The following is from Westby Racing…
Round three of the 2020 MotoAmerica AMA/FIM North American Road Racing Championship starts this Friday at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta in Braselton, Georgia, and riders Mathew Scholtz and Cody Wyman, along with the entire Westby Racing team, are looking forward to racing on Road Atlanta’s 2.54-mile, 12-turn natural road course.
For the team’s Superbike rider Mathew Scholtz, competing in the MotoAmerica event this weekend is extra-special because the South African expatriate now lives in the Atlanta area and considers Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta to be his home track. Mathew is focused on putting his #11 Westby Racing Yamaha YZF-R1 up front for his many fans and friends who live in the area, as well as across the U.S., in South Africa, and around the world.
“I’m looking forward to this weekend and to get a little bit of redemption,” commented Mathew, who wasn’t satisfied with his results from rounds one and two at Road America in Wisconsin, despite his second-place finish in the first Superbike race of the year. “Road Atlanta is a home track for me, and also, (team manager Chuck Giacchetto’s) race shop is really close by. I have some local friends and neighbors who are coming, which gives me even more incentive to do well. Road Atlanta is a track that’s been really good to me in the past. It kind of favors my riding style and closely resembles the tracks that I raced on back in South Africa. I know that we’re capable of running up front, and I can’t wait to get out there and continue working on improving the Westby Racing R1 Superbike. Over the past couple of weeks, the guys have been working hard on the engine package, and I’ve been training exceptionally hard on the mountain bike and the motocross bike. We’re ready to put the bike up on the podium where it should be.”
Superbike Superpole is on Saturday at 11:15 AM Eastern, Superbike race one will go green on Saturday at 3:00 PM Eastern, and Superbike Race 2 is on Sunday also at 3:00 PM Eastern. Both races will be broadcast on FOX Sports 1 (FS1) and Eurosport, as well as streamed on MotoAmerica Live+.
The last time Westby Racing’s MotoAmerica Junior Cup rider Cody Wyman competed at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta was five years ago, so the native New Yorker who now lives in Las Vegas is especially glad to be reunited with a race course that he enjoys and to be racing for the Westby team aboard the #34 Yamaha YZF-R3.
Cody said, “It’s been a long few weeks since the previous round, so I am more than ready to get back to racing. I’ve been training in the heat at my house in Las Vegas to get ready for these back-to-back rounds. After the first two rounds at Road America—as much as I love racing in Wisconsin—I’m glad we’re going to a new racetrack. Road Atlanta is a racecourse that I’ve really liked in the past, and it’ll be great to race there again after five years away. It’s another one of those tracks with a very large fan base, and I’m looking forward to putting on a show for them. I really want to work on closing the gap to the front this weekend. It’s tough seeing the leaders get away early on, but it’s a long championship, and we’re still learning a lot about this Westby Racing Yamaha R3. Thank you to my team and sponsors for your continued support, and we’ll see you at the track!”
Junior Cup race one starts on Saturday at 4:00 PM Eastern, and Junior Cup race two is on Sunday at 2:00 PM Eastern. Both races will be broadcast via tape-delay on FOX Sports 2 (FS2). Check your local listings for FS2 airtimes. In addition, both Junior Cup races will be streamed on MotoAmerica Live+.
Watch Great Racing While Maintaining Your Social Distance
Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta is located on 750 acres of park-like surroundings in the rolling hills of Northeast Georgia, so you can watch Mathew, Cody, and the rest of the MotoAmerica racers while maintaining proper social distancing. There is plenty of room for you, your family and/or your entire crew to enjoy professional motorcycle road racing on one of the country’s best tracks.
Pick Up Some FREE Westby Racing Autograph Cards
Westby Racing has produced some limited-edition, autographed cards of Mathew and Cody, and they’ll be available next to the team transporter throughout the weekend, so swing by and pick one up while maintaining proper social distancing.