Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasakis Cianciarulo Earns First Win of the Season in Glendale
GLENDALE, Ariz. (January 13, 2019) – Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki’s Adam Cianciarulo took the wire-to-wire victory inside State Farm Stadium to secure his first victory of the season. The win shot him up from fifth to second in the championship standings, just five points out of the lead. Teammate Garrett Marchbanks continued to learn and put in a great effort to finish the night inside the top 10, earning ninth.
After winning the final race of the season in 2018, Cianciarulo has won two of the last three consecutive races and isn’t looking to stop any time soon. The Floridian qualified second on the day before taking his second-straight heat race victory of the season.
When the gate dropped for the main event, Cianciarulo’s Kawasaki KX250 rocketed down the longest start straight of the season to take his first holeshot of the year. He immediately started pushing to try and put a gap on the riders behind him. At the checkered flag, Cianciarulo had won by 9.5 seconds.
“My team has put in so much hard work to help me get to this point,” said Cianciarulo. “It’s amazing to be able to repay them with a win. I was thankful to get an okay finish last week in the rain because it put me in good position moving forward. Now we are just five points out of the championship lead.”
Garrett Marchbanks enjoyed the first dry race of his career and kept his top-10 streak alive. The rookie got pushed back on the main event start, but used the 15 minutes plus one lap to work his way up from 14th to finish ninth.
“That was a much different start compared to the first race which is something I’ll be learning this year,” said Marchbanks. “Starts are very important with how quick the guys out front can get away in the first few laps. We’ll be working on starts and continue to build so we can keep racing inside the top 10.”
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250SX Class Western Regional Main Event Results - Glendale, AZ
1. Adam Cianciarulo (Kawasaki)
2. Colt Nichols (Yamaha)
3. Shane McElrath (KTM)
4. RJ Hampshire (Honda)
5. Jimmy Decotis (Suzuki)
6. Dylan Ferrandis (Yamaha)
7. Chris Blose (Husqvarna)
8. Sean Cantrell (KTM)
9. Garrett Marchbanks (Kawasaki)
10. Michael Mosiman (Husqvarna)
250SX Class Western Region Points Standings
1. Colt Nichols (Yamaha), 49
2. Adam Cianciarulo (Kawasaki), 44
3. Shane McElrath (KTM), 42
4. Dylan Ferrandis (Yamaha), 40
5. RJ Hampshire (Honda), 38
6. Jimmy Decotis (Suzuki), 34
7. Garrett Marchbanks (Kawasaki), 31
8. Chris Blose (Husqvarna), 30
9. Michael Mosiman (Husqvarna), 24
10. Jess Pettis (KTM), 24
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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