Monster Power/Professional Circuit/Kawasaki’s Adam Cianciarulo achieved his third 250SX principal occasion victory of the season at spherical 5 of the 2019 AMA Supercross sequence at Petco Park in San Diego. He grabbed the holeshot in the principle occasion and led all 9 laps to take the win and the purpose lead.
“What an evening!” Cianciarulo mentioned. “It has been an up and down first couple weeks of racing for me, however to get the win tonight is big. It eases my thoughts going into the break with [the] level lead and the red-background plate. I can’t wait to see it on my KX250. I additionally wish to give a shout-out to my teammate Garrett Marchbanks on his first-ever podium. It was superior to have the Monster Power/Professional Circuit/Kawasaki staff go 1-2 tonight.”
Monster Power/Professional Circuit/Kawasaki’s Marchbanks had a night of profession firsts in San Diego. He scored his best-ever qualifying place in third going into the evening program. A primary-turn crash within the second warmth race despatched him to the Final Probability Qualifier (LCQ), the place he would go on to win the primary LCQ of his profession. In the principle occasion, Marchbanks discovered himself inside the highest 10 off the beginning and shortly started to cost ahead. Nonetheless, as a result of muddy circumstances, he struggled with imaginative and prescient whereas coming by the sector and was compelled to take away his goggles, however he soldiered on and fought as much as second place behind his teammate. The rookie presently sits in eighth place within the level standings.
“Tonight is an evening I’ll always remember,” Marchbanks mentioned. “I felt good all day as I certified in third place and I obtained a great leap in my warmth race, however then one other rider took me out off the beginning and I wasn’t capable of recuperate. Within the LCQ, I knew I wanted to only get out entrance, which I did. I didn’t have the very best gate decide, so I knew I simply wanted to ship it off the beginning. By lap two, I couldn’t see out of my goggles and simply ditched them. As soon as I used to be capable of see, I used to be capable of make some passes into second place. I can’t thank my entire staff sufficient. It feels so good to place my Monster Power/Professional Circuit/Kawasaki up on the rostrum!”
JGRMX/Yoshimura/Suzuki Manufacturing facility Racing’s Jimmy Decotis completed third in his warmth race and grabbed a top-five begin in the principle occasion. He methodically picked off riders by the muck and handed for third place on the ultimate lap to tie his career-best end. Decotis’ efficiency moved him as much as sixth within the level standings, solely two factors out of fifth place.
“The San Diego mudder was an absolute blast,” Decotis mentioned. “I stunned myself within the muddy circumstances. I pulled off my first podium of the 12 months in a few of the craziest circumstances I’ve ever seen. I’m loving this Suzuki RM-Z250 a lot. I’ve been so snug. We’re simply persevering with to construct every week. I’ll have a number of weeks off earlier than we head to Atlanta. I’m excited to maintain progressing! Thanks to all of the crew and everybody on the JGRMX/Yoshimura/Suzuki Manufacturing facility Racing staff.”
Troy Lee Designs/Pink Bull/KTM’s Shane McElrath and Pink Bull/Thor/KTM Canada’s Jess Pettis rounded out the highest 5, respectively.