Blackall Racing Puts Patriotism On The Fast Track

Editor’s Note: the following story was researched and written by Matt LeVene, who is a student at Concordia University in Wisconsin and is majoring in Sport and Entertainment Business. Matt is working this summer as an intern for Road America Communications Director John Ewert. Tony and Janet Blackall are relatively new to MotoAmerica. In only their second full Supersport season,…

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It’s All Action For Road America This Weekend With MotoAmerica In Town

The four miles of Road America racetrack will definitely not be lonely this weekend as the 2021 MotoAmerica Series brings its high-speed show to Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, for round three of the nine-round championship, with a record-breaking 214 entries set to battle in America’s Dairyland. In addition to being round three of the 2021 MotoAmerica Series for HONOS Superbike, Supersport,…

Beyond The Paddock: Jaret Nassaney’s Aviation Career Reaches New Heights

Most of the riders who compete in the MotoAmerica Series also have jobs, and many of them work in the powersports industry since it complements their interest and experience with motorcycles, as well as their passion for racing. Altus Motorsports Supersport rider Jaret Nassaney’s parents George and Janette Nassaney own and operate a couple of highly successful and well-known powersports…

What The Teams Said: Saturday Edition

The following is from Westby Racing… Scholtz Strikes Gold, Wins Saturday’s Superbike Race At Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta; Roach Finishes Eighth In Junior Cup Just a little more than six months after suffering serious injuries to his right leg in a crash at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Westby Racing’s Mathew Scholtz notched the victory in Saturday’s Superbike race one at Michelin…

More than $5.3 Million Up For Grabs In 2021 MotoAmerica Purse Payouts And Contingency Support

Racers who compete in the 2021 MotoAmerica AMA/FIM North American Road Racing Series have a chance to earn more than $5.3 million in purse and contingency payouts. MotoAmerica’s cash purse—distributed across four race classes including HONOS Superbike, Supersport, Stock 1000, and Twins Cup—totals nearly $1.2 Million. In addition, HONOS Superbike Premier Entrants receive an additional guaranteed purse distribution of $2,000…

Who Will Be Master Of The Middleweights?

Supersport was, without a doubt, the most consistently compelling, must-see championship of the 2020 MotoAmerica season. In virtually every one of the 18 middleweight-class races held last year, the action was breathtaking and the display of talent and racecraft was world-class. In the end, it was HONOS Kawasaki rider Richie Escalante who took the championship, and he did so by…

Tech Talk: Build Your Own Supersport Bike

Remember when you learned about the concept of “sharing” in kindergarten? Well, Supersport rider Nolan Lamkin has never forgotten that important life lesson. He’s one of the most generous riders in the MotoAmerica paddock, in fact. Lamkin is sharing his complete build sheet for the Yamaha YZF-R6 that he will race in this year’s MotoAmerica Supersport Championship. He includes a…

Kelly, Lochoff, Farris To Team M4 ECSTAR Suzuki For 2021 MotoAmerica Series

Suzuki Motor of America, Inc. announces the return of Team Hammer as its official road racing partner for the 2021 MotoAmerica AMA/FIM North American Road Racing Series. Team Hammer will field Supersport class riders using Suzuki GSX-R600s for 2021. The team returns to the 2021 MotoAmerica series as Team M4 ECSTAR Suzuki. Riding for Team M4 ECSTAR Suzuki Supersport athletes…

Liam Grant Steps Up To Supersport for 2021

After a strong 2020 season in SportbikeTrackGear.com Junior Cup, in which he finished fifth in the championship, Grant Motors Racing’s Liam Grant is climbing the development ladder in MotoAmerica and will compete aboard a Graves Motorsports-prepared ZX-6R in the 2021 Supersport class. Seventeen-year-old Grant earned the pole position in Junior Cup at MotoAmerica’s season-concluding round at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca…

Saturday Cinema: The Turning Point

By definition, a turning point is the point of highest tension in a narrative work. It’s also the exact moment where the protagonist finally overcomes the obstacles, sees the light at the end of the tunnel, and heads toward triumph. We’ve seen it in thousands of cinematic productions, from every single Rocky movie ever made, to countless war films, to…

Altus Motorsports Announces Two Of Its Team Riders For 2021

In 2020, Oklahoma-based Altus Motorsports had their best-year ever, winning the Stock 1000 Championship with South African rider Cameron Petersen aboard their Suzuki GSX-R1000. And, as 2021 rapidly approaches, the team, which has one of the largest footprints in the entire MotoAmerica paddock, has announced two of their riders for the upcoming season. Back aboard his #59 Altus Motorsports Suzuki…

Throwback Thursday: DiSalvo’s Daytona Dominance

2004 was a breakthrough year for Jason DiSalvo at Daytona International Speedway (DIS). The former flat tracker, who also raced as a wild card in several Grand Prix World Championship events, joined Yamaha’s road racing team in 2003. DiSalvo’s sophomore season with Yamaha started off with a bang (in more ways than one) At DIS, DiSalvo (note how the acronym…

MotoAmerica Riders’ Holiday Gift Exchange 2020

Last year’s Superbike Riders’ Holiday Gift Exchange was such a big hit that we decided to spread the spirit of giving far and wide throughout the MotoAmerica paddock. And, once again, the riders generously gave each other the most thoughtful of presents. Here are some highlights: Sean Dylan Kelly & Brandon Paasch > Richie Escalante Roger Hayden > Rocco Landers…

Two-Wheel Tuesday Spotlight: #54 HONOS Kawasaki ZX-6R Supersport

First introduced in this iteration back in 2013, the Kawasaki ZX-6R features a long-stroke 636cc engine that delivers more power in the low to midrange compared with most of the other 600-class engines. And yet, despite this displacement advantage, it took the combination of Graves Motorsports engineering and development plus rider Richie Escalante to transform the bike into a MotoAmerica…

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…

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…

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