Two-Wheel Tuesday Spotlight: #95 Attack Performance Estenson Racing YZF-R1 Superbike

Exuding unmatched craftsmanship from every angle, Attack Performance owner Richard Stanboli’s Yamaha Superbike is a rolling testament to his talents as an engineer, fabricator, and visionary. Featuring a bespoke swingarm CNC-milled from billet aluminum, the bike’s centerpiece is a unique fuel tank that makes up part of the seat unit and positions the fuel pump as low in the chassis…

Monterey Memories: The Legacy Of Laguna Seca

Ask any of the riders in the MotoAmerica Series which race they’d want to win if they had to name just one, and chances are the response would be the same: Laguna Seca. Or, more accurately, WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca. WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca has a history that runs deep, most notably when it comes to motorcycle racing. And with…

Thursdays With Vitto: Conversations About Motorcycle Electronics Part One: An Electronics Primer

Vittorio Bolognesi was born in Reggio Emilia near Bologna, Italy, as his surname suggests. Marconi, the electrical engineer who is credited with inventing radio, is also from the same region. Ironically, as a young boy, Vitto, besides enjoying the freedom of riding motorcycles, became interested in video games, computers, and electronics. A kid playing video games: sounds like a familiar…

Paddock Innovations: Scholtz Is Pumped About His Bike’s Thumb Brake, But Not In His Arm

In a “Paddock Innovations” story that we posted last year right after the Utah round of the Championship, we reported that a couple of the EBC Brakes Superbike teams were experimenting with the use of a left-hand-operated mechanism to apply the rear brake. The Monster Energy/Yamalube/Yamaha Factory Racing team installed a rear brake lever on the left clip-on of Cameron…

Elias Takes Race One At UMC

Yoshimura Suzuki’s Toni Elias lost a boatload of points when he crashed out of race two at Road America two weeks ago, but he almost made all of those back up today with a thrilling victory in race one of the Championship of Utah at the Utah Motorsports Campus. In a race that featured as many as eight riders in…

MotoAmerica Changes Qualifying Procedure For UMC Round

MotoAmerica has announced a slightly different qualifying procedure for the EBC Brakes Superbike, Supersport and Liqui Moly Junior Cup classes for this coming weekend’s Championship of Utah at the Utah Motorsports Campus, June 15-16. Due to the time constrictions of the two-day schedule, Superpole has been eliminated for the UMC round and grid positions for the EBC Brakes Superbike class…

Weir Everywhere Racing Adds New Sponsor: Eric Bostrom’s Backmate!

The following is from Weir Everywhere Racing… Three-time pro road racing class champion Eric Bostrom has joined the Weir Everywhere Racing BMW family of sponsors to promote his proven Backmate product line. The 1997 AMA SuperTwins, 1998 AMA Formula Xtreme and 2001 AMA SuperSport class champion Bostrom partnered with his friend and aerospace engineer Dustin Bouch to develop the Backmate…

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…

Toni Elias Wins Race One At Road America

Yoshimura Suzuki’s Toni Elias won his third race of the season today in the Championship at Road America, the fourth round of the 10-round MotoAmerica EBC Brakes Superbike Championship held in changing conditions in Wisconsin. Elias came out on top of a battle that featured as many as seven riders at times and whittled down to four riders by the…

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…

What The Teams Say, Pre-Road America

The following is from Westby Racing… Round four of the 2019 MotoAmerica AMA/FIM North American Road Racing Championship starts this Friday at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, and riders Mathew Scholtz and Sam Lochoff, along with the entire Westby Racing team, are looking forward to stretching their legs on the longest race course on the MotoAmerica schedule. “We’ve had…

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…

Ford Motor Company On Board With MotoAmerica

MotoAmerica is proud to announce that the Ford Motor Company is joining the 2019 MotoAmerica Series as a sponsorship partner and will be bringing its display of Ford vehicles to three events, beginning with the Dunlop Championship at Road America, May 31-June 2. In addition to bringing its display to Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, Ford will also be showing its vehicles…

Two-Wheel Tuesday Spotlight: #1 Monster Energy/Yamalube/Yamaha Factory Racing YZF-R1 Superbike

Beginning as a Yamaha production motorcycle, the 2019 Monster Energy/Yamalube/Yamaha Factory Racing YZF-R1 Superbike retains standard OEM pistons, rods, and valves per MotoAmerica Superbike regulations, while camshaft profiles, cylinder head decking, and porting are open for modification. The bike features a sophisticated Magneti Marelli MLE electronics system that enables precise adjustment of the fuel and spark maps, performance strategies, and…

Suzuki’s Fourth Annual Fun Day

The following is from Suzuki… On Wednesday, May 22nd, Suzuki Motor of America, Inc. (SMAI) hosted the JGRMX/Yoshimura/Suzuki Factory Racing, Yoshimura/Suzuki Factory Racing, H.E.P. Motorsports, M4 ECSTAR Suzuki, Bar X Motorsports, and the Suzuki Factory/Regional Elite amateur team for its 4th Annual Fun Day at Suzuki’s headquarters in Brea, California. Suzuki employees and riders came together to celebrate their strong…

Eurosport UK To Air MotoAmerica Races

MotoAmerica has announced that Eurosport UK will start airing the “MotoAmerica Rewind,” the one-hour show that highlights the 2019 EBC Brakes Superbike Series, beginning on Saturday, May 25, with airings of rounds one and two from Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta and Circuit of The Americas, respectively, followed by round three on Sunday, May 26, from VIRginia International Raceway. “It’s great…

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