Off Track Podcast With Mathew Scholtz

Mathew Scholtz has been a busy man. How’s this sound? An engagement to his longtime girlfriend Kiara, a trip to his homeland of South Africa, and back to his U.S. home base of Woodstock, Georgia, for some pre-season testing with his Westby Racing team in preparation for the 2020 MotoAmerica Superbike Series. Scholtz, who finished sixth in the 2019 MotoAmerica…

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Two-Wheel Tuesday Spotlight: #69 RiCKdiculous Racing Yamaha YZF-R6 Supersport

Bristling with components sourced from Graves Motorsports, the #69 RiCKdiculous Racing R6 is the product of Chuck Graves’ and company’s more than two decades of research and development work on Yamaha middleweight machines. Aboard the R6, and with recently retired crew chief Robert Ward by his side, Hayden Gillim notched five race wins and nine podium finishes in MotoAmerica Supersport…

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Off Track Podcast: Jake Gagne Talks About His New Yamaha Deal

Laid-back California surfer Jake Gagne has been in the news of late. Why? Well, that’s because he will join four-time MotoAmerica Superbike Champion Cameron Beaubier on the new Monster Energy/Attack Performance Yamaha team for the 2020 MotoAmerica season, thus giving Gagne the opportunity of a lifetime. The 2015 MotoAmerica Superstock 1000 Champion is “pumped” with his new deal and champing…

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Yamaha Partners With Attack Performance For 2020 MotoAmerica Series

MotoAmerica is pleased to announce that four-time MotoAmerica Superbike Champion Cameron Beaubier will return to the series in 2020 to defend his title, the 26-year-old Californian set to spearhead a two-rider team that’s a partnership between Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A. (YMUS) and Attack Performance. Beaubier will be joined on the team by 2015 MotoAmerica Superstock 1000 Champion Jake Gagne. YMUS…

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The Friday 5: Five Questions With Supersport Rider Bryce Prince

Bryce Prince won the 2016 MotoAmerica Superstock 600 Championship aboard a Riders Discount Tuned Racing Yamaha. In 2017, he moved up to Superstock 1000 and raced a Yamaha for Hudson Motorcycles/Helmet Sounds.com before returning to middleweight machinery in 2018 where he competed in the Supersport class aboard a RiderzLaw Racing/KWR Yamaha. This past season, Prince returned to Tuned Racing, reuniting…

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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…

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Dallas Daniels To Race In WorldSSP300 At Qatar

Dallas Daniels, who finished third in the 2019 Liqui Moly Junior Cup Championship despite a slightly abbreviated season, will be back aboard a road racer when he competes as a wild card entry in the FIM Supersport 300 World Championship at the final round of the season, October 24-26, at the Losail International Circuit in Doha, Qatar. According to Daniels,…

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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…

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The 1994 Superbike Championship: The One That Got Away

When Monster Energy/Yamalube/Yamaha Factory Racing’s Cameron Beaubier crossed the finish line at Barber Motorsports Park on the final day of the 2019 MotoAmerica EBC Brakes Superbike season, it increased Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A. (YMUS)’s all-time Superbike Championship tally to a nice, round 10 titles. For long-time YMUS Racing employees Tom Halverson and Rick Hobbs, Superbike Championship number 10 had to…

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Two-Wheel Tuesday Spotlight: #211 Heflin Racing Yamaha YZF-R1 Stock 1000

Resplendent in bright yellow livery, the Heflin Racing Stock 1000 Yamaha R1 is awash in a bold “SUPERBIKE UNLIMITED” logo, which isn’t just a rolling billboard for Freddy Carswell’s Arden, North Carolina-based company. Carswell is Heflin’s crew chief, and Superbike Unlimited (SBU) handles the team’s data acquisition, suspension installation and tuning, fork and shock balancing, and more. Rider: Corey Heflin…

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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…

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MotoAmerica Riders Fast On New Pavement at Barber Motorsports Park

The newly resurfaced Barber Motorsports Park was the main talking point on the opening day of the Championship of Alabama as riders took to the billiard-table smooth surface for the first time on a sunny and warm Friday. The fastest of the fast on the day was Garrett Gerloff, the Monster Yamaha/Yamalube/Yamaha Factory Racing-mounted Superbike rider lapping at 1:23.915 in…

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Two-Wheel Tuesday Spotlight: #31 Monster Energy/Yamalube/Yamaha Factory Racing YZF-R1 Superbike

Beginning as a Yamaha production motorcycle, the 2019 Monster Energy/Yamalube/Yamaha Factory Racing YZF-R1 Superbike retains standard OEM pistons, rods, and valves per MotoAmerica Superbike regulations, while camshaft profiles, cylinder head decking, and porting are open for modification. The bike features a sophisticated Magneti Marelli MLE 240 electronics system that enables precise adjustment of the fuel and spark maps, performance strategies,…

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