Amsoil-Arenacross-10-10-12GREENSBORO, N.C. – AMSOIL Arenacross, featuring Ricky Carmichael’s Road to Supercross, season made its return to Greensboro, N.C., and the Greensboro Coliseum on Saturday for the fourth round of the 2014 season. After a full slate of competition, Liberty, N.C., native Jacob Hayes broke through for his first career Arenacross Class overall victory in front of the hometown crowd aboard his Brewer Cycles Kawasaki. In the Eastern Regional Arenacross Lites Class, Hillview Motorsports Suzuki’s Steve Roman captured his second win of the season.

Hayes’ impressive hometown win made him the second Road to Supercross rider to claim an overall victory during the 2014 AMSOIL Arenacross season, joining Yamalube/Star Racing Yamaha’s Aaron Plessinger. Hayes has been a consistent threat at the front of the field all season, showing no intimidation towards his more experienced rivals. Road to Supercross competitor and Babbitt’s Monster Energy/AMSOIL Kawasaki presented by Maxxis rider Colt Nichols followed Hayes in second.

TZR/Woodstock KTM’s Travis Sewell grabbed the early lead in the first Arenacross Class Main Event, with Hayes and Babbitt’s Monster Energy/AMSOIL Kawasaki’s Zach Ames in tow. Ames was followed by Babbitt’s teammates Tyler Bowers and Nichols. After working on Sewell throughout the opening laps, Hayes made a pass for the lead on Lap 2 and never looked back. Despite losing the top spot, Sewell stayed close to Hayes’ rear fender and ultimately followed him to the finish in second. Ames held onto third for the majority of the 15-lap Main Event, but experienced misfortune on Lap 8 battling alongside Bowers. Ames fell to ninth while Bowers dropped outside the top 10. Nichols took advantage of his teammates’ misfortune to finish third behind Hayes and Sewell. Ames battled back to seventh with Bowers following a few positions behind in 11th.

With his third Main Event win of the season, Hayes had the distinction of selecting the inversion for the second Main Event, choosing zero.

Hayes got a great start out of the gate in the second Main Event, but Nichols moved into the early lead mere bike lengths ahead of Hayes and Motosport.com/MJM Express/Spinechillers Racing Kawasaki’s Michael McDade. The trio maintained their positions throughout the entire 15-lap race, staying within a few seconds of one another throughout. Gateway Cycles Kawasaki’s Steven Mages followed in fourth, while Bowers and Ames followed in fifth and sixth, respectively.

Hayes’ 1-2 Main Event results secured the overall, while Nichols posted his best-career finish in second (3-1). McDade (5-3) rounded out the overall podium in third.

Ames’ sixth-place overall finish helped him maintain possession of the Arenacross Class points lead. He currently holds a two-point lead over McDade, with Bowers following an additional four points back in third. Hayes moved into fourth, currently 13 points out of the lead.

In Head-to-Head Bracket Racing, Hayes capped off a memorable evening by taking the win and securing the second championship bonus point.

KMS KTM’s Dave Ginolfi raced to the early lead in the Eastern Regional Arenacross Lites Class Main Event, holding off the early advances of Roman and Fielder Electric Supply Co. Honda’s Cheyenne Harmon. Ginolfi sat at the front of the field for the first 11 laps of the main event, but Roman made an aggressive move to take over the top spot and carry it through to the finish. Ginolfi dropped to second and maintained possession of the spot for several laps before dropping off the podium in fourth. Mages surged forward from an eighth-place start to finish second while Harmon posted a career-best finish in third.

Traders Racing Kawasaki’s Tony Archer, who finished sixth, maintained possession of the Eastern Regional Arenacross Lites Class Championship points lead. He currently holds a 24-point lead over Yamaha rider Jacob Williamson.

AMSOIL Arenacross continues next weekend with the fifth round of the season from Milwaukee, Wis., and U.S. Cellular Arena for two nights of action. Racing kicks off on Friday, January 31st, followed by a second night of competition on Saturday, February 1st, beginning at 7 p.m. CT each evening.

Arenacross Class Results – Main Event 1
Jacob Hayes, Greensboro, N.C., Kawasaki
Travis Sewell, Westville, Ind., KTM
Colt Nichols, S. Muskogee, Okla., Kawasaki
Steven Mages, Sardinia, Ohio, Kawasaki
Michael McDade, McDonald, Ohio, Kawasaki
Robby Marshall, Stow, Mass., KTM
Zach Ames, Prospect, Ohio, Kawasaki
Cory Green, Nowata, Okla., Suzuki
Kyle Regal, Grand Prairie, Texas, Honda
Kelly Smith, Ludington, Mich., KTM

Arenacross Class Results – Main Event 2
Colt Nichols, S. Muskogee, Okla., Kawasaki
Jacob Hayes, Greensboro, N.C., Kawasaki
Michael McDade, McDonald, Ohio, Kawasaki
Steven Mages, Sardinia, Ohio, Kawasaki
Tyler Bowers, Danville, Ky., Kawasaki
Zach Ames, Prospect, Ohio, Kawasaki
Travis Sewell, Westville, Ind., KTM
Cory Green, Nowata, Okla., Suzuki
Kyle Regal, Grand Prairie, Texas, Honda
Jeff Gibson, Pataskala, Ohio, Honda

Arenacross Class Results – Overall (Main Event Finishes)
Jacob Hayes, Greensboro, N.C., Kawasaki (1-2)
Colt Nichols, S. Muskogee, Okla., Kawasaki (3-1)
Michael McDade, McDonald, Ohio, Kawasaki (5-3)
Steven Mages, Sardinia, Ohio, Kawasaki (4-4)
Travis Sewell, Westville, Ind., KTM (2-7)
Zach Ames, Prospect, Ohio, Kawasaki (7-6)
Tyler Bowers, Danville, Ky., Kawasaki (11-5)
Cory Green, Nowata, Okla., Suzuki (8-8)
Robby Marshall, Stow, Mass., KTM (6-11)
Kyle Regal, Grand Prairie, Texas, Honda (9-9)

Eastern Regional Arenacross Lites Class Results
1.     Steve Roman, Apollo, Pa., Suzuki
2.     Steven Mages, Sardinia, Ohio, Kawasaki
3.     Cheyenne Harmon, Olivia, Texas, Honda
4.     Dave Ginolfi, Boston, N.J., KTM
5.     Kyle White, Freeport, Ill., Honda
6.     Tony Archer, Waldorf, Md., Kawasaki
7.     Daniel Blair, Lodi, Calif., KTM
8.     Chad Wages, Frederick, Md., KTM
9.     Brandon Glenn, Mesquite, Texas, KTM
10.  Josh Struebig, Crown Point, Ind., KTM

Arenacross Class Points (After Race 6 of 19)
Zach Ames, Prospect, Ohio, Kawasaki – 151
Michael McDade, McDonald, Ohio, Kawasaki – 149
Tyler Bowers, Danville, Ky., Kawasaki – 145
Jacob Hayes, Greensboro, N.C., Kawasaki – 138
Willy Browning, Pleasantville, Ohio, KTM – 121
Colt Nichols, S. Muskogee, Okla., Kawasaki – 91
Cory Green, Nowata, Okla., Suzuki – 90
Kelly Smith, Ludington, Mich., KTM – 86
Robby Marshall, Stow, Mass., KTM – 85
Travis Sewell, Westville, Ind., KTM – 83

Eastern Regional Arenacross Lites Class Points (After Race 6 of 9)
1.     Tony Archer, Waldorf, Md., Kawasaki – 78
2.     Jacob Williamson, Swartz Creek, Mich., Yamaha – 54
3.     Brandon Glenn, Mesquite, Texas, KTM – 51
4.     Steve Roman, Apollo, Pa., Suzuki – 50
5.     Michael Lang, Saugerties, N.Y., Honda – 41
6.     Scott Zont, Algonquin, Ill., KTM – 36
7.     Keith Tucker, Furgacy-Varina, N.C., Yamaha – 33
8.     Fredrik Noren, Sweden, KTM – 28
9.     Dylan Rouse, Verona, Ky., Honda – 20
10.  Travis Delnicki, Woodstock Valley, Conn., Suzuki – 20
11.  Chad Wages, Frederick, Md., KTM – 20

The entire AMSOIL Arenacross season will air on FOX Sports 1, including re-airs on FOX Sports 2.
Live timing and scoring from each round of the AMSOIL Arenacross season returns for the 2014 season! To follow the intense racing action live, log onto www.Arenacross.com.

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