News 8 Feb 2020

Six in a row for Cianciarulo in San Diego 450SX qualifying

Defending champion Ferrandis also remains perfect in 250SX West.

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The dominant qualifying form of Adam Cianciarulo and Dylan Ferrandis continued this afternoon at San Diego, the sixth round of 2020 Monster Energy Supercross.

On military appreciation weekend, the 450SX session saw a Monster Energy Kawasaki 1-2 led by Cianciarulo over teammate Eli Tomac.

Cianciarulo’s 49.024s lap-time came despite a late fall, ending the session almost half a second up on Tomac. Times were tight at the top, with Jason Anderson (Rockstar Energy Husqvarna), Cooper Webb (Red Bull KTM) and Blake Baggett (Rocky Mountain ATV/MC KTM WPS) each 0.5s from P1.

Directly behind those riders came Team Honda HRC duo Ken Roczen and Justin Brayton, as Justin Hill (Smartop MotoConcepts Bullfrog Spas Honda), his teammate Malcolm Stewart and Martin Davalos (Team Tedder Monster Energy KTM) completed the top 10.

Retiring two-time champion Chad Reed (Mountain Motorsports cbdMD CR22 Honda) was back on track today after missing Oakland last weekend, slotting into 26th on combined times at the conclusion of qualifying.

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The 250SX West category in its last showing before the series heads east saw Ferrandis continue his unblemished run with a 48.991s – the fastest lap of all in either classes this afternoon.

Monster Energy Star Racing Yamaha’s Ferrandis put forward a late lap to go to the top of the charts, edging Austin Forkner (Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki) for position. Also in the top five was Justin Cooper (Monster Energy Star Racing Yamaha), Brandon Hartranft (TLD Red Bull KTM) and Michael Mosiman (Rockstar Energy Husqvarna).

In his second ride back, Cameron McAdoo (Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki) was sixth, followed by Luke Clout (Penrite Honda Racing), Derek Drake (TLD Red Bull KTM), Jacob Hayes (Gas Monkey AJE Motorsports Husqvarna) and Alex Martin (JGRMX Yoshimura Suzuki).

Detailed results