Editorial note: The provisional result of the first race is enough for Josh Herrin to clinch the 2022 MotoAmerica Supersport Championship.
Plus, according to a press release issued by Ducati North America:
Josh Herrin Wins 2022 MotoAmerica Supersport Championship
A second-place finish for Herrin at New Jersey Motorsports Park seals the deal in the title
Sunnyvale, California, September 10, 2022 — Josh Herrin (Warhorse HSBK Racing Ducati NYC) wrote his name in the MotoAmerica history books today with a second-place finish in race one at New Jersey Motorsports Park, winning his first MotoAmerica Supersport Championship with Ducati.
The Californian entered the weekend with a 76 point advantage over Yamaha’s Rocco Landers and only needed to finish ahead of Landers in race one to claim the title. With Landers taking third place in race one, Herrin became a three-time AMA-sanctioned National Road Race Champion and will now be known as the first rider in the world to win a National Championship for Ducati Motor Holdings on the Ducati Panigale. V2.
Herrin’s season has been marked by unerring consistency. A first-time double win at Road Atlanta set the tone for the 2022 season, with four straight victories at The Ridge and Laguna Seca swinging the title firmly in his and Ducati’s favor.
In total, Herrin had finished on the podium in all races at the helm one, when he finished fourth in race one at VIRginia International Raceway – an incredible record considering the competitiveness of the MotoAmerica Supersport field.
Herrin will now turn his attention to the final three races of the season starting tomorrow at New Jersey Motorsports Park as he tries to put an exclamation point on what has been a dominant first season in red with Ducati.
2022 MotoAmerica Supersport Championship (from the first race at New Jersey Motorsports Park)
P1 – Josh Herrin (Ducati) 329
P2 – Rocco Landers (Yamaha) 249
P3 – Tyler Scott (Suzuki) 192
P4 – Benjamin Smith (Yamaha) 134
P5 – Josh Hayes (Yamaha) 123
Josh Herrin (HSBK Racing Ducati NYC Ducati Warhorse – #2): “I’m super happy to wrap up the title today,” said Herrin. “That was our goal this weekend – we had to finish ahead of Rocco Landers to win the championship and luckily we were able to do that. It was a tough fight and it wasn’t something easy. Now we We can go into the last three races with that weight on our shoulders and have fun It will be interesting to see how the weather will be tomorrow with the rain forecast, but either way I’m looking forward to a few stress free races and then go home and spend time with family and let it all sink in.
The second race for MotoAmerica Supersport from New Jersey Motorsports Park will go green on Sunday, September 11 at 1:20 p.m. EDT.