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Shawn Maffenbeier clinches 250 AX Tour title at Barrie double-header

April 16, 2018

Team Monster Energy Alpinestars Piller’s Kawasaki’s Shawn Maffenbeier clinched the 250 Pro AX Tour Championship at the Molson Centre in Barrie, ON this past weekend. Maffenbeier cleared the task with a third-place finish in the main event on Friday night and a second place finish on night two of the double-header weekend. For Maffenbeier’s teammate in the 450 Pro class, Tyler Medaglia, the final two rounds of the AX Tour proved to be more or less anticlimactic, scoring less points than at the previous rounds. Sitting fourth on the scoreboard going into Barrie, Medaglia finished tenth in Friday’s 450 main and sixth on Saturday night. Despite these setbacks the Ottawa native still managed to wrap up the arenacross segment of the MRC Triple Crown series with a noteworthy fourth place. In his Friday night 250 Pro heat race, Maffenbeier got off to a promising start, taking his Kawasaki KX250F to a smooth win without working up a sweat. Although he would carry that...

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Adam Cianciarulo Podiums in 250SX East-West Showdown

March 26, 2018

Round 12 of the 2018 season of Monster Energy Supercross traveled to Indianapolis, Indiana and brought with it the first of two rounds of the East-West Showdowns for the 250SX class. The Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki team brought the heat inside Lucas Oil Stadium by dominating coast to coast in qualifying and both regional heat races and a second-place finish for Adam Cianciarulo. In the 450SX class, Monster Energy Kawasaki's Eli Tomac set the pace early in qualifying and won his heat race only to suffer a crash in the main event.After qualifying with the second fastest time, Austin Forkner went on to win the 250SX Eastern Region Heat race, while his teammate Joey Savatgy kicked off the day with the fastest qualifying time in the 250SX Western Region and Adam Cianciarulo in fourth. The duo switched places in the heat race as Cianciarulo took the top spot with Savatgy crossing the finish line in fourth. In the 250SX East-West Showdown Main Event, Cianciarulo had the crowd on...

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Rea Fights Back to Lead Championship

March 26, 2018

Round 2 - Chang International Circuit in ‎Buriram, Thailand Kawasaki Racing Team (KRT) rider Jonathan Rea followed up on his Superpole qualifying success with his first race win of the 2018 WorldSBK Championship season, securing a margin of victory of 1.5 seconds after 20 intense laps during race 1. Tom Sykes (KRT) was in a leading position early in the race but finished sixth. Race 2 saw Jonathan Rea securing a strong finish after a challenging second race in hot conditions at the Chang International Circuit, following up his opening day win. Summoning up all his determination and skills, Rea managed to maintain a high level of pace and even overtake a rider in the final three laps to score fourth place. Rea leaves the Chang International Circuit with a two point championship lead after four races.  

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