Yoshimura Debuts New Video About Westby Racing Team

Yoshimura R&D of America, Inc., has been a long-time sponsor, partner, supplier, and technical advisor for Westby Racing. For years, Westby Racing’s motorcycles have been equipped with Yoshimura exhaust systems, and together, Westby and “Yosh” have celebrated countless road racing championships, race victories, and podium results as a product of their longstanding and fruitful relationship. To kick off the 2021 MotoAmerica season, Yoshimura marketing executive Erick “Big E”…

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Scholtz Fourth-Quickest Superbike Rider At MotoAmerica Dunlop Official Preseason Test

The following is from Westby Racing… Back to 100% fitness after being injured in a crash last year at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Mathew Scholtz came into the Circuit of The Americas (COTA) for the MotoAmerica Dunlop Official Preseason Test looking lean, walking tall, and clearly showing he was ready to record some fast laps aboard his #11 Westby Racing Yamaha YZF-R1 Superbike. Out of eight practice sessions…

Back In The Saddle: Scholtz Completes First Superbike Test Since His Indy Injury

Withstanding the cold temperatures in Georgia on Sunday, Mathew Scholtz and the Westby Racing team completed a quick, one-day test at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta. For Scholtz, it was his first time aboard the #11 Westby Racing Yamaha YZF-R1 Superbike—or any road racing motorcycle—since being injured last October at Indianapolis Motor Speedway during round eight of the 2020 MotoAmerica Superbike…

Off Track Podcast: Mathew Scholtz

Mathew Scholtz was having a hell of a season on his Westby Racing Yamaha YZF-R1. Right up until the point when he wasn’t. It all went horribly wrong at Indianapolis Motor Speedway when Scholtz and Cameron Beaubier crashed and Beaubier’s bike struck Scholtz’ leg. The result was surgery, the end of the South African’s season, and a lot of off-season…

Westby Racing Re-Signs Mathew Scholtz For 2021

The following is from Westby Racing… Westby Racing is proud to announce that they have signed their incumbent Superbike rider Mathew Scholtz to a new contract for 2021. For the fifth consecutive year, 28-year-old Mathew will race for the team aboard the #11 Westby Racing Yamaha YZF-R1 in the MotoAmerica AMA/FIM North American Road Racing Championship. Despite his season ending…

Following Successful Surgery In Indy, Scholtz Is On His Way Home

The following is from Westby Racing… Westby Racing’s Superbike rider Mathew Scholtz is traveling home to Georgia today after having successful surgery on the injuries he sustained in a crash during Saturday’s race at the MotoAmerica Superbikes at The Brickyard event this past weekend at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Scholtz sustained injuries to his right leg in the incident, including a…

What The Teams Said: Indy Saturday Edition

The following is from Westby Racing… After a very solid Friday of practice and qualifying at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Westby Racing’s Mathew Scholtz was injured in a crash during Saturday’s Superbike race one, while Mathew’s teammate Cody Wyman nearly had a podium finish in Junior Cup race one to conclude what was a tumultuous day for the team. Mathew was…

Indiana Lamkin And The Temple Of Speed

Supersport rider Nolan Lamkin, who competes aboard the #52 Cycle Gear Racing Yamaha, was born and raised in Indianapolis. So, while this weekend’s Superbikes at The Brickyard event is going to be special for all the riders and teams, it is obviously going to be extra-special for Lamkin. We checked in with him and asked him a few questions: As…

He Said, He Said: Team Releases From Barber

The following is from KWR… Kyle Wyman came home with two top-ten finishes this past weekend at Barber Motorsports Park in a trying weekend, posting 7th and 10th places in races one and two, respectively. The KATO Fastening/KWR Ducati Team maintained 6th in series standings with points scoring finishes in both Superbike races.  The weekend started off strong with the…

Scholtz Ready To Challenge At Barber

Mathew Scholtz and his Westby Racing Yamaha YZF-R1 are in the midst of their best-ever season of MotoAmerica Superbike racing as the series heads to this weekend’s round at Barber Motorsports Park. The South African’s lap times are faster than a season ago, and he’s in a fight for second in the championship point standings with Monster Energy Attack Performance…

Beaubier In The Clear After Superbike Sweep Of NJMP

Monster Energy Attack Performance Yamaha’s Cameron Beaubier leaves New Jersey Motorsports Park and heads to Barber Motorsports Park this week with a massive 84-point lead in the 2020 MotoAmerica Superbike Championship after, ahem, what was another walk-in-the-park victory for the four-time series champion. While it’s too early to hand him the number-one plate with three rounds and eight races remaining the…

Pre-NJMP Team Releases: Part I

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…

UPDATED Team Releases: Day One From The Ridge

The following is from Yamaha… Monster Energy Attack Performance Yamaha Racing’s Cameron Beaubier scored a flawless victory, leading from start to finish in Saturday’s MotoAmerica Superbike race one at The Ridge Motorsports Park. Teammate Jake Gagne managed a solid fourth-place finish in challenging conditions on the 2.5-mile track in Shelton, Washington. Gagne began the weekend in strong form, breaking Beaubier’s…

Team Releases Number 1: PittRace

The following is from Yamaha… Monster Energy Attack Performance Yamaha Racing’s Cameron Beaubier capped off a perfect weekend at Pittsburgh International Race Complex with a win in race two to further strengthen his title defense in the MotoAmerica Superbike Championship. His teammate Jake Gagne held onto a third-place finish to give the team a sixth-double podium of the season.   Beaubier…

Beaubier Doubles Down At Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta

Cameron Beaubier completed a perfect weekend for him and his Monster Energy Attack Performance Yamaha team at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta, the four-time defending MotoAmerica Superbike Champion riding to his second victory in two days on another scorching hot day in Northern Georgia. On Sunday, the HONOS Superbike podium was an exact replica of Saturday’s with Beaubier’s teammate Jake Gagne…

Team Releases From Road Atlanta: Part I

The following is from Westby Racing… After two rounds of the 2020 MotoAmerica Championship at Road America in Wisconsin, Westby Racing was ready to race this weekend at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta, which is a home track for the team’s Superbike rider Mathew Scholtz, team manager Chuck Giacchetto, and crew chief Ed Sullivan, who all live in the Atlanta area.…

Westby Racing Has Its Head Down Heading Into Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta

The following is from Westby Racing… Round three of the 2020 MotoAmerica AMA/FIM North American Road Racing Championship starts this Friday at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta in Braselton, Georgia, and riders Mathew Scholtz and Cody Wyman, along with the entire Westby Racing team, are looking forward to racing on Road Atlanta’s 2.54-mile, 12-turn natural road course. For the team’s Superbike rider…

HONOS Superbike: The Level Playing Field

Before the 2020 MotoAmerica Superbike season began, a lot of people—including riders, team personnel, MotoAmerica staff members, and informed fans—felt that the “playing field” had the potential to be its most level in a very long time. With Yamaha and Suzuki re-structuring their factory teams into factory-supported teams with new companies and personnel taking the helm in the form of…

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…

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…