Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Ride to Top Five Finish in the Circle City

16 03 2015

IRVINE, CA – March 16, 2015 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Davi Millsaps matched his best race of the season as the Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM Championship took over Indianapolis on Saturday night. After qualifying fifth and finishing second in his heat race, Millsaps put in a strong ride in the main event to finish fifth. In the 250SX class, Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki’s Joey Savatgy was looking at a podium finish before a problem struck and he was unable to finish the race.

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Finding a Groove

As Millsaps continues to work during the week at the test track, his results have been on a steady incline. On the technical layout in Indianapolis, Millsaps showed he will be a rider to be reckoned with as the supercross season hits its home stretch. He put in two good qualifying practices and rode at the front of his heat race to advance directly to the main. In the feature race, the Cairo, Georgia native got a midpack start and was working his way towards the podium before a quick tip over cost him a spot and momentum. He remounted quickly to get the spot back and also grabbed one more position before the checkered flag flew.

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“It is getting better every week,” said Millsaps. “As I continue to get healthier and ride more and more during the week, we are able to get my settings dialed in. The track was tough tonight and I felt strong throughout the race. It was a lot of battling but I see a lot of positives from tonight.”

The Bike That Builds Champions

Overall there was an OEM leading seven riders aboard a KX™450F in the 450SX main event. Discount Tire/TwoTwo Motorsports Kawasaki’s Josh Grant and Chad Reed finishing seventh and ninth respectively and Jake Weimer on the Monster Energy Team Tedder entry finishing 10th. Privateer Kyle Chisholm finished 12th, Mafia Moto Crew’s Nick Wey was 14th and Tony Archer finished 18th aboard his green machine.

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Getting Back on the Podium

Savatgy was looking to have his best day with the Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki team and after qualifying second he was well on his way. In his heat race he grabbed the runner up spot and after a top ten start in the main, Savatgy had worked his way up to third place. He continued to run lap times at the same pace as the leaders until he had a problem on the ninth lap which forced him out of the race with a 20th-place finish.

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“This is obviously not the result I wanted tonight,” said Savatgy. “I was feeling really good coming into the race. I had a good week of training and was confident all day. I know we showed we can be right up at the front and I want to get back on the podium.”

Motor City Madness

The supercross series stays in the Midwest as the teams will now head up to Ford Field in Detroit, Michigan. The event looks to be the final supercross race for Kawasaki rider Nick Wey in front of his home-state fans. The Michigan Mafia is sure to be out in full force to give Nick a proper sendoff.

Results

Monster Energy Supercross
Lucas Oil Stadium — Indianapolis, Indiana
Saturday, March 14, 2015

450SX Class Results: Indianapolis

  1. Ryan Dungey, KTM
  2. Cole Seely, Honda
  3. Trey Canard, Honda
  4. Weston Peick, Yamaha
  5. Davi Millsaps, Monster Energy Kawasaki
  6. Andrew Short, KTM
  7. Josh Grant, Kawasaki
  8. Broc Tickle, Suzuki
  9. Chad Reed, Kawasaki
  10. Jake Weimer, Kawasaki

450SX Class Season Standings

  1. Ryan Dungey, KTM, 249
  2. Trey Canard, Honda, 204
  3. Eli Tomac, Honda, 169
  4. Cole Seely, Honda, 160
  5. Ken Roczen, Suzuki, 156
  6. Chad Reed, Kawasaki, 152
  7. Jason Anderson, Husqvarna, 144
  8. Blake Baggett, Suzuki, 141
  9. Andrew Short, KTM, 124
  10. Broc Tickle, Suzuki, 120
  11. Davi Millsaps, Monster Energy Kawasaki, 103

Eastern Regional 250SX Class Results: Indianapolis

  1. Marvin Musquin, KTM
  2. Justin Bogle, Honda
  3. RJ Hampshire, Honda
  4. Jordon Smith, Honda
  5. Kyle Cunningham, Honda
  6. James Decotis, Honda
  7. Kyle Peters, Honda
  8. Colt Nichols, Honda
  9. Vince Friese, Honda
  10. Jace Owen, Honda
    20. Joey Savatgy, Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki

Eastern Regional 250SX Class Season Standings

  1. Marvin Musquin, KTM, 122
  2. Justin Bogle, Honda, 106
  3. Jeremy Martin, Yamaha, 85
  4. RJ Hampshire, Honda, 74
  5. Joey Savatgy, Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki, 73
  6. Martin Davalos, Husqvarna, 62
  7. Vince Friese, Honda, 58
  8. James Decotis, Honda, 57
  9. Kyle Peters, Honda, 57
  10. Anthony Rodriguez, Yamaha, 52

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Dungey Earns First-Ever Career Daytona Supercross Victory

8 03 2015

Extends Championship Points Lead to 40

DAYTONA BEACH, FL – March 8, 2015 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – Red Bull KTM Factory rider Ryan Dungey earned his first-ever Daytona Supercross victory at the tenth round of the Monster Energy Supercross Series, an FIM Championship. Dungey earned his victory on the same night as his teammate, Marvin Musquin, for the third time in a row this season.

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Dungey was placed in the second heat race of the night. He pulled the holeshot and led every lap of the heat to take an easy win. His heat win earned him first gate pick in the night’s main event.

Dungey launched off the line to a 3rd place start when the gate dropped for the main event while BTO Sports/KTM rider Andrew Short pulled the holeshot. Dungey quickly began to pressure the 2nd place ride of Cole Seely for the position. The two riders battled for the beginning laps ending in an aggressive move on the fifth lap. Both riders went into the same line around the corner before the finish banging bars through the berm. Dungey remained standing while Seely fell in the turn allowing Dungey to move into the runner-up spot.

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Once in 2nd place, Dungey quickly moved to the rear wheel of Short and pressured for the lead. As they crossed the finish line after the eighth lap, Dungey came in quickly on Short and passed him on the outside around the next corner to take over the lead. Once out front, Dungey quickly put time on the rest of the field and began to stretch out his lead. By the halfway point he had already pulled a 10 second lead.

Dungey clicked off flawless laps and collected his first career win at Daytona. Like his teammate, Musquin (who won the 250 SX class), he did a burn out on the asphalt to celebrate is win before heading to the podium. Dungey has successfully taken the win in the 450 SX class each night after Musquin has also collected a 250 SX class win. Daytona Supercross was, yet again, another Red Bull KTM podium sweep.

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“It feels good to get my first-ever Daytona win,” stated Dungey. “The bigger picture is obviously focusing on the championship, but to get the win feels even better. We had to do a lot changes to the bike prior to this race since it is different than normal Supercross racing and all of the changes were for the good. My bike worked great and I am happy to take this win.”

Next Event: Indianapolis, IN – March 14, 2015

Overall Results –

  1. Ryan Dungey – KTM
  2. Eli Tomac
  3. Blake Baggett
  4. Cole Seely
  5. Chad Reed
  6. Trey Canard
  7. Jason Anderson
  8. Weston Peick
  9. Davi Millsaps
  10. Brock Tickle
  11. Josh Grant
  12. Andrew Short – KTM
  13. Kyle Chisholm
  14. Phil Nicoletti
  15. Nick Wey
  16. Jimmy Albertson
  17. Ben LaMay
  18. Kyle Partridge
  19. Killy Rusk
  20. Jake Weimer
  21. Nick Schmidt
  22. Mike Alessi

Overall Point Standings –

  1. Ryan Dungey – 224
  2. Trey Canard – 184
  3. Eli Tomac – 15

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Cianciarulo Out for 2015 Supercross Season

12 12 2014

IRVINE, CA – December 12, 2014 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki’s Adam Cianciarulo will not compete in the 2015 Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM Championship following an injury suffered while competing overseas. The three-time 250SX race winner landed awkwardly following a crash and the impact injured his shoulder forcing him to undergo surgery this week.

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“I’m very frustrated, not just for me but for my sponsors and all of my supporters,” said Cianciarulo. “I’ve been fortunate and blessed enough to have a very healthy career up until this past year. My off-season training has been going well and everything was coming together nicely to have a good supercross season. This injury sets me back, so now I am turning my focus to getting healthy and preparing for motocross starting in May. As hard as this is, I’m in good spirits knowing I have such a great group of people behind me ”

As a Kawasaki Team Green standout, Cianciarulo became the winningest mini-bike rider in the history of the AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship at Loretta Lynn’s. In six starts as a supercross rookie, Cianciarulo scored five podium finishes including three wins.

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Pro Circuit Race Report: St. Louis SX

5 03 2012

CORONA, CA – March 5, 2012 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – The Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis proved to be a tough competitor for the Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki boys. Darryn Durham, Blake Baggett, and Broc Tickle had their work cut out for them, as the technical St. Louis track made for some interesting racing.

Photo: Steve Cox

Baggett felt confident going into St. Louis. He was coming off a great runner-up finish in Atlanta, and was hoping to get a podium streak going as the Supercross Lites East series was entering its third round. A third-place heat race finish set him up for a decent gate pick in the 250 Main, but a less-than-ideal start forced him to fight his way through the pack for the remainder of the race, causing him to finish ninth. A ninth-place finish is not what Baggett was hoping for, but he is brimming with the focus and determination needed to get back on the box this Saturday in Daytona, a race he won last year.

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Darryn Durham finished just outside the podium, in fourth.
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Teammate, Darryn Durham, had a job to do in St. Louis. He was looking to improve on last Saturday’s performance in Atlanta, where he finished fifth in the Supercross Lites East Main. A second-place finish in the heat race earned him a decent gate pick in the 250 Main, but a mid-pack start made his job a bit harder, and he was forced to fight his way up to the front. He charged through the pack and finished just off the podium, in fourth.

Durham looks to get back on the box in Daytona.
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Tickle got a great start in his heat race.
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Broc Tickle was also looking to improve on his previous-race performance. A great start in his heat race gave him a confidence boost as he prepared for the Supercross Class Main. A mid-pack start in the Main caused him to put on a charge and fight hard as he moved through the pack. He ended up finishing just outside of the top ten, and is now looking to get back inside the top ten this Saturday in Daytona.

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The Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki boys head to Daytona this week for the next round of Monster Energy Supercross, an FIM Championship. Durham heads to Daytona in third overall, with 56 points in the Supercross Lites East Region, while Baggett is in seventh, with 40 points. Tickle moves up a spot in the Supercross class, and now sits in 13th, with 69 points.

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