Joey Savatgy Regains Points Lead in Detroit

DETROIT (March 26, 2017) – Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki’s Joey Savatgy and Adam Cianciarulo were main players in one of the wildest races this season, with Savatgy earning his third-straight runner-up finish while Cianciarulo was third. In addition to grabbing his fourth podium of the season, Savatgy regained the point’s lead and sits nine points ahead of second. Cianciarulo moved to fourth in the standings and is 11 points back of his teammate.

Joey Savatgy
Coming into the evening, Savatgy clocked in the second-fastest lap time in qualifying on the slick and tricky track. He rode through the pack in his heat race to finish second. In the main event, Savatgy got a great start and was in the hunt for the lead, taking over the top spot on Lap 3. He ended up going down but got going again in third, staying with the front pack. Savatgy traded positions with second and third a few times before finishing less than a second behind the winner. Savatgy ended the night claiming the coveted red plate and a nice cushion between him and second place, nine points back.

“The points lead is good, but frustrated for sure because that win was within my grasp,” said Savatgy. “In the main, I put myself in position and had a little gap in the lead and made a mistake. Once I got back into my groove, I caught back up and almost won. So my speed there is encouraging and we’re really happy to leave with the points lead.”

Adam Cianciarulo
Like Savatgy, Cianciarulo was able to charge the track in practice and come away with third in qualifying. He won his second heat race of the season in impressive fashion. The good gate pick helped him shoot out to the main event holeshot, leading the first few laps before briefly going down. He remounted in fourth and started his race back to the front. Even with a time gap, Cianciarulo charged and passed for the podium spot with two laps to go.

“I feel good with the result after not getting much riding in this week with my knee injury last week,” said Cianciarulo. “I put myself in a good position tonight and coming out of here we are optimistic as we closed the points gap. Couldn’t be more excited to have a shot at the championship and it’s looking like this thing will go down to Vegas.”

 

250SX Class Main Event Results

  1. Jordon Smith (KTM)
  2. Joey Savatgy (Kawasaki)
  3. Adam Cianciarulo (Kawasaki)
  4. Dylan Ferrandis (Yamaha)
  5. Kyle Cunningham (Suzuki)
  6. Mitchell Harrison (Yamaha)
  7. Christian Craig (Honda)
  8. Gannon Audette (Kawasaki)
  9. Anthony Rodriguez (Yamaha)
  10. Luke Renzland (Yamaha)

 

250SX Class Points, After 6 of 9 Rounds

  1. Joey Savatgy (Kawasaki), 124
  2. Jordon Smith (KTM), 115
  3. Zach Osborne (Husqvarna), 114
  4. Adam Cianciarulo (Kawasaki), 113
  5. Dylan Ferrandis (Yamaha), 86
  6. Christian Craig (Honda), 65
  7. Luke Renzland (Yamaha), 61
  8. Alex Martin (KTM), 60
  9. Anthony Rodriguez (Yamaha), 58
  10. Mitchell Harrison (Yamaha), 52

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