Round six of the 2020 MotoAmerica AMA/FIM North American Road Racing Championship starts this Friday at New Jersey Motorsports Park (NJMP) in Millville, New Jersey, and riders Mathew Scholtz and Cody Wyman, along with the entire Westby Racing team, are ready to race at one of their favorite tracks.
Mathew, who pilots the #11 Westby Racing Yamaha YZF-R1 Superbike, unfortunately had his five-race podium streak snapped when he finished just off the podium with a fourth-place result in Superbike race two at Ridge Motorsports Park two weeks ago. He is determined to start another podium streak, and there is no better place to start than at NJMP’s 12-turn, 2.25-mile Thunderbolt Raceway.
“The Jersey race has always been a track that’s been good to me in the past,” Mathew said. “The Ridge was a very good weekend for us, with improving the bike and just being that quick without having been there before. So, it’ll be good to be back on a familiar track. (Crew chief) Ed (Sullivan), (electronics specialist) Herschel (Auxier), and I have a very good idea of where we need to improve the bike. The more track time we have, the better we’ve been getting. I think, if there are one or two tracks where we can challenge (championship leader Cameron) Beaubier, this is definitely one of them. So, I’m very, very excited. The weather’s looking 50-50, but whether it’s rain or sun, I should have a decent pace at New Jersey. We’ll just take it as it comes, and I know what I need to do to put the Westby Racing R1 up at the front.”
Superbike Superpole is on Saturday at 11:15 a.m. Eastern. Superbike race one starts on Saturday at 3:10 p.m. Eastern and will be broadcast LIVE on FOX Sports 2 (FS2) and Eurosport, as well as streamed on MotoAmerica Live+. Superbike race two starts on Sunday, also at 3:10 p.m. Eastern with LIVE TV coverage on FOX Sports 1 (FS1) and Eurosport, plus it will be streamed on MotoAmerica Live+.
Westby Racing’s MotoAmerica Junior Cup rider Cody, who grew up in Western New York and now lives in Las Vegas, is excited to return to the Northeast, especially after recovering from the effects of a crash while testing at Ridge, which forced him to withdraw from both of the weekend’s races. Cody has returned to form and is excited to race the #34 Yamaha YZF-R3 this weekend.
“It was a long trip back from Washington, and I couldn’t be happier to get back to the East Coast,” Cody said. “New Jersey is a great track with a large fan base. It’ll be great to put on a show for the fans. I’ve done some oxygen therapy to help recover from my injury at Ridge, and I’m ready to go for the final few rounds. The team and I are determined to finish the season strong with some podium finishes.”
Junior Cup race one starts on Saturday at 4:10 p.m. Eastern, and race two is on Sunday at 2:15 p.m. Eastern. Both Junior Cup races will be streamed on MotoAmerica Live+, and they will also be broadcast back-to-back on September 15 via tape-delay on FOX Sports 2 (FS2) starting at 9:00 p.m. Eastern.
Watch Great Racing While Maintaining Your Social Distance
MotoAmerica and New Jersey Motorsports Park will have safety measures in place this weekend to help protect you, the riders and teams, MotoAmerica staff, and track personnel. There is plenty of room for you, your family, and/or your entire crew to enjoy professional motorcycle road racing at one of the country’s best racetracks.
Pick Up Some FREE Westby Racing Autographed Cards
Westby Racing has produced special, 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.
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