HAPPINESS AND HEARTBREAK IN A FRACTION OF A SECOND
Road America Offers Up Close Racing as the MotoAmerica Series Returns June 11-13
ELKHART LAKE, Wis. – Fast racetracks breed close races. And there are none faster on the MotoAmerica schedule than Road America. Thus, there is nowhere like the iconic racetrack in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, where the difference between happiness and heartbreak is minute.
Just ask Cameron Beaubier and Roger Hayden – two previous MotoAmerica riders on the opposite end of the Road America winning/losing spectrum.
The average margin of victory in the 14 MotoAmerica Superbike races held at Road America since 2015 is 2.49 seconds. And that includes Josh Hayes’ “runaway” win over Cameron Beaubier in race two in 2015 by 4.586 seconds.
Other riders than Beaubier who have won Superbike races at Road America since MotoAmerica took charge are Hayes and Toni Elias. In keeping with the theme, Elias beat Roger Hayden by just .131 of a second in race two in 2017.
The closest Superbike race was .002 of a second when Beaubier beat Josh Herrin in race one in 2018. The next day he beat him again by .195 of a second.
Here’s betting all of those classes feature close finishes again.
For 2021, fans can enjoy qualifying on Friday and all-day racing Saturday and Sunday. Seven classes of road racing – Superbikes, Supersport, Stock 100, Twins Cup, Junior Cup, King of the Baggers & Mini Cup. Meet the riders in the open race paddock!
Another highlight of the weekend is Vintage MotoFest on Saturday, June 12. Widely regarded as the premier Wisconsin ride-in motorcycle show and party featuring an eclectic mix of Euro, Japanese and American vintage café racers, choppers, sport bikes, racers, supermotos, scooters, and sidecars. All makes and models are welcome; it’s a mash of bikes competing for space alongside dealers and vendors of all things motorcycling, including craft beer tasting, arm wrestling, live bands, and more.
Off the track, the CTECH Manufacturing Motorplex will be open for public karting, and The Twin Stunts Stunt Show will also be performing in the North paddock. There will also be a FREE gear check on the corporate pad. On Friday night, fans can also check out the Dairyland Classic Flat Track Races at the Plymouth Fairgrounds.
In addition to the racing action, fans with motorcycles are encouraged to pre-register for a unique ‘Salute to Cycles’ on-track riding experience. The Salute to Cycles provides participants with the rare chance to ride the Road America circuit and develop a genuine appreciation for the undulating road course where pro racers battle it out for glory and fame.
Tickets are available, and fans are welcome. Additional event details, ticket pricing, and camping information can be found at www.roadamerica.com or by calling 800-365-7223. Anyone 16-years-old and under is FREE with a paying adult at the gate. Racing runs rain or shine.
To plan your visit, check out Road America’s Frequently Asked Questions webpage at www.roadamerica.com/faq