Off Track Podcast: Richie Escalante

Richie Escalante had an incredible season in 2020, the Mexico City resident dominating the MotoAmerica Supersport Championship with 13 victories on his HONOS-backed Kawasaki. And it doesn’t look like success has gone to Escalante’s head as he showed up at this week’s Dunlop Preseason Test in shape and very, very fast as he led all eight of the Supersport sessions…

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Off Track Podcast: Toby Khamsouk

A MotoAmerica racer since 2017 in the KTM RC Cup, Toby Khamsouk and his family are fixtures in the MotoAmerica paddock. The 18-year-old Khamsouk had his best season to date in 2020, with the Californian’s debut year in the Twins Cup Series a resounding success. Khamsouk rode his Robem Engineering Suzuki to fifth in the championship – just one point…

Off Track Podcast: Jake Zemke

2008 AMA Formula Xtreme Champion and a five-time AMA Superbike race winner, Jake Zemke had a stellar racing career that lasted for some 18 seasons. And the always-smiling Zemke is still in the MotoAmerica paddock as the manager of several current racers and the manager, rider coach and confidant of five-time MotoAmerica Superbike Champion Cameron Beaubier. We caught up with…

Off Track Podcast: Michael Martin

In this special video edition of Off Track, Paul Carruthers and Sean Bice talk with veteran road racer and current MotoAmerica Rider Representative Michael Martin, who made a successful career out of racing ultra-fast Team Hammer Suzukis in the WERA Endurance Series and also in Formula USA. Martin is a man of many words, and we caught a few of…

Off Track Podcast: Roger Hayden

Former Suzuki Factory Superbike rider Roger Hayden had a graceful retirement from racing, but the youngest of the three Hayden brothers is still very much involved in the sport not only as a riding coach but also as a color commentator on MotoAmerica’s broadcast team. Carruthers and Bice talked with Rog about a variety of subjects, and it also happened…

Off Track Podcast: Jason Madama

Jason Madama has been a MotoAmerica Twins Cup fixture since the class started 2018. His 2020 season got off to a good start with a podium finish in the very first race of the year at Road America and the Coloradan heads to Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta in a few weeks sitting third in the series point standings behind Kaleb…

Off Track Podcast: Bobby Fong

Bobby Fong has won 16 MotoAmerica races across three classes but none were bigger than his first career HONOS Superbike victory a few weeks ago at Road America. In taking victory on his M4 ECSTAR Suzuki, Fong became the 59th rider to win an AMA Superbike race and he did so in what was MotoAmerica’s 100th Superbike race. We caught…

Off Track Podcast: Brandon Cretu

Next weekend, June 26-28, MotoAmerica will hold its second race of the season at Road America and part of that second round will be the debut of the MotoAmerica Mini Cup by Motul Series. As the importer of Ohvale motorcycles, the bikes used in the Mini Cup by Motul, former racer Brandon Cretu is the co-owner of Rise Moto and…

Off Track Podcast: Tryg Westby

Tryg Westby is the epitome of cool. The owner of Westby Racing, which features Mathew Scholtz in the MotoAmerica HONOS Superbike class and Cody Wyman in the Liqui Moly Junior Cup class, can be seen at every MotoAmerica race and he’s usually on a motorcycle of some sort. Westby is a former racer, the proud father of the late Dane…

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…

Off Track Podcast: Jake Lewis

He’s baaaack! Just when it looked as though Jake Lewis was out of a ride and would spend the season sitting at home, he got the call from Steve Scheibe to come to Road America and ride the second Scheibe Racing BMW S 1000 RR in the opening two rounds of the 2020 MotoAmerica HONAS Superbike Series. And here we…

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…

Off Track Podcast: Chatting With Jason Pridmore

Jason Pridmore is one of the voices of MotoAmerica, the former racer sharing the booth with Greg White for FOX Sports 2’s live coverage of the Superbike Series. However, the term former racer doesn’t really do Pridmore justice. After all, the Californian won two AMA Championships and two World Endurance Championships during his career. In addition to using his extensive…

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…

Off Track Podcast: Roger Hayden

Roger Hayden is retired but he’s far from being a stranger to the MotoAmerica paddock. The former Supersport Champion and MotoAmerica Superbike race winner still rules the roost in Owensboro, Kentucky, as the senior member of the group of racers who ride and train together. We caught up with Hayden to give us his opinions on a wide range of…