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…

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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…

The Friday 5: Five Questions With Twins Cup Rider Chris Parrish

MotoAmerica’s first Twins Cup Champion Chris Parrish did everything he could to defend his 2018 title, but the Hermitage, Tennessee-based rider came up a little short, finishing fourth in the final standings. Traditionally a Suzuki SV650 rider, and a guru when it comes to extracting maximum performance from the S-brand’s middleweight V-twin, Parrish even switched to a Yamaha MT-07 for…

The Friday 5: Five Questions With Liqui Moly Junior Cup And Twins Cup Rider Jackson Blackmon

Nicknamed “Action Jackson” by the late, great Brian Drebber, Jackson Blackmon has been a fixture in MotoAmerica’s Liqui Moly Junior Cup class, and this past season, he began to make the transition to bigger bikes when he raced one of Russell Masecar’s Suzuki SV650s in the final two rounds of the Twins Cup Championship while still racing a Monkey Moto/AGV…

CJ Crosslin Makes His Twins Cup Debut For RBoM Racing

Russell Masecar, who is the band leader of Russell’s Band of Misfits–otherwise known as “RBoM Racing”–sends word that Chris “CJ” Crosslin from Raleigh, North Carolina will make his return to the MotoAmerica paddock this weekend at Barber Motorsports Park where he will compete aboard the #409 RB0M Racing Suzuki SV650. According to Masecar, Crosslin will “attempt to upset the proverbial…

Racers Helping Racers: It Takes A Village

MotoAmerica’s Twins Cup class continues to field the largest numbers of riders in the series, and the entry list for round five at Utah Motorsports Campus is no exception as 26 racers will take to UMC’s 15-turn, 2.2-mile East Course this weekend. Among them are two riders who wouldn’t be making it to Utah without the support of the racing…

Racing For Research: Speights Goes All Out For ALS

Among the 43 riders entered in the Twins Cup class at last weekend’s MotoAmerica Championship of Virginia was Chris Speights, who is a different 43. As in, he is 43 years old. Speights’ age is not that unusual, especially in Twins Cup, but his motivation for racing definitely is. Speights, whose name rhymes with “eights,” lives in Trumbull, Connecticut, and…

Fresh Horses: New Steeds For The MotoAmerica Stable

There has been a lot of talk in recent years about the demise of sportbikes. Doomsayers cite everything from sales figures, to new sportbike production numbers, to a supposed dearth of new models being introduced, with the long-in-the-tooth Honda CBR600RR presented as the poster bike for the death of sportbikes. But, this fall, there has been strong evidence that, to…

Ducati Returns To The MotoAmerica Paddock

We previously chronicled the pathway that brought AMA Superbike privateer legend Dale Quarterley back to the MotoAmerica paddock as the team owner of Quarterley Racing/On Track Development. And, speaking of “development,” Quarterley’s team continues to develop and expand in terms of riders as well as racebikes and racing classes. At the beginning of the 2018 MotoAmerica season, Fast by Ferracci…