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Yoshimura Suzuki and Yamalube/Westby race teams to visit RevZilla

Aug 17, 2017

Some of the fastest roadracers in North America will visit the RevZilla Gear Showroom on Wednesday, Sept. 6 for the MotoAmerica Warm-Up Lap, powered by Yoshimura and RevZilla, ahead of the next-to-last round of the MotoAmerica series. There are several ways you can participate.

The event will feature Yoshimura Suzuki Racing team riders Toni Elias and Roger Hayden and Yamalube/Westby Racing team riders Mathew Scholtz and Nolan Lamkin. If you're in the Philadelphia area, this is a chance to meet the riders and get a close look at the Suzuki GSX-R1000 Superbikes Elias and Hayden ride and the Yamaha YZF-R1 that Scholtz has put solidly in first place in the Bazzazz Superstock 1000 class. The teams will have their custom haulers on site and team owner Tryg Westby will also join us.

Roger Hayden
Roger Hayden. Photo by Brian J. Nelson.
Toni Elias
Toni Elias. Photo by Brian J. Nelson.

Mathew Scholtz
Mathew Scholtz. Photo by Brian J. Nelson.
If you're not close enough to join us in person, follow along via Facebook Live or Instagram Stories. We'll be talking to the riders and rolling out some orange carpet hospitality.

You can also participate right now by submitting the questions you'd like to ask the racers. Whether you want to ask Roger about life in a family of pro racers or ask Toni about that famous time he chased down Valentino Rossi at Estoril and beat him by 0.002 seconds (helping another Hayden win a world championship), we'll choose from questions submitted in the comments section here and on RevZilla social media to ask the riders.

Yoshimura Suzuki autograph session
The lines at the autograph sessions show just how popular Roger Hayden and Toni Elias are this year. Photo by Lance Oliver.

These riders are among the hottest racers in North America right now. Elias is leading the MotoAmerica Superbike class and Scholtz has steadily pulled away from the competition in Bazzazz Superstock 1000.

In addition to the race teams, Bell Helmets and Sena Communications will be at the event. You'll have a chance to demo a new Bell Race Star helmet and talk to Sena experts about their Bluetooth communicators or get a firmware upgrade.

We'll also be raffling off free prizes, such as a Yoshimura slip-on exhaust, Dunlop tires, a Sena 20S system, a Bell Star helmet and more.

RevZilla Gear Showroom
Come by for the MotoAmerica Warm-Up Lap and check out the goods in the RevZilla Gear Showroom while you're here. RevZilla photo.

The activity takes place from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 6, before the teams continue on to New Jersey Motorsports Park for the next-to-last round of the MotoAmerica series this year. Join us if you can. The RevZilla Gear Showroom is located at ZLA world headquarters, 4020 S. 26th Street, Philadelphia.