Beyond Two Wheels: Another Side Of Roger Hayden

When your last name is “Hayden” and you’re from Owensboro, Kentucky, motorcycles are embedded in your DNA. And, when you’re not racing on asphalt or dirt, you’re most likely riding motorcycles for training or fun. The fact is, motorcycles have defined Yoshimura Suzuki Factory Racing Superbike rider Roger Hayden almost since birth. Most people know that Roger Hayden spends quite…

Cameron Beaubier Stays Perfect In Monterey

Cameron Beaubier completely turned the tables on his competition for the 2018 MotoAmerica Motul Superbike Championship in the last two rounds, the Monster Energy/Yamalube/Yamaha Factory Racing rider going from 32 points behind in the points chase to 29 ahead in the span of two rounds and four races Beaubier completed his perfect weekend in the MotoAmerica Championship of Monterey on…

Before You Sip Champagne At Laguna Seca, You’ve Got To Twist The Corkscrew

WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca is an 11-turn, 2.238-mile road course on California’s Monterey Peninsula, and the track is a favorite of racers and fans worldwide. Three-time 500cc Grand Prix World Champion and two-time AMA Superbike Champion Wayne Rainey won a grand total of six races at WeatherTech Laguna Seca, including the 1983 AMA Superbike race on a Kawasaki, the 1984…

Cycle Gear Backs KWR Team For Weathertech Raceway Laguna Seca Event

Kyle Wyman Racing has announced a partnership with Cycle Gear, a national network of motorcycle gear and accessories retail stores, as title sponsor for the MotoAmerica Championship at Weathertech Raceway Laguna Seca this coming weekend. Kyle Wyman will ride the #33 Cycle Gear/KWR Yamaha YZF-R1 Superbike, while Bryce Prince competes on his #74 Cycle Gear/KWR Yamaha YZF-R6 in the Supersport category. Cycle…

Beaubier Leads The Way To Monterey For Round Five

Two points. After four rounds and eight races in the 2018 MotoAmerica Motul Superbike Championship, just two points separate two-time MotoAmerica Superbike Champion Cameron Beaubier from defending series champion Toni Elias. That’s right. Two measly points. And now the battle heads to WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca for this weekend’s Championship of Monterey in Northern California with all the ingredients in…

The Deuce Is Wild: #2 Goes For Four As Josh Herrin Pulls Double Duty Next Weekend

When Attack Performance/Herrin Compound Superbike rider Josh Herrin competes at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca next weekend, he’ll join a special group of motorcycle road racers who have competed as Wild Card entrants at World Superbike races held in the U.S. Herrin joins an elite list of legends that includes MotoAmerica race director Doug Chandler and rider representative Thomas Stevens, Scott…

Where It All Began 45 Years Ago: Superbike Racing At The Dry Lagoon

Next month marks the 45th anniversary of something that is especially near and dear to the hearts of everyone at MotoAmerica: Superbike racing… and it all started at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca on July 28, 1973. In those days, when America’s motorcycle road racing circuits were dominated by Yamaha TA, TD, TR, and TZ purpose-built production two-stroke racers, Southern California…

Run What Ya Brung: Twins Cup & Stock 1000 Are “The People’s Race Classes”

One of the missions of MotoAmerica Twins Cup and Stock 1000 – two brand-new race classes for 2018 – is to attract road racers who aren’t, or haven’t recently, been regulars in MotoAmerica. We’ve already documented the success that Ghetto Customs/Suzuki rider Chris Parrish and Weir Everywhere Racing/BMW rider Travis Wyman have already had in Twins Cup and Stock 1000,…

Road America Wrap-Up: What The Teams Have To Say

The following is from Yamaha… It was a near-perfect weekend at Road America for Monster Energy/Yamalube/Yamaha Factory Racing’s Cameron Beaubier, who came away from Round 4 of the MotoAmerica AMA/FIM North American Road Racing Championship with a double-victory in the Superbike class and a two-point lead in the championship standings. Meanwhile, Monster Energy/Yamaha Extended Service/Graves/Yamaha Racing’s JD Beach notched his…

Beaubier Does The Double At Road America

Monster Energy/Yamalube/Yamaha Factory Racing’s Cameron Beaubier came into the Dunlop Championship at Road America winless, 35 points behind Yoshimura Suzuki’s Toni Elias. And desperate. He leaves Wisconsin with pole position, two Motul Superbike wins, a two-point lead in the championship and feeling pretty good about things. With his double win combined with Elias’ crash on Saturday and fourth-place finish on…

The Sweet Spot: Striking A Balance In Junior Cup

Since the beginning of the MotoAmerica era of motorcycle road racing, the series has had an entry-level race class, the purpose of which has been to develop younger riders into future Superbike riders and, for the best of the best, World Champions. Initially, MotoAmerica’s entry-level race class was a spec series, with all the riders aboard the same brand and…

Beaubier Breaks Through At Road America

In a race that ranked among the best in series history, Cameron Beaubier beat Josh Herrin by just .002 of a second in the Dunlop Championship at Road America after a dramatic last lap that saw Motul Superbike Championship points leader Toni Elias crash out of the race with just a handful of corners to go. Those three fought for…

The Teams Preview Round Four At Road America

The following is from Kyle Wyman Racing… The KWR team heads into round four of the MotoAmerica Championship this weekend at Road America, in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin. Print supplier Excelsus Solutions will title sponsor KWR as Kyle Wyman continues his assault on the 2018 Superbike series. Wyman will ride the #33 Excelsus Print Solutions/KWR Yamaha YZF-R1 and sits sixth in…

Hobnobbing With Hobbs: A Canadian Hall Of Famer At Home In MotoAmerica

The Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame recently announced their induction class of 2018 and among the eight legends and champions who will be honored on November 17 at the Delta Hotels Burnaby Conference Centre in Burnaby, British Columbia, are two people who are also well-documented in the annals of American professional motorcycle road racing. Rick Hobbs, who is two-time MotoAmerica…

The Geaux Sheaux: Flinders To The Max

                            If you spend some time talking with Thrashed Bike Racing’s Max Flinders – and, by the way, you should spend some time talking with him because he’s one of the nicest riders in the MotoAmerica paddock – you’ll detect something unusual about his accent. He currently…

MotoAmerica Announces Wells Fargo Manufacturers Cup

MotoAmerica has announced the Wells Fargo Manufacturers Cup, a championship within a championship to distinguish the most successful overall manufacturer in the 2018 MotoAmerica Series. Manufacturers in the series will earn points based on its top finishing position in each class. The points will be added up during the season and at season’s end the manufacturer with the most points…

Russell Masecar Drops An R-BoM On MotoAmerica Twins Cup Racing

Local and regional motorcycle road racing have always been the lifeblood of AMA-sanctioned professional road racing in the U.S., and when the MotoAmerica Twins Cup class was first conceived, hopes and expectations were that riders from WERA (West-Eastern Roadracing Association), AFM (American Federation of Motorcyclists), ASRA (American Sportbike Racing Association), CCS (Championship Cup Series), and other organizations would join the…

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