MENTOR, Ohio (January 18, 2018) – JE Pistons, the industry leader in high-performance forged and billet racing pistons, and Pro Circuit Racing have agreed to renew their relationship, and will see JE continuing to serve as the official piston of Pro Circuit in 2018 and beyond.
Dating back to 2007, JE has worked cooperatively with the Mitch Payton-led organization to design, engineer and ultimately manufacture the most advanced and reliable pistons in the powersports industry. The most unique component of the relationship affords end-users the opportunity to purchase the same JE/Pro Circuit-engineered pistons Payton's team of riders depend on in Monster Energy AMA Supercross and Lucas Oil Pro Motocross competition.
"JE Pistons is fortunate to have such a long-lasting and dynamic working relationship with a team as prominent as Pro Circuit," explained Sean Crawford, Vice President of Marketing and Business Development for JE Pistons. We're happy to continue our relationship and help Pro Circuit and their riders find the extra horsepower it takes to win races and championships."
In 1991, Pro Circuit formed its first race team in the now-defunct professional 125cc Class. Since then, Pro Circuit has earned over 200 American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) victories and 30 AMA Championships.
Pro Circuit Racing's 2018 rider lineup features a literal whos-who of the next generation expected to graduate to the premiere 450 Class.
Adam Cianciarulo and Joey Savatgy will race for Monster Energy Supercross Western Regional 250 SX Class Championship honors, while Austin Forkner and Martin Davalos will handle the riding chores for 250SX East Region portion of the schedule.
Over the first two races of the season, Savatgy and Cianciarulo are third and fourth, respectively, in the Western Regional 250 SX Class Points. Savatgy has earned a pair of top fours in the first two rounds, including a season-best second-place finish last weekend at Houston's NRG Stadium. Cianciarulo finished third in the season opener in Anaheim (Calif.) two weeks ago, and was racing for a second-straight podium finish last Saturday before going down in the late stages, leaving him seventh in the final rundown.
"Pro Circuit is happy to continue its long relationship with JE Pistons," said Jim Payton, R&D Manager for Pro Circuit. "This has been a valuable partnership to provide high-quality pistons for our customers and the Pro Circuit race team."
Pro Circuit Racing and Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, returns to Anaheim this weekend for Round 3 of the 2018 championship. The third of 17 races will be televised live on FS1 Saturday, Jan. 20 beginning at 10 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, 7 p.m. Pacific.
About JE Pistons …
JE Pistons is the leader in high-performance forged pistons with a reputation that the competition can only follow. JE manufacturers the highest quality pistons and components that professional engine builders, race teams, and high-performance enthusiasts trust and rely on.
JE Pistons combines technical excellence with responsiveness to meet and exceed customer needs. JE Pistons, Inc. is a growing and dynamic business, which prides itself on the spirit and professionalism of its employees.