Beaubier Starts Strong, Breaks Lap Record On Day One At Road America

Monster Energy Attack Performance Yamaha’s Cameron Beaubier started the 2020 MotoAmerica HONOS Superbike Series in the best possible way at Road America, the defending four-time MotoAmerica Superbike Champion leading both sessions by a comfortable margin and smashing the outright lap record on Friday afternoon. Beaubier started strongly in the morning session with his 2:12.151 putting him 1.3 seconds clear of…

M4 ECSTAR Suzuki Previews The 2020 MotoAmerica Season

M4 ECSTAR Suzuki is excited to finally kick-off the delayed 2020 MotoAmerica Season next weekend at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin. Toni Elias will spearhead Suzuki’s new premier Superbike team alongside teammate and 2019 MotoAmerica Supersport Champion Bobby Fong aboard their Suzuki GSX-R1000s. Suzuki GSX-R600 riders Sean Dylan Kelly and Lucas Silva will contest the Supersport class while 2019 MotoAmerica Twins…

Of Handshakes And Champagne Showers

On the way to the racetrack about 15 years ago, I had a conversation with my then-10-year-old son in preparation for his very first visit to an AMA road racing paddock. While seated in the passenger seat of my truck, he clutched a small, spiral-bound notebook—which would become his keepsake for the riders’ autographs—and he attentively listened to my pontifications.…

Weather And Tires: Getting It Right

In motorcycle road racing, riders often have to deal with a lot of different weather situations, and in turn, a lot of variations in the condition of the track surface. This was definitely the case last week at the MotoAmerica Official Dunlop Preseason Test. Changeable skies created three distinctly different track conditions: fully dry, fully wet, and damp/drying. So, when…

Cameron Beaubier Ends Barber Dunlop Test On Top

Bad weather again led to less track time for the teams taking part in the MotoAmerica Dunlop Preseason Test at Barber Motorsports Park, but Mother Nature cooperated in the afternoon of day two with cloudy skies and a dry racetrack. And the riders responded with quicker laps as four-time MotoAmerica Superbike Champion Cameron Beaubier knocked yesterday’s fast man Toni Elias…

MotoAmerica Honors Its Champions At Gala

MotoAmerica honored its five 2019 MotoAmerica Champions and those who pushed them the hardest on Monday night, September 23, at a gala event in downtown Birmingham, Alabama, a day after the battles had been won and lost at Barber Motorsports Park. The list of champions from 2019 is impressive: Twins Cup Champion Alex Dumas, Stock 1000 Champion Andrew Lee, Liqui…

Beaubier Crowned In MotoAmerica Finale

What seemed like the improbable just three days ago turned into reality for Cameron Beaubier on a sunny Sunday in Alabama, the Monster Energy/Yamalube/Yamaha Factory Racing rider winning a fourth MotoAmerica Superbike crown by five points over his rival Toni Elias with a sweep of the two EBC Superbike races at Barber Motorsports Park. Beaubier did everything he needed to…

The Teams Chat About Sunday At NJMP

The following is from Andrew Lee Racing… Andrew Lee achieved the goal he set himself at the start of the 2019 MotoAmerica Superstock Championship – becoming double National Champion, a feat he managed in style, leading the race at New Jersey to wrap up the title with another stunning victory. Starting from the Pole, Lee was never headed, taking the…

Gerloff Takes Race One At PittRace

Garrett Gerloff is most definitely on a roll, the Texan riding his Monster Energy/Yamalube/Yamaha Factory Racing YZF-R1 to his third victory in the last five races with the latest one coming on Saturday in the Championship of Pittsburgh at Pittsburgh International Race Complex. Gerloff came out on top of a race-long battle in the first of two EBC Brakes Superbike…

Garrett Gerloff Leads Day One At PittRace

Garrett Gerloff continues to hold the hot hand in the 2019 MotoAmerica EBC Brakes Superbike Series, the Monster Energy/Yamalube/Yamaha Factory-backed Texan leading the way on opening day in the Championship of Pittsburgh at the Pittsburgh International Race Complex. Gerloff, who has won two of the last four races and finished second in the other two, was fast in both sessions…

The Spanish-American War 2.0

Going into turn seven at Sonoma Raceway on the third lap in race two a few weeks ago, Toni Elias led the 2019 EBC Brakes Superbike Championship by a healthy 59 points. Milliseconds later, Elias was sliding across the tarmac watching and praying his Yoshimura Suzuki GSX-R1000 stayed intact. It didn’t. When the Spaniard got to the bike, he found…

Sonoma Wrap-Up: What The Teams Say

The following is from Celtic HSBK Racing… Celtic HSBK Racing had a successful weekend with Rider PJ Jacobsen at the MotoAmerica Cycle Gear Championship of Sonoma. Landing on the box twice and finishing the weekend on the top step the team walks away ready for their next round in Pittsburgh. It was a two day event making for a fast…

Beaubier Bounces Back, Elias Crashes Out In Sonoma

Today’s race in the Cycle Gear Championship of Sonoma is further proof that it truly ain’t over till it’s over. With most series observers, including Cameron Beaubier, thinking the 2019 MotoAmerica EBC Brake Superbike Championship was a foregone conclusion after Beaubier crashed out of Saturday’s race and championship leader Toni Elias won, suddenly it wasn’t. That’s because Elias crashed out…