BRASELTON, GA – Professional motorcycle racing returns to Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta this weekend with the inaugural races of the MotoAmerica Championship Series for 2021. Featuring the nation’s top road motorcycle riders, the event of a weekend will start with qualifying on Friday, followed by two full days of racing on Saturday and Sunday.
Three riders have connections with Georgia:
- Matthew Scholtz is originally from South Africa and lives and trains in Woodstock with his Westby Racing team. Racing in the Honos Superbike category, Scholtz suffered a serious ankle injury at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in 2020 that ended his season. After several surgeries and rehabilitation, Scholtz is fully recovered and ready to return.
- Trevor Standish of Roswell is a third generation motorcycle rider who has been racing since the age of four. Standish finished seventh overall in the Twin Cup in 2020, including a sixth best of the season in the season finale at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca.
- Ashton Yates of Milledgeville rose through the ranks after starting with MotoAmerica in the Liqui Moly Junior Class. Last season, Ashton made history by competing in the Honos Superbike category, becoming the first rider to compete in all five MotoAmerica categories.
Fans will have access to the action with the paddock open. They can also enjoy autograph sessions, kids’ areas, and camping with COVID-19 safety protocols in place.
Three-day general admission tickets are available for $ 70, with two-day general admission for $ 60 and Friday admission only for $ 20. Admission for Saturday and Sunday is $ 50 per day. Children 12 and under are admitted free with a paying adult. Serving military personnel and veterans receive a discount with a valid military ID card. Motorcycle parking is free. Spectators who wish to camp can purchase RV and tent packages to spend the night on the track.
For more information and to purchase tickets, visit http://www.motoamerica.com/tickets.