Injured Fong Hoping For More At NJMP

Bobby Fong had a strong weekend at the Ridge, despite racing with an injured left hand/wrist. Photo By Brian J. Nelson

M4 ECSTAR Suzuki’s Bobby Fong is hopeful that his injured left hand/wrist will benefit from the 11 days off the motorcycle after the Californian turned in two strong performances at the Ridge Motorsports Park this past weekend.

“Hopefully, it will be better,” Fong said on Sunday in Washington. “I’m just going to baby this thing. I’ve been doing a lot more cycling for my training these days anyways. Obviously with COVID going on and stuff like that, I haven’t been to the gym anyways. Just stay on the bicycle and keep off my hand and try to get plenty of rest.”

Fong ended up with a pair of thirds in the two races at the Ridge, despite the pain from injuries he suffered in his PittRace crash on August 8. Fong didn’t do himself any favors with a crash at the Ridge on Friday morning “maybe stretching some ligaments or something” in the wrist.

Fong persevered in the races, finishing 8.9 seconds behind double race winner Cameron Beaubier on Saturday and 3.7 seconds behind Beaubier on Sunday. His best lap came in Sunday’s race, a 1:41.170 compared to his 1:41.674 on Saturday.

Fong failed to score points at PittRace with his Saturday race crash leading to him pulling out of Sunday’s race early.