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Seven-Year Hitch: Westby Racing Signs Superbike Rider Mathew Scholtz To A New Contract For 2023
Millville, NJ – September 8, 2022 – Westby Racing is proud to announce that they have once again signed their incumbent Superbike rider Mathew Scholtz to a new contract for 2023.
For the seventh consecutive year, Mathew will race for the team aboard the #11 Westby Racing Yamaha YZF-R1 in the MotoAmerica AMA/FIM North American Road Racing Championship.
Winner of 15 MotoAmerica races during his tenure with Westby Racing, Mathew has tallied five victories for Westby in MotoAmerica’s premier Superbike class, including a win in race one at Road America this past June.
“I’m really happy to sign for the 2023 season, and to continue being part of the Westby family again,” Mathew said. “I just want to give a huge thank you to Tryg Westby for believing in me again and entrusting me to the Westby team and brand. Since 2017, when I first signed with them, we’ve grown together as a team and a family and gotten better every single season. I feel like I’m in the right place at the right time. We are really reaching the peak of performance in myself, the bike, and the team, and I really feel that there are even better things to come for all of us. I’m excited for these last two rounds of the season. At Pittsburgh, we made some big steps forward. Just a massive thank you to everyone on the Westby team, from Chuck (Giacchetto) managing it, to Ed (Sullivan) as my crew chief, to Olly (Hutchinson) and Robert (Jensen) working on the bike, to our electronics guy Vitto (Bolognesi) who joined us this year. It’s really a family team, and I couldn’t be happier to be racing with them.”
“Mathew has been with us since 2017,” commented Westby Racing team owner Tryg Westby. “He’s always given us maximum effort on the track, he’s constantly improving right along with everyone else on our team, and I’m thrilled to be able to have him signed as our rider going forward. We fully expect that 2023 will be our best year yet, and we’re looking to finish off the 2022 season strong at New Jersey Motorsports Park this weekend and at Barber Motorsports Park in two weeks.”
Also commenting on Mathew’s new contract, Westby Racing team manager Chuck Giacchetto said, “I just want to say thank you to our owner Tryg Westby for giving us all yet another year of racing with a rider we know and trust. To think this will be Mathew’s seventh year with the team is just incredible. I’m sure the last two events of the season will be great ones, and then, we move right into off-season testing, and that should set us up for a great run in 2023. Again, a very special thanks to our owner and dear friend Tryg Westby.”
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