MotoAmerica Riders

  • #124 Scott Briody

    Team: Innovative Motorsports
    Birthdate: October 5, 1971
    Hometown: Hannacroix, New York
    Height/Weight: 6’ 1”/175 pounds
    Motorcycle: Kawasaki ZX-10R

  • #1 Jake Gagne

    Team: Fresh N Lean Progressive Yamaha Racing
    Birthdate: August 27, 1993
    Hometown: San Diego, California
    Height/Weight: 5′ 10″/150 pounds
    Motorcycle: Yamaha YZF-R1

  • #9 Danilo Petrucci

    Team: Warhorse HSBK Racing Ducati NYC
    Birthdate: October 24, 1990
    Hometown: Terni, Italy
    Height/Weight: 5’ 10”/175 pounds
    Motorcycle: Ducati Panigale V4 R

  • #10 Travis Wyman

    Team: H-D Screamin’ Eagle & Tytlers Cycle/RideHVMC Racing
    Birthdate: January 21, 1992
    Hometown: Macedon, New York
    Height/Weight: 5’ 9”/150 pounds
    Motorcycle: Harley-Davidson Road Glide Special & BMW M 1000 RR

  • #11 Mathew Scholtz

    Team: Westby Racing
    Birthdate: September 9, 1992
    Hometown: Durban, South Africa
    Height/Weight: 6’/158 pounds
    Motorcycle: Yamaha YZF-R1

  • #16 Ezra Beaubier

    Team: Motorsport Exotica Orange Cat BST Racing
    Birthdate: August 28, 2000
    Hometown: Roseville, California
    Height/Weight: 6’ 3”/175 pounds
    Motorcycle: BMW M 1000 RR

  • #19 Wyatt Farris

    Team: Vision Wheel M4 ECSTAR Suzuki
    Birthdate: January 19, 1994
    Hometown: Calistoga, California
    Height/Weight: 6’ 0”/155 pounds
    Motorcycle: Suzuki GSX-R1000

  • #21 Nolan Lamkin

    Team: Tom Wood Powersports Racing
    Birthdate: March 3, 2001
    Hometown: Indianapolis, Indiana
    Height/Weight: 6’ 2”/152 pounds
    Motorcycle: BMW S 1000 RR

  • #22 Ashton Yates

    Team: Aftercare Hayes Scheibe Racing
    Birthdate: April 2, 1999
    Hometown: Milledgeville, Georgia
    Height/Weight: 6’ 2”/170 pounds
    Motorcycle: BMW S 1000 RR & Honda CBR1000RR-R Fireblade SP

  • #23 Corey Alexander

    Team: Tytlers Cycle/RideHVMC Racing
    Birthdate: May 23, 1994
    Hometown: Ossining, New York
    Height/Weight: 6’ 4”/170 pounds
    Motorcycle: BMW M 1000 RR

  • #25 David Anthony

    Team: FLY Racing ADR Motorsports
    Birthdate: July 1, 1981
    Hometown: Murrieta, California
    Height/Weight: 5’ 11”/165 pounds
    Motorcycle: Suzuki GSX-R1000

  • #31 Jeffrey Purk

    Team: Legacy Dental, PC
    Birthdate: April 21, 1966
    Hometown: Norwalk, Iowa
    Height/Weight: 5’ 9”/170 pounds
    Motorcycle: Yamaha FZ-07/MT-07

  • #36 Jayson Uribe

    Team: FLY Racing ADR Motorsports
    Birthdate: March 27, 1999
    Hometown: Napa Valley, California
    Height/Weight: 6’ 1”/165 pounds
    Motorcycle: Suzuki GSX-R1000

  • #41 Maximiliano Gerardo

    Team: PDR Motorsports
    Birthdate: September 24, 1994
    Hometown: Montevideo, Uruguay
    Height/Weight: 5’ 7”/157 pounds
    Motorcycle: Kawasaki ZX-10RR

  • #42 Jeremy Coffey

    Team: Triple M Racing
    Birthdate: March 25, 1999
    Hometown: Vancouver, Washington
    Height/Weight: 6’ 0”/180 pounds
    Motorcycle: Suzuki GSX-R1000

  • #45 Cameron Petersen

    Team: Fresh N Lean Progressive Yamaha Racing
    Birthdate: December 2, 1994
    Hometown: Johannesburg, South Africa
    Height/Weight: 5’ 9”/155 pounds
    Motorcycle: Yamaha YZF-R1

  • #48 Joseph Giannotto

    Team:
    Birthdate: April 11, 1984
    Hometown: Hastings, Florida
    Height/Weight: 5’ 11”/155 pounds
    Motorcycle: Kawasaki ZX-10R

  • #54 Richie Escalante

    Team: Vision Wheel M4 ECSTAR Suzuki
    Birthdate: April 22, 1995
    Hometown: Tizayuca, Mexico
    Height/Weight: 5’ 8”/135 pounds
    Motorcycle: Suzuki GSX-R1000

  • #55 Michael Gilbert

    Team: Cycle World/Octane/Chuckwalla Racing
    Birthdate: July 23, 1996
    Hometown: Tustin, California
    Height/Weight: 5’ 7”/145 pounds
    Motorcycle: Suzuki GSX-R1000

  • #66 PJ Jacobsen

    Team: Tytlers Cycle Racing
    Birthdate: August 7, 1993
    Hometown: Westtown, New York
    Height/Weight: 5’ 7”/145 pounds
    Motorcycle: BMW M 1000 RR

  • #69 Hayden Gillim

    Team: www.InfinityFallProtection.com/Disrupt Racing
    Birthdate: December 22, 1994
    Hometown: Philpot, Kentucky
    Height/Weight: 6’ 0”/175 pounds
    Motorcycle: Suzuki GSX-R1000

  • #80 Hector Barbera

    Team: Tytlers Cycle Racing
    Birthdate: November 2, 1986
    Hometown: Dos Aguas, Spain
    Height/Weight: 5’ 6”/135 pounds
    Motorcycle: BMW M 1000 RR

  • #85 Jake Lewis

    Team: Vision Wheel M4 ECSTAR Suzuki
    Birthdate: November 4, 1995
    Hometown: Princeton, Kentucky
    Height/Weight: 6’ 3”/170 pounds
    Motorcycle: Suzuki GSX-R1000

  • #87 Ryan Burke

    Team: Burke Racing/Boulder Motorsports
    Birthdate: October 20, 1978
    Hometown: Keenesburg, Colorado
    Height/Weight: 5’ 11”/175 pounds
    Motorcycle: Ducati Panigale V4 R

  • #88 Max Flinders

    Team: Thrashed Bike Racing
    Birthdate: November 9, 1996
    Hometown: Brentwood, New Hampshire
    Height/Weight: 5’ 11”/160 pounds
    Motorcycle: Yamaha YZF-R1

  • #92 Jason Waters

    Team: Edge Racing
    Birthdate: January 9, 1983
    Hometown: Springfield, Georgia
    Height/Weight: 5’ 8”/155 pounds
    Motorcycle: Honda CBR1000RR-R Fireblade SP

  • #93 Luie Zendejas

    Team: Edge Racing
    Birthdate: September 28, 1973
    Hometown: Fayetteville, North Carolina
    Height/Weight: 5’ 7”/172 pounds
    Motorcycle: Honda CBR1000RR-R SP

  • #94 Danilo Lewis

    Team: Tecfil Racing
    Birthdate: November 20, 1992
    Hometown: Osasco, Brazil
    Height/Weight: 5’ 8”/159 pounds
    Motorcycle: BMW S 1000 RR

  • #99 Geoff May

    Team: VisionWheel.com/DiscountTire.com/KWS Motorsports
    Birthdate: June 5, 1980
    Hometown: Sugar Hill, Georgia
    Height/Weight: 5’ 9”/165 pounds
    Motorcycle: Honda CBR1000RR-R Fireblade SP

#124 Scott Briody

Scott Briody is entering his third season of MotoAmerica competition. He has raced in both Stock 1000 and Supersport. He’s back in Stock 1000 this season riding his self-sponsored Innovative Motorsports Kawasaki. 

Little Known Fact: Scott Briody is a mechanical engineer and owns Innovative Machining Services. His hobbies outside of racing include snowmobiling and dirt biking with friends and family to stay in shape. His favorite track is Indianapolis Motor Speedway (road course). Growing up, he was a fan of Wayne Rainey, Eddie Lawson, Scott Russell, Doug Chandler, Kevin Schwantz, and Valentino Rossi.

 

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Career Highlights:

2021 – Raced an Innovative Motorsports Kawasaki in MotoAmerica Stock 1000. Scored two top-20 finishes. Best result was 16th at New Jersey Motorsports Park. 2020 – Raced select rounds of MotoAmerica Supersport. Scored championship points in two races. Best result was 14th in both Supersport legs at New Jersey Motorsports Park. Raced an Innovative Motorsports Suzuki. Ranked 34th in Supersport.

#1 Jake Gagne

Californian Jake Gagne simply dominated the 2021 MotoAmerica Superbike Series to earn his first Superbike crown and his third AMA Championship, the Fresh N’ Lean Attack Performance Yamaha Racing team leader crushing the record books en route to the title. Gagne won a record 17 out of 20 races on the team’s Yamaha YZF-R1, including a record-setting 16 in a row. Gagne returns to the team in 2022 and will begin the campaign as the heavy favorite to win a second Superbike title.

After suffering a mechanical failure in the opening race of the season at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta, Gagne went on a tear, winning the next 17 races in a row. He wasn’t stopped until the first of three races in the series finale at Barber Motorsports Park when Mother Nature wreaked havoc with a torrential downpour. In race two at Barber, Gagne finished third and, fittingly, he won the final race of the season on Sunday in Alabama.

The Superbike Championship is the third AMA title for Gagne as he won the AMA Daytona SportBike Championship in 2015 and was crowned champion of the inaugural MotoAmerica Superstock 1000 Championship in 2015. Gagne won 11 races during his 2015 championship-winning campaign.

In 2018, the former youth motocrosser competed overseas in the World Superbike Championship on a Ten Kate Honda but returned stateside to the MotoAmerica Superbike Championship in 2019 and rode a Scheibe Racing BMW to eighth in the title chase.

Gagne, who was born and raised in San Diego, California, now resides in Durango, Colorado.

Little Known Fact: Jake Gagne qualified for and raced in the 2015 Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship round at the Utah Motorsports Campus and very nearly finished in the top 20.

 

MotoAmerica Stats
Wins: 17
Podiums: 29

Career Highlights

2021Won the 2021 MotoAmerica Superbike Championship with a record-setting 17 wins out of 20 races on his Fresh N’ Lean Attack Performance Yamaha. 2020Finished second in the MotoAmerica Superbike Championship with 11 podiums as a teammate to champion Cameron Beaubier on the Monster Energy Attack Performance Yamaha team. 2019Rode a Scheibe Racing BMW to eighth in the Superbike title chase with a best finish of fourth. 2018Raced a Ten Kate Honda in the World Superbike Championship and ended up 17th in the championship. 2017Finished 11th in the MotoAmerica Superbike Championship on a RoadRace Factory Honda. 2016Finished 10th in the 2016 MotoAmerica Superbike Championship with a best result of third at Road Atlanta. 2015Won the MotoAmerica Superstock 1000 Championship on a RoadRace Factory Yamaha YZF-R1 with 11 victories. 2014Won the AMA Daytona SportBike Championship. 2013Raced a RoadRace Factory/Red Bull Yamaha to second to Cameron Beaubier in the AMA Daytona SportBike class and was the only rider to beat Beaubier when he scored victory at Road America. 2012Won his first-career AMA Daytona SportBike race at Homestead-Miami Speedway on his RoadRace Factory/Red Bull Yamaha. 2011Raced as a wild card in the Moto2 World Championship round at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. 2010Won four rounds of the Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup and won the championship. 2009Competed in the Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup and two rounds of the AMA Supersport East Series with a best finish of sixth. 2008Competed in the Red Bull AMA U.S. Rookies Cup, winning two rounds at Road Atlanta and Indianapolis Motor Speedway, respectively. 200565cc Ponca City Amateur National Motocross Champion.

#9 Danilo Petrucci

Danilo Petrucci debuts in MotoAmerica in 2022 after an illustrious 10-year racing career in MotoGP, where he was a two-time race winner, earned 10-career podiums and a pair of fast-lap honors. He also won the Italian (CIV) STK1000 Championship in 2011. Danilo will be racing in MotoAmerica Superbike with Warhorse HSBK Racing Ducati NYC.

Little Known Fact: In addition to road racing, Danilo is also a world-class off-road rider. He competed in the 2022 Dakar Rally and won a stage in spite of being a rookie in the event. Danilo has been vacationing in America most of his life, starting when he was eight and came to the U.S. to visit his cousins. Danilo has previous experience at just two tracks in the MotoAmerica Championship – COTA and Laguna Seca. Danilo began racing mini-bikes when he was seven years old. His path to MotoGP was very different than most. He raced almost exclusively on Superstock machines before making the jump straight into MotoGP in 2012.

 

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Career Highlights:

2022 – Won Stage 5 of the Dakar Rally riding with Tech3 KTM Factory Racing. 2021 – Raced MotoGP with Tech3 KTM Factory Racing. Scored three top-10 finishes, with a best of fifth at Le Mans. Ranked 21st in the final standings. 2020 – Raced for the factory Ducati team in MotoGP. He won the French Grand Prix, marking his second-career MotoGP victory. Ranked 12th in the final standings. 2019 – Scored three podiums, including earning his career-first MotoGP victory in the Italian Grand Prix in Mugello. Earned his highest-ever year-end ranking in MotoGP with sixth. Raced for the factory Ducati MotoGP squad. 2018 – Took five top-five MotoGP finishes, including a podium (2nd) at Le Mans. Ranked eighth in the final standings. Raced for Alma Pramac Racing Ducati. 2017 – Earned four MotoGP podium finishes racing for Octo Pramac Racing Ducati. Ranked eighth in the world championship. 2016 – Raced MotoGP with Octo Pramac Yakhnich Ducati and scored eight top-10 finishes ending the season ranked 14th. Best result was 7th (twice). 2015: Raced with the Octo Pramac Racing Ducati team, earning 11 top-10 finishes. Earned his first MotoGP podium result with a runner-up finish behind Valentino Rossi in the British Grand Prix at Silverstone. Ranked 10th2014 – Raced MotoGP with the Octo IodaRacing Team on an Aprilia-powered ART. Earned six points-paying finishes (best of 11th at Aragon) and ended the year ranked 20th2013 – Raced MotoGP with Came IodaRacing Project on a BMW-powered Suter. Best finish was 11th at Catalunya. Ranked 17th2012 – Debut season in MotoGP. Raced for the Came IodaRacing Project team under Claiming Rule Teams (CRT) regulations. The team began the season running its own chassis, the TR003, with an Aprilia RSV4 engine before switching to Suter frames and BMW engines midway through the season. Petrucci recorded seven points-scoring finishes and was 19th in the championship, with a best finish of eighth at the final round. 2011 – Raced Superstock 1000 Cup (a support class in WSBK) and finished runner-up in the championship, scoring four wins. Raced a Barni Racing Team Ducati. Won the Italian STK1000 Championship with Team Italia Ducati. Was a factory Ducati race test rider. 2010 – Raced for Team Pedercini Kawasaki in Superstock 1000 Cup where he ranked ninth. 2009-2007 – Raced three seasons in the European Superstock 600 Championship where he scored three wins in 2009.

#10 Travis Wyman

Travis Wyman quietly went about putting together a quality 2021 season on his Travis Wyman Racing BMW with the Las Vegas resident winning two races and finishing on the podium six times. And it resulted in him finishing second in the MotoAmerica Stock 1000 Championship. In addition to his Stock 1000 duties, Wyman also finished fifth in the three-round King Of The Baggers Championship riding alongside his brother, Kyle, on the H-D Screamin’ Eagle team. Wyman has built up an impressive resume in his 13 seasons as a professional motorcycle racer. He’s now won seven races, earned 28-career podiums, scored poles and come very close to winning championships, finishing runner up three times in his career. In 2022 Wyman will again contest MotoAmerica Stock 1000 and Superbike, but he will do so on the new Tytlers Cycle/RideHVMC Racing team.

Little Known Fact: Is the middle of the three racing Wyman brothers with older brother Kyle and younger brother Cody. Has been a longtime coach at the California Superbike School. Is a columnist for the BMW Riders Association. Has been motorcycle racing since he was five years old.

 

MotoAmerica Stats
Wins: 8 (6 in Stock 1000, 1 Superstock 600, 1 Supersport East)
Podiums: 30 (14 in Stock 1000, 6 in Superstock 600, 3 in Supersport East, 6 in Harley XR1200, 1 in King Of The Baggers)

 

Career Highlights:

2021 – Finished second in the MotoAmerica Stock 1000 class with two race wins and six podiums. Also competed in MotoAmerica Superbike Cup where he again finished second. Pulling tripled duty, Wyman ended up fifth in the Mission King Of The Baggers Series on his factory Harley-Davidson. 2020 – Finished third in MotoAmerica Stock 1000 on the Travis Wyman Racing BMW S 1000 RR despite suffering a broken arm early in the season. Earned a pair of Stock 1000 podiums, including a victory in the Indianapolis round. Also finished 11th in MotoAmerica Superbike with a top result of sixth in the first leg of Indianapolis. Wyman also competed in the MotoAmerica King of the Baggers exhibition race at Laguna Seca, scoring a fourth-place finish aboard a Trask Performance-prepared Harley-Davidson Road Glide. 2019: Finished sixth in MotoAmerica Stock 1000 and scored seven top-five finishes including a podium at VIR. Ranked 14th MotoAmerica Superbike earned two top-10 finishes. Raced a Weir Everywhere Racing BMW. 2018 – Finished second in MotoAmerica Stock 1000. Won two rounds of the series and finished the season with four podiums. Raced Weir Everywhere Racing BMW. 2017 – Sat out most of the MotoAmerica season due to lack of financial backing. Raced the Pittsburgh round of MotoAmerica Supersport and finished seventh in race one. Travis Wyman Racing Yamaha. 2016 – Finished third in MotoAmerica Superstock 600 racing a Kyle Wyman Racing Yamaha. Scored six Superstock 600 podium finishes and won race two at Road Atlanta. 2015 – Ranked third in MotoAmerica Superstock 600. Earned six podium finishes, including a victory in Road America race one. Raced a Wyman Racing Yamaha. 2014 – Sat out the season but did some auto racing. 2013 – Competed full seasons of AMA Pro SuperSport East and Harley Davidson Series competition. Best finish of second came in SuperSport Race 2 al Mid-Ohio. Also made Daytona SportBike deubt at MRLS finale, finishing 22nd. Raced for Harv’s Harley-Davidson/Suzuki. 2012 – Competed in AMA Pro SuperSport East and Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson Series, finishing sixth in the points in both classes. Best finish of third in Harley-Davidson Series came at Homestead. Raced for Harv’s H-D/Suzuki. 2011 – Competed in both AMA Pro Harley-Davidson and AMA Pro SuperSport East competition, earning his breakout victory at Rood America in SuperSport Race 2, grabbing a podium in SuperSport Race 1 and also taking home third in the Harley-Davidson Series race. Raced for Harv’s Harley-Davidson. Also earned two Top 10 finishes in AMA Pro Flat Track’s Pro Singles division. 2010 – Ron in both AMA Pro Harley-Davidson and SuperSport East. Finished in the Top 10 in every Harley-Davidson Series race, with a season-high second-place finish at VIR. Finished second in Harley-Davidson Series points. Ran 10 SuperSport races with a season-best finish of fourth place two times, at VIR and Barber. 2009 – Raced in four AMA Pro SuperSport East Division races, Mid-Ohio, VIR, NJMP and Daytona, where he finished a season-high seventh place. 2008 – Raced AMA Red Bull Rookie Cup and scored one top-10 finish.

#11 Mathew Scholtz

South African Mathew Scholtz had his career-best season of racing in 2021 with the Westby Racing rider ending the season second in the MotoAmerica Superbike Championship with two victories and 16 total podium finishes.

Scholtz has made the MotoAmerica Championship his home after making the move to full time racing in the U.S. following a successful seven-podium 2017 season in the Superstock 1000 Championship.

The Westby Racing rider won the 2021 season opener, had nine-second place finishes and ended his season with another victory in the three-race season finale at Barber Motorsports Park. Scholtz, the 2017 MotoAmerica Superstock 1000 Champion and a former South African SuperGP National Champion, doubled his career-win total with his two wins in 2021 to bring his total to four. Scholtz’ first win came in the 2017 season finale at Barber Motorsports Park and his second was at Circuit of The Americas in 2018.

The coming season marks Scholtz’ sixth consecutive season as the lone Superbike rider for Westby Racing. Once again campaigning the iconic gold-and-black Westby Racing Yamaha R1 Superbike, he and the team have their sights set squarely on the 2022 MotoAmerica Superbike Championship.

Little Known Fact: When Scholtz won the MotoAmerica Superbike race at Barber Motorsports Park in 2017, he became the first rider to win a Superbike race while riding a Superstock 1000-spec motorcycle.

 

MotoAmerica
Wins: 4
Podiums: 42

 

Career Highlights:

2021 – Had his best season yet in 2021, ending the season as the runner-up to Jake Gagne in the 2021 MotoAmerica Superbike Championship on his Westby Racing Yamaha. 2020Finished fifth in the 2020 MotoAmerica Superbike Championship with 10 podiums that includes six second-place finishes – despite missing the last four races due to an injury suffered at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. 2019 – Rode his Westby Racing Yamaha to sixth in the Superbike Championship with five podium finishes. 2018Moved up to the MotoAmerica Superbike series and ended up fourth in the championship with one victory and eight podium finishes for Westby Racing. 2017Earned the MotoAmerica Superstock 1000 Championship with 10 victories and 19 podiums. Also became the first Superstock 1000 racer to win a MotoAmerica Superbike race with his victory in the final race of the season at Barber Motorsports Park. 2016 – Finished seventh in the MotoAmerica Superstock 1000 Championship with seven podiums. Also earned the SuperGP National Championship in his homeland of South Africa. 2015Finished second in the SuperGP National Championship. 2014Was runner-up in the South African Super600 National Championship. 2013 – Competed in the World Supersport Championship and finished 23rd at season’s end. 2012 Finished 16th in the World Supersport Championship. 2011Competed in the Spanish Moto2 CEV Championship. 2010Raced in the Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup and earned a podium finish. 2009 – Finished seventh in the Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup with two podium finishes. 2008Ended the season sixth in the Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup with one win and three podium finishes. 2007Finished second in the 125cc South African National Championship with nine victories.

#16 Ezra Beaubier

Ezra Beaubier returns to MotoAmerica competition for the first time in four years. The younger brother of five-time MotoAmerica Superbike Champion Cameron Beaubier, Ezra raced in MotoAmerica dating back to 2015 when he competed in the KTM RC Cup Championship. He’s been continuing to hone his racing skills in club racing for the last several years and will be focusing on MotoAmerica Stock 1000 in 2022 riding a BMW for Motorsport Exotica Orange Cat BST Racing.

Little Known Fact: Trains with his brother Cameron on a TT track called “Area 97” riding a 150cc motorcycle. Also keeps sharp on pavement by racing a Supermoto bike.

 

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Career Highlights:

2021 – Ezra won three out of the seven AFM Formula Pacific races and very nearly clinched the season championship, ultimately finishing runner up in the series. 2019 – Missed most of season due to a broken collarbone. 2018 – Raced the Utah round of MotoAmerica Supersport where he suffered a pair of DNFs. Raced for One6Sport Yamaha. 2017 – Raced a limited schedule and earned two top-10 finishes in MotoAmerica Superstock 600. Best result was eighth at Utah. Ranked 25th. Raced for Team Champ Yamaha. 2016 – Raced select MotoAmerica KTM RC Cup rounds. Scored two top-10 finishes with a best of 10th (twice). Ranked 19th in the series. 2015 – Raced select MotoAmerica KTM RC Cup with a best result of 13th. Ranked 30th.

#19 Wyatt Farris

Wyatt Farris, from Calistoga, California, is an experienced AMA Pro/MotoAmerica competitor, earning nine AMA Pro/MotoAmerica podium finishes, and taking third in the 2014 AMA Pro SuperSport Championship.

Little Known Fact: Wyatt finished a strong third in the 2016 Daytona 200. In 2017, he won the overall AFM Championship, was second in 2019, and topped the AFM overall points again in 2020. Wyatt has worked as a racing school coach in the past.

 

MotoAmerica Stats
Wins:
Podiums: 9 (3 in Superstock 600, 4 in Supersport, 2 in SuperSport West)

 

Career Highlights:

2021 – Earned eight top-10 finishes with a best of seventh at Brainerd. Finished the year ranked ninth in Stock 1000. Scored MotoAmerica Superbike Championship points in nine rounds. Best Superbike finish was 11th at Brainerd. Ranked 20th in Superbike. Finished sixth in Superbike Cup (for riders who race Superbike on Stock 1000 machines). Raced for M4 ECSTAR Suzuki.  2020 – Raced primarily in AFM club races. 2019 – Raced a select number of MotoAmerica Stock 1000 aboard a Team19 Kawasaki ZX-10R. Best result was eighth (twice – Road America and Utah). Finished ranked 19th in the series. 2018 – Raced select rounds of MotoAmerica Supersport on a TSE Racing Yamaha. Finished 16th in the final standings with a pair of top-10 finishes. Best result was ninth in race one at Sonoma. 2017 – Raced the Sonoma round of MotoAmerica Superbike/Superstock 1000 on a CT Racing/ GP Suspension Kawasaki. Best Superstock 1000 result was eight in Sonoma race one. Based on that single weekend of racing Wyatt finished 17th in the final MotoAmerica Bazzaz Superstock 1000 Series. Scored Superbike points in race one at Sonoma. Ranked 28th in Superbike. 2016 – Entered just one MotoAmerica Superbike/Superstock 1000 race weekend at Laguna. Qualified, but crashed on the first lap bringing out red and a complete restart, recorded as DNS. 2015 – Finished fourth in MotoAmerica Superstock 600 on a Mach 1 Motorsports Yamaha. Scored three podium finishes. 2014 – Finished third ranked in AMA Pro Supersport on the strength of four podium finishes. Raced for CELTIC/HVMC Racing Suzuki. 2013 – Finished third in AMA Pro Supersport West. Earned a pair of podiums on the season. Raced for Jon Block Group/Meen Motorsports Yamaha. 2012 – Ranked 15th in AMA Pro Supersport West with three starts on the season and one top-10 finish. Raced a Mach 1 Motorsports Yamaha. 2011 – Made his AMA Pro debut at Sonoma in Supersport on Yamaha and finished sixth.

#21 Nolan Lamkin

After four years in MotoAmerica Supersport, highlighted by a career-first podium finish at Road Atlanta, Nolan Lamkin moved up to MotoAmerica Stock 1000 and Superbike Cup racing aboard a Tom Wood Powersports BMW S 1000 RR.

Little Known Fact: Nolan comes from a racing family. His dad participate in motorcycle drag racing, but Nolan wanted to go road racing. Cites Nicky Hayden and former Moto3 World Champ Danny Kent as racing heroes. Motorcycling runs deep in the family. His great grandfather owned a Norton dealership. Got to experience one of his lifelong dreams when he raced at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway last year in the MotoAmerica event. Has been coached by Michael Barnes and Jason Pridmore.

 

MotoAmerica Stats
Wins:
Podiums: 1 (Supersport)

 

Career Highlights:

2021 – It was a landmark season for Nolan. He earned his first podium finish in MotoAmerica competition when he took third in the Supersport season-opener at Road Atlanta. He finished the season ranked 12th in the series. Raced for Cycle Gear Racing on a Yamaha YZF-R6. 2020 – Cracked the top-10 for the first time in MotoAmerica Supersport. Scored 10 top-10 finishes, including a season best of fifth in round 10 at The Ridge. Raced a Cycle Gear Racing Yamaha R6. 2019 – Raced a Cycle Gear Racing Yamaha R6 to 15th in MotoAmerica Supersport. Scored a pair of top-10 finishes, with a best of ninth in the season finale at Barber. 2018 – Ranked 25th in MotoAmerica Supersport. Earned two points-paying finishes, both 13th-place. Raced a Cycle Gear Racing Yamaha R6. 2017 – Ranked 15th in MotoAmerica Superstock 600 on a Cycle Gear Racing/Westby Racing Yamaha R6. Three top-10 finishes with a season best of seventh at round eight in Utah. Ranked 29th in Supersport with top-10 finish (10th) in Utah. 2016 – Raced KTM RC Cup. Ranked 13th in the series with five top-10 finishes. Best result was sixth (twice). Backed by Cycle Gear Racing. 2015 – Finished 17th in KTM RC Cup. Best finish was eighth in the opening round at COTA. Sponsored by Cycle Gear Racing.

#22 Ashton Yates

Ashton Yates became the first rider in series history to race in all five MotoAmerica classes when he took part in the 2020 MotoAmerica Superbike class. Yates started his MotoAmerica career in KTM RC Cup, advanced to Junior Cup, then raced in Stock 600 and Supersport, and in 2019, he competed in Stock 1000. Ashton is the son of multi-time AMA Champion Aaron Yates. He is racing in Superbike in 2022 with Scheibe Racing BMW.

Little Known Fact: Ashton Yates has finished on the podium in three classes of MotoAmerica racing: KTM RC 390 Cup, Liqui Moly Junior Cup and Stock 1000. He also became the first rider to stand on the podium in two different classes on the same day when he did so in Supersport and Liqui Moly Junior Cup at Road Atlanta in 2018.

 

MotoAmerica/AMA Superbike Stats
Wins: 6 (KTM RC Cup/Junior Cup)
Podiums: 23 (17 in KTM RC Cup/Junior Cup, 1 in Supersport, 5 in Stock 1000)

 

Career Highlights: 

2021Finished fifth in Stock 1000 and scored four podiums. His best result was second (three times). Ashton showed amazing progress and rain-riding prowess in MotoAmerica Superbike racing in select rounds. At the end of the season, he scored two fourths and a sixth in the season finale tripleheader round at Barber Motorsports Park. Raced for Jones Honda aboard a Honda CBR1000RR-R Fireblade SP. 2020 – Finished seventh-ranked in the Stock 1000 class scoring 10 top-10 finishes and a season-best of fifth at New Jersey. Ranked seventh in the Superbike Cup for riders racing Stock 1000 machine in the Superbike class. Scored points-paying finishes in five MotoAmerica Superbike rounds with his best finish being an 11th at Barber. Ranked 24th in Superbike. 2019Despite not starting the Stock 1000 series until the seventh round, finished seventh in the championship with a second-place finish at Pitt Race. Started the season in the Supersport Championship and ended up 17th despite switching to the Stock 1000 class. Scored three top-10 finishes in Supersport with a best of ninth (twice). 2018 – Finished fourth in Junior Cup with three victories and seven podiums in all. Did double duty and also raced in the Supersport class where he finished 14th in the championship, scoring a podium (third) at Road Atlanta. 2017Finished 11th in the Superstock 600 Championship with five top-10 finishes. Best result was seventh. 2016Finished third in the KTM RC Cup Championship with 10 podium finishes and three victories. 2015Made his MotoAmerica debut and ended the season ranked 19th in the KTM RC Cup Championship. Best finish was sixth.

#23 Corey Alexander

Corey Alexander won three MotoAmerica Stock 1000 races in 2021 en route to finishing third in the championship on his HONOS HVMC Racing Kawasaki. For 2022, Alexander is racing for a new team – Tytlers Cycle/RideHVMC Racing – on a new motorcycle – the BMW M 1000 RR. Alexander will pull double duty on the Stock 1000-spec BMW as he will race in both the MotoAmerica Stock 1000 class and MotoAmerica Medallia Superbike.

A few years ago, Alexander, a former AMA Pro Supersport East Champion, thought he was out of road racing for good. He sat out for a couple of years, and even tried out American Flat Track before coming back to road racing on a limited basis. He found he still had the talent and the passion to race, so in 2020 he made a return to full-time racing. It was a major success, culminating in finishing second in MotoAmerica Stock 1000.

Little Known Fact: At 6’ 4” Corey is one of the tallest competitors in MotoAmerica. Corey comes from a family of motorcycle enthusiasts and racers. His uncle and sponsor Richie Alexander was the 1998 AMA 750cc Supersport Champion. When he’s not racing, Corey works at the family dealership Hudson Valley Motorcycles or coaching at Jason Pridmore’s JP43 Training riding school. His passion outside of racing is design. Corey has a clothing company, Defy All Odds Apparel.

 

MotoAmerica Stats
Wins: 11 (5 Stock 1000, 3 Supersport, 3 SuperSport East/West)
Podiums: 38 (19 Stock 1000, 4 Supersport, 9 SuperSport East/West)

 

Career Highlights:

2021 – Corey Alexander won three MotoAmerica Stock 1000 races in 2022 as he fought to the bitter end, ending up third in the title chase. Alexander pulled double duty, racing in both Superbike and Stock 1000 on his HONOS HVMC Racing Kawasakis. The New Yorker also finished third in the MotoAmerica Superbike Cup Championship. 2020 – Corey scored a pair of MotoAmerica Stock 1000 wins (sweeping both legs at Road Atlanta) and in all earned 10 podium finishes en route to finishing as series runner up. Did double duty at most rounds also contesting MotoAmerica Superbike on his Stock 1000 machine and finished ranked 12 in that series, with a sixth in leg one at New Jersey his top result. Raced with Ride HVMC Racing on a Kawasaki ZX-10RR. 2019 – Raced select MotoAmerica Stock 1000 rounds with Ride HVMC Freeman Racing Kawasaki. Earned three podium finishes and finished the year ranked eighth.  2018 – Raced AFT Singles in American Flat Track. 2016 – Raced MotoAmerica Superstock 1000 and Superbike for Ride HVMC Freeman Racing Ducati but missed much of the season due to injury. Best result was fifth at New Jersey in race two. Was ranked 18th in the series. 2015 – Raced MotoAmerica Supersport with Tuned Racing. Finished 11th in the series and scored nine top-10 finishes with a best of sixth in the season finale at New Jersey. 2014 – Finished fourth in AMA Pro Supersport. Won the first three rounds of the series, before a broken collarbone in training mid-season slowed his progress. Had four podium finishes. Raced on the Celtic Racing Suzuki GSX-R600. 2013 – Won the AMA Pro SuperSport East title earning two wins, five podiums in all. Raced a single round of AMA Pro Daytona SportBike.  Raced a couple of rounds of the World Supersport Championship with PTR Honda. 2012 – Raced AMA Pro SuperSport East. Won the pole at Daytona and claimed a pair of podium finishes. Finished ranked fifth. 2011 – Raced AMA Pro SuperSport West with Vesrah Suzuki. Ranked third. Won the Miller round and had two podiums on the season.  2010 – Raced AMA Pro SuperSport East, finished the year ranked 16th. 2008 – Ran in AMA Red Bull Rookies Cup and scored a pair of top-10 finishes. Ranked 20th.

#25 David Anthony

For the third straight season, “Aussie” Dave Anthony ended the 2020 MotoAmerica Superbike Series ranked 10th in the championship. Anthony’s best finish in 2020 was a sixth, a result he turned in on four occasions. Anthony not only races in the series, but he is also a successful team owner, running two other riders in addition to himself under the FLY Racing ADR Motorsports banner. Anthony is an Australian who now calls Murrieta, California, home.

Little Known Fact: Anthony has two AMA Superbike podiums to his credit with second place finishes to Josh Hayes at Road America and Barber Motorsports Park in 2014. Anthony ended up fifth in the AMA Superbike Championship in 2014.

 

MotoAmerica Stats
Wins: 0
Podiums: 2

 

Career Highlights:

2020 – Finished 10th in the MotoAmerica Superbike Championship on a Suzuki GSX-R1000 with four sixth place finishes the highlight to his season. 2019 – Ended the 2019 MotoAmerica Superbike Series ranked 10th in the championship. 2018 – Ended up 10th in the MotoAmerica Superbike Championship. 2017 – Finished ninth in the MotoAmerica Superstock 1000 Championship and 17th in the MotoAmerica Superbike Series. 2016 – Ended the season 11th in the Superstock 1000 Championship. 2015 – Finished fourth in the MotoAmerica Supersport Series with two podium finishes. 2014 – Ended the AMA Superbike Series ranked fifth in the championship point standings. 2013 – Finished 10th in the AMA Pro Superbike Championship. 2012 – Completed the season ranked 13th. 2011 – Finished 14th in the AMA Pro Superbike Championship. 2010 – Raced in selected Superbike and Daytona SportBike rounds. 2009 – Finished 13th in the AMA Pro Superbike Championship. 2008 – Raced in select AMA Pro Superbike, Superstock and Formula Xtreme rounds. 2007 – Raced in both Formula Xtreme and Supersport. 2006 – Started his AMA racing career with his first Supersport race.

#31 Jeffrey Purk

Jeffrey Purk is a longtime veteran of pro racing. He has competed in many different professional road race classes over the years. Jeffrey actually retired from pro racing for seven years but came back in 2017 to start a second chapter in his racing career and since then, he’s experienced some of his best success. In 2022 Jeffrey will be racing in Twins Cup on a Legacy Dental Yamaha.

Little Known Fact: Jeffrey is a dentist by profession. He’s one of the few pro road racers to come out of Iowa. Races ex-factory Yamaha R1 raced by Garrett Gerloff in 2019. Jeffrey made his pro road racing debut at Road America in 1996.

 

MotoAmerica Stats
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Career Highlights:

2021 – Raced MotoAmerica Superbike and earned a points-paying finish (14th) in the series opener at Road Atlanta. Ranked 30th in Superbike. 2020Raced select rounds of MotoAmerica Superbike. Scored points in two rounds. Best result was 14th in round eight at PittRace. Ranked 32nd. 2019Finished 11th in MotoAmerica Stock 1000 marking his career-best ranking. Scored two top-10 finishes, with his best coming at PittRace with a ninth. Raced his own Legacy Dental Yamaha R1. 2018Scored two top-10 finishes in Stock 1000, with his best of sixth at PittRace. That marked his career-best pro racing sprint finish. Ranked 15th in Stock 1000. Ranked 23rd in MotoAmerica Superbike with one points-paying finish. Raced his Legacy Dental Yamaha YZF-R1. 2017Raced MotoAmerica Superbike at Road America and scored a 17th and 16th. Raced with SRT Yamaha. 2010-2016In retirement from pro racing. 2009Raced select Daytona SportBike races, but scored no points. Best result was 21st at Road America. Won a MotoGT endurance race at Daytona with Wisconsin Racing along with teammate Calvin Martinez. 2008Raced select Formula Xtreme rounds, where his best finish was 18th at Road America. Ranked 61st in Formula Xtreme. Raced a DDS Racing/Full Spectrum Racing Yamaha YZF-R6. Also raced a single round of Supersport at Daytona where he finished 37th. 2007Raced a couple of Formula Xtreme rounds but scored no points. Best result was 34that Road America. 2006Ranked 77th in AMA Supersport with two points-paying finishes. Best result was 26th at Road America. 2005Ranked 72nd in AMA Supersport with a best result of 25th at Pikes Peak. 2004Ranked 77th in AMA Superbike with a points-paying finish of 28th at Road America. 2003Raced and scored points in four different classes – AMA Superbike, Supersport, Superstock and Formula Xtreme. Ranked 80th in Superbike, where he scored points in three rounds. Best result was 27th (twice). Ranked 35th in Supersport with a best finish of 13th at Road America. Scored points in two rounds of Superstock. Best result was 24th at Road America. Ranked 74th in Superstock. Scored 20th in one round of Formula Xtreme at Brainerd. Ranked 71st in FX. 2002Ranked 60th in AMA Superbike with a best finish of 23rd at Daytona. Ranked 52nd in Formula Xtreme based on a 13th at Road America. 2001Ranked 28th in Superbike where he scored three top-20 finishes. Best was 19th (at Road Atlanta and Road America). Ranked 58th in Supersport, with a best finish of 21st at Road America. Ranked 68th in 750 Supersport with a best of 13th at Road America. 2000Raced and scored points in four pro classes. Raced the Road America Superbike doubleheader and scored 21st and 20th. Based on those two finishes, he was ranked 34th in the final AMA Superbike standings. Raced a couple rounds of Supersport, best finish was 22nd at Brainerd. Ranked 71st in Supersport. Ranked 27th in 750 Supersport and scored a top-10 finish (ninth) at Road America. Ranked 44th in Formula Xtreme based on a 10th-place finish at Road America. 1999Scored points in two rounds of AMA Supersport, best result was 26th at Brainerd. Ranked 101st in Supersport. Ranked 37th in Formula Xtreme with a best of 12th at Brainerd. 1998Scored his first career top-10 AMA national finish when he took ninth in the Formula Xtreme race at Road America on a Honda CBR900RR. Ranked 43rd in Formula Xtreme. Ranked 61st in Supersport with a best result of 24th at Mid-Ohio. Raced the Pikes Peak 750 Supersport round on his Honda CBR600 and placed 31st. 1997Ranked 27th in Formula Xtreme with a pair of top-20 finishes. Best result was 12th at Road America. Scored points in two 750 Supersport races with a best result of 17th at Brainerd. Ranked 57th in 750 Supersport. 1996Made his pro debut at Road America. Took 21st in 600 Supersport and 27th in 750 Supersport. Based on that one weekend was ranked 80th in 600 Supersport and 100th in 750 Supersport.

#36 Jayson Uribe

Jayson Uribe has taken a long and unique journey in his road racing career. His early years were primarily contested in Europe with just occasional race outings here in America. In the past couple of seasons, he’s been racing mainly West Coast rounds on Honda Superbikes. Last season, he raced a Suzuki in MotoAmerica Superbike for FLY Racing/ADR Motorsports.

Little Known Fact: At age four Jayson started riding a Honda 50 dirt bike, by seven he was racing Supermoto and by age nine he was road racing.  His entire family rides motorcycles, it’s a passion which runs deep. When not racing Jayson works full time as an electrician for his dad’s company and he also serves as a volunteer fire fighter and has spent time of the front lines in California wildfires.

 

MotoAmerica Stats
Wins:
Podiums: 1 (Supersport)

 

Career Highlights:

2021 – Ranked 17th in MotoAmerica Superbike racing a Suzuki for FLY Racing/ADR Motorsports. Scored four top-10 finishes. Best result was 8th at VIR. 2020 – Raced a just two weekends of MotoAmerica Superbike events (The Ridge and Laguna Seca) on his own Rock and Sons Racing Honda CBR1000RR. Scored three top-10 finishes, including eight in both rounds at The Ridge. On that limited schedule he finished ranked 21st in MotoAmerica Superbike. 2019 – Entered just two events (Utah and Laguna Seca) in MotoAmerica Superbike. Earned three top-10 finishes, with a season best of eighth (twice). Rode his own Uribe Racing Honda Superbike. 2018 – Raced West Coast rounds of MotoAmerica Superbike with the factory-backed Genuine Broaster Chicken Honda squad. Finished the year ranked 18th. Scored three top-10 finishes, with a ninth at round 12 in Utah his top result. 2017 – Split time racing here in America in MotoAmerica Supersport and in the European CEV Moto2 Championship (where he finished 11th). Ranked 17th in MotoAmerica Supersport having raced in just two event weekends. In MotoAmerica rode for Rickdiculous Racing Yamaha. Scored a podium in race two at Utah. 2016 – Raced European CEV Moto2 Championship and finished 11th. 2015 – Raced a single round (New Jersey) of MotoAmerica Superstock 600 on a Meen Motorsports Yamaha, best finish was fourth in race 1. Ranked 19th in Superstock 600. Became the first American to win a race in any class within the French Superbike Championship when he took victory in a French Superstock 600cc Championship race at the Ledeon circuit. 2014 – Finished third in the British (BSB) Moto3 Championship. Scored six podiums in all with a best result of second (twice). 2013: Finished 11th in British (BSB) 125cc National Championship. Best result was seventh.

#41 Maximiliano Gerardo

Maximiliano Gerardo came to MotoAmerica after a solid career of road racing in Latin America where he earned multiple national titles. He also has ample international experience, having raced in the European Superstock 600 and CEV Superstock 600 Championships. Maxi’s claim to fame in MotoAmerica is scoring a podium finish (third) in Stock 1000 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in 2020. Is racing a PDR Motorsports Kawasaki in Stock 1000 and Superbike.

Little Known Fact: Maxi began his racing career as a junior in motocross. Began road racing when he was 14. Won 600 Supersport National Championships in three countries (Brazil, Argentina and Uruguay) in 2014.

 

MotoAmerica Stats
Wins: 
Podiums: 1 (Stock 1000)

 

Career Highlights:

2021 – Finished 10th in MotoAmerica Stock 1000 on the strength of five top-10 finishes. Best result was sixth in the first leg at VIR. Raced with Tango Racing Kawasaki. 2020Made his MotoAmerica debut at Barber Motorsports Park racing Stock 1000 for Tango Racing. Raced only three rounds, yet still finished 12th overall in Stock 1000 based on the strength of excellent finishes, including a podium at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Raced a Kawasaki. 2019Raced in the Argentinian Championships. 2017Won the Brazilian 600 Supersport Championship. 2016: Uruguay 600 Supersport Champion. 2015: Raced European Superstock 600 Championship and finished 23rd, best result was ninth in Portugal, where he turned the fastest lap of the race. 2014Won Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay 600 Supersport Championships. Raced select CEV FIM Superstock 600 races. 2011-2010 Argentina 250cc Champion.

#42 Jeremy Coffey

Jeremy Coffey made the move to Superbike racing much earlier than many road racers. Instead of toiling for years in the support classes before jumping to the premier series, Jeremy club-raced open-class bikes with good success, considering that his move to pro racing in 2017 directly on a 1000cc machine was not that big of a surprise. This season will be his fifth in MotoAmerica. He will race a Triple M Suzuki for the first time after all his previous seasons were aboard a BMW.

Little Known Fact: Jeremy got into road racing because his dad didn’t want him getting into freestyle motocross like many of his friends were doing at the time.

 

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Career Highlights:

2021 – Ranked 16th in MotoAmerica Stock 1000 where he scored points in seven rounds. Best result was ninth at The Ridge. Also raced select Superbike rounds and scored championship points in two rounds. Ranked 31st in Superbike. Finished ninth in Superbike Cup. 2020 – Raced a Superbike Underground-backed BMW S 1000 RR in MotoAmerica Superbike. Scored championships points in 13 rounds of the series. Finished the year ranked 17th. Best result was 11th (twice). Show great resilience despite earning the dubious distinction of suffering the most crashes (seven) in Superbike racing in 2020. 2019 – Raced select rounds of MotoAmerica Superbike on a Superbike Underground BMW. Finished 17th and scored a pair of top-10 finishes. 2018 – In MotoAmerica Stock 1000 at Utah he scored a very solid fifth-place finish, so far the top result in his career. Ended the year ranked 26th based on that single points-paying finish. Raced Superbike Underground BMW. 2017 – Rookie season in MotoAmerica. He entered Superstock 1000 at Sonoma. Scored a pair of top-10 finishes. On the results of that single weekend, he was ranked 20th in Superstock 1000. Raced a Superbike Underground Kawasaki.

#45 Cameron Petersen

The Spanish-born Cameron Petersen had his breakthrough season of Superbike racing in 2021 as he raced his M4 ECSTAR Suzuki to third in the 2021 MotoAmerica Superbike Championship while also earning his first-career Superbike victory. Petersen was rewarded for his efforts with a two-year contract with the Fresh N Lean Progressive Yamaha team where he joins forces with defending MotoAmerica Superbike Champion Jake Gagne.

Petersen, who comes from a family of Zimbabwean motorcycle racers, tasted success for the first time in 2020 when he won the  MotoAmerica Stock 1000 Championship with Altus Motorsports Suzuki. It was an amazing season for Petersen, who overcame issues to eventually win a class leading eight races to secure the Stock 1000 title.

His 2020 success led to a ride with Suzuki in the Superbike class and he took full advantage of the opportunity, winning a race in the season finale at Barber Motorsports Park and finishing on the podium a total of five times. He also earned a career-first MotoAmerica Superbike pole position – again at Barber Motorsports Park, a track he calls his favorite in the world.

The 2022 season marks the eighth season racing in America for Petersen, who was a South African Supersport National Championship in 2013. His father Robbie raced in America in the 1980s and ‘90s. Both his dad and uncle Dave had Grand Prix experience.

In addition to his championship-winning 2020 in Stock 1000, Petersen also often raced in the Superbike class. He had some strong outings and won the Superbike Cup, which is awarded to the first-place stock bike in the Superbike class.

Little Known Fact: Growing up in the warm-weather environs of Zimbabwe and South Africa, Petersen had no clue how brutal American winters can be. When he first signed to race in America and he landed at the airport, it was during a record cold snap and it was -17 degrees. Petersen was wearing shorts and a tank top when he walked off the plane.

 

MotoAmerica Stats
Wins: 10 (1 in Superbike, 8 in Stock 1000, 1 in Supersport)
Podiums: 20 (5 in Superbike, 11 in Stock 1000, 4 in Supersport)

 

Career Highlights:

2021 – Finished third in the 2021 MotoAmerica Superbike Championship on an M4 ECSTAR Suzuki with his first-career Superbike victory and five total podiums. 2020 – Scored the MotoAmerica Stock 1000 Championship, clinching the title at the Indianapolis round. He won a series-leading eight races in 12 rounds on the Altus Motorsports Suzuki. Won the pole at all but one round of the Stock 1000 series. It marked his first MotoAmerica Championship after six years of competing in the series.  Petersen also raced several rounds of MotoAmerica Superbike and finished eighth in that series with a best finish of fifth, which he accomplished twice. That was good enough to earn him the Superbike Cup, awarded to the top stock machine in the Superbike class. 2019 – Raced for Omega Moto Yamaha in MotoAmerica Superbike. His best result was a sixth, which he did four times. Finished ranked ninth. 2018 – Raced MotoAmerica Superbike for Genuine Broaster Chicken Honda. Best finish was fifth in the first leg at New Jersey. Finished ranked 12th. 2017 – Raced for Fly Racing/Motul/ADR Motorsport Kawasaki and finished fifth in Superstock 1000 and 11th in the Superbike class at the Austin round before making the difficult decision to exit the series due to putting too much financial strain on his family. 2016 – Raced for M4 Sportbike TrackGear.com Suzuki in MotoAmerica Supersport. Won on a wet track in the April New Jersey event. Scored a total of three podiums en route to finishing fourth in the series. 2015 – Made his MotoAmerica debut racing Supersport for the RoadRace Factory Yamaha squad. Scored five top-five finishes, with a best result of second in leg one at New Jersey. 2013 – Won the South African Supersport National Championship.

#48 Joseph Giannotto

After seven years of part-time pro racing, Joseph Giannotto broke through to earn the first top-10 ranking in his career by finishing ninth in MotoAmerica Stock 1000 in 2020. He again had a solid Stock 1000 season last year finishing ranked 13th.

Little Known Fact: A multi-time club racing champion, Joseph raced part-time in the pro ranks his entire racing career until last season when he contested nearly a full season.

 

MotoAmerica Stats
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Career Highlights:

2021 – Finished 13th in MotoAmerica Stock 1000 racing a Limitless Racing Kawasaki. Scored a pair of top-10 finishes with a season best of seventh at Barber. 2020 – Finished ninth in MotoAmerica Stock 1000. Scored six top-10 finishes. Best finish was seventh (twice). Raced a Limitless Racing Kawasaki ZX-10RR. 2019 – Finished 20th in MotoAmerica Supersport on a limited schedule. Scored one top-10 finish (ninth) in round three at VIR. Raced a Limitless Racing Yamaha R6. 2018 – Ranked 19th in MotoAmerica Supersport. Raced selected rounds earned two top-10 finishes (ninths). Raced a Limitless Racing Yamaha R6. 2017 – Finished 22nd in MotoAmerica Supersport running a limited schedule. Top result was 12th (twice). Limitless Racing Yamaha R6. 2016 – Raced just a few rounds of MotoAmerica Supersport on his Limitless Racing Yamaha R6. Finished the year ranked 32nd. Lone points-paying finish was 12th at round five in New Jersey. 2015 – Finished 16th in MotoAmerica Superstock 600. Best finish was 11th (three times). 2014 – Raced select rounds of AMA Pro Supersport. Best result was 14th (twice). Finished the year ranked 32nd. Raced a Limitless Racing Yamaha R6.

#54 Richie Escalante

Richie Escalante battled to the bitter end to try and defend his 2020 MotoAmerica Supersport Championship, but he came up short to his rival Sean Dylan Kelly and finished second in the title chase. But that was then and this is now, and Escalante will start fresh with a new team – Vision Wheel M4 ECSTAR Suzuki – and in a new class as he moves up to MotoAmerica Superbike for 2022.

The popular Escalante became the first Mexican to win an AMA National Road Racing Championship when he wrapped up the 2020 MotoAmerica Supersport Championship riding for HONOS Kawasaki. Escalante won a remarkable 13 rounds in the 18-round championship, clinching the title with two races remaining. 

Little Known Fact: “Richie” is a nickname. Escalante’s actual first name is Ricardo. Richie’s dad Pablo was a multi-time Latin American Road Racing Champion. Richie’s brother Pablo, Jr. was also a road racer.

 

MotoAmerica Stats
Wins: 20 (16 Supersport, 4 Superstock 600)
Podiums: 41 (24 Supersport, 17 Superstock 600)

 

Career Highlights:

2021 – Finished second in the 2021 MotoAmerica Supersport Championship riding for HONOS Kawasaki. Won three races along the way to bring his career total to 16 in the class as he graduates to the Superbike ranks for 2022. 2020 – Won the 2020 MotoAmerica Supersport Championship riding for HONOS Kawasaki. Earned his first career MotoAmerica Supersport victory in the opening round at Road America and continued to win a series-leading 13 rounds in the 18-race series. Scored a total of 16 podium finishes. Clinched the title with two races remaining. 2019 – Finished fifth in the Supersport standings with six podium finishes, including a season high best of second at VIR and in the season finale at Barber Motorsports Park. Rode for 2 Wheel Legal – Hudson Motorcycles on a Yamaha R6. 2018 – Ranked 6th in Supersport, including a pair of podium finishes (thirds) at VIR and New Jersey. Raced for Quicksilver/Hudson Motorcycles on a Yamaha R6. 2017 – Sat out of racing due to lack of funding. 2016 – Finished runner-up in the MotoAmerica Superstock 600 Championship, winning three rounds of the series. Earned nine podium finishes in Superstock 600. Also finished 10th in the MotoAmerica Supersport standings by way of his Superstock 600 results. The two classes race simultaneously. His best Supersport result was fourth in race 1 at Road America. Raced for HB Racing/Meen Yamaha. 2015 – Finished second in the MotoAmerica Superstock 600 class. Won race two at VIR. Had eight Superstock 600 class podiums. Raced for Escalante Racing on a Yamaha R6. 2014 – Finished 11th in the AMA Pro Supersport class. His best finish was 6th (twice, Barber and New Jersey). Rode for Escalante Racing on a Yamaha R6. Also won the Mexican 600cc National Championship. 2013 – Raced in Mexico. 2012 – Raced in the FIM CEV Repsol Moto2 Championship in Spain and finished 16th, with a best result of eighth.

#55 Michael Gilbert

Michael Gilbert’s life has been filled with motorcycling. His day job is test editor for Cycle World and on the weekends, he can generally be found at the track. This season is Michael’s ninth season as a pro racer, having made his pro debut in 2014. He was a perennial frontrunner in 600cc classes before moving up to 1000cc class bikes in 2019. Michael is hoping to add to his eight career MotoAmerica wins in 2022.

Little Known Fact:  Michael Gilbert joined the Sport Rider staff in April of 2016. He was just 19 years old at the time, making him the youngest-ever full-time editor for the publication. Learned to ride a motorcycle when he was three. Has used triathlon training as a method of staying in peak condition.

 

MotoAmerica Stats
Wins: 8 (2 in Stock 1000, 6 in Superstock 600)
Podiums: 28 (14 in Stock 1000, 14 in Superstock 600)

 

Career Highlights:

2021 – Finished fourth in MotoAmerica Stock 1000. Earned five podium finishes in the series, including taking victory in the season opener at Road Atlanta. Michael also raced his Stock 1000 bike in the Superbike class and finished the season ranked 13th with two top-10 finishes. Finished fourth in Superbike Cup for Stock 1000 rider racing in Superbike. 2020 – Finished fourth in MotoAmerica Stock 1000. Had third place clinched, but took the opportunity to race for FLY Racing ADR Motorsports in MotoAmerica Superbike, so he did not race Stock 1000 in the final two race weekends. Earned four podiums in Stock 1000. Best result was second at Ridge. Raced a Michael Gilbert Racing Kawasaki ZX-10R in Stock 1000 and early Superbike rounds. Raced the final two race weekends (Indy and Monterey) on a FLY Racing ADR Motorsports Suzuki GSX-R1000 Superbike. Finished 16th in the final MotoAmerica Superbike standings after racing select rounds of the series, best result was seventh in race one at Indianapolis. 2019 – Finished third in MotoAmerica Stock 1000. Earned five podiums in the 11-race series, including a victory at VIR. Raced a single round of MotoAmerica Superbike (Laguna Seca) and finished 11th, that placed him 21st in the final standings. Raced a Team Norris Racing Kawasaki. 2018 – Ranked 12th in MotoAmerica Supersport. Took ten top-10 finishes aboard the RiderzLaw Racing Yamaha R6. Best result was seventh in race two in Utah. 2017 – Finished second in MotoAmerica Superstock 600. Won four rounds and earned 10 podium finishes in the 17-race series. Ranked seventh in MotoAmerica Supersport. Earned five top-five finishes. Best result was fourth twice (in both races at VIR). Raced for Team MG55 on a Yamaha. 2016 – Finished seventh in MotoAmerica Superstock 600. Won VIR race one. Ranked 14th in MotoAmerica Supersport, best result was sixth in VIR race one. Raced a Michael Gilbert Racing Yamaha R6. 2015 – Sixth-ranked in MotoAmerica Superstock 600. Scored three podium finishes, including a win in race one in the rain at New Jersey. That marked his first pro road race victory. Raced an HB Racing Yamaha R6. 2014 – Made his pro racing debut at Laguna Seca racing AMA Pro Daytona SportBike. Finished 23rd in the race.

#66 PJ Jacobsen

PJ Jacobsen has one of the most diverse and international racing careers of anyone on the MotoAmerica grid.  Starting his career as a flat track racer, PJ moved to road racing and eventually climbed the ladder to become an elite rider in the Supersport World Championship, winning races and finishing as runner-up in that series in 2015. He also has Grand Prix and World Superbike experience.  Now back in the paddock after a season away due to injury, PJ is making a serious assault on the MotoAmerica Superbike Championship, racing a Tytlers Cycle Racing BMW M 1000 RR.

Little Known Fact: He’s popularly known as PJ, but his real first name is Patrick.  PJ’s father was a racer as well and got PJ into riding when he was just three and was considered a child prodigy.  PJ started his racing career as a flat tracker and earned over 30 amateur flat track titles before moving to road racing.  He was named the 2005 AMA Youth Dirt Tracker of the Year at the age of 11.  Came back to his roots to race in the American Flat Track Championship in 2010 and 2019.  Was named 2010 Progressive American Flat Track Rookie of the Year.  Has raced in the British and MotoAmerica Supersport championships, while also spending time in World Superbike and British Superbike, along with World Championship and CEV 125GP.  PJ points to Kenny Coolbeth, Jr. and Nicky Hayden as two of his biggest racing heroes.

 

MotoAmerica Stats
Wins: 5 (4 in Supersport, 1 in Harley-Davidson XR1200)
Podiums: 15 (11 in Supersport, 2 in Daytona SportBike, 2 in Harley-Davidson XR1200)

 

Career Highlights:

2021 – Did not race but served as a rider coach in the MotoAmerica paddock.  2020 – Began racing in MotoAmerica Superbike but was injured early in the season and missed the rest of the year. Scored three top-10 finishes with a best result of fifth at Road America. Raced a Ducati for Celtic HSBK Racing.  2019 – Served double-duty racing MotoAmerica Supersport and American Flat Track. In Supersport, he finished as runner-up in the championship. Tallied 11 podiums, including four victories. Raced for Celtic HSBK Racing on a Yamaha. Finished 17th in AFT Twins, scoring a season best of fifth.  2018 – Raced in the Superbike World Championships on a Honda and finished the season ranked 19th.  2017 – Raced in the Supersport World Championship for MV Agusta and finished the season ranked sixth. Scored three podiums.  2016 – Ranked fourth in the Supersport World Championship riding a Honda. Earned four podium finishes.  2015 – Was runner-up in the Supersport World Championship despite switching teams mid-season. Started the year on a Kawasaki and moved to a Honda in the second half of the year. Scored seven podiums, including two wins, his first in the series.  2014 – First full season in the Supersport World Championship. Ranked sixth and scored two podiums.  2013 – Raced in the British Superbike series on a Tyco Suzuki and finished the year ranked ninth.  2012 – Won a British Superstock 1000 race at Donington Park and a British Supersport Championship round at Assen. Raced at the Indianapolis round of the AMA Pro Harley-Davidson XR1200 Series, and earned the pole, but he crashed in the race and finished 23rd.  2011 – Raced in AMA Pro Daytona SportBike and finished 10th in the series with two podium finishes. Raced a couple of American Flat Track Twins rounds, with a best result of 13th.  2010 – Was 11th in AMA Pro Daytona SportBike. Best finish was fourth (twice). Raced for Celtic Racing. Raced a couple rounds of the Harley-Davidson XR1200 Series and scored two podiums, including a win at New Jersey. Raced select rounds of American Flat Track Twins, with a best finish of sixth.  2009 – AMA Pro road racing debut in SuperSport East in New Jersey. Earned the pole and finished eighth in the race. Ranked 25th in the series.  2008 – Raced in the 125 Grand Prix World Championship round at Indy where he finished 22nd. Was the youngest American to ever race in a 125GP World Championship race. Raced in the Spanish CEV 125GP, finished fifth in points and earned a podium (first American to podium in CEV).  2007 – Was in the MotoGP Academy.  2006 – Won the USGPRU 125GP Championship.

#69 Hayden Gillim

Hayden Gillim grew up racing flat track, but found quick success, and victories, on the pavement when he began road racing in the Red Bull AMA U.S. Rookies Cup Championship in 2008. Hayden won the 2014 AMA Pro SuperSport national title. After racing King Of The Baggers for a couple of seasons, Hayden has returned to Stock 1000 and Superbike aboard Disrupt Racing Suzukis.

 

Little Known Fact: Hayden is the cousin of the racing Hayden brothers. He won his first Amateur Dirt Track Grand Championship when he was just six. Gained a lot of recognition as star of Cycle World magazine’s “Man in a Van with a Plan” TV series documenting Hayden’s travels across the country racing in both road race and flat track events from 2016 to 2018.

 

MotoAmerica Stats
Wins: 19 (2 in Red Bull Rookies Cup, 5 in SuperSport East, 12 in Supersport)
Podiums: 64 (8 in Red Bull Rookies Cup, 16 in SuperSport East, 5 in Superstock 1000, 33 in Supersport, 2 in King Of The Baggers)

 

Career Highlights:

2021 – Finished third in MotoAmerica King Of The Baggers. Scored a podium (third) at Road America. Raced for Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson. 2020Raced in the King Of The Baggers Invitational at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca where he finished runner-up on his Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson. 2019Finished third in MotoAmerica Supersport aboard a Rickdiculous Racing Yamaha YZF-R6. Scored five wins and a total of nine podiums. 2018Was runner-up in MotoAmerica Supersport and scored four wins. Earned a podium in all but two rounds of the 17-race series. Raced a Rickdiculous Racing Yamaha YZF-R6. 2017Finished fifth in MotoAmerica Bazzaz Superstock 1000. Scored three podium finishes. Best result was second in the season finale at Barber Motorsports Park. Raced a Cycle World/Suzuki-backed GSX-R1000. Won two rounds of the AFT Singles Championship (Springfield TT and Buffalo Chip TT). 2016Ranked fifth in the MotoAmerica Bazzaz Superstock 1000 on the strength of nine top-five finishes, including two podium results. Best finish was second in round six at New Jersey Motorsports Park. Raced with Cycle World Suzuki. Was ranked ninth in MotoAmerica Superbike, best result was fourth in round six at New Jersey Motorsports Park. Won the GNC2 class of the Peoria TT. 2015Raced a Veloce Racing MV Agusta in MotoAmerica Supersport. Earned 10 top-10 results, best was seventh (three times). 2014 – Won the AMA Pro Supersport Championship. Scored three victories and nine podiums en route to the title. 2013 – Finished second AMA Pro Supersport East. Scored six podiums, including two wins. 2012 – Won two races in AMA Pro Supersport East with six podiums in all and finished second in the series. 2011Finished second in the AMA Pro Supersport East division with four podiums, including a win in race two at Mid-Ohio. 2010Earned the prestigious AMA Sports Horizon Award at the AMA Road Race Grand Championships, contended WERA races to get acclimated to 600cc machines. 2009 Chosen to compete in the Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup; turned in a season-best finish of tenth at the opening Jerez round. 2008Finished second in the Red Bull AMA U.S. Rookies Cup Championship, earning eight podiums and two victories at Mid-Ohio and VIRginia International Raceway.

#80 Hector Barbera

Barbera made his MotoAmerica Superbike last year riding for Scheibe Racing BMW, and he showed well. The veteran from Spain ended the season ranked seventh in the MotoAmerica Superbike Championship with a consistent run of fifth- and sixth-place finishes. For 2022, Barbera will be back on a BMW, but it will be as a member of the new Tytlers Cycle Racing/RideHVMC Racing team on a BMW M 1000 RR. Prior to coming to MotoAmerica in 2021, the Spaniard enjoyed a long career of mostly racing in the World Championships. Barbera began his GP career in the old 125cc Grand Prix class in 2002 and began winning races the very next season. In 17 seasons of Grand Prix racing (2002-2018) in all three classes, the Spaniard won a total of 10 Grands Prix and earned 32 podiums. In the past several seasons, Barbera has raced in the World Superbike and World Supersport Championships as well as in the British Superbike Championship.

Little Known Fact: Barbera survived one of the scariest crashes in GP history at Mugello in 2008. As he and Marco Simoncelli were battling for the lead down a straightaway late in the 250cc Grand Prix, Simoncelli swerved to try to keep Barbera from drafting, just as the latter was making his move. The collision locked up Barbera’s front brake, and he went over the bars at over 160 mph. Fortunately, he suffered only minor injuries in the spectacular fall.

 

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Career Highlights:

2021 – Finished seventh in the 2021 MotoAmerica Superbike Championship in what was his debut season in the series. 2020 – Raced a Rich Energy OMG Racing BMW in the British Superbike Championship. Scored three top-10 finishes and ended the year ranked 17th.  2019 – Raced select rounds of both the Superbike and Supersport World Championships. Best result was fourth in a World Supersport round riding for Team Tóth Yamaha. Raced a couple of rounds of WSBK with Orelac Racing VerdNatura Kawasaki. Best result was a 13th. 2018 – Raced first half of the season in Moto2 for Pons HP40. His best Moto2 result was 11th in France. His early placings put him 23rd ranked at the end of the season. Raced the second half of the season in the World Supersport Championship with Kawasaki Puccetti Racing where he scored three top-10 finishes and finished ranked 17th. 2017 – Raced MotoGP with Reale Avintia Racing Ducati. Finished in the points 10 times and ended the year ranked 22nd. 2016 – Raced MotoGP with Avintia Racing Ducati and a couple of rounds with the factory Ducati team. Earned nine top-10 finishes with a season best of fourth in Malaysia. Ended the year ranked 10th, marking his career-best MotoGP ranking. 2015 – Raced with Avintia Racing Ducati in MotoGP. Earned 11 points-paying finishes with a season best of ninth in Japan. Ranked 15th. 2014 – Raced a Kawasaki-based Avintia MotoGP machine for two-thirds of the season before the team switched to a Ducati for the final five rounds. Scored World Championship points in six rounds with a season-best result of fifth in Australia. 2013 – Raced MotoGP with Avintia Blusens on an FTR-Kawasaki. Earned nine points-paying finishes, including a pair top 10 results. Ranked 16th. 2012 – Raced MotoGP for Pramac Racing Team Ducati. Earned 10 top-10 finishes with a season best of seventh (twice). Ended the year ranked 11th. 2011 – Raced MotoGP for Mapfre Aspar Team MotoGP Ducati. Scored seven top-10 finishes with a best of sixth at Jerez. Ended the year ranked 11th. 2010 – Debut season in MotoGP. Raced for Páginas Amarillas Aspar Ducati. Earned eight top-10 finishes with a season best of eighth (twice). Ranked 12th. 2009 – Raced 125cc Grand Prix for Pepe World Team Aprilia. Earned eight podiums, four poles and three GP victories en route to being ranked second, his best ever ranking in the 250cc World Championship. 2008 – Raced for Team Tóth Aprilia in 250cc Grand Prix. Earned four podium finishes, two poles and final ranking of sixth. 2007 – Raced with Team Tóth Aprilia in 250cc Grand Prix. Earned five podium finishes and final ranking of fifth. 2006 – Raced 250cc Grand Prix for Fortuna Aprilia. Scored three podiums, two poles and a victory in China. Ranked seventh. 2005 – Debut season in 250cc Grand Prix riding for Fortuna Honda. Scored three top-five results with a best of fourth in Australia. Finished ninth in the championship. 2004 – Finished runner-up in the 125cc Grand Prix World Championship, his best season-ending result in the series. Raced a Seedorf Racing Aprilia to seven podiums, one pole and four victories. 2003 – Finished third in the 125cc Grand Prix World Championship. Raced an Aprilia for Master-MXOnda-Aspar Team. Earned five podiums, including two wins. 2002 – Debut GP season. Raced in the 125cc class for Master–Aspar Team Aprilia. Scored four top-10 finishes with a best of fourth at Brno. Ranked 14th.

#85 Jake Lewis

Jake Lewis is getting a crack at finishing some unfinished business with a return to the MotoAmerica Medallia Superbike Championship in 2022 with the Vision Wheel M4 ECSTAR Suzuki team. Lewis earned a second chance at Superbike racing by winning the 2021 MotoAmerica Stock 1000 Championship on the Altus Motorsports Suzuki GSX-R1000 with six victories and two other podiums.

Lewis has been a leading contender since he entered professional road racing in 2012. He won the AMA Pro SuperSport East Championship in his first season, earning him AMA Pro Road Racing’s Rookie of the Year Award. Once a factory Superbike rider with Yoshimura Suzuki, Lewis found himself without a ride last season and only saw action in a couple of rounds as a fill-in rider.

Little Known Fact: Jake cut his teeth as a youth rider on dirt tracks across the Midwest before beginning to focus on road racing when he was 13. He earned the prestigious AMA Horizon Award in 2011, recognizing him as the top amateur road racer in the country that year.

 

MotoAmerica Stats
Wins: 11 (6 in Stock 1000, 2 in Daytona SportBike, 3 in SuperSport East)
Podiums: 33 (9 in Stock 1000, 6 in Superbike, 7 in Daytona SportBike, 11 SuperSport East)

 

Career Highlights:

2021 – Won the 2021 MotoAmerica Stock 1000 Championship on his Altus Motorsports Suzuki GSX-R1000, winning six races en route to the title. Scored nine Stock 1000 podium in total. Finished eighth in MotoAmerica Superbike with a total of 14 top-10 finishes, including a season-best fifth (twice). Was the number-one ranked rider in Superbike Cup for riders racing Stock 1000 machines in Superbike. 2020 – Raced a couple of MotoAmerica weekends as a substitute rider. In the opening round at Road America, he finished ninth in Superbike race one aboard the Scheibe Racing BMW. At Pitt Race, he rode the Celtic HSBK Racing Ducati where he scored his best result of the year, eighth in race one. Ranked 22nd in MotoAmerica Superbike. 2019 – Raced with M4 ECSTAR Suzuki in MotoAmerica Superbike. Finished seventh in Superbike. Earned seven top-5 finishes. His best result was fourth in race one at PittRace. 2018 – Finished sixth in MotoAmerica Superbike. Had 13 top-five finishes and scored a podium (third) in race two at Utah. Raced with M4 ECSTAR Suzuki. 2017 – Finished sixth in MotoAmerica Superbike riding for M4 ECSTAR Suzuki. Earned three top-five finishes with his best of fourth coming in race one at Sonoma. 2016 – Was signed to Yoshimura Suzuki, but missed the first half of the season due to a pre-season injury and was replaced by Toni Elias on the team. Came back racing Superstock 1000 with M4 Suzuki. Finished ninth in Superstock 1000 with four top-five finishes. Finished 14th in MotoAmerica Superbike with six top-10 results. 2015 – Finished fourth in MotoAmerica Superbike, with five podium finishes including a season-best second at Road Atlanta. Honored as Superbike Rookie of the Year. Raced on the factory Yoshimura Suzuki team. 2014 – Finished ranked second in Daytona SportBike, with four podium finishes including wins at Laguna Seca and Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. Raced with MotoSport.com/Meen Yamaha. 2013 – Fifth ranked in Daytona SportBike, with three podium finishes in his first season in the class. Awarded AMA Pro Road Racing Rookie of the Year. Rode for Meen Motorsports Racing Yamaha. 2012 – Won the AMA Pro SuperSport East title, with 11 podium finishes, including three wins. Raced for Riders Discount Vesrah Suzuki. 2011 – Competed in club road racing and won the AMA Horizon Award.

#87 Ryan Burke

Ryan Burke is a six-time number-one plate holder with the MRA club racing organization in Colorado. He is back in pro racing this year after racing AMA 750 Supersport in the late 1990s at his then home track of Pikes Peak International Raceway.

Little Known Fact:  Ryan’s uncle Dennie Burke was an AMA pro road racer, and that’s what got Ryan interested in racing. Ryan says Mick Doohan, Kevin Schwantz, and Wayne Rainey were the riders he most admired growing up.

 

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Career Highlights:

2021 – Ran a Burke Racing/Boulder Motorsports Ducati in Stock 1000. Recorded no finishes. 1997-1999 – Raced the Pikes Peak round of AMA 750 Supersport each year and scored a best result of 13th in the 1998 event.

#88 Max Flinders

Max Flinders enters his 10th season of professional road racing in 2022. He’s been a consistent finisher in MotoAmerica Superbike since 2018 in spite of racing on a small independent team. Max is again racing in MotoAmerica Superbike on a Thrashed Bike Racing Yamaha.

Little Known Fact: Born in Burton-On-Trent, England, he started racing in England on the grass track circuit and eventually found his way to the United States when his dad accepted a job offer with NASA’s Stennis Space Center in Mississippi.

 

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Career Highlights:

2021 – Finished 21st in MotoAmerica Superbike. Scored championship points in 10 rounds. Best result was 13th (four times). Raced a Thrashed Bike Racing Yamaha. 2020 – Overcame injuries from a training crash on a motocross bike to finish ranked 13th in MotoAmerica Superbike scoring three top-10 finishes. Best result was ninth (twice – round two at Road America and round five at Road Atlanta.) Rode a Thrashed Bike Racing Yamaha. 2019 – Finished 12th in MotoAmerica Superbike with eight top-10 finishes. Top result was sixth in race one at Sonoma. Raced a Thrashed Bike Racing Yamaha. 2018 – Ranked 13th in MotoAmerica Superbike with four top-10 finishes. Best result was ninth (twice – rounds 17 and 18 at New Jersey.) Raced a Thrashed Bike Racing Yamaha. 2017 – Finished seventh in MotoAmerica Superstock 1000 with 16 top-10 results. Top result was fifth in race two at Road Atlanta. Also scored points in MotoAmerica Superbike where he finished 18th in the final standings. Best Superbike result was 11th in race one at Barber. Rode a Thrashed Bike Racing Yamaha. 2016 – Contested MotoAmerica Superstock 1000 on a Thrashed Bike Racing Yamaha. Finished eighth in the Superstock 1000 with 15 top-10 finishes in the 18-race series. Best finish was seventh at round 11 at Barber. Also scored points in four rounds of MotoAmerica Superbike and was ranked 27th in the championship. 2015 – Finished 12th in MotoAmerica Superstock 1000 with five top-10 results. Top result was seventh (three times). Rode a Thrashed Bike Racing Yamaha. 2014 – Raced AMA Pro Supersport and finished ranked 36th in the series. Best result was 11th in round nine at New Jersey. Raced a Friendly Powersport Yamaha R6. 2013 – Finished 24th in AMA Pro Supersport East. Top result was 13th at series round eight at Mid-Ohio. Raced a Friendly Powersports Yamaha R6.

#92 Jason Waters

Jason Waters has an unbelievable story of going from novice to pro road racer in only about a year’s time. A lifelong motocross racer, Jason thought he’d give road racing a try and, as it turns out, he’s a natural. Within two club events, he had been bumped up to expert. When he started winning expert races within just months of starting, his friends and fellow racers encouraged him to take a shot at racing in MotoAmerica. Jason was a rookie pro in 2021, racing in MotoAmerica Stock 1000 for his own Edge Racing BMW squad. In 2022, the team is switching to the Honda CBR1000RR-R SP. This season, Waters brings Luie Zendejas aboard as a teammate.

Little Known Fact: Jason was a leading youth motocross racer. Injuries kept him from making the leap to pro motocross. Jason owns an HVAC company in Savannah, Georgia, called Edge Air Conditioning & Refrigeration. Jason and his family love to snowboard in the winter and wakeboard in the summer.

 

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2021 – A solid rookie season in MotoAmerica, Jason finished 15th in Stock 1000 and earned a pair of top-10 finishes. Best result was eighth at Road Atlanta. Racer and team owner of Edge Racing. Raced a BMW. 2020Began club road racing for fun and was bumped up to expert after two events. He was winning expert club races by the end of the season and was encouraged to go pro.

#93 Luie Zendejas

Luie Zendejas has been a club-racing standout for over a decade and is finally getting an opportunity to race in MotoAmerica for the first time in 2022. Luie will be aboard a Honda in both MotoAmerica Superbike and Stock 1000. Former pro racer Scott Carpenter will be crew chief for Luie this season.

Little Known Fact: When he was a teenager, Luie and some buddies would take a bus to Lancaster, California, and then a cab to camp out and watch the club races at Willow Springs Raceway. Luie began honing his sportbike riding skills on the island of Okinawa, Japan, while on military deployment. He credits Kevin Hunt and Michael Godin of KWS for mentoring his racing career. Luie retired from the Army after 25 years and served in various special operations units. He is now involved in a company that offers expert efficiency training to military personnel.

 

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2009-2021 – Luie compiled an impressive racing record in the club ranks, earning numerous regional and national titles, including podium performances nearly every season at the WERA GNF.

#94 Danilo Lewis

Danilo Lewis finished eighth for the second straight year in MotoAmerica Stock 1000. He was a consistent top-10 and even top-5 finisher in the class again last year. 2022 marks his third season in Stock 1000. Danilo races a Tecfil Racing BMW.

Little Known Fact: Was a two-time national champion in Brazilian Superbike.

 

MotoAmerica Stats
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Podiums: 1 (Stock 1000)

 

Career Highlights:

2021 – Earned five top-five Stock 1000 results en route to finishing eighth in the championship. Best finishes were fourth at Ridge and New Jersey. Ranked 16th in MotoAmerica Superbike. Scored a pair of top-10 Superbike finishes, including a season best of eighth at Road Atlanta. Was the fifth-ranked rider in Superbike Cup, recognizing riders who race Stock 1000 machines in Superbike. Raced a Team Procomps BMW S 1000 RR. 2020 – Raced the Procomps Racing Team BMW S 1000 RR in MotoAmerica Stock 1000. Ranked eighth on the strength of nine top-10 finishes. He also finished fourth in the MotoAmerica Superbike Cup standings. Earned a Stock 1000 podium finish (third) in the series finale at Laguna Seca. Finished ranked 14th in MotoAmerica Superbike. Scored three top-10 finishes. Best result was ninth in round 15 of the series in Indianapolis.

#99 Geoff May

Geoff May is one of the most experienced veterans in MotoAmerica as his 32 career podiums attest. A three-time national race winner, Geoff was also a former AMA Superbike Rookie of the Year. He has twice finished runner-up in a national championship series – AMA Supersport in 2006 and AMA Superstock in 2008. Geoff has raced on several factory and factory-backed teams during his career and had a year of experience in the Superbike World Championship. For 2022, Geoff is racing a Vision Wheel/Discount Tire/KWS Honda CBR1000RR-R SP in MotoAmerica Stock 1000 and Superbike.

Little Known Fact: In his day job, Geoff works as a senior mortgage loan officer. Geoff launched his pro career riding a Ducati 748 in the old AMA Pro Thunder Series at his home track of Road Atlanta back in 2000.

 

MotoAmerica Stats
Wins: 3 (2 in Superstock, 1 in Stock 1000)
Podiums: 32 (4 in Superbike, 7 in Supersport, 13 in Superstock, 8 in Stock 1000)

 

Career Highlights:

2021 – Finished 7th in Stock 1000 as a part-time rider in the series. Scored three podiums in the series. Also raced some early rounds in MotoAmerica Superbike, scoring points in four rounds and earning a best finish of ninth in the season opener at Road Atlanta. Ranked 22nd in Superbike. Ranked 12th in Superbike Cup for riders racing Superbike on Stock 1000 machines. Was the top Superbike Cup finisher in the first leg at Road America. Raced a Geoff May Racing/VisionWheel.com Honda. 2020Raced at just the Road Atlanta MotoAmerica weekend where he scored a fourth and a third in Stock 1000. Those two finishes placed him 15th in the final standings. In MotoAmerica Superbike, Geoff was the top finisher (seventh) in the Superbike Cup (Stock 1000 riders racing in Superbike) in Superbike round five at Road Atlanta. That lone result placed him 13th in the final Superbike Cup and 28th in the Superbike final standings. Raced a Disrupt Racing/CCFOfficesolutions.com Kawasaki ZX-10R. 2019Scored four podiums, including a victory in round three at Road America, in MotoAmerica Stock 1000. Finished fourth in the series. Raced the Road Atlanta round of MotoAmerica Superbike and finished with a tenth and eighth. Those two finishes placed him 18th in the final Superbike standings. Raced an Ameris Bank Kawasaki ZX-10R. 2018Was a mid-season replacement rider for the Omega Moto Yamaha squad in MotoAmerica Superbike. Raced select rounds in the second half of the year and earned three top-10 finishes. Also raced a CCFOfficesolutions.com BMW in the final weekend at Barber. Best was ninth (twice). Finished ranked 17th. 2017Sat out pro racing, did race select club events. 2016Raced a limited schedule with Turbo Turtle Racing Kawasaki ZX-10R in MotoAmerica Superstock 1000 and Superbike. Earned four top-10 finishes in Superstock 1000. Best result was seventh (twice). Finished ranked 16th in Superstock 1000. Scored three points-paying finishes in Superbike and finished ranked 22nd. 2015Raced a limited schedule – one round for Yamalube/Westby Racing early in the season and finished the year on the Turbo Turtle Racing Honda in the season finale. Scored two top-10 MotoAmerica Superbike finishes with Turbo Turtle Honda, with a best of fourth at round 17 in New Jersey. Ranked 12th in Superbike. Scored two top-10 Superstock 1000 finishes with Yamalube/Westby Racing, with a best of fourth in round two at the Circuit of The Americas. Ranked 19th in Superstock 1000. 2014Raced the Superbike World Championship with the factory EBR team, best finish was 16th (twice). 2013Finished ninth in AMA Pro Superbike riding for Team Hero on an EBR 1190RS. Best result of the season was fifth (three times). 2012Finished fifth in AMA Pro Superbike point standings, claiming nine top-5 finishes, including a podium (third) at Sonoma. Raced for Team Hero EBR. 2011Contested AMA Pro National Guard Superbike, finishing 10th in the point standings and earning seven top-10s, including a best finish of sixth in Race 2 at NJMP. Raced for Erik Buell Racing. 2010Finished 11th in AMA Pro National Guard Superbike despite not entering the series until Round 4. Turned in a string of top-10 results late in the season, scoring a trio of season-best sixth-place finishes at Rounds 8 and 10. Raced for Erik Buell Racing. Also contended three AMA Pro Daytona SportBike rounds for GMR Racing, with a best result (a seventh-place finish) coming in the season-opening Daytona 200. 2009Finished eighth in the AMA Pro Superbike point standings with three podium finishes – Auto Club and Road Atlanta (2). Raced with Jordan Suzuki. 2008Finished second in Superstock standings, matching his highest career placing, scoring wins at Miller and Road Atlanta to anchor five podium showings and eight total top-5s. Led the most race laps in each victory, as well as at VIR, and won the pole at Road America. Also placed 10th in the final AMA Pro Superbike standings with a solid record of 14 top-10s, highlighted by a season-best finish of sixth in VIR Race 1. Raced with Michael Jordan Motorsports Suzuki. 2007Raced in AMA Pro SuperSport, earning a podium finish at Miller. Raced in Superstock, earning four podium finishes and finishing fourth in the final standings for the second consecutive year. Raced with Team M4 EMGO Suzuki. 2006May raced in AMA Pro SuperSport, earning five podium finishes and ending the season as runner-up for the series title. It marked his highest season ranking. Raced in Superstock, earning podium finishes at Miller and the October Mid-Ohio races to place fourth in the championship. Entered the Daytona 200 round of the Formula Xtreme Series, finishing seventh. Raced with Team M4 EMGO Suzuki. 2005May raced in Superstock, earning podium finishes at Road America and Road Atlanta. Raced in AMA Pro SuperSport, earning a top-5 result at Laguna Seca. Entered select AMA Pro Superbike races with a best result of eighth at Daytona. Raced with Team M4 EMGO Suzuki. 2004Raced in AMA Pro Superbike with a best result of fifth at California and fifth in the final standings. Raced in Superstock with a best result of 10th at California. Raced with Team Prieto Suzuki. 2003 – Earned five Top 10 AMA Pro Superbike finishes with best results of eighth at Mid-Ohio and Virginia. Named AMA Pro Superbike Rookie of the Year. Raced with Team Embry Suzuki for most of the season but finished the season as a self-sponsored rider. Early Career – Made his first career AMA Pro Superbike start in 2000 in the Pro Thunder Series with a 13th-place finish at Road Atlanta. Earned championships in WERA, CCS and Formula USA before turning Pro in 2000.