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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 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

Savatgy Gets Second Win of the Season at Spring Creek

MILLVILLE, Minn. (July 23, 2017) – Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki’s Joey Savatgy claimed his second overall victory of the season after going 1-2 at Spring Creek Motocross Park during a very hot and humid Round 8. Savatgy’s teammate Adam Cianciarulo also put his Kawasaki KX250F in good position both races, finishing fifth overall with a 6-6 moto score. Justin Hill had qualified 11th in the morning, but hurt his wrist during the session and forced him to sit out the motos. Austin Forkner had withdrawn from the race before the weekend after suffering a concussion earlier in the week.

Joey Savatgy 
With two of his teammates out with injury, Savatgy knew he had to step up and come through with a good result for the Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki team. He didn’t waste any time as he took over the lead on the opening lap of Moto 1 and kept the No. 17 out front for the entire 30 minutes plus two laps. Savatgy grabbed another great start in Moto 2 and led the first half of the race.  As the track continued to deteriorate, Savatgy played it smart and rode to a solid second place finish. His 1-2 moto scores would easily hand Savatgy his second victory of the season.

Adam Cianciarulo
“This season has been tough because there are a lot of guys that can really push the speed at the start of the race so if you don’t get out front early, it’s hard to catch back up,” said Savatgy. “I was fortunate to get two great starts, which helped out big time in the end. I would love to keep this up and make something happen again next weekend.”
Cianciarulo earned top honors during qualifying once again and was able to stay out of trouble and run with the front group early. He started sixth and while he moved back and forth a few times, settled for that spot when the checkered flag flew. In Moto 2, he got an even better start in third and hung on for a while before eventually finishing sixth. His 6-6 score actually placed him fifth, giving Cianciarulo his fourth top-five finish of the season.

“This weekend was definitely better than Southwick and RedBud, but I didn’t take enough advantage of my good starts,” said Cianciarulo. “But considering how tough my past two races had been, I’ll take it and try to build on it for next weekend at Washougal.”

 

250 Class Results (Moto Results)

  1. Joey Savatgy, Kawasaki (1-2)
  2. Alex Martin, KTM (2-4)
  3. Zach Osborne, Husqvarna (8-1)
  4. Jeremy Martin, Honda (4-5)
  5. Adam Cianciarulo, Kawasaki (6-6)
  6. RJ Hampshire, Honda (5-7)
  7. Aaron Plessinger, Yamaha (3-12)
  8. Dylan Ferrandis, Yamaha (7-8)
  9. Shane McElrath, KTM (16-3)
  10. Colt Nichols, Yamaha (9-13)

250 Class Points, After 7 of 12 Rounds

  1. Zach Osborne, Husqvarna, 339
  2. Alex Martin, KTM, 296
  3. Jeremy Martin, Honda, 276
  4. Joey Savatgy, Kawasaki, 242
  5. Dylan Ferrandis, Yamaha, 226
  6. Aaron Plessinger, Yamaha, 219
  7. Adam Cianciarulo, Kawasaki, 216
  8. Mitchell Harrison, Yamaha, 190
  9. Colt Nichols, Yamaha, 188
  10. Austin Forkner, Kawasaki, 184

      15. Justin Hill, Kawasaki, 88

Savatgy and Cianciarulo In The Top-10 at Sandy Southwick

SOUTHWICK, Mass. (July 9, 2017) – Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki’s Joey Savatgy and Adam Cianciarulo had two very different races, but both collected top-10 finishes in the sand during Round 7 at The Wick 338. Even with a rainy Moto 2, Savatgy finished the day sixth overall, while Cianciarulo rounded out the top 10. Both Justin Hill and Austin Forkner ended the first moto early and ultimately sat out Moto 2.

Joey Savatgy: It was a solid day for Savatgy on his No. 17 Kawasaki KX250F. After qualifying eighth, he got out to a fifth place start in Moto 1. He fell back a few spots, but held on strong to seventh where he finished at the end of 30 minutes, plus 2 laps. In the second moto, Savatgy once again got out to a fifth-place start and was able to stick with the front group. He rode strong despite the downpour that took place and held on to fifth. His 7-5 moto scores placed him sixth overall.

“Starts were important this weekend and I was able to stay out of trouble early,” said Savatgy. “I just wished I was able to take advantage of the opportunity to close to the front pack early on. I’ll keep working as we get a weekend off, but looking forward to getting back out on the track.”

Cianciarulo started the day as the top qualifier, giving him the best gate pick in Moto 1. Unfortunately he went down on the first lap and was dead last. He dug deep and worked his way through 25 riders to finish in 15th place. In Moto 2, he stayed out of the carnage in the first turn but was 15th off the start. He made his run toward the front and finished the moto ninth. Despite the tough first moto start, he was still able to bring home 10th overall.

“It’s never easy when you know you are capable of much better results,” said Cianciarulo. “My fitness and speed are there, but the mistakes have definitely hurt me. I am eager to prove that I am capable of running up front.”

Forkner started the day with a top 10 qualifying result. As he rounded the first turn he was collected in an incident that appeared to effect his rear brake. After coming in for some maintenance, he rejoined the race but went down and he decided to call it a day.

Hill started Moto 1 inside the top 10, but just after the halfway point he went down and made the decision to not race Moto 2.

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250 Class Results (Moto Results)

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

      38. Justin Hill, Kawasaki (36-38)
      40. Austin Forkner, Kawasaki (37-40)

250 Class Points, After 7 of 12 Rounds

  1. Zach Osborne, Husqvarna, 301
  2. Alex Martin, KTM, 256
  3. Jeremy Martin, Honda, 242
  4. Dylan Ferrandis, Yamaha, 199
  5. Joey Savatgy, Kawasaki, 195
  6. Aaron Plessinger, Yamaha, 190
  7. Adam Cianciarulo, Kawasaki, 186
  8. Austin Forkner, Kawasaki, 184
  9. Mitchell Harrison, Yamaha, 176
  10. Colt Nichols, Yamaha, 168

      13. Justin Hill, Kawasaki, 88

Austin Forkner collects first podium of the season

BLOUNTVILLE, Tenn. (June 25, 2017) – The rain that was predicted at the end of the week was short-lived and a beautiful day graced race fans at Round 5 of the Pro Motocross series at Muddy Creek Raceway. The track suited Austin Forkner as he claimed his first overall podium of the season with a 3-3 moto score. Teammate Adam Cianciarulo was also a podium contender but settled for fourth overall with a 2-5. Joey Savatgy pushed his results into the top-10 after two heartfelt rides in Tennessee. Justin Hill was showing speed throughout the day, but after some bad luck scored 15th overall with a 17-13.

Austin Forkner
A muddy and rainy practice broke through for sunny skies for both motos. The conditions were hot, but Forkner went to work early getting a great start in Moto 1 just behind his teammate Cianciarulo. He would charge the whole moto and held on to third. In Moto 2, Forkner’s start was on point once again and his speed kept him with the front pack to earn third, claiming the final podium spot of the day.

“Today was very good in terms of consistency,” said Forkner. “I felt good all day even with the track changes from muddy in the morning to dry in the afternoon. It feels great to finally get that first podium finish and I just hope there will be plenty more in the future.”

Adam Cianciarulo
As second qualifier, Cianciarulo proved he was confident in the morning muddy conditions. When the track changed for the motos, Cianciarulo again showed he was ready to ride up front. A great start in Moto 1 put him second and he held on to the rear wheel of the leader until the end. In Moto 2, Cianciarulo started sixth and pushed until the end where he finished fifth. His 2-5 result was good enough for fourth overall.

“It was a decent day, but felt good enough for the podium so it’s a little disappointing,” said Cianciarulo. “I’ve been fourth three times already this season and it’s really tough to nearly miss the podium. If anything, we know we’re going fast and I just need to keep my head down and pushing next weekend.”

Joey Savatgy
Savatgy’s day started with an uphill battle after going down in the opening turn. He came around the first lap 27th and kept his head down to nearly break into the top 10 in 11th. The second moto he stayed out of trouble in the first turn and was 10th after Lap 1. He picked off a few riders throughout the hot and humid moto to finish seventh for eighth overall.

“First turn crashes on the opening moto are tough because you’re going to be pushing harder than you normally do to make up all those spot,” said Savatgy. “Thankfully I felt good in Moto 2 but was probably a little more conservative on the start to try and stay out of trouble. The front pack was really pulling away early and once I made it to seventh it was hard to make up the time.”

Justin Hill
Hill showcased his comfort in the muddy conditions after qualifying seventh in the morning sessions. He was able to translate that good gate pick into a nice start in Moto 1 where he came around just outside the top 10. He was pushing forward but had an issue during the moto that pushed him pack to finish 17th. Moto 2 started well again and he was able to maintain his position in 13th to end the day 15th overall.

“I feel like I’ve had different strokes of bad luck with some issues here and there, but having troubles forces you to really put your head down and work harder,” said Hill. “I’ve shown my speed, but haven’t been able to put it together for a good result since Hangtown. I’m hoping the halfway race at Red Bud will be a turning point.”

 

250 Class Results (Moto Results)

  1. Aaron Plessinger, Yamaha (1-2)
  2. Zach Osborne, Husqvarna (5-1)
  3. Austin Forkner, Kawasaki (3-3)
  4. Adam Cianciarulo, Kawasaki (2-5)
  5. Alex Martin, KTM (4-4)
  6. Colt Nichols, Yamaha (8-8)
  7. Shane McElrath, KTM (6-11)
  8. Joey Savatgy, Kawasaki (11-7)
  9. Jeremy Martin, Honda (13-6)
  10. Mitchell Harrison, Yamaha (10-10)

   15. Justin Hill, Kawasaki (17-13)

 

250 Class Points, After 5 of 12 Rounds

  1. Zach Osborne, Husqvarna, 207
  2. Alex Martin, KTM, 176
  3. Jeremy Martin, Honda 171
  4. Aaron Plessinger, Yamaha, 165
  5. Austin Forkner, Kawasaki, 159
  6. Adam Cianciarulo, Kawasaki, 147
  7. Joey Savatgy, Kawasaki, 144
  8. Colt Nichols, Yamaha, 124
  9. Dylan Ferrandis, Yamaha, 118
  10. Mitchell Harrison, Yamaha, 111
  11. Justin Hill, Kawasaki, 68

 

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

Hill Scores Second Place To Keep Double Digit Point’s Lead

SEATTLE (April 9, 2017) – Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki’s Justin Hill rode a consistent race on a continually changing track inside CenturyLink Field to finish second, allowing him to retain his double digit point’s lead with two rounds remaining. Hill’s teammate Austin Forkner did not race after enduring a hip injury in practice leading up to the event. He’s being evaluated on a week-by-week basis.

Justin Hill 
The day was nearly perfect for Hill who collected the top qualifier and another heat race win on a cold night in Seattle. Hill, who is from Yoncalla, Oregon, looked unfazed by the challenging track and let that confidence shine in the main event.

Because of the conditions the main event was knocked down to 12 minutes and after working his way up into the top five, the main event was red flagged for an injured rider. The racers were forced to complete a full restart, but it benefited Hill who started a bit better and quickly made his way into second by the second lap. He would be challenged for the position, but would ultimately settle into the runner-up spot and ride a smooth race to finish second on the night.

“I just fell into the groove and tried to ride safe because the track was just unreal,” said Hill. “I did what I could do to ride solid and not throw it away. I would love to have won, but didn’t feel like I needed to do anything that would cost me points.”

 

250SX Class Main Event Results

  1. Aaron Plessinger (Yamaha)
  2. Justin Hill (Kawasaki)
  3. Mitchell Oldenburg (KTM)
  4. Martin Davalos (Husqvarna)
  5. Shane McElrath (KTM)
  6. Jimmy Decotis (Honda)
  7. Hayden Melross (Yamaha)
  8. Kyle Chisholm (Honda)
  9. Cole Martinez (Yamaha)
  10. Justin Hoeft (Yamaha)

 

250SX Class Points, After 7 of 9 Rounds

  1. Justin Hill (Kawasaki), 160
  2. Aaron Plessinger (Yamaha), 142
  3. Shane McElrath (KTM), 129
  4. Martin Davalos (Husqvarna), 124
  5. James Decotis (Honda), 106
  6. Austin Forkner (Kawasaki), 90
  7. Dan Reardon (Yamaha), 82
  8. Kyle Chisholm (Honda), 73
  9. Cole Martinez (Yamaha), 64
  10. Jeremy Martin (Honda), 55

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