotoAmerica-style, as the Championship of Pittsburgh will feature an ‘80s theme for the eighth round…

Kawasaki To Offer Exclusive Ticket Package For MotoAmerica

MotoAmerica has announced that Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A. will offer an exclusive ticket package for the remaining 2018 MotoAmerica Series races, beginning with round eight at Pittsburgh International Race Complex, August 24-26. The new Kawasaki Corral ticket package offers customers a 15 percent discount on ticket purchases to MotoAmerica events (promo code: KAWASAKI). In addition to having the opportunity to…

Beaubier Sweeps Cycle Gear Championship Of Sonoma

Cameron Beaubier showed today that he really is unbeatable at Sonoma Raceway, the Monster Energy/Yamalube/Yamaha Factory Racing rider sweeping to his second Motul Superbike win of the Cycle Gear Championship of Sonoma and running his win streak in Northern California’s wine country to four in a row. Since MotoAmerica brought AMA Superbike racing back to Sonoma Raceway last year, Beaubier…

Genuine Broaster Chicken Honda’s Cameron Petersen Suffers Foot Injury At Sonoma Raceway

Saturday’s Motul Superbike race at Sonoma Raceway was an eventful one for Genuine Broaster Chicken Honda rider Cameron Petersen. After a solid Superpole effort that put him seventh on the grid, the South African was hoping for a top-five result in the race. Unfortunately, while negotiating the technical layout of Sonoma Raceway on lap 12 just past the halfway point…

Team Releases: Sonoma Raceway – Bring It On!

      The following is from Yamalube/Westby Racing… Round 7 of the 2018 MotoAmerica Superbike Championship gets under way this Friday at Sonoma Raceway smack-dab in the middle of California’s wine country. Mathew Scholtz and the Yamalube/Westby Racing team moved back into third place in the season points standings on the strength of their solid performance in Utah last…

The MotoAmerica Battles Continue At Sonoma Raceway

Going into last year’s two MotoAmerica Motul Superbike races at Sonoma Raceway, the average margin of victory for the previous 12 races was just 1.03 seconds. Then Cameron Beaubier went and blew that number out of the water with his crushing victories in the two races by 6.44 and 7.22 seconds, respectively. That’s how dominant the Monster Energy/Yamalube/Yamaha Factory Racing-backed…

MotoAmerica And Chive Charities To Raise Money At Sonoma

MotoAmerica has announced that it has joined forces with Chive Charities to give back to the community via a fundraising event at the Cycle Gear Championship of Sonoma at Sonoma Raceway, August 10-12. MotoAmerica will team with Chive Charities, an organization supporting first responders, veterans, special education initiatives and those with rare medical diagnoses, in an effort to reach a…

Full Throttle Ticket Packages Going Fast For Sonoma

Full Throttle tickets are going fast for the seventh round of the 2018 MotoAmerica Series, the Cycle Gear Championship of Sonoma, August 10-12, at Sonoma Raceway in Sonoma, California. So what’s a Full Throttle package? For only $119, fans get three-day general admission with paddock access, a three-day parking pass, escorted cold pit-lane access for Motul Superbike practice one and…

MotoAmerica Carnival Coming To Sonoma Raceway

MotoAmerica is set to turn Sonoma Raceway into a carnival this weekend as the Cycle Gear Championship of Sonoma invades the Northern California racetrack for round seven of the 2018 MotoAmerica Series, August 10-12, complete with all the things that make a carnival a carnival. Minus the bearded lady. Beginning on August 10 at 8 a.m., Sonoma Raceway in Northern…

Classic Superbikes Set For Sonoma Raceway

MotoAmerica, in association with the Classic Superbike Racing Association (CSRA), will take motorcycle road-racing fans back in time at the Cycle Gear Championship of Sonoma, August 10-12, with the newly formed organization, which is dedicated to the preservation of early 1980s Superbike racing, set to hold its first public race in support of the seventh round of the 2018 MotoAmerica…

Roger Hayden Announces Retirement From Racing

The following is from Suzuki… Roger Hayden, the Yoshimura Suzuki Factory Racing standout and former AMA Supersport Champion, has announced his intention of retiring from professional racing at the end of this season. Hayden, the youngest of the world-famous Hayden brothers, has been a leading racer for nearly all of his 20 seasons as a professional. Suzuki and Hayden are…

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