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…

More

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…

More

Westby Racing Announces Golden Ticket Winner

The following is from Westby Racing… Westby Racing is proud to announce that the winner of the 2019 Westby Racing Golden Ticket Giveaway is Natasha Nelson from Sacramento, California. Natasha and her husband Graeme Pawson will be flown to Birmingham, Alabama, for next weekend’s MotoAmerica Championship of Alabama at Barber Motorsports Park. While in Birmingham, they’ll enjoy hotel accommodations in…

More

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…

More

Saturday Team Releases: What The Teams Said

The following is from Westby Racing… On Saturday afternoon, under the bright sunshine at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca, things didn’t turn out quite so sunny for Westby Racing’s Mathew Scholtz as “The Corkscrew,” Laguna Seca’s iconic, signature feature, reached up and bit him, resulting in him crashing his #11 Yamaha YZF-R1 Superbike out of race one, ironically, on lap 11…

More

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…

More

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…

More

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…

More

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…

More

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…

More

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…

More

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…

More

The MotoAmerica Teams Preview VIR

The following are team press releases leading into this weekend’s MotoAmerica round at VIRginia International Raceway. The following is from Yamaha… The 2018 MotoAmerica AMA/FIM North American Road Racing Championship continues this weekend with Round 3 of the series taking place at the always-exciting VIRginia International Raceway (VIR). Although Superbike was the only class featured in conjunction with the world…

More

Mathew Scholtz and Yamalube/Westby Racing Team Ready To Go

After winning the 2017 MotoAmerica Superstock 1000 Championship, Mathew Scholtz and the Yamalube/Westby Racing team begin their quest for the 2018 MotoAmerica Superbike Championship this weekend at Road Atlanta. Scholtz and the team have had a solid off-season preparing for the step-up to MotoAmerica’s premier Superbike class, and everyone is excited to get the season under way. Last year at…

More

Mathew Scholtz And Yamalube/Westby Racing Ready For Barber Test

Mathew Scholtz and the Yamalube/Westby Racing team will participate in the MotoAmerica Dunlop Official Preseason Test at Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Alabama, this coming Monday and Tuesday, March 27-28. But, before the test gets under way, Scholtz and the team will debut their #11 Yamalube/Westby Racing/Yamaha YZF-R1 for the first-time ever in full Superbike trim at the MotoAmerica Superbike…

More

Westby Racing To Continue Wing Warriors Program In 2018

Westby Racing has announced the continuation of its highly successful “Wing Warriors” Membership Program with Tryg Westby, the owner of Westby Racing, making the announcement. “We launched the Wing Warriors Fan Membership Program in 2017, and it’s been a big hit with our fans,” Tryg said. “They’re a passionate group, and we’re thrilled with the results from the first year…

More