“It was the worst possible time to get sick,” laughed Cianciarulo. “It took a lot out of me, but sitting out the first four rounds has allowed me to get back to 100-percent and I think I’m coming into Budds Creek even more prepared than I was for Hangtown.”
The Port Orange, Fla., native joins his stable mates Blake Baggett, Tyla Rattray, Martin Davalos, Darryn Durham, and Justin Hill who have all had a strong start to the Nationals. Defending 250 champion Baggett sits fourth overall in the 250 class championship and Rattray achieved his first 450 class podium finish at Round 4 in High Point.
“We wanted to make sure Adam was in top condition before lining up,” said Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki’s Mitch Payton. “He has the advantage of having experienced teammates in Tyla and Blake to help him along the way and we expect him to be battling up front.”
Round 5 of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship will take place Saturday, June 22nd at Budds Creek Motocross Park in Mechanicsville, Md.