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.
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.”
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.”
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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