The following is from Yamaha…
Following a one-month break from racing, the 2018 MotoAmerica AMA/FIM North American Road Racing Championship resumes this weekend, July 20-22, with Round 6 at Utah Motorsports Campus (UMC) in Tooele, Utah. Yamaha bLU cRUroad racers are feeling refreshed and ready to hit the pavement of UMC’s 3.048-mile road course, known for its fast, flowing and wide layout.
Monster Energy/Yamalube/Yamaha Factory Racing Superbike Team
Superbike points leader Cameron Beaubier heads into the second half of the season with a four-race winning streak behind him. Despite facing a few challenges earlier in the season, Beaubier and the Monster Energy/Yamalube/Yamaha Factory Racing Team found the momentum needed to garner a 29-point lead with 10 races remaining in the season.
Beaubier’s teammate, Garrett Gerloff, holds a top-five position in the Superbike standings as he continues to lay a consistent foundation in his rookie season on the R1. Having already captured three podium finishes in the premier class, Gerloff is set to be a top contender at UMC.
Cameron Beaubier – #6 YZF-R1
“We had a good little break after Laguna. I’ve been riding some motocross and bicycles, doing my normal thing. It was nice going into a little break on a positive note. We are only at the halfway mark though, and I’m ready to get back on my R1 and try to keep this momentum going with my guys.”
Garrett Gerloff – #31 YZF-R1
“I love going to UMC, it’s one of the most “GP Style” tracks that we have. I feel like the layout, with the fast sweeping corners, and the flow of the track, is a big help for me and the way I like to ride. I feel like the bike and I are in a good place and I’m ready to go give it all I have! I’ve really been focusing a lot over the last month on consistency, which isn’t really something you can find from a bike setup. At the end of a race, it’s a given that the bike is going to be different and not work as well as at the beginning of the race, so adapting and still doing the same times as before is where it counts. That’s something that I’ve struggled with a little bit with the new bike but definitely something that I’m improving every time I ride. We’ve worked hard the last month to have the right mindset to do that, so let’s go do it!”
2018 MotoAmerica Superbike Standings – 10 of 20 Series Races Completed
Pos. Rider Points
1 Cameron Beaubier – Yamaha 203
2 Tony Elias – Suzuki 174
3 Josh Herrin – Yamaha 135
4 Mathew Scholtz – Yamaha 129
5 Garrett Gerloff – Yamaha 98
6 Jake Lewis – Suzuki 95
7 Kyle Wyman – Yamaha 82
Superbike Superpole (Qualifying) is on Saturday at 11:30 a.m. MDT, Superbike Race 1 will go green on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. MDT and Superbike Race 2 is on Sunday at 3:30 p.m.
Monster Energy/Yamaha Extended Service/Graves/Yamaha Supersport Team
Monster Energy/Yamaha Extended Service/Graves/Yamaha’s JD Beach holds a 52-point lead in the Supersport Championship after seven races in the series. With five victories behind him, Beach has showcased his ability to prevail in all types of race conditions, and he looks to extend his points lead over the competition this weekend.
JD Beach – #95 YZF-R6
“I’m really excited to get back to racing in Utah after this little break we’ve had. It’s been great to be at home a couple weeks and put in a lot of time on my bicycle and motocross bike, but I feel well-prepared to finish the year out strong starting this weekend at the amazing circuit in Tooele.”
2018 MotoAmerica Supersport Standings – 7 of 18 Series Races Completed
Pos. Rider Points
1 JD Beach – Yamaha 165
2 Hayden Gillim – Yamaha 113
3 Cory West – Yamaha 79
Supersport Qualifying at Utah Motorsports Campus is Saturday at 10:50 a.m. MDT, Supersport Race 1 is scheduled for Saturday at 2:30 p.m., and Supersport Race 2 will go green on Sunday at 2:30 p.m.
Meet the Yamaha bLU cRURoad Racers Twice This Weekend!
All your favorite Yamaha bLU cRUroad racers will be available for autographs at their Team Transporters during the Dunlop Paddock Autograph Session on Saturday from Noon to 12:45 p.m., and again on Sunday during the Dunlop Hot Pit Walk & Autograph Session on pit lane from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
For the complete MotoAmerica race schedule and event details, visit: http://motoamerica.com/.
The following is from Yamalube/Westby Racing…
Round 6 of the 2018 MotoAmerica Superbike Championship gets under way this Friday at Utah Motorsports Campus in Tooele, Utah. And, at the 3.048-mile, 15-turn high-desert track that features the tricky left-right-left series of turns known as “The Attitudes,” Mathew Scholtz and the Yamalube/Westby Racing team are bringing their winning attitude that was girded by top-five finishes at WeatherTech Laguna Seca during the previous MotoAmerica round, followed by a summer break that gave the “Durban Dynamo” a new perspective and renewed optimism heading into the second half of the season.
“After our solid race weekend at Laguna, I went to Colorado to spend some time with (good friend and fellow MotoAmerica Superbike rider) Cam Petersen and our girlfriends at a house that Cam rented,” Mathew said. “It was a great time. Very relaxing, and we saw some beautiful scenery. But now, it’s back to business, and I can’t wait to get to Utah Motorsports Campus, which is a track I really like because it’s fast and flowing, and it favors the setup of my #11 Yamalube/Westby Racing Yamaha R1 Superbike. We’ve got the bike dialed in to the new Dunlop 200/60 rear tire that was introduced at Road America, and we’re ready to race.”
Mathew is currently fourth in the 2018 MotoAmerica Superbike Championship and just six points out of third with 5 rounds and 10 races left in the season. “We’ve got half the races left in the Championship,” added Mathew. “The bike is set up to win, and that’s exactly what we intend to do this weekend in Utah.”
Superbike Qualifying Practice sessions begin on Friday, and Superbike Superpole (Qualifying) is on Saturday at 11:30 AM Mountain Time. Superbike Race 1 will go green on Saturday at 3:30 PM Mountain, and Superbike Race 2 is on Sunday also at 3:30 PM Mountain.
Meet Mathew, Get An Autographed Poster, And More
Mathew will be available for autographs at the Yamalube/Westby Racing transporter in the Utah Motorsports Campus 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 UMC, 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.
Check Out The Yamalube/Westby Racing Sponsor Showcase
Evol Technology, Lacomoto Bodywork, Pro-Bolt Fasteners, and Speedcell Technologies 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.
For more updates about Yamalube/Westby Racing, including news, photos, and videos, visit http://www.WestbyRacing.com
The following is from KWR…
KWR has announced a one-race title partnership with SC Project Exhaust to sponsor the team for this coming weekend at Utah Motorsports Campus. The 6th round of the series will see KWR riders Kyle Wyman and Bryce Prince ride for the SC Project/KWR team in Superbike and Supersport, respectively.
SC Project is an Italian manufacturer of racing and street exhaust systems, and is distributed in the United States by Motovation USA, another KWR partner. SC Project is used by the best teams in the world, most notably the Repsol Honda HRC MotoGP team.
“This is our second season of partnership with SC Project, and we’ve never had a better exhaust partner,” Wyman said. “The quality and performance is unmatched by anything we’ve ever seen. We run a completely custom full-system exhaust that makes more power than anything else we’ve tested. It allows us to make more power without having to ask so much of the engine.”
]For SC Project, their participation in the MotoAmerica championship is a first for them as of 2017, where they partnered with KWR. Bryce Prince also runs a custom exhaust for his Yamaha YZF-R6 in Supersport, and has seen unmatched results.
“Having the support of SC Project has been integral to my program within the KWR effort,” said Prince. “We actually just got an updated version of the R6 pipe for this weekend, and somehow they managed to further improve the fit, quality, and we also got a couple more horsepower out of the pipe. I’m excited to have SC Project as our title sponsor for this coming weekend. ”
Keep an eye on the KWR team as they start the second half of the race season in style with SC Project as title sponsor. Kyle Wyman hits the track this Friday at 11:20am MST for Superbike Qualifying Practice Session 1. Follow along at motoamericatiming.com.
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