Matt Scholtz Joins Strack Racing for the 2024 MotoAmerica Season

March 18, 2024Press Release

The following article was not written by Speed Trap Magazine Staff

From Strack Racing…

Strack Racing is proud to reveal its transformation from Squid Hunter Racing. With support from Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A., Strack Racing will continue as a prominent force in the MotoAmerica Supersport Championship. Key to this strategic evolution are the additions of Mathew Scholtz, who will take the helm of the Yamaha YZF-R6, and Ed Sullivan, who will serve as Crew Chief, marking a new chapter of growth for the team.

Mathew Scholtz joins a well-prepared and focused team, ready to leverage his extensive experience from Superbike racing in the Supersport category. His readiness to compete under the Strack Racing banner is expected to bring competitive energy and aim for high achievements.

“It is with great pleasure that I will be competing in the Motoamerica Supersport Championship with Strack Racing,” Scholtz said. “I have to say a huge thank you to Peter Strack and his wife Jessica, who were there for me when I had no ride. I am determined to repay them for their confidence in me. I would also like to thank Yamaha. I have been with them since 2015 when I moved up to the Superbike class in South Africa, and now, I will ride the YZF-R6 in MotoAmerica. Finally, to the MotoAmerica series, the staff, and everyone who reached out to me, it is truly appreciated and something I won’t forget. I am excited for this new chapter. The season is fast approaching, and I’m champing at the bit to get out on the track and show what we are made of.”

The addition of Ed Sullivan as Crew Chief means incorporating strategic expertise into a team environment that’s already performing at a high level. His role is anticipated to enhance the team’s preparation and execution.

Peter Strack, Team Owner of Strack Racing, shared his appreciation: “Transforming our team into Strack Racing with Yamaha’s support signifies a key milestone in our progress. We’re thankful for Yamaha’s trust in our direction. Incorporating Mathew Scholtz and Ed Sullivan into our skilled team boosts our confidence, leaving us well-prepared and hopeful for the achievements ahead.”

Strack Racing invites fans, sponsors, and the motorcycle racing community to join in the excitement for this MotoAmerica Supersport season. 

About Strack Racing

Under the leadership of Team Owner and CEO Peter Strack, Strack Racing has established itself as a competitive force in the MotoAmerica Supersport series. For the 2024 season, Mathew Scholtz will pilot the Yamaha YZF-R6, and Ed Sullivan will be the Crew Chief. Alongside Team Manager and Co-owner Jessica Strack, Strack Racing’s strength is further enhanced by the specialized skills of Lead Mechanic Jordan Strange, Second Mechanic Josh Canup, Tire Scientist Ryan “RB” Banks, and Data Specialist Shawn Craine. Strack Racing is fundamentally devoted to reaching peak competitive performance and nurturing relationships within the road racing community, all driven by a shared passion for motorcycle racing.