Quarterley Racing On Track Development Brings a Wealth of Experience to MotoAmerica Series
MOORESVILLE, NC (April 5, 2016) — Dale Quarterley was an American road racing legend of the 1980s and ‘90s. After his career on Superbikes, Quarterley went on to earn acclaim in the 2000s as a multi-time winner in the NASCAR Busch North Series. Now Quarterley is turning his attention back to his original love of motorcycle racing and is going help develop the next generation of American road racing champions. Heading up Quarterley Racing On Track Development, Quarterley will once again be a major presence in the paddock of America’s premier motorcycle road racing series.
Riders from America dominated Grand Prix and World Superbike racing in the 1980s into the early ‘90s, but the fortunes of American born and bred road racers has suffered a major downturn in recent years, to the point that there are no American riders in MotoGP in 2016.
Quarterley would like to see that change and with the formation of his racing team, he’s doing more than just giving lip service to putting Americans back on top on the world stage.
“We’ve all watched the role of American riders in world championship racing diminish over the years,” Quarterley said. “The goal with our team is to help young riders develop, and giving them the backing and experience of a team of people who know what it takes to become champions.”
When he retired from AMA Superbike racing in the mid-1990s, Quarterley was the leading privateer in the history of the series. He’d compiled more points-paying finishes than any other rider in Superbike and won championships in Pro Twins and AMA Endurance Racing. He was also one of the few privateer riders of the era to win an AMA Superbike National.
As owner/rider Quarterley had to bring a complete skillset to be successful, not only as a rider, but as a mechanic and procurer of sponsors. He was successful on every level, fielding a Superbike team in Team Mirage in the 1990s that was nearly on par with the factory teams. He also helped bring in one of the most highly-visible outside-the-industry sponsors ever in the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
With Quarterley’s 35 years of motorsports experience and success, the new Quarterley Racing On Track Development, even though they are a new squad, hope to be competitive in short order.
And it’s not just Quarterley experience the team is bringing to the table. Ron Barrick will be crew chief for Anthony Kosinski with the Quarterley team’s Superstock 1000 effort. Longtime racing observers will remember Barrick’s enormous success as crew chief for multi-time AMA National Road Racing Champion, the late-great Randy Renfrow. Just as Quarterley did in his racing days, the team of Renfrow and Barrick competed and won against much better funded factory and factory-supported teams.
“Ron knows how to make a lot out of a little,” Quarterley commented. “I went up against him and Randy and saw firsthand how professional and consistent of a team they ran. It will be great to have someone of Ron’s background bring that experience and know-how to our new team.”
Quarterley Racing will field a three-rider team with Benjamin Smith and Draik Beauchamp racing in the KTM RC Cup along with Kosinski in the Superstock 1000 class. The team is based out of Mooresville, North Carolina.
“We’re looking forward to adding another solid team to the MotoAmerica paddock,” Quarterley concluded. “The ultimate goal is to do our part to bring American motorcycle road racing back to the level of excellence we had in the past and help our young riders have a clearer path to the next level.”
Quarterley Racing On Track Development Rider Bios
Benjamin Smith – No. 118
Smith made a late-season KTM Cup debut last year in New Jersey and was impressive with a fourth in race one. This will be the first full season racing the KTM RC Cup Series for Smith.
Quarterley Racing On Track Development, KTM RC Cup
Benjamin Smith cut his teeth club road racing on East Coast tracks for the last couple of seasons. He earned a number of victories and scored a CCS regional title along the way. Smith showed his was ready for prime time when he entered the KTM RC Cup race at New Jersey Motorsports Park last September and scored a solid fourth-place finish in his MotoAmerica debut.
Birthday May 29, 2000
Birthplace Glenmoore, Pa
Hometown Glenmoore, Pa
Height 5’ 8”
Weight 125 lbs.
Draik Beauchamp – No. 771
A WERA National Champion in 2015, Beauchamp will make his MotoAmerica debut in 2016 with the Quarterley Racing On Track Development racing in the KTM RC Cup Series.
Quarterley Racing On Track Development, KTM RC Cup
Draik Beauchamp’s road racing career began at age five on pocketbikes. Also did a little flat track as a youth. Later he moved to Mini-Motard and eventually to club road racing with WERA. Raced a Honda RS125 GP bike in WERA and later moved to a Kawasaki Ninja 250 and last year moved up to racing a Suzuki SV650. In 2015 he won five regional titles and earned the WERA Lightweight Twin Superstock Expert National Championship.
Birthday Jan. 11, 2000
Birthplace Terre Haute, IN
Hometown Knoxville, TN
Height 5’ 10”
Weight 136 lbs.
Anthony Kosinski – No. 603
Kosinski went from novice club racer to pro in short order and made his MotoAmerica debut in 2015 at New Jersey where he scored and 8th and 11th in Superstock 1000.
Quarterley Racing On Track Development, Superstock 1000
This will be his sophomore MotoAmerica season for Kosinski after racing in one event last season. He is being coached by the great ex-Superbike racer Dale Quarterley. Was an amateur club racer in CCS as recently as 2014, but then turned expert and scored an Expert GTO victory a week before debuting in MotoAmerica at New Jersey. Kosinski is an aerial survey pilot.
Birthday June 3, 1991
Birthplace Mishawaka, IN
Hometown Philadelphia, PA
Height 6’ 2”
Weight 190 lbs.
Quarterley Racing On Track Development Staff Bios
Dale Quarterley – Team Owner/Director
Dale Quarterley made his name as a hard-nosed, independent racer who shook up AMA Superbike racing with his memorable performances in the 1980s and ‘90s. Over the years Quarterley evolved from his early 1980s persona as an ultra-aggressive rider with tons of raw talent, until by the ‘90s he was viewed as a shrewd champion who not only raced with passion, but ran one of the leading independent teams in the history of AMA Superbike.
Quarterley won the AMA Pro Twins Championship in 1988 and was part of three championship-winning AMA Endurance racing teams (Lockhart Racing in 1987 and Dutchman Racing in 1989 and 1990). In 1993 Quarterley became one of the few non-factory riders in series history to win an AMA Superbike race, when he won the national at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in 1993.
By the mid-1990s Quarterley began a successful transition from motorcycle racing to stock cars. Quarterley became one of the brightest driving talents in the NASCAR Busch North Series was one of select elite drivers in the history of the Busch North Series to obtain race wins at a short track, superspeedway and road course.
Quarterley now returns to the MotoAmerica paddock in 2016 to oversee the new Quarterley Racing On Track Development team. The team is dedicated to develop American racing talent and give young riders an early boost in order to see America eventually return to prominence in world championship racing.
Ron Barrick – Crew Chief
Ron Barrick joins Quarterley Racing On Track Development as crew chief for Anthony Kosinski.
An accomplished racer in his own right, Barrick has a strong track record in the racing industry both internationally and in the United States. His credentials range from Grand Prix race mechanic for former AMA Superbike Champion Bubba Shobert, crew chief for former AMA Pro Twins Champion Dale Quarterley and crew chief for former AMA Formula I and 250 Grand Prix Champion Randy Renfrow and has earned Tuner of the Year awards from the AMA and the Mid-Atlantic Road Racing Club.
The pairing of Quarterley and Barrick is a reunion since the two worked together in 1993 when Quarterley experienced his best year in AMA Superbike, finishing the season ranked second.
Barrick brings a wealth of experience to the team, not only as a top-notch mechanic and crew chief, but also with the knowledge gained by working within the upper echelons of road racing to improve and standardize international rules, procedures and regulations. As AMA Superbike Series Manager from 1994 – 2007 and a member of the FIM Road Racing Commission from 1995 – 2007, Barrick has interacted with members of the industry at the highest level, including Motorcycle Sport Manufacturer’s Association (MSMA), DORNA (Moto GP promoter), FG Sport (World Superbike promoter) and officials from other major national motorcycling federations.
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