The Series’ premier AMA Pro National Guard SuperBike class first began competing on the legendary circuit as part of the 1980 season, the fifth year of competition for the class. Three decades later, the SuperBikes are still the stars of the show and 2014 will mark the 35th consecutive running of the event.
SuperBike star Josh Hayes has made himself at home at Road America over the last several years. The Mississippian has claimed six National Guard SuperBike victories at the track dating back to 2010, including an impressive five in a row.
In the 2013 rendition of the event, rising star Cameron Beaubier’s only GoPro Daytona SportBike loss all season long came at the hands of Jake Gagne. The two Californian riders split the weekend’s victories in what turned out to be a Midwest shootout between two of the sport’s most talented up-and-coming riders.
Beaubier will put his skills to the ultimate test this go-around however, as the 2013 GoPro Daytona SportBike champion has graduated to the National Guard SuperBike ranks for 2014, joining top contender Hayes on the Yamaha squad.
Perhaps no one is looking forward to Road America more than Corey Alexander. The Carmel, N.Y. product went back-to-back and claimed victory in both of last year’s Motorcycle-Superstore.com SuperSport races.
Steve Rapp’s Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson Series win at Road America in ’13 ignited a four-race win streak that eventually led to his capturing of the 2013 AMA Pro Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson Series championship. Rapp will be looking for a repeat performance when the thundering Harley-Davidson XR1200 machines roll into the Badger State once again.
For tickets and additional information on the 2014 event, please call 1-800-365-7223 or visit Road America online at www.roadamerica.com/.
About GEICO Motorcycle AMA Pro Road Racing:
GEICO Motorcycle AMA Pro Road Racing is the premier motorcycle road racing series in North America and is universally regarded as one of the most competitive road racing organizations in the world. The 2013 schedule consists of nine rounds of competition on the country’s finest road courses. The Series is comprised of four production-based classes: AMA Pro National Guard SuperBike, AMA Pro GoPro Daytona SportBike, AMA Pro Motorcycle-Superstore.com SuperSport and the AMA Pro Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson Series. Learn more about GEICO Motorcycle AMA Pro Road Racing at www.amaproracing.com/rr/.