RACE RECAP
04/05/2019
Rockstar Energy Triple Crown – AX Tour Round 4

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The fourth and final race of the Rockstar Energy AX Tour was held at the Molson Center in Barrie, Ontario. Home of the Barrie Colts Hockey Club, the arena has a strong hockey presence with a rich heritage of winning. On this night, two Canadian Arenacross Championships would be awarded and the first of three Triple Crown Tours would be in the books.

 

Racing with the series leading Red Plate for the third weekend in a row, Honda/GDR rider Dylan Wright had the momentum and confidence to secure this seasons AX Tour Championship. Debuting the all-new v3 helmet in Canada for the first time, and wearing it with matching Limited Edition Heritage Zebra gear, Wright had a proper ‘Beast from the East’ flash.

 

Starting strong in the heat race, Wright was mistakenly taken out while making his pass on the falling race leader.  Remounting to finish 4th, Wright advanced to the Main Event but didn’t earn a spot in the “clash for cash” to earn extra points on this valuable night.

 

With a poor gate pick in the Main Event and unable to get the holeshot, Wright was stuck in sixth place but passed his way up to third place by lap 8/15.  Knowing the title was well secured at this point of the race, Wright stayed comfortable in that position for the remainder and brought home the 2019 AX Tour MX2 Title.

 

Starting the 2019 Triple Crown series with an MX2 AX title under their belt, the Honda/GDR team will now shift all focus to the Motocross program with expectations of repeating their MX1 title as well as adding their first MX2 MX title to the resume.

 

Round 4 MX1 Race Results:

1st – Matt Goerke

2nd – Phil Nicoletti

3rd – Dakota Alix

4th – Cole Thompson

5th – Cade Clason

 

Round 4 MX2 Race Results:

1st – Tyler Medaglia

2nd – Luke Renzland

3rd – Dylan Wright

4th – Tanner Ward

5th – Brad Nauditt

 

AX Tour MX1 Series Standings:

1st – Cole Thompson – 122 pts

2nd – Matt Goerke – 119 pts

3rd– Phil Nicoletti – 110 pts

4th – Cade Clason – 82 pts

5th – Shawn Maffenbeier – 82 pts

 

AX Tour MX2 Series Standings:

1st – Dylan Wright – 109 pts

2nd – Luke Renzland – 100 pts

3rd – Tyler Medaglia – 94 pts

4th –– Marco Cannella - 68 pts

5th –– Brad Nauditt - 67 pts

RACE RECAP
27/04/2019
Rockstar Energy Triple Crown – AX Tour Round 3

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The Rockstar Energy Triple Crown Series moved East for the second half of the AX Tour Championship.  Round 3 was hosted at the Progressive Auto Insurance arena in Sarnia, ON. As the Championship points battles are forming, every point is becoming more valuable towards the Triple Crown title chase.

 

Despite a bad result in the season opening Main Event, Dylan Wright has been on top of his game getting the holeshots and heat race wins every time he’s lined up. Last weekend Wright earned his first MX2 Triple Crown victory of the season and carried the points leading red plate into Round 3 with the expectation to extend his lead.  A late addition to the MX1 series, Fox Racing supported rider, Dakota Alix who re-joined after sitting out the opening two races rehabbing a wrist injury.

 

During MX2 qualifications, Wright got the jump on the start for his third heat race holeshot in a row, but would later give up his lead on lap six, finishing 2nd place.  During the MX1 Qualifications, Alix also got the holeshot in his heat race and proceeded to ride unchallenged for his first Heat win of the season.

 

MX2 Main Event: Rounding the first corner in second place, Wright had to battle intensely for the lead position during the opening lap of the race and on the second lap, Wright was able to move into the lead and start putting in a consistent, mistake free pace until taking the checkered flag for his second victory in a row.  Dylan now has the red plate momentum for the MX2 AX Tour title and the GDR/Honda team will be expecting to secure the title in Barrie.

 

MX1 Main Event:  Alix got the much needed holeshot to set the race pace with the series leader, Cole Thompson lurking behind him.  Alix was only able to hold off the charging Thompson until the mid-way point of the race where he was over taken and dropped back into 2nd place. Unable to counter on Thompson in the next laps, Alix settled for a 2nd place podium finish at his return to racing in Canada.

 

With only one race remaining in the AX Tour Championship before riders shift their focus to the MX Tour, the teams will be working overtime to prepare for the final race in Barrie at the Molson Centre where the AX Tour Champions will be crowned.

 

Round 3 MX1 Race Results:

1st – Cole Thompson

2nd – Dakota Alix

3rd – Phil Nicoletti

4th – Matt Goerke

5th – Cade Clason

 

Round 3 MX2 Race Results:

1st – Dylan Wright

2nd – Tanner Ward

3rd – Luke Renzland

4th – Brad Nauditt

5th – Marco Cannella

 

AX Tour MX1 Series Standings:

1st – Cole Thompson – 87pts

2nd – Phil Nicoletti – 78 pts

3rd – Matt Goerke – 75 pts

4th – Cade Clason – 61 pts

5th – Shawn Maffenbeier – 59 pts

 

AX Tour MX2 Series Standings:

1st – Dylan Wright – 84 pts

2nd – Luke Renzland – 73 pts

3rd – Marco Cannella – 71 pts

4th – Brad Nauditt – 68 pts

5th – Tyler Medaglia – 67 pts

 

 

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RACE RECAP
13/04/2019
Rockstar Energy Triple Crown – AX Tour Round 2

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The Rockstar Energy Triple Crown series arrived in Calgary, Alberta for round 2 of the AX Tour Championship.  Riders and teams were anxiously awaiting the dry and sifted rodeo dirt of the Western Agrium Centre that always creates a great racing track.  The track for this weekend’s race had a technical rhythm section followed by a deep set of whoops that were separating riders who were able to put in the proper off-season AX training.

 

With the NHL playoffs game night heating up in the arena located directly next to the Arenacross race, the atmosphere and city were buzzing.  As lifelong hockey fan, Dylan Wright wanted to support the city’s team and came out for opening ceremonies wearing a Calgary Flames jersey.

 

During the MX2 qualifications, GDR/Honda Canada/Fox Racing’s Wright grabbed the holeshot in his heat race and went on to lead every lap on route to his second heat race win of the season.  Fox Racing support rider Brad Nauditt also grabbed the holeshot in his heat race and put in a good battle for the win but would have to settle for the 2nd place spot.

 

In Arenacross, the tight confines of the area make the starts the most crucial element to the race.  As the gate dropped for the first dry Main Event of the season, Brad Nauditt got the Royal Distributing holeshot award and lead for the opening six laps of the race before being passed by a lurking Dylan Wright.  Wright went on to lead the remaining laps of the race on the way to his first victory of the season.  Nauditt had his hands full for the next seven laps before being overtaken with two laps remaining and he finished the race in 3rd place.

 

Leaving Calgary with his first victory of the season, the MX2 series points lead and the MX2 Triple Crown points lead, Dylan and the GDR/Honda Canada/Fox Racing team will now have all eyes on them as they carry the red plate into Round 3.

   

 

AX Tour Round 2 Race Results:

1st – Dylan Wright

2nd – Marco Cannella

3rd – Brad Nauditt

4th – Jyire Mitchel

5th – Luke Renzland

 

AX Tour MX2 Series Standings:

1st – Dylan Wright – 51 pts

2nd – Marco Cannella – 50 pts

3rd – Luke Renzland – 48 pts

4th – Brad Nauditt – 45 pts

5th – Tyler Medaglia – 45 pts

 

Round 3 of the AX Tour will be in Sarnia, Ontario at the Progressive Auto Center. For more info on the Rockstar Energy Triple Crown series, visit; http://www.rockstartriplecrown.com

RACE RECAP
06/04/2019
Rockstar Energy Triple Crown – AX Tour Round 1

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After a climatic end to the 2018 Rockstar Energy Triple Crown series, the start of the 2019 season has been highly anticipated but soft spring soil conditions in BC, the opening round of the AX Tour in Abbotsford always proves to be a wild card race that anyone can win.

 

After a big crash during last year’s season finale, MX1 rider Colton Facciotti was not lining up for the AX Tour portion of the series to allow for more recovery time prior to the MX Tour.  MX2 rider Dylan Wright would be the lone GDR/Honda rider during the AX Tour.  After a disappointing result in last year’s Abbotsford Arenacross with a mechanical DNF, Wright was looking for a stronger start to his season in 2019.

 

With the dismal track conditions, riders struggled to put in decent laps with most opting to use their laps to survey the lines that were forming and constantly changing. Wright cruised around with hopes of putting in a strong qualifying time in the second session, but it was cut short due to deteriorating track conditions as well as timing & scoring issues. Dylan would have to rely on his 6th place qualifying time from session 1.

 

A bad qualifying time means a bad gate pick, so Dylan had to make the most of his starting position in the Heat race to advance himself into the Main Event.  Wright took the holeshot and led every lap on route to the first heat race win of the season and his Main Event was looking promising for the GDR/Honda team.

 

With the soft soil conditions, the carnage on the first lap of the Main Event was almost unavoidable and Wright got tangled with a rider in the second corner.  After crashing off the track, Wright struggling to re-enter which left him battling back from last place up to 7th place by the finish.  But amongst all the chaos, it was Texas Native, Ryder Owens who was the surprise winner of Round 1 taking the first victory of the season!

 

 

Round 2 of the AX Tour will be in Calgary, Alberta at the Western Arguem centre.  Soil consistency is a dry, hard packed base that favours riders with smooth throttle control. For more ingo on the Rockstar Energy Triple Crown series, visit; http://www.rockstartriplecrown.com

05/03/2019
HRC'S TIM GAJSER IMPRESSES AT THE MXGP SEASON OPENER IN ARGENTINA

The start of the 2019 MXGP World Championship finally took place this weekend in Argentina at the beautiful Neuquen circuit in Patagonia. After months of detailed preparation as well as multiple pre-season warm up races, the big dance was finally here and the riders were chomping at the bit to get going. HRC's Tim Gajser came into the weekend feeling positive after a strong off-season and the 2016 MXGP World Champion was ready to get the new campaign underway. Gajser's MX2 teammate Calvin Vlaanderen was also notable for the start of the season as the South African born rider enters his second season with the HRC team and has been tagged as a championship contender. The entire HRC crew were part of our Spring LE release of the Airline Collection, and ran the Red colorway all weekend.

 

Gajser was off to a good start on Saturday with the fastest time during MXGP Free Practice and second fastest in Qualifying Practice. He grabbed the holeshot in the Qualifying Race on Saturday afternoon and held the lead until running into some issues with 5 laps to go. He first slid out in a corner, then had a big crash in the roller section just a few turns later. Luckily he was uninjured and remounted to finished up 9th despite the big get-off. In MX2, Calvin Vlaanderen was in the mix with his Qualifying times but suffered a not so spectacular start in the Qualifying Race - forcing him to battle from behind. He put in a solid effort and worked his way up to 5th from outside of the top 10 for a solid gate pick on Sunday.

 

 

The MX2 Class kicked off the 2019 race season on Sunday and Calvin Vlaanderen got off to a good start in Moto #1 just inside the Top 5. He put in a solid ride and finished up in 4th place. Moto #2 was almost a carbon copy of the opening race for Vlaanderen, starting 5th again and moving to 4th where he stayed for the rest of the race. Despite missing the podium by just 1 spot in 4th Overall, it was a really positive start to the season for Vlaanderen who will be surely stand atop the podium in the coming weeks.

 

 

After his big crash on Saturday, Tim Gajser returned to the fray a little sore but ready to go for Sunday's race program. The Slovenian started 4th in Moto #1, and was able to work his way past both Clement Desalle and Romain Febvre for 2nd at the end. In Moto #2 Tim started off 2nd, dropped to 3rd momentarily but took control of second position back by Lap 7. In the closing stages of the race he was closing on race leader Tony Cairoli, but ran out of time before he was able to get close enough to make a move. Gajser scored 2-2 results for 2nd Overall and also a great start to begin the year.

 

 

New addition to the Fox crew, Factory Yamaha's Jeremy Seewer earned himself a respectable Top 10 overall finish over the weekend with a 9th. After missing all of last season riddled with injuries, HRC's Brian Bogers got his year started with 16-17 moto scores for 18th Overall. Surely Bogers will bring more to the table as the season progresses but it was good to see him back out there competing after a tough 2018 season.

 

 

With the season kickoff now behind us, the MXGP World Championship tour moves back to Europe for Round #2 of the series coming up in a few weeks at Matterley Basin in the UK March 23 & 24. See you there!

 

 

04/03/2019
ATLANTA SX RACE RECAP

This week, Supercross headed to Atlanta for an East, West showdown - where teammates and red plate holders would face off. In the end, Adam Cianciarulo would outpace his fellow Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki teammate. However, both riders would finish first in their respective series.

 

250 CLASS

Adam Cianciarulo #94

With two wins in the race format, Adam has become somewhat of a showdown specialist. However, even with that resume, besting his undefeated teammate, Austin Forkner, was a told order. He had his work cut out for him from the beginning. After turn one, Forkner took the lead – as he has all year – and with a clear track, was off to the races. Adam, sitting in third, would show his speed as he passed Chase Sexton and later reeled in his teammate Forkner. He would light the candles in Atlanta to become the first three-time showdown winner in Supercross history.

Austin Forkner #24

For the first time this year, Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki teammates, Austin Forkner, and Adam Cianciarulo would face off. Both riders would run the red plate, however, with an undefeated win streak, Austin was the one to beat. When the gate dropped, both Kawasaki pilots wasted no time getting to the front. Austin would take the holeshot and led the opening laps. He would eventually be passed by teammate Adam Cianciarulo and later Dylan Ferrandis to finish third. However, he was the fastest east-coast rider and extends his points lead to 18.

 

Martin Davalos #73

Davalos started mid-pack in the main event. From there, he played defense to keep the competition at bay, finishing eighth on the night.

 

Garrett Marchbanks #61

Atlanta wasn’t Marchbanks night. In the main, he was pinched out of the lead group as the field rounded turn one. This would force him to work through the pack. With three minutes left, he would be involved in a crash. It took him a while to recover and he settled for 20th.

 

Rj Hampshire #31

Rj wasn’t 100% for the main, having crashed during Friday's press day. A crash in the main compounded issues, dropping him to 21st. He would regroup to salvage 12th.

 

Cameron McAdoo #44

McAdoo struggled all night. He had a rough heat race and was forced to get to the main via the LCQ. In the main, he was riding mid-pack until a crash would have him settle for 16th.

Chase Sexton #23

In Atlanta, Chase flashed his speed once again. For the first half of the race he challenged for the win. However, a few small mistakes dropped him to forth. It was just off the podium, but Chase was happy with the ride.

 

450 CLASS

Ken Roczen #94

In the main, Roczen had an impressive start – rounding the first turn from the outside in second place. Unfortunately, he would lose momentum through the first rhythm section and drop multiple positions. He would work his way to 5th and take advantage of a mistake by Plessinger to take 4th. Having lost touch with the lead group, he would finish in 4th place.

 

Chad Reed #22

Reed didn’t have a good start in the main. He would get pinched in the start and got buried in 12th. He would hold his position for most of the race, eventually finishing 13th.

 

 

450 Class:

  • 4 – Ken Roczen (+ 18.325)
  • 13 – Chad Reed (25 laps + 16.241)

250 Class:

  • 1 – Adam Cianciarulo (20 laps)
  • 3 – Austin Forkner (+ 11.821)
  • 4 – Chase Sexton (+ 14.015)
  • 8 – Martin Davalos (+ 29.244)
  • 12 – Rj Hampshire (+ 46.818)
  • 16 – Cameron McAdoo (19 laps)
  • 20 – Garrett Marchbanks (+ 34.361)

 

WHAT'S NEXT

Next week we head to Daytona for round 10.

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22/02/2019
Terrafirma 1 - Digitally Remastered

The Terrafirma series blasted onto the scene in 1994 - setting the bar for motocross videos in the ’90s. Starring current and future icons like Doug Henry, Ezra Lusk, Ricky Carmichael, James Stewart, and Travis Pastrana, it gave fans a glimpse inside the moto world for the first time. The film's unique mix of riding and behind the scenes footage became the ultimate formula for this 7 chapter series. Featuring epic locations, a roster of elite athletes, and a soundtrack to match the footage, there's no wonder why the Terrafirma series was so groundbreaking in our sport.

 

“In 1994, I went to Loretta Lynn’s to capture racing footage for our first video project - Terrafirma. One night after the races, we got three of our young racers together for a group interview. It was unscripted and spontaneous. When we edited Terrafirma, we thought it would be cool to sprinkle the footage throughout the video - they were so cool and funny. Pretty crazy to think about what these three little kids went on to accomplish in the sport: Ricky Carmichael, James Stewart, and Travis Pastrana.” – Pete Fox

 

Featuring

  • Doug Henry
  • Robbie Reynard
  • Ricky Carmichael
  • James Stewart
  • Travis Pastrana
  • Ezra Lusk
  • Johnny Marley

 

SHOP LEGACY COLLECTION

 

 

18/02/2019
ARLINGTON SX RACE RECAP

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Wow, it’s good to be a race fan. The 7th round of the 2019 Supercross series, in Arlington, Texas, was billed as an exciting one and boy did it deliver. Austin Forkner took his second consecutive win in dominant fashion, furthering his points lead. In the 450 class, we witness the closest finish in Supercross history – just 0.02 seconds separating the leaders.

 

250 CLASS

Austin Forkner #24

Austin was perfect all night. He was first in his heat race, qualified first, and won the main. The Pro Circuit rider had another stellar start – rounding turn one in second place. He would quickly make the pass for 1st, lead every lap and took his second consecutive win of the season.

 

“Another solid night! Thanks team!”
 

Martin Davalos #73

Davalos had a solid night - a great rebound from last week. In the main, he started in 8th and worked his way through the field to finish 5th. This was a huge improvement from his 16th place in Minneapolis and is a promising indicator for the rest of the season. He now moves up to the top ten in the overall standings.

 

“I’m happy I came out of Dallas first turn safe this year and healthy. I’m happy to be racing again and can’t wait for Detroit!”
 

Chase Sexton #23

Chase Sexton was tormented with mistakes all night but still achieved a great result - a testament to his race-winning speed. Chase had an excellent start in the main, riding with the leaders after the first turn. He would attack the field quickly, passing three riders in the first rhythm section to secure 2nd. In the early laps, he was pressuring the leader, Austin Forkner, but would stall the bike and lose multiple positions. He quickly rebounded but lost ground again after a fall. The 3rd place finish is his first podium of the season and positions him 4th in the standings.

 

“Happy and thankful to be back on the box this weekend, but with that being said I’m frustrated with the mistakes I made when I had the chance to make a win happen”

 

450 CLASS

Ken Roczen #94

Roczen came to Texas with the red plate, and three straight podium finishes. The only thing eluding him this year was an overall win. And this looked to be his night until the very last turn. Roczen had another great start in the main and had a short battle with Musquin for 2nd place. From there, he set his sights on Tomac. He wasted no time attacking Eli and made the pass. He led the whole race which came down to the last turn. After the last set of whoops – with Roczen and Cooper riding almost bar-to-bar – Cooper would attempt the pass in the final turn before the finish line jump. Both riders lost momentum as they collided in the turn and they accelerated to the finish. Cooper would edge out Roczen by just 0.02 seconds.

 

“Nobody said it would be easy. I’m enjoying the way of figuring it out and putting the puzzle pieces all together with my team”
 

Chad Reed #22

It was a difficult night for Reed. He was sitting in 7th at the start of the 450 main but would struggle as the ride progressed and slip back to 11th.

 

“On track was a struggle all day and night just had no speed at all”

 

 

450 Class:

  • 2 – Ken Roczen (+ 00.028)
  • 7 – Chad Reed (+ 45.767)

250 Class:

  • 1 – Austin Forkner (20 laps)
  • 3 – Chase Sexton (+ 17.934)
  • 5 – Martin Davalos (+33.135)

 

WHAT'S NEXT

Next week we head to Michigan for round 8: Detroit Supercross.

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28/01/2019
Oakland SX Race Recap

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For the 4th round of the 2019 Supercross Series, we headed to the California Bay for the Oakland Supercross. When the dust settled, we had a new points leader.

 

450 CLASS
Ken Roczen #94

After a clean start, Ken rolled to a 2nd place finish in Heat Race Two. In the main, he didn’t have the best start. From mid-pack, he worked his way towards the front and soon found himself in 2nd. However, he would fade in the closing laps and finish 4th. The last couple passes would cost him the point lead, and he will head to San Diego two points behind the new leader, Cooper Webb.

Chad Reed #22

A great start landed Chad in the lead group of Heat Race Two. He road in control and finish 4th to qualify for the main. Sadly, Chad didn’t get the same start in the main. Working from deep in the pack, he was fast enough to move up to the 9th position.

 

250 CLASS
Adam Cianciarulo #92

After a poor start, Adam found himself deep in the pack in Heat Race Two, but he worked back to finish in 3rd. For the main, Adam didn’t grab the holeshot but managed to pass two riders in the first rhythm (McAdoo & Nichols) to take the lead. After that impressive pass, he controlled most of the race and kept Nichols at bay just enough to keep a true pass attempt from happening. Adam had his share of close calls due to the pressure from Nichols but maintained his compose and took his second win of the season.

Garrett Marchbanks #61

Garrett was looking forward to Oakland after a tough night at A2. He finished 7th in Heat Race Two and had a solid ride in the main to finish 8th.

Cameron McAdoo #44

After a good start, Cameron took the lead and led Heat Race One for 3 laps. However, he would settle for 2nd after a decisive pass from Decotis with only two laps left. In the main, Cameron was 1st at turn-two but was rapidly passed by AC. He had a strong ride and finish 6th.

Rj Hampshire #31

Rj emerged from the first turn in the lead and set the pace through the opening laps. A mistake would see him finish 4th in Heat Race Two. In the main, Rj had a decent start - 4th after the first lap. However, he had a tough final and finished 13th.

 

450 Class:

  • 4 – Ken Roczen (+ 20.260)
  • 9 – Chad Reed (+ 48.592)

250 Class:

  • 1 – Adam Cianciarulo (17 laps)
  • 6 – Cameron McAdoo (+ 27.474)
  • 8 – Garett Marchbanks (+ 39.955)
  • 13 – Rj Hampshire (16 laps + 01.760)

 

WHAT'S NEXT

The 2019 Monster Energy Supercross series now heads to San Diego for round five of the series.

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19/01/2019
A2 Race Recap

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This past weekend, the 2019 Supercross series made its way back to Anaheim stadium for the 3rd round of the season. A2 would be the first round of the triple crown racing format. This format switches the night schedule to 3 main events with all qualifying taking place during the day.

 

450 CLASS

In the 450 class, Ken Roczen came into the night with the points lead in the series. Ken got out to a great start in the first main and lead the entire race - eventually getting passed on the last lap to take 2nd. Ken started mid-pack in the second main and had to work towards the front. After securing 3rd, a mistake in the whoops would see Ken go down and lose positions. However, he would recover and work his way back to 5th. Ken got out to another mid-pack start in the third main and pushed his way to 4th. The 3 moto finishes gave Ken 4th overall and would see him maintain his points lead as the series heads to Oakland.

Chad Reed rolled into A2 in custom racewear that paid homage to Jeremy McGrath - the all-time king of supercross and his hero in the sport. Chad had a tough start in the 1st main and would finish in 10th. He had a bike issue after the 1st race that would not allow him to line up for the 2nd main. However, in the 3rd main, he got a good start and finished 5th - his best finish of the year. His overall finish on the night would be 14th.

 

250 CLASS

In the 250 class, Adam Cianciarulo grabbed the holeshot in the 1st main and looked to be on his way to a win. A small mistake saw him go down and fall back in the pack. He would rebound and finish 4th. In the 2nd main, Adam would crash mid-way through the race and eventually finish 14th. In the 3rd main, Adam put in a solid ride and came home in 2nd - taking 5th overall.

Garrett Marchbanks had a tough night in all 3 mains. He would end the night 21st and is looking forward to Oakland.

&The Team Geico Honda riders had a good night. RJ Hampshire would finish 4th on the night with Cameron McAdoo finishing 6th.

 

WHAT'S NEXT

The 2019 Monster Energy Supercross series now heads to Oakland for round four of the series.

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14/01/2019
Glendale Race Recap

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Round two of the 2019 Monster Energy Supercross series was a pivotal night for the Fox Racing team. Ken Roczen scored his second-consecutive podium while Adam Cianciarulo took his first win of the year.

 

250 CLASS

It was Adam's night in Arizona. He started his day finishing first in his heat race and backed it up with an impressive holeshot in the main. After the first turn, he quickly pulled away from the pack, led every lap, and took his first win of the series. With the victory in Arizona, Adam jumped 3 positions in the overall standing and sits 2nd heading into round three.

“What I’m stoked about the most is the starts; the starts are back. That feels really good. The team has been grinding, doing everything we can. We made a lot of strides in the offseason with myself, the bike, the team - everything. It translated well tonight.”

 

450 CLASS

For Ken, it was a tale of two races. He had a disappointing heat race and would later joke, “Luckily we don’t get points for heat races.” In the main, he was a completely different rider. After taking the holeshot, he would lead much of the race with Jason Anderson in pursuit. Unfortunately, Steward ended up having a huge crash in the whoops, bringing a stop to the race, and later a staggered restart.

Several riders would take advantage of the restart, including Anderson, who gain significant ground on Roczen. Anderson would eventually make an aggressive pass on Roczen – taking him down in the process. Roczen would lose several positions but would bounce back yet again to claim third place and the overall points lead. Ken will be bringing the Redplate to A2 on the 94 HRC Honda.

“I bounced back at least and came back on the podium – the third place. That was super good; I’m pretty happy to be back on the podium. My team has been working so good, it’s unbelievable and I’m super happy with everything right now. Everybody that’s in my corner, I want to give you a huge thanks and also to the people that watch and all the fans.”

 

WHAT'S NEXT

The 2019 Monster Energy Supercross series now heads back to Anaheim for round three of the series and the first round of the triple crown.

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