Mathew Scholtz earned MotoAmerica Rookie of the Year honors in 2018 after riding his Westby Racing Yamaha to fourth in the series point standings. Scholtz scored a victory in 2018, his second career win in the Superbike class, and stood on the podium eight times.
The South African won the MotoAmerica Superstock Championship in 2017 and made the full-time move to the EBC Superbike class in 2018. For 2019, Scholtz is on the Westby Racing team again and based on past performances will run at the front on his Yamaha YZF-R1.
When Scholtz won the very last Superbike race of the season in 2017 at Barber Motorsports Park, he became the first Superstock 1000 rider to pull off that feat.