Heritage Cup at Road America and Indy

Discussion in 'WERA Vintage' started by grasshopper, Jun 18, 2020.

  1. grasshopper

    grasshopper Well-Known Member

    Anyone doing this? What are you riding?

    I just talked to Russ with MotoAmerica and he said it's 200 bucks to run in the exhibition at Road America. 4 sessions, 2 on Friday, 2 on Saturday. Saturday he said you will get on MotoAmerica Live+. For 200 bucks you get the 4 sessions and a spot in the paddock. That 200 includes entry.

    Not sure if I can get Friday off or not so I'm up in the air on it. I am strongly considering doing Indy though.
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  2. Kurlon

    Kurlon Well-Known Member

    I'd love to... I don't have anything worthy to run though.

    Also, they had better show this on youtube!
  3. Waterboy

    Waterboy Rain Man

    Ran my TZ in this last weekend. Cool exhibition event. Pretty much 4 sessions to put bike thru it's paces and let A LOT of people see them. Had a decent pit set-up for the Heritage guys and there was a lot of interest... Also was shown on MA live.
    If you're interested in doing Indy, do it. It's a cool, no stress, fun event :)
  4. pjzocc

    pjzocc Well-Known Member

    Saw that exhibition race Greg. Very cool! Some amazing bikes out there! Congrats!!

    (met you at Nelson briefly - the black/neon yellow Aprilia on the corner)
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  5. evakat

    evakat Well-Known Member

    Watchedit on MA Live... it was cool to see and hear all the bikes!
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  6. dave3593

    dave3593 What I know about opera I learned from Bugs Bunny

    I rode my tz250 at the Indianapolis (brickyard) track in 2018. It was the HMGP organization when Bill Brown was alive. The motorcycle exhibition was mixed in with a SVRA car event.

    It was super cool being part of an Indy program and getting to ride on the track. The track for the Heritage Cup event will probably be the same as we rode for the HMGP event. Down the front straight and then turning into the infield road course. We went CW. The infield part of the course is kind of boring. As you leave the infield and come onto the main straight you could get up on the banking some. That was cool but there is lots of car rubber there that sticks to your tires. I topped out every time down the front straight which made for some good braking practice since you have to make the turn into the infield at the end.

    Jamie James was there was great to hang out with. He passed me and said my TZ sounded good:).
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  7. yamatr3

    yamatr3 Well-Known Member

    So how do you go about registering for this?
  8. Harry Reynolds

    Harry Reynolds Active Member

    Following - What is the criteria for a heritage bike? I've looked around the AMA website and cannot find any info.
  9. Harry Reynolds

    Harry Reynolds Active Member

    Found it - Pre -1986 -or- something really cool!
  10. 50Joe

    50Joe Registered User

    Anybody have a direct phone or cell number to Russ?
  11. Mongo

    Mongo Administrator

  12. 50Joe

    50Joe Registered User

    Russ Granger
  13. HMBAtrail

    HMBAtrail New Member

    I just registered. Although I'm not fully sure if that is all that's required or if you have to submit an entry and you are accepted. The bikes have been running great all season and the track is five miles from me so I'm pretty stoked. So if I'm reading the description correctly, it isn't an actual race, correct? That would be why I didn't have to provide my race license or anything? Is it just four sessions of open track over the course of a couple days? And the rest of the time just wandering around and checking out all the other cool bikes? Also, is the pit location worth an extra $175?? Or should I just plan on using my pop-up?
  14. Mongo

    Mongo Administrator

    Got info I think - email me and I'll see what I have in the office. One way or another I can get you in touch.
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  15. Pro Speed Racin

    Pro Speed Racin Pro Speed Racing Apparel

    https://motoamerica.com/heritage-cup/ They obviously didn't stick to the years part. I was also told it was a very scripted production..

    Owners/racers of 1986 and older Superbikes, as well as other racing motorcycles, two-stroke or four-stroke, GP or Production, can apply to participate by sending a rider resume, photos and the motorcycle’s historical data to registration@motoamerica.com. Priority will be given to those motorcycles with a racing pedigree. Anticipated classes will be Vintage Superbike alongside an Open Exhibition category.

    The Road America event will be held in conjunction with round four of the 2020 MotoAmerica Series in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, May 29-31; the WeatherTech Laguna Seca Heritage Cup will be run with round six of the series in Monterey, California, July 10-12; and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway event will take place August 21-23 in Indianapolis, Indiana, as part of the eighth round of the series.

    “We’re looking forward to bringing some of our road racing history to three of our events this year,” said MotoAmerica’s Chuck Aksland. “Celebrating the heritage of the MotoAmerica Series with vintage Superbikes will be exciting, coupled with the Open category should bring some very special sights and sounds to our events.”


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