Team Airide KTM Joins AMA Arenacross

October 6, 2011
Courtesy of Feld Motor Sports
AMA Arenacross Series

The 2012 AMA Arenacross Series will welcome a new team for the upcoming season, prepared to attack the respective championships in both the Arenacross and Arenacross Lites classes. At the season-opening race from Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines, Iowa, on October 29, Team Airide KTM will debut it’s three-rider lineup, led by veteran rider Daniel Blair, and rounded out by up-and-coming riders Jake Locks and Brian Alquist.

The Airide KTM effort is currently in the midst of preparation for the upcoming AMA Arenacross Series season. With the new displacement rule change in effect for the 2012 season, all three riders will be piloting brand new KTM 250SX-F’s in their search for success. In addition to the countless hours of on-track preparation, Team Airide has also enlisted the services of a full-time trainer, in hopes of giving its riders that extra edge in fitness.
Blair is one of the most experienced riders in the AMA Arenacross Series. While most of his achievements have come racing in the Monster Energy Supercross championship, Blair’s familiarity with close, bar-to-bar competition is a tremendous asset. He made his debut in the AMA Arenacross Series last year, but following an injury that cut his season short, Blair is back and ready to challenge at the front of the field.

Locks experienced strong results in his first full season of AMA Arenacross Series competition one year ago. He posted six top-five finishes in Arenacross Lites competition, highlighted by a trio of podium efforts. With some more experience under his belt, Locks will look to take the next step in search of an Arenacross Lites title.
Alquist’s 2011 AMA Arenacross Series season was unfortunately over before it really even began. Following a fifth-place finish in the Arenacross Lites class after the opening race, Alquist suffered a season-ending injury the following weekend. Now, fully healed and dialed in on his new KTM, Alquist will be looking to contend for the Arenacross Lites Championship.

Airide KTM’s list of supporters for 2012 are as follows:
Airide Suspension, Motorsport Hillsboro, Troy Lee Designs, Renthal, Dunlop, Factory Backing, Scott USA, FMF, Motorex, UFO, C4MX, Ride Engineering, Works Connection,, No Toil, EVS

The 2012 AMA Arenacross Season is just weeks away, kicking off on Saturday, October 29, from Des Moines’ Wells Fargo Arena.

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