“Finish Strong” Is The Mantra For Mathew Scholtz And Westby Racing This Weekend At MotoAmerica’s Season-Ender2019-09-18 10:48
The 10th and final round of the 2019 MotoAmerica Superbike Championship begins on Friday at Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Alabama, and Mathew Scholtz and the Westby Racing team are determined to finish out the season with two podium results on Barber’s 2.38-mile, 17-turn road course.
It’s a track on which Mathew has had a lot of success, highlighted by his historic 2017 Superbike race victory aboard his #11 Westby Racing Yamaha YZF-R1 when the bike was in Superstock 1000 trim.
Currently ranked sixth in the 2019 Superbike standings, Mathew and the team have a good chance to move up to fifth and possibly even fourth in the rankings, depending on how things go in the two Superbike races at Barber.
“It’s been a bit of a tough season for us coming to grips with the new Superbike electronics,” admitted Mathew. “But, we’ve made progress all season long. Our results at the last couple of rounds have been more where we expect to be, especially finishing on the podium in race two at New Jersey. We’d like to get a couple more podiums this weekend and hopefully move up a position or two in the final Championship standings. The track at Barber has been repaved, so that could be a bit of an equalizer. The advantage goes to the teams that can adapt the quickest and best to the new surface, make the right tire choices, and manage tire life. I’ve got full confidence in the Westby team and myself that we can face these unknowns and use them to our advantage.”
Superbike race one will go green on Saturday at 3 PM Central Time, and Superbike race two is on Sunday also at 3 PM Central Time. Both races will be broadcast on FOX Sports 2 (FS2) and streamed on MotoAmerica Live+.
Meet Mathew, Get An Autographed Poster, And More
On Saturday from 12 to 12:45 PM, Mathew will be available for autographs at the Westby Racing transporter in the Barber Motorsports Park paddock during the Dunlop Paddock Autograph Session. The Dunlop Hot Pit Walk & Autograph Session, which takes place on pit lane at Barber on Sunday from 11 to 11:45 AM, 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, as well as with Lacy Contreras, the Westby Racing brand ambassador.
Check Out The Westby Racing Sponsor Showcase
Beta Tools, Livengood Motor Sports, SBS Brakes, Superbike Unlimited LLC, Vigilante Associates, and Yoshimura R&D of America, Inc. 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.
The 2019 Westby Racing Golden Ticket Winner Will Be At Barber
Natasha Nelson is the 2019 Westby Racing Golden Ticket Winner, and she and her husband Graeme Pawson will be at Barber Motorsports Park all weekend long as she collects her prizes, hangs out with Mathew and the Westby Racing team, and enjoys the experience of a lifetime.
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