CYPRESS, Calif. (January 11, 2019) – JE Pistons, the industry leader in high-performance forged and billet racing pistons, has extended its relationship with Pro Circuit Racing and will continue to serve as the Official Piston of the Mitch Payton-owned organization for the 16th consecutive season.
JE has worked in partnership with the famed southern California Monster Energy AMA Supercross and AMA Pro Motocross team since 2004 to design, engineer and manufacture the most advanced and reliable pistons in the powersports industry. The most unique component of the relationship continues to offer end-users the opportunity to purchase the same JE/Pro Circuit-engineered pistons Payton's team of riders depend on in the professional ranks.
"JE Pistons is proud to have a very sound and lengthy working relationship with Pro Circuit Racing," explained Cindy Verkooij, General Manager for JE Pistons. "We're grateful to have a history that spans more than a decade, and as that relationship continues, we'll continue working closely with them to produce pistons that translate to wins on the track for Pro Circuit Racing. Those key learnings from the race team translate to building a better piston for every rider and racer."
In 1991, Pro Circuit formed its first race team in the now defunct professional 125cc Class. Since then, Pro Circuit Racing has collected more that 200 American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) victories and 30 AMA Championships.
"Pro Circuit is extremely pleased to continue our relationship with JE Pistons," offered Mitch Payton, President of Pro Circuit. "We've worked closely with JE for more than 10 years to build a race-ready piston that performs at the highest level for our riders and our customers. The length of our relationship speaks volumes about our collective success."
Pro Circuit will campaign its traditional four-rider a lineup in 2019 and field a fleet of Kawasaki KX250s.
As expected, the team's lineup features a literal who's-who of the next class of professional riders expected to graduate to the premiere 450 Class.
Adam Cianciarulo, Martin Davalos, Austin Forkner and Garrett Marchbanks fill out the team's stable for the 2019 season, with Cianciarulo and Marchbanks lining up for the Western Regional 250SX Class, and Forkner and Davalos tasked to contest the Eastern Regional 250SX Class.
NBCSN's live coverage of the Monster Energy Supercross season opener from Angel Stadium in Anaheim, Calif., drops the gate Sat., January 5 at 10 p.m. EST, 7 p.m. Pacific.