Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki’s Cianciarulo Extends Points Lead at Budds Creek2019-08-19 06:26
Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki’s Adam Cianciarulo may not have won the race at Budds Creek Motocross Park but he was able to secure two additional points in the championship standings, extending his lead to 30 with his second-place finish. Martin Davalos had a great first moto where he finished ninth but retired early from Moto 2 to finish 16th overall. Garrett Marchbanks ended his day early after tweaking his ankle on the start of Moto 1.
Returning to the place of his first overall victory brought back good memories for Cianciarulo and he was ready to fight for another win. In Moto 1, he almost grabbed the holeshot and was right on the leader when the rut he was using went away. He quickly remounted and was back up and running in fifth. By the ninth lap he was able to move into second, where he ended the moto.
The second moto forced Cianciarulo to come through the pack after a rider went down in front of him on the start. He came around 10th and was steadily pushing forward. By Lap 10 Cianciarulo had made it up to fifth and rode smart to the finish, not making mistakes and taking the extra points.
“I always want to win, but standing on the podium with some extra points is still a good way to end the day,” said Cianciarulo. “We have one more race and we’ll be working this week to come back and improve, hopefully ending the season with a win.”
Davalos had a decent first round back from injury and was on a roll to put his No. 73 near the front this weekend. In Moto 1 he got a fourth-place start and was riding well at the front, ultimately crossing the finish line in ninth. The second moto wasn’t as kind and after going down on the start, got up to find his radiator punctured and unable to continue. His 9-40 put him 16th on the day.
“The first moto was a great step in the right direction,” said Davalos. “My bike was running great and we had a good pace in the first moto. It was a bummer to go out so quickly in the second moto and not be able to back it up. I’ll be ready to end the season on a high note.”
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250 Class Event Results - Mechanicsville, Maryland (Budds Creek Motocross Park)
Shane McElrath (KTM), 1-1
Adam Cianciarulo (Kawasaki), 2-5
Justin Cooper (Yamaha), 6-2
Dylan Ferrandis (Yamaha), 4-4
RJ Hampshire (Honda), 3-8
Cameron Mcadoo (KTM), 8-9
Chase Sexton (Honda), 12-6
Ty Masterpool (Yamaha), 7-11
Alex Martin (Suzuki), 18-3
Michael Mosiman (Husqvarna), 5-14
16. Martin Davalos (Kawasaki), 9-40
43. Garrett Marchbanks (Kawasaki), 40-DNS
250 Class Championship Points Standings
Adam Cianciarulo (Kawasaki), 479
Dylan Ferrandis (Husqvarna), 449
Justin Cooper (Yamaha), 419
RJ Hampshire (Honda), 310
Colt Nichols (Yamaha), 292
Chase Sexton (Honda), 278
Alex Martin (Suzuki), 277
Shane McElrath (KTM), 260
Michael Mosiman (Yamaha), 258
Hunter Lawrence (Honda), 252
14. Garrett Marchbanks (Kawasaki), 108
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.
Source: Next Level Sports Management
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