Gagne takes AMA Superbike title, others win support classes
PICKERINGTON, OH – October 5, 2022 – (Motor Sports NewsWire) – The American Motorcyclist Association congratulates the champions crowned at the MotoAmerica Series finale at Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Ala.
The 2022 season’s final event, which ran Sept. 23-25, wrapped up the Medallia AMA Superbike Championship and five support-class titles. Two of the three Mini Cup by Motul classes were also decided on the track in the season finale.
“The 2022 season finale was action packed and full of excitement,” said AMA Track Racing Manager Ken Saillant. “After a year full of hard work and spectacular performances, it is great to see a group of winners who embody what it means to be a champion.”
Fresh N Lean Progressive Yamaha Racing’s Jake Gagne won the Medallia AMA Superbike Championship for a second consecutive year as he clinched the title with a second-place finish Sept. 25.
Alpha Omega Kawasaki’s Cody Wyman and Rodio Racing Kawasaki’s Gus Rodio finished the SportbikeTrackGear.com Junior Cup season tied at 285 points, but Wyman took the championship because of the tiebreaker that is determined by total season wins.
The REV’IT! Twins Cup was claimed by N2 Racing/BobbleHeadMoto’s Blake Davis, who rode his late-season momentum to the title. The 16-year-old rider entered the finale ahead by 15 points and his fourth-place finish Sept. 25 was good enough to hold on for the championship.
Earlier in the month, Warhorse HSBK Racing Ducati NYC’s Josh Herrin secured the 2022 MotoAmerica Supersport Championship at New Jersey Motorsports Park on Sept. 10. The title marked Herrin’s third overall and first in the class.
Tytlers Cycle/RideHVMC Racing’s Corey Alexander also wrapped up his title — the Yuasa Stock 1000 Championship — in New Jersey earlier in September.
Mission Foods/S&S Cycle/Indian Challenger Team’s Tyler O’Hara ended his season by winning both the 2022 MotoAmerica Mission King of the Baggers Championship and the Super Hooligans Championship.
In the 2022 Mini Cup by Motul Championship, the 110cc and 160cc classes were won by Nathan Gouker. The 190cc title was claimed by Kensei Matsudaira.
By winning the 160cc class, Gouker, along with second place finisher Ryder Davis, will represent FIM NA in the FIM MiniGP World Series Final in Valencia, Spain, on Nov. 1.
The conclusion of the inaugural North America Talent Cup (NATC) happened alongside the final round of the MotoAmerica Series at Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Ala., and Alessandro Di Mario edged out runner-up Jesse Shedden by a single point in the final standings to become the first NATC champion.
The NATC — which is a collaborative effort between MotoAmerica and Dorna with Rise Moto providing coordination and sanctioned by FIM North America and the AMA — is designed to be a stepping stone between the FIM North America Mini Cup Series and the FIM European Talent Cup or Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup. The inaugural season spanned seven rounds and included riders between the ages of 13 and 16.
2022 MotoAmerica Series results:
Medallia AMA Superbike
1. Jake Gagne
2. Danilo Petrucci
3. Cameron Petersen
1. Josh Herrin
2. Rocco Landers
3. Tyler Scott
SportbikeTrackGear.com Junior Cup
1. Cody Wyman
2. Gus Rodio
3. Kayla Yaakov
Yuasa Stock 1000
1. Corey Alexander
2. Hayden Gillim
3. Travis Wyman
REV’IT! Twins Cup
1. Blake Davis
2. Jody Barry
3. Anthony Mazziotto
Mission King of the Baggers
1. Tyler O’Hara
2. Travis Wyman
3. Kyle Wyman
1. Tyler O’Hara
2. Cory West
3. Andy DiBrino
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Source: American Motorcyclist Association