CIANCIARULO COMES THROUGH AT FOX NATIONAL MX

Adam Cianciarulo put together speed, consistency and a little good luck to be the winner of round two in the 250 class of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross championship. In race one, he did everything he could do after a poor start to finish third behind Justin Cooper and RJ Hampshire. He came back to win the second moto after key mistakes from other contenders.

Justin Cooper duplicated his first moto win from the previous week.

MOTO ONE

Star Yamaha’s Justin Cooper led every lap of 250 moto one at Fox Raceway, but it was never a runaway. He pulled the holeshot and his teammate Colt Nichols relentlessly pursued him through the early laps. Monster Energy Pro Circuit rider Adam Cianciarulo took a chance starting all the way outside and he simply couldn’t make it work. His start was mediocre, then he tried too hard on the first lap and lost ground. Hunter Lawrence and Jordon Smith were in third and fourth on the first lap, but their lines came together and they both fell.  Chase Sexton, RJ Hapshire and Christian Craig had a little Geico Honda party behind the two Yamaha riders. By the halfway point in the race, Cooper started to get away and Cianciarulo got back into the game. In the final laps, the best entertainment on the track was watching Cianciarulo’s wild attempts at passing Sexton. He did that, and both he and RJ Hampshire passed Nichols. In the end, the top five riders were separated by less than four seconds.

The Geico Honda team members seemed to stick together in moto one. RJ Hampshire got the best of the contest in moto one, with second overall.

250 MOTO 1 RESULTS

1 Justin Cooper
2 RJ Hampshire
3 Adam Cianciarulo
4 Colt Nichols
5 Chase Sexton
6 Christian Craig
7 Dylan Ferrandis
8 Michael Mosiman
9 Garrett Marchbanks
10 Alex Martin
11 Thomas Covington
12 Ty Masterpool
13 Derek Drake
14 Jacob Hayes
15 Shane McElrath
16 Jordon Smith
17 Jordan Bailey
18 Martin Davalos
19 Challen Tennant
20 Martin Castelo
21 Bradley Lionnet
22 Killian Auberson
23 Zane Merrett
24 Chase Felong
25 Grant Wall
26 Jack Fowler
27 Kyle Peters
28 Kai Aiello
29 Wilson Todd
30 Devin Harriman
31 Gared Steinke
32 Tyler McCoy
33 Blake Taylor
34 Dylan Bolinger
35 Brandon Hartranft
36 Jerry Robin
37 Hunter Lawrence
38 Carson Carr
39 Nick Gaines

Adam Cianciarulo had a good day, but he might not have been the fastest, but he had the best day of all the 250 riders.

MOTO TWO

Red Bull KTM’s Shane McElrath, who crashed in moto one, led the early laps of moto two.  Cianciarulo started  much closer to the front this time and made a few quick passes on Justin Cooper and Alex Martin. After a few laps, he got around McElrath, too. But then it was Australian Geico Honda rider Hunter Lawrence who was on fire. He came up to the front and then passed for the lead. A few laps later, he slid out, letting Cianciarulo back by. From there on, he closed back on the leader but couldn’t make a move. The 3-1 score gave Cianciarulo his second straight overall win.

Hunter Lawrence might have won moto two if not for a small mistake.

250 MOTO 2 RESULTS

1 Adam Cianciarulo
2 Hunter Lawrence
3 Dylan Ferrandis
4 Justin Cooper
5 Chase Sexton
6 Alex Martin
7 Colt Nichols
8 Garrett Marchbanks
9 Martin Davalos
10 Shane McElrath
11 Michael Mosiman
12 Derek Drake
13 Brandon Hartranft
14 Wilson Todd
15 Christian Craig
16 Jacob Hayes
17 Ty Masterpool
18 Jordan Bailey
19 Martin Castelo
20 Kyle Peters
21 Challen Tennant
22 Zane Merrett
23 Killian Auberson
24 Nick Gaines
25 Thomas Covington
26 Bradley Lionnet
27 Chase Felong
28 Jerry Robin
29 Grant Wall
30 Dylan Bolinger
31 Kai Aiello
32 Jack Fowler
33 Brandon Sussman
34 Blake Taylor
35 Tyler McCoy
36 RJ Hampshire
37 Carson Carr
38 Jordon Smith
39 Gared Steinke
40 Maxwell Sanford

250 OVERALL

1 Adam Cianciarulo 3 1
2 Justin Cooper 1 4
3 Dylan Ferrandis 7 3
4 Chase Sexton 5 5
5 Colt Nichols 4 7
6 Alex Martin 10 6
7 Garrett Marchbanks 9 8
8 Michael Mosiman 8 11
9 Hunter Lawrence 37 2
10 RJ Hampshire 2 36
11 Christian Craig 6 15
12 Shane McElrath 15 10
13 Derek Drake 13 12
14 Martin Davalos 18 9
15 Ty Masterpool 12 17
16 Jacob Hayes 14 16
17 Thomas Covington 11 25
18 Brandon Hartranft 35 13
19 Wilson Todd 29 14
20 Jordan Bailey 17 18
21 Jordon Smith 16 38
22 Martin Castelo 20 19
23 Challen Tennant 19 21
24 Kyle Peters 27 20
25 Zane Merrett 23 22
26 Killian Auberson 22 23
27 Bradley Lionnet 21 26
28 Chase Felong 24 27
29 Grant Wall 25 29
30 Jack Fowler 26 32
31 Kai Aiello 28 31
32 Nick Gaines 40 24
33 Jerry Robin 36 28
34 Dylan Bolinger 34 30
35 Blake Taylor 33 34
36 Tyler McCoy 32 35
37 Gared Steinke 31 39
38 Carson Carr 38 37
39 Devin Harriman 30
40 Brandon Sussman 33
41 Yusuke Watanabe 39
42 Maxwell Sanford 40

 

 

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