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March 26, 2017

Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki's Savatgy Regains Points Lead in Detroit

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Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki's Joey Savatgy and Adam Cianciarulo were main players in one of the wildest races this season, with Savatgy earning his third-straight runner-up finish while Cianciarulo was third. In addition to grabbing his fourth podium of the season, Savatgy regained the point's lead and sits nine points ahead of second. Cianciarulo moved to fourth in the standings and is 11 points back of his teammate.

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Joey Savatgy

Coming into the evening, Savatgy clocked in the second-fastest lap time in qualifying on the slick and tricky track. He rode through the pack in his heat race to finish second. In the main event, Savatgy got a great start and was in the hunt for the lead, taking over the top spot on Lap 3. He ended up going down but got going again in third, staying with the front pack. Savatgy traded positions with second and third a few times before finishing less than a second behind the winner. Savatgy ended the night claiming the coveted red plate and a nice cushion between him and second place, nine points back.

"The points lead is good, but frustrated for sure because that win was within my grasp," said Savatgy."In the main,I put myself in position and had a little gap in the lead and made a mistake. Once I got back into my grove, I caught back up and almost won. So my speed there is encouraging and we're really happy to leave with the points lead."

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Adam Cianciarulo

Like Savatgy, Cianciarulo was able to charge the track in practice and come away with third in qualifying. He won his second heat race of the season in impressive fashion. The good gate pick helped him shoot out to the main event holeshot, leading the first few laps before briefly going down. He remounted in fourth and started his race back to the front. Even with a time gap, Cianciarulo charged and passed for the podium spot with two laps to go.

"I feel good with the results after not getting much riding in this week with my knee injury last week," said Cianciarulo. "I put myself in a good positon tonight and coming out of here we are optimistic as we closed the points gap. Couldn't be more excited to have a shot at the championship and it's looking like this thing will go down to Vegas."

250SX Class Main Event Results

1. Jordon Smith (KTM)
2. Joey Savatgy (Kawasaki)
3. Adam Cianciarulo (Kawasaki)
4. Dylan Ferrandis (Yamaha)
5. Kyle Cunningham (Suzuki)
6. Mitchell Harrison (Yamaha)
7. Christian Craig (Honda)
8. Gannon Audette (Kawasaki)
9. Anthony Rodriguez (Yamaha)
10. Luke Renzland (Yamaha)

250SX Class Points, After 6 of 9 Rounds

1. Joey Savatgy (Kawasaki), 124
2. Jordon Smith (KTM), 115
3. Zach Osborne (Husqvarna), 114
4. Adam Cianciarulo (Kawasaki), 113
5. Dylan Ferrandis (Yamaha), 86
6. Christian Craig (Honda), 65
7. Luke Renzland (Yamaha), 61
8. Alex Martin (KTM), 60
9. Anthony Rodriguez (Yamaha), 58
10. Mitchell Harrison (Yamaha), 52

 


 

March 19, 2017

Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki's Savatgy Remains In The Hunt With Indianapolis Runner-Up Finish

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Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki's Joey Savatgy earned his second consecutive runner-up finish, helping him stay in the hunt for the championship after five of nine rounds. Teammate Adam Cianciarulo overcame an issue in practice to rebound for a fifth in the main event and still holding on to third in the championship standings.

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Joey Savatgy

Savatgy came into the night event as the top qualifier ready to showcase his speed in the heat and main event. He raced well in the heat race where he finished third. When the gate dropped for the main event, it was another Pro Circuit holeshot as Savatgy led the field around the first corner, settling into the lead. He maintained the top spot until he was basically hit and passed around the halfway point of the race. Savatgy didn't give up and narrowly missed the top spot, finishing just 2 seconds back of the winner.

"We made some progress tonight, but I didn't feel like I got into my groove until later in the race," said Savatgy. "I got a little tight and after Zach (Osborne) went by, I got into a better rhythm and did my best to find an opportunity. We still have three big races left in the season and I'm ready to push until the end."

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Adam Cianciarulo

Cianciarulo came into the round with newfound confidence, but was forced to overcome adversity after going down in second practice and finding himself with less track time going into the night show. He was able to ride to a solid third-place finish in his heat, putting him in good position for the main event. He started the 15-minute main event in sixth and as the leader pack rode away, Cianciarulo was able to move into fifth. He put in a solid effort, and finished the night in fifth.

"The day was decent considering how it started with the mishap in practice," said Cianciarulo. "Overall the result- I don't like getting fifth place, but considering the circumstances and not feeling 100 percent, I feel like we salvaged a lot of points."

250SX Class Main Event Results

1. Zach Osborne (Husqvarna)
2. Joey Savatgy (Kawasaki)
3. Jordon Smith (KTM)
4. Alex Martin (KTM)
5. Adam Cianciarulo (Kawasaki)
6. Christian Craig (Honda)
7. Dylan Ferrandis (Yamaha)
8. Mitchell Harrison (Yamaha)
9. Anthony Rodriguez (Yamaha)
10. Kyle Cunningham (Suzuki)

 


 

March 12, 2017

Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki's Cianciarulo Wins First Supercross Since 2014

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Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki's Adam Cianciarulo ascended to the top step of the podium almost three years to the date of his last supercross win in 2014, leading wire-to-wire in his hometown race at Daytona International Speedway. After recovering from injuries the past three years, Cianciarulo finally felt vindication taking his fourth career victory. The podium celebration was even sweeter as teammate Joey Savatgy made it a 1-2 Pro Circuit domination with the duo crossing the finish line over 10 seconds ahead of the third place.

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Adam Cianciarulo

Leading into the main event, Cianciarulo rode consistently as he qualified third in practice and came out of his heat in fourth. When the gate dropped for the 250SX main event, both Cianciarulo and Savatgy jumped to the front with Cianciarulo taking over the lead just a few corners in. He never looked back, rode hard the entire 15 laps and came away with his fourth career victory.

"Getting hurt a few timese in a row can make you have those doubts [if you'll win again]," said Cianciarulo. "It's hard to come from the bottom and get back to the top. It's the accumulation of so many people, so many hours of work that have pushed me to get here. It's hard to describe but it's an incredible feeling to be back on the podium."

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Joey Savatgy

Like Cianciarulo, Savatgy had good speed as he came into the main event, qualifying second and coming through the pack in his heat race to finish third. When the riders shot out of the gate, it was Savatgy who grabbed the holeshot and led the field around the first turn. After being overtaken by his teammate, Savatgy stayed right on him, not giving him much breathing room as he tried to get close enough to make a pass. He eventually settled for second but made up valuable points in the championship where he now sits just six points back.

"The last few weekends have been tough and it's really nice to be back on the podium," said Savatgy. "We gained some good points in the championship and I don't plan on stopping anytime soon. I try each week to get better and I think this was a good weekend for us."

250SX Class Main Event Results

1. Adam Cianciarulo (Kawasaki)
2. Joey Savatgy (Kawasaki)
3. Dylan Ferrandis (Yamaha)
4. Jordon Smith (KTM)
5. Zach Osborne (Husqvarna)
6. Lorenzo Locurcio (Yamaha)
7. Kyle Cunningham (Suzuki)
8. Alex Martin (KTM)
9. Luke Renzland (Yamaha)
10. Dakota Alix (KTM)

 


 

March 5, 2017

Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki's Cianciarulo Breaks Through for First Podium of the Season

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Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki's Adam Cianciarulo raced to the podium for the first time this season, giving him the needed confidence boost as the series took over the Rogers Centre in Canada. His efforts helped propel him to a tie for third in the championship standings. Teammate Joey Savatgy was in podium position, but he went down late in the race and that pushed him down the charts to sixth.

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Adam Cianciarulo

Cianciarulo returned to the site of his 2014 season-ending crash looking to not only overcome his past, but have his best night of the season. After finishing second in his heat race, Cianciarulo worked hard to get a good start and was aggressive in the opening lap to start in fourth. He minimized his mistakes, which kept him close to the front-runners. When the 15 minutes plus one lap was complete, Cianciarulo finished the night as the runner-up.

"I've definitely been through a lot to get back here [on the podium]," said Cianciarulo. "This is a really good step for me. It was a night where I didn't necessarily feel my best so I'm happy with the end result. I've gone through a lot to get back here so I'm stoked and thankful to be here."

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Joey Savatgy

Savatgy showcased his speed throughout the day. He qualified third and then went onto finish fourth in his heat race. When the gate dropped for the main event, it was Savatgy who took the holeshot and raced back and forth for the lead. He settled into second around Lap 7, but with just a few laps remaining, Savatgy miscalculated a rhythm section and went down. He quickly remounted his Kawasaki KX250F and was able to still come across the finish in sixth.

"The biggest thing I need to do is to minimize mistakes," said Savatgy. "It's frustrating because I feel like we're prepared and we come in ready. I'm really looking forward to a little redemption next week."

250SX Class Main Event Results

1. Zach Osborne (Husqvarna)
2. Adam Cianciarulo (Kawasaki)
3. Christian Craig (Honda)
4. Colt Nichols (Yamaha)
5. Dylan Ferrandis (Yamaha)
6. Joey Savatgy (Kawasaki)
7. Jordon Smith (KTM)
8. Kyle Peters (Suzuki)
9. Cameron Mcadoo (Honda)
10. Anthony Rodriguez (Yamaha)

 


 

February 25, 2017

Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki Comes Through The Pack in Atlanta

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Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki's Joey Savatgy and Adam Cianciarulo worked through the mid-pack starts to finish fourth and seventh, respectively, during one of the final events that will take place inside the Georgia Dome. With two races out of nine completed, Savatgy sits second and only two points back in the championship standings, while Cianciarulo is currently fifth.

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Joey Savatgy

Savatgy entered the night show as the top qualifier after posting the fastest time in practice. He raced to a second-place finish in his heat race, giving him a nice gate pick going into the main event. The start was a bit tricky and chaotic, leaving Savatgy to come around the first lap in eighth. He had worked his way into fifth by the halfway mark, eventually picking off one more rider before the checkered flag where he finished fourth.

"We struggled a little bit today and not getting the start in the main definitely made it for a tougher race than I wanted," said Savatgy. "We are just two points back with seven rounds still to go so there is a lot of racing left. My goal is to be on the podium every race so I'm looking to get back up there next weekend."

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Adam Cianciarulo

Cianciarulo started the night earning his third career heat-race win. After the first lap of the main event, Cianciarulo sat close to the front-runners in fourth. He was staying with the pack but had a quick flip over and then was forced off the track trying to avoid a crash in front of him. When he was able to rejoin, he was pushed back to 10th and had to work hard again to move through the pack. Cianciarulo used the final laps to move into seventh, where he finished.

"I feel like I've been making some silly rookie mistakes, but I know that will come around when I get some more racing under my belt," said Cianciarulo. "Even with the mistakes that I made, I do think my racing is coming along after so much time away from supercross."

250SX Class Main Event Results

1. Zach Osborne (Husqvarna)
2. Alex Martin (KTM)
3. Colt Nichols (Yamaha)
4. Joey Savatgy (Kawasaki)
5. Jordon Smith (KTM)
6. Luke Renzland (Yamaha)
7. Adam Cianciarulo (Kawasaki)
8. Fredrik Noren (Honda)
9. Kyle Peters (Suzuki)
10. RJ Hampshire (Honda)

 


 

February 18, 2017

Joey Savatgy Keeps Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki's Win Streak Alive in Minneapolis

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Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki's Joey Savatgy kept a personal and team win streak alive as he claimed the first victory of the 2017 Eastern Regional 250SX Championship inside U.S. Bank Stadium. While Savatgy extended the Pro Circuit win streak to five, he also continued his win streak started at the final race in Las Vegas last season. Teammate Adam Cianciarulo overcame a tough start to finish fifth.

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Joey Savatgy

Savatgy was just edged out for the top spot in qualifying, but had no problem claiming his first heat race win of the season. In the main event, Savatgy got a great start and settled in behind the leader on the opening laps. Just before halfway, he was able to get by the leader and bring home another win for the Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki team.

"It was a tight track that was a bit tricky," said Savatgy. "I just tried to stay close to the leader and was able to get around him. We have some stuff we can work on this week and I'm really looking forward to the race this weekend in Atlanta."

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Adam Cianciarulo

In his first supercross race back since 2014, Cianciarulo was ready to shake off the cobwebs and prove his speed on the track. He qualified fourth overall and finished just behind his teammate in the heat race for second. Once the main event kicked off, Cianciarulo had a bit of work to do after a mid-pack start but he was up to the challenge and made passes all the way up fifth.

"I think I rode pretty tight since it has been a few years I've been behind a supercross starting gate," said Cianciarulo. "I think my confidence is there and happy that we got some good points out of my first race back as we head to Atlanta."

250SX Class Main Event Results

1. Joey Savatgy (Kawasaki)
2. Jordon Smith (KTM)
3. Zach Osborne (Husqvarna)
4. RJ Hampshire (Honda)
5. Adam Cianciarulo (Kawasaki)
6. Dylan Ferrandis (Yamaha)
7. Anthony Rodriguez (Yamaha)
8. Luke Renzland (Yamaha)
9. Kyle Peters (Suzuki)
10. Colt Nichols (Yamaha)

 


 

February 11, 2017

Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki Justin Hill Stretches Points Lead With Fourth Consecutive Win

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Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki's Justin Hill raced to his fourth-straight victory of the season with the win at AT&T Stadium. The win helped propel him a comfortable 21 points ahead of second place in the championship standings. Teammate Austin Forkner bounced back from his tough previous round to score his second career podium as the runner-up finisher.

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Justin Hill

Hill had a perfect day in the Lone Star State, starting with the top qualifier and onto a great heat race battle where he took another win. With a projected long main event, Hill tucked into second on the start and stayed close to the leader. After 15 laps, the leader pulled off with an issue and Hill was able to take over the lead and hold on for five more laps, coming across the finish with his fourth consecutive win.

"I felt great all day," said Hill. "Fastest qualifier, heat win and topped it off with a main event victory. It's not exactly how I wanted it but we'll take it anyway we can. Heading into the break on a win streak feels great."

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Austin Forkner

Forkner gained momentum all day, which turned to an exciting heat race where he led six laps before Hill overtook him. In the main event, he shot out to an awesome start and tucked in behind his teammate in third. He remained close the entire race, only finishing two seconds behind Hill.

"Today went well," said Forkner."I felt comfortable all day. I felt like I made huge strides today with my speed and was able to pace the leaders. After last week, it feels great to be able to put it back up on the box."

250SX Class Main Event Results

1. Justin Hill (Kawasaki)
2. Austin Forkner (Kawasaki)
3. Aaron Plessinger (Yamaha)
4. Jimmy Decotis (Honda)
5. Dan Reardon (Yamaha)
6. Jeremy Martin (Honda)
7. Martin Davalos (Husqvarna)
8. Cole Martinez (Yamaha)
9. Hayden Mellross (Yamaha)
10. Kyle Chisholm (Honda)

 


 

February 5, 2017

Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki Justin Hill Takes Over Points Lead in Oakland

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Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki's Justin Hill claimed his third straight victory of the season, bringing Pro Circuit's win record to 251. With the win, Hill took over the championship point's lead and the coveted red plate. Teammate Austin Forkner was forced to retire from the race early after an opening lap crash.

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Justin Hill

Hill had all the cards stacked against him in Oakland, but he wasn't going to let sickness or a treacherous track keep him from his third-straight win. He started the day with the fastest lap time in qualifying and then went on to take second in his heat race. In the main event, he avoided a second turn pileup and pushed his way to the front, leading wire-to-wire. It wasn't without drama as he had gone down late in the race but had enough of a gap to keep the lead and go on to win.

"Tonight was crazy because the track was really rutted and if you lost focus for a second you could go off the track," said Hill."I was sick all week and didn't ride. My team was great. They gave me the confidence I needed to get through this tough day."

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Austin Forkner

Forkner started showing his speed in qualifying where he placed sixth. Once the night show started, he overcame a tough heat race where he went off the track early but came back to finish fifth. he shot out to an awesome start in the main event, but ultimately went down and was unable to continue, scoring him 22nd for the evening.

"Today wasn't easy," said Forkner. "I struggled to find my groove and get a clean lap in. Once I made it through the heat race in one piece, I made a mistake in the main and it ended my race. I have to take the good with the bad and just move on. We'll go to Texas and give it another shot before the break."

250SX Class Main Event Results

1. Justin Hill (Kawasaki)
2. Martin Davalos (Husqvarna)
3. Shane McElrath (KTM)
4. James Decotis (Honda)
5. Phil Nicoletti (Suzuki)
6. Aaron Plessinger(Yamaha)
7. Kyle Chisholm (Honda)
8. Justin Starling (Husqvarna)
9. Noah Mcconahy (Yamaha)
10. Heath Harrison (Yamaha)
22. Austin Forkner (Kawasaki)

 


 

January 31, 2017

Pro Circuit Racing Team Celebrates 250 Wins

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Winning a professional Supercross or Motocross event is an incredible accomplishment, and many racers have captured the illustrious "W" under the Pro Circuit team colors. The first win came on January 12, 1991 with Brian Swink, a young Michigan Native racer at the Citrus Bowl in Orlando, Florida. Soon, Pro Circuit would see more success with riders Jeremy McGrath, Ryan Hughes, Mickael Pichon, Ricky Carmichael, Ryan Villopoto and many more. After competing as a professional race team for 26 years, racking up wins and championships, our team was able to add another notch on the belt on January 28, 2017 when Justin Hill earned the team's 250th event win.

The historic win came during round four of the 2017 Monster Energy Supercross Championship where Justin Hill rode to victory at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona. Teammates Joey Savatgy and Austin Forkner contributed to this milestone with a combined eight event wins during the 2016 season in both the Monster Energy Supercross Championship and the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship.

The team's success can be accredited to more than riders alone. Pro Circuit founder and team owner Mitch Payton assembled highly skilled engine and suspension technicians throughout the years that have assisted with the team's achievements. The team has been privileged to work with many of the best brands and companies in the industry to help keep our bikes running and looking great. The very same superior equipment that has snagged 250 checkered flags is the same equipment we offer to our customers, including; exhaust, engine and suspension services, engine parts and bike accessories. We race what we sell, and if 250 event wins is any indication of the quality and performance of our products we offer, it's safe to say we know what we're doing.

Pro Circuit would like to sincerely thank all current and past racers, staff, sponsors and friends for their commitment and support in helping us reach this amazing feat! Undoubtedly, when the next victory emerges, it will be a victory for all involved.

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January 29, 2017

Double Podium in Phoenix

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Prepared for another exciting round of the 2017 Monster Energy Supercross Championship, Justin Hill and Austin Forkner arrived in Arizona fit for battle. Motivated by last weekend's positive results, the Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki team has been busy on and off the track dialing in their rides and prepping for battle. Their hard work paid off and both riders landed on the podium. Justin Hill's victory marked the team's 250th win and Austin Forkner's 3rd place finish marked the rookie's first professional Supercross podium.

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Justin Hill

It was another great weekend for Justin Hill. In the day's qualifying, he set the fastest lap times and kept the momentum going. In Heat 2, he easily took the number one spot and looked forward to the night's final race. In the main event he stayed smooth lap after lap. In the final minutes, Justin made his move on the points leader, moving past him and taking the lead. Holding his position, he crossed the checkers in first for back-to-back podiums!

"I pushed hard and around the halfway mark, I knew I was inching up on the leader, I was hitting my marks and riding well. My mechanic was doing really well at getting me my times and keeping me up on where I was at. I dropped the lead down to about four seconds and then the leader tangled with a couple lappers and I reeled up on him and I thought, this is it, I'm going to do it! Even after the race I was talking with my family and still couldn't believe I did that. I did it, it was so cool!"

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Austin Forkner

Week after week, Austin Forkner continues to impress. The rookie rider was off to a good start in Heat 1. He took the holeshot and battled for the lead, and finished the heat race in second. In the night's main event, he and his KX250F once again took the holeshot and competed for the number one spot. Throughout the evening, he stayed within the top three and pushed himself to remain there. At the checkered flag, Austin finished in third and experienced his first professional Monster Energy Supercross podium!

"The race was good. I rode a lot better than I have been, more consistent and didn't make mistakes. I was really confident in my starts, back to back weekends I've earned both holeshots in the heat and main. With starts like that I knew I was going to be up there and thought if someone gets by I just need to relax, figure out what they're doing better than me and use it to be better. I knew I needed to not make mistakes like I did in the heat where I cased the triple trying to pass someone back. I tried to ride smooth and fast, I'm really happy with how I opened the race and I held the lead for a few laps which is definitely the best I've done so far."

250SX Phoenix Main Event

1. Justin Hill, Kawasaki - 25
2. Shane McElrath, KTM - 22
3. Austin Forkner, Kawasaki - 20
4. Aaron Plessinger, Yamaha - 18
5. Martin Davalos, Husqvarna - 16
6. Dan Reardon, Yamaha - 15
7. Joshua Hansen, Husqvarna - 14
8. James Decotis, Honda - 13
9. Phillip Nicoletti, Suzuki - 12
10. Cole Martinez, Yamaha - 11

250SX West Overall Championship Point Standings

1. Shane McElrath, KTM - 92
2. Justin Hill, Kawasaki - 88
3. Aaron Plessinger, Yamaha - 82
4. Martin Davalos, Husqvarna - 70
5. Austin Forkner, Kawasaki - 67
6. James Decotis, Honda - 55
7. Dan Reardon, Yamaha - 47
8. Jeremy Martin, Honda - 40
9. Phillip Nicoletti, Suzuki - 38
10. Joshua Hansen, Husqvarna - 37

 


 

January 22, 2017

Justin Hill Wins at A2

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Round 3 of the Monster Energy Supercross Championship brought the Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki team back to Anaheim this past Saturday. Having experienced wet weather for much of the week, the sun came out and welcomed the team back to Angel Stadium. Quickly setting the pace for the day, Justin Hill and Austin Forkner got to work during qualifying and carried the momentum into the night's heat races and Main Event. At the end of the evening, Justin Hill led the 250 class and found himself on top of the box.

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Justin Hill

Having nearly taken the win last weekend in San Diego, Justin Hill was more than ready to takeover this weekend. He and his KX250F had no problem setting the fastest time during qualifying. After a top three finish in Heat 1, the Main Event was looking better and better for number 46. He charged through the pack in the main and in Turn 1 he snagged the lead. Maintaining his position, he captured his first win of the season!

"The weekend ended great. It's funny because I started the day feeling off, but when the main comes around and there's points on the line, it's go time. I let it all hang out on the track and I was able to do it confidently. When I took over the lead I didn't expect to get it at that time, it came faster than I thought and I just went with it. I'm excited about the rest of the season and about right now."

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Austin Forkner

Demonstrating constant improvement, Austin Forkner arrived in Southern California fit for battle. In Heat 2 he grabbed the lead and rode aggressively to maintain his spot. Keeping an impressive pace, the rookie Supercross rider experienced his first heat win! Austin blasted past the competition in the main and took the holeshot. Staying solid all day, he finished just outside of the top three and remains eager and enthusiastic for a podium finish!

"I was charging pretty hard in the first lap. I was stood up a couple times and then made a mistake in the whoops and went back to fourth. Most of the race all happened in the first couple laps for me. If I was able to get the first few laps clean I would have had a better result. After I started riding smoother, I was able to match the pace of the riders in front of me and I feel really confident moving forward."

250SX Anaheim 2 Main Event

1. Justin Hill, Kawasaki - 25
2. Aaron Plessinger, Yamaha - 22
3. Shane McElrath, KTM - 20
4. Austin Forkner, Kawasaki - 18
5. Martin Davalos, Husqvarna - 16
6. James Decotis, Honda - 15
7. Dan Reardon, Yamaha - 14
8. Tyler Bowers, Yamaha - 13
9. Josh Hansen, Husqvarna - 12
10. Jeremy Martin, Honda - 11

250SX West Overall Championship Point Standings

1. Shane McElrath, KTM - 70
2. Aaron Plessinger, Yamaha - 64
3. Justin Hill, Kawasaki - 63
4. Martin Davalos, Husqvarna - 54
5. Austin Forkner, Kawasaki - 47
6. James Decotis, Honda - 42
7. Jeremy Martin, Honda - 40
8. Tyler Bowers, Yamaha - 33
9. Dan Reardon, Yamaha - 32
10. Phillip Nicoletti, Suzuki - 26

 


 

January 16, 2017

Podium for Justin Hill

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This past Saturday the Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki team arrived in San Diego fit for battle. The team entered round two determined to land on the podium and quickly got to work on this goal during the morning's qualifying sessions. With seemingly effortlessly ease, Justin Hill set the fastest lap times aboard his KX250F. Justin took the win in the second heat race and teammate Austin Forkner took third. The team carried this momentum into the main event where Justin fought his way to a podium finish!

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Justin Hill

Fueled by the day's achievements, Justin Hill entered the main with his sights on the podium. While riding among the leaders throughout the race, he waited until the final laps to really make his move. Making valuable passes, he pushed his way to the front of line, just seconds behind the leader. Justin crossed the checkers in second and found himself on the podium for the first time this season.

"My KX250F was fastest through qualifying and I won my heat. I didn't get a great start in the main but pushed for the entire race and earned second. It feels great to be back on the podium and after tonight, I know I can win."

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Austin Forkner

Austin Forkner entered Petco Park ready for anything that may be thrown at him. He displayed great riding in qualifying and during the second heat race. In the heat, he took the holeshot and rode among the top three throughout the race. Austin finished the heat in third and was fired up for the main. In the night's main event, he fought to maintain his position. Never giving up, Austin Forkner crossed the checkers in fifth and remains motivated for the next round.

"We got a lot faster as the day went on. A few changes to the bike throughout the day lead to being able to loosen up and ride better. In the heat we got the holeshot and raced really hard for third. In the Main Event we had a great start but tangled with another rider and dropped back to eighth. I felt a little tight but made some solid passes and overall rode well. The lap times were competitive and we're making progress, so we are happy so far."

250SX San Diego Main Event

1. Shane McElrath, KTM - 25
2. Justin Hill, Kawasaki - 22
3. Aaron Plessinger, Yamaha - 20
4. Martin Davalos, Husqvarna - 18
5. Austin Forkner, Kawasaki - 16
6. James Decotis, Honda - 15
7. Jeremy Martin, Honda - 14
8. Phillip Nicoletti, Suzuki - 13
9. Hayden Mellross, Yamaha - 12
10. Joshua Hansen, Husqvarna - 11

250SX West Overall Championship Point Standings

1. Shane McElrath, KTM - 50
2. Aaron Plessinger, Yamaha - 42
3. Justin Hill, Kawasaki - 38
4. Martin Davalos, Husqvarna - 38
5. Austin Forkner, Kawasaki - 29
6. Jeremy Martin, Honda - 29
7. James Decotis, Honda - 27
8. Tyler Bowers, Yamaha - 20
9. Mitchell Oldenburg, KTM - 18
10. Dan Reardon, Yamaha - 18

 


 

January 9, 2017

Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki Rides Into 2017

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The Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki team kicked off 2017 at the Angel Stadium of Anaheim for round one of the Monster Energy Supercross Championship this past Saturday. The team entered A1 ready for action and were determined to stay ahead of the pack. Exiting round one, Justin Hill finished in 5th and Austin Forkner in 8th. The duo looks forward to redemption next weekend in San Diego.

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Justin Hill

Back for the 2017 season, Justin Hill came into A1 aboard his KX250F equipped for battle. Justin quickly progressed into the heat races after a strong performance during qualifying. During the first heat, he demonstrated great speed and spend most of the race among the leaders. Finishing in an impressive 3rd, it was time to prepare for the main event. He rode smooth and steady throughout the main and crossed the checkers in 5th.

"I felt really good all day. My practice times were pretty good and qualifying went well, but at the end of the day I still have some work to do. I need to improve my fitness and to make my riding more fluid so it's easier to race at the pace I'm capable of. It's difficult when I know I have the speed and the bike to be at the front but I come home fifth. I'll take this as motivation, go home and put the work in."

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Austin Forkner

After a very successful rookie year in the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, Austin Forkner is looking to continue his success into Supercross. The young rider demonstrated the traits of a strong rider throughout the day's qualifying and heat races. Set to lead the pack in the main, he began to charge through the track. He went down in the whoops, but he did not stay down for long. Determined to return to the front, he got back on his bike and began to make his way back to the front. Austin finished the night in 8th and remains hungry to lead in San Diego.

"My first Monster Energy Supercross went pretty well. I crossed the line second in my heat which was good experience for me. In the main I didn't get the start I wanted but was moving forward pretty quickly. A few laps in I was passed in the whoops and had to let off to avoid a collision, which put me in the dirt. I got up, got back in the race and worked my way forward. I threw down the fastest lap of the race and was right on pace with the leaders until the checkers, so all in all I'm pretty happy with my performance."

250SX Anaheim Main Event

1. Shane McElrath, KTM - 25
2. Aaron Plessinger, Yamaha - 22
3. Martin Davalos, Husqvarna - 20
4. Mitchell Oldenburg, KTM - 18
5. Justin Hill, Kawasaki - 16
6. Jeremy Martin, Honda - 15
7. Dan Reardon, Yamaha - 14
8. Austin Forkner, Kawasaki - 13
9. James Decotis, Honda - 12
10. Kyle Chisholm, Honda - 11

250SX West Overall Championship Point Standings

1. Shane McElrath, KTM - 25
2. Aaron Plessinger, Yamaha - 22
3. Martin Davalos, Husqvarna - 20
4. Mitchell Oldenburg, KTM - 18
5. Justin Hill, Kawasaki - 16
6. Jeremy Martin, Honda - 15
7. Dan Reardon, Yamaha - 14
8. Austin Forkner, Kawasaki - 13
9. James Decotis, Honda - 12
10. Kyle Chisholm, Honda - 11

 

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