Amsoil-Arenacross-10-10-12AURORA, Ill. – The opening round of AMSOIL Arenacross, featuring Ricky Carmichael’s Road to Supercross, set the tone for what should be an exciting season of competition as three different winners emerged from the four Arenacross Class Main Events. On the heels of back-to-back runner-up finishes over the weekend, Babbitt’s Monster Energy/AMSOIL Kawasaki presented by Maxxis’ Zach Ames sits atop the championship standings heading into the second round of action this weekend from Baltimore. Two nights of racing inside Baltimore Arena begin Friday, January 10, and conclude Saturday, January 11.

While reigning three-time Arenacross Class Champion Tyler Bowers began the season with an impressive Main Event sweep on opening night in Worcester, Mass., he experienced misfortune aboard his Babbitt’s Monster Energy/AMSOIL Kawasaki during each Main Event on Night Two. Ames, who challenged his teammate en route to second last Friday, capitalized on Bowers’ hard luck with another second-place performance behind Saturday night winner and Motorsport.com/Spinechillers Racing Kawasaki rider Michael McDade. Ames’ consistency gives last year’s championship runner-up a slim one-point advantage over McDade heading into Baltimore.

Amsoil-Arenacross-10-10-12AURORA, Ill. – Feld Motor Sports® announced today that Motorcycle Mechanics Institute (MMI) will become one of the newest sponsors of AMSOIL Arenacross, featuring Ricky Carmichael’s Road to Supercross. This multi-year agreement is MMI’s first sponsorship of AMSOIL Arenacross.

At the core of MMI’s support of the world’s most intense racing is the MMI/Ricky Carmichael Scholarship, which awards $20,000 to help a deserving recipient attend the nation’s leading provider of post-secondary education for students seeking careers as professional motorcycle technicians. Additionally, MMI’s presence will be seen at the races through track signage, jumbotron commercials, PA announcements, and exhibit space at the Monster Energy Track Party.

“I have been fortunate to make a career and achieve my dreams through motorcycle racing, and the MMI/Ricky Carmichael Scholarship will provide an aspiring motorcycle technician the opportunity to follow his dreams,” said five-time Monster Energy Supercross Champion Ricky Carmichael. “This is a great way for the fans of AMSOIL Arenacross to pursue a career as a motorcycle technician”

Amsoil-Arenacross-10-10-12AURORA, Ill. – Feld Motor Sports announced today that the television broadcast of the 2013 AMSOIL Arenacross, Featuring Ricky Carmichael’s Road to Supercross, race from Kansas City on SPEED won a Bronze Telly Award. The 34th Annual Telly Awards, which awards outstanding local, regional and cable TV commercials and programs, received 12,000 entries from all 50 states.

“This is a major accomplishment for the AMSOIL Arenacross, and this could not be achieved without the help and support from everyone involved with the sport – from the riders and teams to our production crew,” said Michael Prince, vice president, Feld Motor Sports.

CEDAR PARK, Texas – The fifth round of AMSOIL Arenacross, featuring Ricky Carmichael’s Road to Supercross, kicked off on Friday evening with the first of two nights of action from the Cedar Park Center. It was a dominant night for Babbitt’s Monster Energy/AMSOIL Kawasaki presented by Maxxis’ Tyler Bowers on Friday, as the championship points leader swept each of the Main Events to claim his sixth overall victory of the year. In the Arenacross Lites Class, Ticketwow Honda’s Michael Lang capitalized on a late pass to grab the win.

As the gate dropped on the first Main Event of the Arenacross Class, Motosport.com/JBR/Spinechillers Racing KTM’s Nathan Skaggs positioned himself in lead out of the first corner with Bowers and Team Faith/FLY Racing KTM’s Kelly Smith in tow. On Lap 3, Bowers made his move on Skaggs and took over the top spot. Once out front, he pulled away from the field and cruised to victory.

AURORA, Ill. – The new AMSOIL Arenacross, featuring Ricky Carmichael’s Road to Supercross, heads to Texas this weekend with two nights of racing from Cedar Park, located minutes outside of Austin, and its second visit to the Cedar Park Center. After capturing his fifth overall victory of the season last weekend in Tulsa, Okla., Babbitt’s Monster Energy/ASMOIL Kawasaki presented by Maxxis’ Tyler Bowers will lead the field into action, carrying a 38-point lead into Friday and Saturday night.

Once again, the two Main Event format proved to play a major role in the outcome of last Saturday’s overall results. After winning his 10th Main Event of the season, Bowers was forced to overcome an eight-rider inversion heading into the second Main Event. The points leader chose an inside starting position on the second row, and Bowers emerged with a podium spot out of the first corner. After making quick work to move into second, Bowers set his sights on Mosites Motorsports Kawasaki’s Michael McDade. The duo opened a lead on the field with McDade holding off Bowers to claim his third Main Event win of the season. However, by virtue of finishing first and second, Bowers earned the overall. Bowers added to his lead in the points by claiming his second Head-to-Head Bracket Racing showdown of the season and the championship point that comes with it.

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.

TULSA, Okla. – It was a memorable night for AMSOIL Arenacross, featuring Ricky Carmichael’s Road to Supercross, on Saturday as Ricky Carmichael, five time Monster Energy Supercross Champion, was on hand inside the BOK Center, in Tulsa, Okla., to watch a captivating night of action won by Babbitt’s Monster Energy/AMSOIL Kawasaki presented by Maxxis teammates Tyler Bowers, in the Arenacross Class, and Tyler Villopoto in the Arenacross Lites Class. Carmichael made his first AMSOIL Arenacross appearance of the 2013 season at the fourth stop of the championship, serving as the guest of honor for the sport’s first visit to Tulsa since the 2011 season.

Carmichael began his day by taking to the track alongside the stars of AMSOIL Arenacross in practice, laying down some hot laps and getting a sense of the highly technical abilities of these riders. After spending the afternoon in the pits with the riders and team personnel, Carmichael welcomed fans at the pre-race Monster Energy Track Party, signing autographs and taking pictures for those who attended. A little later, he brought the crowd to its feet when he officially welcomed Tulsa fans to the all new AMSOIL Arenacross with a lap around the track during opening ceremonies. After assisting with some broadcast duties during the races, Carmichael joined the riders at the post-race autograph session, thanking fans for their support of AMSOIL Arenacross.