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WorldSBK: Eugene Laverty Taking On New Role With Bonovo Action BMW

Mon, 2022-08-01 11:13

Eugene Laverty to take over a new role in the Bonovo action BMW Racing Team from 2023 on.

After being a BMW Motorrad works rider for three years, Eugene Laverty will become co-owner and join the management of the Bonovo action BMW Racing Team in 2023.

Eugene Laverty: “It’s going to be a very interesting new challenge for me”.

Marc Bongers: “We want to say a big thank you for the great commitment and professionalism he is has been bringing into our project since he joined as a works rider in 2020”.

Munich. After racing as a BMW Motorrad works rider in the FIM Superbike World Championship (WorldSBK) for three years, Eugene Laverty (IRL) will take over a new role from 2023 on. The 36-year old Irishman will become co-owner and join the management of the Bonovo action BMW Racing Team from next year on. Apart from becoming part of the team management around team owner Jürgen Röder and team manager Michael Galinski, he will also bring in his vast experience as a rider coach for the team.

Laverty debuted in WorldSBK in 2011 and became second overall in the championship standings in 2013. In 2020, he joined BMW Motorrad Motorsport as a works rider, racing for the BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team and claiming pole position in Magny-Cours (FRA). At the beginning of the 2021 season, he was in action for the Italian RC Squadra Corse team and then lined up for the BMW Motorrad World SBK Team in the later part of the season. This year, the BMW Motorrad works rider competes for the Bonovo action BMW Racing Team, the team he will take over a new role in after the 2022 season finale in November.

“Jürgen Röder and Michael Galinski made this proposal to me and I really appreciate that they believe I can fulfill this role”, Laverty said. “I wanted to finish in a strong way with some decent results, but obviously after the last rounds I had to change my thinking a little bit, as I’m having some difficulties. I really enjoy to be part of this team though, as it’s probably the best team I’ve ever ridden in during my career. And opportunities like this don’t come along very often. Jürgen has been looking for some fresh blood to entrust with the future of the team, but also someone with experience. This will be a completely different path of my career. It’s going to be a very interesting new challenge for me and I’ll have a lot to learn from Jürgen and Michael. At the same time I want to say thank you to BMW Motorrad Motorsport for their faith in the past three years. We will stay closely related through my new role also in the future.”

“It is great that Eugene will remain a part of the BMW WorldSBK family in his new role in the Bonovo action BMW Racing Team,” said BMW Motorrad Motorsport Director Marc Bongers. “We want to say a big thank you for the great commitment and professionalism he is has been bringing into our project since he joined as a works rider in 2020. This is something very special, particularly as he kept his commitment also when times have been not so easy. We all will work hard in his remaining races as a BMW Motorrad works rider to finish the season well together.”

“There will be a number of changes at Bonovo action BMW Racing in 2023,” explains Jürgen Röder. “Eugene will also be entrusted with other tasks next year, he will stay with the team and join the ownership structure, will work as a riding coach, will acquire sponsors together with me and also create new structures with me in relation to sustainability, that we strive for. We are very pleased that Eugene has accepted the offer we made him as we believe he is perfectly qualified to perform precisely this role and even if Michael and I should retire due to age, he can continue to do so as required . So I am delighted that everything is working out like this.”

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Where To Ride In August: Track Days, Schools, And Races

Mon, 2022-08-01 10:11

The following track days, riding schools, and racing events are scheduled by organizations based in the United States and Canada during August 2022.

Motorcycle track days, riding schools, and races are posted under the Event Calendar tab on the home page of this website, or you can access the Event Calendar for August 2022 directly by clicking HERE.

Once on the Event Calendar page, you can search for the event you are looking for by its date.

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To have your motorcycle racing or riding event added to the Event Calendar on this website and published in the print edition of Roadracing World & Motorcycle Technology magazine, submit your calendar and contact information via the contact page on this website or by clicking HERE.

Calendar listings are updated often.

8/1                   N2 Track Days, VIRginia International Raceway, Alton, VA

8/1                   The Mid-Ohio School’s Performance Track Riding School, Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, Lexington, OH

8/1                   ZARS Advanced Riding Schools & Track Days, Brainerd International Raceway, Brainerd, MN

8/1-2               California Superbike School, VIRginia International Raceway, Alton, VA

8/1-2               Fun Track Dayz, WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca, Monterey, CA

8/1-2               Z² Track Days, Sonoma Raceway, Sonoma, CA

8/3                   Road America Motorplex Open Track Days, Road America, Elkhart Lake, WI

8/3-4               California Superbike School, VIRginia International Raceway, Alton, VA

8/5                   Apex Track Days, Utah Motorsports Campus, Grantsville, UT

8/5                   Tactical Motorcycle Dynamics Track Days, Utah Motorsports Campus, Grantsville, UT

8/5-7               CMRA Series, Eagles Canyon Raceway, Decatur, TX

8/5-7               Evolve GT School and Track Days, Pittsburgh International Race Complex, Wampum, PA

8/5-7               NJMiniGP Series (Minis) and Track Days, New Jersey Motorsports Park, Millville, NJ

8/5-7               Sportbike Track Time Track Days, Gingerman Raceway, S. Haven, MI

8/5-7               VRRA Series (Vintage Canada), Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, Bowmanville, ON

8/6                   (Progressive) AMA Pro American Flat Track (AFT), Black Hills Half-Mile, Black Hills Speedway, Rapid City, SD

8/6                   MRA Superstreet School/Racing Days, Pueblo Motorsports Park, Pueblo, CO

8/6                   SoCal Supermoto School, Adams Motorsport Park, Riverside, CA

8/6                   UtahSBA New Racer Certification (NRC) and Advanced Rider Training (ART), Utah Motorsports Campus, Grantsville, UT

8/6                   UtahSBA Series, Utah Motorsports Campus, Grantsville, UT

8/6-7               AFM Series, Thunderhill Raceway Park, Willows, CA

8/6-7               ASM Motosport Advanced Riding Course And Trackdays (Canada), Sanair Super Speedway, St-Pie, QC

8/6-7               Alaska Motorcycle Road Racing Series and Track Days, Tanacross Race Course, Tok, AK

8/6-7               Cornerspin School: Roadracing In The Dirt (Dirt Track School), Cornerspin Facility, Spencer, NC

8/6-7               Evolve GT School and Track Days, NCM Motorsports Park, Bowling Green, KY

8/6-7               MiniSBK Canadian Mini Superbike Series (Minis Canada), Greg Moore Raceway, Chiliwack, BC

8/6-7               Moto Minnesota Track Days, Blackhawk Farms Raceway, S. Beloit, IL

8/6-7               Motogladiator Series, Pittsburgh International Race Complex, Wampum, PA

8/6-7               Motorheads Track Attacks Track Days (Canada), Stratotech Park Int’l Raceway, Ft. Saskatchewan, AB

8/6-7               MRA Series, Pueblo Motorsports Park, Pueblo, CO

8/6-7               N2 Track Days, Roebling Road Raceway, Bloomingdale, GA

8/6-7               Ohio Mini Roadrace League (Minis), Fremont Raceway Park, Fremont, OH

8/6-7               Roger Lyle’s Motorcycle Xcitement Track Days and Road Racing School, NCBIKE, Garysburg, NC

8/6-7               TrackDaz Track Days, Buttonwillow Raceway Park, Buttonwillow, CA

8/6-7               ZARS Advanced Riding Schools, Dakota County Technical College, Rosemount, MN

8/7                   Florida Trackdays, Palm Beach International Raceway, Jupiter, FL

8/7                   John Long’s Longevity Racing School, Palm Beach International Raceway, Jupiter, FL

8/7                   Superbike-Coach Corp. (Schools), Little 99 Raceway, Stockton, CA

8/7                   Team Pro-Motion Track Days & Schools, Pocono Raceway, Long Pond, PA

8/7-8                N2 Track Days, Summit Point Motorsports Park, Summit Point, WV

8/7-8               The Riders Club Track Days, New Jersey Motorsports Park, Millville, NJ

8/7-8               Track Day Winner Track Days, Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta, Braselton, GA

8/8                   Aprilia Racers Days Track Day/Demo Program, Autobahn Country Club, Joliet, IL

8/8                   Optimum Performance Rider Training Track Days, Ridge Motorsports Park, Shelton, WA

8/8-9               California Superbike School, Pittsburgh International Race Complex, Wampum, PA

8/8-9               Fishtail Riding School, Club Motorsports, Tamworth, NH

8/8-10             Pro 6 Cycle Inc. Track Days (Canada), Canadian Tire Motorsports Park, Bowmanville, ON

8/9-10              A Few Dollars More Track Days, Ridge Motorsports Park, Shelton, WA

8/10                 Pineview Run Two Wheel Wednesday Track Days, Pineview Run Auto & Country Club, LaFayette, NY

8/10                 Road America Motorplex Open Track Days, Road America, Elkhart Lake, WI

8/10                 Westwood Motorcycle Racing Club (WMRC) Track Days (Canada), Mission Raceway Park, Mission, BC

8/10-11           California Superbike School, Pittsburgh International Race Complex, Wampum, PA

8/10-11           Yamaha Champions Riding School, Autobahn Country Club, Joliet, IL

8/11                 Ruts to Racelines Track Days, New York Safety Track, Harpersfield, NY

8/11                 WMRC Series (Canada), Mission Raceway Park, Mission, BC

8/12                 2Fast Motorcycle Track Days & Instruction, Pacific Raceways, Kent, WA

8/12                 ARL Track Days (Canada), Atlantic Motorsport Park, Mill Village, NS

8/12                 MARRC Racing School and Track Days, Summit Point Motorsports Park, Summit Point, WV

8/12                 N2 Track Days, Pittsburgh International Race Complex, Wampum, PA

8/12-14           Canadian Superbike Championship, Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, Bowmanville, ON

8/12-14           CRA (Central Roadracing Association) Series, Brainerd International Raceway, Brainerd, MN

8/12-14           North America Talent Cup, Pittsburgh International Race Complex, Wampum, PA

8/12-14           (Pirelli) WERA National Challenge Co-Sanctioned by AMA, Pittsburgh International Race Complex, Wampum, PA

8/12-14           WERA Sportsman Series North Central Region, Pittsburgh International Race Complex, Wampum, PA

8/13                 (Progressive) AMA Pro American Flat Track (AFT), Castle Rock TT, Castle Rock Race Park, Castle Rock, WA

8/13                 (Dunlop) N2/WERA Endurance Series, Pittsburgh International Race Complex, Wampum, PA

8/13                 Sandia Motorcycle Roadracing Inc. (SMRI) Schools And Track Days, Sandia Motorsports Park, Albuquerque, NM

8/13                 Sandy Hook Mini Moto Road Race Series (Minis), Sandy Hook Speedway, Street, MD

8/13-14           2 Wheels Track Days, Thunderhill Raceway Park, Willows, CA

8/13-14           Edmonton Motorcycle Roadracing Association (EMRA) Track Days (Canada), Stratotech Park Int’l Raceway, Ft. Saskatchewan, AB

8/13-14           CCS Atlantic/Mid-Atlantic Roadracing Championship Series, Summit Point Motorsports Park, Summit Point, WV

8/13-14           Central Illinois Mini Moto Series (Minis), Mid State Kart Club, Mechanicsburg, IL

8/13-14           EMRA Series (Canada), Stratotech Park Int’l Raceway, Ft. Saskatchewan, AB

8/13-14           Evolve GT School and Track Days, NCBIKE, Garysburg, NC

8/13-14           Evolve GT School and Track Days, Pineview Run Auto & Country Club, LaFayette, NY

8/13-14           HART Rider Training/Motorcycle Lapping Days, Hallett Motor Racing Circuit, Hallett, OK

8/13-14           Pacific Track Time Track Days, Thunderhill Raceway Park, Willows, CA

8/13-14           Performance Riding Experience (PRE) Track Days, Carolina Motorsports Park, Kershaw, SC

8/13-14           RideSmart Motorcycle School, Circuit of The Americas, Austin, TX

8/13-14           Sportbike Track Time Track Days, Barber Motorsports Park, Birmingham, AL

8/13-14           Sportbike Track Time Track Days, Putnam Park Road Course, Mt. Meridian, IN

8/14                 AMA Sanctioned ASRA Team Challenge Series Presented by Michelin Tire, Summit Point Motorsports Park, Summit Point, WV

8/14                 SMRI Series, Sandia Motorsports Park, Albuquerque, NM

8/14-15           Tony’s Track Days, Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park, Thompson, CT

8/14-15           USCRA Road Racing Series (Vintage), Club Motorsports, Tamworth, NH

8/15                 The Riders Club Track Days, New Jersey Motorsports Park, Millville, NJ

8/15                 Z² Track Days, Sonoma Raceway, Sonoma, CA

8/15-16           California Superbike School, New Jersey Motorsports Park, Millville, NJ

8/15-16           Track Time Track Days With Ken Hill, Ridge Motorsports Park, Shelton, WA

8/15-16           Yamaha Champions Riding School, Pittsburgh International Race Complex, Wampum, PA

8/17                 Road America Motorplex Open Track Days, Road America, Elkhart Lake, WI

8/17-18           California Superbike School, New Jersey Motorsports Park, Millville, NJ

8/18                  HardNoX Track Dayz (Canada), Rocky Mountain Motorsports, Carstairs, AB

8/19                 Evolve GT School and Track Days, Roebling Road Raceway, Bloomingdale, GA

8/19                 Optimum Performance Rider Training Track Days, Ridge Motorsports Park, Shelton, WA

8/19                 Sportbike Track Time Track Days, Talladega Gran Prix Raceway, Munford, AL

8/19                  Super Sonic Road Race School & Track Days (Minis Canada), Lombardy Raceway, Lombardy, ON

8/19                 TrackDaz Track Days, Buttonwillow Raceway Park, Buttonwillow, CA

8/19-21           MotoAmerica AMA/FIM North American Road Racing Series, Pittsburgh International Race Complex, Wampum, PA

8/19-21           MotoAmerica Mini Cup by Motul Series (Minis), Pittsburgh International Race Complex, Wampum, PA

8/19-21           OMRRA Series, Ridge Motorsports Park, Shelton, WA

8/19-21           WMRRA Series, Ridge Motorsports Park, Shelton, WA

8/20                 2 Wheels Track Days, Streets of Willow, Rosamond, CA

8/20                 (Progressive) AMA Pro American Flat Track (AFT), Sacramento Mile, Cal Expo Fair, Sacramento, CA

8/20                 Learning Curves Racing/Riding School, Autobahn Country Club, Joliet, IL

8/20                 SoCal Supermoto School, Adams Motorsport Park, Riverside, CA

8/20                 Southeast Mini Moto Series (Minis), Lamar County Speedway, Barnesville, GA

8/20                 TrackAddix/Ducati Omaha Racing Series, Motorsports Park Hastings, Hastings, NE

8/20                 ZARS Advanced Riding Schools, Dakota County Technical College, Rosemount, MN

8/20-21           AMA Sanctioned ASRA Championship Series Presented by Pirelli Tire, Roebling Road Raceway, Bloomingdale, GA

8/20-21           CCS Florida/Mid-Atlantic/Southeast Roadracing Championship Series, Roebling Road Raceway, Bloomingdale, GA

8/20-21           CCS Mid-West Roadracing Championship Series, Autobahn Country Club, Joliet, IL

8/20-21           CRA (California Roadrace Association) Series, Buttonwillow Raceway Park, Buttonwillow, CA

8/20-21           CRA (Central Roadracing Association), Autobahn Country Club, Joliet, IL

8/20-21           MiniSBK Canadian Mini Superbike Series (Minis Canada), Lombardy Raceway, Lombardy, ON

8/20-21           MRA (Manitoba Racing Series) (Canada), Gimli Motorsports Park, Gimli, MB

8/20-21           Ohio Mini Roadrace League (Minis), Fremont Raceway Park, Fremont, OH

8/20-21           Texas Mini Grand Prix Series (Minis), North Texas Karters, Denton, TX

8/20-21           Track Day Winner Track Days, NCM Motorsports Park, Bowling Green, KY

8/20-21           TrackAddix/Ducati Omaha Track Days, Motorsports Park Hastings, Hastings, NE

8/20-21           WERA Sportsman Series Mid-Central/Southeast Region, Talladega Gran Prix Raceway, Munford, AL

8/20-21           Z² Track Days, Thunderhill Raceway Park, Willows, CA

8/21                 Florida Trackdays, Homestead-Miami Speedway, Homestead, FL

8/21                 John Long’s Longevity Racing School, Homestead-Miami Speedway, Homestead, FL

8/21                 Superbike-Coach Corp. (Schools), Little 99 Raceway, Stockton, CA

8/21-22           The Riders Club Track Days, New Jersey Motorsports Park, Millville, NJ

8/22                 California Superbike School, Barber Motorsports Park, Birmingham, AL

8/22                 Fishtail Riding School, Palmer Motorsports Park, Palmer, MA

8/22                 Moto Minnesota Track Days, Brainerd International Raceway, Brainerd, MN

8/22                 Penguin Riding School, Pittsburgh International Race Complex, Wampum, PA

8/22                 SoCal Supermoto School, Adams Motorsport Park, Riverside, CA

8/22-23           2Fast Motorcycle Track Days & Instruction, Ridge Motorsports Park, Shelton, WA

8/22-23           Motovid.com All Levels Motorcycle Track Days, Road America Elkhart Lake, WI

8/22-23           Pro 6 Cycle Inc. Track Days (Canada), Calabogie Motorsports Park, Calabogie, ON

8/24                 Pineview Run Two Wheel Wednesday Track Days, Pineview Run Auto & Country Club, LaFayette, NY

8/24                 Road America Motorplex Open Track Days, Road America, Elkhart Lake, WI

8/25                 AHRMA Track Days, Blackhawk Farms Raceway, S. Beloit, IL

8/25-26           California Superbike School, Circuit of The Americas, Austin, TX

8/26                 3:16 Trackdays/America Superbike Camp, MotorSports Ranch, Cresson, TX

8/26                 AHRMA Academy of Roadracing, Blackhawk Farms Raceway, S. Beloit, IL

8/26                 ARL Track Days (Canada), Atlantic Motorsport Park, Mill Village, NS

8/26                 Penguin Riding School, New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Loudon, NH

8/26                  Super Sonic Road Race School & Track Days (Minis Canada), Lombardy Raceway, Lombardy, ON

8/26-27           American Supercamp (Dirt Track School), Eaton, CO

8/26-28           AHRMA American Historic Racing Series (Vintage), Blackhawk Farms Raceway, South Beloit, IL

8/26-28           Fastrack Riders Academy & Apex Club Track Days & School, Auto Club Speedway, Fontana, CA

8/26-28           Fasttrax Motorcycle Performance Series and Track Days, Nelson Ledges Road Course, Garrettsville, OH

8/26-28           NorthWest Mini Moto & Endurance Challenge (Minis), Mac Track, McMinnville, OR

8/26-28           SOAR Series (Canada), Grand Bend Motorplex, Grand Bend, ON

8/27                 MRA Superstreet School/Racing Days, High Plains Raceway, Deer Trail, CO

8/27                 NJMiniGP (Minis) Track Days, New York Race Complex, Morrisontown, NY

8/27                 Sandy Hook Mini Moto Road Race Series (Minis), Sandy Hook Speedway, Street, MD

8/27                 SoCal Supermoto School, Adams Motorsport Park, Riverside, CA

8/27-28           2Fast Motorcycle Track Days & Instruction, Oregon Raceway Park, Grass Valley, OR

8/27-28           ARL Series (Canada), Atlantic Motorsport Park, Mill Village, NS

8/27-28           CMRA Series, MotorSport Ranch, Cresson, TX

8/27-28           Evolve GT School and Track Days, Palmer Motorsports Park, Palmer, MA

8/27-28           Evolve GT School and Track Days, Pocono Raceway, Long Pond, PA

8/27-28           Legion Moto Trackdays, Heartland Motorsports Park, Topeka, KS

8/27-28           MiniSBK Canadian Mini Superbike Series (Minis Canada), Lombardy Raceway, Lombardy, ON

8/27-28           MRA Series, High Plains Raceway, Deer Trail, CO

8/27-28            N2 Track Days, Carolina Motorsports Park, Kershaw, SC

8/27-28           NEMRR Series, New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Loudon, NH

8/27-28           NJMiniGP Series (Minis), New York Race Complex, Morrisontown, NY

8/27-28           RideSmart Motorcycle School, MSR Houston, Angleton, TX

8/27-28           Sportbike Track Time Track Days, Grattan Raceway, Belding, MI

8/27-28           Team Pro-Motion Track Days & Schools, Pocono Raceway, Long Pond, PA

8/27-28           ZARS Advanced Riding Schools & Track Days, Brainerd International Raceway, Brainerd, MN

8/28                 ASM Motosport Advanced Riding Course And Trackdays (Canada), Sanair Super Speedway, St-Pie, QC

8/28-29           American Supercamp (Dirt Track School), Eaton, CO

8/28-29            HardNoX Track Dayz (Canada), Rocky Mountain Motorsports, Carstairs, AB

8/28-29           Fun Track Dayz, Thunderhill Raceway Park, Willows, CA

8/28-29           Roger Lyle’s Motorcycle Xcitement Track Days and Road Racing School, Summit Point Motorsports Park, Summit Point, WV

8/29                 Optimum Performance Rider Training Track Days, Ridge Motorsports Park, Shelton, WA

8/29                 Performance Riding Experience (PRE) Track Days, VIRginia International Raceway, Alton, VA

8/29                 The Mid-Ohio School’s Performance Track Riding School, Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, Lexington, OH

8/29                 The Riders Club Track Days, New Jersey Motorsports Park, Millville, NJ

8/31                 Road America Motorplex Open Track Days, Road America, Elkhart Lake, WI

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MotoAmerica: Mission King Of The Baggers Race Results From Brainerd

Sun, 2022-07-31 21:50

Editorial Note: The original Mission King Of The Baggers nine-lap race was red-flagged due to fluid put on the surface by Kyle Wyman’s Screamin’ Eagle Harley-Davidson Road Glide.

Due to the lengthy cleanup, the race restart was pushed to the end of the day, but Wyman was disqualified for oiling the track and was not allowed to participate in the restart.

The five-lap restart was stopped after three laps due to rain falling in the Turn 3-4 area of the track, according to MotoAmerica.

 

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MotoAmerica: Medallia Superbike Race Two Results From Brainerd

Sun, 2022-07-31 20:51

Editorial Note: Mathew Scholtz did not start Race Two. He said that he and his Westby Racing team decided to sit the race out so that his injured left wrist could start to heal.

 

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MotoAmerica: Escalante Will Not Ride In Superbike Race Two At Brainerd

Sun, 2022-07-31 15:31

Richie Escalante will not ride his Vision Wheel M4 ECSTAR Suzuki GSX-R1000R in MotoAmerica Medallia Superbike Race Two on Sunday at Brainerd International Raceway.

“I came here to Brainerd with good expectations after two very good weekends at ‘The Ridge’ and Laguna Seca,” Escalante told Roadracingworld.com Sunday morning in the paddock. “I started the weekend very good. I feel good. Plus, my team make some progress on the bike. So, this weekend I feel I will be more close to [Jake] Gagne and for sure battle for the podium, I think.

“But in qualifying, first lap in Turn 12, I make a big mistake. I lose the rear. I tried to control the bike and then I had a big aggressive crash.”

The 27-year-old Mexican rider went for a long, painful tumble, hitting the asphalt hard with his head and being hit by his Suzuki Superbike.

“The weight of the bike push my leg, so right now I am very sore on my leg,” said Escalante, who missed Superbike Race One while he was being evaluated at a local hospital Saturday afternoon. “Nothing is broken, so I’m lucky about that. But I also have a concussion. I’m not focus very well right now for sure. It’s a very strange feeling.

“I’m a little bit sad because I feel very good on the bike, but I have three weeks until the race in Pittsburgh, so I hope I will be OK. The good thing is I know why I crashed. We looked at the data and I just use too much pressure on the brake lever. So, my confidence is not hurt from this crash. That is good.”

The former MotoAmerica Supersport Champion said this is the first concussion he has ever suffered in his lengthy racing career.

In other rider injury news, James Rispoli reported via Instagram that he did not suffer any broken bones in his crash during REV’IT! Twins Cup Q2 on Saturday. The two-time AMA Pro Supersport Champion did, however, suffer injuries to fingers on his right hand and will not ride in Twins Cup or King Of The Baggers on Sunday.

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American Flat Track: Race Results From The Peoria TT

Sat, 2022-07-30 23:46

American Flat Track/Peoria TT

Peoria Motorcycle Club

Peoria, Illinois

July 30, 2022

Provisional Parts Unlimited AFT Singles Al Lamb’s Dallas Honda Challenge Results (all on Dunlop tires):

1. Kody Kopp (KTM), 4 laps

2. Max Whale (KTM), -0.349 second

3. Trevor Brunner (Yam), -1.177 seconds

4. Ryan Wells (Hon), -2.497

 

 

Provisional Mission SuperTwins Mission #2Fast2Tasty Challenge Results (all on Dunlop tires):

1. JD Beach (Yam), 4 laps

2. Dallas Daniels (Yam), -0.064 second

3. Briar Bauman (Ind), -0.408

4. Jarod Vanderkooi (Ind), -1 lap

 

 

Provisional Mission Production Twins Main Event Results (all on Dunlop tires):

1. Jesse Janisch (Har), 20 laps

2. Johnny Lewis (Roy), -12.192 seconds

3. Dan Bromley (Yam), -12.347

4. Cory Texter (Yam), -13.624

5. Cole Zabala (Yam), -14.608

6. Billy Ross (Har), -17.214

7. Nick Armstrong (Yam), -25.548

8. Kasey Sciscoe (Kaw), -1 lap

9. Shelby Miller (Kaw), -1 lap, 10.269

10. Brock Schwarzenbacher (Kaw), -1 lap, 20.635

 

 

Provisional Parts Unlimited AFT Singles Main Event Results (all on Dunlop tires):

1. Max Whale (KTM), 20 laps

2. Morgen Mischler (Hon), -0.831 second

3. Trevor Brunner (Yam), -2.499 seconds

4. Kody Kopp (KTM), -3.300

5. Chase Saathoff (Hon), -5.001

6. Ferran Cardus (Hon), -5.009

7. Ryan Wells (Hon), -5.543

8. Dalton Gauthier (Hon), -5.939

9. Chad Cose (Hon), -15.049

10. Justin Jones (Hon), -15.518

11. Trent Lowe (Hon), -18.544

12. Jared Lowe (Hon), -19.039

13. Aidan RoosEvans (Hon), -19.425

14. Brandon Kitchen (Hus), -19.699

15. James Ott (KTM), -22.921

16. Jacob Lehmann (Hon), -23.098

17. Blake Steinwagner (Hon), -6 laps, DNF

 

 

Provisional Mission SuperTwins Main Event Results (all on Dunlop tires):

1. JD Beach (Yam), 25 laps

2. Briar Bauman (Ind), -0.492 second

3. Dallas Daniels (Yam), -5.751 seconds

4. Jared Mees (Ind), -8.977

5. Jarod Vanderkooi (Ind), -10.651

6. Henry Wiles (Kaw), -17.848

7. Brandon Robinson (Ind), -18.840

8. Jesse Janisch (PT) (Har), -22.663

9. Ben Lowe (Ind), -23.271

10. Bronson Bauman (Har), -1 lap

11. Davis Fisher (Ind), -1 lap

12. Dan Bromley (PT) (Yam), -1 lap

13. Robert Pearson (Ind), -14 laps, DNF

14. Johnny Lewis (PT) (Roy), -21 laps, DNF

 

 

More, from a press release issued by American Flat Track:

Beach Wins Clash of Titans at 75th Peoria TT

 

JD Beach (95). Photo courtesy AFT.

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (July 30, 2022) – JD Beach (No. 95 Estenson Racing Yamaha MT-07 DT) solidified his claim as the leading TT rider in all of Progressive American Flat Track by earning a second consecutive victory at the World Famous SC2 Peoria TT presented by Country Saloon on Saturday at the Peoria Motorcycle Club in Peoria, Illinois.

While Beach ultimately went wire-to-wire to victory, the contest was in fact quite a tense affair with two-time Mission SuperTwins presented by S&S Cycle champion Briar Bauman (No. 3 Indian Motorcycle/Progressive Insurance FTR750) glued to Beach’s rear wheel pretty much throughout.

A five-rider freight train formed at the start, with Beach holding the lead ahead of Jarod Vanderkooi (No. 20 Mission Roof Systems Indian FTR750), Bauman, Jared Mees (No. 1 Indian Motorcycle/Progressive Insurance FTR750), and Dallas Daniels (No. 32 Estenson Racing Yamaha MT-07 DT).

Bauman was the first to slip past ‘VDK,’ blasting ahead as they exited the race’s opening corner, while Mees and Daniels would do the same over the next few minutes.

Bauman only really showed Beach his front wheel on a single occasion. That said, he was perfectly positioned at nearly every moment to capitalize on any mistakes that might possibly befall Beach on the dry and notchy track. However, the Yamaha ace proved remarkably resilient under fire, especially considering he was still riding at less than 100% after hurting his ankle at the Mission Port Royal Half-Mile a couple weeks back.

Beach took the checkered flag 0.492 seconds ahead of Bauman to improve his overall series TT record to five wins in his last six attempts.

He said, “When I hurt my ankle at the last race, I couldn’t even walk to leave the track. Coming into Peoria, there are so many fast guys here, and I was sitting on my butt for two weeks. I just have to thank my family, who made sure I didn’t do anything because I’m not good at sitting around.

“The whole Estenson team worked so hard. Today was a little hectic, but to get this win again here and get two in a row… To imagine Henry (Wiles) got 14 in a row here is just insane. It feels so good. I’m pumped.”

The continuation of Bauman’s midseason surge further tightened the title fight. So too did Daniels’ third-place finish, a result that only came following a protracted battle with reigning champion Mees for the position. If not for his continued woes at leaving the starting line, the rookie might have had more of a say in the final outcome. Still, he had to be satisfied with standing on the box in his first premier-class race at his home track.

Bauman is now just three points behind Mees (188-185), while Daniels is only another 13 points back. Beach, too, has new life, closing to within 30 points of Mees (159) after securing his second win of the season.

The challenge of 14-time Peoria TT winner “King Henry” Wiles (No. 17 Willy Built/Lyndy Roofing Co. Kawasaki Ninja 650) never fully materialized. Wiles showed respectable speed throughout the day but faded back to ninth before making a late climb to an eventual sixth, finishing behind Vanderkooi in the Main.

Brandon Robinson (No. 44 Mission Roof Systems Indian FTR750) came home in seventh, one spot ahead of Mission Production Twins Challenge entrant Jesse Janisch (No. 33 Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson XG750R), who executed a spirited climb up the order early before running out of steam.

Ben Lowe (No. 25 Rackley Racing/Mission Foods Indian FTR750) and Bronson Bauman (No. 37 Latus Motors Racing Harley-Davidson XG750R) rounded out the top ten.

Mission Production Twins presented by Vance & Hines

Before he was a full-fledged Mission Production Twins presented by Vance & Hines title fighter, Jesse Janisch (No. 33 Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson XG750R) originally made his name as a Peoria TT expert. In fact, that reputation actually landed him last year’s opportunity to earn his current ride – a ride that subsequently launched him into championship contention.

While he’s clearly grown beyond the specialist tag, Janisch proved yet again he’s one of the very best there is at the legendary venue. He was in full-on imperious form, winning the drag race to Turn 1 and promptly building up a sizable gap before even completing a single lap.

Janisch’s fellow Semi winner, Johnny Lewis (No. 10 Moto Anatomy X Powered by Royal Enfield 650), was outflanked by Dan Bromley (No. 62 Vinson Construction/Viper Air Yamaha MT-07) in the first corner and then spent the next couple of minutes looking for a way back through. By the time Lewis retook second, Janisch already had more than two seconds in hand.

That advantage only continued to stretch even when Lewis had clear air in front of him. Janisch ultimately piled on more than 14 seconds worth of padding before he wheelied his way down the front straight to a 12.192-second margin of victory.

The triumph was Janisch’s fourth professional win at the circuit, the first three coming aboard single-cylinder machinery. Afterward, he said, “That was awesome. I’m so much more comfortable with the bike and team this year. Last year, I came here and was just trying to stay quiet and be polite and ride the thing. This year, we’re obviously working good with the team and making changes, trying to learn me and the bike better. The Vance & Hines guys are amazing.”

The victory also provided Janisch a bit more breathing space in the championship fight. That said, defending class champion Cory Texter (No. 1 G&G Racing/Yamaha Racing Yamaha MT-07) did what he does so well, minimizing the damage on the days in which he’s at a disadvantage in order to fight back another day.

Texter held Cole Zabala (No. 51 Memphis Shades/Corbin/Vinson Yamaha MT-07) at bay to finish fourth, crossing the line just over a second back of podium finishers Lewis and Bromley. As a result, Janisch now leads Texter 199-188 with seven races remaining to decide the back-and-forth championship battle.

Parts Unlimited AFT Singles presented by KICKER

The four-race win streak of Kody Kopp (No. 12 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing 450 SX-FFE) finally came to an end, but even so, the Red Bull KTM Factory Racing win streak now stands at five. And that’s because Kopp’s teammate, Max Whale (No. 18 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing 450 SX-FFE), finally collected his first victory of 2022 after leading the Parts Unlimited AFT Singles presented by KICKER class in Main Event victories with five a season ago.

However, both KTM pilots found themselves behind Estenson Racing’s Trevor Brunner (No. 21 Estenson Racing Yamaha YZ450F) off the line. Whale struck first, railing up the inside of Brunner as they powered onto the front straight a minute-and-a-half into the contest.

The Australian would then proceed to rip open a couple seconds at the front as Kopp desperately attempted to find a way through himself. Instead, he found himself victimized by the charging Morgen Mischler (No. 13 American Honda/Progressive Insurance CRF450R) and dropped to fourth as Whale continued to break away at the front.

Mischler would eventually exploit a big bobble on Brunner’s part to slide into second with around a minute to go and then close rapidly on the leader. What once seemed to be a certain win became considerably less so, but Whale responded to Mischler’s late push to hold on for a 0.831-second win.

While Whale was awarded last year’s win at Peoria, it only came due to a DQ ahead of him. So technically this was his second in succession at the famed race even if it felt like a first to him.

He said, “It’s been a long seven weeks since (getting hurt at) the Red Mile. And to come back finally with a win… It feels like it’s been years since I won a race. That was so much fun. I found a line that worked early on and just stuck to it. It’s unreal to get a win at Peoria, and the crowd here is awesome. I’m stoked.”

Mischer’s runner-up represented his first-ever TT podium and saw him narrow Kopp’s title advantage for the first time in five races (even if it still stands at two full races, 220-170). The podium was completed by Brunner, who ultimately kept Kopp corralled behind him for full race distance, which meant the title leader would equal his worst finish of the season in fourth.

Rookie Chase Saathoff (No. 106 American Honda/Progressive Insurance CRF450R) pulled off a last-lap pass on Ferran Cardús (No. 377 Roof Systems of Dallas/Bullet Strong Racing Honda CRF450R) to edge the Spanish champion for fifth by 0.008 seconds at the flag.

The SC2 Peoria TT presented by Country Saloon will premiere on FS1 on Sunday, August 7, at 11:30 a.m. ET/8:30 a.m. PT, including exclusive features, cutting-edge aerial drone and onboard footage, and expert commentary.

Next Up:

Progressive AFT will hit the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally for the second in a string of four consecutive race weekends with the Progressive Black Hills Half-Mile presented by Saddleman at Black Hills Speedway in Rapid City, South Dakota, on August 6. Visit https://store.americanflattrack.com/ebooking/ticket/view/id/3696/ to secure your tickets today.

You can catch the livestream of all the weekend’s racing activities on FansChoice.tv. FansChoice.tv provides free-to-view livestreaming of Practice and Qualifying. FansChoice.tv subscribers will then be able to watch the drama unfold from Opening Ceremonies through the Semis, Main Events, and podium celebrations. FansChoice.tv offers two subscription options, granting unlimited access to premium AFT content. Monthly subscriptions start at just $7.99, while a six-month subscription is available for $44.99.

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How to Watch:

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CIV: American Toth Wins Aprilia RS 660 Cup Race One At Misano (Updated With Video)

Sat, 2022-07-30 21:08
Aprilia RC 660 Cup R1

 

American Max Toth (center) on the podium with runner-up Francesco Mongiardo (left) and third-place finisher Lorenzo Sommariva (right). Photo courtesy BK Corse.

 

Aprilia RS 660 Cup Points after R1

 

Watch a video of the podium ceremony HERE

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