MotoAmerica And The Art Of Crashing

The old adage is that if you ain’t crashin’, then you ain’t tryin’. If that’s the case than those racing in the MotoAmerica Series in 2019 didn’t try hard enough. Much to the chagrin of bodywork manufacturers across the country, crashes in the 2019 MotoAmerica Series occurred less often than in 2018 with riders across five classes hitting the deck…

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MotoAmerica Superbikes At The Brickyard Tickets On Sale Today

MotoAmerica has announced that Indianapolis Motor Speedway will begin selling tickets to MotoAmerica Superbikes at the Brickyard event today, November 1. The event, round eight of the 2020 MotoAmerica Series, will be held August 21-23 at the Speedway. Tickets to the MotoAmerica Superbikes at the Brickyard event will be discounted starting on November 1 but will increase in price up…

MotoAmerica Honors Its Champions At Gala

MotoAmerica honored its five 2019 MotoAmerica Champions and those who pushed them the hardest on Monday night, September 23, at a gala event in downtown Birmingham, Alabama, a day after the battles had been won and lost at Barber Motorsports Park. The list of champions from 2019 is impressive: Twins Cup Champion Alex Dumas, Stock 1000 Champion Andrew Lee, Liqui…

MotoAmerica Renews Deal With NBC Sports Network

MotoAmerica has announced that it has renewed its agreement with NBC Sports Network (NBCSN) with the network again slated to air the popular one-hour “Inside MotoAmerica” shows for the 2020 MotoAmerica Series. NBCSN, NBC Sports Group’s dedicated 24/7 linear sports network, will air 11 of the “Inside MotoAmerica” shows with each show being re-aired for a total of 22 hours…

Off Track Podcast: The Boss Men Speaketh

You can’t spell “KRAVE” without the “R” and the “V,” and in this week’s episode of Off Track, Carruthers and Bice talk with Wayne Rainey and Richard Varner, two members of the KRAVE Group, which launched MotoAmerica five years ago. The new schedule, two new racetracks, and the lots of other MotoAmerica topics are discussed, so be sure to check…

The Spanish-American War 2.0

Going into turn seven at Sonoma Raceway on the third lap in race two a few weeks ago, Toni Elias led the 2019 EBC Brakes Superbike Championship by a healthy 59 points. Milliseconds later, Elias was sliding across the tarmac watching and praying his Yoshimura Suzuki GSX-R1000 stayed intact. It didn’t. When the Spaniard got to the bike, he found…

Saturday At Sonoma: What The Teams Say

The following is from Westby Racing… On a track that’s yielded good and not-so-good results for Mathew Scholtz, Saturday’s MotoAmerica Superbike race at Sonoma Raceway definitely falls under the “good” column for the Westby Racing rider as he finished third for his third podium result of a somewhat difficult season. Starting from the inside of the second row for the…

Competition Werkes Set To Partner With MotoAmerica

MotoAmerica is proud to announce that Competition Werkes, a premier builder of aftermarket exhausts, is now a sponsorship partner of the 2019 MotoAmerica Series. Established in 1984 as the original manufacturer of rear fender eliminators for motorcycles, the Sutherlin, Oregon-based company has a complete line of American-made, hand-welded exhausts for most modern sportbikes. Competition Werkes is also a sponsor of…

Two-Wheel Tuesday Spotlight: #74 Tuned Racing Yamaha YZF-R6 Supersport

Mike Pond’s Tuned Racing team has been racing Yamaha motorcycles since 2011, and his bikes have always been among the best-looking and best-built machines in the AMA/MotoAmerica paddock. Tuned Racing won the 2016 MotoAmerica Superstock 600 Championship with Bryce Prince as the team’s rider, and this year, Prince and his Tuned Racing Yamaha YZF-R6 are currently ranked sixth in the…

Honos On Board As MotoAmerica Sponsorship Partner

MotoAmerica is proud to announce motorsports clothing and gear company Honos as a sponsorship partner of the 2019 MotoAmerica Series, effective immediately. Honos is a motorsports-inspired clothing and gear company that sponsors the likes of 2017 MotoAmerica Superbike Champion Toni Elias, 2018 MotoAmerica Stock 1000 Champion Andrew Lee, Carlos Garcia and Jorge Ehrenstein. “I first started seeing the Honos brand…

Jacob Stroud Set For Rest Of MotoAmerica Season

The following is from Quarterley Racing… Quarterley Racing On Track Development is proud to host Jacob Stroud, eldest son of well-known international racer Andrew Stroud, for the remaining rounds of the 2019 MotoAmerica series beginning at Sonoma Raceway in August. Jacob will be riding with teammates Dallas Daniels, Jamie Astudillo, Teagg Hobbs and Ben Gloddy in the Liqui Moly Junior Cup series aboard a Dale Quarterley-prepared Kawasaki Ninja 400. Jacob is looking forward to matching his skills against the top…

Thursdays With Vitto: Conversations About Motorcycle Electronics Part Two: Electronics And The Mind Of The Rider

As we mentioned in Part One of “Thursdays with Vitto,” data engineer Vittorio Bolognesi has worked with many different riders in GP, World Superbike, and AMA/MotoAmerica, including Troy Corser, John Kocinski, Mike Hale, Doug Chandler, Scott Russell, Anthony Gobert, Eric and Ben Bostrom, Josh Hayes, Josh Herrin, Cameron Beaubier, and Garrett Gerloff. He understands as well as anyone how to…

In Tires We Trust: Laying It On The Race Line

Last year at New Jersey Motorsports Park, I was given the opportunity to enjoy the Dunlop M4 Suzuki Two-Seater Experience, and the single most eyebrow-raising discovery of that experience was how fast Chris Ulrich was able to go through the corners, how far he was able to lean, and how amazingly well those Dunlop tires maintained grip. I’ve been a…

Elias Takes Race One At UMC

Yoshimura Suzuki’s Toni Elias lost a boatload of points when he crashed out of race two at Road America two weeks ago, but he almost made all of those back up today with a thrilling victory in race one of the Championship of Utah at the Utah Motorsports Campus. In a race that featured as many as eight riders in…

MotoAmerica Changes Qualifying Procedure For UMC Round

MotoAmerica has announced a slightly different qualifying procedure for the EBC Brakes Superbike, Supersport and Liqui Moly Junior Cup classes for this coming weekend’s Championship of Utah at the Utah Motorsports Campus, June 15-16. Due to the time constrictions of the two-day schedule, Superpole has been eliminated for the UMC round and grid positions for the EBC Brakes Superbike class…

Weir Everywhere Racing Adds New Sponsor: Eric Bostrom’s Backmate!

The following is from Weir Everywhere Racing… Three-time pro road racing class champion Eric Bostrom has joined the Weir Everywhere Racing BMW family of sponsors to promote his proven Backmate product line. The 1997 AMA SuperTwins, 1998 AMA Formula Xtreme and 2001 AMA SuperSport class champion Bostrom partnered with his friend and aerospace engineer Dustin Bouch to develop the Backmate…