Mathew Scholtz And Westby Racing Bring Their Own Brand Of Black And Gold To Steelers Country This Weekend2019-08-21 10:00
Round eight of the 2019 MotoAmerica Superbike Championship starts this Friday at Pittsburgh International Race Complex (PittRace) in Wampum, Pennsylvania. Mathew Scholtz and his Westby Racing team are excited to race their black and gold #11 Yamaha YZF-R1 Superbike in the part of the country where black and gold are synonymous with winning.
Color schemes aside, PittRace is one of Mathew’s and the team’s favorite tracks on the schedule. The 2.78-mile, 19-turn road course suits both Mathew’s riding style and the razor-sharp handling for which the team’s #11 Yamaha R1 Superbike is renowned.
Last year at PittRace, Mathew finished third in Superbike race one and scored a fifth-place result in Sunday’s Superbike race two. He and the team are hoping for a pair of podium finishes this weekend.
“Pittsburgh has been a very good track for me in the past,” Mathew said. “It’s a tight and twisty circuit, which definitely suits me. (The previous round at) Sonoma was a very up-and-down weekend for us, but we did have a lot of positives that we were able to take from there. We’ve got a lot of ideas after seeing how the bike was behaving at Sonoma, so we just need to work on it from there. I’m going into this weekend with a different approach. Just take things a little more calmly. It’s a three-day event, so things will be happening at a slower pace with more time between practice sessions to get your head around things and get the bike dialed in. It should be a good weekend for us. I am looking forward to getting back out there and hoping to put the Westby bike back on the podium.”
Superbike Qualifying Practice sessions begin at 11:20 AM Eastern Time on Friday, and Superbike Superpole (Qualifying) is on Saturday at 11:15 AM Eastern Time. Superbike Race 1 will go green on Saturday at 3 PM Eastern Time, and Superbike Race 2 is on Sunday also at 3 PM Eastern Time. Both races will be broadcast live on FOX Sports 2 (FS2) and streamed on MotoAmerica Live+.
Meet Mathew, Get An Autographed Poster, And More
Mathew will be available for autographs at the Westby Racing transporter in the PittRace paddock during the Dunlop Paddock Autograph Signing on Saturday from 12 to 12:45 PM. The Dunlop Hot Pit Walk, scheduled for 12 to 12:45 PM Sunday on pit lane at PittRace, is another great opportunity to meet Mathew. He’ll be handing out free, autographed posters and other team items, and you can get your picture taken with him, as well as with Lacy Contreras, the Westby Racing brand ambassador.
Check Out The Westby Racing Sponsor Showcase
Beta Tools, Core Moto, G2 Ergonomics/Domino Racing, and Zero Gravity 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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