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…

The MotoAmerica Interview: Roger Hayden

Roger Hayden retired from MotoAmerica Superbike racing after the 2018 season, but the youngest Hayden brother is still very much involved in the Series now as a color commentator for Live+. Sean Bice and Paul Carruthers talked with him recently, and here’s how the conversation went: Sean: I almost wanted to call you an elder statesman of our sport, but…

COTA Round Of MotoAmerica Series Cancelled

With the announcement coming today from Dorna and the Circuit of The Americas that the Red Bull Grand Prix of the Americas, scheduled for November 13-15, has been cancelled, MotoAmerica is also announcing that it will not be racing at the Austin, Texas, facility in 2020. MotoAmerica, however, is working diligently on options to keep its 20-race HONOS Superbike Series…

My Greatest Yamaha Memory: Wayne Rainey

The following is from Yamaha… Description: When you think of the great Grand Prix Yamaha riders, Wayne Rainey is always amongst the first on the list. Six years in the 500cc class brought three riders’ world championships for the American, and he will forever be known as a legend of the sport. His career was tragically cut short when he…

Off Track Podcast: Kevin Schwantz

Kevin Schwantz joined Carruthers and Bice for this week’s Off Track with Carruthers and Bice. That’s right: Kevin Schwantz. As in 500cc World Champion Kevin Schwantz. The Texan talks about his racing career, his rivalry with MotoAmerica President and three-time World Champion Wayne Rainey, his favorite hobby, racing then and racing now and a lot more. Give it a listen…

American Racing: More Than Just A Name

For Los Angeles-based real estate developer Eitan Butbul, “American Racing” is not just the name of the Moto2 racing team that he owns and manages, it is an entire philosophy. Butbul’s passion project and mission are the same as MotoAmerica’s: to develop U.S. motorcycle road racers into World Champions. We talked with Butbul and learned about him, his U.S. patriotism,…

Off Track Podcast: Miguel Duhamel

How’s this for a resume? One AMA Superbike Championship, five Supersport Championships, two Formula Extreme Championships, a World Endurance Championship, a World Superbike podium, and a season in 500cc Grand Prix racing. Impressed? Meet legend Miguel Duhamel, the man who has won more AMA road races (86) than anyone in history. The French Canadian with a quick with and a…

Off Track Podcast: Ben Spies

Ben Spies won three AMA Superbike Championships in a row, went overseas and won a World Superbike Championship in his first attempt, and then, he went on to have a successful, but injury-shortened MotoGP career, winning a race in the process. Since his retirement in 2013, Spies has remained active in racing as a riding coach and just someone from…

Exclusive Video: Wayne Rainey Rides At Suzuka!

After completing a one-day test at Buttonwillow Raceway Park in California, MotoAmerica President and three-time 500cc World Champion Wayne Rainey (https://motoamerica.com/2019/11/video-wayne-rainey-rides-again/) headed to Japan where he rode a motorcycle again – this time in front of a huge crowd of Japanese race fans at the Suzuka Circuit, the site of one of his four GP victories in his final season…

DC10 Wine? Why Not

The following is from Farrow Vineyards… Farrow Vineyards and Hall of Fame racer Doug Chandler have teamed up to release a special edition “DC 10” wine to commemorate Chandler’s Hall of Fame career and support Roadracing World Action Fund. This 2015 Russian River Valley Pinot Noir is simply named Champions Red. The Label design was created by former MX factory…

MotoAmerica: Texas Here We Come!

With what can only be described as a spectacular start to the 2019 MotoAmerica Series last weekend at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta, round two is here in the form of the MotoAmerica Championship of Texas that will run in conjunction with the Red Bull Grand Prix of the Americas at the Circuit of The Americas in Austin. The weekend’s action…

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.…