MotoAmerica Heads to PittRace for Triple Superbike Action

August 17, 2023Ramon Jones

The next round of the MotoAmerica Championship takes place at Pittsburgh International Race Complex (PittRace) this weekend in Wampum, PA. The Medallia Superbike Championship will feature 3 races this weekend for a triple header totaling to 75 championship points up for grabs this weekend. Championship leader Jake Gagne (Fresh N Lean Progressive Yamaha) currently holds a 68 point lead over second place runner Josh Herrin (HSBK Warhorse Ducati). Mathematically that could all change this weekend as Herrin is within striking distance to reduce Gagne’s grasp on the championship.

Herrin doesn’t need to get all of the work done this weekend. The Superbike class has 7 more races before the end of the season totaling to 175 points. At this point in the season the championship race is still very much wide open. Gagne has no room for error if he wants to keep a tight hold on the championship race. With three opportunities to score points this weekend he will look to finish this round with maximum points to extend his lead.

Elsewhere in the Paddock

JD Beach will make his 2023 debut with Fresh N Lean Progressive Yamaha as a fill in rider for the recovering Cameron Petersen. Petersen ended his season early to properly deal with a lingering wrist injury. Beach is the second rider to fill in for the injured Petersen after veteran Josh Hayes (Squid Hunter Racing) took the mantle during the last round at Brainerd International Raceway as a substitute. He has mainly focused on his flat track racing career recently. Beach was able to participate in an open practice at Circuit of the America to get acquainted with the Yamaha Superbike. This weekend will be the litmus test for how that testing weekend went.

Come all! Come many!

This weekend will feature the Medallia Superbike, Supersport, Rev It’ Twins Cup, Junior Cup and Royal Enfield BTR. Both the Twins and Supersport classes received 41 entries accounting. These two classes account for 82 riders out of the 183 registered for the race weekend. Action starts tomorrow morning at 9:00am EST. For the MotoAmerica broadcast schedule see below.

Streaming is available at MotoAmerica Live+.