Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasakis Cianciarulo Bounces Back Onto Podium in Glendale
GLENDALE, Ariz. (January 28, 2018) – Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki’s Adam Cianciarulo returned to the podium at Round 4 of the Monster Energy Supercross Series, bouncing back with a solid showing inside University of Phoenix Stadium. Slick conditions narrowly kept teammate Joey Savatgy off the podium, finishing fourth for the night. Savatgy sits third in the championship standings while Cianciarulo is fourth overall.
Starting the day qualifying second, Cianciarulo continued to showcase his talent and speed on the tough West Coast soil. He qualified third and after starting the main event in sixth, put his head down and started picking off riders. By the sixth lap he was into fourth behind his teammate and was able to capitalize on a mistake from Savatgy to move into third, where he maintained until the checkered flag.
“The start is definitely important with the array of talent that is in the class right now and I didn’t get one tonight,” said Cianciarulo. “With everyone being so ‘on’ it’s harder and harder to come through the pack. It really ended up being a mistake that helped push me forward, but I know that I have what it takes to win. I just need to put myself in that position.”
Savatgy entered the night show with the top qualifying time during the afternoon sessions. He was showcasing that speed, but a mistake in the hard-packed whoops forced Savatgy to qualify through the LCQ - which he won. Savatgy was able to get an awesome jump from the outside and earn the holeshot. He stayed with the front-runners for several laps and was keeping pace in third, but a mistake in the final few laps pushed him back to fourth where he finished.
“I was really trying to play it smart and ride my own race,” said Savatgy. “It helped me last week, but the slick track bit me a few times. I’m thankful to have been able to get up quickly and get fourth, but it’s not where I want to be. I know anything can happen in this series so we’ll keep working and bring our best to Oakland next weekend.”
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250SX Class Western Regional Main Event Results
1. Aaron Plessinger (Yamaha)
2. Shane McElrath (KTM)
3. Adam Cianciarulo (Kawasaki)
4. Joey Savatgy (Kawasaki)
5. Chase Sexton (Honda)
6. Bradley Taft (Yamaha)
7. Justin Hill (Suzuki)
8. Mitchell Harrison (Yamaha)
9. Kyle Chisholm (Yamaha)
10. Christian Craig (Honda)
250SX Class Western Region Points Standings
1. Aaron Plessinger, Yamaha, 92
2. Shane McElrath, KTM, 91
3. Joey Savatgy, Kawasaki, 87
4. Adam Cianciarulo, Kawasaki, 77
5. Christian Craig, Honda, 70
6. Chase Sexton, Honda, 69
7. Mitchell Oldenburg, Yamaha, 58
8. Justin Hill, Suzuki, 58
9. Kyle Chisholm, Yamaha, 53
10. Bradley Taft, Yamaha, 51
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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