Varsseveld, (March 19, 2017) – Paul Verdegaal has won the Dutch NK Quad in Varsseveld. It was a difficult and heavy race because of the bad, rainy weather the days before. ProX Racing Parts is proud of his result, he did’t!
INDIANAPOLIS (March 19, 2017) – Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki’s Joey Savatgy earned his second consecutive runner-up finish, helping him stay in the hunt for the championship after five of nine rounds. Teammate Adam Cianciarulo overcame an issue in practice to rebound for a fifth in the main event and still holding on to third in the championship standings.
Savatgy came into the night event as the top qualifier ready to showcase his speed in the heat and main event. He raced well in the heat race where he finished third. When the gate dropped for the main event, it was another Pro Circuit holeshot as Savatgy led the field around the first corner, settling into the lead. He maintained the top spot until he was basically hit and passed around the halfway point of the race. Savatgy didn’t give up and narrowly missed the top spot, finishing just 2 seconds back of the winner.
“We made some progress tonight, but I didn’t feel like I got into my groove until later in the race,” said Savatgy. “I got a little tight and after Zach (Osborne) went by, I got into a better rhythm and did my best to find an opportunity. We still have three big races left in the season and I’m ready to push until the end.”
Cianciarulo came into the round with newfound confidence, but was forced to overcome adversity after going down in second practice and finding himself with less track time going into the night show. He was able to ride to a solid third-place finish in his heat, putting him in good position for the main event. He stared the 15-minute main event in sixth and as the leader pack rode away, Cianciarulo was able to move into fifth. He put in a solid effort, and finished the night in fifth.
“The day was decent considering how it started with the mishap in practice,” said Cianciarulo. “Overall the result – I don’t like getting fifth place, but considering the circumstances and not feeling 100 percent, I feel like we salvaged a lot of points.”
250SX Class Main Event Results
- Zach Osborne (Husqvarna)
- Joey Savatgy (Kawasaki)
- Jordon Smith (KTM)
- Alex Martin (KTM)
- Adam Cianciarulo (Kawasaki)
- Christian Craig (Honda)
- Dylan Ferrandis (Yamaha)
- Mitchell Harrison (Yamaha)
- Anthony Rodriguez (Yamaha)
- Kyle Cunningham (Suzuki)
HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. (March 12, 2017) – Daytona International Speedway was host to round 10 of the 2017 Monster Energy AMA Supercross Championship. Fox Sports Two broadcast the event live in its entirety. The Daytona International Speedway held the first ever round of the series in 1974 and is the only venue to remain part of the tour since the inception of Monster Energy Supercross 44 years ago. It also has the distinction of hosting Joe Gibbs Racing’s four-wheel race teams during Monster Energy NASCAR Cup events.
Jake Weimer continues to substitute for Weston Peick while he recovers from injury, and Kyle Cunningham rode for the recently re-injured Matt Bisceglia in the 250SX East Series.
Justin Barcia won his Heat Race transferring directly to the Main Event. The win, his first since Jan. of 2015 gave him an interview to the crowd, and the Fox Sports Two audience. Weimer made the Main Event through Semi One. A first turn crash in the Main Event had Barcia starting in the rear of the field with Weimer inside the top-10. Barcia moved forward to finish 11th, and Weimer was 17th at the finish.
In the 250 SX East Class Cunningham transferred to the Main Event through Heat Race One. He started the Main Event in fifth position. On lap eight he lost two spots but held seventh place to the finish.