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[COVERAGE] MotoAmerica: Pittsburgh

August 31st, 2022 by Elusive Media

MotoAmerica returns the Pittsburgh International Race Complex, a 2.78mile track about 40 minutes outside of Pittsburgh, PA. 7 classes classes of racing came to battle it out. The Medallia Superbike has been keeping us on our toes with Petrucci and Gagne swapping for the championship in the last round. We also had a tricky weekend with a bit of dry and wet practices. While day two started of wets, the 2nd race for superbike ended up dry. And to everyone’s amazement, all races ended up being in the dry, despite an 80% chance of rain in the afternoon. While Petrucci had a 13 point lead coming into Pittsburgh, Gagne has always been strong here. Gagne riding away with two 1st places and Petrucci coming away with a 2nd and 3rd. Scholtz came back with two podiums after being away during the last round. It will be an enjoyable 4 more races with Gagne and Petrucci separated by 1 point!! See you in New Jersey!

Date: August 19-21, 2022
Location: Pittsburgh International Race Complex , Pittsburgh, PA
By: Erik
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[COVERAGE] MotoAmerica: New Jersey

September 18th, 2021 by Elusive Media

MotoAmerica returns to New Jersey! The 2.25Mile track has made some improvements since last year. Turn 3, 8 and 10 had payment patches replaced along with sealer along the whole track at Thunderbolt. It made for some great racing this weekend, especially with the Superbike Triple header(and fantastic weather)! We also so saw the return of Josh Herrin after catching covid before the last round. Two months away from racing, but after race one, he was able to get back on the podium for race two and three. Toni Elias was able to fight off Bobby Fong, with less than 2 tenth of a second splitting them for third in race one. Jake Gagne and Mathew Scholtz were able to secure 1st and 2nd for all three races! At the end of race weekend, Jake Gagne was able to secure his 16th straight win! And after this 2nd race he was able to secure his first Superbike Championship! Congratulations to the whole Fresh N’ Lean Attack Performance Yamaha team!

Date: September 10-12, 2021
Location: Thunderbolt Raceway, New Jersey Motosports Park, Millville, NJ
By: Erik
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[COVERAGE] MotoAmerica: Pittsburgh

August 26th, 2021 by Elusive Media

MotoAmerica makes it way to the Pittsburgh International race complex where 7 out of the 9 classes were ready to put in a full weekend of racing! Royal Enfield Build Train Race was one of the new classes and exciting to check out. 7 women and 3 rounds.Pittsburgh fans were lucky enough to check out these ladies rips around the track. MotoAmerica Mini Cup Series raced on their own course within the complex and started their 3rd round at Pittsburgh. Another 8 races happened over the other 5 classes on Saturday and Sunday, a packed weeekend for fans. Jake Gagne on his Fresh N’ Lean Attack Performance Yamaha continues his winning streak this weekend at an amazing 13 wins with an impressive 93 points ahead in the championship. Toni Elias take over for injured Josh Herrin also had everyone talking this weekend. On his first outing on the Fresh N’ Lean Attack Performance Yamaha, he was able to secure 2nd place and 3 seconds gap over 3rd place Mathew Scholtz Westby Racing Yamaha. For Sundays race in superbike, everyone was dialed down with their setup. 10 rides were all within a minute of each other vs race 1 where 7 riders were within a minute. Toni Elias wasn’t able to hold on to a podium in the 2nd race, finishing 4th. Mathew Scholtz took over the 2nd position and Bobby Fong on his M4 ECSTAR Suzuki moved up to 3rd vs 8th on saturday. For more information on there classes, be sure to check out motoamerica.com. See you all in New Jersey!

Date: August 13-15, 2021
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
By: Erik
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[COVERAGE] MotoAmerica New Jersey Round 9 ’19

September 14th, 2019 by Elusive Media

MotoAmerica returns to the 2.25 mile New Jersey Motorsport park for round 9 of the championship! Unlike last year where the rain came down in buckets, races were able to complete the the dry which made for some exciting races. Coming into the Championship of New Jersey, many of the classes are in close battle for a championship. Supersport had 4 rides under 50 point difference, Superbike had 3 rides under 50 points, and the Twins top 3 were covered just by 19 points! EBC Brakes Superbike Race 1 came down with Gerloff and Beaubier scrapping for first position on the first half the race, and a late charge from Beaubier in lap 18, but Garret Gerloff was able to pull away and take the win! Cameron Beaubier followed 1.7 seconds behind in 2nd, JD Beach in 3rd and Toni Elias in 4th. Yamaha YZF-R1 takes all 3 podiums! Race 2 of the EBC Brakes Superbike JD Beach leads the first half of the race. As the race continues, Beaubier is able to battle with Beach and positions swap multiple times, but in the end Cameron Beaubier excellent first corner speed gives him the lead and he takes the win! JD Beach comes in second 1.4 seconds behind. Mathew Scholtz finished off the podium make it a Yamaha lockout. Toni Elias is able to work his way up to 4th. Championships start to tighten up, as Superbike top 2 are only 16 points apart. Beaubier was able to gain some much needed points as Toni Elias still leads the championship. Supersport top 2 are only 10 points apart from each other, while the Twins Class top 3 are only 33 points apart! The last round will sure be an exciting one!

Date: September 7-9, 2019
Location: Thunderbolt Raceway, New Jersey Motosports Park, Millville, NJ
By: Erik
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[COVERAGE] MotoAmerica New Jersey Round 9

September 14th, 2018 by Elusive Media

MotoAmerica continues at New Jersey Motorsports Park with many championships ready to be clinched, but with heavy rain and winds, mother nature wasn’t going to make it easy! This weekend reminded me of my first time attending MotoGP back in 2008 at Indianapolis, a Tropical storm race day. In this occasion, this was my first time attending MotoAmerica and both days mother nature was relentless in not giving us a dry race, But this did not stop everyone from viewing some top class racing. It’s still amazing me every time witness see a wet race and how fast these rides can go lap after lap on the edge. The next time you see a bad forecast for a race weekend at MotoAmerica, don’t worry, racing will continue and you will be in awe!

Congrats to Cameron Beaubier (Monster Energy/Yamalube/Yamaha Factory Racing) for taking this years 2018 Motul Superbike Championship (His third time), Alex Dumas (Monster Energy/Yamaha Extended Service/Graves/Yamaha) to clinching his Liqui Moly Junior Cup Championship and Andrew Lee (KTM Orange Brigade/JP43 Training) for securing his Stock 1000 Championship!

A special shout-out to Roger Hayden! He’s retiring after the next round in MotoAmerica and 20 years of racing motorcycles competitively. It was fantastic to see him race over the years along with seeing him racing in some wildcards in the past; MotoGP and Moto2. This also marks an end of an era for the 3 Hayden brothers. I will miss cheering them on from either the TV or attending a race!

Date: September 7-9th, 2018
Location: New Jersey Motosports Park, Millville, NJ
By: Erik
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