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The Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki squad is prepped and ready for the opening round of the 2018 Monster Energy Supercross series, starting Saturday, January 6 at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, California. The first round kicks off new elements to the 250SX Class including two East/West shootout races.

Following the team’s 20th supercross championship last season in the Western Regional class, the four-rider lineup of Adam Cianiciarulo (#92), Austin Forkner (#35), Joey Savatgy (#17) and Martin Davalos (#29) have been gearing up to add to that number with back-to-back championship seasons.

Team By The Numbers

Between all four riders, there is a collective 13 supercross wins and 38 additional podium finishes.

Cianciarulo has earned five wins in just 15 starts with four additional podium finishes.

Savatgy and Davalos both have four wins each to their credit.

Last year in his first supercross season, Forkner raced to four top-five results with two of those being podium finishes.

Savatgy’s four seasons racing Supercross (didn’t race in 2014) he has accumulated 11 additional podiums on top of his four wins.

In his last term with Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki, Davalos competed in 15 supercross races earning two wins and eight additional podiums.

Cianciarulo Closes Out Season With Fourth Straight Moto Podium

CRAWFORDSVILLE, Ind. (August 27, 2017) – Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki’s Adam Cianciarulo earned his fourth straight moto podium at the season finale at Ironman Raceway. His 2-2 moto scores helped Cianciarulo end the Pro Motocross season on a positive note and gave the team its seventh overall podium of the year. Cianciarulo also finished third overall in the championship standings. Justin Hill made a positive return after sitting out several races due to injury, scoring inside the top 10 in ninth with an 11-9 moto score.

Adam Cianciarulo
The day started how it has started many times this season for Cianciarulo, claiming the top qualifier. Cianciarulo shot out of the gate in Moto 1 and took over the lead before the opening lap was complete. He kept his Pro Circuit-powered KX250F out front for over half the race before settling into second where he would end the moto. In Moto 2, Cianciarulo clocked his 39th lap led this season on the opening lap and moved into second on Lap 3. He held off advances from his competitors, but was able to take home second overall with his solid 2-2 moto finishes.

“Winning would have been nice, but it’s a good feeling to be consistently on the podium the past few races,” said Cianciarulo. “I’m looking forward to continuing to work hard for the team next season and hopefully bring them home a championship.”

Justin Hill
With Hill having sat out the last several rounds due to injury, it was hard to predict how the Oregonian would feel as he ticked off laps at the start of the day. He was in the top 10 during qualifying and came around 12th on the opening lap of Moto1. He had made his way inside the top 10 before ultimately settling for 11th in the first moto. Determined to finish the season with a solid result, Hill put his head down after starting Moto 2 in 15th. He picked off riders and made his way into ninth where he would finish the moto and eventually the overall.

“It was nice to come back and get in the top 10 after spending little time on the bike since my injury,” said Hill. “The conditions were really nice in Indiana, but the track can be brutal. Just glad we stayed healthy and showed some progress.”

250 Class Results (Moto Results)

  1. Zach Osborne, Husqvarna (1-1)
  2. Adam Cianciarulo, Kawasaki (2-2)
  3. Colt Nichols, Yamaha (3-4)
  4. Jeremy Martin, Honda (8-3)
  5. Mitchell Harrison, Yamaha (5-8)
  6. Chase Sexton, Honda (10-6)
  7. RJ Hampshire, Honda (12-5)
  8. Sean Cantrell, KTM (6-12)
  9. Justin Hill, Kawasaki (11-9)
  10. Bradley Taft, Yamaha (7-13)

250 Class Points, After 12 of 12 Rounds

  1. Zach Osborne, Husqvarna, 501
  2. Jeremy Martin, Honda, 420
  3. Adam Cianciarulo, Kawasaki, 374
  4. Aaron Plessinger, Yamaha, 337
  5. Joey Savatgy, Kawasaki, 324
  6. Dylan Ferrandis, Yamaha, 305
  7. Colt Nichols, Yamaha, 303
  8. Alex Martin, KTM, 296
  9. Mitchell Harrison, Yamaha, 279
  10. Shane McElrath, KTM, 248

 

Savatgy Earns Moto Win On The Way To Podium Finish

NEW BERLIN, N.Y. (August 13, 2017) – Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki’s Joey Savatgy and Adam Cianciarulo faced two very different track conditions from Moto 1 to Moto 2 as the skies opened up on Unadilla MX shortly after Savatgy claimed the Moto 1 win. The three-time overall winner this season had to come from behind in sloppy conditions in Moto 2 to earn second overall, while Cianciarulo raced to a 5-8 moto score to finish sixth overall.

Joey Savatgy 
Savatgy was riding a two-race win streak into Round 10 and proved he came to win after scoring the top qualifier award. In Moto 1, he tucked in behind his teammate Cianciarulo off the start and followed him around the first lap in second. He stayed with him and after Cianciarulo made a mistake, took over the lead and never looked back. Unfortunately the weather didn’t cooperate to provide the same track conditions in Moto 2 and the riders faced a soupy and sloppy racetrack when the motos resumed for only 20 minutes plus one lap. Savatgy got a decent start, but had to settle for fourth, giving him second overall with a 1-4.

“Even though I won the last race with a 7-1 in Washington, I still feel like I’ve found my groove again up front,” said Savatgy. “It would have been interesting if the weather held up and we were able to race in the dry again, but that’s racing. We only have four motos left, but I’m ready to be at the front in each race.”

Adam Cianciarulo
Cianciarulo started the day as the Moto 1 holeshot winner, leading the field and his teammate for a good portion of the first half of the race. On Lap 7, Cianciarulo lost the front end in a turn and went down, but quickly remounted in third. He would eventually finish fifth in Moto 1. With a sloppy track to manage, Cianciarulo worked his way up from a start outside the top 10 to finish eighth. His 5-8 scores placed him just off the top five in sixth.

“We had a great first moto going until I made a small mistake that cost me,” said Cianciarulo. “It was hard to get going again after that and I was able to keep it in the top five. The second moto was all about survival on the start, which we did, but I was still far enough back to make it hard on myself to work through the pack. It’s going to be fun going into Budds Creek knowing that we had some speed to work with in Moto 1 this weekend.”

 

250 Class Results (Moto Results)

  1. Jeremy Martin, Honda (2-1)
  2. Joey Savatgy, Kawasaki (1-4)
  3. Zach Osborne, Husqvarna (3-5)
  4. Dylan Ferrandis, Yamaha (6-3)
  5. Justin Cooper Yamaha (12-2)
  6. Adam Cianciarulo, Kawasaki (5-8)
  7. Aaron Plessinger, Yamaha (4-10)
  8. RJ Hampshire, Honda (8-6)
  9. Chase Sexton, Honda (7-12)
  10. Kyle Cunningham, Suzuki (13-7)

250 Class Points, After 10 of 12 Rounds

  1. Zach Osborne, Husqvarna, 413
  2. Jeremy Martin, Honda, 350
  3. Joey Savatgy, Kawasaki, 324
  4. Dylan Ferrandis, Yamaha, 299
  5. Alex Martin, KTM, 296
  6. Aaron Plessinger, Yamaha, 285
  7. Adam Cianciarulo, Kawasaki, 283
  8. Colt Nichols, Yamaha, 235
  9. Mitchell Harrison, Yamaha, 229
  10. Shane McElrath, KTM, 210

Cianciarulo Wins East/West Shootout in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (May 7, 2017) – Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki’s Adam Cianciarulo earned his second win of the season in dominating fashion during the East/West Shootout at Sam Boyd Stadium, finishing over five seconds ahead of his teammate and newly crowned Western Regional 250SX Champion Justin Hill. Austin Forkner went down in the first turn and was able to come back for 12th, while Joey Savatgy was hit in the second-to-last turn and pushing him back to a 14th-place finish.

Adam Cianciarulo
It had been an up and down season for Cianciarulo, who broke through for his first race-win at the beginning of March. While that win was sweet after years of injury, his victory in Las Vegas was just as sweet after besting the riders from both regions on a difficult track outside the Las Vegas strip. Throughout the race, he was even in contention for the championship, but in the end his win propelled him into second overall in the Eastern Regional 250SX standings.

“This is something I’ve always wanted to do [win the east/west shootout],” said Cianciarulo. “I am going to have to go back and watch the whole race to see all the action that happened behind me but I was in a groove and just tried to keep pace the entire race. It feels amazing to end the season like this.”

Justin Hill
After already taking the championship two weeks ago in Salt Lake City, the race in Las Vegas was more or less a victory lap for Hill. With the temperatures over 90 degrees all day, Hill struggled with minor heat stroke, but was able to pull together for a solid showing once the sun went down. Like Cianciarulo, Hill got out to a great start and was able to maintain his lead-pack pace, ending the season with his eighth consecutive podium finish.

“I am so thankful for everyone that has supported me,” said Hill. “Honestly when I came into the weekend, the championship still hadn’t sunk in. I struggled a little bit with heat stroke today and wasn’t sure if I would be able to race, but came together for the night show and just tried to pace Adam. He rode great and I’m really happy to see him take the win.”

Austin Forkner
Forkner had been very consistent in Las Vegas as an amateur prior to his professional debut in Sam Boyd Stadium. He kept up the fast pace for much of the night, but a first turn crash would force Forkner to start from 20th. Despite the odds stacked against him he still managed to make his way back toward the top-10 in 12th.

“I felt really good tonight and was hoping to get on the podium or even a win,” said Forkner. “It will come, but though I rode well after that hard crash in the first turn. It was definitely tough and really got me excited for the upcoming outdoors season that starts in two weeks.”

Joey Savatgy
As a championship contender, Savatgy put himself in good position on the start, avoiding the pile up in the first turn. He was near the front-runners on the first lap, but had to catch back up again after a bobble following the finish line. He made his way back up to fourth, eventually having some issues that forced him toward the end of the top-10. Savatgy would ultimately be taken out in the final turn and forced back to 14th as he crossed the final finish line of the Monster Energy Supercross season.

“It was a rollercoaster season to say the least,” said Savatgy. “What happened on the last lap I didn’t see coming and should have. I would have probably done the same thing in that situation, but it hurts being on the losing end of a take out.”

 

250SX Class Main Event Results (East/West Shootout)

  1. Adam Cianciarulo (Kawasaki)
  2. Justin Hill (Kawasaki)
  3. Aaron Plessinger (Yamaha)
  4. Dylan Ferrandis (Yamaha)
  5. Mitchell Oldenburg (KTM)
  6. Jimmy Decotis (Honda)
  7. Zach Osborne (Husqvarna)
  8. Hayden Mellross (Yamaha)
  9. Mitchell Harrison (Yamaha)
  10. Cameron Mcadoo (Honda)

12. Austin Forkner (KawasakI)
14. Joey Savatgy (Kawasaki)

 

Western Regional 250SX Class Points, After 9 of 9 Rounds

  1. Justin Hill (Kawasaki), 202
  2. Shane McElrath (KTM), 164
  3. Aaron Plessinger (Yamaha), 163
  4. Martin Davalos (Husqvarna), 145
  5. James Decotis (Honda), 137
  6. Austin Forkner (Kawasaki), 114
  7. Dan Reardon (Yamaha), 104
  8. Kyle Chisholm (Honda), 90
  9. Cole Martinez (Yamaha), 77
  10. Mitchell Oldenburg (KTM), 76

 

Eastern Regional 250SX Class Points, After 9 of 9 Rounds

  1. Zach Osborne (Husqvarna), 173
  2. Adam Cianciarulo (Kawasaki), 171
  3. Joey Savatgy (Kawasaki), 166
  4. Jordon Smith (KTM), 161
  5. Dylan Ferrandis (Yamaha), 144
  6. Christian Craig (Honda), 97
  7. Mitchell Harrison (Yamaha), 86
  8. Luke Renzland (Yamaha), 84
  9. Anthony Rodriguez (Yamaha), 82
  10. Kyle Cunningham (Suzuki), 77

 

 

Cianciarulo and Savatgy Finish in Top-10 at MetLife Stadium

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (April 30, 2017) – Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki’s Adam Cianciarulo and Joey Savatgy both attained top-10 finishes at the penultimate round of the Eastern Regional 250SX championship, ending the night fourth and eighth, respectively. With only one round remaining, Savatgy is just one point off the leader, while Cianciarulo is fourth and 14 points out.

Adam Cianciarulo
For Cianciarulo, the night started out right as he collected his third heat-race win of the season. He was ready for the gate drop in the main event and grabbed his third holeshot of the season. Cianciarulo was riding well, but forfeited a few spots before the checkered flag where he ended up finishing just off the podium in fourth.

“The day started pretty good and I’m always happy to get a heat race win,” said Cianciarulo. “I really wish I was able to hold on to the lead in the main, but the track was tricky and there were certain sections that if you didn’t get it just right, you lost time. I have one more round to get that second win and we’ll be trying our hardest.”

Joey Savatgy
Savatgy was focused and ready to tackle the tough track in New Jersey. He finished fourth in his heat race and started well in the main event. After settling into third, Savatgy went down, but remounted quickly. He crossed the line in third, but eventually was assessed a penalty and was pushed down to eighth. With his decent sized lead entering the round, he sits only one point out of the lead with the final round taking place next weekend in Las Vegas.

“I don’t give up and after barely losing last year, I won’t go down without a fight,” said Savatgy. “This week, we’ll keep our heads down and work hard to come to Las Vegas at our best.”

 

250SX Class Main Event Results

  1. Zach Osborne (Husqvarna)
  2. Dylan Ferrandis (Yamaha)
  3. Jordon Smith (KTM)
  4. Adam Cianciarulo (Kawasaki)
  5. Christian Craig (Honda)
  6. Kyle Cunningham (Suzuki)
  7. Luke Renzland (Suzuki)
  8. Joey Savatgy (Kawasaki)
  9. Cameron Mcadoo (Honda)
  10. Anthony Rodriguez (Yamaha)

250SX Class Points, After 8 of 9 Rounds

  1. Jordon Smith (KTM), 160
  2. Zach Osborne (Husqvarna), 159
  3. Joey Savatgy (Kawasaki), 159
  4. Adam Cianciarulo (Kawasaki), 146
  5. Dylan Ferrandis (Yamaha), 126
  6. Christian Craig (Honda), 97
  7. Luke Renzland (Yamaha), 84
  8. Anthony Rodriguez (Yamaha), 80
  9. Kyle Cunningham (Suzuki), 77
  10. Mitchell Harrison (Yamaha), 74

Joey Savatgy Retains Points Lead Going Into Break

ST. LOUIS (April 2, 2017) – Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki’s Joey Savatgy kept the Eastern Regional 250SX points lead heading into the short break after collecting his fourth-straight runner-up finish at The Dome at America’s Center. His teammate Adam Cianciarulo finished sixth and is 18 points back of his teammate in the standings.

Joey Savatgy
The day as a whole was really encouraging for Savatgy who came into the night event as the top qualifier. He captured another heat race win aboard his Kawasaki KX250F and put himself in good position for the main. During the crucial main event, Savatgy got a great start and charged into the lead not long after the start. He encountered some mistakes, but despite going off the track and getting hit by a lapper he managed to charge at the leader until the end, finishing just 0.6 seconds back of the winner.

“We are leaving here healthy and have the red plate so that is always good,” said Savatgy. “The little mistakes are frustrating but the speed is there. The starts have been there, which is encouraging, so we’ll see what we can do after the break.”

Adam Cianciarulo
Cianciarulo was proving his speed both during the day’s practice and the night show. After collecting third in his heat, he got a nice start in the main event to put him in the top-five. He battled and didn’t give up the entire 15 minutes plus one lap main event to finish sixth on the night.

“I had a pretty good crash in second practice and I feel like it hindered me when we went to the night show,” said Cianciarulo. “I couldn’t get in a grove and the track was challenging so it didn’t turn out how I wanted. We have some time off and we’ll regroup.”

The riders on the East Coast will get a short break before returning to action on April 29 for the penultimate round of the season. Justin Hill and Austin Forkner return to action next weekend in Seattle.

 

250SX Class Main Event Results

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

 

250SX Class Points, After 7 of 9 Rounds

  1. Joey Savatgy (Kawasaki), 146
  2. Jordon Smith (KTM), 140
  3. Zach Osborne (Husqvarna), 134
  4. Adam Cianciarulo (Kawasaki), 128
  5. Dylan Ferrandis (Yamaha), 104
  6. Christian Craig (Honda), 81
  7. Luke Renzland (Yamaha), 70
  8. Anthony Rodriguez (Yamaha), 69
  9. Mitchell Harrison (Yamaha), 66
  10. Kyle Cunningham (Suzuki), 62

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

Savatgy Remains In The Hunt With Indianapolis Runner-Up Finish

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.

Joey Savatgy
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.”

Adam Cianciarulo
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

  1. Zach Osborne (Husqvarna)
  2. Joey Savatgy (Kawasaki)
  3. Jordon Smith (KTM)
  4. Alex Martin (KTM)
  5. Adam Cianciarulo (Kawasaki)
  6. Christian Craig (Honda)
  7. Dylan Ferrandis (Yamaha)
  8. Mitchell Harrison (Yamaha)
  9. Anthony Rodriguez (Yamaha)
  10. Kyle Cunningham (Suzuki)

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)

Cianciarulo Breaks Through for First Podium of the Season

TORONTO (March 5, 2017) – Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki’s Adam Cianciarulo raced to the podium for the first time this season, giving him the needed confidence boost as the series took over the Rogers Centre in Canada. His efforts helped propel him to a tie for third in the championship standings. Teammate Joey Savatgy was in podium position, but he went down late in the race and that pushed him down the charts to sixth.

Adam Cianciarulo
Cianciarulo returned to the site of his 2014 season-ending crash looking to not only overcome his past, but have his best night of the season. After finishing second in his heat race, Cianciarulo worked hard to get a good start and was aggressive in the opening lap to start in fourth. He minimized his mistakes, which kept him close to the front-runners. When the 15 minutes plus one lap was complete, Cianciarulo finished the night as the runner-up.

“I’ve definitely been through a lot to get back here [on the podium],” said Cianciarulo. “This is a really good step for me. It was a night where I didn’t necessarily feel my best so I’m happy with the end result. I’ve gone through a lot to get back here so I’m stoked and thankful to be here.”

Joey Savatgy
Savatgy showcased his speed throughout the day. He qualified third and then went onto finish fourth in his heat race. When the gate dropped for the main event, it was Savatgy who took the holeshot and raced back and forth for the lead. He settled into second around Lap 7, but with just a few laps remaining, Savatgy miscalculated a rhythm section and went down. He quickly remounted his Kawasaki KX250F and was able to still come across the finish in sixth.

“The biggest thing I need to do is to minimize mistakes,” said Savatgy. “It’s frustrating because I feel like we’re prepared and we come in ready. I’m really looking forward to a little redemption next week.”

 

250SX Class Main Event Results

  1. Zach Osborne (Husqvarna)
  2. Adam Cianciarulo (Kawasaki)
  3. Christian Craig (Honda)
  4. Colt Nichols (Yamaha)
  5. Dylan Ferrandis (Yamaha)
  6. Joey Savatgy (Kawasaki)
  7. Jordon Smith (KTM)
  8. Kyle Peters (Suzuki)
  9. Cameron Mcadoo (Honda)
  10. Anthony Rodriguez (Yamaha)