Slipping The Surly Bonds Of Earth: Madama, Apgar, and Lillegard Have Their Heads In The Clouds

Motorcycle road racers are daredevils by design. The straight-line speed, railing through the turns, and the lightness of being are almost akin to flying. That’s why it’s no surprise that a lot of pilots—even members of the Navy’s Blue Angels and Air Force’s Thunderbirds—also ride motorcycles. Recently, three members of the MotoAmerica paddock—Twins Cup riders Jason Madama and Kris Lillegard,…

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Witter To Join Hayden Schultz Racing

Dante Witter will be making his jump into the pro ranks next weekend when the third round of the MotoAmerica series makes its way to Road Atlanta. The Georgia native is teaming up with Hayden Schultz Racing to pilot a Yamaha FZ-07 in the highly competitive Twins Cup class. ‘“A chance is like a picture; it’d be nice if you…

Twins Cup: They’re Going Faster

During the five-and-a-half-year history of MotoAmerica, the phrase “they’re going faster” has been uttered many times, at most of the tracks, and in all five of the Series’ race classes. Just two rounds into the 2020 season, four-time and defending HONOS Superbike champion Cameron Beaubier broke and re-broke the outright lap record at Road America virtually every time he was…

New Winners Aplenty In MotoAmerica Season Opener

There were three new winners in the four support classes at Road America today with PJ Jacobsen, Dominic Doyle and Richie Escalante scoring victories in the Stock 1000, Liqui Moly Junior Cup and Supersport classes, respectively, in the opening round of the 2020 MotoAmerica Series. Jacobsen, a veteran of World Supersport and World Superbike and the runner-up in last year’s Supersport…

American Racing: More Than Just A Name

For Los Angeles-based real estate developer Eitan Butbul, “American Racing” is not just the name of the Moto2 racing team that he owns and manages, it is an entire philosophy. Butbul’s passion project and mission are the same as MotoAmerica’s: to develop U.S. motorcycle road racers into World Champions. We talked with Butbul and learned about him, his U.S. patriotism,…

MotoAmerica’s Five Race Classes

1. SUPERBIKE MotoAmerica’s premier race class, Superbike showcases the top road racers aboard top-of-the-line, highly modified sportbikes capable of speeds approaching 200 miles per hour. Engine Configurations: Over 750cc up to 1000cc, 4-stroke, 3- and 4-cylinder Over 850cc up to 1200cc, 4-stroke, 2-cylinder Minimum Weight: 370.5 pounds Rider Age Limit: 18-55 2. SUPERSPORT MotoAmerica’s middleweight race class, Supersport features the…

Chris Parrish To Compete In 2020 MotoAmerica Twins Cup Championship Aboard An AP MotoArts/Barnes Bros./JenSpeed Yamaha

The following is from AP MotoArts… Barnes Bros. Yamaha, located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is proud to announce that they will be joining forces with AP MotoArts in fielding rider Chris Parrish for the 2020 MotoAmerica Twins Cup Championship. Parrish, who was the 2018 MotoAmerica Twins Cup Champion, will contest the entire 2020 season aboard an AP MotoArts-prepared Yamaha MT-07 with…

Hayden Schultz Returns To MotoAmerica Series, Will Race In 2020 Twins Cup Championship

Former KTM RC 390 Cup and Supersport competitor Hayden Schultz is returning to the MotoAmerica paddock in 2020. Schultz will compete in the MotoAmerica Twins Cup championship aboard a Yamaha MT-07 prepared by Gene Burcham. After racing solely in flat track in 2019, Schultz decided to re-focus his efforts exclusively on the MotoAmerica Series for 2020. He’s had prior success…

Two-Wheel Tuesday Spotlight: #120 Team AP MotoArts Yamaha MT-07 Twins Cup

Cooper McDonald’s podium finish in the MotoAmerica Twins Cup race at Utah Motorsports Campus was one of the most genuine and joyous displays of pure motorcycle road racing-induced emotion ever seen. At the time, McDonald’s #120 Team AP MotoArts Yamaha MT-07 sported a distinctive, albeit plain-primered, livery but, by the end of the year, his Andy Palmer-prepared bike displayed vibrant…

Catching Up With Six AMA Horizon Award Winners Who Raced In MotoAmerica This Past Season

The Nicky Hayden AMA Horizon Awards are given each year to the top amateurs in three motorcycle racing disciplines: road racing, flat track racing, and motocross. The purpose of the Awards is to recognize amateur racers who demonstrate the skills and traits indicative of potential future success in professional racing. This past season, there were a total of six racers…

Two-Wheel Tuesday Spotlight: #16 Roadracing World Young Guns Suzuki SV650 Twins Cup

Categorized by Suzuki as a “standard” motorcycle, the SV650 was transformed into a MotoAmerica Twins Cup Championship-winning race bike by Team Hammer, who combined their ingenuity and past experience with race- and championship-winning twin-cylinder machines, a copious amount of top-shelf aftermarket components, and a young and very talented rider to capture the 2019 title. Rider: Alex Dumas Engine: Team Hammer-Built…