This weekend is another highlight on the events calendars of MotoGP fans. All eyes are set on Wisconsin which is the playground for the Dunlop Championship at Road America from Friday the 31st of May to Sunday the 2nd of June. This race forms the fourth leg in the MotoAmerica Road Racing Series. This legendary piece of the circuit is set between Milwaukee and Green Bay in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin. The four-mile stretch includes 14 turns and has challenged some of the best racers that the world had to offer since it had been established in 1955. What makes this leg of the race unique is that it has 640 acres of incredible viewpoints, allowing for excellent opportunities not to miss any of the high-speed adrenaline pumping action.
A Wonderful Racing Tradition
In 1976 the AMA Road Racing Championship was first introduced. This event provided a platform for motorcycle manufacturers as well as racing teams to display their performance capabilities and their production models to the racing world. Since the race was first introduced, the championship came a long way. After ups and down it was awarded to Wayne Rainey and the KRAVE Group in 2015, who then with the assistance of some partners, not only renamed the race but also grew it into a great success story. Now known as the MotoAmerica Road Racing Series, it is currently one of the most significant events in the industry. The race offers five classes of road racing. Racers can participate in Superbikes, Stock 1000, Supersport, Twins and Junior Cup. The goal which MotoAmerica set for this championship was to rediscover a keen interest in road racing. They also aim to send their riders to the top-level tournaments.
Highlights of the Weekend
The MotoAmerica EBS Brakes Superbike Championship is scheduled for Saturday at 3 pm. This is the premier race class and showcases the top road racers. These riders challenge the road in modified motorcycles which can easily reach speeds up to 200 miles per hour. Names to expect in this class are Cameron Beaubier on his Yamaha racing for Monster Energy/Yamalube/Yamaha Factory. Second in the ranks is Josh Herrin from Dublin on his Suzuki GSX-R1000. The third is the South African, Mathew Scholtz for Westby Racing on his Yamaha.
The Supersport class presents the middleweight race class and is dominated by the Americans. In first, second and third place with Jeremiah Walker on his MV Augusta and Nick McFadden and Ryan Alvar both on Yamaha.
The upcoming stars are represented in the Liqui Moly Junior cup with an age group of 14 – 25. Cameron Jones currently leads this young group. The American is racing on Kawasaki. They are followed by Kevin Olmedo from El Salvador and the American, Trevor Standish, both on Yamaha.
The MotoAmerica Road Racing Series is presenting riders and spectators alike with plenty of adrenaline, great sportsmanship, fierce competition and skilled riding. With seven events still due in the series, including Utah, Pittsburgh and Alabama, road racing is indeed brought to the vans.