MotoAmerica is the premier Superbike Championship in the United States, sanctioned by the American Motorcyclist Association and FIM North America. Going back to its early beginnings as the AMA Road Racing Championship in 1976, Superbike racing in the U.S. has been rich with talent. It has been the breeding ground for some of the sport’s biggest stars including legends such as four-time Grand Prix World Champion Eddie Lawson, three-time Grand Prix World Champion Wayne Rainey, 2006 MotoGP Champion Nicky Hayden and 2009 World Superbike Champion Ben Spies. More recently, riders like Josh Hayes and Cameron Beaubier have made an indelible mark on the sport, each with four AMA Superbike Championships.
In 2015, the National U.S. Superbike Championship changed hands from the Daytona Motorsports Group to the KRAVE Group, which is headed by three-time Grand Prix World Champion Wayne Rainey. With that fresh start, AMA Pro Road Racing was rebranded to MotoAmerica.
The new stewards of America’s professional road racing series set out to develop future American riders to compete in the World Superbike Championship while helping raise the series from the ashes.
With a minimum age of 18, the MotoAmerica Superbike class features the best riders in the U.S. and draws talented riders from across the world as well. The machines are production-based sportbikes, with engine and chassis modifications to enhance overall performance. These highly-tuned sportbikes can reach top speeds of nearly 200 miles per hour.