Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki Back on Top At Muddy Millville With Cianciarulos Sixth Overall Victory
Millville, Minn. (July 21, 2019) – Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki’s Adam Cianciarulo and Garrett Marchbanks endured a grueling, muddy track during Round 8 of the Pro Motocross Championship at Spring Creek MX Park with Cianciarulo taking the second moto win and the overall victory. The win extended his points lead to 36 with four races remaining. In his first race back from injury, Marchbanks rose to the challenge of less than ideal conditions to earn his second top 10 finish of the season with a ninth overall.
As the riders were filing into the track on Saturday morning, the area was being hit hard by severe weather that included heavy rains and lightning. That led to the practice being delayed and eventually racing was pushed back an hour from its previously scheduled time. Despite the disruption of weather, Cianciarulo grabbed the holeshot in the opening moto and settled into second. Near the end of the race, he was forced to remove his goggles, making the final five laps very challenging. Even after going down, he still got up to take third in the moto.
The conditions for the final moto were a bit better than the start of the day. Cianciarulo didn’t waste any time gaining clear vision at the front as he made the pass for the lead on the first lap. He maintained a steady pace and was able to come away with his sixth moto win of the season, which earned Cianciarulo his sixth overall of the year.
“The conditions were tough today and I was actually pretty fired up after that first moto,” said Cianciarulo. “We’ve faced a lot of tough conditions throughout this year, but for some reason this was a hard one. I was able to bring it all back together in the second moto and swing the momentum back out way, which is huge as we go into the final four races.”
The weather in Millville didn’t provide the most welcomed return for Marchbanks, who had sat out the past three rounds recovering from injury. Thankfully, he was eager to get back on the gate and that tenacity paid off with two solid motos.
In Moto 1, he started 15th and was working his way up when he made a mistake and fell back to 17th. He regrouped and made a push to the front where he finished the race in 10th. His start in Moto 2 was much better as he came around the first lap in fourth. A few small mistakes cost him, but was still able to cross the finish line in ninth to collect ninth overall on the day.
“This wasn’t how I pictured returning to the races, but you have to just go with what you got,” said Marchbanks. “Everyone had to face it today and I know I have the best team and the best bike to make it through. Even with the conditions, I still learned a lot and I’m hoping we can take that progress and get an even better result next weekend at Washougal.”
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250 Class Event Results - Millville, Minnesota (Spring Creek MX Park)
1. Adam Cianciarulo (Kawasaki), 3-1
2. Alex Martin (Suzuki), 2-3
3. Hunter Lawrence (Honda), 1-6
4. Dylan Ferrandis (Yamaha), 5-4
5. Shane McElrath (KTM), 4-5
6. Colt Nichols (Yamaha), 14-2
7. Justin Cooper (Yamaha), 7-10
8. RJ Hampshire (Honda), 6-11
9. Garrett Marchbanks (Kawasaki), 10-9
10. Ty Masterpool (Yamaha), 11-13
250 Class Championship Points Standings
1. Adam Cianciarulo (Kawasaki), 352
2. Dylan Ferrandis (Husqvarna), 316
3. Justin Cooper (Yamaha), 306
4. Hunter Lawrence (Honda), 233
5. Colt Nichols (Yamaha), 233
6. RJ Hampshire (Honda), 225
7. Alex Martin (Suzuki), 207
8. Michael Mosiman (Yamaha), 186
9. Chase Sexton (Honda), 181
10. Shane McElrath (KTM), 163
14. Garrett Marchbanks (Kawasaki), 86
About Pro Circuit
Based in Corona, Calif., Pro Circuit Products, Inc. is a leader in off-road motorcycle and ATV exhausts and aftermarket performance parts. Started in 1978, Pro Circuit is the go to shop for recreational riders and professionals for everything from suspension work to complete engine packages and everything in between.
Created by former desert racer Mitch Payton, Pro Circuit proves its products and services week-in and week-out through its tagline “We Race.” Every product that dons the Pro Circuit stamp stems from the legendary Pro Circuit race team. A staple in the professional paddock, Pro Circuit Racing has earned 30 AMA championships and more than 250 race wins in more than 30 years of competition.
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