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…

Post Race: What The Teams Said About Laguna Round

The following is from Team Hammer… M4 ECSTAR Suzuki’s Bobby Fong concluded the combined WorldSBK/MotoAmerica Superbike weekend at Laguna Seca in spectacular fashion with a wire-to-wire victory in a one-sided MotoAmerica Supersport race. Fong sprinted into the lead from the start and never looked back. The Californian shot to an immediate gap on the opening lap as he hustled his…

Team Previews: WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca

The following is from Westby Racing… Round six of the 2019 MotoAmerica Superbike Championship starts this Friday at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca in Monterey, California, and Mathew Scholtz and the Westby Racing team are ready to join the stars of the Superbike World Championship at one of the world’s most iconic race courses. Mathew is aboard the #11 Westby Racing…

Paddock Innovations: Scholtz Is Pumped About His Bike’s Thumb Brake, But Not In His Arm

In a “Paddock Innovations” story that we posted last year right after the Utah round of the Championship, we reported that a couple of the EBC Brakes Superbike teams were experimenting with the use of a left-hand-operated mechanism to apply the rear brake. The Monster Energy/Yamalube/Yamaha Factory Racing team installed a rear brake lever on the left clip-on of Cameron…

Elias Takes Race One At UMC

Yoshimura Suzuki’s Toni Elias lost a boatload of points when he crashed out of race two at Road America two weeks ago, but he almost made all of those back up today with a thrilling victory in race one of the Championship of Utah at the Utah Motorsports Campus. In a race that featured as many as eight riders in…

Team Releases: What They Say After Saturday At Road America

  The following is from Westby Racing… At Road America, affectionately known as “America’s National Park of Speed,” Westby Racing’s Mathew Scholtz raced to a solid fifth-place finish in MotoAmerica Superbike race one, while Junior Cup rider Sam Lochoff crossed the stripe for an eighth-place result in his race. After qualifying on the second row in Saturday morning’s wet Superpole…

What The Teams Say, Pre-Road America

The following is from Westby Racing… Round four of the 2019 MotoAmerica AMA/FIM North American Road Racing Championship starts this Friday at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, and riders Mathew Scholtz and Sam Lochoff, along with the entire Westby Racing team, are looking forward to stretching their legs on the longest race course on the MotoAmerica schedule. “We’ve had…

Sunday At VIR: What The Teams Had To Say (Updated)

The following is from KWR Ducati… The Inde Motorsports Rance/KWR Ducati team put together another pair of top-10 results this past weekend at Virginia International Raceway. Wyman finished 9th in race one, and 10th in race two after leading early in mixed conditions. The KWR team experienced some mechanical issues to start Saturday morning, in what was a shortened two-day…

Saturday From VIR: What The Teams Said

The following is from Team M4 ECSTAR Suzuki… Team M4 ECSTAR Suzuki’s Jake Lewis backed up his first top-five MotoAmerica Superbike result of the 2019 season — scored last time out at the Circuit of the Americas — with another top-five on Saturday at Virginia International Raceway. Lewis continued his determined push to the front of the field as he…

Scholtz Ready For VIR Superbike Battle

The following is from Westby Racing… Round three of the 2019 MotoAmerica AMA/FIM North American Road Racing Championship starts this Saturday at VIRginia International Raceway in Alton, VA, and riders Mathew Scholtz and “Samurai Sam” Lochoff, along with the entire Westby Racing team, are ready to showcase their talents at MotoAmerica’s first-ever two-day event. The shorter schedule means that, for…

Scholtz Fourth In MotoAmerica Opener

The following is from Westby Racing… The season-debut race day for the expanded two-rider Westby Racing team–competing at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta in round one of the MotoAmerica Road Racing Championship–yielded a Superpole podium result and a fourth-place Superbike Race 1 finish for 2018 MotoAmerica Superbike Rookie-of-the-Year Mathew Scholtz, along with a podium result in Junior Cup Race 1 for…

Westby Racing Reveals Its 2019 MotoAmerica Livery

The following is from Westby Racing… Westby Racing today unveiled its Yamaha YZF-R1 Superbike and YZF-R3 Junior Cup machine in 2019 team livery. The Tulsa, Oklahoma-based squad has retained its signature gold color scheme, while complementing the iconic hue with a fresh, new design for the upcoming 10-round MotoAmerica season. 2018 MotoAmerica Superbike Rookie of the Year Mathew Scholtz will…

Westby Racing Wing Warriors Go For The Gold With 2019 Fan Membership Program

Westby Racing is proud to announce the continuation of its highly successful “Wing Warriors” Membership Program for 2019, and this year, fans will go for the gold when they sign up. Based on fan feedback received, Westby Racing introduces a simpler, more streamlined Wing Warriors Program in which all Wing Warriors, including both existing and new members, will be at…

Testing 1-2-3: Westby Racing Goes To Florida

The following is from Westby Racing… Westby Racing team riders Mathew Scholtz and Sam Lochoff got together with their crew at a couple of trackdays that took place in Florida over the past weekend. Riding first at Jennings GP in Jennings, Florida, and then at Palm Beach International Raceway in Jupiter, Florida, Mathew tested the team’s Yamaha YZF-R1 Superbike, which…