Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki’s Cianciarulo Finishes Florida National on the Podium

2019-06-24 03:55
Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki’s Adam Cianciarulo rode a solid race at WW Ranch Motocross Park to collect third overall with a 5-3. The sandy, rutted track was a challenge for all the riders and Cianciarulo kept it on two wheels to keep his double-digit points lead intact. Teammate Martin Davalos showed signs of speed, but a fall in Moto 2 pushed him to finish 18th overall with an 18-17 moto score. Garrett Marchbanks sat out of the round in Florida and is hoping to return next weekend at Southwick.

Cianciarulo was looking forward to racing in his home state as the series made its debut at the WW Ranch Motocross Park. In Moto 1, Cianciarulo got pinched on the start and came around the first lap in eighth. The fast track was tough to pass on but Cianciarulo was making progress and was into the top five by Lap 6. He had made it up to fourth, but settled for fifth when the race was complete.

In Moto 2, Cianciarulo’s start was better and came out fourth after the first lap shuffle. He quickly made it up to third on Lap 2 but the fast track already had the front two riders putting a gap on the field. Cianciarulo made a push, but found his rhythm in third and stuck with it. His 5-3 on the day still landed him on the overall podium in third and helped him hold an 18-point lead in the championship.

“Today I wasn’t feeling the best out on the track so all things considered, I’m happy to have walked away with third overall,” said Cianciarulo. “Not being on top of the podium after four rounds is definitely a motivator to get after it this week and come to Southwick pumped up for a win.”

The day started off on a positive note for Davalos who finished the qualifying sessions in fifth. He rounded the Moto 1 start near the front, coming around Lap 1 in 11th. Davalos fell back to 16th on Lap 5 and eventually crossed the line in 18th. Moto 2 was an uphill battle for Davalos who went down on the opening lap and was credited with 38th. He showed his speed in this moto, passing all the way up to 17th by the final lap. His 18-17 placed him 18th overall.

“It was a tough day today but I felt good in the final moto even after going down,” said Davalos. “With the race next week also being pretty sandy, I think we got an idea of the set up for next week so I’m hopeful to bounce back in Southwick.”

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250 Class Event Results - Jacksonville, Florida (WW Ranch Motocross Park)

Justin Cooper (Yamaha), 2-2
Dylan Ferrandis (Yamaha), 4-1
Adam Cianciarulo (Kawasaki), 5-3
Michael Mosiman (Husqvarna), 3-5
Hunter Lawrence (Honda), 8-4
Alex Martin (Suzuki), 7-6
Colt Nichols (Yamaha), 9-7
RJ Hampshire (Honda), 6-11
Chase Sexton (Honda), 1-39
Jacob Hayes (Yamaha), 13-8
18. Martin Davalos (Kawasaki), 18-17

250 Class Championship Points Standings
Adam Cianciarulo (Kawasaki), 222
Justin Cooper (Yamaha), 204
Dylan Ferrandis (Husqvarna), 187
Chase Sexton (Honda), 159
Colt Nichols (Yamaha), 152
Michael Mosiman (Yamaha), 148
Hunter Lawrence (Honda), 142
RJ Hampshire (Honda), 129
Alex Martin (Suzuki), 116
Shane McElrath (KTM), 79
12. Garrett Marchbanks (Kawasaki), 63
14. Martin Davalos (Kawasaki), 54

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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