Brandon Paasch wins the 2022 Daytona 200!

Arai Athlete's Slingshot Strategy Secures Second Win

A view of Brandon Paasch, Arai athlete and motorcycle racer who use a slingshot maneuver to secure his second win in a row
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The Daytona 200’s defending champion has struck again for 2022 with the same slingshot move that won him the championship last year – and by golly, it worked. AGAIN. 

We have to say one thing: It takes guts to have patience, and if there’s one thing that’s got to be tough when topping speeds of over 200mp/h, it’s waiting to capitalize on a perfect moment without jumping the proverbial gun…especially considering that time moves so much slower when you’re in the zone. 

A view of Brandon Paasch, Arai athlete and motorcycle racer who use a slingshot maneuver to secure his second win in a row

In Brandon Paasch’s case, that same slingshot strategy and brilliant control won him a lead of 0.007 seconds, taking the podium as the next racer to win back-to-back since Danny Eslick’s 2014/2015 and 2017/2018 consecutive wins (according to SpeedSport). 

A view of Brandon Paasch, Arai athlete and motorcycle racer who use a slingshot maneuver to secure his second win in a row

As for the rest of the season, we’re told that there are a total of 140 racers that are registered for the circuit, with the breakdown as follows: 

Daytona 200: 50

Rolex 24: 46

Mission King Of The Baggers (KOTB): 19

Super Hooligans: 25

A view of Brandon Paasch, Arai athlete and motorcycle racer who use a slingshot maneuver to secure his second win in a row

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*Media sourced from Yahoo! Finance, DBNJ, RRW, GPOne and MotoAmerica*