HONOS Superbike Rider Lee Jumps From Kawasaki To Suzuki

Two-time Stock 1000 Champion Andrew Lee’s debut in the HONOS Superbike Series just got even more dramatic. After going eighth-fastest overall in Friday’s combined qualifying sessions and putting himself among the nine-fastest Superbike riders to be eligible for Saturday’s Superpole, his Superbike Unlimited Franklin Armory Kawasaki was declared illegal for MotoAmerica competition. “It’s a firmware issue,” said Freddy Carswell, owner…

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Beaubier Takes His 10th Win Of The Season

Dating back to last year, Cameron Beaubier has won 13 of the last 14 MotoAmerica Superbike races. On a sunny Saturday in New Jersey, Beaubier won his 10th of the 2020 season to extend his championship lead to a yawning 79 points over his Monster Energy Attack Performance Yamaha teammate Jake Gagne. The win was also the 48th of the four-time MotoAmerica Superbike…

Beaubier Fastest On Friday At NJMP

Iffy conditions ruled the day on a damp Friday at New Jersey Motorsports Park with Monster Energy Attack Performance Yamaha’s Cameron Beaubier tip-toeing through the puddles better than the rest to lead the first day of practice and qualifying in the HONOS Superbike class. Beaubier lapped at 1:23.802 in qualifying practice two to lead M4 ECSTAR Suzuki’s Bobby Fong by a…

UPDATED Team Releases: Day One From The Ridge

The following is from Yamaha… Monster Energy Attack Performance Yamaha Racing’s Cameron Beaubier scored a flawless victory, leading from start to finish in Saturday’s MotoAmerica Superbike race one at The Ridge Motorsports Park. Teammate Jake Gagne managed a solid fourth-place finish in challenging conditions on the 2.5-mile track in Shelton, Washington. Gagne began the weekend in strong form, breaking Beaubier’s…

Wyman’s Tough Day

Kyle Wyman’s weekend at the Ridge Motorsports Park got off to a rough start this morning when the KWR Ducati rider crashed in the first session of the official MotoAmerica Dunlop test and totally destroyed his Ducati Panigale V4 R. Wyman’s crew was busy at work on Thursday, preparing what will be a basically stock Ducati for Wyman to race…

MotoAmerica’s Five Race Classes

1. SUPERBIKE MotoAmerica’s premier race class, Superbike showcases the top road racers aboard top-of-the-line, highly modified sportbikes capable of speeds approaching 200 miles per hour. Engine Configurations: Over 750cc up to 1000cc, 4-stroke, 3- and 4-cylinder Over 850cc up to 1200cc, 4-stroke, 2-cylinder Minimum Weight: 370.5 pounds Rider Age Limit: 18-55 2. SUPERSPORT MotoAmerica’s middleweight race class, Supersport features the…

Honda Introduces The CBR1000RR-R SP

The following is from Honda… Honda Motor Co. founder Soichiro Honda dreamed of competing in races around the world—and winning—with a vehicle of his own making. Driven by the same competitive spirit, and having since amassed the most premier-class Grand Prix victories of any manufacturer, Honda announced today the 2021 CBR1000RR-R Fireblade SP. An evolution of Honda’s legendary 1,000cc sportbike,…

Catching Up With Six AMA Horizon Award Winners Who Raced In MotoAmerica This Past Season

The Nicky Hayden AMA Horizon Awards are given each year to the top amateurs in three motorcycle racing disciplines: road racing, flat track racing, and motocross. The purpose of the Awards is to recognize amateur racers who demonstrate the skills and traits indicative of potential future success in professional racing. This past season, there were a total of six racers…

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…

Two-Wheel Tuesday Spotlight: #25 FLY Racing ADR Motorsports Kawasaki ZX-10R Superbike

David Anthony has been racing in the U.S. since 2007, which makes it seem a little odd to still refer to the Australian expatriate as “Aussie Dave.” A former Suzuki Superbike rider, Anthony has been campaigning a Kawasaki ZX-10R in the MotoAmerica EBC Brakes Superbike series for the past several years. Ironically, Anthony utilizes a couple of stock Suzuki components…

Two-Wheel Tuesday Spotlight: #31 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 240 electronics system that enables precise adjustment of the fuel and spark maps, performance strategies,…

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…