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Arenacross Hidalgo Results 2014

Saturday, March 15, 2014
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The penultimate round of the AMSOIL Arenacross, featuring Ricky Carmichael’s Road to Supercross, season marked the championship’s first visit to Texas’ Rio Grande Valley and State Farm Arena on Friday night. With just three races remaining in the Race to the Championship, the drama on the track intensified with Babbitt’s Monster Energy/AMSOIL Kawasaki presented by Maxxis rider Tyler Bowers sweeping the Arenacross Class Main Events to capture his ninth overall victory of the season and take over the points lead. In the Western Regional Arenacross Lites Class, Frontier Lubricants KTM’s Daniel Blair captured his fourth win of the season and his second of the Western Regional Championship.

Bowers began the first Arenacross Class Main Event of the night by grabbing the early lead with the PBR/TiLube/TUF Racing Honda duo of Jacob Hayes and Kyle Regal in tow. Bowers and Hayes opened a slight gap over Regal, which allowed Hayes to make a pass for the lead on Lap 5, successfully edging out Bowers at the line, but losing the spot just a short time later. Although he was tested early on, Bowers never faltered once back in the lead and took the win over Hayes, with Regal in third. Race to the Championship leader Zach Ames endured a challenging beginning aboard his Babbitt’s Monster Energy/AMSOIL Kawasaki machine. Ames was forced to transfer into the Main Event through the Last Chance Qualifer, started the Main Event in 11th, and was only able to fight his way to a ninth-place finish.

Bowers selected the inversion for the second Main Event, picking eight and inverting half of the field.

Out of the gate for the second Main Event, it was Bowers once again assuming the early lead with Hayes and Regal on his rear fender. This time, Ames got a better start and slotted himself into fourth. Just like the first Main Event, Bowers and Hayes ran close the entire race. The pair swapped quick lap times throughout, but Hayes was unable to mount a challenge. Bowers took the checkered flag nearly a second ahead of Hayes, while Regal was able to maintain possession of third for the entire Main Event. Ames followed in fourth.

Bowers’ fourth 1-1 sweep of the season easily earned him the overall after leading 29 of 30 Main Event laps. Hayes finished second (2-2), while Regal put both TUF Honda riders on the overall podium in third (3-3). Ames’ 9-4 results landed him sixth overall.

Earlier in the evening, Hayes earned an additional championship bonus point by edging out Bowers in Head-to-Head Bracket Racing.

With Bowers’ ninth win of the season, he overcame a three-point deficit to Ames in the Race to the Championship and now carries a nine-point lead over his teammate into the second night of action. Hayes’ additional bonus points in the Head-to-Head Bracket Racing also helped moved him into a tie with Ames for second, which Ames currently holds by virtue of better finishes this season.

Blair opened the Western Regional Arenacross Lites Class Main Event by edging out Team Faith/FLY Racing KTM’s Kelly Smith, who was in search of his fourth consecutive victory. The duo established a blistering pace in the opening portion of the 18-lap Main Event, which allowed them to comfortably battle out front for the lead, while TJ’s KTM rider Tyler Livesay asserted himself into podium position in third. On Lap 8, TZR/Woodstock KTM’s Josh Struebig crashed, which brought out a red flag and halted the race. The field lined up single file for a restart and when racing resumed, Blair and Smith again opened a gap on their competitors. AJ Oilfield Services Kawasaki’s Gray Davenport slipped past Livesay for third to cement his spot on the podium. Smith pressured Blair throughout the remainder of the race, with mere tenths of a second separating the two, but Blair held on to win by just under a second. Davenport followed in third.

By virtue of his podium effort, Davenport took over the Western Regional points lead and now holds a slim two-point lead over BWRengines.com Honda’s Kyle White, who finished eighth. BWRengines.com Honda’s Maxx Malatia sits in third, six points out of the lead.

The inaugural Hidalgo stop of AMSOIL Arenacross continues tomorrow with a second night of action inside State Farm Arena. Racing begins at 8 p.m. ET.

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

Arenacross Class Results – Main Event 2
1. Tyler Bowers, Danville, Ky., Kawasaki
2. Jacob Hayes, Liberty, N.C., Honda
3. Kyle Regal, Grand Prairie, Texas, Honda
4. Zach Ames, Prospect, Ohio, Kawasaki
5. Travis Sewell, Westville, Ind., KTM
6. Gared Steinke, Woodland, Calif., Kawasaki
7. Michael McDade, McDonald, Ohio, Kawasaki
8. Brandon Glenn, Mesquite, Texas, KTM
9. Colt Nichols, S. Muskogee, Okla., Kawasaki
10. Willy Browning, Pleasantville, Ohio, KTM

Arenacross Class Results – Overall (Main Event Finishes)
1. Tyler Bowers, Danville, Ky., Kawasaki (1-1)
2. Jacob Hayes, Liberty, N.C., Honda (2-2)
3. Kyle Regal, Grand Prairie, Texas, Honda (3-3)
4. Gared Steinke, Woodland, Calif., Kawasaki (5-6)
5. Travis Sewell, Westville, Ind., KTM (7-5)
6. Zach Ames, Prospect, Ohio, Kawasaki (9-4)
7. Willy Browning, Pleasantville, Ohio, KTM (6-10)
8. Michael McDade, McDonald, Ohio, Kawasaki (12-7)
9. Colt Nichols, S. Muskogee, Okla., Kawasaki (10-9)
10. Cory Green, Nowata, Okla., Suzuki (4-16)

Western Regional Arenacross Lites Class Results
1. Daniel Blair, Lodi, Calif., KTM
2. Kelly Smith, Ludington, Mich., KTM
3. Gray Davenport, Lehi, Utah, Kawasaki
4. Dave Ginolfi, Boston, N.J., KTM
5. Brandon Glenn, Mesquite, Texas, KTM
6. Maxx Malatia, Itasca, Ill., Honda
7. Tyler Livesay, Floresville, Texas, KTM
8. Kyle White, Freeport, Ill., Honda
9. Dylan Rouse, Florence, Ky., Honda
10. Cheyenne Harmon, Olivia, Texas, KTM

Arenacross Class Race to the Championship (Race 4 of 6)
1. Tyler Bowers, Danville, Ky., Kawasaki – 124
2. Zach Ames, Prospect, Ohio, Kawasaki – 115
3. Jacob Hayes, Greensboro, N.C., Honda – 115
4. Kyle Regal, Grand Prairie, Texas, Honda – 91
5. Cory Green, Nowata, Okla., Suzuki – 83
6. Travis Sewell, Westville, Ind., KTM – 82
7. Colt Nichols, S. Muskogee, Okla., Kawasaki – 80
8. Michael McDade, McDonald, Ohio, Kawasaki – 79
9. Willy Browning, Pleasantville, Ohio, KTM – 79
10. Gared Steinke, Woodland, Calif., Kawasaki – 69

Arenacross Class Points (Race 17 of 19)
11. Kelly Smith, Ludington, Mich., KTM – 284
12. Steven Mages, Sardinia, Ohio, Kawasaki – 136
13. Nathan Skaggs, Chillicothe, Ohio, Kawasaki – 116
14. Dave Ginolfi, Boston, N.J., KTM – 109
15. Kyle White, Freeport, Ill., Honda – 98
16. Jeff Gibson, Pataskala, Ohio, Honda – 90
17. Robby Marshall, Stow, Mass., KTM – 85
18. Aaron Plessinger, Hamilton, Ohio, Yamaha – 75
19. Keith Tucker, Fuquay Varina, N.C., Yamaha – 57
20. Gray Davenport, Lehi, Utah, Kawasaki – 55

Western Regional Arenacross Lites Class Points (After Race 8 of 10)
1. Gray Davenport, Lehi, Utah, Kawasaki – 99
2. Kyle White, Freeport, Ill., Honda – 97
3. Maxx Malatia, Itasca, Ill., Honda – 93
4. Dave Ginolfi, Boston, N.J., KTM – 83
5. Daniel Blair, Lodi, Calif., KTM – 69
6. Steven Mages, Sardinia, Ohio, Kawasaki – 67
7. Kelly Smith, Ludington, Mich., KTM – 47
8. Brian Alquist, LaGrange, Calif., KTM – 33
9. RJ Hampshire, Hudson, Fla., Honda – 32
10. Josh Struebig, Crown Point, Ind., KTM – 29

Saturday

AMSOIL Arenacross, featuring Ricky Carmichael’s Road to Supercross, completed its inaugural round from Hidalgo, Texas, on Saturday night inside State Farm Arena. One night after assuming control of the Race to the Championship, Babbitt’s Monster Energy/AMSOIL Kawasaki presented by Maxxis rider Tyler Bowers swept the Arenacross Class Main Events for the second straight evening to capture his 10th overall win of the season. In the Western Regional Arenacross Lites Class, grabbed his fourth win in five races and his third of the Western Regional Championship.

Bowers grabbed the early lead in the first 15-lap Arenacross Class Main Event, with Smith and PBR/TiLube/TUF Racing Honda’s Kyle Regal in second and third. PBR/TiLube/TUF Racing Honda’s Jacob Hayes started fifth while Babbitt’s Monster Energy/AMSOIL Kawasaki’s Zach Ames crossed the line in 10th after having to once again qualify for the Main Event through the Last Chance Qualifier for the second straight evening. On Lap 4, Smith encountered trouble while running second, which allowed both Regal and Hayes to assume second and third. By that point, Bowers had opened a lap of nearly five seconds and went on to take the win. Hayes moved past his teammate for second on Lap 6, and the pair maintained their positions through to the finish. Ames finished in seventh.

Bowers selected the inversion for the second Main Event and ultimately chose zero, meaning the field would remain as is for gate selection.

Bowers took control of the second Main Event by taking advantage of his first gate pick to move into the early lead. Regal and Farmers Insurance/Reynard Mods Suzuki’s Cory Green followed him, while his championship rivals Ames and Hayes started in 12th and 13th, respectively. Bowers dominated out front, leading all 15 laps and finishing over eight seconds ahead of Regal in second, while Green maintained control of third. Both Hayes and Ames slowly worked their way through traffic, with Hayes passing Ames and working his way into ninth. Ames finished 11th.

Bowers’ fifth 1-1 sweep concluded his most dominant weekend of the season, leading 59 of 60 laps across four Main Events. Regal finished second overall (3-2), while Green landed third (5-3). Hayes finished fifth overall (2-7) with Ames in 10th (7-11).

Bowers’ perfect night was capped off with a win over Regal in Head-to-Head Bracket Racing, adding another championship point to his total.

Bowers’ 10 wins and successful weekend in Hidalgo have moved him into control of the Race to the Championship with just one round remaining. Bowers holds an 18-point lead over Hayes, while Ames sits 27 points behind in third.

Smith raced to the front of the start of the 18-lap Western Regional Arenacross Lites Class Main Event, with BWRengines.com Honda’s Kyle White and KMS KTM’s Dave Ginolfi in tow. Smith established a gap of over a second on the field in the early going and White asserted himself in second. Ginolfi encountered misfortune on the opening lap, which allowed AJ Oilfield Services Kawasaki’s Gray Davenport, the championship points leader, to move into third. Out front, Smith maintained his lead and led every lap to win by nearly two seconds with White in second and Davenport in third.

Davenport maintained control of the Western Regional points lead, but White’s second place finish moved the two riders to within a single point of one another.

Earlier on Saturday afternoon, Babbitt’s Monster Energy/AMSOIL Kawasaki rider Vicki Golden made AMSOIL Arenacross history, adding to her legacy in the sport. Golden qualified to race the night program in the premier Arenacross Class, securing her third and final point in Ricky Carmichael’s Road to Supercross to become the first woman in history to earn a 250SX Class endorsement to compete in Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship.

The 2014 AMSOIL Arenacross season will take a break from competition next weekend before returning for the 12th and final round of the championship on Saturday, March 29th, from Salt Lake City’s EnergySolutions Arena. The 2014 AMSOIL Arenacross Champion will be crowned as the Race to the Championship comes to a dramatic conclusion, as will the Western Regional Arenacross Lites Class Championship. Racing begins at 9 p.m. ET.

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

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

Arenacross Class Results – Overall (Main Event Finishes)
1. Tyler Bowers, Danville, Ky., Kawasaki (1-1)
2. Kyle Regal, Grand Prairie, Texas, Honda (3-2)
3. Cory Green, Nowata, Okla., Suzuki (5-3)
4. Michael McDade, McDonald, Ohio, Kawasaki (4-6)
5. Jacob Hayes, Liberty, N.C., Honda (2-7)
6. Willy Browning, Pleasantville, Ohio, KTM (8-4)
7. Travis Sewell, Westville, Ind., KTM (9-5)
8. Gared Steinke, Woodland, Calif., Kawasaki (6-9)
9. Kelly Smith, Ludington, Mich., KTM (10-8)
10. Zach Ames, Prospect, Ohio, Kawasaki (7-11)

Western Regional Arenacross Lites Class Results
1. Kelly Smith, Ludington, Mich., KTM
2. Kyle White, Freeport, Ill., Honda
3. Gray Davenport, Lehi, Utah, Kawasaki
4. Dave Ginolfi, Boston, N.J., KTM
5. Cheyenne Harmon, Olivia, Texas, KTM
6. Maxx Malatia, Itasca, Ill., Honda
7. Brandon Glenn, Mesquite, Texas, KTM
8. Daniel Blair, Lodi, Calif., KTM
9. Dylan Rouse, Florence, Ky., Honda
10. Davey Sterritt, Athens, N.Y., KTM

Arenacross Class Race to the Championship (Race 5 of 6)
1. Tyler Bowers, Danville, Ky., Kawasaki – 158
2. Jacob Hayes, Greensboro, N.C., Honda – 140
3. Zach Ames, Prospect, Ohio, Kawasaki – 131
4. Kyle Regal, Grand Prairie, Texas, Honda – 121
5. Cory Green, Nowata, Okla., Suzuki – 110
6. Michael McDade, McDonald, Ohio, Kawasaki – 104
7. Travis Sewell, Westville, Ind., KTM – 103
8. Willy Browning, Pleasantville, Ohio, KTM – 102
9. Colt Nichols, S. Muskogee, Okla., Kawasaki – 90
10. Gared Steinke, Woodland, Calif., Kawasaki – 89

Arenacross Class Points (Race 18 of 19)
11. Kelly Smith, Ludington, Mich., KTM – 301
12. Steven Mages, Sardinia, Ohio, Kawasaki – 136
13. Dave Ginolfi, Boston, N.J., KTM – 116
14. Nathan Skaggs, Chillicothe, Ohio, Kawasaki – 116
15. Kyle White, Freeport, Ill., Honda – 98
16. Jeff Gibson, Pataskala, Ohio, Honda – 90
17. Robby Marshall, Stow, Mass., KTM – 85
18. Aaron Plessinger, Hamilton, Ohio, Yamaha – 75
19. Keith Tucker, Fuquay Varina, N.C., Yamaha – 57
20. Daniel Blair, Lodi, Calif., KTM – 55
21. Gray Davenport, Lehi, Utah, Kawasaki – 55

Western Regional Arenacross Lites Class Points (After Race 9 of 10)
1. Gray Davenport, Lehi, Utah, Kawasaki – 113
2. Kyle White, Freeport, Ill., Honda – 112
3. Maxx Malatia, Itasca, Ill., Honda – 104
4. Dave Ginolfi, Boston, N.J., KTM – 96
5. Daniel Blair, Lodi, Calif., KTM – 78
6. Steven Mages, Sardinia, Ohio, Kawasaki – 69
7. Kelly Smith, Ludington, Mich., KTM – 63
8. Brian Alquist, LaGrange, Calif., KTM – 37
9. Josh Struebig, Crown Point, Ind., KTM – 35
10. Cheyenne Harmon, Olivia, Texas, KTM – 33

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