South African Mathew Scholtz, currently leading the SuperGP Champions Trophy points standings, will join Yamalube/Westby Racing to contest the final three rounds of the 2016 MotoAmerica AMA/FIM North American Motorcycle Road Racing Championship in the Superstock 1000 class.

Scholtz, who has international experience in the Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup Championship and the Spanish CEV, German IDM, and FIM World Supersport Championships will be riding a Yamaha YZF-R1 with his first competitive outing taking place from 23 to 25 June at Utah Motorsports Campus in Tooele, UT. This will be followed by events at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in July and at New Jersey Motorsports Park in September.

Scholtz, who stood in for the injured Sheridan Morais at Road America and Barber Motorsports Park in the Superstock 1000 class, currently lies 10th in the in the championship standings after two podium finishes.

Mathew says that racing in the MotoAmerica Championship, and aboard the Yamalube/Westby Racing R1 Superstock 1000 machine, is a dream come true for him.

“It’s an honor for me to join such a prestigious and well-known team as Yamalube/Westby Racing,” Mathew said. “I’ve had a chance to meet everyone on the team, and I already know that the Yamalube/Westby Racing R1 is brilliant, so I am very much looking forward to competing aboard the bike beginning at Utah. Although I’ve never raced at Utah Motorsports Campus, I’m confident that we will be battling with the boys up front. I know that the team has not had the easiest of seasons so far, but I will be giving it my all for the remainder of the 2016 MotoAmerica season to help bring the team and their many fans the results they deserve.”