The 2017 Isle of Man Tourist Trophy kicked off earlier this week, and runs through June 9. Coming up as a racer, for years I heard about this race, and how ridiculous it was: Six laps on a 37.73 mile loop over mountainous terrain; 264 corners to remember; innumerable walls to hit, cliffs to fly off of . . . no wonder there have been 250 recorded deaths–an average of about two a year–in the course’s 110 year history. Let that sink in for a minute.
How much of a difference does a centimeter makes? How about a millimeter? In motorcycle racing, these miniscule measurements can separate a fast bike from a race-winning machine.
When you’re swapping paint with your competition at over 180 miles per hour on the straights, with 50+ degree lean angle in the corners, there’s a lot that needs to be right. Split second decisions have to be made not just to win, but to stay upright.
April 25, 2017 (Austin, TX) – The HelmetSounds.Com/ Western Service/ Meen Yamaha persevered through a challenging weekend at Circuit Of The Americas, for the opening round of the 2017 MotoAmerica season.
AAAND TAKEOFF! The MotoAmerica season is officially here and I’ve got some good news for you! I’ve crafted a guide for you to make following this season’s races a little easier. As with any sport, the more you know about it, the more fun it is to follow along. If you go out to the track to watch, you’ll get a printed schedule and guide, and the races will be announced on the public address system. If you’re following along at home, it can be hard to tell who’s who and what’s what.
It’s that time of year again – MotoAmerica racing season! The series kicks off alongside MotoGP at Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas, on April 21-23.
Willow Springs Raceway, April 2002: This is where my racing career began. I was an 8-year-old girl with a need for speed and a competitive spirit.
I was fell in love with speed from the moment I rode my first roller coaster at Marine World in Vallejo, CA. I was thrilled by the feeling of the wind in my hair, the g-forces throwing me back into my seat, and the adrenaline rush. It didn’t matter if I had to get back in line by myself, I just wanted to keep going and going.
We made it! It’s almost springtime and that means it’s almost riding season! If you’re anything like me, you’re probably really excited at the prospect of riding in the next month or so. Now is the perfect time to start getting your motorcycle, your riding equipment and yourself prepared for that first ride. Here are some pro tips to get everything ready to go.
(March 6, 2017) Palo Alto, CA – Meen Motorsports is pleased to announce Western Service Contract, a division of McGraw Powersports, will join the Meen Team as a title sponsor for the 2017 MotoAmerica Series.
If you’ve never been to the world-famous Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida, you have to put it on your bucket list! The massive grandstands, the 31-degree bankings that look almost like a wall, and the smell of gasoline in the air speak to all the legendary races have taken place there over the past fifty-odd years.