If you want to know who has won the most races and how many times they've done it at Elkhart Lake, we'll tell you right now: Mathew Mladin has finished first nine times on the Wisconsin track. A true record for the Australian.
Californian Cameron Beaubier now has the chance to tie things up. With seven wins on this track under his belt, and with two races to ride this weekend, the Yamaha riding champ will have the chance to even the score.
However, it will not be easy: odds are on Toni Elias, Josh Herrin, Garrett Gerloff, Mathew Scholtz and JD Beach to make life difficult for him, all with the same goal of finishing first or, at the very least, taking a spot on the podium Saturday and Sunday.
The team Yoshimura Spaniard and his factory Suzuki are headed to cheese country with a 24-point lead over the number 1 Yamaha. The battle is sure to be heated between the two of them, both boasting two wins each. Also with one victory each are Herrin and Beach.
Kyle Wyman also has the potential to do very well, finally running with racing electronics on his Panigale V4 R, set up directly by a Ducati engineer. Jake Gagne's BMW is making progress and the San Diego native is sure to try and rain on the parade for everyone else.
The fourth round of MotoAmerica is sponsored by Ford Motor Company, which will be showing some of the vehicles in its magnificent fleet at Elkhart Lake. The partnership and the display will also continue at Laguna Seca and Wampum. Wayne Rainey expressed his satisfaction with the agreement: “Ford is an iconic American brand and for them to come on board as a sponsor and to showcase their vehicles at our MotoAmerica races is fantastic. We are excited to have them there supporting us and it’s a great opportunity for both MotoAmerica and Ford.”