Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki’s Shimoda Heads Into Break with Solid Fourth-Place Finish2021-02-17 01:42
Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki’s Jo Shimoda closed out the opening rounds of the Eastern Regional 250SX class with a solid ride to fourth-place at Camping World Stadium. While torrential rains in the area looked to bring a mud race, the track dried out nicely for the evening. Shimoda’s consistency over the past seven rounds helped him enter the break sitting third in the championship standings with two rounds remaining for the east coast riders.
In his last effort before the 10-week break, Shimoda started the evening with a second in his heat race. When the gate dropped for the main, Shimoda wasn’t able to put his Kawasaki KX250 up at the front and was forced to make his way through the pack from 10th at the holeshot line. He made quick work of his competition and was into fourth just a few minutes later. Shimoda put in clean laps and finished 14 seconds ahead of fifth place.
“It would have been nice to land on the podium one more time before the break, but I am still happy with how I rode,” said Shimoda. “Just needed a little bit better start. At the start of the day, we didn’t really know what kind of track we were going to get after all that rain so to leave healthy and third in the points is good.”
**The next race takes place in Orlando on Saturday, February 20, and will be broadcast LIVE at 7:00 p.m. ET on Peacock and NBC Sports.
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250SX Class Eastern Regional Main Event Results - Orlando East
Jett Lawrence (Honda)
Colt Nichols (Yamaha)
Christian Craig (Yamaha)
Jo Shimoda (Kawasaki)
Mitchell Oldenburg (Honda)
Joshua Varize (KTM)
Kevin Moranz (KTM)
Joshua Osby (Honda)
Hunter Schlosser (Yamaha)
Logan Karnow (Kawasaki)
250SX Class Eastern Region Points Standings
Colt Nichols (Yamaha), 166
Christian Craig (Yamaha), 158
Jo Shimoda (Kawasaki), 138
Jett Lawrence (Honda), 128
Joshua Osby (Honda), 103
Michael Mosiman (GasGas), 97
Mitchell Oldenburg (Honda), 91
Joshua Varize (KTM), 81
Thomas Do (KTM), 74
Grant Harlan (Honda), 71
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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