Tryg Westby's Health Issues Force Closing of Westby Racing
Health Issues Lead To Dissolution Of Westby Racing

Tulsa, OK – December 15, 2023 – 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.

“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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