Same Class, New Name – SportbikeTrackGear.com Junior Cup
IRVINE, CA – January 19, 2021 – (Motor Sports NewsWire) – MotoAmerica, the premier motorcycle road racing series in North America, is pleased to announce that Sportbike Track Gear, the family owned and operated motorcycle apparel and parts specialists, will be the title sponsor of the 2021 MotoAmerica Junior Cup Series with the class entitled the SportbikeTrackGear.com Junior Cup, effective immediately.
SportbikeTrackGear.com will be the title sponsor of the MotoAmerica Junior Cup in 2021.
Photo by Brian J. Nelson
Owned by the Vandenbrouck family (commonly known as the Vans), Sportbike Track Gear was born as a trackside vendor and turned into the website it is today, SportbikeTrackGear.com. Then Van family prides itself on the simple motto: “If we won’t use it, we don’t sell it.”
Sportbike Track Gear will be at the racetrack in 2021 in more ways than one as owner Brian Van’s son, Max, upon turning 14, started racing in the SportbikeTrackGear.com Junior Cup near the end of the 2020 season yet ended the series in the top 20 with two top-10 finishes. Naturally, Max’s father Brian is his crew chief and mentor.
“We are very excited to have the opportunity to sponsor the Junior Cup series,” said Brian Van. “Our business is a family affair, and our racing is the same. With my son Max racing in the SportbikeTrackGear.com Junior Cup and our company sponsoring the series, I can’t think of a better scenario for us. This year promises to be an exciting one and we’re thrilled to be a part of the MotoAmerica family. We look forward to seeing everyone at the track in 2021.”
“I’d like to welcome Sportbike Track Gear to MotoAmerica,” said MotoAmerica President Wayne Rainey. “Having a company that is so heavily involved in the sportbike market is a big plus for MotoAmerica. Throw in the fact that Van’s son Max now races with us, and it makes this the perfect match.”
The SportbikeTrackGear.com Junior Cup will begin, April 30-May 1 at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta.
2021 MotoAmerica Series Schedule
|*March 30 – 31||Circuit of The Americas||Austin, TX|
|**April 16 – 18||Circuit of The Americas||Austin, TX|
|April 30 – May 1||Michelin Raceway Road America||Braselton, GA|
|May 21 – 23||Virginia International Raceway||Danville, VA|
|June 11 – 13||Road America||Elkhart Lake, WI|
|June 25 -27||Ridge Motorsports Park||Shelton, WA|
|July 9 – 11||WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca||Monterey, CA|
|July 30 – August 1||Brainerd International Raceway||Brainerd, MN|
|August 13 – 15||Pittsburg Int’l Race Complex||Wampum, PA|
|September 10 -12||New Jersey Motorsports Park||Millville, NJ|
|September 17 – 19||Barber Motorsports Park||Birmingham, AL|
*Dunlop Tire Test (all classes)
** Superbike only with MotoGP
For the complete 2021 MotoAmerica Series schedule, click HERE
To purchase tickets to any of the 2021 series rounds, click HERE
For information on how to watch the MotoAmerica Series, click HERE
MotoAmerica is the new North American road racing series created in 2014. MotoAmerica is an affiliate of KRAVE Group LLC, a partnership that includes three-time 500cc World Champion, two-time AMA Superbike Champion, and AMA Hall of Famer Wayne Rainey, ex-racer and former manager of Team Roberts Chuck Aksland, motorsports marketing executive Terry Karges, and businessman Richard Varner. For more information on MotoAmerica, visit www.MotoAmerica.com. Also make sure to follow MotoAmerica on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.