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Local Motorcycle Riders Set to Compete at Sonoma Raceway This Weekend

| 11 August 2017 6:51 pm

MotoAmerica Championship
Round 7: Sonoma Raceway

Courtesy of Sonoma Raceway News
Photos courtesy of MotoAmerica
SONOMA, CA, AUG. 9, 2017

Several Northern California riders will tackle the twists and turns of Sonoma Raceway this weekend when professional motorcycle racing returns to wine country, August 11-13. Sonoma Raceway will host the seventh round of the MotoAmerica Championship, which will feature professional two-wheel racing in five classes with several local competitors.

Bobby Fong will be in attendance as MotoAmerica makes its way to Sonoma Raceway…

Bobby Fong will be in attendance as MotoAmerica makes its way to Sonoma Raceway…

Roseville’s Cameron Beaubier, who currently sits third in the Superbike points, is also a two-time and defending Superbike champion, and he will be looking for his first Superbike win in Sonoma. Beaubier’s younger brother Ezra will also compete for top honors in the Superstock 600cc class.

Stockton’s Bobby Fong, who is currently second in the Superstock 1000cc points, finished second in the 2016 Superstock 1000cc title chase. This year, he’s back with his Latus Racing Kawasaki, and he’s shooting for one spot better.

…as will Cameron Beaubier. Photo by Brian J. Nelson

…as will Cameron Beaubier. Photo by Brian J. Nelson

Other local competitors set to compete this weekend include Supersport rider Bruce Bleecker from Danville, Superbike rider Wyatt Farris from Calistoga, Superbike rider Josh Herrin from Fresno, Superbike and Superstock rider Roi Holster from Napa, Supersport rider John Knowles from Modesto, Superbike and Superstock rider Jason Lauritzen from San Jose, Supersport rider Andrew Lee from Clovis, Supersport rider Shelina Moreda from Petaluma, Superbike and Superstock rider Tyler O’Hara from Petaluma, Superbike rider Matthew Orange from Half Moon Bay, Superbike rider Bryce Prince from Bakersfield, Supersport rider Jayson Uribe from Napa, and Supersport rider Marc Zarra from Vacaville.

This event will mark the first time the MotoAmerica Series has visited the Northern California racetrack, but Sonoma has a long history of AMA Superbike racing dating back to 1977. The facility hosted annual AMA events from 1993 to 2012.

The weekend will include practice and qualifying on Friday, as well as two full days of racing – a doubleheader event – for the Motul Superbike, Bazzaz Superstock 1000cc, Supersport, and Superstock 600cc classes on Saturday and Sunday, plus vendors and fun for the whole family. Sonoma will also host the KTM RC Cup, a spec class open to riders ages 14 to 22.

Single-day tickets are just $10 on Friday and $30 on Saturday and Sunday, or $50 for a weekend pass. Hospitality, pit-lane passes, and camping packages are also available. For more information on the return of professional motorcycle racing to Sonoma Raceway, visit MotoAmerica.com/Sonoma-Raceway or SonomaRaceway.com/MotoAmerica.

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