Crashing: We All Fall Down

Motorcycles tip over and fall down. Maybe it’s something to do with the fact that they have two wheels, but it happens. Racing motorcycles also fall over. Even with the best riders in the world riding them. Last year, MotoAmerica racers crashed 389 times over the course of nine race weekends (not counting the MotoAmerica round at Circuit of The…

The Silence Of The Supersports: Are 600s Going The Way Of The Dinosaurs?

For the past three decades, the American Motorcyclist Association has sanctioned a class of professional motorcycle racing that features 600cc sportbikes. The 600 Supersport class debuted in 1987, and the very first race was held on March 6, 1987, at Daytona International Speedway. Doug Polen won the race aboard a Honda Hurricane 600. It was early days for “race-replica” 600cc…

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…

Beaubier and Gerloff Confirmed for 2019 Monster Energy/Yamalube/Yamaha Factory Racing Superbike Team

Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA (YMUS) recently confirmed Cameron Beaubier and Garrett Gerloff as the official Monster Energy/Yamalube/Yamaha Factory Racing Superbike Team riders for the 2019 MotoAmerica Road Racing Championship series. With renewed primary sponsorship support from Monster Energy, the team is set to return to action as a dominant force again in 2019. “The 2018 Moto America season was pivotal…

Rick Hobbs Inducted Into Canadian Motorcycle Hall Of Fame

The following is from Yamaha… Yamaha’s Rick Hobbs, Crew Chief for Cameron Beaubier’s 2018 MotoAmerica Superbike Championship-winning Monster Energy/Yamalube/Yamaha Factory Racing YZF-R1, was inducted into the Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame during a banquet and reunion that took place in Burnaby, British Columbia on Saturday night. Hobbs’ storied career, from dealership service manager to Superbike Championship-winning guru, received accolades as…

MotoAmerica 2019: 10 Rounds On Tap For New Season

MotoAmerica has announced its provisional calendar for the 2019 MotoAmerica Series with the 10-round championship set to continue its trend of building the race series through consistency of both location and dates while also tweaking a few things along the way, including the introduction of four two-day events in place of the traditional three-day events. “We’re happy with our schedule…

Utah Motorsports Campus Sold To Geely

The racing facility known as Utah Motorsports Campus (UMC) has changed ownership. Following a vote by the Tooele County Commissioners, Tooele County has agreed to sell Utah Motorsports Campus to Mitime Utah Investment, LLC (Mitime). Mitime is a subsidiary of the Geely Holding Group of China, a publicly-traded company on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange that is currently ranked 267…

The Cameron Beaubier Conundrum

  I love the word conundrum. I love typing it, saying it and, in the shower, I even love singing it. With a cloud of steam fogging up the bathroom and the mirror on the medicine cabinet completely obscured, I pretend I’m Eddie Vedder and belt out “co-NUN-drummmm!” with all the gusto that Vedder sang “Evenflow.” Three syllables are powerful.…

Fans, Industry And Suzuki Give Roger Hayden A Special Goodbye

The following is from Suzuki… On the closing day of the AIMExpo in Las Vegas, Suzuki Motor of America, Inc. (SMAI), road racing fans, motorcycle enthusiasts, factory riders, and industry leaders came together on “Suzuki Sunday” to celebrate the 20 year road racing career of Roger Hayden, the Yoshimura Suzuki Factory Racing standout and former AMA Supersport Champion. Hayden, who…

Viewing Options Available For MotoAmerica Fans

MotoAmerica is fully aware of the difficulties fans are facing with local cable and/or satellite providers not currently offering beIN SPORTS due to the broadcast company’s ongoing negotiations with its distributors. However, there are options available for fans to continue to watch the series live. “We understand our fans’ frustrations,” said MotoAmerica President Wayne Rainey. “We know that beIN is…

Honda Generators Keep MotoAmerica Running

It’s not an exaggeration to say that MotoAmerica couldn’t run safe and entertaining events if it weren’t for the 30 Honda generators that are used virtually non-stop during a race weekend at the MotoAmerica Series races. The 30 Honda generators (ranging from 1000-watt to 3000-watt units) run not only on-track necessities like the inflatable safety barriers (AirFence) that protect racers…

Watch The Twins Cup Race From Pittsburgh

In case you missed yesterday’s Facebook Live coverage of our Twins Cup race from Pittsburgh International Race Complex, here it is. Sit back, relax and enjoy your Sunday morning with some racing. https://www.facebook.com/MotoAmerica/videos/1272457249561102/?fb_dtsg_ag=AdyzCCmCGI0AYN_h93GiRdBKwbKeJNtH2LTuiyospybRNw%3AAdw-3d3XtC6H89iurtZCxea62cDayTxNatYqzD5NXUw84g

Beach, Beaubier Lead The Way Into Pittsburgh Round

It’s highly likely based on results from the previous seven rounds that the first of the five MotoAmerica Champions will be crowned this weekend in the Championship of Pittsburgh at the Pittsburgh International Race Complex. That rider is JD Beach. Monster Energy/Y.E.S./Graves Yamaha’s Beach has a 100-point lead on Rickdiculous Racing’s Hayden Gillim with three rounds (six races) to go…

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