Pre-NJMP Team Releases: Part I

Mathew Scholtz calls NJMP one of his favorite tracks.

The following is from Westby Racing…

Round six of the 2020 MotoAmerica AMA/FIM North American Road Racing Championship starts this Friday at New Jersey Motorsports Park (NJMP) in Millville, New Jersey, and riders Mathew Scholtz and Cody Wyman, along with the entire Westby Racing team, are ready to race at one of their favorite tracks.

Mathew, who pilots the #11 Westby Racing Yamaha YZF-R1 Superbike, unfortunately had his five-race podium streak snapped when he finished just off the podium with a fourth-place result in Superbike race two at Ridge Motorsports Park two weeks ago. He is determined to start another podium streak, and there is no better place to start than at NJMP’s 12-turn, 2.25-mile Thunderbolt Raceway.

“The Jersey race has always been a track that’s been good to me in the past,” Mathew said. “The Ridge was a very good weekend for us, with improving the bike and just being that quick without having been there before. So, it’ll be good to be back on a familiar track. (Crew chief) Ed (Sullivan), (electronics specialist) Herschel (Auxier), and I have a very good idea of where we need to improve the bike. The more track time we have, the better we’ve been getting. I think, if there are one or two tracks where we can challenge (championship leader Cameron) Beaubier, this is definitely one of them. So, I’m very, very excited. The weather’s looking 50-50, but whether it’s rain or sun, I should have a decent pace at New Jersey. We’ll just take it as it comes, and I know what I need to do to put the Westby Racing R1 up at the front.”

Superbike Superpole is on Saturday at 11:15 a.m. Eastern. Superbike race one starts on Saturday at 4 p.m. Eastern, and race two is on Sunday at 3 p.m. Eastern. Both races will be broadcast LIVE on FOX Sports 1 (FS1) and Eurosport, as well as streamed on MotoAmerica Live+.

Westby Racing’s MotoAmerica Junior Cup rider Cody, who grew up in Western New York and now lives in Las Vegas, is excited to return to the Northeast, especially after recovering from the effects of a crash while testing at Ridge, which forced him to withdraw from both of the weekend’s races. Cody has returned to form and is excited to race the #34 Yamaha YZF-R3 this weekend.

“It was a long trip back from Washington, and I couldn’t be happier to get back to the East Coast,” Cody said. “New Jersey is a great track with a large fan base. It’ll be great to put on a show for the fans. I’ve done some oxygen therapy to help recover from my injury at Ridge, and I’m ready to go for the final few rounds. The team and I are determined to finish the season strong with some podium finishes.”

Junior Cup race one starts on Saturday at 3:10 p.m. Eastern, and race two is on Sunday at 2:15 p.m. Eastern. Both Junior Cup races will be streamed on MotoAmerica Live+, and they will also be broadcast via tape-delay on FOX Sports 2 (FS2) on September 15 starting at 9 p.m. Eastern.

Corey Alexander (23) and Travis Wyman (10) battled for the final podium spot during Sunday’s Stock 1000cc Race. Photo by Brian J. Nelson

The following is from Ride HVMC Racing…

The New York based RideHVMC Racing team returns back to the east coast for the 6th round of the 2020 MotoAmerica championship at New Jersey Motorsports Park. 

The previous race weekend at the Ridge Motorsports Park in Washington state proved to be very tough on both rider and equipment. After qualifying P2 on the front row of the grid for Sunday’s Stock 1000cc Corey was involved in a pile-up on the first lap of Saturday’s Honos Superbike race. While he fortunately walked away with just some bumps and bruises the RideHVMC ZX-10 experienced some severe damage to its frame. This left the team with no option but to perform a last minute swap to a spare chassis for Sunday’s Stock 1000cc race. 

Plagued by some electrical gremlins, the team missed Sunday morning’s warmup and so Corey started the Stock 1000cc race with virtually no time on the freshly rebuilt bike. After a slow start and a late race battle with Travis Wyman, Corey was able to secure a third place finish and valuable championship points. This also marked Corey’s sixth podium finish of the season.

Corey aims to leave the difficult weekend at The Ridge Motorsports Park behind in the rearview as he heads to his home race. Corey added, “I’m so excited to return to a track I’m way more comfortable with and have had success at in the past. The Ridge was difficult for me in a lot of ways but fortunately I’ve got a great team around me and we persevered to the best of our abilities. I’m eager to get this weekend’s races underway in front of our friends and family, it will be great event!”. 

The RideHVMC team now trails in the Stock 1000cc championship points battle by 12 points as they head to New Jersey Motorsports Park this weekend, September 11-13th. Join Corey and the team at the races by using the discount code “RideHVMC” to save 10% off ticket purchases via MotoAmerica.com! We hope to see you all there.

The 2020 season would not be possible without the following team and technical partners: Hudson Valley Motorcycles, Iconic Motorbikes Auctions, New Rage Cycles, MJRS Freeman Racing, JJD Corporation, Trinity Construction Services, Graves Motorsports, Kawasaki USA, Maxima Racing Oils, Superlite Sprockets, Moto-D Racing, Accossato Racing, Galfer Brakes, Samco Hoses, From The Ashes Embroidery, Impact Canopies, Arai Helmets, Alpinestars, Gemini Racing, Flex Racing, Red Mist Racing, JP43 Training, MotoAnatomy, and Team Four3 Performance Lab.

If you’re interested in partnering with the RideHVMC Racing team please email info@ridehvmc.com for more information. You can stay up to date with Corey and the team on social media via: @corey23alexander or @ridehvmc.