Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki Look To Conquer First Triple Crown Race at Anaheim2019-01-17 19:48
Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki’s Adam Cianciarulo and Garrett Marchbanks face a new challenge as the Monster Energy Supercross series conducts its first of three Triple Crown races this weekend. Unlike the opening round inside Angel Stadium, Round 3 looks to be a dry race but with a twist as the riders won’t compete in heats but three main event races that will determine the overall winner.
Last year was the first time the series ran the Triple Crown format, with Cianciarulo finishing fourth. Coming off a win in Glendale and the confidence that comes with that, Cianciarulo knows he’s more than capable of improving his previous Triple Crown result. With clear skies and the determination to take over the red plate, Saturday’s race can’t come soon enough for Cianciarulo.
“We only raced the Triple Crown format once last year compared to the East Coast guys who actually had to do it twice, but I think having one year under our belts will help us know what to expect and how to approach the race,” said Cianciarulo. “If we can minimize mistakes in that first race, we should be able to settle in for the final two races. Also thankful there won’t be any rain this weekend, so there isn’t an extra element to deal with.”
Marchbanks has been working to get settled into the routine of race day and continued to put in a top 10 effort last weekend in Glendale. He’ll be brand new to the race format but doesn’t see that as a problem.
“All of this is new to me so I don’t see this weekend as something I should worry about,” said Marchbanks. “I have an amazing team behind me that has been helping me stay focused on racing my own race and making improvements where they need to be made. With three races, we know starts will be very important, so we’ve been working on that.”
The Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki riders will be signing autographs on Friday, January 18 from 6 - 7 p.m. at Del Amo Motorsports of Orange County in Santa Ana, California. Saturday’s race from Angel Stadium will be broadcast live on NBC Sports starting at 10 p.m. ET.
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