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Mathew Scholtz And Westby Racing Look To Take Over MotoAmerica Superbike Points Lead At Road America
Tulsa, OK – June 1, 2022 – Round four of the 2022 MotoAmerica AMA/FIM North American Road Racing Championship starts this Friday at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin. Westby Racing’s ace Superbike rider Mathew Scholtz comes into the weekend just four points out of the championship lead, and he and his highly experienced crew know they have the talent, the skill, and the ultra-high performance of their #11 Westby Racing Yamaha YZF-R1 to help them notch a couple of wins in Wisconsin and take over the point lead.
Mathew had two strong, runner-up results at VIR a couple of weekends ago, and he and the team are hoping to build on that momentum this weekend at “America’s National Park of Speed.”
“Road America is an amazing track,” Mathew said. “It always brings back memories because it was my very first race in the U.S. back in 2016. It’s a really fast track, with hard braking zones, and just a beautiful place all-around to go to in a great part of the country. I struggled there last year, but it seems to be an entirely different ball game for me and the Westby Racing team this year. Our overall package is a lot better, the engine is a lot stronger, and I just feel like I’m riding better overall. So, I think we can take advantage of all that and continue our push towards fighting at the front. (Defending Superbike Champion) Jake (Gagne) obviously rebounded at VIR. We managed to beat (current point leader Danilo) Petrucci twice in head-to-head battles there, which has given me a lot of confidence. There’s no reason why we shouldn’t be challenging Jake at Road America. The weather looks like it’s going to be comfortably cool, which always plays more in our favor when the track has more grip. Overall, I’m looking forward to the weekend.
“(My wife) Kiara arrived in the country this past Saturday, and that will give me a little bit of an extra boost and a push to perform well. I know the team worked hard from the Virginia round. I crashed in the morning warmup on Sunday and gave them a lot to do, and I’m very thankful to them. I know I put a lot of hard work on them, and I’m sorry. I’m going to try my best to make up for it this weekend. I’m really happy to be going back to another MotoAmerica race weekend. I’ve been in the series for about six years now. It’s been really positive for me, with everything that the championship has done for me and my racing career. Hopefully, I’ll continue to be around racing here in the U.S. for a long time. I’m really looking forward to getting back with my team this weekend.”
Superbike final qualifying is on Saturday morning at 9:50 a.m. CT, Superbike race one will go green on Saturday afternoon at 3:10 p.m. CT, and Superbike Race 2 is on Sunday afternoon also at 3:10 p.m. CT. Both races will be broadcast on Fox Sports 2 (FS2) this weekend, with race one airing Saturday night at 7 p.m. ET and race two airing on Sunday night also at 7 p.m. ET.
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Meet Mathew, Get An Autographed Poster, And More
Mathew will be available for autographs during the Dunlop Hot Pit Walk & Autograph Session, scheduled for 11 to 11:30 a.m. Sunday on pit lane at Road America. He and the team will be handing out free posters and T-shirts, so don’t miss it.
Check Out The Westby Racing Sponsor Showcase
BrakeTech USA and Renthal are the featured team sponsors on display in the Westby Racing paddock area this race weekend, so be sure to stop by to say hello and learn about some of the companies that support the team.
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