What The Teams Said: Looking Back At Road America

The following is from Suzuki… Suzuki Motor of America, Inc. and M4 ECSTAR Suzuki returned to Road America for Round 2 of the 2020 MotoAmerica AMA/FIM North American Road Racing season where they scored four podium finishes, capped off in spectacular fashion by Bobby Fong’s maiden MotoAmerica HONOS Superbike class victory. In addition, Altus Motorsports’ Cameron Petersen and Roadracing World Young Guns…

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Team Talk From Saturday At Road America

The following is from Westby Racing… On Saturday at Road America, MotoAmerica’s first race day of the 2020 season with spectators, Westby Racing’s Superbike rider Mathew Scholtz finished fifth and, in Junior Cup, Cody Wyman was seventh. The results weren’t what either rider had hoped for, but Mathew, Cody, and the team gained valuable information that should help them improve…

The Fine Art Of Crashing A Motorcycle

In motorcycle road racing, it is an absolute certainty that riders are going to occasionally fall down. Crashing is as much a part of motorcycle road racing as qualifying, obeying the safety flags, winning, etc. And, like all the other aspects of motorcycle road racing, there are right ways and wrong ways to crash a motorcycle. Riders must learn proper…

Team Release: Westby Team Talks Road America

The following is from Westby Racing… On Sunday at Road America, the fate of Westby Racing’s two riders went in opposite directions. Junior Cup rider Cody Wyman improved on his seventh-place result on Saturday with a fourth-place finish on Sunday, while Superbike rider Mathew Scholtz, who was runner-up on Saturday, got caught up in a racing incident on Sunday, unfortunately…

All Systems Are “Go” For Westby Racing After Testing This Week At Talladega Gran Prix Raceway

The following is from Westby Racing… With round one of the 2020 MotoAmerica season set to take place at Road America next weekend, the Westby Racing team wrapped up their preseason testing program with a visit to Talladega Gran Prix Raceway (“Little Tally”) in Alabama on Monday and Tuesday of this week. Both of the team’s riders–#11 Superbike rider Mathew…

Hayes Fills In For Westby Racing At Preseason Test

The following is from Westby Racing… Despite the challenging weather conditions and the unfortunate fractured right clavicle that Mathew Scholtz suffered this past Sunday in a training crash aboard a motocross bike, the Westby Racing team made solid progress at the two-day MotoAmerica Dunlop Official Preseason Test held at Barber Motorsports Park on Tuesday and Wednesday. The first order of…

Mathew Scholtz Injured In Training Crash, Ruled Out Of MotoAmerica Official Dunlop Preseason Test

The following is from Westby Racing… Mathew Scholtz, rider of the #11 Westby Racing Yamaha YZF-R1 Superbike, suffered one of the most untimely of injuries when he fractured his right clavicle and sustained additional bumps and bruises in a crash while training aboard a motocross bike on Sunday. The crash and resulting injuries occurred just two days prior to the…

Tech Talk: Shifting Gears And Blipping Throttles

Despite the never-ending, always evolving march of technology, road racing motorcycles—as has been the case since the very beginning of road racing—still have manual transmissions, with six cogs or “speeds” to choose from. Across all five race classes, virtually all of the motorcycles competing in the MotoAmerica Series are equipped with two important innovations to their manual or “standard” transmissions:…

Attack Performance Official Team Partner Of Westby Racing

The following is from Westby Racing… Westby Racing is proud to announce that Attack Performance has come on board as an official team partner for the 2020 MotoAmerica Superbike season. The announcement was made by Tryg Westby, owner of Westby Racing, and Richard Stanboli, owner of Attack Performance. Based in Huntington Beach, California, Attack Performance designs, develops, manufactures, and markets…

Off Track Podcast With Mathew Scholtz

Mathew Scholtz has been a busy man. How’s this sound? An engagement to his longtime girlfriend Kiara, a trip to his homeland of South Africa, and back to his U.S. home base of Woodstock, Georgia, for some pre-season testing with his Westby Racing team in preparation for the 2020 MotoAmerica Superbike Series. Scholtz, who finished sixth in the 2019 MotoAmerica…

Scholtz And Westby Test At VIR

Continuing with their off-season testing program, Mathew Scholtz and the Westby Racing team were at VIRginia International Raceway on Monday, equipped with two Yamaha YZF-R1 Superbikes: one in the team’s iconic gold-and-black livery with Mathew’s familiar #11 on it and one in non-descript white bodywork with no competition number, but fully equipped to help refine the team’s setup by comparing…

The Teams Chat About Sunday At NJMP

The following is from Andrew Lee Racing… Andrew Lee achieved the goal he set himself at the start of the 2019 MotoAmerica Superstock Championship – becoming double National Champion, a feat he managed in style, leading the race at New Jersey to wrap up the title with another stunning victory. Starting from the Pole, Lee was never headed, taking the…

A Saturday In Pittsburgh: What The Teams Say

The following is from Attack Performance Estenson Racing… Attack Performance Estenson Racing’s JD Beach overcame adversity at the Pittsburgh International Race Complex to score another top 10-finish in MotoAmerica Superbike race one on Saturday, August 24.   Beach got off to a decent start from the seventh spot on the grid and advanced to fourth after an incident between two riders…

Sonoma Wrap-Up: What The Teams Say

The following is from Celtic HSBK Racing… Celtic HSBK Racing had a successful weekend with Rider PJ Jacobsen at the MotoAmerica Cycle Gear Championship of Sonoma. Landing on the box twice and finishing the weekend on the top step the team walks away ready for their next round in Pittsburgh. It was a two day event making for a fast…

Saturday At Sonoma: What The Teams Say

The following is from Westby Racing… On a track that’s yielded good and not-so-good results for Mathew Scholtz, Saturday’s MotoAmerica Superbike race at Sonoma Raceway definitely falls under the “good” column for the Westby Racing rider as he finished third for his third podium result of a somewhat difficult season. Starting from the inside of the second row for the…

What The Teams Say Heading To Sonoma Raceway

The following is from Westby Racing… Round seven of the 2019 MotoAmerica Superbike Championship is this Saturday at Sonoma Raceway in Sonoma, California, as Mathew Scholtz and the Westby Racing team will compete in the two-day Cycle Gear Championship of Sonoma. For Mathew, the trip to California’s wine country has yielded up-and down-results. Sonoma Raceway’s 2.52-mile, 12-turn, undulating road course…