Monster Energy Kawasaki: Loretta Lynn's Pro National Preview

2020-08-14 03:26
New Season. New Opportunities.
Eli Tomac and Adam Cianciarulo will make their 2020 AMA Pro Motocross Championship debut this weekend at the inaugural Loretta Lynn's National in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee. Tomac will begin his championship campaign chasing a fourth consecutive title, while rookie sensation Cianciarulo and reigning 250MX champion looks to channel his past success to podium performances in his 450 AMA Pro Motocross debut.
HOT START.
Since turning pro in 2010, Eli Tomac's average overall finishing position at his first race of the motocross season is 2.4. He has only finished off the podium at the opening race of the season twice in his career and has never finished lower than fifth place overall.
COVID-19.
Due to the COVID-19 global pandemic, MX Sports, the promotor of the AMA Pro Motocross Championship, has had to get creative with the 2020 schedule and put contingencies into place in order to meet state, county, and local government regulations. For the first time in Pro Motocross history, the series will race multiple rounds with no fans in attendance and even feature a doubleheader weekend at RedBud that will host Rounds 4 and 5 only two days apart.
Returning to the Ranch.
Adam Cianciarulo returns to Loretta Lynn's Ranch for the first time since 2012 where he won both the Supermini 1 and Supermini 2 championships aboard his KX™100. Cianciarulo is the winningest mini-bike rider to ever compete at the AMA Amateur National Championships with his 11 titles. 2020 will mark the first time Cianciarulo has ever competed at the ranch on a big bike.
New Faces.
The 2020 AMA Pro Motocross Championship season will mark the Monster Energy®/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki Pro Motocross debut ride for all three riders. 2020 is Cameron McAdoo’s first full season under the prestigious awning and his first time at the nationals aboard a KX™250, while fellow new-comers Darian Sanayei and Mitchell Harrison recently joined the squad to fill in for the entire pro motocross season.
"There are so many memories from racing Loretta’s as an amateur. It will be great just to be back in the presence of the ranch and race the proving grounds of our sport. I look forward to the track itself and seeing how it feels compared to 10 years ago."
- Eli Tomac
"Yeah, it’s a unique situation. It’s obviously special for me because I’ve had a lot of good memories there as a kid. When I left Loretta’s after racing for the last time when I knew I was going to go pro the year after, I never thought I’d come back and have the chance to race there again so that’s definitely special and I’m looking forward to making the best of it."
- Adam Cianciarulo

Source: Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A.

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