Ventura’s Laguna Pays Off

“How bad do you want it?” It’s a phrase we hear all the time. Apparently, Cory Ventura wants it badly. In order to make his MotoAmerica debut in the Supersport class season finale at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca a few weeks ago, the 18-year-old had to put his nose to the grindstone and get it done himself. So that’s what…

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Super 8: More Kawasaki’s For MotoAmerica Speedfest

Prior to round eight of the 2020 MotoAmerica Championship at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, we talked about the fact that MESA37 Racing’s Stefano Mesa and Hayden Schultz Racing’s Hayden Schultz were entered to compete at The Brickyard in Supersport aboard Kawasaki ZX-6R motorcycles. For Mesa and Schultz, they raced in Supersport in addition to their regular race classes, Stock 1000 and…

Indiana Lamkin And The Temple Of Speed

Supersport rider Nolan Lamkin, who competes aboard the #52 Cycle Gear Racing Yamaha, was born and raised in Indianapolis. So, while this weekend’s Superbikes at The Brickyard event is going to be special for all the riders and teams, it is obviously going to be extra-special for Lamkin. We checked in with him and asked him a few questions: As…

More Kaw Bell For Indy

In what could be considered a tangible example of the age-old phrase, “imitation is the sincerest form of flattery,” Supersport Championship points leader Richie Escalante won’t be the only Kawasaki ZX-6R rider competing at Indianapolis Motor Speedway next weekend. Escalante and his HONOS Kawasaki will be joined on the grid by three more 636cc green machines ridden by FSI Racing’s…

Sometimes, It Takes More Than Two To Tango

Tango Racing is in full force at round seven of the 2020 MotoAmerica Championship. The Argentina-based road racing team is fielding a total of four riders, and the livery on the team’s bikes is unmistakable, with logos depicting two dancers in a quintessential tango-esque pose. The four-rider team includes Roberto Hernan Medina from Buenos Aires, who is racing in Supersport…

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…

New Winners In Round Two At Road America

If nothing else, Sunday at Road America proved one thing: No one’s perfect. Well, okay, Richie Escalante still is. HONOS Racing’s Escalante won his fourth MotoAmerica Supersport race in a row on a sunny Sunday in Wisconsin, but he was the only one of the undefeated riders going into day two at Road America that came out unscathed. Dominic Doyle,…

Team Release: Aguilar Gets On The Supersport Podium

The following is from Jason Aguilar… RiderzLaw Aguilar Racing rider Jason Aguilar began his MotoAmerica Supersport Championship campaign in fine style at the season opener at Road America, bringing his Yamaha R6 home in third place in the weekend’s second race, securing a maiden podium in the class, after starting from fourth on the grid after an impressive qualifying performance.…

Three Riders Double Down At Road America

It was a weekend of doubles at Road America in the opening round of the 2020 MotoAmerica Series with Richie Escalante, Kaleb De Keyrel, and Dominic Doyle winning both races in their respective classes. Escalante won for the second straight day in the Supersport class; De Keyrel doubled up on Sunday in the Twins Cup race; and Dominic Doyle barely…

Celtic HSBK Racing Signs Brandon Paasch For MotoAmerica Supersport Championship

The following is from Celtic HSBK Racing… Celtic HSBK Racing has announced that they will be fielding a third rider in the 2020 MotoAmerica Championship. The team had the fastest Yamaha YZF-R6 in last year’s Supersport Championship, finishing second in season points. With unfinished business in the Supersport class, the team looks to bring home the Championship with Brandon Paasch.…

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…

Two-Wheel Tuesday Spotlight: #69 RiCKdiculous Racing Yamaha YZF-R6 Supersport

Bristling with components sourced from Graves Motorsports, the #69 RiCKdiculous Racing R6 is the product of Chuck Graves’ and company’s more than two decades of research and development work on Yamaha middleweight machines. Aboard the R6, and with recently retired crew chief Robert Ward by his side, Hayden Gillim notched five race wins and nine podium finishes in MotoAmerica Supersport…

The Friday 5: Five Questions With Supersport Rider Bryce Prince

Bryce Prince won the 2016 MotoAmerica Superstock 600 Championship aboard a Riders Discount Tuned Racing Yamaha. In 2017, he moved up to Superstock 1000 and raced a Yamaha for Hudson Motorcycles/Helmet Sounds.com before returning to middleweight machinery in 2018 where he competed in the Supersport class aboard a RiderzLaw Racing/KWR Yamaha. This past season, Prince returned to Tuned Racing, reuniting…

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…