The much anticipated penultimate round of the 2012 AMA Arenacross series is set to take off at the Reno’s Livestock Events Center this Friday. The event will take place on this Friday and Saturday and will be followed by some amateur racing display on the following Sunday.
The much hyped penultimate round of the 2012 season of AMA Arenacross series meet the Reno’s Livestock Events Center this Friday and Saturday, with nights full of continuous racing, followed by some amateur and inexpert competition on the following Sunday. Defending champion Tyler Bowers of the AMA Arenacross Series Championship, will battle for the Babbitt’s Monster Energy/AMSOIL Kawasaki exhibited by Maxxis. Tyler has a whopping 18 points lead in the points table of this season’s standings over Jeff Gibson of team FMF Power/Poynt TUF Honda with only three main events of racing left in this season.
Last Saturday, Jeff Gibson registered his third victory of this season at the AMA Arenacross Class series, maintaining a lead for the entire 25 laps at the Fresno’s Save Mart Racing Center after hitting the holeshot quickly. Tyler passed the initial seven laps of the race stalking on Jeff Gibson. After covering him up significantly, he crashed badly and thus allowed Gibson to ride away securing the first position. While Tyler’s’ crash permitted Chad Johnson, his teammate, to presume the second position, Tyler recovered from the crash and again went pass Johnson to finish at the second spot. Johnson then managed to finish at the third spot and also currently stands at the third position in the season standings at the points table.
Kevin Markwardt of team BNTQ.Net/Tuf Honda Racing, unfolded up the main event comprising of 18laps at the Western Regional Arenacross Lites Class series by quickly hitting the holeshot. Michael McDade of team Reed and Reese Racing KTM was trailing behind at the second position after Kevin whereas Steven Mages was riding in at the third spot. After four laps passed by, McDade and Markwardt were racing pretty closely, but a small mishap between the two made McDade crash badly which eventually allowed Mages to gain over the crash and secure the second spot. Markwardt still controlled the lead.
Daniel Blair of team Team Airide KTM, McDade and Kevin Johnson of team Team Faith KTM were riding behind Mages and were giving him a tight fight. With just nine more laps to finish, the top four racers were all riding side by side of each other. Markwardt managed to gain the lead but made a mistake and crashed away. This allowed Mages to gain on it and move to the front, with Johnson and Blair in tow of him. Though Mages could check out, remaining laps of the race saw a fierce battle for the second position between Blair and Johnson. Somehow Blair could maintain the lead from Johnson to finish the race at the second spot. Johnson then appeared at the podium in the third position.