According to Swap Moto Live, Pro Circuit Kawasaki Jo Shimoda sustained a broken collarbone and will miss the start of 250sx East Coast Houston Round1 next week.
This is yet another blow for the Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki team, who lost Austin Forkner at round one of 2023 Monster Energy Supercross and lost Seth Hammaker (their second rider for the 250SX East campaign) earlier this week.
With Jett Reynolds out until 2023 Pro Motocross begins, Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki are left with no riders for 250SX East. Carson Mumford was already drafted in, as a fill-in rider for the injured Forkner in 250SX West, but he too has only just started riding after an injury. Rumor is out that Chris Blose has spoken to Mitch Payton about a potential fill-in role, but there is nothing concrete there yet. The team is currently represented by Cameron McAdoo in 250SX West, who sits third in the championship standings after two rounds of competition.
Here is the post on Swap Moto’s IG:
“We just heard some horrible news. Seems @joshimoda suffered a broken collarbone yesterday and will miss the start of the Eastern Regional 250 SX Champonship. This is in the heels of @sethhammaker’s broken wrist announcement, and leaves @pcraceteam with no racers for the East. Will they move West fill-in rider @carsonmumford East? Get well soon, guys!”
We will have more once it is reported by the team.
According to SwapMoto, Shimoda broke his collarbone yesterday. Wow. Poor Mitch— Steve Matthes (@pulpmx) January 27, 2023