Cameron Petersen won Saturday’s race at Ridge Motorsports Park and finished third on Sunday.

The following is from Yamaha…

Attack Performance Progressive Yamaha Racing’s Cameron Petersen continued to make forward strides in the title chase with a third-place finish in yesterday’s MotoAmerica Superbike Race 2 at The Ridge Motorsports Park in Shelton, Washington. The South African’s seventh podium finish of the season moved him to within seven points of the leader – fellow Yamaha rider Bobby Fong. Despite feeling less than 100%, Gagne finished ninth, salvaging points to leave The Ridge in the runner-up spot and within a point of the lead in the hotly contested premier class championship.

Fresh off of his third victory of the season, Petersen got another great start from the front row of the grid to take the holeshot. He led the first lap and kept the leader in his sights after being passed. Petersen ran a strong pace and was able to run with the frontrunner, but unfortunately around the halfway point, he started having arm pump issues and ultimately was shuffled to third, where he would finish. His win and third-place finish at the fifth round of the championship resulted in a healthy 21-point gain and has him leaving The Ridge seven points from the leader and completing an all-Yamaha top-three in the championship. 

Gagne continued to soldier on despite feeling less than 100% with lingering arm pump issues and salvaged points on the technical 2.47-mile track in the Pacific Northwest. The defending three-time MotoAmerica Superbike Champion got a solid start in the top five from the second row of the grid. He maintained the position until a couple of laps before the halfway point but ultimately was shuffled to ninth. Gagne’s efforts helped keep him within a point of the championship lead as the series heads into the second half of the season. 

Attack Performance Progressive Yamaha Racing heads to the iconic WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca in two week’s time for Round 6 of the MotoAmerica Superbike Championship in Monterey, California, on July 12-14.

Richard Stanboli – Attack Performance Progressive Yamaha Racing Team Manager
“It was a good weekend overall. Once again, the team did a good job and the bikes were competitive. Unfortunately, both of our riders were unable to ride to their full potential, but Jake was able to salvage some points and Cam made up a lot of ground. We’ll come back at Laguna and get both riders back on the box.” 

Cameron Petersen – Attack Performance Progressive Yamaha Racing #45
“It was a frustrating race. The team gave me a bike that could win the race and I got a great start and was running a good pace up front. Unfortunately, about halfway through, I got the worst arm pump I’ve ever had in my left arm and I was just really struggling to hold on. It’s a bummer because the bike was there and we could have gone and won that thing. Looking at the big picture, getting a first and a third here at The Ridge, I’ll take that. We’re in the hunt and we’re going to keep fighting and keep climbing our way up in this championship. We’re looking forward to Laguna.”

Jake Gagne – Attack Performance Progressive Yamaha Racing #1
“It was a rough race today. I struggled with my hand, which was unfortunate because the bike was working great, but we’ll come out swinging at Laguna!”

Kayla Yaakov stood on the podium in both of the Supersport races at “The Ridge.”

The following is from Rahal Ducati Moto…

Kayla Yaakov backed up her first-race success at The Ridge Motorsports Park by taking a step higher onto the podium following Race 2. Her back-to-back podium performance at the Shelton, Washington track catapulted her to sixth position in the championship with 89 points.

Corey Alexander also provided a stellar performance, taking two positions on the start. Battling for a podium spot the entirety of the race, the Code 3 Associates Ducati flipped positions back-and-forth with Yaakov and Tyler Scott, before ultimately crossing the finish in fourth.

Despite a dominating six-second lead by Lap 5 of the race, PJ Jacobsen’s day ended early with an incident on Lap 14 . Jacobsen led all 13 laps of the race and was leading on Lap 14 with gap between the the XPEL rider and championship rival Mathew Scholtz shrinking with each passing lap. Scholtz ultimately went on to win the race.

With a bittersweet ending to the team’s first run at The Ridge Motorsports Park, the crew packs the truck to head just south to Monterey, California. Rounds 11 and 12 of Supersport competition at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca will be held in two weeks, July 12 – 14. 





CHAMPIONSHIP: 6th (89 pts) 

NOTES:  Rocketed four positions in the championship with only 15 points separating her from the third spot // Collected her first career Supersport double-podium collecting a valuable 26 points on the weekend

WHAT SHE’S SAYING: “The final day at the Ridge was absolutely amazing! We were able to get up onto the podium and finish the weekend off with a second place finish. Unfortunately, my teammate, PJ Jacobsen was taken out in the race, so were were kind of gifted a position in the end. But it was a really hard fought podium and I was really excited to feel like the monkey was off of my back and get the confidence that I’ve had this weekend. The bike was handling amazing and I can’t thank my team enough for all their hard work. Looking forward to do it again in a couple weeks and continue to improve in this class.”





CHAMPIONSHIP: 7th (88 pts)

NOTES:  Fought for a podium finish for the entirety of the race // Made a few ergonomic changes that didn’t work as hoped

WHAT HE’S SAYING: “Overall, we had a better result than yesterday. It was unfortunate for PJ to go down because we did our best to keep [Mathew] Scholtz behind us  to give PJ a bit of a gap there in the beginning.  The whole team is pumped for Kayla for getting up on the podium again today – we  just didn’t have enough to get up there with her. We’ll take two Rahal Ducati Moto bikes in the top five, which is great, and focus onward to Laguna.”





CHAMPIONSHIP: 2nd (191 pts)

NOTES:  Was on track to continue his podium streak before the incident with Scholtz // Is now 28 points behind the leader

WHAT HE’S SAYING: “I felt really good the entire race. I had a good start and a two-second gap in the beginning and I felt my pace was pretty good. My tire started coming off mid-race and I knew [Mathew] Scholtz was there the whole time. I was looking for a good fight at the end. I started closing my line tighter because I knew he would be coming up the inside. On the left-hander, I went even tighter than my normal line and there was no way there was any way to pass me there. Scholtz went up the inside of me and took my shoulder and my bar right out from me. Unfortunately, I couldn’t do anything at that point. I’d consider myself a pretty clean rider, and to take someone out like that in the battle for a championship is not a good way to race. I’m pretty disappointed that someone would make that move. I want to thank all of our sponsors, we appreciate XPEL for coming out to support today. It’s disappointing to not be on the podium for them. I want to thank my entire team. They always have my back and they’ve done a great job. I’m looking forward to Laguna.”



WHAT HE’S SAYING: “It was a bittersweet race for us. PJ got off to a great start and was riding really good. With two to go, Mathew [Scholtz] rolled up on him and caught him. He made a pretty aggressive move and took him out. There wasn’t really anything PJ could do about it. It sucks for the championship points, but for Kayla to back up her third place with a second place today, beating up on the boys – that was awesome to see. She rode incredibly. Corey rode really good today as well. There was a couple little things that just had him stuck there, but he did ride a good race and showed some really good speed. We’ll take the positives from this weekend, move on to Laguna, and start clawing back up in the championship.”

Second on Saturday, Jayson Uribe won Sunday’s Stock 1000 race.

The following is from OrangeCat Racing…

When the MotoAmerica Stock 1000 season started in May, Jayson Uribe was the newcomer to the class. Six weeks and three rounds later, he’s proven himself to be a championship contender. The OrangeCat Racing rider was back to winning ways Sunday at The Ridge Motorsports Park and has tightened up the gap from himself to the championship leader from 16 points to six.
The Californian qualified on the front row and took a runner-up finish Saturday before capping off the June 28-30 round with a victory Sunday afternoon.
Uribe’s teammate, Travis Wyman, collected two top-10 finishes and persevered through a challenging Race 1 on Saturday to finish eighth on Sunday.
Uribe and Wyman both had positive starts to the Ridge round. Though Friday morning practice was briefly red flagged, Uribe and Wyman finished that session as the fastest and third-fastest riders, respectively. The first of two qualifying sessions took place later Friday and featured Uribe provisionally qualifying second and Wyman sixth.
The second and final qualifying session on Saturday morning saw Uribe secure second place on the starting grid – as well as improve on his best lap time from Friday qualifying by 0.739 seconds. Wyman clinched seventh on the starting grid for the weekend’s two Stock 1000 contests after improving on his best Friday qualifying time by 0.572 seconds.
The start of the Saturday afternoon Race 1 didn’t go exactly as Uribe planned, as he experienced a bit of a wheelie as he let the clutch out on his BMW M 1000 RR. But all was well for the rest of the opening lap, as Uribe was unfazed and was still running in the same position he qualified as the field negotiated the first several corners of the 16-turn, 2.47-mile Ridge circuit. Uribe went on to finish the first lap – and all of the 12 remaining laps – in second place and netted his second podium appearance of the 2024 season. Unfortunately for Wyman, the change in weather conditions from sunny to overcast and slightly damp did not jive with his bike’s setup. He ran as high as ninth on Lap 2 before having to settle for a 10th-place result.
Sunday’s Race 2 started much the same way as Race 1 with Uribe holding onto second place through the holeshot and to the end of Lap 1. Uribe was matching the race leader’s pace for the first two laps. Then the race leader crashed near the end of Lap 3, and Uribe took over the lead. Though two other frontrunning riders were able to stay with Uribe for most of the race, the Californian’s late race pace allowed him to stretch out his lead in the closing laps to capture the victory. Wyman had a better showing in Race 2. Though he’d dropped to 10th in the running order by the end of Lap 1, Wyman ran as high as seventh place on Laps 6-9 before finishing in eighth place.
Uribe’s strong results at the two most recent rounds have helped move him into a close second place in the championship standings. He’s a mere six points behind the championship leader with four races to go this year.
The penultimate round of the 2024 MotoAmerica Stock 1000 Championship takes place July 12-14 at the Laguna Seca circuit in Monterey, Calif.
Jayson Uribe / No. 360
“Overall, it was a great weekend for the OrangeCat Racing crew here at The Ridge. Race 1 was a good learning lesson for me. My goal was just to stick with the leader for as long as possible. I started running into some tire wear issues, decided to play it safe and come home in second. For Race 2 I tried to be more aggressive right off the bat. After the race leader went down, I immediately tried to slow the pace a little and just focus on being consistent and saving the tires and my body. We were able to click off fast, consistent lap times pretty much the whole race, which I’m happy about. The whole team worked hard to give me a bike that I can comfortably push on. Everyone stepped up this weekend and it showed.”
Travis Wyman / No. 10
“In today’s race, I got a pretty good start but was pushed wide by another rider at the first corner. I lost a bunch of ground to the lead pack but managed to battle my way past a couple riders to an eighth-place finish. We’re not where we want to be, but we’re slowly making progress in getting me more comfortable with the bike.”

OrangeCat Racing’s promotional and technical partners for the 2024 MotoAmerica season include Motoworks Chicago, Ohlins USA, and alpha Racing.

Travis Wyman’s promotional partners for the 2024 MotoAmerica season include SP Connect, Klingler Thrillers, Fast Line Motorcycle Performance, Stomp Grip, On Any Moto, Bilmola USA and Alpinestars.

Jayson Uribe’s promotional partners for the 2024 MotoAmerica season include CT Racing, 4SR, San Jose Motorsport and Red Engine Brewing.

Cameron Beaubier returned to action at Ridge Motorsports Park.

The following is from Tytlers Cycle Racing…

It was a challenging MotoAmerica for the Tytlers Cycle Racing team this past weekend as riders Stefano Mesa, Cameron Beaubier and JD Beach took the undulating Ridge Motorsports Park circuit close to Seattle in three racing categories – Supersport, Super Hooligans and Superbike.
For Mesa, who was on double duty, it was a busy weekend combining a traditional petrol-powered Kawasaki in Supersport with the all-electric Energica machine in Super Hooligans. Qualifying well, after a much better showing on the green meanie (Kawasaki) than twelve months ago, Mesa was in the mix in both Supersport races, fighting for the podium before having to settle in fifth and seventh in the two races. He took the flag in eighth and ninth places respectively in the two Super Hooligan encounters, impressing again against a grid full of conventional motorcycles.
In the Superbike category all eyes were on the returning Cameron Beaubier, who surprised the paddock after announcing he would attempt to ride despite not being fully fit following his Road America spill. Walking around the paddock with the aid of a stick, it was a truly heroic effort from the former champion, who defied the odds to qualify on the third row of the grid, a mere 0.8s from Pole Position. He withdrew from the rain affected opening race after a tyre gamble didn’t pay off before salvaging a hard fought eighth on Sunday. On the other side of the Superbike garage JD Beach got his first taste of The Ridge and made progress throughout the weekend, despite losing valuable track time on Saturday morning following a crash. He finished tenth after wet tyre gamble in race one, before finishing eleventh on Sunday after a race long battle that saw him narrowly miss a second consecutive top ten finish of the weekend.
Stefano Mesa: “I am glad we had better luck being back to the ridge after a rough experience last year. The Supersport class was good. We were able to find a good set up and went much faster than last year. Race one was solid. We had some weird weather where it was sprinkling quite a bit. I had a good start and was able to go with the front pack for about eight laps. As the water started to come down a bit more, I had a few moments where I almost lost the rear so had so settle for fifth at the flag. Race two was a bit different. I had a bad start and had to work myself up through the pack on the first lap. I was able to hang on to the third-place fight for a few laps and made a few passes but ended up losing the tyre quite fast and fell back a bit, finishing seventh. We also rode the Energica in the Super Hooligans class. We made a lot of progress and where able to go two seconds faster than last year. Race one was wet. It was my first experience on an electric bike in the rain. We had some fun figuring it out and we ended up P8. For race two we had a good plan but unfortunately, we had a little issue that held us back. It was a good race with a group of four bikes and I ended up ninth. I am looking forward to Laguna Seca.”
Cameron Beaubier: “Coming into The Ridge the goal was just to score some points, but the weekend definitely tested me. I’m happy I got some seat time and some points in the bag and I’m happy the weekend is done. I want to say a big thanks to my guys for working so hard and having my back in this tough period! I am gonna keep healing up to get ready for Laguna.”
JD Beach: “My first race weekend at The Ridge was not an easy one but I am glad I got the experience. The track is a tough, especially on the 1000cc bike. There’s a lot of blind turns that are on the gas and you must really commit to it. The conditions for the first race were tricky and we made a last-minute choice for rain tyres. I was able to start from pit road after the race had already started. I fought through from last to 10th at the flag. Race two was a tough one for me after a crash Saturday morning. I lost a lot of track time. We did what we could and finished the race. We have some time to reset and come out swinging at Laguna.”

Xavi Forés put his Vision Wheel M4 ECSTAR Suzuki on the podium on Saturday.

The following is from Suzuki…

Suzuki Motor USA (Suzuki) and Team Hammer’s premier Superbike and Supersport entries took the spotlight with the Twins Cup contenders taking the weekend off as the 2024 MotoAmerica season resumed at Ridge Motorsports Park, in Shelton, Washington. And there they shined with Xavi Forés and Tyler Scott combining to earn a podium for the team in each class.

Reigning Supersport champion Xavi Forés (34) demonstrated his world-class skills as he continued to adapt to the Vision Wheel M4 ECSTAR Suzuki GSX-R1000R. On Saturday, Forés utilized his wet weather experience to secure a podium finish in third. He came back Sunday to charge as high as fifth in the dry before fading to seventh late.

 Forés’ Saturday podium saw him become the first rider to earn podium finishes in MotoAmerica Superbike, World Superbike, British Superbike, and the IDM German Superbike championship.

“Overall, we made good steps forward with the bike this weekend,” said Forés. “I felt strong on my Suzuki in the wet and the dry. We are now much closer to the top guys, and hope to use the data we’ve gained to continue to close that gap. I used my experience in the weather to choose the tires Saturday and that paid off. I initially attempted to fight for the win, but I had to take too many risks and I wanted to bring the bike home with a podium. This is a nice achievement, and I’m happy.”

Brandon Paasch (96) ran off track on the opening lap of Saturday’s wet Superbike contest, but still managed to slash his way up from 24th to finish ninth aboard the Vision Wheel M4 ECSTAR Suzuki GSX-R1000R in the short, eight-lap race. Paasch came back Sunday to earn a top-ten result in the dry as well, making a pass on the final lap to claim tenth.

Paasch said, “We had two top ten results and didn’t crash, so the weekend went pretty well. On Saturday, I was bumped off my line and ended up last by 30 seconds, but came back to ninth. The conditions and my lack of patience caught me out from getting an even better result. In the dry race on Sunday, we tried an all-new setup on the bike and l learned a lot about what I want from a bike. We had a good battle for tenth with a quality rider, and I feel good about the result. We’re still improving, and I want to earn a podium. It’s going to be challenging, but we can do it.”
Vision Wheel M4 ECSTAR Suzuki’s Tyler Scott (70) joined Forés in claiming a top-three finish on the weekend, racing the next-generation Suzuki GSX-R750 to the box on Sunday afternoon. The result came as vindication after leading Saturday’s Race 1 and racing in the podium mix before an issue forced him down to eighth in a contest waged in the rain. Scott fought back on Sunday to take a scrapping third under ideal, sunny conditions.

Scott said, “The whole team did a great job this weekend. Honestly, I felt great on the front-end and on the brakes. I just want to give a big thanks to the whole Vision Wheel M4 ECSTAR Suzuki team and my amazing crew, fixing some issues we had yesterday in Race 1, and getting the bike dialed in. I’m happy to be back up here on the podium, and I’m looking forward to Laguna.”

Teammate Teagg Hobbs (79), meanwhile, enjoyed a better day on Saturday. The Supersport pilot earned a hard-fought sixth aboard his Vision Wheel M4 ECSTAR Suzuki GSX-R750 on Saturday after fighting in a three-rider battle for fourth. He came back Sunday to narrowly miss out on the top ten, losing a position on the final lap to come home in 11th.

Hobbs said, “It was not good for us. Race 1 was okay, and I missed the ball on the setup today. It made for the roughest race of the year. We’ll go to Laguna and use the setup we had when I did well there last year and have a better idea.”

Vision Wheel M4 ECSTAR Suzuki’s third Supersport runner, Joel Ohman (92), showed continued improvement, learning with every session both in the wet and the dry conditions.

“I think we had a positive weekend,” Ohman said. “I felt this was the best setup for me yet this season, and I did a personal best in qualifying by 0.7 at my home track. We were able to identify the areas I need to improve in to gain more speed, and we have a good direction. The team had made some crew changes before the race with some additional help, and it went well. Race 1 was what we wanted. Race 2, I didn’t have as good of a start, but I learned a lot as I got laps in. I feel we’re making forward progress.”

The Suzuki road race teams now head to WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca, in Monterey, California, on July 12-14, for the next round of the 2024 MotoAmerica AMA/FIM North American Road Racing Championship.

Josh Herrin won big on Sunday and put himself into championship contention.

The following is from Ducati…

Josh Herrin showed his love affair with The Ridge Motorsports Park by taking a dominant win in race two of the 2024 Steel Commander MotoAmerica Superbike Championship.

The race two win marks the third consecutive year Herrin has tasted victory, and the fourth year in a row he has stood on the podium at The Ridge. It also means Herrin now lies only nine points off the championship lead.

The result on Sunday more than made up for the result of race one, where tricky wet/dry conditions meant tire choice was a make-or-break gamble. Herrin and teammate Loris Baz both elected to run slicks, which ultimately proved the incorrect move, with Herrin taking 11th and Baz ninth.

In race two, Herrin got to the front early after disposing of race leader Cameron Petersen and set about lapping at a metronomic pace, posting the fastest lap and eventually coming home five seconds clear of Bobby Fong.

Loris Baz rode brilliantly all weekend. The Frenchman took his first-ever MotoAmerica Superbike pole position and his inspired ninth place in race one made him the first slick-shod rider home.

Race two saw Baz in the fight for the podium early in the 16-lap encounter, but he finally had to settle for fourth at the flag and bagged 13 championship points.

2024 Steel Commander MotoAmerica Superbike Championship After Round Five
P1 – Bobby Fong 158
P2 – Jake Gagne 157
P3 – Cameron Petersen 151
P4 – Josh Herrin (Ducati) 149
P5 – Loris Baz (Ducati) 122

Josh Herrin (Warhorse HSBK Racing Ducati–#2)
“I’d like to say it was a great weekend, but it certainly was a great day,” Herrin said after winning race two. “Saturday, we lost out due to an incorrect tire selection. It was a gamble, and it didn’t pay off. It happens in racing sometimes.”

“But the Warhorse HSBK Racing Ducati team rebounded big time today—and the bike was awesome. The team has been working hard to nail the right set-up and we got it right for the race today. I’m so happy with how the weekend finished. Next up is Laguna Seca, not just for the MotoAmerica Superbike races but also for the DRE (Ducati Rider Experience) day on Monday. I can’t wait to get there and ride with all the Ducatisti.”

Loris Baz (Warhorse HSBK Racing Ducati–#76)
“I want to keep the positive of the weekend,” said Baz after race two. “First, I want to congratulate Josh. He rode a fantastic race today. On my side of the garage, it was a good weekend. I took my first MotoAmerica pole position, but we got caught out with the tire selection in race one, so that was a shame.

“Today I was really confident going into the race. We had a few issues with the front set-up, and I was trying to over-compensate in some areas. I still have a bit of work to do to make sure I can be as competitive over the race distance as I am in qualifying, but we are making huge steps every weekend. The team is working really well and we’re off to Laguna Seca next, which is a place I absolutely love.”

The fifth round of the 2024 Steel Commander MotoAmerica Superbike Championship sees the series head to one of the premier events in the calendar at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca in California over the July 10-12 weekend.

The following is from Altus Motorsports…

Jake Lewis qualified sixth, and was fourth and 10th in the weekend’s two races.

The MotoAmerica round at Ridge Motorsports Park was another eventful weekend for the Altus Motorsports team.

Jake Lewis qualified 6th. In Race 1, he finished a strong 4th place.  For Sunday’s race on lap 6 Jake’s bike started losing power.  After 2 more laps Jake was able to switch to a different map setting to get the bike to work again.  He was able to fight his way back to salvage a 10th place result.  After the race it was determined the front wheel speed sensor wire touched the rotor and was cut. 

Ridge is a track that Jaret Nassaney knows and likes. He showed up expecting decent results but, unfortunately, he was plagued with electronic issues all weekend. He started both races from 15th position. In Race 1, he was part of a three-rider battle for 13th, ultimately finishing 15th. He finished Race 2 in 12th place.

Jaret Nassaney’s bike was plagued by electrical gremlins throughout the weekend, which affected his results.

Jaret Nassaney: “We are still dealing with some electrical gremlins. So didn’t get the finishes I wanted. I know we can run farther up in the group. I just gotta build confidence in myself and in the bike! Looking forward to Laguna.”

Torin Collins started both races from 11th on the grid. He got a good start in Race 1 and was in the top 10 when he crashed and was forced to retire from the race. In Race 2, Torin was again running in the top 10 when a front tire issue forced him to pull in.  Upon inspection one side of the tire was shredded after just a few laps.  

Torin Collins: “Yeah, it was another difficult and frustrating weekend. It’s a shame because we obviously had the pace to be in the front group. In race 1, I misjudged the grip in the rainy-ish conditions and crashed. And in race 2, we had an issue with the front tire.  After 3 laps it felt unsafe.  It’s really unfortunate we didn’t get to show the race pace we had due to bad luck. On paper, there aren’t many improvements, but I think for me and the team, we were able to see that we have the potential. We’re keeping our heads high and focused on getting better together. We win together and we lose together.”

Torin Collins also struggled through a tough weekend at Ridge and had two DNFs on the weekend.

George Nassaney: “We have a great crew and talented riders. They don’t deserve the bad luck we have been having. For Jake to have a front wheel speed sensor wire damaged, Jaret having electrical issues, and Torin to have a front tire shred on one side is very unfortunate.  As a team, we continue to face, and overcome, challenges. We are working with the supplier to get to the bottom of the recurring electronics issues. When those are resolved and with a bit of good luck, I know our results will improve dramatically.”

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