Tulsa, OK – May 30, 2018 –
Round 4 of the 2018 MotoAmerica Superbike Championship gets under way this Friday at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, and the 4.05-mile, 14-turn natural road course is a favorite stop for Mathew Scholtz and the Yamalube/Westby Racing team.
“It’s the very first American racetrack that I competed on when I came to the U.S. back in 2016,” Mathew said. “And last year, we took the MotoAmerica Superstock 1000 Championship lead at Road America and never relinquished it. So, Road America is a special place for the team and me.”
With a Superbike race win and five podium finishes out of six races thus far in the 2018 season, Mathew and the team will be looking to continue their success this weekend at “America’s National Park of Speed.” They’re also hoping that their recent participation in a Performance Riding Experience Track Day at VIRginia International Raceway will reap dividends at Road America.
“The VIR Test was great for us, and we made a big step forward,” commented Mathew. “So, big thanks to the folks at P.R.E. for giving us some seat time. As for Road America, it’s a fast track with hard braking zones, and I really like the layout. It’s one of my favorite tracks because it reminds me of some of the long circuits that I raced on in Europe. And, now that we’re racing in Superbike, I can really exploit the top speed of the Yamaha YZF-R1. Plus, the scenery, the grounds, and especially the fans at Road America are topnotch.”
Superbike Qualifying Practice sessions begin on Friday, and Superbike Superpole (Qualifying) is on Saturday at 11:30 PM Central Time. Superbike Race 1 will go green on Saturday at 3:30 PM Central, and Superbike Race 2 is on Sunday also at 3:30 PM Central.
Meet Mathew, Get An Autographed Poster, And More
Mathew will be available for autographs at the Yamalube/Westby Racing transporter in the Road America paddock during the Dunlop Paddock Autograph Session on Saturday from 12 to 12:45 PM. The Dunlop Hot Pit Walk & Autograph Session, scheduled for 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM Sunday on pit lane at Road America, is another great opportunity to meet Mathew. He’ll be handing out free, autographed posters and other team items, and you can also get your picture taken with him, as well as with Lacy Contreras, the Yamalube/Westby Racing brand ambassador. Also, be sure to ask Lacy to sign you up for the team’s fantastic sponsor giveaways.
Check Out The Yamalube/Westby Racing Sponsor Showcase
Fast Frank Racing, GALE SPEED, Translogic Systems Ltd., and MWR Air Filters will be the featured team sponsors on display in the Yamalube/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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