Meet the Westby Racing Team

Dane "The Wolverine" Westby
1987 - 2015 ✞

Position: Starting Rider

About Dane – 

Dane Westby won his very first race, on a Yamaha PW50, at the age of 7.

 

When he turned 16, he began road racing as an amateur and, in 2005, in his first year as an Expert road racer, Dane recorded 25 podium finishes out of the 30 races in which he competed. In 2006, Dane competed in WERA (Western-Eastern Racing Association), winning the SV650 Cup Championship in his rookie season. In 2007, Dane won three WERA Championships, four AMA Sports National Championships, and he was also nominated for the AMA Horizon Award.

 

In 2014, riding the gold-liveried #00 Yamaha YZF-R6, Dane finished the AMA Pro Daytona SportBike season in third place, scored a double win at Barber Motorsports Park, and won by 16 seconds in the pouring rain at New Jersey Motorsports Park to round out a memorable year for the team.

 

In 2015, MotoAmerica dawned as a new spirit of optimism overtook the road racing paddock. Yamaha introduced a new YZF-R1 that was eligible for two MotoAmerica race classes--Superbike and Superstock 1000. After several years of success on middleweight bikes, Dane and Yamalube/Westby Racing decided to strike while the iron was hot and campaign an R1 in Superstock 1000.

The team participated in the official MotoAmerica preseason test at the Circuit of The Americas in Austin, Texas. Following a day and a half of dialing in the new machine, Dane and the team found their sweet spot. Suddenly, the #00 Yamalube/Westby Racing R1 shot up the timing and scoring charts to post the fastest Superstock 1000 laptime of the test. Dane returned triumphantly to the team’s pitbox, and joined the celebration with smiles, high-fives, and hugs all-around.

Dane "The Wolverine" Westby Racing Highlights

Aboard a diminutive Yamaha PW50, seven-year-old Dane Westby won his very first race when he took the checkered flag in the Gold Rush Cross Country Race at Hallett, Oklahoma.

 

Dane began his road racing career in 2003 after he turned 16. In 2005, which was his first year as an Expert road racer, Dane recorded 25 podium finishes out of the 30 races in which he competed.

 

In 2006, he competed in WERA (Western-Eastern Racing Association) and won the SV650 Cup Championship in his rookie season.

 

In 2007, Dane won his second consecutive Suzuki SV650 Cup Championship, along with three WERA Championships, four AMA Sports National Championships, and he was also nominated for the AMA Horizon Award.

 

In 2008, he won both the WERA 600 Superbike Championship and 600 Supersport Championship. He also raced in three endurance series, winning championships for the teams as the lead rider. He finished 12th in AMA Superstock at Mid-Ohio, and made two AMA Supersport starts, which included top-10 finish at Road Atlanta, new track records at Hallet Motor Racing Circuit and Texas World Speedway.

 

In 2009, Dane finished 18th in the AMA Pro Daytona SportBike Championship and scored five top-10 results. He also began competing in the SunTrust Moto-GT1 Championship at the halfway point of the season, earning three poles and three victories, including the 8Hour at Daytona.

 

In 2010, while racing for Project 1 Atlanta aboard a Yamaha YZF-R6, Dane finished fifth in the AMA Pro Daytona SportBike Championship. He notched 10 top-five finishes, led three races, and had a best finish of second in the Daytona 200.

 

In 2011, aboard an M4 Suzuki GSX-R600, he finished seventh in the AMA Pro Daytona SportBike Championship and won at Mid-Ohio.

 

In 2012, in his second year aboard the aboard an M4 Suzuki GSX-R600, Dane was the runner-up in the AMA Pro Daytona SportBike Championship. He took the checkers at Mid-Ohio and record ten podiums on the season while only finishing outside of the top 10 once in 19 starts.

 

In 2013, aboard a GEICO Motorcycle Honda CBR600RR, Dane finished sixth in AMA Pro Daytona SportBike Championship, was in the top 10 in all 12 AMA Pro Daytona SportBike starts, and notched a season-best finish of fourth at Barber Motorsports Park.

 

In 2014, riding the gold-liveried #00 Yamaha YZF-R6, Dane finished the AMA Pro Daytona SportBike season in third place, scored a double win at Barber Motorsports Park, and won by 16 seconds in the pouring rain at New Jersey Motorsports Park.

 

In 2015, MotoAmerica dawned as a new spirit of optimism overtook the road racing paddock. After several years of success on middleweight bikes, Dane and Yamalube/Westby Racing moved up to the literbike class. The team participated in the official MotoAmerica preseason test at the Circuit of The Americas in Austin, Texas.

The Riders

Dane "The Wolverine" Westby
Starting Rider
1987 - 2015

The Crew

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Vanessa Lauritsen
Activation Manager

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Scarlett Westby
Graphic Designer

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Danny Anderson

Tech #1

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Jonathan Cornwell

Suspension Specialist

Lacy Contreras
Activation Assistant
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Shawna
Sims

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Theresa
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Corporate Office

Dustin Meador

Tech #2

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Herschel Ainsworth Auxier
Electronics Specialist

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Sean Bice
Press Officer

Alonzo Contreras
Technician IV

Fan Liaison