Monster Energy Kawasaki Team Green Starts the Week with Two Wins at Mill Creek

Irvine, Calif. (March 13, 2012)  – After a rainy day of practice on Monday, racing got underway at Mill Creek MX in Pell City, Ala., for the 2012 AMA Spring Classic MX Championship. The Alabama dirt was in pristine condition for the 1100 entrants to tear up in hopes of taking home an AMA amateur national title. Monster Energy Kawasaki Team Green’s Adam Cianciarulo took the first moto win in the Supermini 14-16 class after grabbing the holeshot and running away from the field. Austin Forkner also grabbed a first moto win in the 85 12-13 Mod class. In the fastest class of the day, 450 A, Justin Hill got off to a great start in second, but tipped over a couple laps later. He remounted just ahead of third and was able to maintain his composure to finish in second place, keeping him in the championship hunt.

Track Preparation

With rain clouds hovering all morning, it was questionable how the track would fare with any more rain. But the track crew at Mill Creek knew exactly how to handle the track under these weather conditions. All day the riders raved about how the fast, deep-rutted track conditions made for challenging, but fun motos. With little rain in the forecast and temperatures expected in the 80s, both Cianciarulo and Forkner are excited to keep the wins coming on the tacky terra firma.

“I really like the track here at Millcreek,” said Cianciarulo. “It really suits my style, with the deep ruts, especially as it gets rougher. Yesterday in practice it was real slick from the rain, but today was much more grippy with lots of traction. I’m having fun and looking forward to tomorrow’s motos.”


AMA Thor Spring Classic
Mill Creek MX Pell City, Ala.
March 12-17, 2012

First-Place Finishes
Adam Cianciarulo Supermini 2 13-16
Austin Forkner 85 12-13 Mod
Matthew Beers 450 C Stock
Matthew Beers 450 C Mod

Second-Place Finishes
Austin Forkner 85 12-13 Stock
Tanner Stack 85 12-13 Mod
Justin Hill 450 A

Third-Place Finishes
Tanner Stack Sr. Mini 12-14
Nick Gaines 250 B Mod Div. 2
Justin Hill 250 A
Nick Gaines 250 B Stock Div. 2