HAPPINESS AND HEARTBREAK
IN A FRACTION OF A SECOND
Road America Offers Up Close Racing as
The MotoAmerica Series Dunlop Championship Returns May 31 - June 2
You won't find closer finishes to MotoAmerica Superbike races than what you get at Road America. Last year, Cameron Beaubier (6) beat Josh Herrin (2) to the line by just .002 of a second in race one and by just .195 of a second in race two. | Photo by Brian J. Nelson
ELKHART LAKE, Wis., May 21, 2019 -
Fast racetracks breed close races. And there are none faster on the MotoAmerica schedule than Road America. Thus, there is nowhere like the iconic racetrack in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, where the difference between happiness and heartbreak is so minute.
Just ask Cameron Beaubier and Roger Hayden - two riders on the opposite end of the Road America winning/losing spectrum.
Since MotoAmerica took over the AMA Superbike Series in 2015, Beaubier has won six of the eight MotoAmerica Superbike races held on the four-mile Road America track. Total margin of victory for those six wins: just 1.464 seconds. Average margin of victory for those six wins: .224 of a second. Yes, .224 of a second.
The man Beaubier beat in three of those six races is Roger Hayden. The difference for Hayden between retiring from the sport at the end of last year with three victories at Road America and three second-place finishes? Less than a second - .709 of a second, to be precise. Hayden lost those three races by an average of .236 of a second. Hopefully, reading this doesn't bring tears to his eyes.
The average margin of victory for all eight of the MotoAmerica Superbike races held at Road America since 2015 is just .772 of a second. And that includes Josh Hayes' "runaway" win over Beaubier in race two in 2015 by 4.586 seconds.
The two men other than Beaubier who have won Superbike races at Road America since MotoAmerica took charge are Hayes and Toni Elias. In keeping with the theme, Elias beat Hayden by just .131 of a second in race two in 2017.
The 2019 MotoAmerica Series heads to Road America for round four of its 10-round series, May 31-June 2, with all five classes - EBC Brakes Superbike, Supersport, Liqui Moly Junior Cup, Stock 1000 and Twins Cup - set to take to the four-mile racetrack over the course of the three days.
Here's betting all five of those classes feature close finishes.
Off the track, the CTECH Manufacturing Motorplex will be open for public karting and The Twin Stunts Stunt Show presented by Quicksilver Lubricants will also will be performing in the North paddock. There will also be a FREE gear check on the corporate pad. On Friday night fans can also check out the Dairyland Classic Flat Track Races at the Plymouth Fairgrounds. A FREE Shuttle will depart from Gate 4 at 5 p.m.
In addition to the racing action, fans with motorcycles are encouraged to pre-register for a unique 'Salute to Cycles' on-track riding experience. The Salute to Cycles provides participants with the rare chance to ride the Road America circuit and develop a true appreciation for the undulating road course where pro racers battle it out for glory and fame.
Gates will open to the public each day at 7 a.m., and admission is $90 for the 3-day weekend, $30 Friday, $55 Saturday and $45 Sunday.
All races will run rain or shine. A tentative event schedule is available online at
Campers are allowed to stay until Noon on Monday.
Fans have three quick, convenient methods to buy tickets:
Tickets are available 24 hours a day, seven days per week.
Print your tickets at home and save time.
Phone: Call 800-365-RACE or 920-892-4576 between 8 a.m.-5 p.m. (CT) Monday through Friday.
In Person: Visit the Road America Ticket Office at the Road America Administration Building off of State Highway 67 (Gate 6)
Media Contact: Paul Carruthers
About Road America: Established in 1955, Road America is located midway between Milwaukee and Green Bay in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin. The world's best racers have competed at this legendary four-mile, 14-turn road circuit for over 60 years. The 640-acre, park-like grounds offer amazing viewing opportunities, fantastic concessions and high-speed excitement to hundreds of thousands of spectators each year. In addition to public race weekends, Road America offers a variety of group event programs, the CTECH Manufacturing Motorplex for karting and supermoto, and the Road America Motorcycle and Advanced Driving Schools. For more information, visit www.roadamerica.com Follow Road America onwww.facebook.com/RoadAmerica and on Twitter: @roadamerica or call 800-365-7223.
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