Scholtz Is Burgermeister Of Pittsburgh As He Finishes Second In MotoAmerica Superstock 1000 Race 1, Then Wins Race 2 To Further Extend His Championship Lead
Wampum, PA - August 28, 2017 –
MotoAmerica’s inaugural race weekend at Pittsburgh International Race Complex gave Yamalube/Westby Racing’s Mathew Scholtz the perfect opportunity to extend his reign over the 2017 Superstock 1000 Championship.
Mathew was the fastest rider overall at the Dunlop Tire Test held at PIRC earlier this season, so he and the team were looking forward to returning to “The Burgh” this past weekend for Round 8 of the MotoAmerica season, with pole positions to be set, races to be won, and podiums to be celebrated at the 2.78-mile, 19-turn road course.
And celebrate, the Yamalube/Westby Team did as Mathew finished second on Saturday in the Superstock 1000 class and sixth overall in the combined Superbike/Superstock 1000 field. And then, on Sunday, the charismatic South African won the Superstock 1000 class, while finishing fourth overall among all Superbike/Superstock 1000 competitors.
Most importantly, Mathew stretched out his points lead in the 2017 MotoAmerica Superstock 1000 Championship to a gaudy 64 points with only two rounds and four races left in the season.
After celebrating his seventh victory and 16th trip to the podium this season, Mathew said, “If I’d done something silly, I could have been part of a battle or two with the Superbikes in front of me, but I was perfectly happy to stay behind them, get the win in Superstock 1000, and continue to increase my points lead. It was a brilliant weekend here in Pittsburgh, and I really love the track, plus I got to meet a lot of really enthusiastic fans. So, a big thanks to them for coming out and watching us race. I’m looking forward to our next round in New Jersey!”
The Yamalube/Westby Racing team will now travel a little further east for the Championship of New Jersey on September 8-10 at New Jersey Motorsports Park in Millville.
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