The following press release is from the Yamalube/Westby Racing team…
The MotoAmerica Superbike Championship of Texas starts this Friday at the Circuit of The Americas (COTA) in Austin, Texas, and Mathew Scholtz and the Yamalube/Westby Racing team are looking to carry the momentum from last weekend’s Road Atlanta Superpole win and double-podium race results into the Lone Star State where they will compete on the world stage during this weekend’s Red Bull Grand Prix of The Americas.
Last year at COTA, Scholtz did the Texas Two-Step with two solid, second-place finishes in Superstock 1000 Race 1 and Race 2. And, now that he’s aboard the #11 Yamalube/Westby Racing/Yamaha YZF-R1 in thoroughbred Superbike trim for 2018, he is hoping to keep his string of podium finishes going.
“This past weekend at Road Atlanta far exceeded my expectations, so, coming off the Superpole and the two podiums we achieved, our confidence is high,” Scholtz said. “We showed, right from the start, that we can be competitive in Superbike. COTA is kind of a point-and-shoot track that favors acceleration out of the tight corners, which is a strength of the Yoshimura Suzuki team, who have done so well there. But, our bike from last year to now has come a long way, and we’re definitely looking forward to seeing how we match up at COTA this year. Also, being able to race at the same venue and during the same weekend that the MotoGP boys will be in Texas makes everything extra-special.”
Superbike Superpole (Qualifying) is on Friday at 5 p.m. Central Time, Superbike Race 1 will go green on Saturday at 4:15 p.m Central Time, and Superbike Race 2 is on Sunday at 3:45 p.m. Central Time.
Meet Mathew And Get An Autographed Poster
On Thursday night, from 6 to 7 PM, be sure to stop by Woods Fun Center at 11405 North I-35 in Austin. Mathew will be there to meet fans, sign autographs, and give away posters.
Mathew will also be available for autographs at the Yamalube/Westby Racing team transporter in the MotoAmerica Paddock this Saturday morning from 12:30 to 1:15 PM.
Check Out The Yamalube/Westby Racing Sponsor Showcase
Jorco Group Inc. and Miami Thread will be the featured team sponsors on display in the Yamalube/Westby Racing paddock area, so be sure to stop by to say hello and learn about some of the companies that support the team.
For more updates about Yamalube/Westby Racing, including news, photos, and videos, visit http://www.WestbyRacing.com