CORONA, Calif. (February 20, 2019) – Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki’s Austin Forkner and Martin Davalos will compete in the always-interesting Triple Crown event this Saturday night as the series takes over Ford Field in Detroit. The change to the regular format will put the duo to the test, but Forkner took his second career win under the Triple Crown format last year in Atlanta and Davalos won one of the three main events so history bodes well for the team. Forkner, Davalos and the rest of the eastern regional riders will race the Triple Crown format just once this season - Houston is the final Triple Crown - and they want to make this one count.
Entering the weekend on a two-race win-streak, Forkner is looking to keep his No. 24 red plate up front in the Motor City. He knows that anything can happen, including a Triple Crown overall win without a main event victory as what went down in 2018 for Forkner. While it is a different format from how he’s taken his first two victories, he has the confidence to know he can run up front.
“The Triple Crown format always makes things interesting,” said Forkner. “Unlike last year where we didn’t know what to expect, we can come into this year more prepared to go out and do what needs to be done. Starts are important and I’m confident in my Kawasaki KX250 to help me be there at the first turn.”
At last year’s Triple Crown, Davalos was still nursing injuries from the season opener but still managed to take one of the three main event victories. He has recovered well from the season opener and finished in the top five last weekend, helping him climb into the top 10 in the point’s standings.
“Last year I wasn’t fully healthy so the Triple Crown race was tough for me,” said Davalos. “I’m really excited to run it at 100 percent and see if I can get my first podium of the season. The pace has been really high, but with a change in format, you never know what could happen.”
Saturday’s race broadcast from Ford Field will be one-hour delayed on NBC Sports starting on Saturday, February 23 at 8 p.m. ET.
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