Cianciarulo Wins First Supercross Since 2014

DAYTONA BEACH, FLA. (March 12, 2017) – Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki’s Adam Cianciarulo ascended to the top step of the podium almost three years to the date of his last supercross win in 2014, leading wire-to-wire in his hometown race at Daytona International Speedway. After recovering from injuries the past three years, Cianciarulo finally felt vindication taking his fourth career victory. The podium celebration was even sweeter as teammate Joey Savatgy made it a 1-2 Pro Circuit domination with the duo crossing the finish line over 10 seconds ahead of the third place.

Adam Cianciarulo
Leading into the main event, Cianciarulo rode consistently as he qualified third in practice and came out of his heat in fourth. When the gate dropped for the 250SX main event, both Cianciarulo and Savatgy jumped to the front with Cianciarulo taking over the lead just a few corners in. He never looked back, rode hard the entire 15 laps and came away with his fourth career victory.

“Getting hurt a few times in a row can make you have those doubts [if you’ll win again],” said Cianciarulo. “It’s hard to come from the bottom and get back to the top. It’s the accumulation of so many people, so many hours of work that have pushed me to get here. It’s hard to describe but it’s an incredible feeling to be back on the podium.”

Joey Savatgy
Like Cianciarulo, Savatgy had good speed as he came into the main event, qualifying second and coming through the pack in his heat race to finish third. When the riders shot out of the gate, it was Savatgy who grabbed the holeshot and led the field around the first turn. After being overtaken by his teammate, Savatgy stayed right on him, not giving him much breathing room as he tried to get close enough to make a pass. He eventually settled for second but made up valuable points in the championship where he now sits just six points back.

“The last few weekends have been tough and it’s really nice to be back on the podium,” said Savatgy. “We gained some good points in the championship and I don’t plan on stopping anytime soon. I try each week to get better and I think this was a good weekend for us.”

 

250SX Class Main Event Results

  1. Adam Cianciarulo (Kawasaki)
  2. Joey Savatgy (Kawasaki)
  3. Dylan Ferrandis (Yamaha)
  4. Jordon Smith (KTM)
  5. Zach Osborne (Husqvarna)
  6. Lorenzo Locurcio (Yamaha)
  7. Kyle Cunningham (Suzuki)
  8. Alex Martin (KTM)
  9. Luke Renzland (Yamaha)
  10. Dakota Alix (KTM)

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