Troy Lee Designs Red Bull GASGAS Factory Racing’s Pierce Brown enjoyed a sweet welcome back to the racing scene on Saturday as he capped the night with a career-first podium finish at the legendary Daytona International Speedway in Florida.
Brown missed the opening round of the 250SX West Championship two weeks ago as he wrapped up his recovery process from a recent ACL surgery. Eager to debut his MC 250F at ‘The World Center of Racing,’ Brown lined up on Saturday for the first time in 2021 and he hit the ground running with a pair of podium finishes throughout the day.
“I had some highs and some lows during my downtime and thought it would be a while before I was back up here but first race back and a podium – this is awesome and I’m so stoked!” explained Brown.
“I had a really good start, I got shuffled back for the first couple of corners but I got into my pace, started making passes and next thing I know I was in third. I saw the white flag coming and I knew Justin [Cooper] was right on me, so I knew I had to make it happen.”
“I was capable of it, I just felt like it’d be a couple rounds until it happened. But it happened, First round! I couldn’t be happier.”