Off Track Podcast: Sam Lochoff

If Sam Lochoff wasn’t the surprise of the 2021 MotoAmerica Series, we’re not sure who was. The young South African came into the Supersport class fresh off finishing third in the SportbikeTrackGear.com Junior Cup Championship where he had landed on the podium 13 times. But he didn’t win. So who knew that Lochoff would be the revelation of the Supersport…

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Off Track Podcast: Jon Cornwell

Jon Cornwell has been around the block – as a top-notch flat tracker and road racer, a suspension tech, and a crew chief – and all that experience paid dividends for the Fresh N’ Lean Attack Performance Yamaha team this year as the Canadian helped guide Jake Gagne to the 2021 MotoAmerica Superbike Championship with an incredible 17 wins in…

Off Track Podcast: Benjamin Smith

Benjamin Smith is one of the originals in the “Brat Pack” of 14- and 15-year-olds who ruled the roost in the early days of the MotoAmerica KTM RC Cup, and he was crowned as the class champion in 2017. From there, Smith didn’t mess around and went straight to the big-boy class of Supersport where he methodically worked his way…

Off Track Podcast: Rocco Landers

Three-time MotoAmerica Champion Rocco Landers is nearing the end of his rookie season of MotoAmerica Supersport racing with the 2019/2020 SportbikeTrackGear.com Junior Cup and 2020 Twins Cup Champion sitting just seven points out of third in the championship. We caught up with the youngster to talk about life in the “big boy” class of Supersport racing as well as family…

Off Track Podcast: Sean Dylan Kelly

For at least another week, we can call Sean Dylan Kelly “Mr. Perfect” and that’s not because of his perfectly coiffed hair or his bulging triceps. He’s “Mr. Perfect” right now because he won the opening two races of the 2021 MotoAmerica Supersport Series at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta a few weeks ago. We caught up to Kelly this week…

Off Track Podcast: Jake Gagne

Believe it or not, going into the 2021 season, Jake Gagne had never won a HONOS Superbike race. But that all changed last weekend when the former MotoAmerica Superstock 1000 Champion went out and got the monkey off his back in the series opener in Georgia. After earning pole position with a new lap record at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta,…

Off Track Podcast: Josh Herrin

As the 2021 HONOS Superbike Championship begins at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta, our intrepid podcasters Paul and Sean checked in with Fresh N’ Lean Attack Performance Yamaha rider Josh Herrin on this episode of Off Track With Carruthers And Bice. Herrin regaled the boys with tales about his career, insights about his training program, and his prediction on how many…

Off Track Podcast: Xavier Zayat

Despite being a consistent top-five finisher in last year’s MotoAmerica Supersport Championship, Xavier “The X-Man” Zayat came close to not having a ride for 2021. That situation has been remedied, at least for the opening round at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta, and Zayat is optimistic that he will be able to finish the season. Zayat has been a MotoAmerica regular…

Off Track Podcast: Loris Baz

Loris Baz has raced all over the world in nearly every road racing championship since 2008, and he’s still only 28 years old. Baz will add the 2021 MotoAmerica Superbike Championship to his resume when the Frenchman makes his debut at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta in the opening round. Armed with a Warhorse HSBK Racing Ducati New York Panigale V4…

Off Track Podcast: Frankie Garcia

Frankie Garcia is sort of a Swiss Army Knife of a racer. He’s capable of many jobs when it comes to racing motorcycles. Last year, Garcia rode a Roland Sands Design Indian to third place in the inaugural MotoAmerica King of the Baggers event at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca. He enjoyed the experience and Sands and Indian were happy enough…

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…

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: Mathew Scholtz

Mathew Scholtz was having a hell of a season on his Westby Racing Yamaha YZF-R1. Right up until the point when he wasn’t. It all went horribly wrong at Indianapolis Motor Speedway when Scholtz and Cameron Beaubier crashed and Beaubier’s bike struck Scholtz’ leg. The result was surgery, the end of the South African’s season, and a lot of off-season…

Off Track Podcast: Garrett Gerloff

Not many can say they are living their best life in 2020, but Garrett Gerloff most certainly is. The Texan ended up 11th in the championship in his debut season of World Superbike racing, scoring three podiums near the end of the season – including a second-place finish in Portugal. If that wasn’t enough, Gerloff got the call to go…

Off Track Podcast: Cameron Petersen

Cameron Petersen had quite a season in the 2020 MotoAmerica Series, winning eight Stock 1000 races en route to taking his first MotoAmerica Championship. If that wasn’t enough, he also got engaged to his long-time girlfriend, Nina, in the days leading up to the Road America round. Now he finds himself as hot property for a MotoAmerica Superbike ride in…

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: Dominic Doyle

Dominic Doyle is one of the rising stars in the MotoAmerica Series, the young South African riding his BARTCON Kawasaki Ninja 400 to three straight Liqui Moly Junior Cup wins to start his 2020 season. Doyle is second in the series point standings heading to the Ridge Motorsports Park next weekend where he hopes to gain ground on series rival…

Off Track Podcast: Carruthers And Bice

Paul Carruthers and Sean Bice go it alone in this week’s Off Track With Carruthers And Bice podcast after two hectic weekends of back-to-back MotoAmerica rounds at Road Atlanta and Pittsburgh International Race Complex. Not that they need much to get them going, but there was plenty to chat about and the pair bring it all out in this, their…

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: Carruthers And Bice

Guests? We don’t need no stinkin’ guests. Paul Carruthers and Sean Bice go it alone in this week’s Off Track Podcast with the duo breaking down all that happened in the Great State of Wisconsin in round two of the MotoAmerica Series from Road America. Listen to Off Track with Carruthers and Bice on your favorite podcast platform: http://bit.ly/MotoAmericaOffTrack

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…

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