Alton, VA – May 6, 2018 –
Climbing the podium and hoisting a trophy have become a regular occurrence for Yamalube/Westby Racing’s Mathew Scholtz. The South African phenom was on the MotoAmerica Superbike rostrum again on Sunday at VIRginia International Raceway with a third-place finish that matched his third-place result from Saturday.
Sunday’s race finish had Mathew and his #11 Yamaha YZF-R1 Superbike a little bit closer to the front of the field, where he took the checkers less than four seconds behind race winner Toni Elias at the end of the 23-lap feature event. It was a solid weekend for Mathew and the Yamalube/Westby Racing team as they maintained their second-place position in the Championship
“At first, I kind of thought that the second race was going to pan out like the first race did,” Mathew said. “(Josh) Herrin and I kind of got caught up in battling each other again, and Toni and Cameron were able to stretch out a gap on us. Today’s race, overall, was really positive for us. We made some changes to the bike overnight, and it was a pretty big step forward. So, overall, I’m very happy with the pair of third-place finishes this weekend, especially since we were able to hang onto our second-place position in the Championship.”
After a short break in the schedule, Round 4 of the 2018 MotoAmerica Superbike Championship will take place at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, on June 1 through 3.
MotoAmerica Superbike Standings
1. Toni Elias – Suzuki – 138
2. Mathew Scholtz – Yamaha – 103
3. Cameron Beaubier – Yamaha – 103
4. Josh Herrin – Yamaha – 75
5. Jake Lewis – Suzuki – 55
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