Westby Racing team owner and patriarch Tryg Westby (right) has been a fixture in the MotoAmerica paddock since the series began in 2015. Photo by Brian J. Nelson.

Citing personal health issues, Tryg Westby, owner of Westby Racing, has made the difficult decision to dissolve the team, effective immediately. The announcement was made today by Westby himself.

Westby enjoys the celebration on the top step of the Superbike podium with his long-time rider Mathew Scholtz. Photo by Brian J. Nelson.

“This is one of the toughest decisions I’ve had to make in my entire life,” Westby said. “I’ve been dealing with a lot of health issues over the past few years, and it’s been getting more and more difficult for me to get to the races. So, after a lot of careful thought, I’ve decided to conclude our long run as an AMA and MotoAmerica race team.

“I started this team with my son Dane, and after he passed, we continued to run the team as an answer to ‘WWDD?,’ which is ‘What Would Dane Do?’ Well, the answer to that was to keep racing because we had unfinished business that we started with Dane. But, now, due to my health, it’s time to close this chapter of the Westby legacy.

“I want to personally thank all the riders, crew members, staff members, sponsors, and team partners—especially Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A.—who have worked with us over the years. We had a lot of success and good times together. I wish everyone well in their next endeavors, and I also want to thank MotoAmerica for allowing us to be part of their excellent road racing series.”

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