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Westby Racing Competes For The First Time In Minnesota This Weekend At Brainerd International Raceway
Tulsa, OK – July 28, 2021 –
Round six of the 2021 MotoAmerica AMA/FIM North American Road Racing Championship starts this Friday at Brainerd International Raceway in Brainerd, Minnesota. Yamaha YZF-R1 Superbike rider Mathew Scholtz and YZF-R3 Junior Cup rider Jack Roach, along with the entire crew, are excitedly anticipating spending the weekend at a new venue on the schedule, especially one with such a rich history in motorcycle road racing.
With six podium finishes in ten races so far this season, Mathew is currently ranked second in the season point standings. He’s looking for two wins in Minnesota in order to close the gap to current championship leader Jake Gagne.
“Brainerd is a new track for us,” Mathew said. “But we tested here a few weeks ago, and we’ll be testing all day on Thursday prior to the race weekend. We’ll put in the laps and fine-tune the settings on the bike so that we’re dialed in and ready to go. The goal is two podium finishes and hopefully those two results are race wins. We’ve got the team and the bike to do it, so let’s go racing.”
Superbike final qualifying is on Saturday morning at 10:20 a.m. CT. Superbike race one will go green on Saturday afternoon at 3:10 p.m. CT and will be broadcast via tape delay on FOX Sports 2 (FS2) at 8 p.m. CT. Superbike race two is on Sunday afternoon also at 3:10 p.m. PT and will be broadcast via tape delay on FOX Sports 1 (FS1) at 7:30 p.m. CT. In addition, both races will be streamed on MotoAmerica Live+.
Jack has been putting in the extra laps to prepare for Brainerd’s high-speed circuit, and that includes working with his personal riding coach to hone his racecraft and perfect his cornering speed.
“I’m very excited to race at Brainerd this weekend,” Jack said. “I’m looking to be fast straight out of the gate and keep the momentum rolling throughout the weekend. Also, I’ve been to this track before, so I think I’ll have a bit of an advantage over most of the other riders. I’ve been training hard for this round, and a special thank you goes to my riding coach Michael Carder for helping me prepare for this round.”
Junior Cup race one starts on Saturday at 5:10 p.m. CT, and Junior Cup race two is on Sunday at 3 p.m. CT. Both races will be broadcast via tape-delay on FS2 this Tuesday, August 3, beginning at 5 p.m. ET.
Meet Mathew and Jack, Get Some Autographed Posters, And More
Mathew and Jack will both be at the Westby Racing transporter in the paddock at Brainerd International Raceway during two Dunlop Paddock Autograph Signings. The first one is on Saturday from 12 to 1 p.m. CT, and the second one is on Sunday from 11:15 to 11:45 a.m. CT. They’ll have free, autographed posters and other team items to hand out, so be sure to stop by.
Check Out The Westby Racing Sponsor Showcase
iOneMoto, Motorex USA, and Zeta Racing will be the featured team sponsors on display in the Westby Racing paddock area, so be sure to stop by to say hello and learn about some of the companies that support the team.
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