Throwback Thursday: Long Live The Homologation Specials

When a motorcycle road racing organization, like AMA road racing and its current form MotoAmerica, requires that the motorcycles competing in the series be production-based streetbikes that have been adapted for closed-course competition, the motorcycle manufacturers sometimes produce a limited run of high-spec units for public sale so that they can legally be raced. Such motorcycles are commonly called “Homologation Specials.”…

Off Track Podcast: Scott Russell

A three-time AMA 750 Supersport Champion, 1992 AMA Superbike Champion, 1993 World Superbike Champion, two-time 500cc Grand Prix podium finisher, Suzuka 8 Hour winner…oh, and five-time Daytona 200 winner, Scott Russell had a hell of a career. Now a competitive cyclist, the Screaming Chief is this week’s guest on Off Track With Carruthers And Bice where the 2005 AMA Motorcycle…

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…

Suzuki Set For Restructure

The following is from Suzuki Motor of America… Executing a comprehensive plan to build a strong foundation for the future, Suzuki Motor of America, Inc. has announced it will restructure its operations in the United States. This new direction will reorganize the Suzuki Motorcycle/ATV and Marine Divisions into two separate companies set to begin operations on April 1, 2021. This…

Cam Petersen Is Hot

2020 MotoAmerica Stock 1000 Champion Cameron Petersen is hot stuff. And, with all due respect to Petersen’s fiancée Nina, we’re talking about his attractiveness strictly as a motorcycle road racer. What a difference a year makes. No doubt, Petersen’s skills on a motorcycle have improved even more in the past 365 days, but the 26-year-old’s job prospects this off-season are…

The Teams Talk Laguna Seca

The following is from Suzuki… Suzuki Motor of America, Inc., and Team Hammer closed out a memorable 2020 MotoAmerica AMA/FIM North American Road Racing season in just about the most epic way imaginable at Laguna Seca, scoring wins and podiums up and down the order. The weekend served as the farewell performance for 2017 MotoAmerica Superbike champion Toni Elias with…

Suzuki Says, “Thank You Toni Elias”

The following is from Suzuki Motor of America, Inc… Suzuki Motor of America, Inc., bids a fond farewell to Toni Elias, as the two will conclude their extraordinarily successful five-year partnership at the end of the 2020 season. Elias took the American championship by storm in 2016, winning the first three races of his MotoAmerica Suzuki career on the then…

Heritage Cup Round Three: It’s All About Air Cooling And Hot Laps

After two exhibition rounds of the 2020 MotoAmerica Heritage Cup, which took place at Road America 2 in June and Indianapolis Motor Speedway the weekend before last, it gets real at the GEICO Motorcycle MotoAmerica Speedfest at Monterey this weekend at WeatherTech Raceway Lagina Seca. Round three of the Heritage Cup will feature riders from the California Superbike Racing Association…

Escalante Crowned At Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Richie Escalante became the first Mexican to win an AMA National Road Racing Championship when he wrapped up the 2020 MotoAmerica Supersport Championship on Sunday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway after another perfect weekend on his HONOS Kawasaki. The victory was his 13th of a near-perfect season for the 25-year-old. “I’m really happy, especially this year when start the year I…

What The Teams Said: Indy Saturday Edition

The following is from Westby Racing… After a very solid Friday of practice and qualifying at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Westby Racing’s Mathew Scholtz was injured in a crash during Saturday’s Superbike race one, while Mathew’s teammate Cody Wyman nearly had a podium finish in Junior Cup race one to conclude what was a tumultuous day for the team. Mathew was…

Petersen, Landers Crowned At Indy

Two more MotoAmerica Championships were decided at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on a cloudy Saturday with Cameron Petersen earning the Stock 1000 crown while Rocco Landers wrapped up his second championship of the 2020 season in Twins Cup. Petersen won his title with a second-place finish to Travis Wyman in Stock 1000 with Landers taking his title via his eighth win…

Indy Website Featuring Beaubier And Elias… And More

The Indianapolis Motor Speedway website (https://www.indianapolismotorspeedway.com) is featuring several stories on the MotoAmerica Series this week. Thus far, Curt Cavin has penned two pieces – one with Cameron Beaubier and the other with Toni Elias. Read the stories at: https://www.indianapolismotorspeedway.com/news-multimedia/news/2020/10/08/beaubier-almost-perfect-in-motoamerica-superbike-season-for-the-ages and… https://www.indianapolismotorspeedway.com/news-multimedia/news/2020/10/07/spanish-motogp-veteran-elias-finds-friendly-home-in-us-motoamerica?startrow=5

MotoAmerica At Indy: Where Are They Now?

What a difference half a decade makes…or does it? With just one week to go before the start of MotoAmerica Superbikes at The Brickyard, it’s interesting to take note of what’s different, or not so different, in 2020 compared with 2015. In 2015, Monster Energy/Graves/Yamaha’s Cameron Beaubier earned the pole position in Superbike on a sunny Friday afternoon at The…

Superbike Unlimited To Give It Another Go With Andrew Lee At Indy

Two-time Stock 1000 Champion Andrew Lee’s debut in the HONOS Superbike Series aboard a Superbike Unlimited Franklin Armory Racing Kawasaki ZX-10RR at Barber Motorsports Park was thwarted by a couple of technical issues, which caused SBU owner Freddy Carswell to withdraw the motorcycle from competition after Friday’s two Qualifying Practice sessions. While Carswell packed up and left the track, Lee…

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