Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasakis Cianciarulo Back On Top In Oakland
OAKLAND, Calif. (January 27, 2019) – Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki’s Adam Cianciarulo took advantage of a very demanding and physical track inside Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum and put his KX250 back on top of the podium. The two-time winner now sits only three points back of the championship leader after four rounds. Teammate Garrett Marchbanks bounced back from a tough Anaheim race to finish once again in the top 10, ending up eighth.
While the schedule was back to normal and the skies were blue, the track in Oakland was drastically different from the circuit Cianciarulo faced in Glendale for his first win. After his heat race where he finished third, Cianciarulo was focused on getting out front early - and he did just that. The No. 92 was in the lead after just a few corners of the opening lap and pushed as hard as he could. Even with pressure coming from behind, he managed to keep the lead until the checkered flag.
“The track was so demanding and kept your heart rate up the whole time,” said Cianciarulo. “There wasn’t any place to get a break and that whoops section kept deteriorating. To come out on top of this one makes me feel really good - proud of myself and my team. We have one more before the break and I want to make it count.”
The rookie Marchbanks came to Oakland looking to put his Anaheim race behind him and he did just that. He finished with a decent result of seventh in his stacked heat race to transfer straight to the main. When the gate dropped, Marchbanks was mid-pack and came around the first lap in 10th. Despite experiencing one of the toughest tracks of the season, Marchbanks kept pushing forward and finished the night eighth.
“This race was a great learning experience,” said Marchbanks. “The track was difficult but it allowed for me to see where I could improve. It was easy to make mistakes and I think I kept mine to a minimum. After being able to tackle this track, I’m really looking forward to getting back out there in San Diego.”
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250SX Class Western Regional Main Event Results - Oakland, CA
1. Adam Cianciarulo (Kawasaki)
2. Dylan Ferrandis (Yamaha)
3. Colt Nichols (Yamaha)
4. Shane McElrath (KTM)
5. Jacob Hayes (Yamaha)
6. Cameron Mcadoo (Honda)
7. Michael Mosiman (Husqvarna)
8. Garrett Marchbanks (Kawasaki)
9. Chris Blose (Husqvarna)
10. Sean Cantrell (KTM)
250SX Class Western Region Points Standings
1. Colt Nichols (Yamaha), 91
2. Adam Cianciarulo (Kawasaki), 88
3. Shane McElrath (KTM), 87
4. Dylan Ferrandis (Yamaha), 86
5. RJ Hampshire (Honda), 67
6. Cameron Mcadoo (Honda), 58
7. Chris Blose (Husqvarna), 58
8. Jacob Hayes (Yamaha), 55
9. Michael Mosiman (Husqvarna), 55
10. Jimmy Decotis (Suzuki), 52
11. Garrett Marchbanks (Kawasaki), 48
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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