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Foothill Ranch, Calif. (May 5, 2024) – Monster Energy®/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki rider Levi Kitchen secured second place in Denver and leaves Round 16 tied for the points lead in the 250SX Western Regional Championship, heading into the final round of Monster Energy AMA Supercross. Monster Energy® Kawasaki rider Jason Anderson, achieved a second-consecutive podium finish, taking third place. Teammate Adam Cianciarulo battled hard to secure 15th place in the 450SX Main Event.

Empower Field at Mile High is famous for hosting the NFL’s Denver Broncos and it particularly shines as the epicenter of action during the Monster Energy AMA Supercross Championship. The stadium’s sprawling layout and state-of-the-art facilities provide the perfect backdrop for this electrifying sport, drawing thousands of fans each year. Its significance lies not only in its capacity to accommodate the roaring engines and the world’s best riders, but also in the atmosphere it fosters—a blend of excitement, competition, and pure thrill.

In the 250SX Class, Kitchen started his weekend strong by securing the second-best overall time during the morning qualifying sessions. Representing Monster Energy®/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki with the No. 47, he was focused and prepared for the night’s events. In the 250SX Heat 1, Kitchen shot out of the gate, though he drifted wide in the first turn, momentarily straying off track. However, he swiftly regained composure, maintaining a top 10 position. With determination, he pushed forward and as the checkered flag waved, he secured a second-place finish. In the Main Event, Kitchen burst from the gate, initially grabbing third position but quickly advancing to second in the early laps. The No. 47 pushed to close the gap to the leader in the finals laps, while keeping a gap over his championship rival but ultimately finished a close second and will share the points lead heading into the final round next weekend in Salt Lake City, Utah.

In the 450SX Class, Anderson and Cianciarulo kicked off their weekend by securing the fifth and 11th qualifying positions, respectively. In 450SX Heat 2, both riders started strong within the top 10 but swiftly adapted to the challenging track conditions. The No. 21 of Anderson wasted no time in making strategic moves, steadily advancing through the field. Despite a formidable charge towards the front, he settled for a third-place finish. Cianciarulo encountered minor setbacks early in the race, finishing in seventh-place as a result. In the 450SX Main Event, Anderson burst out of the gate and rounded the first corner in fifth position, while Cianciarulo faced adversity after getting caught in the pack. Engaging in intense battles in the opening laps, Anderson showcased his tenacity, remaining in contention for the top spots throughout the race, ultimately securing third place. Meanwhile, Cianciarulo displayed resilience on the demanding track and finished in 15th position.

“It was a pretty good night for me and my Monster Energy®/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki team. The day started out a bit slow for me, but every time I was on the track, I felt more and more comfortable. I am just glad to get out of here healthy and tied for the points lead heading into the final round. I know Salt Lake is going to be a brawl, but I am ready for the challenge. A huge thanks to everyone that supports me and I am excited to go for this championship!”
  – Levi Kitchen
“I always like to do well here in Denver, since it is the closest race to my hometown. The day started off a bit timid, but as the day progressed, I found my flow and became more comfortable. In the main, I got a decent start, but quickly found my pace and tried to latch onto the Lawrence brothers, but I was not able to get them. Overall, it was a good night and my Monster Energy® Kawasaki was feeling good all day. It was nice to land on the podium and I am ready for Salt Lake next weekend.”
  – Jason Anderson 

“Denver was my second to last race and I wish the weekend went a little better for us. My KX™450SR was feeling great all day, but the track was technical and I never found my groove. I started the day qualifying 11th, which wasn’t too bad, but I wanted more. In my heat race, I got a bad jump out of the gate and got buried mid pack. I made some passes and battled with some guys, but seventh was where we ended up. In the main, I am not sure if I got wheel spin, but I was very deep in the field on the first corner again. I put my head down and tried to make as many passes as I could. 15th on the day, but I am excited for Salt Lake to celebrate my last race with everyone. I appreciate all the fans and support this weekend. One more round!”
  – Adam Cianciarulo 

Chris Pomeroy

1989 Rookie-of-the-year and former nationally ranked pro racer who turned into a dirt oriented scribe

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