News 22 Aug 2019
Points lead offers Cianciarulo comfort ahead of Ironman finale
Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki rider primed for maiden title this weekend.
A 30-point advantage in the 250MX standings is offering Adam Cianciarulo a level of comfort heading into this weekend’s final round of the 2019 Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship at Ironman, which will mark his last appearance in the category.
The Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki rider, who has endured a luckless tenure in the professional ranks following a stellar amateur career, is on the cusp of earning his maiden title.
“I am really happy we have the points cushion coming into the final round,” said Cianciarulo. “We’ve worked hard this year and I really want to bring home a championship for the whole team who has busted their butt every round to make me look good. I would love nothing more than to repay them for their hard work.”
The popular American came agonisingly close the wrapping up the Monster Energy AMA Supercross 250SX West title earlier this year, however a series of errors at the season finals saw him ultimately defeated by Dylan Ferrandis (Monster Energy Yamalube Yamaha Star Racing), who currently trails him in the Pro Motocross championship hunt.
Cianciarulo recently signed a deal with Monster Energy Kawasaki to graduate to the premier class in 2020, joining recently-crowned three-time Pro Motocross champion Eli Tomac.