Kelly Over Escalante, Scott Over Gloddy On Day One At WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca

There are two things that seem to be predictable in the 2021 MotoAmerica Series: Sean Dylan Kelly and Richie Escalante will battle in every Supersport race and Tyler Scott And Ben Gloddy will do likewise in the SportbikeTrackGear.com Junior Cup. It was no different today at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca. Supersport: Kelly Wins Another Battle One thing that has been…

Who Will Be Master Of The Middleweights?

Supersport was, without a doubt, the most consistently compelling, must-see championship of the 2020 MotoAmerica season. In virtually every one of the 18 middleweight-class races held last year, the action was breathtaking and the display of talent and racecraft was world-class. In the end, it was HONOS Kawasaki rider Richie Escalante who took the championship, and he did so by…

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…

Two-Wheel Tuesday Spotlight: #54 HONOS Kawasaki ZX-6R Supersport

First introduced in this iteration back in 2013, the Kawasaki ZX-6R features a long-stroke 636cc engine that delivers more power in the low to midrange compared with most of the other 600-class engines. And yet, despite this displacement advantage, it took the combination of Graves Motorsports engineering and development plus rider Richie Escalante to transform the bike into a MotoAmerica…

Super 8: More Kawasaki’s For MotoAmerica Speedfest

Prior to round eight of the 2020 MotoAmerica Championship at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, we talked about the fact that MESA37 Racing’s Stefano Mesa and Hayden Schultz Racing’s Hayden Schultz were entered to compete at The Brickyard in Supersport aboard Kawasaki ZX-6R motorcycles. For Mesa and Schultz, they raced in Supersport in addition to their regular race classes, Stock 1000 and…

Escalante Crowned At Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Richie Escalante became the first Mexican to win an AMA National Road Racing Championship when he wrapped up the 2020 MotoAmerica Supersport Championship on Sunday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway after another perfect weekend on his HONOS Kawasaki. The victory was his 13th of a near-perfect season for the 25-year-old. “I’m really happy, especially this year when start the year I…

More Kaw Bell For Indy

In what could be considered a tangible example of the age-old phrase, “imitation is the sincerest form of flattery,” Supersport Championship points leader Richie Escalante won’t be the only Kawasaki ZX-6R rider competing at Indianapolis Motor Speedway next weekend. Escalante and his HONOS Kawasaki will be joined on the grid by three more 636cc green machines ridden by FSI Racing’s…

The Big Three Win Again At Barber

The three riders who have dominated the four support classes of late – Cam Petersen, Rocco Landers (Liqui Moly Junior Cup and Twins Cup) and Richie Escalante – did so again on an overcast day at Barber Motorsports Park on Saturday with those three winning the Stock 1000, Liqui Moly Junior Cup, Twins Cup and Supersport classes, respectively. Stock 1000…

Rider Sanctioned For Sunday’s Supersport Melee

Altus Motorsports rider Jaret Nassaney was assessed two penalty points for “riding in an irresponsible manner, causing contact and a subsequent crash of yourself or another rider” for the incident in turn one at Ridge Motorsports Park in Supersport race one on Sunday, August 30. The incident took both Nassaney and championship points leader Richie Escalante out of the race.…

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