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Nampa Arenacross Results 2014

Monday, February 17, 2014
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Friday

It had been over a decade since AMSOIL Arenacross, featuring Ricky Carmichael’s Road to Supercross, had last visited Nampa, Idaho, and the first night of the championship’s anticipated return produced a historic and memorable result. Babbitt’s Monster Energy/AMSOIL Kawasaki presented by Maxxis rider Tyler Bowers emerged with his fifth Arenacross Class overall victory on Friday night, but needed to rely on a tiebreaker to overcome his teammate and current points leader Zach Ames. In the second race of the Western Regional Arenacross Lites Class Championship, Gateway Cycles Kawasaki’s Steven Mages took the win to extend his early points lead.

Motosport.com/MJM Express/Spinechillers Racing Kawasaki’s Michael McDade grabbed the holeshot and early lead in the first Arenacross Class Main Event of the evening, with Ames and Bowers in tow. The trio maintained their positions for the bulk of the 15-lap race and opened a big lead over the rest of the field that eventually grew to over 10 seconds. On Lap 10, Ames made his move on McDade after patiently waiting for the opportunity to arise and went on to lead the final five laps to take the win. McDade held on for second, keeping a hard charging Bowers at bay.

Ames selected the inversion for the second Main Event, with half the field – eight riders – ultimately alternating positions.

Farmers Insurance/Reynard Mods Suzuki’s Cory Green moved into the early lead to start the second Main Event, with TiLUBE/PBR/TUF Racing Honda’s Kyle Regal and McDade following in second a third. Bowers crossed the line in fourth, with Ames a couple positions behind in sixth. On the opening lap, McDade made the move to first and set his sights on victory. Behind him, both Bowers and Ames made quick moves to the front and by the time the fourth lap was completed, it was once again McDade, Bowers, and Ames pacing the field. McDade appeared to have control of the lead but lost control in the whoops on Lap 7 and went down, allowing Bowers to move into first with Ames in second. Green took over possession of third while McDade fell outside the top 10 and ultimately lost two laps on the field. Once in the lead, Bowers never looked back and took the win with Ames in second. Regal made the pass on Green for third on Lap 13 when Green experienced misfortune and fell to sixth.

As the total points from the Main Events were tallied, Ames held a one-point advantage. However, earlier in the evening Bowers outdueled his teammate in the final of Head-to-Head Bracket Racing to earn an additional championship bonus point and put the duo into a tie. By virtue of his win in the second Main Event, which carries more weight in a tiebreaker, Bowers was awarded the win and further proved the value of winning the Head-to-Head Bracket racing each night. Bowers has won six Head-to-Head Brackets this season, including the last four, resulting in six additional bonus points towards the championship.

Bowers (3-1) and Ames (1-2) were joined on the overall podium by Regal (5-3).

By virtue of their tie, Ames maintained his three-point lead over Bowers in the Arenacross Class standings.

The second night of action in the Western Regional Arenacross Lites Class Championship began the same way it did one week ago in Sacramento with Frontier Lubricants KTM’s Daniel Blair taking over the early lead. Mages moved into second place off the start and instantly set his sights on Blair, while Team DirtBikeMike KTM’s Brandon Glenn assumed third. Mages pressured Blair for several laps before making the pass for the lead on Lap 4. Once out front, he never relinquished the position despite consistent pressure from Blair. A battle for third ensued in the late stages of the 18-lap Main Event with AJ Oilfield Services Kawasaki’s Gray Davenport taking over the spot on Lap 12, only to be passed by Motosport Hillsboro KTM’s Gared Steinke on Lap 16. Steinke held on to join Mages and Blair on the podium.

In her anticipated return to AMSOIL Arenacross, Babbitt’s Monster Energy/AMSOIL Kawasaki’s Vicki Golden qualified to compete in both the Arenacross Class and Arenacross Lites Class, earning her first of three required points in the Ricky Carmichael Road to Supercross.

The Nampa round of AMSOIL Arenacross continues tomorrow night inside the Idaho Center. Action kicks off at 9 p.m. ET.

Arenacross Class Results – Main Event 1
1. Zach Ames, Prospect, Ohio, Kawasaki
2. Michael McDade, McDonald, Ohio, Kawasaki
3. Tyler Bowers, Danville, Ky., Kawasaki
4. Gared Steinke, Woodland, Calif., Kawasaki
5. Kyle Regal, Grand Prairie, Texas, Honda
6. Nathan Skaggs, Chillicothe, Ohio, Kawasaki
7. Cory Green, Nowata, Okla., Suzuki
8. Travis Sewell, Westville, Ind., KTM
9. Colt Nichols, S. Muskogee, Okla., Kawasaki
10. Gray Davenport, Lehi, Utah, Kawasaki

Arenacross Class Results – Main Event 2
1. Tyler Bowers, Danville, Ky., Kawasaki
2. Zach Ames, Prospect, Ohio, Kawasaki
3. Kyle Regal, Grand Prairie, Texas, Honda
4. Steven Mages, Sardinia, Ohio, Kawasaki
5. Gared Steinke, Woodland, Calif., Kawasaki
6. Cory Green, Nowata, Okla., Suzuki
7. Colt Nichols, S. Muskogee, Okla., Kawasaki
8. Travis Sewell, Westville, Ind., KTM
9. Nathan Skaggs, Chillicothe, Ohio, Kawasaki
10. Gray Davenport, Lehi, Utah, Kawasaki

Arenacross Class Results – Overall (Main Event Finishes)
1. Tyler Bowers, Danville, Ky., Kawasaki (3-1)
2. Zach Ames, Prospect, Ohio, Kawasaki (1-2)
3. Kyle Regal, Grand Prairie, Texas, Honda (5-3)
4. Gared Steinke, Woodland, Calif., Kawasaki (4-5)
5. Cory Green, Nowata, Okla., Suzuki (7-6)
6. Colt Nichols, S. Muskogee, Okla., Kawasaki (9-7)
7. Nathan Skaggs, Chillicothe, Ohio, Kawasaki (6-9)
8. Michael McDade, McDonald, Ohio, Kawasaki (2-14)
9. Travis Sewell, Westville, Ind., KTM (8-8)
10. Steven Mages, Sardinia, Ohio, Kawasaki (15-4)

Eastern Regional Arenacross Lites Class Results
1. Steven Mages, Sardinia, Ohio, Kawasaki
2. Daniel Blair, Lodi, Calif., KTM
3. Gared Steinke, Woodland, Calif., KTM
4. Gray Davenport, Lehi, Utah, Kawasaki
5. Kyle White, Freeport, Ill., Honda
6. Brandon Glenn, Mesquite, Texas, KTM
7. Brian Alquist, LaGrange, Calif., KTM
8. Jeremy Pronovost, St. Phillipe, Quebec, Canada, KTM
9. Lane Staley, Chillicothe, Ohio, KTM
10. Josh Diercks, Atascadero, Calif., Honda

Arenacross Class Points (After Race 10 of 19)
1. Zach Ames, Prospect, Ohio, Kawasaki – 271
2. Tyler Bowers, Danville, Ky., Kawasaki – 268
3. Jacob Hayes, Greensboro, N.C., Kawasaki – 198
4. Michael McDade, McDonald, Ohio, Kawasaki – 196
5. Kyle Regal, Grand Prairie, Texas, Honda – 177
6. Willy Browning, Pleasantville, Ohio, KTM – 176
7. Cory Green, Nowata, Okla., Suzuki – 174
8. Travis Sewell, Westville, Ind., KTM – 164
9. Colt Nichols, S. Muskogee, Okla., Kawasaki – 157
10. Gared Steinke, Woodland, Calif., KTM – 144

Western Regional Arenacross Lites Class Points (After Race 2 of 10)
1. Steven Mages, Sardinia, Ohio, Kawasaki – 31
2. Daniel Blair, Lodi, Calif., KTM – 26
3. Kyle White, Freeport, Ill., Honda – 25
4. Gray Davenport, Lehi, Utah, Kawasaki – 20
5. Lane Staley, Chillicothe, Ohio, KTM – 17
6. Dave Ginolfi, Boston, N.J., KTM – 15
7. Ryan Breece, Athol, Idaho, Kawasaki – 13
8. Brian Alquist, LaGrange, Calif., KTM – 10
9. Maxx Malatia, Itasca, Ill., Honda – 10
10. Josh Diercks, Atascadero, Calif., Honda – 7

Saturday

The seventh round of AMSOIL Arenacross, featuring Ricky Carmichael’s Road to Supercross, came to an exciting conclusion on Saturday night in Nampa, Idaho, inside the Ford Idaho Center. Road to Supercross competitor Jacob Hayes captured his second Arenacross Class overall win of the season aboard his TiLUBE/PBR/TUF Racing Honda just one night after missing the action due to a canceled flight. In the second race of the Western Regional Arenacross Lites Class Championship, Frontier Lubricants KTM’s Daniel Blair earned his first win of the regional title fight to move into a tie atop the standings.

Arenacross Class points leader Zach Ames grabbed the holeshot and early lead in the first Main Event of the night aboard his Babbitt’s Monster Energy/AMSOIL Kawasaki presented by Maxxis machine, followed by Team Faith/FLY Racing KTM’s Kelly Smith and Babbitt’s Monster Energy/AMSOIL Kawasaki’s Tyler Bowers. With the early jump on the field, Ames was able to continually extend his advantage over the course of the 15-lap Main Event while his rivals battled behind him. Bowers moved past Smith into second on Lap 5, which allowed Hayes to follow into third after a fourth-place start. Ames, Bowers, and Hayes maintained their positions through to the finish, pitting the top three riders in the championship in a showdown for the overall victory.

Ames selected the inversion for the second Main Event, with eight riders being chosen for the second straight night.

Hayes overcame the inversion to move into the early lead and gain an advantage over Bowers and Ames who started fifth and eighth, respectively. Hayes’ TiLUBE/PBR/TUF Racing Honda teammate Kyle Regal followed in second, with Smith asserting himself in third. Bowers made a charge towards the front of the field, moving into fourth on Lap 1 and third by Lap 7. Ames lost a position to fall to ninth on Lap 1, but put forth a resilient ride to fight his way to a top-five result. Out front, Hayes checked out on his teammate but Regal maintained his hold on second despite a late charge by Bowers.

After losing valuable points in the championship on Friday night by not competing, Hayes rebounded to maintain his hold on third in the standings with the victory by virtue of his 3-1 results. Bowers finished second overall (2-3) while Hayes’ rounded out the overall podium in third (1-5).

Earlier in the evening Ames won the Head-to-Head Bracket Racing, defeating Hayes and earning the additional championship bonus point. As a result, he tied Bowers for total points on the evening and lost no ground in the championship battle. The teammates remain separated by three points with the final race before the Race to the Championship looming next weekend.

In the battle for a spot inside the top 10 in the Arenacross Class standings and a spot in the Race to the Championship, 27 points separate Farmers Insurance/Reynard Mods Suzuki’s Cory Green in sixth (ninth on Saturday with 9-10 results) and Smith in 11th (fourth on Saturday with 6-4 results). The other riders within this battle are Motosport.com/MJM Express/Spinechillers Racing KTM’s Willy Browning (7th), TZR Woodstock KTM’s Travis Sewell (8th), Babbitt’s Monster Energy/AMSOIL Kawasaki’s Colt Nichols (9th), and Motosport Hillsboro Kawasaki’s Gared Steinke (10th), with two nights of racing remaining.

The third race of the Western Regional Arenacross Lites Class Championship saw Blair take over the early lead for the third straight night. However, unlike his previous two outings Blair never relinquished control of the top spot and went on to lead all 18 laps of the Main Event. Behind him, BWRengines.com Honda teammates Kyle White and Maxx Malatia moved into second and third, respectively. Malatia passed his teammate on Lap 4 and asserted control of the runner-up spot. Gateway Cycles Kawasaki’s Steven Mages, who entered the evening as the points leader, moved forward from a fifth-place start and took over third place on Lap 6. However, on the final lap he experienced misfortune while battling with AJ Oilfield Services Kawasaki’s Gray Davenport and fell to ninth, losing significant points to Blair, his closes championship rival.

Blair and Malatia were joined on the podium by Davenport.

Blair also moved into the championship lead with his win and now holds a three-point lead over Mages entering the third round of the Western Regional Championship.

In her anticipated return to AMSOIL Arenacross, Babbitt’s Monster Energy/AMSOIL Kawasaki’s Vicki Golden qualified to compete in both the Arenacross Class and Arenacross Lites Class, earning her first of three required points in the Ricky Carmichael Road to Supercross.

AMSOIL Arenacross continues next weekend with the eighth round of the season from Reno, Nev., and the Livestock Events Center. Two nights of action kick off Friday, February 21st, and continue on Saturday, February 22nd. Both nights begin at 10 p.m. ET.

Arenacross Class Results – Main Event 1
1. Zach Ames, Prospect, Ohio, Kawasaki
2. Tyler Bowers, Danville, Ky., Kawasaki
3. Jacob Hayes, Liberty, N.C., Honda
4. Gared Steinke, Woodland, Calif., Kawasaki
5. Colt Nichols, S. Muskogee, Okla., Kawasaki
6. Kelly Smith, Ludington, Mich., KTM
7. Travis Sewell, Westville, Ind., KTM
8. Kyle Regal, Grand Prairie, Texas, Honda
9. Cory Green, Nowata, Okla., Suzuki
10. Willy Browning, Pleasantville, Ohio, KTM

Arenacross Class Results – Main Event 2
1. Jacob Hayes, Liberty, N.C., Honda
2. Kyle Regal, Grand Prairie, Texas, Honda
3. Tyler Bowers, Danville, Ky., Kawasaki
4. Kelly Smith, Ludington, Mich., KTM
5. Zach Ames, Prospect, Ohio, Kawasaki
6. Gared Steinke, Woodland, Calif., Kawasaki
7. Travis Sewell, Westville, Ind., KTM
8. Nathan Skaggs, Chillicothe, Ohio, Kawasaki
9. Colt Nichols, S. Muskogee, Okla., Kawasaki
10. Cory Green, Nowata, Okla., Suzuki

Arenacross Class Results – Overall (Main Event Finishes)
1. Jacob Hayes, Liberty, N.C., Honda (3-1)
2. Tyler Bowers, Danville, Ky., Kawasaki (2-3)
3. Zach Ames, Prospect, Ohio, Kawasaki (1-5)
4. Kelly Smith, Ludington, Mich., KTM (6-4)
5. Gared Steinke, Woodland, Calif., Kawasaki (4-6)
6. Kyle Regal, Grand Prairie, Texas, Honda (8-2)
7. Travis Sewell, Westville, Ind., KTM (7-7)
8. Colt Nichols, S. Muskogee, Okla., Kawasaki (5-9)
9. Cory Green, Nowata, Okla., Suzuki (9-10)
10. Nathan Skaggs, Chillicothe, Ohio, Kawasaki (12-8)

Eastern Regional Arenacross Lites Class Results
1. Daniel Blair, Lodi, Calif., KTM
2. Maxx Malatia, Itasca, Ill., Honda
3. Gray Davenport, Lehi, Utah, Kawasaki
4. Kyle White, Freeport, Ill., Honda
5. Dave Ginolfi, Boston, N.J., KTM
6. Brian Alquist, LaGrange, Calif., KTM
7. Brandon Glenn, Mesquite, Texas, KTM
8. Lane Staley, Chillicothe, Ohio, KTM
9. Steven Mages, Sardinia, Ohio, Kawasaki
10. Jeremy Pronovost, St. Phillipe, Quebec, Canada, KTM

Arenacross Class Points (After Race 11 of 19)
1. Zach Ames, Prospect, Ohio, Kawasaki – 301
2. Tyler Bowers, Danville, Ky., Kawasaki – 298
3. Jacob Hayes, Greensboro, N.C., Kawasaki – 229
4. Kyle Regal, Grand Prairie, Texas, Honda – 201
5. Michael McDade, McDonald, Ohio, Kawasaki – 196
6. Cory Green, Nowata, Okla., Suzuki – 189
7. Willy Browning, Pleasantville, Ohio, KTM – 189
8. Travis Sewell, Westville, Ind., KTM – 185
9. Colt Nichols, S. Muskogee, Okla., Kawasaki – 178
10. Gared Steinke, Woodland, Calif., KTM – 169

Western Regional Arenacross Lites Class Points (After Race 3 of 10)
1. Daniel Blair, Lodi, Calif., KTM – 42
2. Steven Mages, Sardinia, Ohio, Kawasaki – 39
3. Kyle White, Freeport, Ill., Honda – 38
4. Gray Davenport, Lehi, Utah, Kawasaki – 34
5. Dave Ginolfi, Boston, N.J., KTM – 27
6. Lane Staley, Chillicothe, Ohio, KTM – 26
7. Maxx Malatia, Itasca, Ill., Honda – 25
8. Brian Alquist, LaGrange, Calif., KTM – 21
9. Ryan Breece, Athol, Idaho, Kawasaki – 14
10. Josh Diercks, Atascadero, Calif., Honda – 12

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