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Mathew Scholtz And Westby Racing Ready To Make It A Dozen At Barber Motorsports Park This Weekend
Tulsa, OK – September 21, 2022 – The 10th and final round of the 2022 MotoAmerica AMA/FIM North American Road Racing Championship starts this Friday at Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Alabama, and Mathew Scholtz and his Westby Racing team are looking for two more Superbike podium finishes to make it an even dozen on the year.
Mathew and the team are coming off a runner-up and third-place finish at round nine in New Jersey the weekend before last, and they are aiming to keep the momentum going this weekend in Alabama.
Currently ranked fourth in the season points standings, Mathew has a chance to take over third place in the rankings, and there is no better place than Barber Motorsports Park for him to do it. The 17-turn, 2.38-mile road course has always suited Mathew’s riding style as well as the power and handling characteristics of his #11 Westby Racing Yamaha YZF-R1 Superbike. In fact, Barber is the site of two of The Scholtz Kid’s five career Superbike victories. One of those wins came just last year during an unusual three-race weekend for MotoAmerica at Barber, and in each of the other two races, Mathew was runner-up.
What’s more, Mathew and the Westby Racing team have a six-race podium streak at Barber Motorsports Park extending all the way back to 2019.
“I can’t wait to race at Barber,” Mathew said. “It’s always been one of my favorite tracks, and it’s always been good for me and the Westby team. Last year, it rained, and I got some good results, but I’m looking forward to dry, sunny weather this weekend. I feel like we’re at a really good point with the bike and my riding. I know there’s a lot of attention around the Gagne and Petrucci championship battle, but I think, myself and the Westby team know what we’ve got to do. We’ll put our heads down, work hard, and try to bring home a win or two, finish off the season on a high note, and put us in good stride towards the 2023 season. So, it’s the final race weekend of the season, and a big thank you to the fans and everyone who have helped me and the Westby team to get where we are. It’s only going to get better from here.”
Superbike final qualifying is on Saturday morning at 10:15 a.m. CT. Superbike race one will go green on Saturday afternoon at 3:10 p.m. CT and will be broadcast via tape delay on FOX Sports 2 (FS2) Saturday night at 11:30 p.m. ET. Superbike race two is on Sunday afternoon, also at 3:10 p.m. CT and will be broadcast via tape delay on FS2 Sunday night at 9 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 11:40 a.m. Sunday on pit lane at Barber Motorsports Park. 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
Attack Performance and Puig USA 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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