Kelly Over Escalante, Scott Over Gloddy On Day One At WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca

There are two things that seem to be predictable in the 2021 MotoAmerica Series: Sean Dylan Kelly and Richie Escalante will battle in every Supersport race and Tyler Scott And Ben Gloddy will do likewise in the SportbikeTrackGear.com Junior Cup. It was no different today at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca. Supersport: Kelly Wins Another Battle One thing that has been…

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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,…

Blackmon Set For Racing Return At VIR

The following is from Jackson Blackmon Racing… Jackson Blackmon, a 19-year-old out of Rock Hill, South Carolina, will make his return to the MotoAmerica Twins Cup Championship at VIR aboard a 2021 Yamaha MT-07 under Jackson Blackmon Racing. Unfortunately, Blackmon had a crash while testing prior to round one, which caused him to injure his arm and miss Road Atlanta. However, Jackson…

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…

Pure Attitude Racing Signs Kiwi Liam MacDonald for MotoAmerica Twins Cup

The following is from Pure Attitude Racing… Pure Attitude Racing is excited to announce that Kiwi Liam MacDonald will race for them in this year’s MotoAmerica Twins Cup Championship alongside the already announced Trevor Standish. The announcement, which will see 21-year-old Liam also actively taking part within Pure Attitude Racing’s academy program, means that fans of MotoAmerica will witness first-hand…

Trevor Standish To Pure Attitude Racing

The following is from Pure Attitude Racing… Pure Attitude Racing is pleased to announce that Trevor Standish will remain with the team for the 2021 season. Trevor, a former podium finisher in the MotoAmerica Junior Cup series, stepped up to the Twins Cup in 2020, finishing equal seventh overall, with a best result of sixth at the season finale at…

Tech Tuesday: Homologation Fascination

“Homologation” is derived from the Greek word homologeo, which means “to agree.” By definition, homologation is the granting of approval by an official authority. In motorsports, homologation is the approval process that vehicles, racetracks, and even individual parts and components must go through in order to be certified for use in a race series. The process of testing and certification for conformance to technical standards is usually…

MotoAmerica Riders’ Holiday Gift Exchange 2020

Last year’s Superbike Riders’ Holiday Gift Exchange was such a big hit that we decided to spread the spirit of giving far and wide throughout the MotoAmerica paddock. And, once again, the riders generously gave each other the most thoughtful of presents. Here are some highlights: Sean Dylan Kelly & Brandon Paasch > Richie Escalante Roger Hayden > Rocco Landers…

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,…

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…

Rocco Landers Signs With APEX Motorsport Agency And American Racing Academy

APEX Motorsport Agency and American Racing Academy are excited to announce the signing of American road racer Rocco Landers to a rider management contract. Landers is scheduled to participate in selected races aboard his Landers Racing Kawasaki as part of the 2020 MotoAmerica Liqui Moly Junior Cup Championship. He will also compete in the MotoAmerica Twins Cup Championship on a…

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…

M4 ECSTAR Suzuki Signs Sean Dylan Kelly, Alex Dumas And Lucas Silva For 2020

The following is from Team Hammer… Team Hammer, Inc. is excited to announce that Sean Dylan Kelly and Lucas Silva will contest the 2020 MotoAmerica AMA/FIM North American Supersport Championship on M4 ECSTAR Suzuki GSX-R600s while reigning Twins Cup Champion Alex Dumas moves up to the Stock 1000 class on an M4 ECSTAR Suzuki GSX-R1000. “Young Gun” Kelly is fresh…

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