2019 San Diego Supercross 250 Class Photo Finish

The top 10, in photos, from the 2019 San Diego Supercross

Adam Cianciarulo
Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki’s Adam Cianciarulo (92) achieved his third 250SX main event victory of the season at round 5 of the 2019 AMA Supercross series at Petco Park in San Diego.Brown Dog Wilson

Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki’s Adam Cianciarulo achieved his third 250SX main event victory of the season at round 5 of the 2019 AMA Supercross series at Petco Park in San Diego. He grabbed the holeshot in the main event and led all nine laps to take the win and the point lead.

“What a night!” Cianciarulo said. “It has been an up and down first couple weeks of racing for me, but to get the win tonight is huge. It eases my mind going into the break with [the] point lead and the red-background plate. I can’t wait to see it on my KX250. I also want to give a shout-out to my teammate Garrett Marchbanks on his first-ever podium. It was awesome to have the Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki team go 1-2 tonight.”

Garrett Marchbanks
Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki’s Garrett Marchbanks grabbed his first career 250SX podium finishing in second, and currently sits in eighth place in the point standings.Brown Dog Wilson

Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki’s Marchbanks had an evening of career firsts in San Diego. He scored his best-ever qualifying position in third going into the night program. A first-turn crash in the second heat race sent him to the Last Chance Qualifier (LCQ), where he would go on to win the first LCQ of his career. In the main event, Marchbanks found himself inside the top 10 off the start and quickly began to charge forward. However, due to the muddy conditions, he struggled with vision while coming through the field and was forced to remove his goggles, but he soldiered on and fought up to second place behind his teammate. The rookie currently sits in eighth place in the point standings.

“Tonight is a night I will never forget,” Marchbanks said. “I felt good all day as I qualified in third place and I got a good jump in my heat race, but then another rider took me out off the start and I wasn’t able to recover. In the LCQ, I knew I needed to just get out front, which I did. I didn’t have the best gate pick, so I knew I just needed to send it off the start. By lap two, I couldn’t see out of my goggles and just ditched them. Once I was able to see, I was able to make some passes into second place. I can’t thank my whole team enough. It feels so good to put my Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki up on the podium!”

Jimmy Decotis
JGRMX/Yoshimura/Suzuki Factory Racing’s Jimmy Decotis finished third in his heat race and in the main event, tying his career-best finish.Brown Dog Wilson

JGRMX/Yoshimura/Suzuki Factory Racing’s Jimmy Decotis finished third in his heat race and grabbed a top-five start in the main event. He methodically picked off riders through the muck and passed for third place on the final lap to tie his career-best finish. Decotis’ performance moved him up to sixth in the point standings, only two points out of fifth place.

“The San Diego mudder was an absolute blast,” Decotis said. “I surprised myself in the muddy conditions. I pulled off my first podium of the year in some of the craziest conditions I’ve ever seen. I’m loving this Suzuki RM-Z250 so much. I’ve been so comfortable. We are just continuing to build each and every week. I’ll have several weeks off before we head to Atlanta. I’m excited to keep progressing! Thank you to all the crew and everyone on the JGRMX/Yoshimura/Suzuki Factory Racing team.”

Shane McElrath
Troy Lee Designs/Red Bull/KTM’s Shane McElrath (12) had an up-and-down day in San Diego, but managed to end the night on a positive note by finishing just off the podium in fourth.Brown Dog Wilson

Troy Lee Designs/Red Bull/KTM’s Shane McElrath and Red Bull/Thor/KTM Canada’s Jess Pettis rounded out the top five, respectively.

Jess Pettis
Red Bull/Thor/KTM Canada’s Jess Pettis (160) ran in second place early on and battled inside the top five for the entire race despite encountering a couple tipovers along the way. He maintained his composure and finished in fifth. “Unreal night in San Diego!” Pettis said. “Fifth place in the main event [is a] career best for me. Those conditions were crazy.”Brown Dog Wilson
Martin Castelo
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Dylan Ferrandis
Monster Energy/Yamalube/Star/Yamaha Racing’s Dylan Ferrandis was in contention for a podium finish when his bike stopped running near the end of the race. “Emotions are not really good for me at the moment,” Ferrandis said. “Being third and not being able to finish the race because of a technical issue is unfortunate. The track was really muddy and slippery. The conditions were really extreme, so to finish seventh [was] not what I wanted, but it could have been worse. We will continue to fight hard until the end of the season to get the best result as possible. We will prepare for the shootout and for a better weekend for the whole Star team at Atlanta.”Brown Dog Wilson
Mathias Jorgensen
Mathias Jorgensen, who hails from Denmark, piloted his 250 SX-F to a career-best eighth-place finish.Brown Dog Wilson
Cameron McAdoo
Geico Honda’s Cameron McAdoo found himself stuck almost immediately and in 16th on the first lap of the main event, but worked his way up to ninth by the time the checkered flag flew. “San Diego was a crazy one,” McAdoo said. “It was my first actual full mud race in Supercross. All you could do was have fun and embrace it, and that is what we did. I ended up backward and stuck in the mud in the second turn, and we ended up coming back to ninth! In the mud, that’s what it’s all about.”Brown Dog Wilson
Colt Nichols
Monster Energy/Yamalube/Star/Yamaha Racing’s Colt Nichols (39) finished in 10th and lost the point lead. “It was horrible night for me,” Nichols said. “I can’t say it was all bad though, because I am leaving healthy. Tonight was a night to look at the bigger picture. Mud races can go well, like it did at A1, or on the flip side, like it did [in San Diego]. I’m looking forward to using this break to get better and come out swinging at Atlanta. I’m looking forward to the challenge and clawing my way back up to the top of the standings.”Brown Dog Wilson

2019 Western Regional 250SX Class Championship Standings

Position Rider Brand Points
1 Adam Cianciarulo Kawasaki 114
2 Shane McElrath KTM 106
3 Colt Nichols Yamaha 104
4 Dylan Ferrandis Yamaha 102
5 RJ Hampshire Honda 75
6 Jimmy Decotis Suzuki 73
7 Cameron McAdoo Honda 72
8 Garrett Marchbanks Kawasaki 71
9 Chris Blose Husqvarna 70
10 Jess Pettis KTM 66