Jackson Blackmon Breaks Twins Cup Lap Record At Road America

The following is from Robem Engineering… Jackson Blackmon, Toby Khamsouk, and Carl Price successfully debuted their Robem Engineering MotoAmerica-spec Suzuki SV650’s last weekend at the opening round of the 2020 MotoAmerica Twins Cup Championship as the series kicked off at scenic Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin. The pace was fast all weekend, as expected, and Blackmon’s charge to second…

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Team Release: Aguilar Gets On The Supersport Podium

The following is from Jason Aguilar… RiderzLaw Aguilar Racing rider Jason Aguilar began his MotoAmerica Supersport Championship campaign in fine style at the season opener at Road America, bringing his Yamaha R6 home in third place in the weekend’s second race, securing a maiden podium in the class, after starting from fourth on the grid after an impressive qualifying performance.…

Team Release: Westby Team Talks Road America

The following is from Westby Racing… On Sunday at Road America, the fate of Westby Racing’s two riders went in opposite directions. Junior Cup rider Cody Wyman improved on his seventh-place result on Saturday with a fourth-place finish on Sunday, while Superbike rider Mathew Scholtz, who was runner-up on Saturday, got caught up in a racing incident on Sunday, unfortunately…

Three Riders Double Down At Road America

It was a weekend of doubles at Road America in the opening round of the 2020 MotoAmerica Series with Richie Escalante, Kaleb De Keyrel, and Dominic Doyle winning both races in their respective classes. Escalante won for the second straight day in the Supersport class; De Keyrel doubled up on Sunday in the Twins Cup race; and Dominic Doyle barely…

Beaubier Starts Strong, Breaks Lap Record On Day One At Road America

Monster Energy Attack Performance Yamaha’s Cameron Beaubier started the 2020 MotoAmerica HONOS Superbike Series in the best possible way at Road America, the defending four-time MotoAmerica Superbike Champion leading both sessions by a comfortable margin and smashing the outright lap record on Friday afternoon. Beaubier started strongly in the morning session with his 2:12.151 putting him 1.3 seconds clear of…

Robem Engineering Twins Cup Riders Blackmon And Khamsouk Test At Roebling Road

The following is from Robem Engineering… Twins Cup racers Jackson Blackmon and Toby Khamsouk successfully tested their Robem Engineering MotoAmerica-spec Suzuki SV650’s with WERA last weekend at Roebling Road Raceway in advance of the MotoAmerica season getting underway at Road America next weekend. Blackmon and Khamsouk each ran a hot pace all weekend long, matching the south Georgia weather, as…

MotoAmerica Season Opener To Air Live On FOX Sports

While MotoAmerica’s opening round at Road America will take place without fans in attendance, May 29-31, those same fans and more will have the opportunity to watch Superbike racing as it happens with the season-opener set to be one of the first live sporting events on TV since COVID-19 brought changes to sporting schedules worldwide. MotoAmerica’s two Superbike races will…

MotoAmerica: Premier Motorcycle Road Racing Series First To Begin At Road America

MotoAmerica, the home of the AMA Superbike Series, has announced that due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the Governor of Wisconsin’s safer-at-home order being set to expire on May 26, the racing portion of the opening round of the 2020 MotoAmerica Series, May 29-31, at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, will continue, but without fans. Although Road America…

MotoAmerica Fans Ready To Attend Events

MotoAmerica fans have responded to the recent Event Attendance Questionnaire with a resounding: Let’s go racing! The questionnaire, which was made up of multiple-choice questions as well as two queries that allowed for responses, was sent out to MotoAmerica fans on April 23 to gauge their feelings regarding returning to the racetrack once shelter-in-place restrictions from COVID-19 are lifted and…

MotoAmerica Introduces Heritage Cup Vintage Program For 2020

MotoAmerica is looking for racers and/or owners of vintage motorcycles to participate in its new Heritage Cup events at Road America, WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca and Indianapolis Motor Speedway during the 2020 MotoAmerica Series. Owners/racers of 1986 and older Superbikes, as well as other racing motorcycles, two-stroke or four-stroke, GP or Production, can apply to participate by sending a rider…

The 1994 Superbike Championship: The One That Got Away

When Monster Energy/Yamalube/Yamaha Factory Racing’s Cameron Beaubier crossed the finish line at Barber Motorsports Park on the final day of the 2019 MotoAmerica EBC Brakes Superbike season, it increased Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A. (YMUS)’s all-time Superbike Championship tally to a nice, round 10 titles. For long-time YMUS Racing employees Tom Halverson and Rick Hobbs, Superbike Championship number 10 had to…

Team Releases: What They Say After Saturday At Road America

  The following is from Westby Racing… At Road America, affectionately known as “America’s National Park of Speed,” Westby Racing’s Mathew Scholtz raced to a solid fifth-place finish in MotoAmerica Superbike race one, while Junior Cup rider Sam Lochoff crossed the stripe for an eighth-place result in his race. After qualifying on the second row in Saturday morning’s wet Superpole…

Cameron Beaubier Leads Friday At Road America

Yoshimura Suzuki’s Toni Elias emerged from the Friday fray as the fastest of the EBC Brakes Superbike men, but that was before his times were disallowed from the final session for “loss of custody of the bike at the end of session.” That miscue by the current Superbike Championship points leader dropped him to third in the combined times and allowed Monster Energy/Yamalube/Yamaha…

PREVIEW: It’s Road America Time For MotoAmerica

If Cameron Beaubier’s future can match his past, then he goes into the Dunlop Championship at Road America as the hands-down favorite for victory in America’s Dairyland. After all, the three-time MotoAmerica Superbike Champion has won seven of the last 10 EBC Brakes Superbike races in Wisconsin. Beaubier’s success at Road America is eclipsed only by seven-time AMA Superbike Champion…

Supersport Rising: The Middleweight Class Is Alive And Well

It seems that the demise of middleweight motorcycle road racing has definitely been greatly exaggerated. As we head into round four of the 2019 MotoAmerica AMA/FIM North America Road Racing Championship, the entry list for the Supersport class is 32 riders strong and chock-full of talent. Along with current championship leader PJ Jacobsen, current second-place challenger Richie Escalante, 2018 championship…

It’s Selfie Time At Road America

The following is from Road America… Looking for a beautiful backdrop to capture that special memory of you and your group of friends and family during a Road America event like the upcoming fourth round of the 2019 MotoAmerica Series? Well, getting the best shot at Road America just got easier. Just in time for the 2019 race season, Road America has…

Kertscher Promoted To President And General Manager Of Road America

Road America, which will play host to a round of the MotoAmerica Series, May 31-June 2, today announced it has promoted Michael Kertscher to President and General Manager. Kertscher will replace current President and General Manager, George Bruggenthies, who will transition into a senior consulting position for Elkhart Lake’s Road America, Inc. “I am honored and humbled to accept this…

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…