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Westby Racing’s Scholtz And Roach Are Ready For Some Ridge Running This Weekend
Tulsa, OK – June 23, 2021 –
Round four of the 2021 MotoAmerica AMA/FIM North American Road Racing Championship starts this Friday at Ridge Motorsports Park in Shelton, Washington, and Westby Racing’s riders Mathew Scholtz—aboard the #11 Yamaha YZF-R1 Superbike—and Jack Roach—aboard the #12 Yamaha YZF-R3 Junior Cup bike—along with the entire crew, are excited to be making an encore visit to the Pacific Northwest track after their first-ever race weekend at Ridge last year.
Mathew finished as runner-up to winner Cameron Beaubier in Superbike race one at Ridge in 2020, and he followed that up with a fourth-place result in Superbike race two. With its 16 turns and 2.47 miles of meandering asphalt that features over 300 feet in elevation change, Ridge is a race course that Mathew really enjoys and is very much looking forward to racing at again.
“It’ll be great racing at Ridge this weekend and getting back on the bike,” commented Mathew. “We made some big steps forward at the test at Brainerd (International Raceway) earlier this week. I’m extremely comfortable on the bike right now, and I’m looking forward to racing at a track where we did pretty well last year. Road America wasn’t the greatest weekend for me, but I feel like the next couple of tracks, with the improvements that we made to the bike during two productive days of testing, will really help us at these next couple of rounds on the West Coast. I don’t feel as if (points leader) Jake (Gagne) is too far ahead. We’ve just got to keep our heads down and keep fighting. I’ve got a great bunch of guys with me, and I know that I am still capable of winning Superbike races. We will push hard and see what happens.”
Superbike final qualifying is on Saturday morning at 11 a.m. PT. Superbike race one will go green on Saturday afternoon at 4 p.m. PT and will be broadcast live on FOX Sports 1 (FS1). Superbike race two is on Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m. PT and will also be broadcast live on FS1. Both races will be streamed on MotoAmerica Live+.
Ridge Motorsports Park is the closest racetrack to Jack’s home in Surrey, British Columbia, Canada, which is just outside Vancouver and about 200 miles from Ridge. He finished seventh in both Junior Cup races last year at Ridge, and he will be looking to improve on those results when he races in front of friends and family this weekend.
“This is my home track,” Jack said. “Or at least it’s the MotoAmerica track that’s located closest to my home. So, I want to do well in front of my friends and family who will be coming down from Canada to see me race. I like Ridge a lot, and I’m looking to put together two race finishes much closer to the front this weekend. Inside the top five in both races is my goal. I’ve been knocked down a lot this season, but my tenacity and want for success drives me to keep getting back up. I will never stop fighting because that’s what it takes to be a part of Westby Racing, and I’m willing to go above and beyond to get a good result.”
Junior Cup race one starts on Saturday at 5 p.m. PT, and Junior Cup race two is on Sunday at 3 p.m. PT. Both races will be broadcast live on FOX Sports 2 (FS2), streamed on MotoAmerica Live+, and then, broadcast again via tape-delay on FS2 this Tuesday, June 29, beginning at 9 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 Ridge paddock during two Dunlop Paddock Autograph Signings. The first one is on Saturday from 12 to 12:30 p.m. PT, and the second one is on Sunday from 10:30 to 11 a.m. PT. 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
Bike Sport Developments Ltd., Fast Frank Racing, and Pro-Bolt USA 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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