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Just Two Points Separate Jacobsen And Scholtz In Supersport Battle

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The Tight Supersport Title Chase Highlights This Weekend’s MotoAmerica Round At Ridge Motorsports Park In Washington

IRVINE, CA – June 26, 2024 – (Motor Sports NewsWire) – Only two points separate the top two in the 2024 MotoAmerica Supersport Championship as the series heads to Ridge Motorsports Park in Shelton, Washington, June 28-30, for round five. And those two are the two most experienced racers in the field – PJ Jacobsen and Mathew Scholtz.

Only two points separate Mathew Scholtz (11) and PJ Jacobsen (15) in the Supersport title chase

Only two points separate Mathew Scholtz (11) and PJ Jacobsen (15) in the Supersport title chase heading into Ridge Motorsports Park, June 28-30. Tyler Scott (70) is fifth in the point standings and is the only rider other than Scholtz and Jacobsen to win a Supersport race so far in 2024.
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The Supersport class will be one of four support classes racing this weekend with Stock 1000, Mission Super Hooligan National Championship and Royal Enfield Build. Train. Race. in addition to the two Steel Commander Superbike races.

Supersport – A Battle Of Veterans

Although it seems odd referring to Rahal Ducati Moto’s Jacobsen and Strack Racing’s Scholtz as veterans, they are. At least based on experience and not necessarily age.

Jacobsen, 30, and Scholtz, 32, have been at the game a long time and were both racing in the Superbike class a year ago. It’s hard to imagine one of them not winning this championship as they have combined to win seven of the eight races held so far as the series holds its fifth round this weekend in Washington.

Although Jacobsen leads the title chase by two points, Scholtz has won the most races – four to three – over Jacobsen. The difference in the point standings is in the non-podium finishes. Scholtz has one – a fourth – while Jacobsen has stood on the podium in all eight races.

The only other rider to win a race in 2024 is Vision Wheel M4 ECSTAR Suzuki’s Tyler Scott, but he has three non-finishes to go with his win and he’s mired back in fifth in the point standings.

Third in the championship is held by a third veteran – Jake Lewis. The Altus Motorsports-backed Kentuckian has earned points in every round, including two podium finishes. Thanks to the pace of the two ahead of him, however, he is 86 points behind.

N2 Racing/BobbleHeadMoto’s Blake Davis is fourth in the series standings, seven behind Lewis and 93 behind Jacobsen.

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