Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasakis 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 Austin Forkner had withdrawn from the race before the weekend after suffering a concussion earlier in the week.
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.
“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.”
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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
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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 29 AMA championships and more than 250 race wins in more than 30 years of competition.
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