After taking home the win at New Jersey Motorsports Park, Shane Narbonne fights through a broken shifter at Homestead Miami but still finishes the race in 6th place. Fan favorite Jake Holden plans to finish out the season with M.O.B racing in New Orleans.
NEWS September 25, 2012
Photo by Brian J Nelson
Press release for M.O.B Racing provided by the Hasten Media Group.
(September 26, 2012) - The American Red Cross Devils showdown at New Jersey Motorsports park was were the M.O.B. Racing team took home their first win of the year as Shane Narbonne battled his way to the front of the pack in the AMA Pro Vance & Hines XR1200 Series. Carrying the momentum from their recent win, the team was excited about Homestead Miami until Narbonne’s shifter broke. Even with a broken shifter Shane managed to finish in 6th place.
Shane Narbonne said:
“My shifter tip broke off right away, and I rode the whole race using the shifter tip screw as my shifter, hoping it didn’t fall out, it even wore a hole through my Sidi boots. This team has done such a great job and I know we’ll be back strong for the NOLA round for sure!”
Lady luck continued to have her way with the M.O.B. Racing team when the same thing happened to Jake Holden. Holden had a plan to charge late in the race and as he started to make his move the shifter broke which led to issues with the down shift that the belt could not handle. The belt jumped off track and Holden’s day was over. Jake and M.O.B. Racing will take another shot at it when they team up at New Orleans for the final round of the season.
Eric Haugo who was racing the XR1200 class for the first time was able to produce a top 10 finish in his XR debut.
Team Owner Dennis Espinosa said: “We’re heading home to take a hard look at the issues that happened this weekend. At this time it doesn’t look like it’s something we could have prevented, it’s racing and parts break. If there is something we can do to prevent these issues you can believe that we will have it figured out before NOLA. Even with the bad luck we had, I’m really proud of the team; they hung in there and still gave it everything they had. Same goes for Shane and Jake, they were on their game but things happen.”
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