Shawnee, OK (August 12, 2019) – Celtic HSBK Racing had a successful weekend with Rider PJ Jacobsen at the MotoAmerica Cycle Gear Championship of Sonoma. Landing on the box twice and finishing the weekend on the top step the team walks away ready for their next round in Pittsburgh.
It was a two day event making for a fast and furious weekend. Saturday during practice 1, PJ ran the fastest times in the SuperSport class. Later that day during qualifying, PJ continued to improve his lap times. While on his last flying lap he encountered lap traffic and ultimately earned the fourth spot on the grid putting him on the second row. That afternoon in Race 1, there was a red flag early in the race and the race went from 19 to 12 laps. PJ ran a good clean race, but didn’t have the pace to keep up with the race leaders and finished in 3rd.
The team went into Sunday with changes to the bike setup and race strategy. During race 2, PJ worked his way to the front of the pack passing at the most difficult corner of the track repeatedly picking off opponents one by one. By the end of the race he had built over an 8 second lead on second place finisher Bobby Fong. The team was ecstatic to see the bike and rider run such an impressive race.
The team looks forward to the next supersport round at Pittsburgh International Race Complex later this month. It is a track PJ has tested at and will be able to show the full potential of rider and bike.
Special thank you to Rainbow AG & STIHL USA as well as our season sponsors to Bickle Tire Warmers, BrakeTech, Competition Werkes, Cox Racing, Drippinwet.com, Eazi-Grip, Evol Technology, Fast Frank Racing, Ferodo, Full Spectrum, GB Racing, HVAC Construction, Jap4performance, MotionPro, MWR Filters, Nitro Lubricants, RaceSeats, REV’IT, Samco Sport, Spiegler Performance Parts, STM Clutches, SunStar Chain & Sprockets, Yamaha USA, and Zero Gravity