ARDEN, N.C. — One of MotoAmerica’s newest teams is raring to race at one of the world’s most storied motor sports venues, as the Superbike Unlimited Franklin Armory Racing Team will have reigning Stock 1000 Champion Class Andrew Lee at the helm of its Kawasaki ZX-10RR at this weekend’s MotoAmerica Superbikes at the Brickyard.
Lee has two MotoAmerica Stock 1000 titles to his credit – both of which he claimed aboard Kawasakis – and scored a top-10 finish in his Superbike debut at the previous round on Sept. 18-20 at Barber Motorsports Park. The Indianapolis round takes place Oct. 9-11 and marks the penultimate chapter of the 2020 MotoAmerica season.
Lee rode the team’s motorcycle in two practice sessions at the Barber round, but the motorcycle was deemed ineligible for the event due to the team being unable to source MotoAmerica-homologated ECU firmware and transmission parts in time for that round.
“The technical issues the team encountered at Barber have been resolved and we are excited to have Andrew racing our bike at the Indianapolis round,” Team Principal Freddy Carswell said. “We have a great group of sponsors who have come together to get Andrew back to racing in MotoAmerica, and I’m looking forward to delivering the exposure they’re due in the weekend’s three Superbike races.”
The team’s family of sponsors includes Franklin Armory, Riderz Law, Appalachian Electric & Generator, Hard Money Rare Coins, Cool Breeze and Dr. Farr, as well as technical partners Evol Technology, Sportbike Track Time and SBS.
More recently, the team has welcomed additional support from PJC Race Support Services, which has stepped up to help with the team’s transportation costs to make the Indianapolis round happen.
“We were originally just planning to do the Barber round,” Carswell said. “Thanks to PJC coming on board, we are able to more easily afford taking part in the last East Coast round of the 2020 MotoAmerica season and show what our Kawasaki ZX-10RR Superbike project is capable of.”
The Indianapolis round marks MotoAmerica’s first time competing at the Brickyard since 2015 and the first time all of MotoAmerica’s support classes will compete on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road circuit.
How to Watch
All three Superbike races slated for the MotoAmerica Superbikes at the Brickyard are to be broadcast live on the Fox Sports, Eurosport and the MotoAmerica Live+ streaming service. Coverage of the Saturday race kicks off at 3 p.m. Eastern on Fox Sports 1, and Sunday’s races take place at 11 a.m. on Fox Sports 1 and 3 p.m. Eastern on Fox Sports 2.
To learn more about MotoAmerica Live+, visit https://www.motoamericaliveplus.com.
About Superbike Unlimited
Superbike Unlimited is the exclusive importer and distributor of Lacomoto and Aliant Ultralight Batteries in the United States and carries a full range of road racing products. The company specializes in ECU tuning, and its shop features a full suspension service center — including two factory-trained Ohlins technicians. Superbike Unlimited also offers comprehensive dyno tuning and performance engine services.
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