First motos are said and done at the AMA Thor Spring Classic in Pell City, Ala., despite a late start due to a thunderstorm that rolled in and turned the track to soup. The first few motos of the day were the most challenging, but by the time the gate dropped for the Supermini 1 12-15 Division 1, the track started to develop some lines. Monster Energy Kawasaki Team Green’s Adam Cianciarulo took the holeshot and never looked back, taking the win and qualifying for the final motos. Teammates Mark Worth and Tanner Stack followed close behind in second and third to complete a Kawasaki sweep, proving that the KX™100 is the machine to beat in all conditions. Later in the afternoon, Cianciarulo ran his KX100 in the 125 Schoolboy class and despite the smaller engine, he ran down the leader and finished a close second.
One of the fastest ways to damage a motocross bike is to have it endure a mud race. That’s exactly what many riders did as they hit the track after a thunderstorm hit the area. Thankfully, Monster Energy Kawasaki Team Green support team was on-site to assist by supplying emergency parts and technical assistance. It was a busy day for the Kawasaki technicians as many riders were asking for help throughout the day. Without the support from Team Green’s trackside technicians, Justin Hill wouldn’t have been able to come back from issues he had in the first moto. Hill went on to win the Four Stroke Open class and finish second in the 450 A Pro Sport class.
“If it wasn’t for Team Green’s support I wouldn’t have been able to turn my day around,” said Hill. “ I had some problems in my first moto, but they helped me get prepared for my next class where I went out, got the holeshot and won. Today was all about finding the best lines and being smart and safe. I had two really good finishes on the KX™450F today and hope to get some wins on the KX™250F tomorrow.”
AMA Thor Spring Classic
Mill Creek MX – Pell City, Ala.
March 12-17, 2012
- Adam Cianciarulo – Supermini 1 12-15 Division 1
- Justin Hill – Four Stroke Open
- Mark Worth – Supermini 1 12-15 Division 1
- Justin Hill – 450 A Pro Sport
- Adam Cianciarulo – Schoolboy 1 12-16
- Tanner Stack – Supermini 1 12-15 Division 1
- Nick Gaines – Schoolboy 2 13-16
- Jordan Jarvis – Girls 1 9-13