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Yamalube/Westby Racing’s Mathew Scholtz Rolls A Pair Of Threes At VIRginia International Raceway

Alton, VAMay 6, 2018Climbing the podium and hoisting a trophy have become a regular occurrence for Yamalube/Westby Racing’s Mathew Scholtz. The South African phenom was on the MotoAmerica Superbike rostrum again on Sunday at VIRginia International Raceway with a third-place finish that matched his third-place result from Saturday.

Sunday’s race finish had Mathew and his #11 Yamaha YZF-R1 Superbike a little bit closer to the front of the field, where he took the checkers less than four seconds behind race winner Toni Elias at the end of the 23-lap feature event. It was a solid weekend for Mathew and the Yamalube/Westby Racing team as they maintained their second-place position in the Championship

“At first, I kind of thought that the second race was going to pan out like the first race did,” Mathew said. “(Josh) Herrin and I kind of got caught up in battling each other again, and Toni and Cameron were able to stretch out a gap on us. Today’s race, overall, was really positive for us. We made some changes to the bike overnight, and it was a pretty big step forward. So, overall, I’m very happy with the pair of third-place finishes this weekend, especially since we were able to hang onto our second-place position in the Championship.”

After a short break in the schedule, Round 4 of the 2018 MotoAmerica Superbike Championship will take place at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, on June 1 through 3.

MotoAmerica Superbike Standings

  1. Toni Elias – Suzuki – 138
  2. Mathew Scholtz – Yamaha – 103
  3. Cameron Beaubier – Yamaha – 103
  4. Josh Herrin – Yamaha – 75
  5. Jake Lewis – Suzuki – 55

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