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Jacobsen Vs. Scholtz As Supersport Series Heads To Wisconsin

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IRVINE, CA – May 30, 2024 – (Motor Sports NewsWire) – Rahal Ducati Moto’s PJ Jacobsen by no means breezed through the opening weekend of MotoAmerica Supersport racing, but he must have felt at least a bit comfortable after coming out of Road Atlanta with a clean sweep of the two races. But whatever comfort Jacobsen found in his Georgia domination may not be so cozy now as the series heads to Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, for round three of the series, May 31-June 2.

240530 Mathew Scholtz (11) and PJ Jacobsen have won all four of the MotoAmerica Supersport races held thus far in 2024

Mathew Scholtz (11) and PJ Jacobsen have won all four of the MotoAmerica Supersport races held thus far in 2024 and it’s put the pair atop the point standings. Photo by Brian J. Nelson

We can blame that on Strack Racing’s Mathew Scholtz.

Scholtz and his Yamaha YZF-R6 were third and fourth at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta, and both of those came after poor starts and a less than stellar qualifying performance meant he had to come from behind in both races. Scholtz cleaned that up, at least a bit, at Barber and he turned that into two impressive victories – the long-time MotoAmerica Superbike rider’s first wins in MotoAmerica Supersport.

Thus, with two rounds and four races in the rear-view mirror, Jacobsen (who was second in both races at Barber) has an 11-point lead on #11 Scholtz.

However, it’s much too soon to think of the series being a two-horse race. Far from it as a horde of riders are bunched together in the third through 13th spots in the series standings.

TopPro Racing Team’s Maxi Gerardo leads the bunch after his third- and fourth-place finishes at Barber after starting both races from pole position. Gerardo is 41 points behind Jacobsen and just two clear of N2 Racing/BobbleHeadMoto’s Blake Davis, who was fifth and third at Barber. Next comes Altus Motorsports’ Jake Lewis, five points behind Davis and three points ahead of Corey Alexander. Unfortunately, Alexander will miss the Barber round after breaking the wing portion of his ilium (the largest and uppermost bone in the hip) in the second race at Barber.

Equitea MV Agusta by MP13 Racing’s Roberto Tamburini had a solid outing at Barber, and he sits four points behind Alexander and nine head of Tytlers Cycle Racing’s Stefano Mesa. Then there’s TopPro Racing Team’s Alfonso Linares in ninth before we get to the young man many expected to fight for the title in 2024 –…

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