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INDIAN MOTORCYCLES OFFICIAL PARTNER OF 2021 KING OF THE BAGGERS

Indian Motorcycles On Board As Official Partner Of 2021 MotoAmerica King of the Baggers Series
America’s First Motorcycle Company To Support Three-Round Series

Indian Motorcycles On Board As Official Partner Of 2021 MotoAmerica King of the Baggers Series

IRVINE, CA (April 9, 2021) – MotoAmerica, North America’s premier motorcycle road racing series, is proud to announce that Indian Motorcycles has come on board as an official partner of the 2021 MotoAmerica Series.

Indian Motorcycles has come on board as an official partner of the 2021 MotoAmerica Series. Photo by Brian J. Nelson
Indian Motorcycles, America’s first motorcycle company, came away with a win in the debut of the King of the Baggers at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca last year with Tyler O’Hara riding his S&S Indian Challenger to victory. O’Hara recently announced that he will defend his title in the three-round 2021 King of the Baggers Championship on his Indian.

“It’s great news that Indian is getting behind the MotoAmerica King of the Baggers,” said MotoAmerica President Wayne Rainey. “They won the first event at Laguna last year and we all saw the how hugely popular the event was. It’s perfect that they are coming on board with both sponsorship and a team. The series promises to be intense and Indian starts the season as the team to beat.”

In addition to the sponsorship and the team, Indian will also have a support truck onsite at the MotoAmerica rounds that feature the King of the Baggers Series – Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta (April 30-May 2), Road America (June 11-13) and WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca (July 9-11).

“After the overwhelming fan reaction to the 2020 debut of King of the Baggers with Tyler O’Hara’s win on an Indian Challenger, we are proud to sponsor MotoAmerica’s 2021 King of the Baggers race series,” said Gary Gray, VP of Racing, Technology & Service.

2021 MotoAmerica Series Schedule

*April 30-May 2 Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta Braselton, Georgia
May 21-23 Virginia International Raceway Danville, Virginia
*June 11-13 Road America Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin
June 25-27 Ridge Motorsports Park Shelton, Washington
*July 9-11 WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca Monterey, California
July 30-August 1 Brainerd International Raceway Brainerd, Minnesota
August 13-15 Pitt Race Wampum, Pennsylvania
September 10-12 New Jersey Motorsports Park Millville, New Jersey
September 17-19 Barber Motorsports Park Birmingham, Alabama

*King of the Baggers rounds

About MotoAmerica

For the complete 2021 MotoAmerica Series schedule, click HERE

To purchase tickets to any of the 2021 series rounds, click HERE

For information on how to watch the MotoAmerica Series, click HERE

MotoAmerica is the North American road racing series created in 2014 that is home to the AMA Superbike Championship. MotoAmerica is an affiliate of KRAVE Group LLC, a partnership that includes three-time 500cc World Champion, two-time AMA Superbike Champion, and AMA Hall of Famer Wayne Rainey, ex-racer and former manager of Team Roberts Chuck Aksland, motorsports marketing executive Terry Karges, and businessman Richard Varner. For more information on MotoAmerica, visit www.MotoAmerica.com. Also make sure to follow MotoAmerica on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.


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Harley-Davidson Becomes An Official Partner Of 2021 MotoAmerica Series

Legendary Motorcycle Brand To Support Three-Round Mission King Of The Baggers Series As Well As Kyle Wyman’s Screamin’ Eagle Road Glide Entry

IRVINE, CA (April 30, 2021) – MotoAmerica, North America’s premier motorcycle road racing series, is excited to announce that the Harley-Davidson Motor Company has come on board as an official partner of the 2021 MotoAmerica Series and its Mission King Of The Baggers Series.

Harley-Davidson is now an official partner of MotoAmerica and Kyle Wyman will race a Harley-Davidson Screamin’ Eagle Road Glide in the 2021 Mission King Of The Baggers Series. 

Arguably the most iconic motorcycle brand in the world, Harley-Davidson was founded in 1903 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where its headquarters remains today. Racing has been in Harley’s blood since the beginning, so it’s a natural that the Motor Company would support the new MotoAmerica Mission King Of The Baggers Series.

In addition to its partnership with MotoAmerica, Harley-Davidson is also fielding a factory team in the series with Kyle Wyman set to debut the Harley-Davidson Screamin’ Eagle Road Glide this weekend at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta.

“Having an iconic brand like Harley-Davidson in the MotoAmerica Series is fantastic,” said MotoAmerica President Wayne Rainey. “Having them field a full factory team for our Mission King Of The Baggers Series is a huge bonus. We are really looking forward to getting the season started this weekend at Road Atlanta and the Mission King Of The Baggers race is going to be a fan favorite.”

“We’re excited to sponsor and compete in the MotoAmerica King of the Baggers series this season with a motorcycle developed by the same Harley-Davidson engineers who create our touring motorcycles and Screamin’ Eagle parts and accessories like the Milwaukee-Eight 131 performance crate engine,” said Theo Keetell, VP Marketing. “And we look forward to the opportunity to showcase new Harley-Davidson models, including the Pan America 1250 adventure touring motorcycle at select MotoAmerica races.”

The Mission King Of The Baggers opener is set for this weekend at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta. Round two will take place at Road America (June 11-13) in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, with the finale set for WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca (July 911) in Monterey, California.

2021 MotoAmerica Series Schedule

*April 30-May 2           Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta          Braselton, Georgia

May 21-23                  Virginia International Raceway             Danville, Virginia

*June 11-13                Road America                                       Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin

June 25-27                 Ridge Motorsports Park                       Shelton, Washington

*July 9-11                   WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca   Monterey, California

July 30-August 1        Brainerd International Raceway           Brainerd, Minnesota

August 13-15              Pitt Race                                              Wampum, Pennsylvania

September 10-12       New Jersey Motorsports Park             Millville, New Jersey

September 17-19       Barber Motorsports Park                     Birmingham, Alabama

*King Of The Baggers round

For the complete 2021 MotoAmerica Series schedule, click HERE

To purchase tickets to any of the 2021 series rounds, click HERE

For information on how to watch the MotoAmerica Series, click HERE

About MotoAmerica

MotoAmerica is the North American road racing series created in 2014 that is home to the AMA Superbike Championship.

MotoAmerica is an affiliate of KRAVE Group LLC, a partnership that includes three-time 500cc World Champion, two-time AMA Superbike Champion, and AMA Hall of Famer Wayne Rainey, ex-racer and former manager of Team Roberts Chuck Aksland, motorsports marketing executive Terry Karges, and businessman Richard Varner. For more information on MotoAmerica, visit www.MotoAmerica.com. Also make sure to follow MotoAmerica on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

Mission Foods Secures Naming Rights For 2021 MotoAmerica King Of The Baggers Series

Mission Foods Secures Naming Rights For 2021 MotoAmerica King Of The Baggers Series


The World’s Leading Brand Of Tortillas And Wraps Set For Title Sponsorship Of Three-Round Series

IRVINE, CA (April 12, 2021) – Tortilla chips, wraps, dips, salsas… and King of the Baggers V-twin motorcycle road racing. Does it get any better than that? MotoAmerica, North America’s premier motorcycle road racing series, is thrilled to announce Mission Foods, the world’s leading brand for tortillas and wraps, as the title sponsor of its highly anticipated three-round 2021 Mission King of the Baggers Series.

Last year, the class made its debut as an invitational race at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca and that event’s incredible popularity with the motorcycle industry, racers and fans has led to the class now being featured in a three-race championship.

The opening round of the Mission King of the Baggers Series will kick off at the 2021 MotoAmerica season opener at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta, April 30-May 2. Round two will take place at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, June 11-13, with the series finale set for WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca in Monterey, California, July 9-11.

“Mission Foods is a well-known brand in homes across the U.S. and a supporter of various types of racing,” said MotoAmerica President Wayne Rainey. “We are really happy to have them on board to help further the growth of the MotoAmerica Mission King of the Baggers Series. It’s a great fit as camping, tailgating and eating are key activities for road racing fans. This season will feature the first three-round championship for King of the Baggers and it’s awesome that Mission will be the title sponsor.”

Mission Foods has also shown its commitment to motorsport with the recent release of its new Racing Style chips. The new chips will be sampled to fans at all MotoAmerica Mission King of the Baggers events.

“We are very excited to partner with MotoAmerica for 2021 and become the official entitlement sponsor of the King of the Baggers class under the name ‘Mission King of the Baggers,’ “ said Juan Gonzalez, President and Chief Executive Officer, Mission Foods. “As a leading global food brand, it is a great opportunity to not only interact with our consumers in a fun and exciting environment but also support the motorcycle sport community. I strongly believe that our partnership will create unforgettable moments for all race fans.”

2021 MotoAmerica Series Schedule

*April 30-May 2 Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta Braselton, Georgia
May 21-23 Virginia International Raceway Danville, Virginia
*June 11-13 Road America Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin
June 25-27 Ridge Motorsports Park Shelton, Washington
*July 9-11 WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca Monterey, California
July 30-August 1 Brainerd International Raceway Brainerd, Minnesota
August 13-15 Pitt Race Wampum, Pennsylvania
September 10-12 New Jersey Motorsports Park Millville, New Jersey
September 17-19 Barber Motorsports Park Birmingham, Alabama

*King of the Baggers rounds

For the complete 2021 MotoAmerica Series schedule, click HERE

To purchase tickets to any of the 2021 series rounds, click HERE

For information on how to watch the MotoAmerica Series, click HERE

About MotoAmerica
MotoAmerica is the North American road racing series created in 2014 that is home to the AMA Superbike Championship. MotoAmerica is an affiliate of KRAVE Group LLC, a partnership that includes three-time 500cc World Champion, two-time AMA Superbike Champion, and AMA Hall of Famer Wayne Rainey, ex-racer and former manager of Team Roberts Chuck Aksland, motorsports marketing executive Terry Karges, and businessman Richard Varner. For more information on MotoAmerica, visit www.MotoAmerica.com. Also make sure to follow MotoAmerica on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

KYLE WYMAN A HARLEY-DAVIDSON FACTORY RIDER FOR MOTOAMERICA KING OF THE BAGGERS

 WYMAN WILL RACE A FACTORY HARLEY-DAVIDSON ROAD GLIDE IN THE 2021 MOTOAMERICA KING OF THE BAGGERS SERIES.

KYLE WYMAN IN ACTION DURING A RECENT HARLEY-DAVIDSON TEST AT WEATHERTECH RACEWAY LAGUNA SECA. WYMAN WILL RACE A FACTORY HARLEY-DAVIDSON ROAD GLIDE IN THE 2021 MOTOAMERICA KING OF THE BAGGERS SERIES.

The following is from Harley-Davidson…and was also found on MotoAmerica.comByline Sean Bice

A new Harley-Davidson® Screamin’ Eagle® factory racing team will compete in the MotoAmerica King of the Baggers Championship, a road racing series held in conjunction with the 2021 MotoAmerica HONOS Superbike Series. The team is preparing a Harley-Davidson Road Glide® Special powered by a race-modified Screamin’ Eagle® Milwaukee-Eight 131 Performance Crate Engine for pro rider Kyle Wyman. In addition to its factory team effort, Harley-Davidson will offer a nearly $30,000 cash contingency program for qualified Harley-Davidson® racers competing in the three-race King of the Baggers series.

King of the Baggers successfully debuted as a one-off MotoAmerica invitational exhibition event at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca last October and, after an exciting race, received a positive reception by fans and racers. MotoAmerica will host a three-round King of the Baggers Championship in 2021 for race-prepared, American V-Twin touring motorcycles equipped with fairings/windscreens and saddlebags. The series is open to all qualified AMA license holders, with championship points being tallied at each round and a National Champion crowned at season’s end.

“Competing in the King of the Baggers series gives Harley-Davidson an opportunity to showcase our Screamin’ Eagle® performance products in the heat of competition,” said Jochen Zeitz, chairman, president, and CEO Harley-Davidson. “Nobody knows more about building Harley-Davidson performance than our Screamin’ Eagle engineers. Harley-Davidson created the first factory hot rod baggers – the Road Glide® Special and Street Glide® Special models – for riders craving performance and touring comfort.”

The Screamin’ Eagle® Milwaukee-Eight 131 Performance Crate Engine is the most powerful street-compliant performance engine offered by Harley-Davidson. Built from the bottom up in Milwaukee, this street-tuned, 131-cubic-inch (2147cc) Screamin’ Eagle crate engine delivers 131 ft.-lb. of torque to the rear wheel as soon as the throttle is cranked, and may be installed in 2017-later Harley-Davidson Touring models.

Veteran road racer Kyle Wyman, 31, from Macedon, New York, formed Kyle Wyman Racing at the age of 21 to compete at the highest level of professional road racing in the United States. He started racing Harley-Davidson XR750s in flat track at the age of 15. Wyman was a contender and won six races in the AMA Pro Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson XR1200 series, he won the Daytona 200 in 2019 and placed seventh overall in the 2020 HONOS Superbike series, the premier MotoAmerica road racing class. Wyman is the son of Kim Wyman, owner of Harv’s Harley-Davidson in Macedon.

“I am very excited and honored to be the rider of the Harley-Davidson Screamin’ Eagle Road Glide Special,” said Wyman. “To be a Factory rider for Harley-Davidson is something I’ve dreamed of since I was little, watching my hero Scott Parker win Grand National Championships on the Harley-Davidson XR750. I look forward to our first race at Road Atlanta and competing aboard this amazing machine.”

The MotoAmerica King of the Baggers Championship kicks off April 30-May 2 at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta, and continues June 11-13 at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, and July 9-11 at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca, California.

Triumph Motorcycles To Showcase Its 2021/2022 Lineup At MotoAmerica Series Opener

Triumph Motorcycles is geared up and ready for the opening round of the 2021 MotoAmerica Series
Triumph Will Display Its Newest Models, Lead the Saturday Fan Ride And Provide Free Motorcycle Parking At Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta, April 30-May 2

IRVINE, CA (April 14, 2021) – Triumph Motorcycles is geared up and ready for the opening round of the 2021 MotoAmerica Series at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta, April 30-May 2. The British company, with its North American headquarters based in Atlanta, is excited to show off its latest roadster models to the rabid fans of MotoAmerica, North America’s premier motorcycle road racing series.

Triumph will bring a loaded factory semi to the fan zone at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta with its all-new 2022 model motorcycles, including the all-new Trident 660 and Speed Triple 1200 RS, taking center stage for the first time at a public event. Triumph will also showcase their top spec café racer, the new Thruxton RS and their highperformance Daytona Moto2™ 765, which celebrates Triumph being the official engine supplier for the Moto2™ race series. Fans in attendance will be able to pose for a photo-opportunity upon a Daytona Moto2™ 765 in a full racing lean, against a racetrack backdrop. Additionally, the motorcycle parking area at Road Atlanta will be free over the course of the weekend, thanks to sponsorship from Triumph.

Motorcycle riders 16 years and over can also experience Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta’s world-famous esses, the long run down the back straight to the chicane that is turns 10 and 11, and the charge down the hill to final corner and the start/finish line during the Triumph-led Fan Ride. All riders and passengers must wear a helmet and meet at the motorcycle parking lot at 5 p.m. with wheels scheduled to roll at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday.

“Much like our fans, we’re looking forward to seeing the all-new Triumphs on display at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta,” said Lance Bryson, MotoAmerica’s Senior Sponsorship Manager. “There’s nothing like kicking the tires on new motorcycles while you’re at a motorcycle race, and we know the Triumph display will be a popular place for our fans. We can’t wait to get the season rolling and we’re thrilled that Triumph is going to be a big part of our opening round.”

“With Atlanta being the home to Triumph in North America, we’re proud to recognize our valued owners with the opportunity to lead the Fan Ride on their hometown racetrack.” says Adam VanderVeen – Marketing Director, Triumph Motorcycles America. “And with two all-new roadsters just added to the family, the Trident 660 and Speed Triple 1200 RS, the kick-off race to the MotoAmerica season is the perfect place to publicly display the latest Triumph line-up for the first time.”

HONOS Set For MotoAmerica Superbike Series Title Sponsorship Again In 2021

HONOS Set For MotoAmerica Superbike Series Title Sponsorship Again In 2021
Performance Gear and Apparel Company Back As Title Sponsor Of HONOS Superbike Class

IRVINE, CA (April 21, 2021) – After a highly successful first year of partnership, MotoAmerica, North America’s premier motorcycle road racing series, is pleased to announce that HONOS has again signed on for a second season as the title sponsor of the 2021 MotoAmerica HONOS Superbike Series.

“It’s great when a partnership works and our relationship with HONOS thrived in 2020 with them coming on board as our HONOS Superbike title sponsor,” said MotoAmerica President Wayne Rainey. “Our 2020 season was successful on many fronts and having HONOS was a big part of that success. We are already looking forward to a great 2021 season and having the title sponsor in place for the HONOS Superbike class is another big step in the right direction.”

HONOS, a performance gear and apparel company that promotes talent within the motorsports world and other adrenaline sports, had a great season in 2020 with Richie
Escalante winning the MotoAmerica Supersport Championship on the HONOS Kawasaki with 2017 MotoAmerica Superbike Champion Toni Elias finishing fourth in the HONOS Superbike point standings. This season they will sponsor a two-rider team with Escalante defending his Supersport title and Corey Alexander going after the Stock 1000 crown on HONOS-backed Kawasakis.

“We really enjoyed our first season as the title sponsor for the HONOS Superbike class,” said HONOS Brand Manager, Alonso Benavidez. “It was our first endeavor with a title sponsorship and the partnership with MotoAmerica couldn’t have been better. There was no hesitation in us coming back to do it again in 2021, which promises to be an even better season of racing in the MotoAmerica Series.”

Anthony’s Leatherworks To Sponsor MotoAmerica Series Again In 2021

Anthony's Leatherworks will again be a sponsorship partner of MotoAmerica in 2021.
Anthony’s Leatherworks will again be a sponsorship partner of MotoAmerica in 2021.

Crash? Leathers Don’t Fit Right? Anthony’s Leatherworks Can Cure Your Woes And Get You Back On Track

IRVINE, CA (April 22, 2021) – What do MotoAmerica racers Nolan Lamkin, Alex Thermiotis, Cliff Ramsdell, Edgar Zaragoza, Nate Minster and Adam Faussett have in common? They all crashed at some point last year and they all took advantage of Anthony’s Leatherworks’ ability to get their leathers back to its California shop, repaired and returned to the racers in a speedy fashion. And the 2021 season promises more of the same as Anthony’s Leatherworks will again be a sponsorship partner of MotoAmerica, North America’s premier motorcycle road racing series.


Based in Corona del Mar, California, Anthony’s Leatherworks has been in the business of leather repair, alterations and restoration service for over 25 years and is the preferred leather repair center for Dainese, Alpinestars, REV’IT, Spidi, AGV Sport and Mithos. Anthony’s Leatherworks is also a business member of the AMA and prides itself on giving customers a superior service of leather repair that is required and demanded in the industry.

Anthony’s Leatherworks specializes in motorcycle racing leathers and its services include full reconditioning, dyeing, minor and major repair jobs, accessory replacement, alterations, section replacement, crash-damage repair and custom laser leather engraving and cutting.

Part of Anthony Leatherworks’ sponsorship is providing a drop-off option for customers at each of the nine MotoAmerica rounds in 2021. Customers looking to get their garments repaired can drop off the leathers at a pre-determined spot and they will be shipped back to California on the Monday after the races for repair. Upon completion of the repair, the leathers will then be shipped back to the customer.

“We are happy that Anthony’s Leatherworks is returning for a second season of MotoAmerica sponsorship,” said Lance Bryson, MotoAmerica’s Senior Sponsorship Manager. “They came on board last year and we were able to help them work with the riders and other customers on getting leathers shipped back to their craftsmen, fixed and returned. The drop-off program worked well, and it will only get better in 2021.”

“Our sponsorship of the MotoAmerica Series was a success in 2020 and we’re looking forward to even more in 2021,” said Anthony’s Leatherworks owner Greg
Sermabeikian. “We think our drop-off service is a winner, especially for riders and racers back east that don’t have easy access to our shop. They can attend a MotoAmerica event, drop their leathers off at a pre-determined spot and their leathers are shipped back to them after our craftsmen complete the repairs. It’s a good system.”

Protecting MotoAmerica: Arai Helmets An Official Partner Of 2021 Series

Arai Helmets will be an official partner of the 2021 MotoAmerica Series.
Quality Helmet Maker On Board For 2021 MotoAmerica Championship

IRVINE, CA (April 23, 2021) – MotoAmerica, North America’s premier motorcycle road racing series, is proud to announce that Arai Helmets will be an official partner of the 2021 MotoAmerica Series.

Arai Helmets will be an official partner of the 2021 MotoAmerica Series. Photo by Brian J. Nelson
Makers of quality motorcycle helmets since 1953, Arai is the helmet of choice for many of MotoAmerica’s and the world’s top riders, including Fresh N’ Lean Attack Performance Yamaha Superbike stars Jake Gagne and Josh Herrin, M4 ECSTAR Suzuki riders Bobby Fong, Cameron Petersen and Sean Dylan Kelly, as well as MotoGP stars like Maverick Vinales and Takaaki Nakagami.

“Arai’s reputation for producing quality helmets is unmatched,” said MotoAmerica Senior Sponsorship Manager Lance Bryson. “A walk around the MotoAmerica paddock, or for that matter any paddock in any form of motorsport, and you see a lot of Arai Helmets. There’s a reason for that. If the best riders in the world use off-the-shelf Arai
Helmets, then that tells you a lot about the quality of the helmet. We’re stoked to have them on board this year as an official partner of MotoAmerica.”

“Motorcycle road racing is a big part of Arai and it always has been,” said Jeff Weil, Technical and Race Support for Arai. “So, it’s a natural fit for Arai to partner with MotoAmerica. We have several racers across all of MotoAmerica’s classes that do battle in Arai Helmets and we will be there to support those riders as they try to win championships in all categories in 2021. We can’t wait for the series to get started as it promises to be the most competitive season yet.”

United Rentals To Do The Heavy Lifting At MotoAmerica Events In 2021

The Largest Equipment Rental Company In The World Comes On Board As Heavy Equipment Provider For 2021 MotoAmerica Season


The Largest Equipment Rental Company In The World Comes On Board As Heavy Equipment Provider For 2021 MotoAmerica Season

IRVINE, CA (April 23, 2021) – MotoAmerica, North America’s premier motorcycle road racing series, is pleased to announce that United Rentals, the largest equipment rental company in the world, will be an official partner for the 2021 MotoAmerica season.

Founded in 1997, United Rentals has an integrated network of 1154 rental locations in North America and 11 in Europe. In North America, the company operates in 49 states and every Canadian province. The company’s approximately 18,250 employees serve construction and industrial customers, utilities, municipalities, homeowners and others. The company offers approximately 4000 classes of equipment for rent.

Makers of quality motorcycle helmets since 1953, Arai is the helmet of choice for many of Founded in 1997, United Rentals has an integrated network of 1154 rental locations in North America and 11 in Europe. In North America, the company operates in 49 states and every Canadian province. The company’s approximately 18,250 employees serve construction and industrial customers, utilities, municipalities, homeowners and others. The company offers approximately 4000 classes of equipment for rent.

“United Rentals coming on board as an official partner is a big deal for both of us,” said Lance Bryson, MotoAmerica’s Senior Sponsorship Manager. “The MotoAmerica operations staff will be using equipment from United Rentals to ensure that our events go off without a hitch. It’s a great partnership in that we will be running their equipment at our races in full view of our fans, who have proven to be loyal supporters of our sponsors. This season promises to be a great one and we look forward to being able to count on United Rentals and their top-notch equipment at our events.”

4SR USA Inc. Joins The MotoAmerica Championship As Official Partner

4SR USA Inc. as an official partner of the 2021 MotoAmerica Series.
Global Motorcycle Clothing And Protection Brand Comes On Board For 2021 Season

IRVINE, CA (April 23, 2021) – MotoAmerica, North America’s premier motorcycle road racing series, is thrilled to announce motorcycle clothing company 4SR USA Inc. as an official partner of the 2021 MotoAmerica Series.

Founded in 2007 in the Czech Republic, 4SR is well established in the European markets, including supporting riders in British Superbike, World Superbike and MotoGP. In 2018, 4SR USA began exclusively importing to the United States and has worked to establish itself as a worldwide clothing brand of all things motorcycle. From full racing suits to biker jeans, gloves, leather pants, back protectors, and accessories, 4SR has just about everything for the casual motorcyclist, track day rider and serious racer.

“We are pumped to have 4SR come on board this year as a MotoAmerica partner,” said Lance Bryson, MotoAmerica’s Senior Sponsorship Manager. “These guys have a serious catalog of motorcycle clothing and it’s impossible to not be impressed with their passion for the sport. They are going to be a great partner for MotoAmerica, and we look forward to their first season with us.”

4SR offers a full line of racing leathers from racing suits, to replica suits, to custom leathers, 39 different jackets for both men and women, 13 different styles of riding pants, and so much more. 4SR’s leathers are also compatible with most airbag systems.

“4SR USA is excited to bring superior protective products to the MotoAmerica paddock as well as supporting racing events across the country,” said Jerry Nickell, President
4SR USA. “At 4SR ‘We Play Fair’ with the same technology built into our products for the pro racer or the everyday rider.”

For more information on 4SR USA, visit www.4srusa.com.

Talk To Me: Cardo Systems Set For MotoAmerica Sponsorship Again In 2021


Motorcycle Communications Technology Company Returns As Sponsorship Partner For Premier Road Racing Series

IRVINE, CA (April 16th, 2021) – MotoAmerica, North America’s premier motorcycle road racing series, has announced that Cardo Systems will again be a series sponsor for the 2021 MotoAmerica Championship. Cardo will continue to showcase its advanced PACKTALK lineup, which features industry-leading mesh connectivity, to road racing fans via the MotoAmerica Series.

Cardo Systems specializes in the design, development, manufacturing and sale of state-of-the-art communication systems for motorcyclists. Since inception in 2004, Cardo has pioneered the vast majority of innovations for Bluetooth motorcycle communication systems – having created the first rider-to-rider product and innovating connectivity with the introduction of its Dynamic Mesh Communication (DMC).

“We’re excited to be returning for another year with MotoAmerica,” said Dan Emodi, Cardo Systems’ Chief Marketing Officer

“Last year we worked with Cardo for the first time and it was great for both of us,” said MotoAmerica Senior Sponsorship Manager Lance Bryson. “We used the Cardo systems for some TV features on our broadcast and MotoAmerica Live+ programming where we were able to really show how well the system works with riders talking to each other while riding around the track. The 2021 season is going to be a good one and we’re happy that Cardo is along for the ride with us.”

“We’re excited to be returning for another year with MotoAmerica,” said Dan Emodi, Cardo Systems’ Chief Marketing Officer. “The series provides an incredible platform to not only showcase our product’s capabilities, but to reach and engage passionate motorcyclists that are always looking for the latest and greatest motorcycle accessories.”

As the category leader, Cardo offers a wide range of products designed for multiple use cases. Cardo’s FREECOM line offers three variations of Bluetooth communication systems, while the PACKTALK line utilizes the “always on” mesh connectivity via Cardo’s proprietary DMC.

For more information visit cardosystems.com.

About Cardo
Cardo Systems specializes in the design, development, manufacturing and sale of state-of-the-art wireless communica on and entertainment systems for motorcycle riders. Since incep on in 2004, Cardo has pioneered the vast majority of innova ons for Bluetooth motorcycle communica on systems. The company’s products, now available in over 100 countries, are the world’s leading communica on devices for the motorcycle industry.

Road Atlanta Here We Come: MotoAmerica Support Classes Set For Season Of Change


There Will Be New Champions In Junior Cup, Twins Cup, Stock 1000 And King Of The Baggers And It All Starts This Weekend At Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta

IRVINE, CA (April 29, 2021) – Even though he is just 16 years old, no one in the history of MotoAmerica’s Junior Cup and Twins Cup classes has won more races than Rocco Landers. And to the delight of the riders in those two classes in 2021, Landers is moving on and will be taking his talents to the Supersport class, beginning this weekend in the 2021 MotoAmerica Series opener at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta.

Last year’s MotoAmerica Supersport race one at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta saw Sean Dylan Kelly (40) beat Richie
Escalante (54) by a scant .052 of a second. More is expected in 2021 and it all starts this weekend in Georgia. Photo by Brian J. Nelson
In his two years of racing in the SportbikeTrackGear.com Junior Cup class, Landers won two titles and 29 races. In just one season of Twins Cup racing, Landers moved to the top of the win list with nine victories and one championship. All that adds up to 38 MotoAmerica victories in two seasons of racing for the young phenom… but now comes the challenge. Supersport.
Where the big boys live.

When he takes to the grid on Saturday and Sunday at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta for his Supersport debut, Landers will do so against stout competition. And it begins with 2020 Supersport Champion Richie Escalante, the HONOS Racing Team rider coming in hot off his 13-win season en route to becoming the first rider from Mexico to win an AMA road racing championship. Escalante wants a Superbike ride badly and another dominating season would likely earn him one.
Escalante was beaten last year in race one at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta by his rival Sean Dylan Kelly on the M4 ECSTAR Suzuki by just .052 of a second, but the Mexico City resident bounced back in race two – beating Kelly by 6.4 seconds. Those two were the only riders to win Supersport races in 2020 and it was a war in virtually every race. And oftentimes, they were joined by Brandon Paasch.

While Paasch has crossed the Atlantic to race in the British Superbike Series in 2021, the two dominators remain and if Landers can keep those two in sight, there’s a lot to be learned from the pair.

Another rider to make the move to Supersport this year is Landers’ Junior Cup rival from last year, Dominic Doyle. Doyle will ride a BARTCON Racing Kawasaki ZX-6R and he lines up knowing that he was the only rider to beat Landers in SportbikeTrackGear.com Junior Cup last year.

Thirty Supersport bikes will line up this coming weekend at Road Atlanta and the talent pool is deep. In addition to the aforementioned Escalante, Kelly, Landers and Doyle, there are others capable of winning. Riders such as MESA37Racing’s
Stefano Mesa and his last-minute teammate Xavier Zayat; Sam Lochoff, the M4 ECSTAR Suzuki rider also jumping up from Junior Cup; North East Cycle Outlet Racing’s Benjamin Smith; and many more as the closest class of racing last year promises more of the same in 2021.

With Landers and Company up and gone, the favorite rider heading into the 2021 SportbikeTrackGear.com Junior Cup class is Landers Racing’s Ben Gloddy, the highest-ranked rider from last year who is still in the class. Gloddy had eight podium finishes a season ago. He will face challenges from the likes of JR12/Westby Racing’s Jack Roach, KERmoto’s Cody Wyman, SportbikeTrackGear.com’s Max VanDenBrouck, N2 Racing’s Blake Davis and several other hungry youngsters.

The Stock 1000 entry list for this weekend’s races at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta is stacked with 34 riders. Again, the defending champion has moved to the HONOS Superbike class with Cameron Petersen trading his Altus Motorsports Suzuki GSX-R1000 for the M4 ECSTAR Suzuki GSX-R1000 Superbike. In his place will be former factory Superbike racer Jake Lewis, the Kentuckian returning to action after taking the majority of last season off.

Although Petersen has moved on, the rest of the class remains pretty much intact, beginning with 2020 Stock 1000 Series runner-up Corey Alexander. Alexander had 10 podium finishes a year ago, including two wins, en route to second in the title chase, and he’s back on the HONOS HVMC Racing Kawasaki for the coming season. Let’s not forget, that both of Alexander’s wins last year came at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta.

Two-time Stock 1000 Champion Andrew Lee returns to the class for 2021 and obviously does so as a favorite. Ditto for Travis Wyman Racing’s Travis Wyman, and his BMW S 1000 RR. The middle Wyman brother is the only rider other than Petersen and Alexander to win a Stock 1000 race last year.

The list of expected challengers is long: Michael Gilbert Racing’s Michael Gilbert, Jones Honda’s Ashton Yates, MESA37
Racing’s Stefano Mesa, M4 ECSTAR Suzuki’s Wyatt Farris, Tecfil Racing Team’s Danilo Lewis, Geoff May Racing/VisionWheel.com’s Geoff May, Hunter Dunham Racing’s Hunter Dunham… and the list goes on.

Like Junior Cup, Twins Cup will carry on without its champion Landers. Also, like Junior Cup, there are plenty of racers ready to fill Lander’s boots. Twenty-eight of them, to be precise, in this weekend’s series opener at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta.

Based on last year, to the top of the list must go Kaleb De Keyrel, the Minnesotan ending up second to Landers in last year’s title chase and the only other rider to win a race (he won three of the first four to open the season, including the one at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta). The big change for De Keyrel is that he will be one of eight riders on the new Aprilia RS 660 with his clad in Robem Engineering/CJ Knows livery.

Hayden Schultz, who was third in last year’s Twins Cup, is returning and he also has a Robem Engineering Aprilia; Jackson Blackmon, fourth last season, will ride a Yamaha FZ-07/MT-07 in his self-owned Jackson Blackmon Racing team; and last year’s fifth-ranked rider Toby Khamsouk is another set to throw his leg over a new Aprilia with the Robem Engineering team.

With the success of last year’s King Of The Baggers Invitational, the one-off race has turned into a three-round series with title sponsor Mission Foods, and it all begins this weekend at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta. The grid will include the majority of those who took part in the debut last year, led by the 2020 race winner Tyler O’Hara, who will spearhead Indian’s assault on the title on his Mission Foods S&S Cycle Indian Challenger.

The biggest challenge O’Hara will face will likely come from the factory Harley-Davidson Screamin’ Eagle Road Glide of MotoAmerica Superbike racer Kyle Wyman and the Vance & Hines Electra Glide ridden by Hayden Gillim, who was second to O’Hara at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca last year.

On-track action gets started on Friday at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta with practice and qualifying starting at 8:30 a.m. and running through to the last practice session at 4:40 p.m. The first race of the weekend will take place on Saturday at 1 p.m. with
Stock 1000 Race 1, followed in rapid succession by Supersport Race 1 (2 p.m.), HONOS Superbike Race 1 (3 p.m.), Twins
Cup Race 1 (4 p.m.) and SportbikeTrackGear.com Junior Cup Race 1 (4:45 p.m.)

On Sunday, racing begins at noon with Stock 1000 Race 2, Mission King Of The Baggers (12:30 p.m.), Supersport Race 2 (1 p.m.), SportbikeTrackGear.com Junior Cup Race 2 (2 p.m.), HONOS Superbike Race 2 (3 p.m.) and Twins Cup Race 2 (4 p.m.).
About MotoAmerica
MotoAmerica is the North American road racing series created in 2014 that is home to the AMA Superbike Championship.
MotoAmerica is an affiliate of KRAVE Group LLC, a partnership that includes three-time 500cc World Champion, two-time AMA Superbike Champion, and AMA Hall of Famer Wayne Rainey, ex-racer and former manager of Team Roberts Chuck Aksland, motorsports marketing executive Terry Karges, and businessman Richard Varner. For more information on MotoAmerica, visit www.MotoAmerica.com. Also make sure to follow MotoAmerica on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

Gagne Leads Opening Day In HONOS Superbike At Road Atlanta

Jake Gagne Breaks Lap Record En Route To Top At Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta

BRASELTON, GA (April 30, 2021) – Fresh N’ Lean Attack Performance Yamaha’s Jake Gagne ended his Friday afternoon at Michelin Raceway with his YZF-R1 in the gravel trap on the outside of turn 10-B. But he also ended it on top of the timesheets in the HONOS Superbike class as the MotoAmerica Series opened its season on an overcast day in Georgia.

Gagne’s best lap in Q1 was a 1:23.746, which was under the Superbike lap record of 1:23.844 set by Garrett Gerloff during Superpole in 2019. Gagne’s best came on his 16th lap and it was .359 of a second faster than Westby Racing’s Mathew Scholtz, the South African lapping at 1:24.105 on his 18thlap.

“It was a good day,” said Gagne. “The Yamaha came off the truck working really, really good. We got right up to a good speed this morning in the first practice and really only got one stint because we had some clutch issues and we had to bring the bike back. We didn’t get a lot of laps in that first session but in the second session we got going and tried some other tires and we threw down some pretty good times at the end there. Unfortunately, I ran wide in 10-A and was way too tight in 10-B and tried to hold it and lost the front. So, I threw it down, but it was easy for me. I scratched up the bike a little bit, but that’s racing. We learned a lot today and we can still fine tune some things for tomorrow and make things a little easier, but it will be a battle because these guys are all rolling good.”

As for setting a new lap record, Gagne said: “It’s good. For race tires, that made us happy. Obviously, it’s not as hot and greasy as it was last year so I think the tires are getting along a little bit better, but it was a good start.”

The provisional front row was filled by Warhorse HSBK Racing Ducati New York’s Loris Baz, the Frenchman making his MotoAmerica debut and turning in a 1:24.269 on his first visit to Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta.

Next in line were the two M4 ECSTAR Suzuki GSX-R1000s with Bobby Fong besting his new teammate Cameron Petersen with the pair turning in bests of 1:24.810 and 1:25.571, respectively.

Panera Bread Ducati’s Kyle Wyman ended the day sixth with Gagne’s Fresh N’ Lean Attack Performance Yamaha’s Josh Herrin seventh. Herrin missed the entire morning session with mechanical issues bringing his YZF-R1 to a screeching halt.

Scheibe Racing BMW’s Hector Barbera, in his MotoAmerica debut, FLY Racing ADR Motorsports David Anthony and his teammate Jayson Uribe rounded out the top 10 on day one. Uribe, however, had a big crash at the close of the session.

In support class action, M4 ECSTAR Suzuki’s Sean Dylan Kelly topped his rival Richie Escalante in the first qualifying session, the Floridian topping HONOS Racing Team’s Escalante by just .023 of a second. MESA37 Racing’s Stefano Mesa was third fastest and just over half a second behind Kelly.

N2 Racing’s Blake Davis came away with the fastest time in the SportbikeTrackGear.com Junior Cup Q1 with the Yamaha R3mounted Virginian lapping at 1:42.461 to best Veloce Racing’s Maxwell Toth and Rodio Racing’s Gus Rodio.

Geoff May Racing/VisionWheel.com’s Geoff May topped the timesheets in Stock 1000 during Q1, lapping at 1:27.470 to best Michael Gilbert Racing’s Michael Gilbert by .359 of a second. Jones Honda’s Ashton Yates ended the day third fastest.

In Twins Cup, it was Innovative Motorsports/Mike’s Imports Teage Hobbs leading the way with his 1:34.951 on his Suzuki SV650, putting him ahead of the Robem Engineering Aprilia RS 660 of Kaleb De Keyrel. Righteous Racing’s Jody Barry ended up third fastest on his Aprilia RS 660.

Tyler O’Hara, the winner of last year’s King Of The Baggers Invitational, was the fastest of the big V-twins on Friday, the Californian riding his Mission Foods S&S Cycle Indian Challenger to the best lap of the first practice session for the Mission King Of The Baggers. Harley-Davidson Screamin’ Eagle’s Kyle Wyman was second with DTF Performance/Hoban Brothers Racing’s Michael Barnes third.

Superbike Q1

  1. Jake Gagne (Yamaha) 1:23.746
  2. Mathew Scholtz (Yamaha) 1:24.105
  3. Loris Baz (Ducati) 1:24.369
  4. Bobby Fong (Suzuki) 1:24.810
  5. Cameron Petersen (Suzuki) 1:25.571
  6. Kyle Wyman (Ducati) 1:25.798
  7. Josh Herrin (Yamaha) 1:26.105
  8. Hector Barbera (BMW) 1:26.487
  9. David Anthony (Suzuki) 1:26.652
  10. Jayson Uribe (Suzuki) 1:27.132

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Jake Gagne broke the Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta lap record in HONOS Superbike action on opening day of the 2021 MotoAmerica Series on Friday. Photo by Brian J. Nelson
Jake Gagne broke the Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta lap record in HONOS Superbike action on opening day of the 2021 MotoAmerica Series on Friday. Photo by Brian J. Nelson
Tyler O’Hara led the way in Mission King Of The Baggers practice at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta. Photo by Brian J. Nelson

Friday photos and video are available HERE

Friday results by class:

HONOS Superbike

Supersport

Liqui Moly Junior Cup

Stock 1000

Twins Cup

King Of The Baggers

About MotoAmerica

MotoAmerica is the new North American road racing series created in 2014. MotoAmerica is an affiliate of KRAVE Group LLC, a partnership that includes three-time 500cc World Champion, two-time AMA Superbike Champion, and AMA Hall of Famer Wayne Rainey, ex-racer and former manager of Team Roberts Chuck Aksland, motorsports marketing executive Terry Karges, and businessman Richard Varner. For more information on MotoAmerica, visit www.MotoAmerica.com. Also make sure to follow MotoAmerica on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.


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