The Laguna Seca Round In October Will Be Full of Thrills
The final round of the 2020 MotoAmerica season promises to be an extravaganza of two-wheeled mania at Laguna Seca, October 23-25. If you can find a way to attend, you really should.
First, it was announced back in February that MotoAmerica and Drag Specialties will cosponsor a “King of the Baggers” racing event, with highly modded V-Twin performance baggers out on the fabled Laguna Seca racetrack, scraping metal and roaring for glory. That, will be a sight to see. “I can’t wait to go watch the Baggers come down the Corkscrew for the first time,” said MotoAmerica President Wayne Rainey. “That will be a sight that I think our fans will love! I think these guys will put on a heck of a show and it will tie in nicely with all the other things we have planned for the Superbike Speedfest At Monterey. It’s going to be an awesome weekend of all things motorcycling at Laguna Seca.”
The “King of the Baggers” event has builders from across the country excited about the chance to test their wares against each other and against the challenging WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca track. Teams will be showcasing their V-Twin Bagger builds and products both on the racetrack and off, in custom bike shows as well as on-track racing. Seeing and hearing high performance Harley, Indian, and other custom V-Twins throttling around the 2.238 mile track, their exhaust notes reverberating across the hills of the Monterey Peninsula, should be quite entertaining indeed.
Second, we just got word that MotoAmerica has added a hillclimb event to the Laguna Seca round. In conjunction with Elevated Action Sports, the “Speedfest Motoclimb” will be held on Saturday, October 24 on the same hill that is home to Laguna Seca’s famous Corkscrew. The event will be produced by Elevated Action Sports (EAS), an extreme moto company based in the San Francisco Bay area that has been hosting motoclimb and extreme enduro races since 2015.
The Speedfest Motoclimb will feature classes for many different types of motorcycles, from minis to hooligan bikes and everything in between. Although the event will not feature pro classes, several nationally ranked pro hillclimbers will be invited to perform for the fans on their high-performance, high-horsepower open bikes.
“We were shocked and honored when MotoAmerica approached us with this opportunity to host a Motoclimb race at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca,” said Matt Musgrove, owner of EAS. “When I met with Wayne months ago at the track, I was overlooking the Pacific Ocean while above the Corkscrew sign and I couldn’t believe running a motoclimb up that hill was a reality. But thanks to MotoAmerica’s creative direction with the Speedfest, it’s now a reality and the EAS team is eager to host this race that will entertain both the racers and spectators.”
“We are really excited to have the Motoclimb event as part of our GEICO Motorcycle MotoAmerica Superbike Speedfest at Monterey,” said MotoAmerica President Wayne Rainey. “It’s going to be a show, that’s for sure! I can’t wait to see the smiles on our fans’ faces when they watch these guys and girls attack that hill that they’ve previously only seen spectators walk on. Working with Matt and his crew has been seamless and we know this is going to be a huge success and another quality addition to what we know is going to be a heck of a weekend of motorcycling activity in Monterey.”
The Motoclimb race is in addition to a full slate of action on the famous WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca road course with a schedule that not only features the five classes of the MotoAmerica Series – HONOS Superbike, Supersport, Liqui Moly Junior Cup, Twin Cup and Stock 1000 – but also the debut of the aforementioned Drag Specialties King of The Baggers event, making the entire weekend a true GEICO Motorcycle MotoAmerica Superbike Speedfest.
You know you want to go.
Here’s how you can get your tickets in advance-
*photos and info provided by Paul Carruthers of MotoAmerica, and EAS.