Team Previews: WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca

Westby Racing’s Mathew Scholtz is ready for action at 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 Yamaha YZF-R1 Superbike today as he and the team test at California’s Buttonwillow Raceway. From there, they will head straight to Laguna Seca for this weekend’s MotoAmerica Championship of Monterey.

“The first half of this season has been a bit of a learning experience for us with the new electronics system on our Superbike,” Mathew said. “We definitely figured some stuff out at the last round in Utah, and I’m anxious to get this second half of the season started. We’re testing today, and then we’ll go to Laguna Seca, which is one of my favorite tracks and a place where we did quite well last year. We’ve had a good break since Utah, and I’m excited to get to ride today at the test, and then again at Laguna Seca on Friday and through the weekend. The more seat time, the better. I’m really looking forward to it.”

Superbike Race 1 will go green on Saturday at 3:15 PM Pacific Time, and Superbike Race 2 is on Sunday also at 3:15 PM Pacific. Both races will be broadcast live on FOX Sports 2 (FS2), and streamed on MotoAmerica Live+ 

Meet Mathew at the Paddock Show, Get An Autographed Poster, And More

The Paddock Show pavilion at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca will host two “Meet ’n Greet” sessions–Saturday from 5:45 PM to 6:00 PM and Sunday from 11:45 AM to 11:55 AM–where you can meet Mathew.

Check Out The Westby Racing Sponsor Showcase

Lacomoto, Out There Brands, Pro-Bolt USA, ZETA Racing, and Spidi will be the featured team sponsors on display in the Westby Racing paddock area, so be sure to stop by, say hello, and find out more about some of the companies that support the team.

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JD Beach will be dolng double duty this weekend at Laguna Seca.

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This weekend, July 12-14, JD Beach will be pulling double duty aboard the Attack Performance Estenson Racing Yamaha YZF-R1 in MotoAmerica Superbike and the FIM Superbike World Championship at the U.S. WorldSBK round at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca in Monterey, California. That means five races and a frenetic schedule, but the two-time MotoAmerica Supersport Champion is eager for the challenge and looks forward to his debut in the international championship.

Beach is no stranger to a busy schedule in 2019. The Owensboro resident has taken on both premier classes in dirt track and roadracing in the U.S., giving him only three weekends off since the American Flat Track season started on March 14. He and the team have also spent time preparing for the busy weekend. With Attack Performance’s experience last season running both classes, Beach will have a different bike for each series to help with the quick transition needed between the two events. Earlier this week, the lone American on the WorldSBK grid at Laguna Seca was able to ride the two different Superbike-spec bikes, and looks to put forth top results in both championships.

JD Beach – No. 95 MotoAmerica Superbike

“Coming into this weekend at Laguna, I’m really excited and nervous, too. I’m looking forward to getting the opportunity to race World Superbike at a home race with MotoAmerica, so it’s going to be fun, but a tough weekend, too. We did get some time going back and forth between the two different brands of tires. I think we had a positive test leading into this weekend. We have done all the work we can do and really, now it’s just up to me to figure out how to go fast with the World Superbike guys and be able to keep that speed going into the MotoAmerica races. So, yeah, I’m really looking forward to going to Laguna. It’s a track I like a lot. It’s going to be a blast.”

The MotoAmerica Superbike races at Laguna Seca will be aired on FS2 Saturday, July 13, at 8:00 p.m. ET and Sunday, July 14, at 6:00 p.m. ET. You can also stream all the action live on MotoAmerica Live+ starting at 12:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, July 13 and 12:15 a.m. ET on Sunday, July 14. To subscribe to the live streaming click here:

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Kyle Wyman will be on the KWR Ducati this weekend at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca with sponsorship from Cycle Gear.

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The KWR Ducati team heads to Laguna Seca this coming weekend along the WorldSBK series for the 6th round of the MotoAmerica Superbike championship. Kyle will ride the #33 Ducati Panigale V4 R title sponsored by Cycle Gear with secondary sponsor SC Project Exhaust.

After a tough weekend at Utah Motorsports Campus, Wyman is looking to make good on lessons learned in the first half of the season on the new Panigale V4 R, and after testing at Inde Motorsports Ranch this past week, is feeling confident that new setup and parts will bring the Cycle Gear Ducati closer to the front at Laguna Seca.

“With the big break between Utah and Laguna, I’ve been working hard on the bike in Arizona and putting in some laps out at Inde,” Wyman said. “I’m super excited to have Cycle Gear on board as our title sponsor again this year and I can’t thank those guys enough for stepping in and believing in this program.”

With MotoAmerica running along the WorldSBK series at Laguna, it offers an opportunity for KWR to cooperate further with the Ducati Corse Factory Team and continue a strong relationship that has helped Wyman get up to speed on the Panigale. KWR will be receiving a Superbike-spec engine from the Corse department at the track which will offer significant performance upgrades to the KWR team, who have been running a stock spec engine for the entirety of 2019 up to this point.

“Jumping into this program with a new bike happened so late, that this season has been a step-by-step development process,” Wyman said. “We have been tending to problems as they arise, and tackling them one by one. We still have some steps to make in the handling department, which will hopefully be helped with some consultation with the WorldSBK team this weekend, but we are getting closer and being able to throw in a full Superbike spec engine to kick off the second half of the season will also help us tremendously. Expectations are high and I look forward to putting in a good showing for the Cycle Gear guys and all of our supporters.”

Cycle Gear will have their Mega Tent at the Laguna Seca event this weekend with special event pricing on a wide variety of products, including 6D Helmets and Alpinestars gear, partners and protectors of Kyle Wyman and the KWR Ducati Team. Wyman will also be attending a Cycle Gear Fan Party at their San Jose location, Thursday evening July 11th from 5pm-8pm to sign autographs and mingle with fans.

“Our partnership with KWR continues to grow,” said Andy Johnson, Sr. Director of Business Development for Cycle Gear, Inc.. “Kyle continues to be a tremendous ambassador for the Cycle Gear brand, as well as his safety partners in Alpinestars and 6D Helmets. We are proud to support him as title sponsor for the Laguna Seca round. We are also happy to announce that Kyle will be attending our Grand Opening of a new store in Manchester, New Hampshire on July 20th. There couldn’t have been better timing to help Kyle and his pursuit of success aboard the beastly Ducati Panigale V4 R.”

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