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…

The Twins Cup Conundrum

MotoAmerica’s Twins Cup class is at a crossroads. Originally conceived as a way to showcase club racers from around the country by putting them on MotoAmerica’s national stage and aboard the same lightweight, twin-cylinder motorcycles that they race as weekend warriors, Twins Cup has evolved more than any other race class in the MotoAmerica Series. That’s what happens when humans…

He Said, He Said: Team Releases From Barber

The following is from KWR… Kyle Wyman came home with two top-ten finishes this past weekend at Barber Motorsports Park in a trying weekend, posting 7th and 10th places in races one and two, respectively. The KATO Fastening/KWR Ducati Team maintained 6th in series standings with points scoring finishes in both Superbike races.  The weekend started off strong with the…

The Big Three Win Again At Barber

The three riders who have dominated the four support classes of late – Cam Petersen, Rocco Landers (Liqui Moly Junior Cup and Twins Cup) and Richie Escalante – did so again on an overcast day at Barber Motorsports Park on Saturday with those three winning the Stock 1000, Liqui Moly Junior Cup, Twins Cup and Supersport classes, respectively. Stock 1000…

Pre-Barber News And Notes: A History Lesson

Barber Motorsports Park News and Notes… Since 2017, Barber Motorsports Park has played host to the MotoAmerica season finale. That won’t be the case this year as COVID-19 forced schedule changes that pushed both the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca rounds to the end of the season. Barber is now the seventh round with Indy and Laguna…

Team Releases From MotoAmerica At NJMP

The following is from Travis Wyman Racing… The Travis Wyman Racing BMW team is still coming to grips with its latest-generation BMW S 1000 RR, but you wouldn’t know it by looking at the results sheet. Though the team encountered more troubles with its motorcycle’s engine during the Sept. 11-13 MotoAmerica Superbikes at New Jersey event, rider Travis Wyman still found a…

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…

Injured Fong Hoping For More At NJMP

M4 ECSTAR Suzuki’s Bobby Fong is hopeful that his injured left hand/wrist will benefit from the 11 days off the motorcycle after the Californian turned in two strong performances at the Ridge Motorsports Park this past weekend. “Hopefully, it will be better,” Fong said on Sunday in Washington. “I’m just going to baby this thing. I’ve been doing a lot…

In The Wake Of The Chicane: The Aftermath

Most of the riders involved in the pile-up in the chicane at the beginning of Superbike race one on Saturday at Ridge Motorsports Park were unhurt. One rider who didn’t emerge unscathed, however, was M4 ECSTAR Suzuki Superbike rider Alex Dumas. The ever-likeable Canadian unfortunately fractured a bone in his right elbow, and he will be unable to ride in…

Three MotoAmerica HONOS Superbike Races Slated For Indy And Laguna Seca Rounds

MotoAmerica has announced that it is replacing the two HONOS Superbike races that were lost due to the cancellation of the Circuit of the Americas round with additional Superbike races at the Superbikes At The Brickyard and GEICO Superbike Speedfest At Monterey events. The final two rounds of the series at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, October 9-11, and WeatherTech Raceway Laguna…

Handlebar Memoirs: Tales Of Loose Clip-Ons

When the right clip-on came loose on Josh Herrin’s Scheibe Racing BMW S 1000 RR Superbike on the final lap of Saturday’s HONOS Superbike race one at Pittsburgh International Race Complex, a lot of fans were surprised by what transpired and wondered how something like that could ever happen on a racebike. We checked into it and discovered that the…

Team Releases #2: PittRace

The following is from Hayden Schultz Racing… After a weekend that presented many challenges, Hayden Schultz was able to continue his run of podium finishes in Twins Cup competition at Pittsburgh International Race Complex. Coming into a weekend with no previous experience at the circuit, Schultz would have to learn the track quickly. After a promising start, Hayden would find…

Team Releases Number 1: PittRace

The following is from Yamaha… Monster Energy Attack Performance Yamaha Racing’s Cameron Beaubier capped off a perfect weekend at Pittsburgh International Race Complex with a win in race two to further strengthen his title defense in the MotoAmerica Superbike Championship. His teammate Jake Gagne held onto a third-place finish to give the team a sixth-double podium of the season.   Beaubier…

MotoAmerica PittRace Support Class Preview: No One Is Perfect, But Escalante Is Close

Richie Escalante and Cameron Beaubier now have two things in common: Neither are perfect, but both are in control. Just like Beaubier in the HONOS Superbike class, Escalante has won five of the six Supersport races held in the 2020 MotoAmerica Series. And while Beaubier controls the Superbike title chase with a 19-point lead and in seemingly unbeatable form, Escalante…

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