Amsoil-Arenacross-10-10-12AURORA, Ill. – Feld Motor Sports has announced that tickets are now on sale for the 2014 AMSOIL Arenacross, featuring Ricky Carmichael’s Road to Supercross season. Log onto Arenacross.com, the official website of AMSOIL Arenacross, to see the schedule and purchase tickets.

The 2014 AMSOIL Arenacross season will kick off on Friday, January 3, with two nights of action from Worcester, Mass., and the DCU Center. From there, the schedule will travel throughout the country, across 11 additional states before crowning a champion on Saturday, April 5, from EnergySolutions Arena in Salt Lake City.

Irvine, Calif. (February 4, 2013) -  Halfway through the 2013 AMA Arenacross season, Round 5 took place at Cedar Park Center in Cedar Park, Texas. Team Babbitt’s Monster Energy/Amsoil Kawasaki presented by Maxxis took the top two spots of the podium on both Friday and Saturday, with Tyler Bowers taking both wins. Bowers swept both main events on Friday and took both checkered flags on Saturday, but controversy over what lap the checkered flag came out credited Bowers with second place. His 1-2 score still gave him the overall to dominant the weekend. Teammate Zach Ames returned to the podium finishing second overall on both nights. Tyler Villopoto finished fourth and third in the two Arenacross Lites main events, but crashes and nagging injuries kept him from the front in the Arenacross class.

AURORA, Ill. – GoPro, the world’s most versatile camera, has extended its involvement with Feld Motor Sports® by becoming the Official and Exclusive Sports Camera of AMSOIL Arenacross, featuring Ricky Carmichael’s Road to Supercross. The growing company will partner with AMSOIL Arenacross for the first time in 2013 and its sponsorship initiatives are already in full effect at all rounds of the championship.

During each unprecedented SPEED broadcast of AMSOIL Arenacross, fans at home will enjoy the “The GoPro Track Preview,” a rider’s perspective of each track, captured with GoPro’s brand new HERO3 camera mounted to the riders’ chest or helmet. This immersive experience gives fans a feel for what it’s like to be a professional arenacross racer, navigating the technical obstacles while maintaining high speed. The GoPro Track Preview airs during each AMSOIL Arenacross broadcast on SPEED during the entire 2013 season.

Irvine, Calif. – Babbitt’s Monster Energy Amsoil Kawasaki’s Tyler Bowers arrived at Livestock Events Center in Reno, Nev., looking to get a lock on the AMA Arenacross Class championship. Bowers did all he could to wrap up the title early by winning both nights, but came up just shy and now holds a 24-point lead. Teammate Chad Johnson started the weekend with a fourth-place finish on Friday, but could not replicate that performance on Saturday. Johnson finished ninth, but remains comfortably third overall in the championship points. Kawasaki privateer Zach Ames had another great finish, taking third on Saturday and currently sits fifth in the points standings.

Going into Reno, Bowers had an 18-point lead and was hoping to wrap up the Arenacross Class Championship a weekend early. The battle began early on Friday in the heat race as Bowers was pressuring for the lead and the racing started to get aggressive. He decided with the championship almost a wrap, he’d save his energy for when it counts in the main event. Bowers grabbed another great start on his KX™250F and it was game on. He battled wheel-to-wheel both nights giving the fans some of the best racing of the season.

“On Friday, I tried to pressure the leader into a mistake, but he wasn’t cracking,” said Bowers. “So about halfway through the main, I was able to do a couple sprint laps to get by him and sprint away to get the win. On Saturday, I slept on the gate and came out of the first turn barely within the top ten and had to chase down the leader. I made my way through the pack quick and tried to force the leader into a mistake. He bobbled at the end of the whoops where I got around, but he stayed close behind. All I could do was win the race and see if it was enough to wrap up the championship.”

With 12 wins under his belt, Bowers now has a 24-point lead and only needs to qualify for the main event next weekend to win the championship.

With two wins this season, Johnson was looking to climb back on top of the podium this weekend. He got a mid-pack start and started making his way forward on the longer than average track. Friday, he got within striking distance of a podium finish, but had to settle for fourth. On Saturday, Johnson had some issues adjusting to the higher elevation of Reno, Nev., but had everything sorted out for the main event.

“I got a pretty decent start on Saturday, but I put myself on the ground a few laps later,” said Johnson after a ninth place finish. “I made my way up into fifth and ran to shove it to the inside of the next guy and lost my front end. This week I’m really going to concentrate on starts so that I can stay out of the chaos and ride upfront.”

Usually the riders only have to worry about the track and the competition when they show up for a race. Livestock Events Center not only provided a longer, more challenging track, but Reno’s elevation of over 4,500 feet was an additional challenge for the riders and teams.

“This weekend we had a supercross triple which normally we’d be able to do no problem, but because of the elevation it made everything a bit tougher,” said Johnson. However, the elevation did not affect all riders adversely as Kawasaki KX250F rider Zach Ames got himself a podium finish on Saturday night, taking third.

Next weekend the AMA Arenacross Series heads to the final round at Target Center in Minneapolis, Minn., where Bowers will look to once again be crowned as Arenacross Champion.

PICKERINGTON, Ohio — The American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) is pleased to announce the 2012 AMA Pro/Am Motocross schedule. AMA Pro/Am Motocross provides the proving ground for amateur racers to earn the credentials they need to line up at an AMA Supercross or AMA Pro Racing Motocross event.

“AMA Pro/Am Motocross represents the pinnacle of amateur motocross competition,” said AMA Director of Racing Joe Bromley. “Racers at these events compete at premier tracks around the country for the points, purse money and contingency that will help them get to the next level — AMA Supercross and AMA Pro Racing Motocross.

“This year’s schedule is one of the best ever, with more than 40 events at some of the country’s most challenging race tracks run by the sport’s top promoters and organizers. This schedule is designed to test riders with top competition and national-caliber tracks and prepare them for the pro ranks.”

Bromley added that the current AMA Pro/Am Motocross schedule is just the start for 2012 and that additional events will be added and announced throughout the course of the season.

Irvine, Calif. – Kawasaki’s Vicki Golden dominated the Women’s Motocross event at X Games 17, winning both her heat and taking home the gold in the main event. The Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles, Calif. was filled with dirt and setup similar to an Arenacross track, but with some very unique features. Golden excelled around the tight track, navigating the myriad of obstacles with precision. In the middle of the track was a 65-foot ramp-to-dirt jump, which didn’t slow Golden for a second. She flew over the massive jump with style every lap, throwing her bike sideways with a fist in the air as she flew past the checkered flag. Kawasaki rider and French-national Livia Lancelot rode solid throughout the event to finish third, taking home the bronze medal. Sara Price qualified for the main event, but after getting tangled with another rider finished in fourth.

Good as Golden

The tight track setup inside the Staples Center couldn’t have worked out better for Golden. She has been working hard and putting in a lot of time racing the guys on Arenacross tracks over the past year. This year Golden became the first woman ever to qualify for a main event in the AMA Arenacross Lites class. When she got on the track at X Games 17 she really exuded confidence on every part of the track, from the whoops to the massive ramp jump. Golden easily won her heat and advanced to the final where she grabbed the holeshot and checked out. She was the fastest out of the gate, smoothest over the whoops, and most stylish off the huge jump aboard her Kawasaki KX™250F. Golden’s impressive riding resulted in her first ever medal at the X Games, with gold.

The French Connection

Lancelot came to America on loan from the Bud Racing Team in Europe a couple weeks ago and went immediately to work perfecting her supercross style. Fresh off the plane, she came to Kawasaki and began testing her on new KX250F. Lancelot arrived at the X Games feeling confident even though she had never raced anything like the unique track. She adapted to the foreign track quickly, successfully navigating the awkward wooden drop-in ramp and ramp-to-dirt jump. At the first indoor race of her life, Lancelot finished with a bronze medal amidst the world’s best athletes.

Solid Effort

Price finished second behind Golden the first heat, and was feeling good going into the main event. She had a crash in the first lap, after getting tangled with another rider, which prevented her from getting back into medal contention. Price dusted herself off and finished the race on the bubble.

KX Proof

The X Games 17 Women’s Moto X event was dominated by green bikes, from start to finish. By the main event, 75% of the bikes on the line were Kawasaki KX250Fs. After 16 whoop-filled laps, the KX250F came out on top, delivering both Golden and Lancelot medals.