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…

Team Releases From MotoAmerica At NJMP

The following is from Travis Wyman Racing… The Travis Wyman Racing BMW team is still coming to grips with its latest-generation BMW S 1000 RR, but you wouldn’t know it by looking at the results sheet. Though the team encountered more troubles with its motorcycle’s engine during the Sept. 11-13 MotoAmerica Superbikes at New Jersey event, rider Travis Wyman still found a…

Team Releases Number 1: PittRace

The following is from Yamaha… Monster Energy Attack Performance Yamaha Racing’s Cameron Beaubier capped off a perfect weekend at Pittsburgh International Race Complex with a win in race two to further strengthen his title defense in the MotoAmerica Superbike Championship. His teammate Jake Gagne held onto a third-place finish to give the team a sixth-double podium of the season.   Beaubier…

MotoAmerica PittRace Support Class Preview: No One Is Perfect, But Escalante Is Close

Richie Escalante and Cameron Beaubier now have two things in common: Neither are perfect, but both are in control. Just like Beaubier in the HONOS Superbike class, Escalante has won five of the six Supersport races held in the 2020 MotoAmerica Series. And while Beaubier controls the Superbike title chase with a 19-point lead and in seemingly unbeatable form, Escalante…

Kelly Puts A Stop To Escalante’s Perfection

HONOS Kawasaki’s Richie Escalante rolled into Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta riding the high of winning four straight Supersport races, but M4 ECSTAR Suzuki’s Sean Dylan Kelly put an end to Escalante’s perfect Supersport season with a thrilling victory on a hot Saturday in Georgia. With Escalante finishing second to Kelly it means that no one in the 2020 MotoAmerica Series…

Weather And Tires: Getting It Right

In motorcycle road racing, riders often have to deal with a lot of different weather situations, and in turn, a lot of variations in the condition of the track surface. This was definitely the case last week at the MotoAmerica Official Dunlop Preseason Test. Changeable skies created three distinctly different track conditions: fully dry, fully wet, and damp/drying. So, when…

Team Hammer Responds To Sanction

The following is from Team Hammer… Team Hammer, Inc. accepts and supports MotoAmerica’s decision to penalize Pat Kelly, the father of Team Hammer contracted rider Sean Dylan Kelly, for throwing a partially-filled, 16-ounce plastic water bottle at rider Hayden Gillim following Supersport Race Two at New Jersey Motorsports Park (NJMP). There is no excuse for anybody hitting a rider with…

A Saturday In Pittsburgh: What The Teams Say

The following is from Attack Performance Estenson Racing… Attack Performance Estenson Racing’s JD Beach overcame adversity at the Pittsburgh International Race Complex to score another top 10-finish in MotoAmerica Superbike race one on Saturday, August 24.   Beach got off to a decent start from the seventh spot on the grid and advanced to fourth after an incident between two riders…

Two-Wheel Tuesday Spotlight: #40 M4 ECSTAR Suzuki GSX-R600 Supersport

When Sean Dylan Kelly showed up at the 2018 post-season test on the Monday following the final MotoAmerica round at Barber Motorsports Park last September, he climbed aboard one of Team Hammer’s Suzuki GSX-R600 Supersport bikes and immediately raised some eyebrows with his competitive laptimes. Renowned as a discoverer and cultivator of motorcycle road racing talent, Team Hammer proceeded to…

More From VIR… The Teams Say

The following is from Team Hammer… Team Hammer closed out the MotoAmerica AMA/FIM North American Road Racing weekend at Virginia International Raceway by logging three-top five finishes, including a podium result on Sunday. Sean Dylan Kelly, age 16, continued to impress in his first visit to VIR, bouncing back from his Saturday disappointment by extending his amazing Supersport rookie streak…

Fong, Kelly Podium For Team Hammer

The following is from Team Hammer… Team Hammer came out swinging as the 2019 MotoAmerica AMA/FIM North American Road Racing season got underway on Saturday at Road Atlanta. The new-look Team M4 ECSTAR Suzuki Supersport duo of Bobby Fong and Sean Dylan Kelly continued to show enormous potential as a pairing, backing up a double podium performance in last month’s…