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Tangible progress evident again for Cianciarulo at San Diego

Kawasaki ace building.

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After getting through Anaheim 1 unscathed having missed the majority of last season due to injury with a solid ninth, Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Adam Cianciarulo made further steps in the right direction by finishing eighth in San Diego.


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Beginning his day by bagging an admirable seventh in qualifying, this was a good precursor for things to come, as he looked fast and comfortable on track.

Further positives could then be extracted from his heat race, where he slotted into second early behind Ken Roczen and enjoyed a composed and assured ride to claim third to ensure safe passage into the big dance.

Wanting to carry his momentum into the main event, he did precisely that, as he jumped out of the gate to lead out of the first turn before proceeding to hold the ascendancy in the early running.

Although Cooper Webb took over out front a couple of minutes in, it was a joy watching the likeable #9 holding his own, riding smoothly and leading some laps, especially after all his struggles.

While he steadily dropped back as the likes of Eli Tomac, Justin Barcia, Chase Sexton and Dylan Ferrandis got by him, there was no doubting what a beneficial hitout this was that enabled him to continue building.

Making further gains in terms of intensity, his decision making and just getting familiar again racing at this elite level against the plethora of heavy hitters in the class, plenty of upside could be drawn from his consistent night at the office.

“Overall, I’m pleased with my performance tonight, particularly my strong starts and ability to contend with the lead group in the main event,” he explained.

“There certainly is still room for improvement but, I believe tonight marked a step forward from my previous race. I will keep working hard week by week and with the support from the fans and the team at Monster Energy Kawasaki, aim for an even better race next weekend.”

Getting better with every passing round and taking an intelligent, measured approach upon returning to the fold, which has certainly been paying off so far, the gifted Cianciarulo will now turn his attention to Anaheim 2 next weekend, where he’ll be keen to get some more valuable action under his belt in his quest for additional progress.

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CREO SX Debrief: Plenty Of Positives To Be Extracted From The Team’s First SX Of The Season

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Off track:

I want to give props to Marek and Sean for professionally working over the motorcycles so I could tend to the pit, manage hospitality, engage with fans, and perform the custodial busy work – if a broom is in my hand that means the plan is working perfectly.


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Jorgen and Tyler delegated social jobs off to myself and their mechanics to get all the good content, which we strategised to keep them focused on riding.

We had a couple moto influencers and micro celebs set up shop with us thanks to The Collective Experience, and it brought more folks into the Bolt pit for photos and fun.

I cannot overstate how RIGHT the vibe was in our pit. Special thanks to Luc and Tarvo for providing food for the team, which kept spirits high.

On track:

Holy cannoli was I impressed. The track was absolutely cannibalised by the time 250 group C took to it, and the guys persevered through the gigantic ruts in practice and Q1. Dirt Wurx prepped the course up before the 250 groups went out, and though it wasn’t perfect when we started circulating, the track was fast and solid.

Jorgen set a burner for P22, and Tyler iced it for P34 – putting both men in the show. I was doing cartwheels the whole way back to the trailer and we had a big celebration when we all got back. They did everything just right.

I was so jubilant when I saw it before us, my long play bearing fruit! Bringing these guys into the states in October, the adversity they overcame in AX, the team building and bonding, learning American style race craft, all of it. I took a chance and bet on myself to be able to develop these guys into being SX weapons.

In the night show Jorgen and Tyler were both in the same heat, and JMT had a great pick and a phenomenal drive going into the first corner but got pinballed off the track. Tyler got pinched out of the gate and the both of them took the opportunity to get more laps in on the treacherous track. The LCQ went about the same, but I think we all felt that the goal of making the night show was achieved and we needed to walk before we run.

I believe both these riders are main event capable. This is a first for the team.

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The MX Vice SMX Show Episode #41 – Arlington Review with Jeff Beaver – Whiskey Throttle Editor

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The MX Vice SMX Review Show returns with Ed Stratmann, Brad Wheeler and Jeff Beaver (Whiskey Throttle Editor), as they review a thrilling Arlington.

The MX Vice SMX Review Show podcast is always available to listen to on Spotify, iTunes, SoundCloud, Stitcher and Google Play. Thanks to Fly Racing, Monster Energy, Fox Racing, Parts Europe, Scott, Bell Helmets, Acerbis, AS3 Performance, Kawasaki UK, KTM UK, O’Neal and Even Strokes for supporting the show. If you would like to become a part of the show, don’t hesitate to get in touch.

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Stat Attack: Arlington Supercross Review

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With the seventh round of AMA Supercross in the books, statistics maestro Paul Pearcy has provided MX Vice with some brilliant numbers to tuck into from what was a great night of action. Enjoy

250 Class

Qualifying

  • Qualifying Top 3
  1. Seth Hammaker: 45.216
  2. Austin Forkner: 45.284
  3. Pierce Brown: 45.416

Heat Race 1

  • Top 3
  1. Austin Forkner (2 for 2 in heat race wins)
  2. Max Anstie
  3. Haiden Deegan
  • Laps Led
  1. Haiden Deegan: 7
  2. Austin Forkner: 2 (12 heat race laps led this year, 4 more than anyone else)
  • Fastest Lap Times
  1. Austin Forkner: 45.908
  2. Haiden Deegan: 46.194
  3. Max Anstie: 46.244
  • Best Average Lap Times
  1. Austin Forkner: 46.448
  2. Max Anstie: 46.970
  3. Haiden Deegan: 47.321

Heat Race 2

  • Top 3
  1. Cameron Mcadoo (2 for 2 in heat race wins)
  2. Nicholas Romano
  3. Seth Hammaker
  • Laps Led
  1. Nicholas Romano: 5
  2. Cameron Mcadoo: 4 (4th best in heat race laps led this season)
  • Fastest Lap Times
  1. Pierce Brown: 46.512
  2. Cameron Mcadoo: 46.527
  3. Chance Hymas: 46.533
  • Best Average Lap Times
  1. Cameron Mcadoo: 47.200
  2. Chance Hymas: 47.461
  3. Seth Hammaker: 47.841

LCQ

  • Top 3
  1. Daxton Bennick
  2. Izaih Clark
  3. Brock Papi
  • Laps Led
  1. Daxton Bennick: 8
  • Fastest Lap Times
  1. Daxton Bennick: 47.693
  2. Hardy Munoz: 48.254
  3. Izaih Clark: 48.653
  • Best Average Lap Times
  1. Daxton Bennick: 48.925
  2. Brock Papi: 49.358
  3. Izaih Clark: 49.379

Main Event

  • Top 3
  1. Haiden Deegan
  2. Cameron Mcadoo
  3. Tom Vialle
  • First Lap Top 3
  1. Austin Forkner (Best in Class Average First Lap Position of 1st)
  2. Haiden Deegan (Average First Lap Position of 9th)
  3. Nicholas Romano (Average First Lap Position of 9th)
  • Laps Led
  1. Austin Forkner: 16 (Austin has led 88% of main event laps this season)
  2. Haiden Deegan: 5
  • Fastest Lap Times
  1. Austin Forkner: 45.926
  2. Chance Hymas: 46.008
  3. Haiden Deegan: 46.010
  • Best Average Lap Times
  1. Austin Forkner: 46.537
  2. Haiden Deegan: 47.076
  3. Cameron Mcadoo: 47.326
  • Most Consistent Lap Times (Least difference between fastest and slowest lap times)
  1. Austin Forkner: 1.41
  2. Tom Vialle: 2.212
  3. Pierce Brown: 2.456

Points

  • Points Top Ten
  1. Max Anstie: 38
  2. Pierce Brown: 34
  3. Daxton Bennick: 32
  4. Coty Schock: 32
  5. Haiden Deegan: 31
  6. Cameron Mcadoo: 29
  7. Austin Forkner: 27
  8. Chance Hymas: 27
  9. Guillem Farres: 27
  10. Henry Miller: 26

450 Class

Qualifying

  • Top 3
  1. Jett Lawrence: 43.770 (3rd time this season; best qualifying average in the class at 2.857 through 7 rounds)
  2. Chase Sexton: 44.262
  3. Justin Cooper: 44.280

Heat Race 1

  • Top 3
  1. Eli Tomac
  2. Aaron Plessinger (best average heat race finish at 1.667)
  3. Ken Roczen (2nd best average heat race finish at 2nd)
  • Laps Led
  1. Aaron Plessinger: 9 (Aaron has led 34% of heat race laps this year, 16 more than anyone else)
  2. Eli Tomac: 1
  • Fastest Lap Times
  1. Aaron Plessinger: 43.610
  2. Ken Roczen: 43.622
  3. Eli Tomac: 43.874
  • Best Average Lap Times
  1. Eli Tomac: 44.408
  2. Aaron Plessinger: 44.668
  3. Ken Roczen: 44.854

Heat Race 2

  • Top 3
  1. Jett Lawrence (3rd best average heat race finish at 2.667)
  2. Malcolm Stewart
  3. Jason Anderson
  • Laps Led
  1. Jason Anderson: 5
  2. Jett Lawrence: 3
  3. Malcolm Stewart: 2
  • Fastest Lap Times
  1. Malcolm Stewart: 44.393
  2. Jett Lawrence: 44.558
  3. Jason Anderson: 44.662
  • Best Average Lap Times
  1. Jett Lawrence: 45.474
  2. Malcolm Stewart: 45.622
  3. Jason Anderson: 46.001

LCQ

  • Top 3
  1. Justin Barcia
  2. Jerry Robin
  3. Ryan Breece (First main event since Salt Lake City 2022; Missed all of 2023 due to injury)
  • Laps Led
  1. Justin Barcia: 8
  • Fastest Lap Times
  1. Justin Barcia: 46.050
  2. Jerry Robin: 46.466
  3. Ryan Breece: 46.792
  • Best Average Lap Times
  1. Justin Barcia: 46.764
  2. Jerry Robin: 47.126
  3. Ryan Breece: 47.359

Main Event

  • Top 3
  1. Cooper Webb (Tied with Plessinger for 2nd best average finish at 4.571; this is his 6th win in Arlington)
  2. Eli Tomac
  3. Aaron Plessinger (Tied with Webb for 2nd best average finish at 4.571)
  • First Lap Top 3
  1. Jett Lawrence (3rd best in class Average First Lap Position of 6.047)
  2. Cooper Webb (Best in Class Average First Lap Position of 5.428)
  3. Hunter Lawrence (Average First Lap Position of 8.055)
  • Laps Led
  1. Jett Lawrence: 23 (Jett has led 41% of main event laps this season at 71, 44 more than anyone else)
  2. Cooper Webb: 4
  • Fastest Lap Times
  1. Jett Lawrence: 45.147
  2. Chase Sexton: 45.222
  3. Justin Cooper: 45.385
  • Best Average Lap Time
  1. Cooper Webb: 46.578
  2. Eli Tomac: 46.590
  3. Aaron Plessinger: 46.729
  • Most Consistent Lap Times (Least difference between fastest and slowest lap times)
  1. Aaron Plessinger: 2.699
  2. Cooper Webb: 2.762
  3. Justin Cooper: 3.427

Points

  • Points Top 10
  1. Jett Lawrence: 135
  2. Cooper Webb: 132
  3. Aaron Plessinger: 128
  4. Chase Sexton: 127
  5. Eli Tomac: 122
  6. Jason Anderson: 118
  7. Ken Roczen: 116
  8. Dylan Ferrandis: 93
  9. Hunter Lawrence: 86
  10. Justin Cooper: 75

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