Mathew Scholtz Is Coming Into “The Attitudes” With An Attitude Of His Own: Winning2018-07-22 09:10
Round 6 of the 2018 MotoAmerica Superbike Championship gets under way this Friday at Utah Motorsports Campus in Tooele, Utah. And, at the 3.048-mile, 15-turn high-desert track that features the tricky left-right-left series of turns known as “The Attitudes,” Mathew Scholtz and the Yamalube/Westby Racing team are bringing their winning attitude that was girded by top-five finishes at WeatherTech Laguna Seca during the previous MotoAmerica round, followed by a summer break that gave the “Durban Dynamo” a new perspective and renewed optimism heading into the second half of the season.
“After our solid race weekend at Laguna, I went to Colorado to spend some time with (good friend and fellow MotoAmerica Superbike rider) Cam Petersen and our girlfriends at a house that Cam rented,” Mathew said. “It was a great time. Very relaxing, and we saw some beautiful scenery. But now, it’s back to business, and I can’t wait to get to Utah Motorsports Campus, which is a track I really like because it’s fast and flowing, and it favors the setup of my #11 Yamalube/Westby Racing Yamaha R1 Superbike. We’ve got the bike dialed in to the new Dunlop 200/60 rear tire that was introduced at Road America, and we’re ready to race.”
Mathew is currently fourth in the 2018 MotoAmerica Superbike Championship and just six points out of third with 5 rounds and 10 races left in the season. “We’ve got half the races left in the Championship,” added Mathew. “The bike is set up to win, and that’s exactly what we intend to do this weekend in Utah.”
Superbike Qualifying Practice sessions begin on Friday, and Superbike Superpole (Qualifying) is on Saturday at 11:30 AM Mountain Time. Superbike Race 1 will go green on Saturday at 3:30 PM Mountain, and Superbike Race 2 is on Sunday also at 3:30 PM Mountain.
Meet Mathew, Get An Autographed Poster, And More
Mathew will be available for autographs at the Yamalube/Westby Racing transporter in the Utah Motorsports Campus paddock during the Dunlop Paddock Autograph Session on Saturday from 12 to 12:45 PM. The Dunlop Hot Pit Walk & Autograph Session, scheduled for 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM Sunday on pit lane at UMC, is another great opportunity to meet Mathew. He’ll be handing out free, autographed posters and other team items, and you can also get your picture taken with him.
Check Out The Yamalube/Westby Racing Sponsor Showcase
Evol Technology, Lacomoto Bodywork, Pro-Bolt Fasteners, and Speedcell Technologies 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.
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