Off Track Podcast: Sam Lochoff

If Sam Lochoff wasn’t the surprise of the 2021 MotoAmerica Series, we’re not sure who was. The young South African came into the Supersport class fresh off finishing third in the SportbikeTrackGear.com Junior Cup Championship where he had landed on the podium 13 times. But he didn’t win. So who knew that Lochoff would be the revelation of the Supersport…

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Supersport Next Generation: Boldly Going Where No 600cc Sportbike Has Gone Before

It’s been well-documented that the Supersport race class has been in flux, globally, for the past couple of years. Despite the fact that the Supersport class has produced some of the most exciting races in the MotoAmerica Series over the past several years–from Garrett Gerloff’s, Valentin Debise’s, JD Beach’s, and Hayden Gillim’s epic battles of a few years ago, to…

Ventura Highway Goes East

California rider Cory Ventura, who has become somewhat of a WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca specialist in MotoAmerica’s Supersport class over the past couple of years, will take his talents east next weekend where he will compete in Twins Cup aboard an Aprilia RS 660. He will be a teammate of Anthony Mazziotto on the Veloce Racing team. Ventura is a…

Blackall Racing Featured In VFW Magazine Cover Story

Blackall Racing, the husband-and-wife-led Supersport team that features rider Tony Blackall and crew chief Janet Blackall, made the cover of the of the August issue of VFW Magazine, which is the official publication of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, and has been the voice of the overseas war veteran for more than a century. The magazine has a circulation of more than…

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,…

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…

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