Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki’s Forkner On The Hunt For Top Step of The Podium2018-06-22 07:33
Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki’s Austin Forkner is ready to continue his podium streak this weekend at Muddy Creek Raceway in Blountville, Tennessee after coming off his first overall podium finish in Pennsylvania one week ago. With rain forecast for the days leading into the race, Muddy Creek Raceway is ready to live up to its name. Teammate Joey Savatgy is eyeing a comeback in Tennessee after finishing outside the top 10 last weekend. Garrett Marchbanks will sit out this weekend’s round to allow more time to heal up and reevaluate his return next week.
Last year, Forkner finished the race in Tennessee with a pair of thirds and is looking to improve on that finish on Saturday. With the momentum in his favor and confidence on the rise, Forkner would love nothing more than to take home his first race win of the season this weekend.
“I’m hoping the second moto at High Point proved that I won’t ever give up until the checkered flag,” said Forkner. “There are a lot of talented guys out there, but I know that I have the speed to be at the front every weekend. The start is another tricky one so I’m hoping to stay out of trouble and be at the front early.”
Savatgy had a strong showing in the opening moto at Round 4, but his overall score didn’t show that after going down. His outlook has always been to focus on the positive and with his come-from-behind ride in Moto 1, there are plenty of good things to take away from that weekend to bring into Tennessee.
“It’s been a battle of one good moto and one not so good moto the past few races,” said Savatgy. “This weekend, I really want to get in two solid races and put my KX250F back where it belongs - on the podium.”
The Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki riders will be signing autographs at Atlas Cycle in Bristol, Virginia on Friday, June 22 from 6-7 p.m.
Saturday’s race from Muddy Creek Raceway will be broadcast on MAVTV and NBC Sports starting at 1 p.m. ET.
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