MotoAmerica heads to the Pittsburgh International Race Complex, August 25-27 for the first time ever with Toni Elias leading the way.
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Pittsburgh Here We Come! The MotoAmerica Series Visits Pittsburgh Int’l Race Complex
COSTA MESA, CA (August 23, 2017) – They say you never forget the first time and if that’s the case then a lot of people will remember round eight of the 2017 MotoAmerica Series as it takes place this weekend, August 25-27, for the first-time ever at the Pittsburgh International Race Complex on the outskirts of Pittsburgh in Wampum.
Anticipation for the Pittsburgh round has been high since it was first penciled in on the 2017 schedule. The reasons are plentiful: If you’re a racer, there’s nothing quite like learning and racing on a new track. For teams, there is the intrigue of the unknown as they work hard to find the “perfect” set up for their motorcycles. And for fans… well for many this will be the first time they’ve experienced MotoAmerica up close and personal. Bring on the memories.
While this week’s arrival in Pittsburgh marks the first National-level road race for the track, Friday’s laps won’t be the first turned by MotoAmerica racers at Pittsburgh International Race Complex. Several of the top teams and riders tested at the track back in May and most of them came away impressed. Yamalube/Westby Racing’s Mathew Scholtz was the talk of the test when he circulated faster than anyone during the two-day shakedown on his Bazzaz Superstock 1000-spec Yamaha YZF-R1. Naturally, he was a fan of the track.
“I love it,” said Scholtz, who hails from South Africa. “It’s a really fun track – some faster corners, it’s undulating. A lot of guys have been complaining about the safety aspects of it, but we go to circuits that are …read more