The best way for the United States to be competitive worldwide in road racing is to get young riders started early. The goal is to get them dragging their knees and elbows, as well as sharpening up their racecraft again other determined youngsters. The 2020 AMA MotoAmerica Mini Cup Series helps fulfill that objective, and entries are now open. Currently, road racers over 14 can race in the MotoAmerica Liqui Moly Junior Cup, so the MotoAmerica Mini Cup brings in riders as young as six years old.“It’s going to be exciting to watch the entries come in as the season rapidly approaches,” MotoAmerica’s Senior Sponsorship Manager Lance Bryson said. “Based on the response the MotoAmerica Mini Cup by Motul has received, we’re expecting big things and a lot of entries in our first season. It’s going to be a great year to be involved in the series.”
Italian-made Ohvale GP-0 racing motorcycles as a basis for spec-style competition. There are four different models of Ohvale GP-0, with various transmission configurations, displacements, and valvetrains. Ohvale seals the motors at the factory, to ensure that rule-violating modifications are not made.There are five classes in the MotoAmerica Mini Cup Series:
GP-0 190 Daytona Adult (15 or over; any model year; 4- or 5-speed transmission)
The entry fee is $175 for each MotoAmerica Mini Cup round, with the race held on the Saturday of each weekend. A separate fee will be charged if the racer wants to participate in Friday practice. The rulebook is now available, along with entry information, on an exclusive MotoAmerica website for competitors.2020 AMA MotoAmerica Mini Cup by Motul Series Calendar
May 29-30: Road America, Elkhart Lake, WI
August 7-8: Pittsburgh International Race Complex, Wampum, PA
August 28-29: The Ridge Motorsports Park, Sheldon, WA
Our first segment introduces you to the new Arch 1s. This latest, slightly more sporting American V-twin, adds to the original KRGT1 coming from the boutique manufacturer based in Hawthorne, Southern California. Senior Editor Nic de Sena rode through Malibu with Gard Hollinger, who co-founded Arch Motorcycle with his friend, Keanu Reeves. The 1s is a unique ride for sure, and Nic explains what makes the bike really stand out.
For the entertaining story behind Arch Motorcycle from Gard Hollinger himself, you must listen to his podcast episode on Motos & Friends HERE
The guest segment of Motos and Friends is brought to you by the faster and most technologically advanced, 2023 Suzuki Hayabusa—visit your local dealer or suzukicycles.com to learn more.
In our second segment, Associate Editor Teejay Adams chats with multiple Emmy award-winning writer, Producer, Director, and actor, Thom Beers. the former Chairman & CEO of Fremantle Media North America, responsible for American Idol and America’s Got Talent.
Thom’s fertile imagination led to most of the really big reality TV shows such as ‘Deadliest Catch’ (now in its 17th season!), and many others. Of course for us in the motorcycle world, you’ll be interested to hear the genesis and story of how he started the first real fabrication reality show ‘Monster Garage’, that showcased Jesse James, and then how that led to ‘Biker Build Off’ and the ‘Zombie Choppers’ movie.
You’d imagine that most of Thom’s time is spent sitting behind a desk and on his phone. Not so. His intense stories of capturing much of the content for these shows make for some hair-raising listening.