What The Teams Say, Pre-Road America

Mathew Scholtz and the Westby Racing Yamaha team are ready for 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 a pretty long break since the Virginia round,” commented Mathew, “And that’s worked out well for me because I injured my shoulder at VIR, and it’s feeling much better now. I’m back to 100%, feeling good, and I’ve been training hard. Road America is where my American journey started in 2016, so the place is very special to me. We struggled slightly at Road America last year, but this year, it’s a whole different ball game for us. After the Virginia race, we learned a lot as far as what we needed to do with the software to make the bike better. Everyone is looking forward to getting back out on track, and with the three-day schedule, things will be back to normal this weekend. I’ll be racing hard to put the ‘gold bike’ at the front.”

Superbike Superpole is on Saturday at 11:15 AM Central, Superbike race one will go green on Saturday at 3 PM Central, and Superbike Race 2 is on Sunday also at 3 PM Central. Both races will be broadcast live on FOX Sports 2 (FS2), and streamed on MotoAmerica Live+.

 Sam, who competes in the MotoAmerica Junior Cup Championship aboard the #57 Westby Racing Yamaha YZF-R3, is excited to race for the very first time at Road America’s 4.05-mile, 14-turn natural road course.

“I’ve heard a lot about Road America, and I’m really looking forward to racing there,” Sam said. “I’m also looking forward to seeing all the fans.”

Junior Cup race one starts on Saturday at 1:10 PM Central, and Junior Cup race two is on Sunday also at 1:10 PM Central. MotoAmerica Junior Cup will be streamed via MotoAmerica Live+.

Meet Mathew and Sam, Get Some Autographed Posters, And More

Mathew and Sam will both be available for autographs at the Westby Racing transporter in the Road America paddock during the Dunlop Paddock Autograph Signing on Saturday from 12 to 12:45 PM. The Dunlop Hot Pit Walk, scheduled for 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM Sunday on pit lane at Road America, is another great opportunity to meet Mathew and Sam. They’ll be handing out free, autographed posters and other team items, and you can get your picture taken with them, as well as with Lacy Contreras, the Westby Racing brand ambassador.

Check Out The Westby Racing Sponsor Showcase

Evol Technology, MWR Air Filters, and EAZI-GRIP will be the featured team sponsors on display in the Westby Racing paddock area, so be sure to stop by to say hello and learn about some of the companies that support the team.

Fresh off his win at VIR, JD Beach is hoping for more success at Road America this weekend.

The following is from Attack Performance Estenson Racing…

Now that JD Beach has that first MotoAmerica Superbike win to his credit, the dirt track/road racer is hungry for more success this weekend at Road America, May 31 through June 2. Currently sitting third in the standings, 48 points behind the championship leader, Beach also looks to close the gap in the title chase aboard his Attack Performance Estenson Racing Yamaha YZF-R1 Superbike.

Although a couple of the American Flat Track rounds on the schedule got postponed due to weather, the Owensboro, Kentucky, resident has still been very busy with racing and testing. In addition to the So-Cal Half-Mile and a win at Steve Nace’s All Star race at the Springfield TT last weekend, Beach and his team found the time to do some Superbike testing in California. It was a productive test for the team, giving Beach extra confidence on top of his success at VIR and he looks to build on that at round four in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin.

JD Beach – No. 95 MotoAmerica Superbike

“Road America is a track that I enjoy a lot and it has a lot of really great fans, so it’s always a fun weekend. It’s also one of those weekends where you are always kind of guessing what the weather will do, but I think that kind of makes it a little bit more fun.

“After the last race I’m feeling really good. We did some testing with the Attack bike to figure out some things with the forks and I think that went really well. I know the whole team has been working hard on the bike to find a little bit more power for the long straights at Road America. I think it’s going to be a great weekend and I’m really looking forward to it.”

The MotoAmerica Superbike races at Road America will be aired on FS2 Saturday, June 1 at 8:00 p.m. ET and Sunday, June 2 at 6:00 p.m. ET. You can also stream all the action live on MotoAmerica Live+ starting at 10:00 a.m. ET on Saturday, June 1 and Sunday, June 2 at 10:15 a.m. ET. To subscribe to the live streaming, click here: https://www.motoamericaliveplus.com/

For more information about the event, click here: https://motoamerica.com/roadamerica-2/

Jake Gagne is back to full health for Road America.

The following is from Scheibe Racing…

The Wisconsin-based Scheibe Racing team didn’t have far to go this week to get to the rolling hills of the Northern Kettle Moraine in Elkhart Lake for round four of the MotoAmerica EBC Brakes Superbike Championship Series at Road America.

A favorite track for many riders in the paddock, this 4+ mile course of long straights and technical turns with heavy braking zones winding through rolling hills is an ideal environment for the Hayes Brakes equipped BMW S1000 RR. Team founder Steve Scheibe is optimistic about the bike’s potential. “Last year we were fast here with some of the highest speeds outside of the draft. Add to that the excellent stability under hard braking and the work we’ve done to improve the handling of the bike and I’m excited to see how we do here.”

Rider Jake Gagne is also in good spirits. “Road America is a fun, fast track with great fans and a long history. The RR is a fast bike, and I’m looking forward to riding it here. There’s always a huge, friendly crowd of spectators at this event, and one of the cool things about MotoAmerica, and especially this track, is how close to the teams they can get in the paddock.” The California native has been on the road since his sixth place finish in Race 1 at the last round at VIR, coaching dirt track schools on the East Coast and Midwest, spending last weekend at the Springfield Mile.

Wisconsin is also home to Scheibe Racing’s primary sponsor, Mequon based Hayes Performance Systems, and chain supplier Regina whose US Headquarters are in Oak Creek. “It’s a big weekend for our sponsors, friends, and families.” Scheibe noted. “We appreciate their support and we’re going to put on a good show.”

Scheibe Racing, founded by Steve Scheibe in 2001, is a Wisconsin based MotoAmerica Superbike team on a BMW S1000RR sponsored by: Hayes Brakes, VP Racing Lubricants, Akrapovic, Renthal Chainwheels, Regina Chains, and Alpha Racing.