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Mathew Scholtz Rolls A Pair Of Fives Aboard His Westby Racing YZF-R1 Superbike At Pittsburgh
Wampum, PA – August 25, 2019 –
After a challenging Friday and Saturday at Pittsburgh International Race Complex resulted in a respectable fifth-place result for Mathew Scholtz and the Westby Racing team in Saturday afternoon’s Superbike race one, Sunday dawned with new optimism for Mathew and his squad.
Changes to the #11 Westby Racing Yamaha YZF-R1 Superbike overnight and also after the morning warmup led to Mathew getting a good start from the inside of the third row in Sunday afternoon’s race two. Quickly moving up from ninth to seventh in the first couple of laps, he felt good with how the bike was handling on the undulating 2.78-mile, 19-turn road course. On lap five, Mathew moved into sixth, and one lap later, he got into the top-five. For the rest of the 18-lap race, Mathew kept a stranglehold on his fifth-place position and ended up the second-highest-finishing Yamaha rider in the field.
“We made some great progress with the bike this weekend,” Mathew said. “I know that two fifth-place finishes are not quite up to the standards that the Westby Racing team is accustomed to, but yesterday’s fifth was partially the result of a couple of riders not finishing the race. Today’s fifth was so much better than yesterday’s. We had much better pace, and I felt a lot more comfortable on the bike. The changes we made were encouraging, and we think they’ll give us some good results in two weeks when we go to New Jersey Motorsports Park.”
After a week off, Mathew and the Westby Racing team will be back in action for round nine of the 2019 MotoAmerica Superbike Championship, which is a two-day race weekend at New Jersey Motorsports Park on September 7 and 8 in Millville, New Jersey.
MotoAmerica Superbike Standings
1. Toni Elias – Suzuki – 307
2. Cameron Beaubier – Yamaha – 272
3. Garrett Gerloff – Yamaha – 251
6. Mathew Scholtz – Yamaha – 161
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