Monster Energy Kawasaki: Loretta Lynn's II Pro National Preview2020-08-24 06:00
Second Round's a Charm.
Monster Energy Kawasaki rider Eli Tomac has won the second race of the Pro Motocross season for the past two years in a row. If he wins this Saturday at Round 2 of the 2020 AMA Pro Motocross series, he will tie Mike Kiedrowski as the only other Kawasaki rider to win Round 2 of the race series three years in a row.
Mike Kiedrowski: 1993 - 1995 (Kawasaki)
Eli Tomac: 2018 - 2019 (Kawasaki)
47 Years. 20 Champions.
Over the past 47 years of racing, 42% of riders who have won Round 2 of the race series have gone on to be crowned champion in the 450MX class. Furthermore, since the dawn of the four-stroke era, three different Kawasaki racers have won Round 2 of the Pro Motocross series and have gone on to win the title FOUR TIMES in the 450MX class.
2008 - James Stewart Jr.
2013 - Ryan Villopoto
2018 - Eli Tomac
2019 - Eli Tomac
Success at an Early Age.
34 out of 38 of the pro motocross racers who lined up for the inaugural pro national this past weekend at Loretta Lynn’s Ranch have a total of 491 starts competing in the AMA Amateur National Championships which also takes place at the ranch every summer. 25 of those riders have won a total of 91 amateur titles at the ranch.
Current Kawasaki riders have found tremendous success in their young racing careers. Here is where they stack up among the field of current pro motocross racers:
Loretta Lynn’s AMA Amateur National Championships:
1st - Adam Cianciarulo: 11
2nd - Eli Tomac: 8
3rd - Garrett Marchbanks: 8
5th - Austin Forkner: 6
Title Runs Start Early.
Monster Energy Kawasaki rider Adam Cianciarulo grabbed his second overall win at Round 2 last year at Fox Raceway before earning two additional overall wins to go on to win his first 250 AMA Pro Motocross Championship and the 15th 250 class motocross championship for Kawasaki.
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"Round 1 was hot and cold for us, but overall I am pleased with how the day went for the most part. We made some bike changes between motos and now have an idea of what to expect heading back there this weekend. I will say that it was cool rolling onto the Ranch and seeing the pavilion and things like that instantly takes you back down memory lane."
- Eli Tomac
"It was cool for sure to come back here to the Ranch. I never raced on big bikes here, so the last time I raced here was in 2012 on a Supermini. I’ve come back a few times to visit over the years, but racing it on big bikes was the biggest change for me. Obviously, I am bummed about the mistake I made in Moto 2 while leading, but we’ve had a good week of training and ready to get back out front and stay there this time!"
- Adam Cianciarulo
Source: Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A.
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