FOOTHILL RANCH, CA – September 14, 2016 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – Bobby Fong and the Latus Motors Racing Kawasaki team arrived at New Jersey Motorsports Park this weekend for the final round of the 2016 AMA/FIM MotoAmerica series looking to earn second place in the series championship aboard his Ninja® ZX™-10R.
The No. 50 Ninja ZX-10R qualified second on the grid, a position that allowed Fong to execute his game plan to get out front early and stay there until the finish. The first race got underway in brutally hot conditions, but Fong was able to save himself until the fight at the finish. As he took the white flag Fong sat third. He immediately made the pass for second and then grabbed the lead just before the checkered flag, giving Fong the Superstock win and fifth overall.
At the beginning of the second race Fong knew exactly what it was going to take to win, launching off the line and quickly cementing himself among the Superbikes, well ahead of the rest of the Superstock field. Fong held that position for the length of the race, comfortably taking the Superstock win and fourth overall. His double victory moved Fong into second place in the Superstock Championship.
“Bookending the season with another double win gives me a gigantic confidence boost,” said Fong. “I didn’t start the weekend where I wanted but I pushed through it and qualified second. The first race was a battle to the bitter end in sweltering heat, I can’t tell you how good it felt to make two passes on the last lap and take the win. In the second race I was done messing around, got up front with the Superbikes and stayed there for the whole race. Taking my second double win of the season is great and it put me second in the championship which is even better. I had a great year and can’t wait for 2017. Now I’m off to compete in this weekend’s race at EuroSpeedway Lausitz in Germany, where I will be filling in for a Kawasaki Superstock 1000 team. My goal for the weekend is to be the top Kawasaki Superstock rider on the track and continue to show the world what an awesome bike the Ninja is.”
Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A. (KMC) markets and distributes Kawasaki motorcycles, ATVs, side x sides, and Jet Ski® watercraft through a network of approximately 1,100 independent retailers, with close to an additional 7,700 retailers specializing in general purpose engines. KMC and its affiliates employ nearly 3,100 people in the United States, with approximately 260 of them located at KMC’s Foothill Ranch, California headquarters.
Source: Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A.