Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki’s Shimoda Back on Podium With Career-Best Finish of Second2021-02-09 02:11
Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki’s Jo Shimoda earned his second podium of the season, this time one step higher on the podium in second at the final round hosted at Lucas Oil Stadium. The finish was a career-best and he rose in the championship standings to third.
Shimoda started the day feeling comfortable with the track, qualifying fourth. He took that comfort and showed confidence in his heat where he caught and tried to pass for the lead, but got pushed too far over on the rhythm lane and hit a tough block. Shimoda still finished third in the heat and was ready to put in a great effort in the main event.
When the gate dropped, Shimoda shot out to a fourth-place start and quickly made it up to third on the second lap. He was patient for a few laps before passing into second, maintaining that position for the remainder of the race with a seven-second gap over third.
“My last podium didn’t really feel like I deserved it because of the circumstances, but this time I passed into second and rode a good race,” said Shimoda. “I can’t control what goes on in front of me or behind me. I just have to ride my race and put in my best effort. I’m really happy to be back up here and hope we can do it again in Orlando.”
**The next race takes place in Orlando on Saturday, February 13, and will be broadcast LIVE at 7:30 p.m. ET on Peacock and NBC Sports.
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250SX Class Eastern Regional Main Event Results - Indianapolis 3
Christian Craig (Yamaha)
Jo Shimoda (Kawasaki)
Colt Nichols (Yamaha)
Mitchell Oldenburg (Honda)
Jett Lawrence (Honda)
Joshua Osby (Honda)
Hunter Sayles (KTM)
Devin Simonson (Kawasaki)
Thomas Do (KTM)
Luke Neese (Kawasaki)
250SX Class Eastern Region Points Standings
Colt Nichols (Yamaha), 143
Christian Craig (Yamaha), 137
Jo Shimoda (Kawasaki), 119
Jett Lawrence (Honda), 102
Michael Mosiman (GasGas), 97
Joshua Osby (Honda), 88
Mitchell Oldenburg (Honda), 73
Thomas Do (KTM), 65
Grant Harlan (Honda), 64
Joshua Varize (KTM), 64
About Pro Circuit
Based in Corona, Calif., Pro Circuit Products, Inc. is a leader in off-road motorcycle and ATV exhausts and aftermarket performance parts. Started in 1978, Pro Circuit is the go to shop for recreational riders and professionals for everything from suspension work to complete engine packages and everything in between.
Created by former desert racer Mitch Payton, Pro Circuit proves its products and services week-in and week-out through its tagline “We Race.” Every product that dons the Pro Circuit stamp stems from the legendary Pro Circuit race team. A staple in the professional paddock, Pro Circuit Racing has earned 31 AMA championships and more than 275 race wins in more than 30 years of competition.
Source: Next Level Sports Management
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