Celtic HSBK Racing Signs Brandon Paasch For MotoAmerica Supersport Championship

The following is from Celtic HSBK Racing… Celtic HSBK Racing has announced that they will be fielding a third rider in the 2020 MotoAmerica Championship. The team had the fastest Yamaha YZF-R6 in last year’s Supersport Championship, finishing second in season points. With unfinished business in the Supersport class, the team looks to bring home the Championship with Brandon Paasch.…

All Systems Are “Go” For Westby Racing After Testing This Week At Talladega Gran Prix Raceway

The following is from Westby Racing… With round one of the 2020 MotoAmerica season set to take place at Road America next weekend, the Westby Racing team wrapped up their preseason testing program with a visit to Talladega Gran Prix Raceway (“Little Tally”) in Alabama on Monday and Tuesday of this week. Both of the team’s riders–#11 Superbike rider Mathew…

Gerloff And Yamaha Teammates Undergo Physical Testing

The following is from Yamaha… Prior to the start of the 2020 season, Yamaha’s four World Superbike Championship riders headed to Loughborough Sport, housed within Loughborough University, United Kingdom, for a series of fitness tests designed to assess their readiness to manage the unique physical demands of a gruelling WorldSBK season. Pata Yamaha’s two riders, Michael van der Mark and…

Off Track Podcast With Cameron Beaubier

MotoAmerica is fresh off its two-day Dunlop Preseason Test at Barber Motorsports Park where Carruthers and Bice got the chance to sit down and chat with four-time MotoAmerica Superbike Champion Cameron Beaubier, the man who ended up the fastest of the fast at the test, for this week’s Off Track podcast. Beaubier pulls no punches in talking about the past…

CarbonSmith: All The Parts Are Printed To Fit

Over the past several years, 3D printing has been an emerging technology that is growing by leaps and bounds. From what started as a way to create simple three-dimensional shapes out of plastic has advanced into the production of complicated assemblies and parts for all kinds of industries and market segments. Within MotoAmerica, the company that is leading the way…

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…

Mathew Scholtz Injured In Training Crash, Ruled Out Of MotoAmerica Official Dunlop Preseason Test

The following is from Westby Racing… Mathew Scholtz, rider of the #11 Westby Racing Yamaha YZF-R1 Superbike, suffered one of the most untimely of injuries when he fractured his right clavicle and sustained additional bumps and bruises in a crash while training aboard a motocross bike on Sunday. The crash and resulting injuries occurred just two days prior to the…

Tech Talk: The Relevance Of Rearsets

For the final two rounds of the 2017 MotoAmerica Superbike season, Josh Herrin was a fill-in rider for Cameron Beaubier, who had injured his shoulder at the previous round at Pittsburgh. Herrin’s first weekend on the factory Yamaha YZF-R1 at New Jersey Motorsports Park did not go as well as he’d hoped. He was uncomfortable on the bike, he didn’t…

Ryan “Max” Johnson Has Sights Set On Twins Cup Championship

The following is from LocoMotion Racing… For 2020, Central Motorcycle Roadracing Association’s 2019 Ultra Lightweight Champion Ryan “Max” Johnson will put his skills to the test in the MotoAmerica Series aboard a proven Yamaha MT-07.  After winning multiple championships in CMRA, RMJ has decided to take his LocoMotion Racing team to the national series. During his 2019 season, he teamed…

Attack Performance Official Team Partner Of Westby Racing

The following is from Westby Racing… Westby Racing is proud to announce that Attack Performance has come on board as an official team partner for the 2020 MotoAmerica Superbike season. The announcement was made by Tryg Westby, owner of Westby Racing, and Richard Stanboli, owner of Attack Performance. Based in Huntington Beach, California, Attack Performance designs, develops, manufactures, and markets…

Gagne’s Way: A Conversation With Monster Energy Attack Performance Yamaha Superbike Rider Jake Gagne

Jake, we saw that you did another test on the Yamaha Superbike. The first thing I thought was, “Wow, Jake tested and the four-time Superbike Champion (Gagne’s teammate Cameron Beaubier) didn’t.” It looked like you were testing alone. Was that the situation? Yeah, we kind of put it together at the last minute with (Attack Performance owner) Richard (Stanboli). I’m…

Beaubier And Co. Honored At Yamaha Wall Of Champions Ceremony

The following is from Yamaha… Yamaha Motor Corp., USA continued its storied tradition of recognizing Yamaha bLU cRU racers who won motorsports championships during a special Wall of Champions ceremony held in Atlanta, Georgia, on Wednesday, December 18. With more than 150 Yamaha employees in attendance, the company honored eight inductees who won professional championships in the 2019 racing season while competing with a Yamaha motorcycle, ATV,…

Westby Racing To Continue With Yamaha Partnership

The following is from Westby Racing… Westby Racing is proud to announce that, for 2020, the road racing team—which competes in the MotoAmerica AMA/FIM North American Championship—will continue their long-standing partnership with Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A. (YMUS). Officially formed in 2014 when Dane Westby was the team’s rider aboard a Yamaha YZF-R6, Westby Racing’s partnership with YMUS resulted in three…

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…