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|Born||October 20, 1996
Port Orange, Florida
|Championships||AMA 250MX – 2019|
Adam Cianciarulo (born October 20, 1996) is an American professional motocross racer. He competes in the AMA Motocross Championships in the 450cc class for Monster Energy Kawasaki, aboard a Kawasaki KX450. He won the 2019 AMA 250cc motocross national championship.
Cianciarulo began riding motorcycles when he was 3 years old and was racing when he was 4 years old. In 2012, he became the highest winning mini bike rider in AMA Amateur Motocross National Championships. He won 11 amateur championships.
In 2013, Cianciarulo began his first pro season on Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki, whom he signed a long-term contract with while he was an amateur. After being sick with salmonella, he missed the first four rounds of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross series. he began his pro career by finishing inside the top 10 five times, including a podium in the first moto at Utah.
In 2014 Cianciarulo began his first 250 Monster Energy Supercross series, winning 3 out of the first 5 races including his supercross debut. Unfortunately, he received a shoulder injury in Toronto, Canada after crashing in the whoops section. He had surgery to repair the injury, causing him to miss the rest of the Monster Energy Supercross series as well as the entire Lucas Oil Pro Motocross season.
In 2015, Cianciarulo did not race any races in the Monster Energy Supercross series because of another shoulder injury that he received while racing at the Geneva Supercross in Switzerland. He raced only 6 of the 12 races in the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross series due to another shoulder injury that he received while practicing for Red Bud. Cianciarulo was having a somewhat successful year, getting on the podium once before his injury.
In 2016, it looked like it was going to be a fresh start for Cianciarulo. He parted way with his longtime trainer, Aldon Baker, and has started a new program. Early February, Monster Energy/ Pro Circuit/ Kawasaki reported that Cianciarulo had broken his wrist while practicing. This caused him to miss the entire Monster Energy Supercross series.
In 2019, in Glendale, Cianciarulo earned his 7th career win during his time in the series and his 1st win of the 2019 season. He came close to winning the 250sx West championship, but ultimately lost the championship to Dylan Ferrandis after a crash late in the final race.
However, Cianciarulo later won his first professional championship in the 2019 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Series finishing with 519 total points. He is now contracted to ride for Team Monster Energy Kawasaki aboard a KX450 in the 450 class. He also is moving on from his previous career number 92 to 9.
During the 2019 Monster Energy Cup, Cianciarulo's first professional race in the 450 class, he placed 1st overall. In the three main events, Cianciarulo placed 2nd, 2nd, and 1st to solidify his spot at the top of the podium.
Cianciarulo broke his collarbone during the first round of qualifying at the 2020 Arlington Supercross event. He underwent surgery days after the injury and will race again when healthy.
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