Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki’s Shimoda and Hammaker Head to Pacific Northwest for Round 8

2022-08-02 02:10
Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki’s Jo Shimoda and Seth Hammaker make their way back west for the annual stop in the Pacific Northwest for the Washougal National. Round 8 will showcase vastly different terrain than the riders have seen the past few rounds with the circuit nestled between tall trees that can provide its own unique challenges, but both Shimoda and Hammaker are bringing in momentum they want to keep up before the two-weekend break.

Shimoda is riding a four-race podium streak that he fully intends to continue in Washougal, Washington. The biggest piece that Shimoda will be focusing on is nailing his starts to give him a chance at being a fixture at the front from the beginning of the race. Hammaker had his starts dialed and will look to continue that trend this weekend. The team won’t be hosting Ryder DiFrancesco at Round 8 but he is scheduled to return after the break.
JULY 2022
Pro Motocross Championship

Washougal MX Park
Washougal, Washington

Broadcast Info
MAVTV & FloSports (LIVE)
Saturday, July 23
4:00 p.m. & 6:00 p.m. ET (250 motos)
Current Standings
Jo Shimoda - 3rd
Seth Hammaker - 6th

“It was another great result for Jo at Millville. He really took advantage of the restart in Moto 2 and executed his start perfectly. We didn't see the best of Seth at Millville. He had a good start in Moto 1 but didn't capitalize on it. We'll work on getting him to carry that speed through to the end of the moto this week. Ryder had a good day gaining more experience. He was able to keep a good pace longer into the motos at Millville, it was good to see. He will ride with Cameron, Seth, and Jett this week before heading to Loretta's.

“Washougal will see us back to just Jo and Seth racing. The riding conditions can get technical at Washougal, slippery ruts and shadows in the afternoon make it difficult. Both guys are well suited to those conditions. The bike setup will be similar to Millville, both tracks have steep long hills. We're all looking forward to racing in our own time zone.” - Iain Southwell, Team Manager.

Source: Next Level Sports Management

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