Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki’s Savatgy Earns Moto Win On The Way To Podium Finish2017-08-14 08:30
Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki’s Joey Savatgy and Adam Cianciarulo faced two very different track conditions from Moto 1 to Moto 2 as the skies opened up on Unadilla MX shortly after Savatgy claimed the Moto 1 win. The three-time overall winner this season had to come from behind in sloppy conditions in Moto 2 to earn second overall, while Cianciarulo raced to a 5-8 moto score to finish sixth overall.
Savatgy was riding a two-race win streak into Round 10 and proved he came to win after scoring the top qualifier award. In Moto 1, he tucked in behind his teammate Cianciarulo off the start and followed him around the first lap in second. He stayed with him and after Cianciarulo made a mistake, took over the lead and never looked back. Unfortunately the weather didn’t cooperate to provide the same track conditions in Moto 2 and the riders faced a soupy and sloppy racetrack when the motos resumed for only 20 minutes plus one lap. Savatgy got a decent start, but had to settle for fourth, giving him second overall with a 1-4.
“Even though I won the last race with a 7-1 in Washington, I still feel like I’ve found my groove again up front,” said Savatgy. “It would have been interesting if the weather held up and we were able to race in the dry again, but that’s racing. We only have four motos left, but I’m ready to be at the front in each race.”
Cianciarulo started the day as the Moto 1 holeshot winner, leading the field and his teammate for a good portion of the first half of the race. On Lap 7, Cianciarulo lost the front end in a turn and went down, but quickly remounted in third. He would eventually finish fifth in Moto 1. With a sloppy track to manage, Cianciarulo worked his way up from a start outside the top 10 to finish eighth. His 5-8 scores placed him just off the top five in sixth.
“We had a great first moto going until I made a small mistake that cost me,” said Cianciarulo. “It was hard to get going again after that and I was able to keep it in the top five. The second moto was all about survival on the start, which we did, but I was still far enough back to make it hard on myself to work through the pack. It’s going to be fun going into Budds Creek knowing that we had some speed to work with in Moto 1 this weekend.”
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250 Class Results (Moto Results)
Jeremy Martin, Honda (2-1)
Joey Savatgy, Kawasaki (1-4)
Zach Osborne, Husqvarna (3-5)
Dylan Ferrandis, Yamaha (6-3)
Justin Cooper Yamaha (12-2)
Adam Cianciarulo, Kawasaki (5-8)
Aaron Plessinger, Yamaha (4-10)
RJ Hampshire, Honda (8-6)
Chase Sexton, Honda (7-12)
Kyle Cunningham, Suzuki (13-7)
250 Class Points, After 10 of 12 Rounds
Zach Osborne, Husqvarna, 413
Jeremy Martin, Honda, 350
Joey Savatgy, Kawasaki, 324
Dylan Ferrandis, Yamaha, 299
Alex Martin, KTM, 296
Aaron Plessinger, Yamaha, 285
Adam Cianciarulo, Kawasaki, 283
Colt Nichols, Yamaha, 235
Mitchell Harrison, Yamaha, 229
Shane McElrath, KTM, 210
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 29 AMA championships and more than 250 race wins in more than 30 years of competition.
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