Savatgy Grabs Second Straight Win at Washougal

WASHOUGAL, Wash. (July 30, 2017) – Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki’s Joey Savatgy earned back-to-back wins at Washougal MX Park after bouncing back from a tough Moto 1 to take the win in Moto 2 and secure his third overall of the season. Teammate Adam Cianciarulo was in contention for a podium finish as well, ended up just off it in fourth overall with a 2-5 moto score. Pacific Northwest native Justin Hill was hoping to race in front of his hometown crowd but an injury earlier in the week kept him from competing at Washougal.

Joey Savatgy 
Both Savatgy and Cianciarulo had the weight of the team on their shoulders with two of their teammates injured. Savatgy started Moto 1 inside the top 10, but had a quick get off around the halfway mark. He remounted in 10th and was able to make his way back to seventh when the checkered flag flew. In Moto 2, Savatgy got a better start and contested for the lead early. He was passed at one point but ran down the leader to regain the lead and never looked back. The uncommon 7-1 moto scores ended up granting Savatgy the first place trophy for the second week in a row.

“It’s definitely not common to see someone with a seventh place take an overall victory,” said Savatgy. “I thought I had a podium – maybe – but was pleasantly surprised to be awarded the overall. This track is always tricky. After getting seventh, I wanted to improve on that in Moto 2 and I was able to get the lead back after getting passed. I just stayed with it and it paid off.”

Adam Cianciarulo
Cianciarulo rode two hard motos and tied his best finish of the season with fourth overall at Washougal. The start for Moto 1 put him in the top five and was quick to work his way up to second, where he finished the moto. Cianciarulo got another good start in Moto 2 just behind his teammate. He rode strong, eventually finishing fifth in the moto, which forced him to narrowly miss the overall podium.

“It’s nice to get on the moto podium again, but in the end it wasn’t enough for an overall podium,” said Cianciarulo. “With the way the racing has been going, I know that we can get there. I’m happy for Joey to bring the team the overall.”

 

250 Class Results (Moto Results)

  1. Joey Savatgy, Kawasaki (7-1)
  2. Zach Osborne, Husqvarna (4-3)
  3. Dylan Ferrandis, Yamaha (3-4)
  4. Adam Cianciarulo, Kawasaki (2-5)
  5. RJ Hampshire, Honda (6-2)
  6. Aaron Plessinger, Yamaha (1-9)
  7. Jeremy Martin, Honda (9-6)
  8. Colt Nichols, Yamaha (10-7)
  9. Shane McElrath, KTM (11-8)
  10. Mitchell Harrison, Yamaha (5-15)

250 Class Points, After 9 of 12 Rounds

  1. Zach Osborne, Husqvarna, 377
  2. Jeremy Martin, Honda, 303
  3. Alex Martin, KTM, 296
  4. Joey Savatgy, Kawasaki, 281
  5. Dylan Ferrandis, Yamaha, 264
  6. Aaron Plessinger, Yamaha, 256
  7. Adam Cianciarulo, Kawasaki, 254
  8. Colt Nichols, Yamaha, 213
  9. Mitchell Harrison, Yamaha, 212
  10. Shane McElrath, KTM, 192

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