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Mathew Scholtz And Westby Racing Filled With Vim And Vigor For VIR This Weekend
Tulsa, OK – May 18, 2022 –
Round three of the 2022 MotoAmerica AMA/FIM North American Road Racing Championship starts this Friday at VIRginia International Raceway in Alton, Virginia. Rider Mathew Scholtz, along with the entire Westby Racing team, are rolling into the weekend with a firm grip on second place in the championship and a solid plan to come away with two wins at one of Mathew’s favorite tracks.
It's been a month since the previous round at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta, and Mathew has been working hard on his training, while the team has been working equally as hard to improve the #11 Yamaha YZF-R1 even more.
Last year at VIR, Mathew and the team came away with two podium finishes—a runner-up result in race one and a third-place finish in race two. But, as always, victories are the goal, and to get a double win this year would make a strong statement about Mathew’s and the team’s place in the Championship chase this season.
“We’ve had quite a long break, so I’m really looking forward to the Virginia round,” Mathew said. “I am eager to get back out on the track and continue with the improvements we’ve made. We have one or two new bits that we’re excited to try. I’ve really been thinking hard about the Atlanta round, and the two mistakes I made on Sunday, and I just want to get back out there and make up for it. I think we’re considered to be one of the teams to win races. Virginia has always been really positive for me. In fact, the layout really suits me being that I am a bigger guy. The weather looks like it’s going to be pretty hot, so we’ll take it as it comes. I can’t wait to get back with my Westby crew so we can continue working towards our goals.”
Superbike final qualifying is on Saturday morning at 10:15 a.m. ET, Superbike race one will go green on Saturday afternoon at 3:10 p.m. ET, and Superbike Race 2 is on Sunday afternoon also at 3:10 p.m. ET. Both races will be broadcast on Fox Sports 2 (FS2) this weekend, with race one airing Saturday night at 10 p.m. ET and race two airing on Sunday night also at 10 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 VIR. 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
GBRacing and Capit Performance 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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